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David Hasselhoff.
Aware of his camp appeal or just delusional?
He may not even know himself.

For those of you in the UK*, there's Hoffworld. I recommend steering clear from the chest hair. Don't say I didn't warn you. It's the least I can do since my various Hoff posts may only be adding feul to the fire.

*I was able to access it from the US earlier this evening, but according to the website, it is now only accessible from the UK.
[Source, Source]


Music Makes The People Come Together

Beyonce's fans petition to reshoot her latest video. It looks like she was channeling a Shakira video and then decided to mix in some naughty home video bits with Jay-Z.

Madonna fans petition for more U.S. radio play.

And while on the subject...
My summer has come and (almost) gone without attending The Confessions Tour. I was warned that I might regret not going. This article makes me wonder if I should have seen Madonna in concert before it is too late. (Although, I don't know if a time will come when she will cease to rock pop.)

Even though NBC is broadcasting the concert later this Fall, surely network television will not capture all the essential nuances (crucifixtion reenactments, anti-Bush slurs, crotch grabbing and random dry humping) that make up a Madonna performance. It should be interesting to see what demographic the commercials are geared towards. I'm sure the show will be commercial heavy with a price tag like this.


Skull symbolism.

Draw the pirate.

Piratical resources and Talk like a Pirate
have links for all your pirate needs.

Puzzle Pirates. A gaming community for pirates.

[Bai Ling Via Gilded Moose]

day-lab is currently featuring many pirate treasures:
Pirate shirts with poofy sleeves. Pirate ship necklaces.Scimitar Brooches. ...and that's only naming a handful of the booty available on the


N is For Nerd

The glorious sound of Pi.

The Visual Thesaurus. An interactive dictionary and thesaurus![via]

Nerd ABC's.

It's more than likely you've seen the Human Space Invaders stop-motion video that has been floating around..but have you seen Crate Tetris?


All Covered Up

CoverFlow-Flip through your iTunes Jukebox like...well, a jukebox.

Name that album-Cover Art Challenge. Can you guess the names of the artists and albums without artist and title information?

If for some reason you have been living in a cave and you haven't seen Virgin Digital's Exercise your Music Muscle poster and video, here's something else to ponder.

The Gossip covers Aaliyah. Babygirl, i totally feel it.


Always reliable for some interesting gems.



He Lives:
Jeremy Kost's RoidRage brings back a bit of Warhol flavor to the current paparazzi scene.

The Andy Warholas take Manhattan by storm. I wonder how much they paid for their wigs...probably not
$10, 800.00.

For those of us who do not have 11G to burn, Loop offers a much more affordable piece of the icon.

ReadyMade gives guidance on how you can acheive a Warhol.
(Thanks, k8! x3)

Warhol generator. Click the wee box to the right.Voila, Technicolor!

Death Cab For Andy. Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario has a clever way of promoting their Supernova: Stars, Death and Disasters Warhol exhibit.

He Blogs. Err...at least someone is blogging his diaries.


Don't You Know Who I Am? The Hoff.

Don't Hassel The Hoff. He's too busy being in love with himself. Or getting into bizarre shaving accidents. Or beating his wife. Or being self important. What a Hasshole!

Check out his video, "Jump in My Car." He's actually rocking a "Don't Hassel the Hoff" shirt in the video. It's a painfully humorous joyride in which KITT pulls himself out of his european retirement and whores himself out for a bit of spotlight. Must be a publicity stunt. Stay tuned for some serious white man overbite action happening at the 1 minute mark.

How is this man a judge on a talent show? Oh yeah. The Germans. Or Maybe he's Satan? In which case, yeah. I wouldn't Hassel the Hoff.


Transcending the Page

Reading is Sexy: The Kama Sutra of Reading.

When books and music meet:
Literature inspired songs.
Book/Band name mashup.

Book art:
Books as sculpture.
Books as accessories.

