30 April 2014

holy crap.


there are some notably good free concerts at prospect park this summer!

here are the ones i care about:

wednesday, june 4 : janelle monae
friday, june 20 : dum dum girls - hospitality - teen
saturday, june 21 : warpaint - yellowbirds
thursday, june 26 : shovels & rope - valerie june - shakey graves
friday, august 8 : st. vincent - san fermin

you can see them all here!

how to make thin hamster


ms. danglez and i collaborated to make you a rainy day playlist.

hope you like it!


today, the first of what promises to be a multi-day deluge of biblical proportions, let's look at this: some "artists" made this geodesic dome out of used up umbrella parts and two-liter bottles!

the rarest bear in the whole wide world.

Slowly, as I discover where to look, animal forms emerge: A lizard rests in the thin shade of a saxaul shrub. A saker falcon lifts off from a distant cliffside. Gerbils poke their heads from burrows.
But many days pass before I finally lay eyes on the animal I crossed half a world to see: a Gobi bear, among the rarest and least known large mammals on Earth. There are perhaps no more than two or three dozen left in the wild, and none live in captivity anywhere. (via)
i see you.

28 April 2014

dont be fooled, this sportz post, is actually just about memphis

a grantland writer visits memphis for the first time to write about the playoffs and the city. READ IT

look out grizzbears

the memphis grizzlies are staying in a haunted hotel!  here's what happened.
"The legend holds that Effie was a housekeeper during the early years of the Skirvin, a luxury downtown hotel, before its 10 brick floors were expanded to 14 in 1930. W. B. Skirvin, the hotel’s widowed owner, supposedly had an affair with Effie and, when she became pregnant, ordered her to stay locked inside a room on an upper floor, even after she had the baby. At some point, the story goes, Effie went crazy, grabbed the baby and jumped, killing herself and the child."

now she scares people. even big mean basketball players. as you all know, i am by far the bravest of the bunch, so i would have NO TROUBLE sleeping tight in a hotel that has been filled with ghosts for 100 years. someone better tuck in marc and tony, though.

opulence - brooke candy

written by sia, styled by nicola formichetti, directed by steven klein

mark richt is a terrible artist

in other SEC football news, did you know that terrible georgia coach mark richt sends these nasty hand drawn portraits to recruits? gross mark richt.


how would you think the giant whale at the american museum of natural history is suspended? make your guess and then read this enlightening article. most likely, you will have guessed wrong.

doin' it right

readers of this blog aren't morons, but you probably have to talk to people that say stupid things like "sec teams don't play any hard non-conference games."  while this is true for some teams (lookin' at you, auburn) teams that ain't skerred (the vols, oc) have been playing tough teams every year.  but now, your retar oops, can't say that, your big ten friends can't say a gahdurn thing.
...the SEC will begin mandating that each program incorporate an annual nonconference game against a power conference starting in 2016. espn
here's to another 1000 years of sec dominance.

25 April 2014

this is a very pretty and interesting bit about julian schnabel

Julian Schnabel: In The Course of Seven Days on Nowness.com

theyre putting him in museums again. via

kid fury: put the megaphone down

the read's kid fury tells you his thoughts on the kenya v. porsha incident.

the remainder of the work day

happy weekend 2pz readerz!!!!!!!!

it's Frigay.

24 April 2014

what thursday feels like

all of these

I Have A Web Shop Now!

So base on the popularity of some pattern designs I have made in the past I have set up a webshop for my original patterns that are generated by myself or copyright free images

MU$☝☾ M☝NUT€ W/ M$D∆NG€L$ - "Senile" by Young Money

Thanks Tumblr and stoners for the aesthetic of this video!

Game 3, Grizz v Thunder at home in the FedEx Forum

This is the best article for you to read if you are at all interested in thy this game is so meaningful or why the Grizzlies are so much fun to cheer on.

