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things i like:
rock'n'roll, country, punk & metal.
bands that combine all four successfully.
design, graphic & interior.
the intersection of philosophy & sociology.
ampersands.
andrew wk.
emergent gameplay, of the videogaming variety.
cursing.
beards.
beer.
bbq.
cjlo.
deep fried everything.
americana.
making lists
, including this one of my life's ambitions, and these of things on my mind at the time.

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i took a trip! read about it here.

evidence of my lame yuppie side on my (gasp!) house blog here.

vicemag:

We Read the MegaUpload Indictment Papers So You Wouldn’t Have to
In less than 24 hours, Megaupload has gone from the world’s largest broadcaster of pirated material to the most interesting criminal case in US digital law. Megaupload’s seizure came just a few hours after the news broke that its CEO was Swizz fucking Beatz, leaving the world’s head spinning as it struggles to figure out how the guy who left his lady for Alicia Keys and produced this DMX song was at the head of a piracy ring. (Update: Fader is reporting that this is untrue.)
Almost immediately after Megaupload was shut down, Anonymous responded by crashing the websites of the FBI, MPAA, RIAA and Universal Music Group. A lot of people in “the media” have been talking about the case today, but no one seems to have taken the time to read through the leaked 72-page US government document regarding the indictment. What with Megaupload down, we had nothing better to do so we read the whole thing cover to cover. Here are the juicy details:

- Megaupload spent $2.4 million on yacht rentals in June 2011 alone.
- The US government is after $175 million in assets, including 59 different bank accounts. Many of them Chinese. Two are from Citibank.
- The US is looking for at least 14 Benzes, a Predator statue, two 108 inch TVs, a Seadoo, a 1957 Cadillac, a Maserati, and a Mini Cooper.
-Kim owned a Rolls Royce Phantom with a license plate that read “GOD.” Some of the tags on his other cars included: GUITLY, STONED, GOOD, CEO, MAFIA, and HACKER.

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The fact that the majority share of solid, interesting, and relevant journalism that I’ve been reading recently comes from Vice Magazine either says something about me, or about it. Either way, here’s another heavy hitter from the same people that regularly bring you such edifying content as “Drug-Related Photoshop Art” and “The Pros and Cons of Dwarf Tossing”. 

vicemag:

We Read the MegaUpload Indictment Papers So You Wouldn’t Have to

In less than 24 hours, Megaupload has gone from the world’s largest broadcaster of pirated material to the most interesting criminal case in US digital law. Megaupload’s seizure came just a few hours after the news broke that its CEO was Swizz fucking Beatz, leaving the world’s head spinning as it struggles to figure out how the guy who left his lady for Alicia Keys and produced this DMX song was at the head of a piracy ring. (Update: Fader is reporting that this is untrue.)

Almost immediately after Megaupload was shut down, Anonymous responded by crashing the websites of the FBI, MPAA, RIAA and Universal Music Group. A lot of people in “the media” have been talking about the case today, but no one seems to have taken the time to read through the leaked 72-page US government document regarding the indictment. What with Megaupload down, we had nothing better to do so we read the whole thing cover to cover. Here are the juicy details:

- Megaupload spent $2.4 million on yacht rentals in June 2011 alone.

- The US government is after $175 million in assets, including 59 different bank accounts. Many of them Chinese. Two are from Citibank.

- The US is looking for at least 14 Benzes, a Predator statue, two 108 inch TVs, a Seadoo, a 1957 Cadillac, a Maserati, and a Mini Cooper.

-Kim owned a Rolls Royce Phantom with a license plate that read “GOD.” Some of the tags on his other cars included: GUITLY, STONED, GOOD, CEO, MAFIA, and HACKER.

