From the “Vomit” fixie culture gets hip…
You know the deal…Bike culture gets cool, and then things like this happen… Animal New York wrote “As magazines struggle for relevancy, it’s inevitable that mainstream titles will increasingly feature icons of urban cool like graffiti, vinyl toys, streetwear or in this case: fixed gears. For their October issue, the UK version of Men’s Health recruited shutterbug Colin Laneâ€”he shot the Is This It cover for The Strokesâ€”to photograph fixed gear riding New Yorkers…”>
Something to do with UK Men’s Health…What can you say? Bikes are cool.
Well there are 8 days left to election day. Now more then ever, there is a ton of creative media inspired by this election that has seemed to go on for ever. I’d like to put forward a new clip each day until you cast your vote.
Here is a great spot from the creators of that catchy “wassup” commercial made 8 years ago for Anheuser-Busch.
Pretty much says it all:
In the spirit of Halloween and the Hellish Nightmare of the stock market, Zombiecon was last weekend.
Tod Seelie was on hand to take amazing photos like this:
He had this to say about the event on his photoblog suckapants.
“ Zombiecon 2008 kicked off on the streets of Manhattan this year with the rise of the undead i-bankers. Looking to the near future end-of-times: the economy has crumbled, banks have closed down, food and fuel have become scarce, and then the zombie attacks began… First stop on the crawl was the Manhattan Mall, which would have been better if most of it wasn’t under construction. A little more foot-dragging later and the zombies arrived at the perennial favorite, Macy’s. Photo ops were had, small children were mildly frightened, and employees got a reason to scowl and use their walkie-talkies. The last stop in midtown was Victoria’s Secret. They were not amused.
The zombie horde then moved to Union Square and the first bar stop at The Continental. Drinking, some NSFW situations, and synchronized dancing to a projection of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” followed. The zombies then descended upon their intended target, Wall Street. As it was late on a Saturday, it was a bit of a ghost town. However the famous Bronze Bull was beset upon and left a bloody, zombified mess.
The Red Bull Witch Hunt will start at approximately 6:30PM on October 29th. Please check their ( myspace site
for updates as the date gets closer. The Witch Hunt will take place from approximately 6:30PM-8:30PM. The Witchesâ€™ party will be 9:30PM – 1:00AM at a secret location in Salem, MA.
Please come prepared for the hunt from Boston to Salem with proper clothing, witches costume and bicycle safety equipment (light and helmet recommended for this night ride). Transportation for you and your bike will be provided back to Boston after the Witchesâ€™ party.
The Red Bull Witch Hunt is for anyone, and everyone 18 or older.
RSVP by Tuesday October 28th with your name, and any other names of those that will be showing up for the Witch Hunt. firstname.lastname@example.org with RSVP, questions, etc
10 years ago Union Square Park was designated a National Historic Landmark for its a role as a center of free speech and assembly!
Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Approaching Storm Marching Band
Historian Joshua Freeman
Walking Tours with Kevin Baker and Center for Acoustic Ecology
and a Historic Draw-a-thon where YOU imagine the future of the pavilion!
Drawing from 4pm-7pm
Walking Tours 5pm-6pm
Speakers and Music 6pm-7pm
This event is endorsed by a number of NYC groups including: NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, NY State AFL-CIO, United Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, Professor Joshua Freeman, historian, Tamiment Library/Wagner Archives, NYU, Workers Defense League, Rev. Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping, 250+ Friends of NYC Parks, NYC Park Advocates, Historic Districts Council, Union Square Community Coalition, The â€œOURâ€ Labyrinth Project and Chelsea Midtown Democrats.
October 23rd, 2008 | Category: General | Comments are closed
With just 12 days to go, things are getting real close to deciding the next president of the US.
A while ago, Urbanvelo had a poll about who bikers were going to vote for…they also gave me a nice shout out. I guess its a reflection on a few of the bike blogs that aren’t afraid to get political. This is the one thing I’m most afraid of:
No, not the grizzly bear on the right. Palin becoming vice president…or even…gulp. Nevermind.
Seems like Family guy got into the act too from their latest episode where they visit a more “Nazi-like” Berlin.
That is weird.
Here’s the latest video from Jib-Jab.
Of course SNL probably said it best: (and Amy Poleher rapping while pregnant…amazing)
and when Governor Palin stumbles through a basic question about what publications she “doesn’t read”, you’ve got linebaker Terry Tate to the rescue.
Bikers have gotten into the Obama spirit:
like this light-up wheel from Aneel
This spoke card, from Ipsofatso
I love the McCain one too…sucka.