Posts Tagged ‘WTF???’

SK8 THING///HAND OF GOD///DANNY WAY GOES TO HEAVEN…

August 5, 2008  |  News, SK8 THING, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

The only redeeming aspect of the culture killer that is X GAMES is the annual appearance of Icarus himself, aka: DANNY WAY. This year was no exception. "Balls of steel" begins to describe this drop in...

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SK8 THING///THE GENIUS OF RODNEY MULLEN…

August 4, 2008  |  Bloodsport, SK8 THING, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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With the corporate youth culture marketing exercise known as X GAMES upon us, we thought it was the right time to take a look back at some highlights from the career of a man whose futuristic style wrote the book for what would be known as street skating in the 21st century: one RODNEY MULLEN. Back in '84 what he did on a shapeless band-aid board was called "freestyle" and his tech-obsessed, kickflip powered riding was awe-inspiring but relegated to the ranks of sideshow acts like Primo & Diane and his signature Powell Peralta deck was the company’s worst selling model. In hindsight, he was a good 20+ years ahead of his time. We still don't even understand half of what we're watching here:

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NEWS///STUPID HUMANS///INVENTOR UNVEILS $100K JET PACK…

July 31, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Death Trip, News, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

The biggest complaint we've got about life in the 21st century, aka: "The Future," is the near-total lack of the really cool inventions Pop Culture has been promising us for the last 50 years. Yeah iPhones are kinda cool, but you still can't do a video or hologram chat on one (WTF Steve Jobs?!?), laptop computers have just created a race of modern information slaves, and anyone found traveling by Segway is pretty much guaranteed (or at the very least, deserves) a severe beat down (especially the fat lazy cops who ride em). We want our flying cars, time machines, and jet packs now! And while you can pretty much file the flying car and time machine ideas in the "never" category, this week inventor GLENN MARTIN unveiled the first fully functional consumer-grade jet pack in the futuristic town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin proving that some semblance of a Jetson-ian future might not be too far off. Demonstrating the pack in the video here was the inventor's 16-year-old son (after all, you can always make more kids, right?) who was prevented by spotters from taking to full flight in public until more test flights have been completed. Designed to fly an average-sized pilot 30 miles in 30 minutes on a 5-gallon tank of gas, the MARTIN JET PACK can be had for a measly $100,000 Earth dollars, and since it is designed to conform to the FAA's definition of an ultralight vehicle—which weighs less than 254 pounds and carries only one passenger—a pilot's license won't be required for users. No word yet on when the death machine will go on sale but we've got a short list of "friends" we'd love to gift them to...

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WTF FILES?!?///A SECRET SHAME…

July 31, 2008  |  Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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ALASKA///ROAD TRIPPIN///DR ROMANELLI LOST IN THE GREAT WIDE OPEN, DAY III…

July 25, 2008  |  Alaska, Art & Commerce, Dr Romanelli, Road Trippin, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Buried deep in the great white north to photograph his upcoming new collaborative collection with SF-based sneaker spot HUF (more on that soon), Supertouch’s own DARREN “DR” ROMANELLI (with legendary artist & taxidermy addict NATHAN "NACHOS CABRONES" CABRERA in tow) has now piloted a helicopter to a remote Alaskan dog sledding village where the pair—particularly señor Cabrones—look and smell a lot like dinner to the local inhabitants. Will they make it out alive? Will the duo crash & burn in a two seater helicopter that looks more like a remote control toy than a gasoline powered vehicle? Will Romanelli come back planning a thermal underwear streetwear line? Only time will tell. Stay tuned loyal readers. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NYC///NEWS///ESPO WANTS TO WATERBOARD YOUR LAWYER…

July 24, 2008  |  Art Stunts, News, NYC, Politiks, Torture, Uncategorized, Weird Shit, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Espo takes to the streets to enlist some willing waterboard soldiers...

Since Guantanamo Bay isn't technically accepting any new prisoners, our man ESPO aka: STEVE POWERS is ready to set up a little WATERBOARDING torture experiment—in conjunction with NYC-based arts organization CREATIVE TIME—of his own and he needs you or your lawyer to sign up now. READ ON: Read More

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LONDON///ART & COMMERCE///BANKSY ESTABLISHES HIS OWN OFFICIAL “CERTIFICATION” BOARD…

July 10, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Crimes, Banksy, Commerce, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Will the real "BONSKY" please stand up?...

In an effort to thwart bootlegging and the resale of his illegally placed street installations, national living art treasure, knight of the Queen's court, and minister of tourism BANKSY (Sir Banksy, to the common man), has just established an official certification board to authenticate his artworks prior to resale. Yes, you read that right. Appropriately named "Pest Control," the Banksy-appointed committee has declared that all major resellers of his work must consult them first before any secondary market work can be considered truly authentic. A member of Banksy's camp reports, “The works are made for specific sites, and taking them is tantamount to theft. That is why Banksy has approved this authentication system. He certainly doesn’t want the people who’ve removed them making money out of it.” This move comes after three inauthentic works attributed to Banksy went on sale at Bloomsbury Auctions in London without prior certification. And so turns yet another incredible page in the grand work of performance art that is Banksy's career...

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WTF?!? FILES///POLITIKS///OBAMA SUPPORTERS TAKE HIS NAME AS THEIR OWN…

July 10, 2008  |  art, News, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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First Artist Shepard "Hussein" Fairey?... 

First the presumptive next president has a street artist with an arrest record cranking out his campaign artwork, now a legion of BARACK OBAMA's most devoted supporters are adding his name into their own—sometimes legally—as an overt show of allegiance. The most common insertion is the inclusion of Obama's controversially Muslim middle name "Hussein," which has been a target of right wing attention since conservative radio host, Bill Cunningham, scornfully repeated Obama’s middle name three times while introducing John McCain at a campaign rally in February. A typical example of Obama's newfound extended family: “My name is such a vanilla, white-girl American name,” said Ashley "Hussein" Holmes of Indianapolis, who changed her name online “to show how little meaning ‘Hussein’ really has.” READ ON: Read More

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WTF FILES?!?///ART FREAKS///THE 2008 CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE…

July 8, 2008  |  Art Freaks, Art Stunts, NYC, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Unfortunately, no, this is not a new Butthole Surfers video...

When someone says the words "Mermaid Parade" one can't help but imagine a street full of hot, young, half-naked women in forgivably bad costumes. Unfortunately, such was not really the case at the costumed perp walk that was last month's 2008 CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE which instead looked like the movie version of a Vice "Don't" column. Featuring a staggering array of art-damaged revelers in various states of creative undress, the annual event once again proved to be one of the best people watching processions of all time. Technically the country's largest art parade, the parade is actually an homage to Coney Island's long forgotten Mardi Gras that was staged religiously from 1903 to 1954 and invites a stunning array of like-minded exhibitionists to converge on the boardwalk to display their pound(s) of painted flesh. Pour yourself a drink, smear some Vaseline on your computer screen and HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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WTF?!? FILES///WILL IT BLEND?…

June 27, 2008  |  Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off


One iPhone smoothie, coming up!...

Our man TOM DICKSON has been giving us our daily dose of hillbilly fun with his WILL IT BLEND? infomercials for a minute now and we thougth it was time to share our joy. Dickson's imagination knows no bounds when it comes to the objects he drops into his industrial strength BLENDTEC 2000, including cans of Spam, Bic lighters, glow sticks, marbles, crowbars, and our personal favorite, an iPhone. Now we're just waiting on pins and needles for the "body parts" edition...

BIC LIGHTER:

EASY CHEESE:

MARBLES:

WEEZER:

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