December 14, 2007

Dunny

was about to post a great anatomical poster for the iconic Dunny, then realized maybe i am the only one who knows of him. so, before i get anatomical, il start from the get go.
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"Dunny is an action figure made of soft, smooth vinyl. Dunny was created to be customized in a broad variety of styles by diverse artists working in different mediums."

HERE is the Dunny home page and Superior gallery of all Dunny's thus far.

and now, on to the beauty of the poster previously mentioned

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December 9, 2007

Japanese Food Pyramid (anti-Pyramid?)

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50 answers

great comic form page that answers 50 very common and useful questions.

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December 2, 2007

Transhumanism

"I’m a modern man, a man for the millennium. Digital and smoke free. A diversified multi-cultural, post-modern deconstruction that is anatomically and ecologically incorrect. I’ve been up linked and downloaded, I’ve been inputted and outsourced, I know the upside of downsizing, I know the downside of upgrading. I’m a high-tech low-life. A cutting edge, state-of-the-art bi-coastal multi-tasker and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond! I’m new wave, but I’m old school and my inner child is outward bound. I’m a hot-wired, heat seeking, warm-hearted cool customer, voice activated and bio-degradable. I interface with my database, my database is in cyberspace, so I’m interactive, I’m hyperactive and from time to time I’m radioactive. Behind the eight ball, ahead of the curve, ridin the wave, dodgin the bullet and pushin the envelope. I’m on-point, on-task, on-message and off drugs. I’ve got no need for coke and speed. I've got no urge to binge and purge. I’m in-the-moment, on-the-edge, over-the-top and under-the-radar. A high-concept, low-profile, medium-range ballistic missionary. A street-wise smart bomb. A top-gun bottom feeder. I wear power ties, I tell power lies, I take power naps and run victory laps. I’m a totally ongoing big-foot, slam-dunk, rainmaker with a pro-active outreach. A raging workaholic. A working rageaholic. Out of rehab and in denial! I’ve got a personal trainer, a personal shopper, a personal assistant and a personal agenda. You can’t shut me up. You can’t dumb me down because I’m tireless and I’m wireless, I’m an alpha male on beta-blockers. I’m a non-believer and an over-achiever, laid-back but fashion-forward. Up-front, down-home, low-rent, high-maintenance. Super-sized, long-lasting, high-definition, fast-acting, oven-ready and built-to-last! I’m a hands-on, foot-loose, knee-jerk head case pretty maturely post-traumatic and I’ve got a love-child that sends me hate mail. But, I’m feeling, I’m caring, I’m healing, I’m sharing-- a supportive, bonding, nurturing primary care-giver. My output is down, but my income is up. I took a short position on the long bond and my revenue stream has its own cash-flow. I read junk mail, I eat junk food, I buy junk bonds and I watch trash sports! I’m gender specific, capital intensive, user-friendly and lactose intolerant. I like rough sex. I like tough love. I use the “F” word in my emails and the software on my hard-drive is hardcore--no soft porn. I bought a microwave at a mini-mall; I bought a mini-van at a mega-store. I eat fast-food in the slow lane. I’m toll-free, bite-sized, ready-to-wear and I come in all sizes. A fully-equipped, factory-authorized, hospital-tested, clinically-proven, scientifically- formulated medical miracle. I’ve been pre-wash, pre-cooked, pre-heated, pre-screened, pre-approved, pre-packaged, post-dated, freeze-dried, double-wrapped, vacuum-packed and, I have an unlimited broadband capacity. I’m a rude dude, but I’m the real deal. Lean and mean! Cocked, locked and ready-to-rock. Rough, tough and hard to bluff. I take it slow, I go with the flow, I ride with the tide. I’ve got glide in my stride. Drivin and movin, sailin and spinin, jiving and groovin, wailin and winnin. I don’t snooze, so I don’t lose. I keep the pedal to the metal and the rubber on the road. I party hearty and lunch time is crunch time. I’m hangin in, there ain’t no doubt and I’m hangin tough, over and out!"
-George Carlin