1. A continuous strand of twisted threads of natural or synthetic material, such as wool or nylon, used in weaving or knitting.
2. Informal. A long, often elaborate narrative of real or fictitious adventures; an entertaining tale.
3.All of the above.



Is your current job situation similar to this? Or this? Do you feel suffocated?

Always wanted to try out a new career, but wary that you would eventually come to loathe it as much as your current job? Take a dream job holiday.

Put your daydreaming to work:5 ways to start a company (without quitting your day job). Here's some inspiration: Guardian Unlimited highlights 6 entrepreneurs who made their timely whimsical dreams a reality.

How to attempt to make money blogging.

Do what you suck at.

Of course, you could just blackmail someone for money. Extortr makes it easy.


Haunting Beauty

Audrey Kawasaki. The description of her recent work offered on her blog:

"The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's wildly popular art are contradictions within themselves. Her work is innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive, yet disturbing. Audrey's precise yet fluid technical style is influenced by both Manga comics, and Art Nouveau at the same time. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter."[Via]

I could not have said it better.

Mix It Up

Secret Santa society of mixers: International Mixtape Project.

Tiny Mix Tapes
. The Automatic mixtape generator.

I can't blog about mixtapes without mentioning the single best thing I received for Valentine's Day...ever: Exopolis Inc.'s mixtape. (Eternal thanks to K8 for that one. It rocked our world and about 20 of our friends who "got it".)

Did you miss the hype this Spring? Make your own mixtape of SXSW artists.

Mixtape: The Art of Casstte Culture.

I heart cassettes.


Hello, My Name Is Grup.

Okay, it's official. I'm a Grup. I fit the description in the article (minus the kid part of the equation). Although I'll admit, I've seen onesies with skull and crossbones that I found appropriate and cute...and if I was a breeder, I might purchase one for my offspring.

When I saw the Editors in concert
, I did notice the mixed age of the crowd. I'll admit, ultimately decided that I liked the band based on their reminiscent sound. I wonder if the younger concert-goers realized why their parents wanted to join them so badly.

I also want to attempt to make this iPod cozy and think this is an awesome IM accessory.

When I turned 29 on the 2nd and realized I own a shirt marketed to young teens, I felt a wee bit embarrassed. Eh,whatever. I also wanted to celebrate my birthday by going roller skating but was foiled because, apparently, the kids just aren't into it these days and there are no local rinks.

Name Tag Generator

Happy 4th.

Make your own sparklers!

Americana I can stomach: Fruit Flag.

Queerty's 4th of July history lesson: "They Were a Bunch of Queens With Wigs On."

Songs to BBQ and watch fireworks to:
Skatterbrain, You Aint Picasso

Hey, Listen.

Kwaya Na Kisser blogs two movie related posts:
  • Songs That Make The Movie- My personal favorite is Veruca Salt's (no, not the band, the original.) "I Want It Now". Along with the obligatory Lloyd Dobler boombox serenade, there are also some great tracks you might not of thought to find, like "Goodbye Horses" from Silence of the Lambs.

Pulps gets reissued. Lock up the kids, dear. Myspace just got hotter: Jarvis gets a myspace page. He also pens a new solo tune.

Good Hodgkins and Music Saves team up for a CD Giveaway contest. All you have to do is write a third grade report on why you think music saves.
What makes a good 3rd grade report? It’s short, to the point, imaginative, and sounds like it was written by a 3rd grader. It must start with the phrase “I think MUSIC SAVES because…”
Here’s an example:
Assignment: Write a 3rd grade report about why Thom Yorke is cool.
Report: Thom Yorke is cool because he spells his name with an “h” and he has a lazy eye. He’s in a good band called Radiohead and he shakes a lot when he sings.



gets me as close to my birthday wish to see Madonna as I am going to get (unless there is a special trip planned for to me tomorrow. lol. *sigh*):

Head over to Queerty to get the links to all her coverage.

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