The fact that the majority share of solid, interesting, and relevant journalism that I’ve been reading recently comes from Vice Magazine either says something about me, or about it. Either way, here’s another heavy hitter from the same people that regularly bring you such edifying content as “Drug-Related Photoshop Art” and “The Pros and Cons of Dwarf Tossing”. 

vicemag:

I only learned the secret of Horseshit magazine last year, while patronizing a local military-surplus shop. It was one of those menacing and increasingly rare army-navy stores popularized in 1993’s Falling Down—grimly dim, decorated with Nazi artifacts and dangling gas masks. I got the feeling it was the kind of place where one must be careful not to wander too far toward the back room, lest one never come out. Even as the shopkeeper chatted with another customer, I could feel his eyes watching me.Read the rest at Vice Magazine: THE OFFENSIVE REVIEW - In 1965, ‘Horseshit’ Magazine Launched a Full-Frontal Assault on Everyone. So Why Has No One Heard of It? - Vice Magazine 

vicemag:

I only learned the secret of Horseshit magazine last year, while patronizing a local military-surplus shop. It was one of those menacing and increasingly rare army-navy stores popularized in 1993’s Falling Down—grimly dim, decorated with Nazi artifacts and dangling gas masks. I got the feeling it was the kind of place where one must be careful not to wander too far toward the back room, lest one never come out. Even as the shopkeeper chatted with another customer, I could feel his eyes watching me.


Read the rest at Vice Magazine: THE OFFENSIVE REVIEW - In 1965, ‘Horseshit’ Magazine Launched a Full-Frontal Assault on Everyone. So Why Has No One Heard of It? - Vice Magazine 

"According to the TV, shaving was invented to make men look younger. That’s what’s so great about seeing big beards on little kids. While thirty-somethings are fanatically primping and preening their aging faces, these cherubs are sitting in a bar all day pissing their soft skin away like it grows on trees." (via DOs & DON’Ts - Vice Magazine)
This pretty much nails my dominant beard theory, about the benefits of hiding pretty faces under giant beards… you know, hiding your light under a bushel and all that.

"According to the TV, shaving was invented to make men look younger. That’s what’s so great about seeing big beards on little kids. While thirty-somethings are fanatically primping and preening their aging faces, these cherubs are sitting in a bar all day pissing their soft skin away like it grows on trees." (via DOs & DON’Ts - Vice Magazine)

This pretty much nails my dominant beard theory, about the benefits of hiding pretty faces under giant beards… you know, hiding your light under a bushel and all that.

vicemag:

While I stood in line to piss at Six Flags New Jersey–taking a break from the Sean Hannity Freedom Concert this weekend–I witnessed the following: A brown-skinned kid (probably Indian, maaybe Arab) got behind me to use the bathroom. Behind him, two grizzled guys with bandannas tied around their heads, sporting beards freshly bought “Freedom Tour” t-shirts, started talking very loudly to each other.Read the rest at Vice Magazine: DEAR VICE - TEA BAGGIN’ WITH SKYNYRD - Viceland Today 

Am I the last person to know that Vice is on Tumblr? Man, I am just one step closer to condensing everything I want on the Internet into one neverending stream. As for this article, it’s only just alright, and definitely not as interesting as either the band or the magazine itself.

vicemag:

While I stood in line to piss at Six Flags New Jersey–taking a break from the Sean Hannity Freedom Concert this weekend–I witnessed the following: A brown-skinned kid (probably Indian, maaybe Arab) got behind me to use the bathroom. Behind him, two grizzled guys with bandannas tied around their heads, sporting beards freshly bought “Freedom Tour” t-shirts, started talking very loudly to each other.

Read the rest at Vice Magazine: DEAR VICE - TEA BAGGIN’ WITH SKYNYRD - Viceland Today 

Am I the last person to know that Vice is on Tumblr? Man, I am just one step closer to condensing everything I want on the Internet into one neverending stream. As for this article, it’s only just alright, and definitely not as interesting as either the band or the magazine itself.

This is one of my most prized possessions. The original Vice magazine was a gift from a friend, and I took it to the first AWK show in Montreal, where Andrew was nice enough to write me a long note (and give me one of the best hugs ever) between swigs from a bottle of chocolate milk.

This is one of my most prized possessions. The original Vice magazine was a gift from a friend, and I took it to the first AWK show in Montreal, where Andrew was nice enough to write me a long note (and give me one of the best hugs ever) between swigs from a bottle of chocolate milk.