Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Star Wars Influenced Master Works

I always expected as much...

It is worth your time to go over to somethingawful.com and look at the whole collection. I never did trust that Jar Jar.

Taste the Future... In Your Mouth

Just as I suspected we are all Australian in the future.

This is Stupid

I'm sorry Smith and Hawken but this is really ridiculous. I know you think you are being all "earthy" and eco and shit but you are just short sited. Here let me list some of your selling points:

Get your garden growing—vertically. This ingenious living wall is great for growing a garden in small spaces—indoors or out. Plant one or display in multiples to create a living, oxygenating work of art (give me a break) in your entryway, kitchen, or balcony...anywhere that receives direct sunlight.

  • All the trend in Europe, plant yours to create a living, oxygenating work of art (there is that stupid phrase again)
  • Includes 2 planting panels—each panel accommodates 22 quarts of soil—so there are 90 total planting "cells"
  • Plant with fresh foliage, colorful flowers, or grow aromatic herbs in your kitchen
  • For use indoors and outdoors; built in water-catchment tray allows kit to be used indoors (and keeps your floors dry, too!)
  • Innovative, easy to plant and eco-friendly- bleh, bleh, bleh....
OK, I have had enough- the only reason to mount plants sideways to your kitchen wall is because you want to

a. invite your dog to pee on your wall
b. you want to create a room completely out of cat nip to entertain the cat
c. you want to water you wall everyday and see if gravity or mold comes into play at anytime
d. you are unable to open a fucking window or door to oxygenate your room
e. you needed the ants that walk on your window sill to find a place to colonize
f. you can't manage to go to Lowes and buy a terracotta pot for 2 dollars and plant some herbs in it outside

The worst thing about this is that it is sold out!!!

Welcome to Easier than Reading Mother Bitches...

• Foul mouthed dancing puppets that you can send to your friends. Check
• Puppet options like Richard Simmons, Amy Winehouse and Darth Vader. Check
• Background and Dance of Choice. Double Check
• Orangehouse approval....... you had me at foul mouthed

Have fun here see what I made here

Obesity Campaign

What's better than going to a 10 or 20 year high school reunion and seeing the people you hated fat and balding? Nothing. So if you're like me I'm guessing you might be amused by seeing fat Barbie, obese Superman and "too much booty" playmobil pirates. This anti obesity campaign from Austin-based design firm Latinworks warns parents to "Keep obesity away from your child". It might be more effective if they weren't all so damn happy, maybe the next series could have them all standing on a wii fit and looking at their little avitar go from normal to fat. Just a thought.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Do you have a cat that looks like Hitler? Well, have I got a website for you.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Musical mash-ups are now commonplace so it's about time it came to the literary world coming in April from Seth Grahame-Smith, the man who brought you The Big Book of Porn and The Spider-Man Handbook:
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans."
Why not?


Swiss Skydive Ads

Call it buzz, guerrilla, viral, word-of-mouth, whatever — marketing and advertising stunts and ideas that achieve free attention are working now perhaps better than ever before. Of course, they are much less expensive than TV or print ads so they are a good alternative in this economic climate. And even if the marketer had the money to spend on lavish conventional media campaigns, using guerrilla tactics appears frugal and smart and appeals to an audience that appreciates such attitudes.

If the guerrilla stunt works and gains news media coverage and serious online buzz, then it has also achieved the coveted third-party endorsement and peer-reviews that are so important to today’s consumers.

We’ve recently highlighted a few simple and clever examples of this in our advertising section. The most recent was the People as Fleas idea.

