Thursday, May 28, 2009

hugging used to mean something

Sometimes, The New York Times Style Section, I'm just not sure about you.

Here are some of best lines from the Sarah Kershaw's article, For Teenagers, Hello Means ‘How About a Hug?’.

But now there is also the bear claw, when a boy embraces a girl awkwardly with his elbows poking out.
(Yes! These are best with glaze.)

There’s the shake and lean; the hug from behind; and, the newest addition, the triple — any combination of three girls and boys hugging at once.
(I kept expecting Ms Kershaw to throw some teenager triple stats at me.)

“If somebody were to not hug someone, to never hug anybody, people might be just a little wary of them and think they are weird or peculiar,” said Gabrielle Brown, a freshman at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.
(What about that kid with no arms?)

But pro-hugging students say it is not a romantic or sexual gesture, simply the “hello” of their generation.
(As opposed to, oh, I don't know, 'Hello'?)

She added: “I hug people I’m close to. But now you’re hugging people you don’t even know. Hugging used to mean something.”
(Is this article really about something else? Maybe I still have Bonk on the mind.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

we the lions you the cheetahs

As if they somehow knew I've been listening to Black Star nonstop for the past couple months, Talib Kweli and Mos Def are back together again. For two shows. In New York. Of course.

And this shirt, via Hypebeast:

Dope is the only word.

enough, bub

Dear Hollywood blockbuster screenwriters,

Please stop writing pivotal emotional scenes during which our hero lets loose a howl of anguish that echoes across the landscape.


p.s. Tell your director buddies that pulling the camera up and away from the bellowing protagonist is over. No more. Please.

p.p.s. Also, please write stories that A) have some meaning, however slight, and B) function under some internal logic.

p.p.p.s. What a waste of Deadpool (and Ryan Reynolds). And Weapon XI? Seriously? That ending was weaker than the special effects they used for Wolverine's claws. Snikt. Argh.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

please please please make these happen. throw me a bone. or a sock.

These fantastic Harry Potter redesigns are the work of M.S. Corley.

I found this while checking out a sick Wu-Tang redesign project by Logan Walters via rcrdlbl. Yeah, I said "sick".

Anybody want to do a We Became Actors poster like this? Seriously.