Monthly Archives: March 2008

City Pet

I want a dog.  Even though I promised myself that for my 30th birthday I would be the proud mama to one — I am left with 2 weeks to go and no hope in site.  However, it seems I have options should I move back to NYC.  I present you with Plastic Bag Animals… aka City Pets!

There is a street artist who’s been making these animals out of discarded plastic bags.   The plastic bag animals are then tied to the ventilation grates above the subway lines so that when the subway rushes through underneath, the animal jumps up and springs to life.

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Lay down.

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Up!  Goooooooood Dog!

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DIY #2: Digital Mix-up

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Remember the good old fashioned mix-tape?  It was quite possibly the most personal gift you could give in the 80’s which is why I don’t have the heart to throw mine away even though I no longer have any way to actually play them.

Well, now there is a digital equivalent… Muxtape.  Muxtape is a new site that allows you to simply and quickly make your own digital mixtape (with its very own URL to share with anyone you want). You can create your 12 song “mixtape” by simply uploading any of your MP3s from you computer to the site, which then puts them in a playlist that you can reorganize and edit as you please. The songs can then be streamed by anyone visiting your muxtape site.

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Democratic Exclusivity

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Something that might sweeten the deal of living so far from the subway…  Ko, a new restaurant in NYC’s East Village.  It has only 14 seats and accepts reservations online exclusively through their Web site no more than one week in advance.  Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis and can be made for 1, 2 or 4 people only. 

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Is it any good?  I don’t know but the following disclaimer makes me want to find out…

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via… Influxinsights

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sTori Telling

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So last night was the first time I have ever attended a book signing.  Who, might you ask, was thrilling enough to pull me out to the Virgin Megastore in Union Square at 7pm? 

Tori Spelling

I really just wanted to see her up-close… not actually meet her… and I could care less about her signature… but since I did genuinely want to read her book (don’t judge me but my guilty pleasures have also included Victoria Beckham‘s That Extra Half an Inch) it made sense… sorta!?!

My lack of fashion flare was glaring as I stood in line with some of SF’s best “Queens” but it was well worth the effort as it may have possibly been the best people watching of the last decade.  Important highlights include:

  1. Tori Spelling telling her semi-famous tranny impersonator, Suppositori Spelling, to “break a leg” 
  2. A pan handler telling all of us, “I don’t even want to meet Tori any more after meeting her fans” (because nobody was giving him money)
  3. Some of the majorly cracked-out middle aged creeps who were actually SCALPING photos from her 90210 glory days while they discussed William Shatner’s upcoming book signing… Tori’s fans are trekkies!!!

I have to remind myself that I will never get those two hours of my life back… and I am happy to report that it is fine by me! 

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That’s MISS Bimbo to You

I cant wait to have kids… but this scares me…

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Miss Bimbo is a game where girls give virtual characters plastic surgery and feed them diet pills.  They compete against other players in beauty contests to earn money so they can dress their characters in lingerie and take them to nightclubs.  The aim of the game is to become “the coolest, richest and most famous bimbo in the whole world”. Players keep the girls at their target weight using diet pills.

They are given missions, including securing plastic surgery to give their “bimbo” bigger breasts and finding a billionaire boyfriend to bankroll her, while keeping a constant check on her hunger, thirst, happiness and other statistics.

The game, which was launched a month ago, already has nearly 200,000 British players, most of whom are girls aged between nine and 16. When they run out of virtual cash, contestants can send text messages costing £1.50 each to top up their accounts.

What ever happened to games like Operation and Hungry Hippos?

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Where the Wild Things Are

Remember that creepy Stephen King movie called Cat’s Eye?  The movie about a tiny, evil troll who lives behind the skirting board of little Drew Barrymore’s bedroom that comes out at night when she is sleeping to suck away her breath and life?  Well, this should rekindle those fears…

Kage no Sekai

“Although at first glance it looks like a regular wooden table, if you look at the shadows on its surface you’ll see the movement of mysterious life forms. When you approach it to have a better look, they sense your presence and hide away. They do not emerge while human shadows are cast over the table, but the life forms hiding within a distant shadow are watching them.”

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Eiffel Anniversary

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So next year marks the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower.  To celebrate, the tower will be adorned with a gigantic webbed Kevlar observation deck on top designed by Serero

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I bet Tom Cruise is bummed he didn’t hold out until the mother-ship was constructed to propose to Katie Holmes.

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