A similar large-scale floor sticker was used in January by a Swiss skydiving school. Their agency, Wirz/BBDO Switzerland, managed to execute a simple idea that achieved media coverage and is still making the online rounds. The images of the city skyline make it extremely clear what Swiss Skydive.org can do for you. - Tuija Seipell


Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pics of All Time

This is old but amazing click here for entire list (pictured above is #2). Black Metal being a subculture onto itself when exposed to light or mockery brings out its rabid followers who defend it to.........um, the death. Reading the comments after the pictures is almost as funny as reading the explanation of each picture. For example

"Asshat Poseurs
MEGALONODICK & FELCHPUNCHER - You fukin fags are so gay. You don't even get BM when you here it. Satin rules & Satin will rape you up! U have no fukin power. VENOM RULEZ, COCKSAC!!! Fagoth is a cuul word 2. Ohio ROCKS!!!
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Which naturally breeds this follow up comment:

This is great, and the fact that it pissed some people off makes it that much funnier. Oh no, Satin is coming to rape my ass! I hope he doesn't invite his badass buddies Courdoroy and 50% Rayon Blend.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars "

If it has to be Monday- let it be Black Metal Monday.

Narnia found then lost again

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- Four New York University freshmen reportedly have dismantled a secret marijuana den called "Narnia" that was entered through a hole in the back of a wardrobe.

By the time it was dismantled last week, hundreds of students allegedly had visited the den, crawling through a large hole carved in the back of a university-issued wardrobe placed to hide a doorway to an alcove, the New York Post reported Sunday.

The 10-by-8-foot alcove on the seventh floor of the Hayden Hall dormitory was decorated with Christmas lights, a set of bongos, a stuffed raven and a poster of Narnia's Prince Caspian, the Post reported.

Narnia is the kingdom in the C.S. Lewis novel "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," in which three children enter an enchanted land through an old wardrobe.

"NYU is an experimental community," said Joshua Lawrence Becker, 21, a junior.

"I bet student morale will plummet now that (Narnia) is gone."

NYU officials are prohibited by law from discussing disciplinary measures against students but any student caught smoking marijuana risks being kicked out of residential housing, said NYU spokesman John Beckman.

Narnia was dismantled by the students when they heard school officials had become aware of it, the Post reported


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Geometric Art

Tadaomi Shibuya's use of straight lines and shadows transcends into some really original artwork. He creates a perfect sense of balance with his geometric patterns. Born in 1973, Tadaomi graduated college with a degree in product design, and began working as an illustrator/designer/artist. He currently lives in Yokohama, Japan.

"My art has many straight lines because the straight line is a uniquely human concept. I follow this concept as a basic rule. I am trying to create a futuristic world that is outside of our atmosphere or universe. I am also implying unfairness in the world and a warning to what the world is facing. At the same time, I am trying to have a message of hope, joy and calmness for the future."


Exam Papers

Ahhhh, when in doubt at least have some fun.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Adam and Eve

I have no idea what this is selling but who cares.


Some film maker replaces his eye lost as a child with a camera. This is truly taking all this cyborg shit too far. What did I just warn us about yesterday?! Listen, the only bionics I am down with is this one, and unless he can fight sasquatch or tear a phone book apart I am not interested in his little social experiment. Learn more about this creepy project here. Hurry before all hell breaks loose.

Earth Hour

That's tonight! Go team Earth.

Peeps, a Journey from Grocery Shelf to your Garbage Can

I personally only know one person that ever liked Peeps so I am amazed every year when they re-appear on supermarket shelves. Historically know as a "Cheap Easter Basket Filler" and thrown away weeks later or eaten by the dog in their hardened crystallized state. I thought it would be interesting to see where it all kicks off. This is your chance to follow the natural life cycle of a Peep from a vat of heated marshmallow goo to your garbage can.

First stop their rebellious incarnation as abstract art. Not to worry little Peeps- soon you will fall in line like everyone else and your art school degree in "Sculpture" won't mean shit.

Next the spraying of FD&C Yellow No. 5. Coating all the Peeps into conformity- good Peeps.

Captured here is the moment that the Peeps realize that they want to break free from this mind numbing compliance but then slowly realize that if they do they will no longer have health coverage.

Captured in pictures only once before (because of it's depressive quality) I give you the "Great Peep Migration" thousands of Peeps accepting their lot in life and numbly moving down the conveyor belt of submission. (orangehouse aside: historically Peeps are not risk takers or innovators. That is why you are more likely to see a Peep with a stick shoved up its ass over a campfire than on Broadway)

Put into a box, yep, no surprise there.

Then ignored by shoppers world wide. Well, the Peep story is not a great story, but it is their story. Now you know.