One of the reasons I’ve been posting here less frequently is a little tiny baby, the other is the side projects and events I organize are happening more often and I’ve started doing them regularly in other cities. To that end, here are a few things coming out of my events that might make good gifts.
First up, shirts from the Bacon and Beer Festival. The onesie really is cute. There isn’t a ton of black baby clothes available.
Super Precious Art Gallery produces its fair share of food related art, but the shows lately have been really great. The latest, Punctuation and Grammar, is up right now at Bloc 11 Cafe in Union Square, Somerville, and there’s an opening party on Sunday with coffee and prints.
He often said he had to be a writer because he wasn’t good at anything else. He was not good at being an employee. Back in the mid-1950s, he was employed by Sports Illustrated, briefly. He reported to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that had jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, “The horse jumped over the fucking fence,” and walked out, self-employed again.
I looked in the SI Vault and couldn’t find anything written by Vonnegut, but this anecdote is reported widely around the web.
Maybe there will be more evidence at the memorial library opening soon in Indy.
Via Brian Sample
You know those t-shirts with (usually) 4 names on them? Here’s a list of a lot of them. My favorite is Van Halen.
I believe the only thing you can say about this is, “Oh, HELL YEAH!”
The Chris Piascik Cattitude! T Shirt I talked about last week is a reality. Behold the glory and go get yourself one!
Also, I’d been meaning to share this video of him doing his thing. Now you know what he looks like.
I would like t-shirts for both of these. That is all.
1. Print Brigade, or PRBR, has got just what you need for your body. That is, if you like wearing good looking T Shirts. (If you don’t believe me because they’re friends, would you believe Thrillist?)
2. Family Dinner for One, or FDF1, has got just what you need for your body. That is, if you like wearing good looking T Shirts. (If you don’t believe me because they’re acquaintances, would you believe The Boston Globe?)
Both places have several designs, so if you don’t like bicycles or kittens, you can still have fun.
I didn’t realize last week that the zombie food chain shirt was made by Olly Moss, the guy who made the “Spoilt” T shirt with all the movie spoilers on it. He’s good.
Now he’s reimagined a collection of movie posters in a sparse, delicious style.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is good. Rain Man is super clever, but Die Hard is the best.