Instead, Durant’s greatness creates more of a sour taste. Memphis has never had a player like Durant, perhaps never will. And yet Durant is all Thunder fans have ever known. Grizzlies fans, and the players they love most, often feel like they’ve come up the hard way. Thunder fans, they think, have had it too easy. 

The fan cultures also seem so different in these small, middle-American markets. 

Oklahoma City’s crowd acts more orderly. Everyone dutifully puts on their themed T-shirts, bearing sincere, agency-sublimating slogans. 

Memphis’ crowd seems more unruly. The Grizzlies used to try T-shirts come playoff time -- the “white-outs” and “blue-outs” and what have you -- but had to spend too much time before games shaming reluctant fans into putting them on. The lockstep look didn’t fit, especially with unofficial Tony Allen T-shirts erupting into a local cottage industry. People preferred the towels. They lend themselves to more boisterous, physical expression. 

did you find something strange at the beach?

take it to the american museum of natural history and they will identify it for you. no gems, and NO ANIMALS (living or dead). happy identification day!

take it from me...

this song is a great way to set the tone for your thursday.

23 April 2014

my name is sheba.

i'm black and white.

thx nscience!

America's First Cat Cafe

It's a pop up on the Bowery sponsored by Purina One. You can get a cat-accino and look at adoptable cats and get a bunch of cat hair on your pants.

what if there was a panda watching you

i dont like too much eyebrows

this gay dad driving around with his ADORABLE son talking about strawberries and eyebrows and cookies and my heart just melted. via

2048: Beyonce Edition

PLAY! NOW! it's easy: use the arrow keys on your computer (or swipe on your iphone) and match the Beyonce's, try to get to the 11th Beyonce. I keep getting distracted by the pictures but it's great for passing the time! 
thanks blake!

directed by ms. dangles, starring ME

Joel V. Melton - Design Reel from Joel Melton on Vimeo.

22 April 2014

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Badger Alcatraz

here's a cute video about Stofle, the smartest honey badger there ever was, aside from the fact that he was almost mauled by a lion. who likes lions anyways? not me! except baby ones.

happy earth day - remember, we are all made of star stuff

more pics of the earth from space, thx lisa



baby (animal) or burrito?

here is a delightful collection of animals dressed as burritos!

thx erin macbreath!

this is your guy

donnie tyndall is cuonzo martin's replacement as head men's basketvol coach at the university of tennessee. he came from southern miss where he was 56-17. here's what some sports writer said about him "Like [Bruce] Pearl, Tyndall has a larger-than-life personality capable of luring recruits and energizing a football-first fan base. Like Pearl, Tyndall won big in two lower-profile jobs before before making his major-conference debut at Tennessee. And like Pearl, Tyndall favors full-court pressure, though his teams have traditionally played at a much slower tempo than Pearl's Tennessee teams did."

here's hopin'

grizz wing big in OT last night in OKC

21 April 2014

the queen

is this our guy?

prolly not according to this

icydak, we need a new basketvol coach


this is weird but it also made me laugh.

schumer sorkin bloopz


18 April 2014

gwyneth paltrow girls night


THE FULL MOON IS COMING-UP.... from ANIMALS Performance Group on Vimeo.

if you need to know how much fun this award ceremony is, just ask rosanna or flim. hint: costumes, songs, nudity, celebrities. more info here.

"is a big mouth a symptom?" "no its a cure"

all star aids movie

fridayz with flim: easter edition

enjoy it y'all! i know i'm going to enjoy spending time with mama faye at a new jersey buffet extravaganza.

aretha franklin knows how to get it right

how strange.

pharell's music video for "happy" without the music.

easter terrorz

look at all these vintage easter bunny photos full of terrifying easter bunnies.

put your favorite in the comments.

thx hannah!

17 April 2014

oh my goodness

there are 25 other adorable animal pics over here. thx kirby

joel and i had a good laugh at this commercial we saw during the grizz game last night.

this looks good

s2 orange is the new black trailer. worth the terrible ad intro.

everybody's hands go UP

that puts them in the seventh seed facing the oklahoma city BLUNDER.
see you at the forum next thursday and saturday, joel.

