LA-based designers Band of Outsiders team with Sperry to turn old-fashioned boat shoes inside out, literally (heh heh heh). Available in the three styles pictured at Tres Bien for stupid amounts of money.
A really cool take on porcelain dinnerware from The Future Perfect collective of designers. It's refreshing to see innovation like this in an area most people equate with stuffy family dinners at grandma's house. Stuffy dinners like Thanksgiving, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, and I forgot what I was talking about before...
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I can't talk too much about this because I am a little sick I couldn't witness Phish's three night reunion stand at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. I will say that I went to my first Phish show in 1995 and that I have...complex feelings about the band. That isn't to say I wouldn't have traded a kidney for a ticket to these shows:
03.06.09 :: Hampton Coliseum :: Hampton, VA
Set I: Fluffhead*, The Divided Sky, Chalkdust Torture, Sample in a Jar, Stash, I Didn't Know#, Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Farmhouse, NICU, Horn, Rift, Train Song, Water in the Sky, Squirming Coil, David Bowie
Set II: Backwards Down The Number Line^, Tweezer, Taste, Possum, Theme from the Bottom, First Tube, Harry Hood, Waste, You Enjoy Myself
E: Grind**, Bouncing Around the Room, Loving Cup
* Last played 9/28/2000
# with Trey on drums
** Last played 12/30/98
03.07.09 :: Hampton Coliseum :: Hampton, VA
Set I: Back On The Train, Runaway Jim, Brian and Robert, Split Open and Melt, Heavy Things, Punch You in the Eye, Gumbo, Reba, Mexican Cousin, It's Ice, Halley's Comet, Beauty of a Broken Heart*, Guelah Papyrus*, Lawn Boy, Run Like An Antelope
Set II: Rock and Roll, Limb By Limb, Ghost, Piper, Birds of a Feather, Wolfman's Brother, Prince Caspian, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Character Zero
E: A Day in the Life
*First time played
03.08.09 :: Hampton Coliseum :: Hampton, VA
Set I: Sanity, Wilson, Foam, Bathtub Gin, Undermind, AC/DC Bag, My Friend My Friend, Scent Of A Mule, All Of These Dreams, Maze, She Thinks I Still Care*, Army Of One, Tube, Cars Trucks & Buses, Free, Frankenstein**
Set II: Down With Disease, Seven Below, Horse > Silent In The Morning, Twist, 2001, Moma Dance, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Wading In The Velvet Sea, Slave To The Traffic Light
Gizmodo is reporting that Chinese hackers have cracked the algorithm which generates the code for iTunes giftcards. I hate iTunes and am not a fan of Apple in general, so while I won't be baiting the FBI or identity thieves by purchasing codes from Chinese websites, I will admit that I am laughing diabolically on the inside. Looks like prices have increased a bit, but $40 for a $200 gift card is still a good deal...and pretty funny.
Maybe you will find it here. Admittedly it's a long shot, and if we're going to get all existential, we might as well give up now because you won't find meaning on this page. You may, however, inadvertently discover something new that makes you think, or wonder, or dream of a new place, person, or thing. I like to call that a stimulus.
Life can be a taxing, trying, tedious exercise, but it doesn't have to be. Introduce some stimulation into your life. Do something you shouldn't. Say something you wouldn't. Make today remarkable for even one thing, and you will have a far more interesting tomorrow, and it only gets better the longer you can keep it up.
This is not the Grail, but it will always offer content that will make you laugh, or create, or disagree, or find a better way. Stimulation and innovation are what we eat and drink, and we will search the length and breadth of this digital universe to bring them right here, just for you.