SCOFITZ

designed these tee shirts for my friends band, SCOFITZ, not sure what that means, but the shirts came out really good

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Vintage Hotel

I stayed in a really rad early 70's hotel this week, complete with chrome faced alarm clock built into the headboard.
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Devil Robots 10 Year Anniversary

Devil Robot just released a gorgeous special edition 10 year toy pair.
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November 19, 2007

Sometimes the lines get blurred

One of my favorite things ever is when the lines between pop culture and reality are ambiguously blurred beyond recognition.......
(if the video is down again, search YOU TUBE for "huckabee norris")

November 17, 2007

How to vol. 4

Travel in style
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November 15, 2007

NiggyTardust

The mouth artist and slam poet Saul Williams has a new album out for a $5 donation, or for free. they can both be found on his PAGE now.

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How to vol. 3

Ride a bike in NYC

November 12, 2007

Wu-tang mixtape

Loud.com is hosting a free download of a great 29 track Wu-tang mix tape. lots of B sides and unreleased stuff. Go HERE to get it (you have to sign up to their page to get the download, but well worth the 2 minutes of hassle)
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google vs google

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November 10, 2007

Bike Trip

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did about 60 miles of biking, camping and hiking this weekend, see the full size images of my Mt Aso trip HERE

October 28, 2007

oh kids....

this is what happens when you let a 6 year old japanese kid draw you!
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Jape - Floating


October 24, 2007

D.A.N.C.E.

nice photo from a party my friends threw over the weekend

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October 21, 2007

cupping...who me?

this sign seriously says that touching stranger asses in public is a crime

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scootin

i just found this photo on my friends blog, he took it in front of his store in downtown kumamoto, ahhhh....


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October 16, 2007

unlpugged

been unplugged for a while. during my absence i watched sicko, embarrassing pretty much sums it up, hung out in the solitude of my friends friends cabin, listened to dj nick sandoval's new 80 min dance mix, read daniel quinn's ishmael, found a great break dancing french toy, listened to the beatles entire uk collection compressed into one hour and ate some great mexican food.
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October 10, 2007

Widelux and Mr Bridges

Stumbled on 2 closely related gems today while madly dashing my way through the series of tubes we so calmly call the "internet".

1- jeff bridges home page.

B- widelux F-8

Actor Jeff Bridges keeps a really beautifully put together page, it so fun and playful, makes you want to open and close all the doors he put in front of you. Behind one of the doors, is info about his love for amateur photography, more specifically, his love for shooting black and white panoramics with a vintage widelux F-8. he recently published a book of his photos from behind the scenes of his films. both are very worth investigating for yourself, i promise.

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Gadget, noise canceling headphones

just picked up the new Audio-technica active noise canceling headphones. If you arnt familiar with this technology, they basically throw out an opposing sound wave to kill incoming unwanted noise.

+ no longer hear crying babies, old ladies comparing vegetable prices, J-pop leaking out of teenage cell phones

+ superior sound; highs and lows

+ really comfy

- i kind of look like i should be working on the deck of an aircraft carrier

Buy them for less that half of the MSRP HERE

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October 9, 2007

Apple goes COLOR, kind of...

Want an iPod or iMac color that apple doesnt offer? fear not, Colorware will take care of that for you. A bit pricy, about $75 for pods and iphones, and around $400 for macs. check out their great interactive design page HERE.

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October 7, 2007

INLAND EMPIRE

David Lynch's new film, INLAND EMPIRE, opened nationwide in japan last night. here is my tale or horror, awe and unparalleled hallucinatory confusion.

7:26 pm - enter 50 seat theater with bottle of water and bag of peanuts

7:34 pm - lights dim, hiding the faces of all 8 people in attendance

7:40 pm - slight smile creeps onto my face at the realization of a full length feature shot via hand held dv.

