05 August 2013

People's obsession with discounted or free clothing

Don't get me wrong, I do love me some "free" and I definitely do love myself a "sale" however, at whose expense?  Please refer to my post on Black Friday.  I still have no idea what possess people to fight with others, both verbally and physically, in order to grab free stuff.  Quite frankly, it sickens me.  It really disgusts me.

I recently was made aware of this video Alexander Wang Cattle Heard.  Yes, I re-named the video link.  I am in complete shock at these people's behavior over clothing.  Don't get me wrong, I love me some Alexander Wang, in fact, I am a huge fan, but there is no fucking way you will ever see me running into a warehouse pumping and pushing and punching people in order to get free clothes. 

This video is appalling and I wonder what was going through A.Wang's head when he thought this was a good idea.  I have a few theories:
1) He is an (insert pretentious heavy French accent here) Artist - He is in full understanding he is not at all curing cancer to finding the solution to World Hunger epidemic and therefore he is trying to depict the craziness individuals have and their total misguided love affair for "free fashion."  Perhaps, he is trying to show the world that one's priorities need to change and individuals need to show love to one another.
2) He is a total egoist and enjoys watching people fight to the death for his clothes- Roman Collesium style.


Though this video does list a Director so I wonder how much was staged, how much was provoked, I mean if it is really, ALL reality surly they wouldn't credit a director?


This is just so crazy!

25 March 2013

Jay Shells is at it again

First are foremost, I know it has been a while.  I wish I could use the "I was super busy" excuse however, the truth is, I was for sometime super busy but for the most part I was just super hungover.  Ya know, it happens.  I needed to "re-discover" myself, or something like that...

Anyway,  perhaps you remember a past post where I fell upon some of Jay Shells work on the subway.  Well, he is at it again, but this time he has appropriately posted song lyrics to popular rap songs around Manhattan.  More specifically, on the exact streets the lyrics are referring to.  Preettaay, Preettaay Coool.













24 November 2011

Small Talk Sucks

There is nothing worse than boarding the subway and running into someone you know.  It's 8am and I am hungover, exhausted and feeling a bit agoraphobic in this subway car as I am being smooshed between sweaty, smelly commuters, who should have taken a shower last night or this morning.  Now, you suddenly appear, all happy and excited to see me.  Yes, it has been a while.  There is a reason for that.  And WTF?  This is not Small Town, USA. Why do you have so much energy?  Hello!  It's 8am! We are New Yorkers for fuck's sake.  We have earned our right to not be morning people.

Yes, It's hot outside.  Yes, Thursday's sometimes feel like Friday's.  Yes, you're hoping your trust fund will kick in someday.  I too am hoping that your fund kicks in pronto so you will stop having to ride the subway and I can go to school, pleasantly ignored.   

Tip:  There is a reason why my iPod is on the highest decibel possible AND why I stuffed Tolstoy's War and Peace into my bag.  Because you are infinitely more boring than a1,273 page translation of a novel that is panoramic study of early 19th-Century Russian Society.  Worse, you don't come with Cliff's Notes.

I HATE small talk.  With a name like 'small talk', which suggests insignificance,  you would think evolution would have nipped this in the bud long ago.  I know, I sound awful, but seriously, any unplanned meeting requires spontaneous small talk, which is almost always awkward, at best.  I guess, before the advent of readily available printed materials, portable music, mobile devices, iPads, Nooks, etc. small talk served a purpose.  Small talk was a way to catch up on gossip and confirm that its hotter than Hades in this subway car.  But, with text messaging, Facebook and every other virtual social medium, finding out the juicy 'gossip' is only a button or a click away.  So, in essence, the point of small talk is no longer there.

But, of course, not engaging in small talk would be a grand social faux pas.
Small Talk -1 point
Me- zilch

Though, on my way home from school I ran into an old friend.  This could have been a 'small talk' issue.  He proceeded to inform me that the last time we had seen each other was at some bar in Alphabet City.  Well, he had met some girl that night who defeated his interest in her when she disclosed that she works at an S&M club.  Her specialty? Cock and Ball Torture.  It was good to see him.   



01 November 2011

"Talk To Me" @ MoMA

(Sorry for my shitty writing, I am kind of exhausted) 

“Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects”

If you have a chance to get yourself to The Museum of Modern Art than do so IMMIDIATLY!!! This exhibit was awesome! It is TOTALLY and completely interactive in every which way. Yes, you can actually touch, in fact, it is encouraged. If you bring your phone they reccomend you connect to MoMA's Wi-Fi for a faster connection. Each piece in the exhibit has an accompanied bar scan for you to take a pic of with your phone. This scan to pic will than direct you to a website. In addition to the bar scan, every piece has a # for Tweeting. Each tweet is than compiled together to make it part of the exhibit.