16 April 2014

omg lol

i don't get it, so now bus rapid transit is against the law?

damn tennessee, you stupid.

next time i go to the clurb

which one is your favorite?

mine is the fist pumping one in the center, obvi. SOURCE

two things.

click HERE to listen to the new kelis album.

click HERE to listen to a tribute album of jason molina (aka songs: ohia) covers.

an interview with our friend, daniel franzese

flim gets credit for all of this

Amy Schumer’s Parody of Aaron Sorkin

a pretty convincing analysis

you should read this discussion about the perceived foreshadowing in mad men's recent seasons surrounding megan's character, and the potential inclusion of a sharon tate-type murder or tie-in to the historical murder itself.
I combed over the episode to look for anything that might possibly reference the Manson murders. Megan’s still dressing like Sharon Tate, for starters.
That dress, absolutely. That was the first thing I thought. And whatever canyon Megan lives in — Don makes that reference to Megan that she’s isolated, that he’s disturbed by that, and that he’s not sure that she’s safe there. I’m not sure they’re setting her up to be murdered, but she certainly might hear the shots in the night.
And then there’s Megan’s career. The pilot she was auditioning for, Bracken’s World, was a real show about starlets trying to make it in Hollywood.
You could link that back to Valley of the Dolls, which Sharon Tate was in. And that was sort of that lifestyle.
Though Megan hasn’t started taking drugs yet. [Editor’s note: Bracken’s World was created by Dorothy Kingsley, who co-wrote the Valley of the Dolls screenplay. Eerie!]
Okay, here’s the big one: Folgers coffee. Peggy and Ted have this big conversation about coffee while Peggy is holding a Folgers can, and then Stan walks in and says something like, “That was not about coffee.”
And Abigail Folger was one of Charles Manson’s victims. She was the heiress to the Folgers coffee fortune and was a friend of Roman Polanski, so she was staying at the house. I think that’s probably a good catch on your part. Because why would they have that coffee room debate?

the resurgence of (design) memphis

i had no idea it existed until i saw it cited as a reference for the new st. vincent album art back when that came out. reports from this year's milan design week indicate that the postmodernist aesthetic that emerged 30+ years ago is having a moment again.
The Memphis movement began in 1980 after Postmodernist designer Ettore Sottsass gathered together a group of like-minded designers working in Milan. The group allegedly took its name from the 1966 Bob Dylan track "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" that was played throughout their meeting.
The designers, including Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Michael Graves, George Sowden and Nathalie Du Pasquier, debuted a range of pieces designed to communicate ideas rather than being based on forms at the 1981 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
"It was probably the beginning of a new era," Du Pasquier told Dezeen. "Form did not have to follow function any more, and design was about communication. Even though very few of the things were actually in production, it was a big mass-media event."
These products included Sottsass' unconventional Carlton bookcase, which featured colourful angled shelves and bookends, disconnected from one another. It aimed to question why a bookcase needed to look like a typical bookcase.
This notion fell under the Postmodern cultural style - a reaction to the functional aesthetic of the Modernism movement prevalent in the years before - and resulted in a series of pieces created from geometric shapes in bright colours. (via)