7:41 pm - 10:32 pm - trying to climb out of the rabbbit hole that dropped me in a rabbbit hole that dropped me in a rabbbit hole that dropped me in a rabbbit hole.

10:33 pm - exit theater with 5 other patrons (somehow in the explosion we lost 2 men)

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October 6, 2007

8 bit world

Does it get much better than a clip on 8 bit tie for 20 bucks?

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Oh Shoplifting...

Dear Kanye west,
Million dollar videos are for assholes, $3 imovie videos are really cool.



ps. i think your the most arrogant pompous shithead alive.

October 4, 2007

it's up to you...

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my friend is a prostitute, a really beautiful and successful prostitute. she has been at it for a long time, and very good at what she does. i am excited to announce that after all these years she is finally free of the constant back handing dished out by her pimp, and is only now experiencing honest freedom. due to her financial success, she no longer does what she does for the money, she does it because she truly loves her work. because of this, she has decided that her customers no longer pay the rate that her pimp previously required, but now get to pay what ever they think her product is worth, no really, its up to you! wait... i think im getting this confused with Radioheads's new album

iPod Death Calculator

this page does some calculations with you ipod usage habits to figure out how much time you have left in the lifespan of you battery. check using your serial number HERE. the following photo seems to be the fate of my little companion :(

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October 3, 2007

Pola-roll

took some great photos last night, scanned them, was going to cut them up in photoshop, but they are kind of nice the way they are. read a little story about my night...
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Yubz handheld

Want an old hand held for skype calls on your mac or pc? then Yubz has the product your looking for. Rad design, killer colors, and it can be yours for the low low introductory price of only one payment of $44
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October 2, 2007

Sunshine vs. Monster's Ball

strolling through the isles of my local video rental shop today, and much to my surprise is Danny Boyle's newest film, sunshine. i was a bit confused because its fairly new, and japan typically gets film muuuuuch later than the states.
watched it, enjoyed the nerdyness, found the unrealistic science easy to overlook due to the great slow panning shots that mr boyle has made a fine career out of.
as the credits roll, i notice that DNA films is responsible for the making of sunshine, which is based in London, which tells me all about why i am renting this film in japan and you are not (assuming you are in the states), which is the same reason that i read Haruki Murakami's newest book, after dark, 2 years ago (it just hit stores in USA this summer), which is why the absolute greedy lock down of anything coming from, managed or produced by, or having anything at all to do with anybody or thing in the states is mind numbing and eventually counterproductive. any suggestions as to how releasing monster's ball on dvd in japan this month is a good idea from the studio that made, promoted and released it elsewhere 6 years ago? yeah, me neither

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24 season WOOOOH!

(this is the actual poster)
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Prinzhorn Dance School - Crackerjack Docker

September 30, 2007

Hotel Chevalier

like OMG, have you seen wes anderson's prequel film to the darjeeling limited? why not? its free, its awesome, its better than reading my blog, get OVER THERE!!
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2000 frames per second

Hamster Wheel Pedometer

ever come home from work and your hamster is all pissed off because he/she was exercising all day but has no idea exactly how far he/she has gone or how many calories he/she had burned? your worries can now be put behind you, thanks to the hamster wheel pedometer.

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September 27, 2007

Gadget, Canon 400D

picked up the newestish canon SLR camera back in january, and have really been beating it up for the past 9 months. here is what i think about it.

+ takes great pics in 6 different modes
+ up to 10.1 megapix (raw)
+ an infinite amount of accessories (lenses, flashes, battery mods, cases...)
+ tourist auto mode if you cant be bothered to set up a great shot
+ bulb mode for trigger shooting
+ automatically reconfigures for portrait position
+ really simple to use, some SLR's can be a bit intimidating, but this cam is pretty stripped down
+ 2.5 inch LCD
+ .2 second start up time
- kind of heavy
- kind of fragile
- kind of pricey (was around 1,000 bucks, can be found now for $600)
Final score: if you want more than your point and shoot has to offer, this is a wonderful direction to go.

