Sunday, June 29, 2008


the cat shit on the carpet again!
but this isn't shit. huh??! it's "catnip poop"! sewn with multi-colored yarn, treated with catnip. my guys love'em. or it's probably love until two days from now, when they pass them up like they never existed, like all the other toys. anyway, there a gas!, they look pretty real, their perfectly mis-shapened, their made by the 14 year old daughter of a local artist. she is one of the artists involved with the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. if your looking to purchase these for christmas, i don't know what the supply would be, or if there are more available. i've e-m a couple of artists and will try to track her down. please check back, i'll change this post if they are available.

Saturday, June 28, 2008


This is Yetti, "he loves to stomp and yell! no one knows why he is always mad.." owlyshadowpuppets make these great shadow puppets from heavy matboard, most are constructed with wires and button hinges to make their appendages move. This one is mine, with a pull of a wire chord, it's arms move from his side all the way to fully extended. I've seen children drawn to these, it's the simplicity of it, hand operated,..and who doesn't love playful monsters and creatures, and familiar characters in large projected shadow. They also sell a large cloth stage imprint for your own shadow puppet play. Owl. Robot. Mermaid.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Crafty Bastards

JUNE 28th, It's here again, the now bi-annual festival of the Crafty Bastards in Silver Spring Md. Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair 2008. Please see the vendors this year HERE.

bright-lights littlecity



Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Gotta love this one, great content, tons of Big HD vids of instructional cooking. Sign up takes seconds, download for iPod, it's ad-free, Rouxbe Cooking School launching this month, top notch tips and advice, and forums. The whole thing sings, and it looks beautiful. ROUXBE.

Monday, June 23, 2008

l.a. crews

PingMags article on L.A. Graffiti

also see 50mm los angeles

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Attman's Delicatessen

Attman's Deli in Baltimore is one of the few still left standing in the heart of the city's "Corned Beef Row". A real New York Jewish Delicatessen right there in Baltimore, and it's been there for almost a century and it's still there, waiting for all of us to come by. So definitely make a trip up there if your into thick piles of pink, dripping, steaming, fatty, tender, corned beef on rye....."Corned Beef, Mustard, Rye, Period".... And with a GIANT, tart pickle..."You want it green or well done?....
Their hot dogs are classic, heaping with kraut, melted mozzarella, topped with jewish bologna. Liverwurst, tongue, matzo, lox, homemade knishes, it's all there, a dizzying array of glorious jewish fare with only the tenth of the tourists of Seventh Ave. Oh and "The Best Reuben In Baltimore". The place is cramped, it's loud, getting a table is like winning the lottery, But the corned beef is buttery, mouth-watering heaven.

,15 Min Lunch Wait
Attman's Delicatessen
1019 E. Lombard St.

Baltimore Md
f 410.563.0222

Saturday, June 21, 2008




What are you looking at?

Oh by the way,
this is not a British chipper, or any other chipper,
this is our chipper,
if yis don't like it... hump off.

yeah, Hump Off!...Eamonn's at King St. Alexandria, is the first Irish fish and chip house I've ever heard of in this area, so no brainer, it's all about the fish! The place is small, and it fills up fast, it opened at noon and in 5 min. it was filled up! I started my meal standing up. Huge cod fillet! Thick! Light beer batter coating, sea salt, great grub. Thick square cut strands of potato they call their chips,..tasty, semi-soggy, but who really cares that much about the chips. Wanted to try their famous prawns but it's a daily thing so was not on the menu this day. They have 7 signature sauces, tried 3, killer Tartar, recommend the Chesapeake & the Kitty O'Shea. .50 each. All chased with a pint of Guiness. Will be back for the prawns. Oh and they have a ton of Irish chips, chocolate and candy for sale,..all Irish junk food, it's pretty cool.

, $$$$$ , 15 Min Lunch Wait
Eamonn's 728 King St. Alexandria Va. 703.299.8384



If you've had pizza at 2 Amy's, The Italian Store, or Pizzeria Paradiso, you gotta try Mia's right? I hauled my ass all the way out to Bethesda to try Melissa Ballingers pie. It was worth it, I had their Margherita, their classic staple, went straight to the heart. Soft, thin, light and airy crust, tomatoes straight from San Marzano Italy, and Buffalo mozzarella, cooked in a wood fire oven. You can see the oven from the street, the things blazing too. Ultra laid back atmosphere, has the feel of airy Santa Monica casual eatery, right there in the cozy art district of Bethesda. They got alot of pizza choices, great wine, and their Meatball Sliders are killer.