the truth about broad city

i found this critique recently published in the guardian to be a thoughtful and accurate portrayal of why the show works.
But usually these leading ladies are glossy caricatures, Kate Hudsons and Drew Barrymores, with problems like, “I’m too focused on my glamorous career to find love” or “I feign awkwardness when really I’m running around Manhattan in five-inch Jimmy Choos.” These protagonists’ supposedly relatable flaws were the exceptions that proved the rule: they were actually pretty close to attaining the unattainable holy trinity of perfect body, perfect job, perfect man.
In a way that doesn’t feel like obvious parody, Broad City sends up all of these tropes. In one scene, Abbi tells Ilana: “Glasses off, you’re fucking gorgeous.” It’s a nod to makeover montages in which women get a few new dresses and pluck their eyebrows and are suddenly model-beautiful. Far from worrying about the “day to evening” looks touted by women’s magazines, Ilana shows up to the office in a “shirt” the size of a napkin. Abbi doesn’t complain about making time to go to the gym; her job is cleaning up vomit in the bathroom after spin class. Ilana is dating a guy who just kind of … bores her. These are the sorts of problems that young women really deal with in the years when their personal and professional lives are still very much in development. But mercifully, Abbi and Ilana are not discussing them over $14 mimosas at brunch with a gay man who doesn’t appear have a life of his own. They are ignoring them while they get stoned, eat cereal, and shoot the shit on video chat.
also see: this cute video featuring ilana glazer. (thx kennedy)

would you like to know what to expect from the sky this summer?

jicydak, i'm a deft amateur meteorologist with some notable talents in weather control. i've had a bad feeling about what's to come based on the relentless brutality of this past winter. and now my fears have been confirmed. please read this summary of the farmer's almanac predictions for summer 2k14:
The 2014 edition of the Farmer’s Almanac predicts the New York area will be socked by a wet, hot summer that’s set to dump a higher-than-average amount of rain across the five boroughs.
“It looks like it’s going to be an oppressively hot and humid summer for the New York area,” said Sandi Duncan, the almanac’s managing editor.
“It’s going to be very humid and thundery,” she added.
Things will start heating up in mid-June, just as heavy rainfalls begin to move into the area, soaking city dwellers.
The heat and heavy rainfall will endure through the month of July and some of August before things begin to cool off and dry out.
also, sandy part two:
Duncan said a severe hurricane will likely threaten the East Coast sometime between Sept. 16 and 19, and take a course similar to that of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

flim this is for you - rupaul now has a podcast

RuPaul : What's the Tee? with Michelle Visage

your fortnightly boat

omf look at this tumped south korean ferry!
At least two people are dead as a rescue effort remains underway after a South Korean passenger ferry began sinking on Wednesday morning. The ship was carrying more than 470 passengers — many of them high school students — when it began to list badly and capsized. One unconfirmed local media outlet reported that the ferry hit a rock.
The rescue operation involving dozens of rescue boats and helicopters has recovered about 180 passengers so far. At least two passengers are confirmed dead and more than 290 are still missing. (via)

starla tried to glitter bomb the boston marathon finish line

this suspicious character was observed leaving some kind fake bomb full of confetti on boylston street. all i know is that i'd recognize that hat anywhere.

15 April 2014

maybe now jenny slate can get crackin on that marcel the shell feature length film that everyone has been clamoring for

but this will do in the meantime

thats not what i expected that chicken to do


ahem, that's DAME angela lansbury to you.

Investitures at Windsor castle

look how cute mrs. potts looks! and now she's a dame, like maggie smith, judi dench, and edna.

who wants a gemini chair?!

i know i do.
Part of UNStudio's Gemini collection for Dutch brand Artifort, the asymmetric chair was designed to let sitters "sit up, slouch, lounge, hang, repose or hunker", as well as to "shift, twist, turn, swing around, pivot to face each other or turn towards the room." (via)

now you've seen it


Gay of Thrones


a pony and a person walk over a frozen lake

stolen from a drewby retweet

Dame Commander Jessica (J.B.) Fletcher

14 April 2014

did you watch mad men?

more brooklyn summer news for you

the mccarren park movie schedule is out.


great news, everyone! after five years of some hudson river bullshit, the fourth of july fireworks will once again return to their rightful place on the east river, where tax-paying brooklyn and queens residents will be able to enjoy them, and smell jersey assholes will not.

happy monday!

dancing a-z

including joel's favorite DEATH DROP

last night on mtv

nothing, just two ordinary sisters dancing at coachella

i mean, beyonce and solange dancing during solange's set. #upstage

11 April 2014

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