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How to vol. 2

How to search google for mp3's.

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) " ENTER SEARCH HERE"

Gorky

whats that? you've been wanting to hear Brazilian dj gorky from Bonde do Rolê play a 37 minute power dance set? well, todays your lucky day. it sounds like Brazilians are have a lot of fun right now. stream it HERE or or right click and "save as" to have your very own copy forever.

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September 25, 2007

Toys & Gadgets

so.. i decided today that i need to be posting more about toys and gadgets. so if you're into toys and gadgets, you're in the right place, if you're not into toys and gadgets, uhhh... play along anyway and maybe you'll understand why the right toys and gadgets are so bad ass! and now, on with the toys and gadgets!

Secret Base
my friends friend started this really tough design studio, production facility and retail shop in Shibuya. HERE is his page. Here are a few of his sinister toys.

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The Black Ghosts - Some Way Through This

If Michel Gondry and Philip K Dick had a love child, it would go a little something like this....

Toilets

ate dinner in a 100 year old restaurant tonight, took theses great photos of the toilets in the mens room. the first is a porcelain urinal, the second is a granite and porcelain squatter.
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September 24, 2007

Self Comment

this is a self comment about the last post, "muslim id's". after posting about an hour ago, i started thinking....this idea of the majority religion of a country wanting the members of another faith to wear badges sounds so familiar... hmm... i cant quite put my finger on it... think ian, think... one group wanting another to be visually identifiable... hmm... oh yeah, it was called Nazi Germany. Sickening. While we are on the topic, read THIS great post about modern american nazis by my friend joe surdna.

Muslim ID's

terrorist-humping idiots


A Feeling I'm Being Had

by Scott Adams

I was happy to hear that NYC didn't allow Iranian President Ahmadinejad to place a wreath at the WTC site. And I was happy that Columbia University is rescinding the offer to let him speak. If you let a guy like that express his views, before long the entire world will want freedom of speech.

I hate Ahmadinejad for all the same reasons you do. For one thing, he said he wants to "wipe Israel off the map." Scholars tell us the correct translation is more along the lines of wanting a change in Israel's government toward something more democratic, with less gerrymandering. What an ass-muncher!

Ahmadinejad also called the holocaust a "myth." Fuck him! A myth is something a society uses to frame their understanding of their world, and act accordingly. It's not as if the world created a whole new country because of holocaust guilt and gives it a free pass no matter what it does. That's Iranian crazy talk. Ahmadinejad can blow me.

Most insulting is the fact that "myth" implies the holocaust didn't happen. Fuck him for saying that! He also says he won't dispute the historical claims of European scientists. That is obviously the opposite of saying the holocaust didn't happen, which I assume is his way of confusing me. God-damned fucker.

Furthermore, why does an Iranian guy give a speech in his own language except for using the English word "myth"? Aren't there any Iranian words for saying a set of historical facts has achieved an unhealthy level of influence on a specific set of decisions in the present? He's just being an asshole.

Ahmadinejad believes his role is to pave the way for the coming of the Twelfth Imam. That's a primitive apocalyptic belief! I thank Jesus I do not live in a country led by a man who believes in that sort of bullshit. Imagine how dangerous that would be, especially if that man had the launch codes for nuclear weapons.

The worst of the worst is that Ahmadinejad's country is helping the Iraqis kill American soldiers. If Iran ever invades Canada, I think we'd agree the best course of action for the United States is to be constructive and let things sort themselves out. Otherwise we'd be just as evil as the Iranians. Those fuckers.

Those Iranians need to learn from the American example. In this country, if the clear majority of the public opposes the continuation of a war, our leaders will tell us we're terrorist-humping idiots and do whatever they damn well please. They might even increase our taxes to do it. That's called leadership.

If Ahmadinejad thinks he can be our friend by honoring our heroes and opening a dialog, he underestimates our ability to misinterpret him. Fucking idiot. I hate him.

