Archive for wack

Mandles – candles on testosterone

Isn’t it sweet that he lit a candle for you, bathing his man cave in a warm glow and the smell of … wait, is that skunk? Pal, you are so not getting laid tonight. He’ll run that risk if he falls for Mandles. But it’s apparently not a joke to two entrepreneurs who are staking their latest business venture on the belief that manly men will buy candles with potent scents like Skunk, Rawhide, Swimsuit Model, Grass, Auto Shop and Campfire Smoke. Launched by a husband-and-wife team, Mandles Co. advertises its products as “candles on testosterone.”

On the horizon: Burnt Gunpowder, for that just-pulled-an-armed-robbery smell. Pipe dream: Wet Dog. What’s probably not in the cards for buyers of these $15 stinkpots is human contact with anyone but their drinking buddies.

From BrandFreak


Dancing in the streets of the Lower East Side, pre gentrification.

This is a pretty awesome short of people dancing through the streets of the Lower East Side in what appears to be the early 80s. Note that Zeena Parkins, who plays harp in this video, has performed at ISSUE Project Room several times.

From WFMU’s Beware of the Blog:

“SSS is an video by experimental filmmaker Henry Hills. From the description:

SSS is composed from footage of movement improvised on the streets of pre-gentrified East Village by Sally Silvers, Pooh Kaye, Harry Shepperd, Lee Katz, Kumiko Kimoto, David Zambrano, Ginger Gillespie, Mark Dendy, and others, painstaking synched to music previously improvised for the project at Noise New York by Tom Cora (cello), Christian Marclay (turntables), and Zeena Parkins (harp). Beauty emerging from rubble.”

Feeling lonely in Crandon Chambers?

Desperate in Wisconsin

Desperate in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin town wants to make friends.

Pollock signature hidden in painting?

Pollocks hidden signature?

Pollock's hidden signature?

Couldn’t tell you exactly why, but I’ve decided this is wack.

At least three typos in NY Times Sunday Week in Review

Talk about wack. Newspapers need copywriters. These are egregious oversights.

Garbage builds in Cairo without pigs to eat up organic waste.

This story in yesterday’s New York Times is actually quite devastating, and is also undeniably wack. Pigs, along with one subjugated racial group, have long been charged with garbage duty in Cairo. Now the pigs have been relieved of their duty by the Egyptian government, which rashly killed them all to prevent the spread of swine flu. The slaughter, of course, did no such thing, and trash in Cairo is now thigh-high, because goats, apparently, just aren’t as hungry as pigs.

Pigs were the champion garbage consumers in Cairo. Goats just dont seem up to the task.

"Pigs were the champion garbage consumers in Cairo. Goats just don't seem up to the task."

Snuggie for dogs

Not only did I miss this video, I also missed the parody. I’ll admit that I’m not entirely sure if the Dog Snuggie makes me happy or somewhat sad that I no longer have cable, I do know one thing: this shit is wack.

And the parody, which is just the ad with a voiceover done by a twelve-year-old with a lisp.