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Neil Caldwell has discovered a way to safely (I assume) dye bacon. Why? More like why the hell not? You see, friends, the bacon bar has been set pretty high with all of the miraculous bacon products that are available today. Bacon floss, bacon popcorn, bacon mayonnaise, bacon vodka... The list goes on! And while the bacon industry continues to succeed all other foods that begin with "b", the sky is still the limit. If rainbow bacon will bring us one step closer to my fantasy bacon helicopter then by golly, I support it (even if I don't want to eat it).
...But if I have to, I'll have a pink slice please.
That's how I do math. Uhn!
Tenso Graphic's Math print is available from Society6 for $30.00. Mind you, I do have a birthday coming up in less than a month. I'm not saying, I'm just saying. And if you're more into tees (or giving tees, ahem) keep your fingers crossed for Math to make the Threadless cut.
P.S. I will also be accepting $30.00 in cash come this year's birthday. Just saying (not saying).
Sorry about the MegaVideo clip. It's not necessarily my favorite player, but it looks like Vimeo is having some technical difficulties with Gorillaz's latest video, a crazy mix of ultra violence and sea lore, for "On Melancholy Hill". You know, last time I saw a squid in someone's mouth, it was going in, not coming out. Nonetheless, this is a nice change. I prefer to keep my Asian extreme films separate from my music videos (sorry, Old Boy).
At this moment I would like to take a moment to thank Gorillaz. I understand that love is blind and all, hence why I have no problem looking over the Eddy Grant/"Stylo" scandal, but damn do I love you. Thank you for making me so damn happy for the past 10 years.
And because I could use a good beat and some Bruce Willis, here's a little "Stylo" for everyone.
Ladies and gentlemen, please proceed with caution. As with all things Hello Kitty, we walk a fine line between sweet nostalgia and catastrophic disaster. And after 50 years of keeping it real, Dr. Martens will be teaming up with Sanrio to do what they do best: make boots.
Dare I say I am in love? Because I think... I think I love them... Man, I have no chance of growing up, do I? But hey, if you're still 16 and adorable or for some mysterious reason the world still revolves around you despite how ridiculous you look, then I bear good news. Come September 1st, the Sanrio Doc collection will be available in stores. The 1460 8-eye boots will retail for $135.00-$165.00 and the Mary Janes will go for $120.00. Not bad for Docs. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to have a little talk with myself about finances and being/looking like an adult. If all goes well, I will not be wearing giant white boots with bows by the fall. You know, for the rest of the world's benefit.
The storm drains of Sao Paolo, Brazil have a lot to say. And while you would have thought these underestimated and unappreciated citizens to the city were busy being affixed to the cement and pavement, it looks like they've been able to get around none the less.
This guy reminds me of the storm drain I was watching this weekend. We had a bit of a monsoon and I'm pretty sure, with all that water rushing into his mouth, he was saying "I'm thirsty, I'm thirsty!". After a little while he seemed to get his fill because everything else just flooded the intersection. I wonder what the storm drain in front of my house has to say. I'll ask him when I go home tonight. You know, introduce myself.
Check out more awesome Brazilian storm drain graffiti here!
If you've been watching the World Cup, then you're probably more than familiar with the torturous sound of the vuvuzela, a horn that was delivered to South Africa by the devil himself. So why is the vuvuzela so horrible? Trevor Cox, president of the UK Institute of Acoustics has an explanation.
The vuvuzela is like a straightened trumpet and is played by blowing a raspberry into the mouthpiece. The player's lips open and close about 235 times a second, sending puffs of air down the tube, which excite resonance of the air in the conical bore. A single vuvuzela played by a decent trumpeter is reminiscent of a hunting horn – but the sound is less pleasing when played by the average football fan, as the note is imperfect and fluctuates in frequency. It sounds more like an elephant trumpeting. This happens because the player does not keep the airflow and motion of the lips consistent.
Trevor forgot to include what it was that we have all done to deserve this kind of torture. Maybe that's just a question with no answer. Anyway, over in this corner of the world, we have no vuvuzelas to play, but if you have an iPhone/iPad, you can make the second most annoying sound ever: a phony vuvuzela.
Check out the Vuvuzela 2010 iPhone ap here. It may be a good idea to prepare your will beforehand...