September 23, 2007

Rice at night

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How to vol. 1

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Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobutei

took some photos at a 361 year old house in my town today. it was a warlords home, so all the design is based on personal safety. all the rooms have 8 foot ceilings, but 5.5 foot doorways so an enemy couldnt enter in a fighting position. enjoy the entire set HERE
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New

My new bike, and my new friend, the dj Kinya Fujimoto (pictured center)
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September 20, 2007

September 19, 2007

Shock Doctrine

great short film by Alfonso Cuarón (yeah the guy who made me puke in the middle of children of men), made a great short film (under 7 minutes) promoting Naomi Klein's book, "The Shock Doctrine".
buy the book HERE

September 18, 2007

Emma Mærsk

worlds biggest ship, totally amazing machine.
Country of origin - Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP) Cruise Speed -
31 mi/h Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3 container)

full bio HERE

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September 17, 2007

September 16, 2007

September Music

Here is my music pick for the month stream it here
or right click link and "save as" to have your very own copy forever.
track list
1. Moving Ninja - THX [Tectonic]
2. Skream - Untitled [Tempa]
3. Pangaea - Cortical Loops [dub]
4. Benga - Skunk Tip [Tempa]
5. Forsaken - Need You Rmx [dub]
6. ??? - ??? [dub]
7. Kablammo - Kablammo 011 (Ramadanman remix) [dub]
8. TRG - Put You Down [Hessle Audio TP]
9. Burial - South London Boroughs [Hyperdub]
10. 23Hz and Numaestro - Galleon Dub [Immerse]
11. Loefah - Mud [DMZ]
12. Distance - Weigh Down [Planet Mu]
13. Sileni - Twitchy Droid Leg (Vex'd remix) [Offshore]
14. The Bug - Jah War feat. Flowdan (Loefah remix) [Ninja Tune]
15. Terror Danjah - Green Street [Aftershock]
16. SKITZ Beatz - Battle Riddim feat. Skepta [SKITZ Beatz]
17. Quest - Deep Inside [dub]
18. TRG - Put You Down (Ramadanman remix) [dub]
19. Ramadanman - You're not alone [dub]
20. Juju - Punks [NarcoHz]
21. Pangaea - Antistatic [dub]
22. Kode 9 - 9 Samurai [Hyperdub]
23. Skream - Midnight Request Line [Tempa]
24. Cyrus - Banshi [dub]
25. TRG - BarioBrio [dub]
26. Roxy - Morse Code [Shelflife]
27. James Yorkston - Woozy (Kode 9 remix) [Domino]
28. Narcossist - Health Warning [dub]
29. Ramadanman - Verifier [dub]
30. Ramadanman - Tonic [dub]
31. Ramadanman - Each Time [dub]
32. Moldy - Glory Dub feat. Juakali [dub]
33. Pangaea - So Long Nocturnal [dub]
34. Blackdown - Lata [Keysound Recordings]
35. Shackleton - I Will Eat You [Mordant Music]
36. Monkeysteak - Lighthouse Dub (Pinch remix) [Punch Drunk]
37. Benny Ill and DJ Dinesh - London [Tempa]
38. Ramadanman - Jah Appear [dub]
39. Mala - Hunter [DMZ]
40. Joe - Untitled [dub]
41. ??? - ??? [dub]
42. Toasty - The Knowledge [Hot Flush]

September 15, 2007

Nerdcore

the best thing about nerdcore hip hop is that the videos are High Def! check out Mc Frontalot's HD video for "it is pitch dark" HERE. or you can get all the nerdcore info, mp3's, etc...HERE at frontalot's homepage.

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September 13, 2007

Delevop

seriously....at what point does a developING nation become a developED nation?
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September 12, 2007

September 10, 2007

Killa Bees

there is no way i wasnt posting this, even though im sure its way to wu tangy for almost anybody i know...
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September 9, 2007

September 8, 2007

Hearts Revolution - C.Y.O.A.

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watch "choose your own adventure" by hearts revolution HERE

September 7, 2007