30 March 2008

26 March 2008

Indier Than Thou Muxtape



In response to the Muxtape madness of the last few day I convinced Sammich to put on together. The theme is Indier Than Thou . Click to listen.



That Tullycraft song pisses me off, because Tullycraft is annoying and how dare they diss the Lemonheads, but it does fit in perf with the theme.


Also "TIME AFTER TIME WAS MY LEAST FAVORITE SONG!"

25 March 2008

Bus Tickets


Designer Aleksey Belyalov has an amazing collection of bus tickets from Argentina on his blog. They are pretty rad, some of the ones above have literary quotes from, or sayings on them. If you've ever met any one from Argentina you've no doubt heard we're a pretty literate bunch. Just sayin'. There is a whole history of the tickets on the BusArg site.
This led to me thinking about whether there was a site like this for SF Muni Fast Passes. If you've never seen them, Fast Passes are pretty amazing. There is a new pass each month and since they always need to be pretty different you end up with some pretty crazy color schemes. People save their Fast Passes like collector's items, a friend of mine has all of her youth passes since elementary school when they used to have seasonal characters like little snowmen and stuff. A few years ago I saw this flyer asking for old Fast Passes for an art project, but I wasn't willing to give mine up.
I googled it today and I happened to find an article about the artist John Kuzich who needed the Fast Passes and oddly it was written today. SYNERGY! Apparently he still needs Fast Passes.

You know what else has cool design, those tickets they give (gave) you at Coney Island for the the rides. If anyone finds scans of those let me know.

p.s. I found one on flickr

24 March 2008

Crown of Feathers

Omg who does this remind of?

You can get a custom made one from Feather Witch on Etsy.


Via Vain and Vapid

AA Medallions

I was looking a the Bittersweets NY website yesterday and I came across this sobriety chip cast in sterling silver by Nails to Nickels.
This reminded me of a time when I was a teenager and a friend gave me a purple 24 hour sobriety token, he had gotten at AA and I put it on my key chain. Months later when I dropped off my car for an oil change the mechanic said "So I see you are a friend of Bob's" not being a recovering alcoholic I had no idea what he was talking about and I think I just stuttered something about it belonging to a friend and ran out of there. I've been embarrassed about it ever since.



Nails and Nickels is all about recasting everyday items in precious metals. She has a whole line of AA chips and NA keychains cast in silver and some really cool coins and other tokens.

This led me to go on a search for more AA tokens and I found tons of places that sell them online.

There are some are pretty cool ones and a bunch of tacky ones. Many have the serenity prayer printed on them or other AA slogans like "Keep coming back", "To thine own self be true" "There are no strangers here only friends we haven't met yet" and "One day at a time". I found a whole history of AA tokens here.

There is something cool about the whole ceremonial aspect of these. They are these secret little treasures that you might not ever know about if you aren't in AA.

The also sorta remind me of those metal token you can personalize at the arcade, like in
Harold and Maude. I'm not sure how common those are, we used to get them at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (also where the scene in the movie takes place) but I am not sure if I have seen them anywhere else.
These are from the Sober Camel.
I guess Native American's have their own version of the serenity prayer
A patriotic eagle with attitude
A pretty butterfly
Here's one in Spanish
Women in Recovery


23 March 2008

22 March 2008

Labelscar

I found this site of creepy abandoned malls. I wrote about it for cool hunting. Ami made fun of me for writing a thesis post, but whateves maybe it's all going to come in handy when I get my PhD in Mallology.

20 March 2008

Sandwiches and Stuff

Even though sandwiches are generally kind of boring and I associate them with all these tedious things like midtown lunch breaks and elementary school, people sure do get pretty passionate about them. There is the whole Stuff White People Like entry on Expensive Sandwiches, and then there was Joey on Friends and that amazing sandwich that Adam Sandler made in Spanglish. Also Spanglish is totally a good movie especially if you are interested in issues of immigration and transculturation or bonkers hot Spanish actresses like Paz Vega.

During one of the brief periods that I had cable I managed to catch this PBS documentary called Sandwiches That You Will Like. They went all across the country to these sandwich places that are known for having the best of whatever their regional sandwich is Muffeletta, Pastrami, Loose Meat, etc. They go to those two cheesesteak places in Philly that are across the street from each other and have this intense long standing rivalry. I went to Philly a month ago and we didnt know which one to chose but we decided on Pat's because Geno's
Okay I won't go into a political diatribe about immigrant rights, mostly because the cheesesteak at Pat's wasn't even good. I realize that I made a huge mistake in that I ordered it with Provolone instead of Whiz but still, and also it had gross canned mushrooms.


Anyway Sandwiches, so lately I've been seeing some crazy sandwiches. I saw this one at the cafe at Target in Serramonte (Daly City, CA). I love it because it is such a bizarre thing for someone to have devoted that kind of effort to, making a PB&J for people who can't decide between white bread and whole wheat.
had a bunch of racist signs about how you need to order in English and how we should thank the Marines for the fact that we know English. Look at that sign, seriously "(1) per customer".
Also check out this little cutie I got a Dean and Deluca. Such a perfect little snack. It was pretty good, turkey with cheese, lettuce, tomato and everything. But of seeing as how it was from D&D and I do seem to operate as a white person most of the time it was pretty expensive ($3.50).

19 March 2008