Category Archives: crime

Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drops

This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long while. And I’m sorry that this is basically just a cut/paste post, but I figured I’d let the artist speak for himself:

I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks. ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. ‘Dead Drops’ is still in progress, to be continued here and in more cities. Full documentation, movie, map and ‘How to make your own dead drop’ manual coming soon! Stay tuned.

Dead drop (Wikipedia)

Visit Aram’s blog and the official ‘Dead Drops’ page for more information and locations!


FILMS PT 2 09042010

today we are making pancakes OR getting mate lattes. iiiiit’s saturday! the day of indecision. also i’m trying to convince everyone to go get their haircut..together. la james, here we come!


a new film by darren aronofsky, about ballerinas! so cute.


casey affleck plays a cool guy; a murderer. directed by michael winterbottom, who did a mighty heart and 24 hour party people. is that a good enough description? probably not. the trailer is chilling, though, so give it a watch.


i think this film looks like garbage. BUT. i love street art, and i suppose if a street artist were to make a film, it would be banksy. check it out.

love and happy labor day! it’s a holiday


Laconic Oration – February

Laconic Oration is a blog full of interesting/inspiring images. It’s a baby created by Natalie and me.

Every month, I take a handful of my favorite images from the month and post them here. For example: January, December, November, October, and September.



Laconic Oration – September

Well… HERE’S a cop-out! Instead of taking the time to write a real post, I’m just going to put up 10 images that were featured on Laconic Oration during the month of September…

aw heck. make it 11.

via Laconic Oration

ASCAP attacking blogs for embedding YouTube videos

real cool, ASCAP. real. cool.

read about it on

this doesn’t make sense to me, because, from what i understand, if the owner of a music video doesn’t want it on youtube, they can get it pulled. maybe i’m confused, but regardless… is it really the blogs that ASCAP should be going after? seems to me that their whole battle should be waged against YouTube. if YouTube didn’t host the videos, bloggers couldn’t share them. right? and, ultimately, WHAT THE FUCK DOES IT MATTER?! it’s even less serious than the AWFUL crime of downloading a song from a file sharing site or whatever. get bent.



fuck i’ve been beaten to it!


Modern Pirates

The Somali Pirates have been in the news for the last few years but only recently hit the BIG TIME in the USA after they finally attacked a ship manned by Americans.  In the past they’ve gone after ships from China, Korea, Europe (Europe’s a country, right?) but we ignored it because we only care about the USA.  My girlfriend asked me what the pirates look like and I told her they were probably just black dudes with shirts, pants, and shoes.  I don’t know what she expected; parrots? big hats with skulls? bandanas?  So I looked for pictures online and here’s what I found.

Tracy Morgan?


Is the guy on the left holding a bazooka thing?