, $$$$$ , 15 Min Lunch Wait
Mia's 4926 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, Md 301.718.6427

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

FIFA World Cup 2010

Two down, two to go, very looking forward to the next international throw-down, FIFA World Cup 2010. See
The Italians are the favorites again, Ghanaians are still pissed, about the "shafting " from the officials, as they should be, the clubs from Argentina, Korea, Germany, Denmark are already pricking up ears around the world, and for the first time in World Cup history, the country of Brazil will be represented! Cant wait for the fans, the booze, the goals, the international camaraderie, the fans, the booze, the Brazilian women, the goals,.and the goals. It's not a sports tournament for your local city, against a another rival city, it's YOU against the world. 2010 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup Compiliation/Highlights - The most amazing videos are a click away
Don't let the eye fool you, PLEASE LOOK CAREFULLY, first make sure your monitor is correctly color-calibrated. View this aquatic image carefully, take your time and see if you can correctly spot the No-Talent.


"HELLO,..EXACTLY!" Yes, saw The HAPPENING, or The Crappening, I like to call it..get it? And when I was in the middle of viewing this hideous disaster, I was thinkin to myself, what the hell is.........HAPPENING? to me,.... what the hell,.... is HAPPENING?,.... to me.. in this god-forsaken movie. What was HAPPENING was clinical depression, it was the most definitive act of a ten dollar bill wasted that I will ever experience. I was dying to know what was HAPPENING in the theatre next door.
I'm a huge fan of M Night Shamaloo, but this.. I have never seen a movie where every actor in it acted like they did not want to be there. And the charm of Zoey Deschanel...non-existent in this one. I dont even feel like getting into the whole premise of a movie where plants feel "oppressed" and then take it out on humans. Avoid this one, wait for the dvd, and when I say that, I mean wait until it comes out on DVD and then knock over the display.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

HBO Documentary Film Series

HBO has finally put their somewhat sporadic presentations of their often well produced documentary films into one recognizable package!! It's called the HBO Documentary Film Series. It premiered on Monday June 9th and will present a new feature every Monday at 9pm until August 25th. If you love docs as much as I do then it's pretty much like the circus coming to town. Check your local listings for the repeat scheduling. Please see the Complete Schedule Here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance's acceptance speech from the 2008 Tony Awards, for Best Actor in a play in a leading role for Boeing Boeing.

Action Park

I first heard of Action Park from a message board I go to that's based in NY and has alot of members from New Jersey. There was a thread on it that reminisced about this amusement park in Vernon Township New Jersey that the locals used to frequent because it was the most convenient place to have fun in the summer. The topic of the thread was completely about how this facility was a haven for employee negligence and poorly designed, unsafe rides. I thought it was a joke, until I checked it out.
The doctors at local hospitals named the park "Traction Park", "Accident Park", "Class Action Park". It eventually closed due to repeat violations and personal injury lawsuits. Cuts, scraps, bruises, broken bones, near drownings, were a daily occurance..hilarious or sad??

• In 1980, a 19-year-old park employee was killed on the alpine slide. His car jumped the track and his head struck a rock.
• In 1982, a 15-year-old boy drowned in the Wave Pool.
• A week later, a 27-year-old man from Long Island was electrocuted after falling out of his kayak on The Kayak Experience.
• In 1984, a man died of a heart attack supposedly caused by cold water in the pool beneath the Tarzan Swing (the drained Tarzan Swing pool is pictured above, courtesy of Abandoned But Not Forgotten.)
• Later that year, an 18-year-old from Brooklyn drowned in the Wave Pool.
• In 1987, another 18-year-old drowned in the Wave Pool.

Action Park shut its doors in 1996, and has since reopened as Mountain Creek Water park, with an increased emphasis on safety. So far, no deaths have been reported.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


a dog: "you feed me and give me shelter, you must be a god."
a cat: "you feed me and give me shelter, I must be a god."

This is my cat Katie. She'll be 6 in August. The longest 6 years of my life. I got her at 5 weeks. She could barely see, she just got separated from one of 6 brothers, and if I wasn't gonna take her some 70 year old woman would of gotten her. If I could tell her.."one more screw up and it's straight to aunt Mamie!"... I would. My living situation keeps me from having a dog, and I wanted a companion, and I got one in spades. Katie is the coolest, but you can throw her into the "shy cat" category, but,.. as soon as a guest leaves, for her, it's celebrate Gray Cat Day, everyday.

A couple weird things, she hides from thunder, but will stand next to a loud vacuum cleaner. She begs for scraps but when offered, will literally trot away from it. She often sleeps belly up,.. 4 legs up. She loves baths. She'll only drink very cold water. She's cool, she looks good, she's smart, and there ain't a single thing you can put past her. And I love her to death.