This exhibit really changed the way I view the objects I come across everyday; from the MetroCard vending machines to articles of luggage. It also made me investigate the purposes of why specific colors have been chosen for certain things. The MTA MetroCard machine efficient, no nonsense and is enamel coated steel which is both graffiti and scratchproof. The colors used are primary colors and very bright. Both the efficiency and colors suggest the ‘colorful’ transit experience one is about to endure. Throughout this experience I took careful notice of the color selections and noticed the brightness, which invites the viewer to really understand the purpose of the object. What is so interesting to me some of these objects were taken from everyday life. It wasn’t the artist who put it up in the exhibition who chose the color scheme. This makes me think of the intellectual nature of the object itself for having the masses to understand its purpose.

A few pieces that I thought were pretty rad:
              · There is an all white Rubik’s Cube for the blind that was embossed in Braille words
                 whereby making a game that was once visual into a tactile one.

             · “El Sajgadah” is an electroluminescent Muslim prayer rug that has an internal 
              compass. Since Muslims must face Mecca when they pray the pattern on the rug 
              grows brighter as it turns in the right direction towards Mecca.

             · A picture of a building in Tokyo called “N Building Façade” is so cool. The outside of 
              the building is in the shape of a huge scan. The inhabitants of the building are able to 
              access up-to-date information simply by taking a picture of the façade. In addition, 
              passerbies are able to also take pictures of the façade and are able to access current  
              information regarding the building. 

             · There is a video in which an iPhone is inserted into a children’s book. Though the 
              pages of the book are turned via the iPhone, whereby making the book interactive. 
              Once the page is turned you can knock the teeth in the mouth out by tapping the 
              iPhone or you can cut the hair of the child when you turn to the other page. 







HaHA!!!  Enjoy the Show, Enjoy the Ride.  Perfect for the Subway as a show it is :)

05 October 2011

NYC Artist takes Manners into his own hands

NYC Artist, Jay Shells decided to dictate the way people in NYC choose to conduct themselves with simple signs.  A good, creative artist with manners? Me like!


Metropolitan Etiquette Authority:

Metropolitan Etiquette Authority
Metropolitan Etiquette Authority
Metropolitan Etiquette Authority
Metropolitan Etiquette Authority




Subway Etiquette: (400 signs were put in the NYC subways)

Nail Clipping
Hygiene
Religion

Anti-Dog Poop:

Dog Poop

03 September 2011

01 September 2011

Warning


Whoa! Watch out!  There a Tricycle Robber out there,freely roaming around the streets of Manhattan.

Seriously?  Come on!  This is just absurd.

25 August 2011

I am Grateful for...

  • My Parents - They are my Mentors, inspiration and Best Friends
  • My Extended Family - They are the coolest, most fun, craziest, loving people in the entire world
  • My Friends - There is so much love, respect and admiration amongst us
  • My 5 senses - I can't even imagine what it would be like to be Helen Keller; I am so grateful I am not.  Is this wrong?
  • My Voice - The outlet to express myself and to bitch.  I'm a Latin Jew, Bitching is just part of the culture. 
  • Free Online Pornography - Need I say more? 
  • Rain - The sounds, the drops, it's all mother nature and it's perfect
  • My Brain - The ability to think, store memories, create solutions
  • My Mistakes - I improve and become better for making them
  • Homosexual Men - The Best Accessory to a Jewish Girl, GOSH I LOVE the Gays
  • My Hands - So that I can type,  draw,  write,  flip pages, Ya' Know...The Usual stuff
  • Shoes - Helloooooo
  • Disappointment - Helps me asses the things that matter to me most
  • Matzoh Ball Soup - Jewish Penicillin
  • Fear - Helps to discover opportunities for growth
  • Ramen/Udon Noodles - The only thing I can eat a billion times a day and not grow tired of it
  • Sadness - Helps to appreciate the spectrum of human emotions
  • NYC Taxi Drivers - My Chauffeur(s), if you will...
  • Heartbreak - helps me mature as an individual 
  • Omar (my Deli guy) - He always knows what's up...
  • My College Professors - For being the coolest bunch of people around!!!!! 
  • My Phone - it gives me something to check all day
  • Strangers - Make for great conversation
  • Pain - Makes me become a stronger person
  • My Manager (s) from BI - showed me the techniques for being a good leader 
  • Bagels - sustenance 
  • Hoegaarden - Where else would I get my calories?
  • My Enemies - Helps me to uncover blind spots so that I can become a better person
  • My 1st Grade Teacher - She always knew I was a little nutty and the only teacher from my youth to not only appreciate it, but encouraged it
  • Happiness - To soak in the beauty of life
  • Every Single Day....

16 August 2011

Some People Should Not be Allowed to Procreate

Yes, there is a baby in that carriage.  I went into the surrounding shops looking for the parents with every intention of making some form of passive aggressive comment about them having left their child outside.  However, no parent/guardian found.  There are so many people trying desperately to have a child and here one is, already equipped with a stroller and everything, like a fucking couch or some shit left on the sidewalk for someone to pick up.

I can't believe this child's parents literally left their baby on the street like this!!!  These parents or the person in charge of this baby deserve a cargo class ticket to Guantanamo.  I'm seriously horrified.