Bacon and Beer Festival Wayne’s World Poster

I’m in love with this year’s Bacon and Beer Festival art. It’s by Chris Piascik who is great at art, but lousy at being friendly.

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Also, we have new branding for Bacon and Beer Festival by Josh LaFayette who is great at art AND great at being friendly. Go figure.

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T Shirts and details and ticket info available in a couple weeks.

Bacon and Beer Festival Wayne’s World Poster

Super Precious Art Gallery mini-Groundhog Day art show

Groundhog Day Art

About a year ago, I started an art gallery project that would feature semi-regular art shows featuring affordable and collectable art inspired by a specific theme. The first show we did was kind of a test show inspired by the movie Groundhog Day. A year later when it came time to decide what show to do for our birthday, the only possible choice was… doing another show inspired by Groundhog Day. Pretty meta, huh? In any case, check out this year’s Groundhog Day show and click around the gallery if you haven’t already.

Super Precious Art Gallery mini-Groundhog Day art show

Everything Tracy Jordan Said Seasons 1-5

Below are links to everything Tracy Jordan said in each season of 30 Rock up through Season 5 in honor of 30 Rock’s last episode. I have a little less time than I used to, so I haven’t done Season 6 and Season 7, and now that the show’s over they’ll probably never get done (if I’m being honest). These are just transcripts of Tracy Jordan’s dialogue without context, which some people find boring. I find them magical. You can also find Everything Don Draper Said and a few characters from Lost, too.

Everything Tracy Jordan Said Season 1
Everything Tracy Jordan Said Season 2
Everything Tracy Jordan Said Season 3
Everything Tracy Jordan Said Season 4
Everything Tracy Jordan Said Season 5

Everything Tracy Jordan Said Seasons 1-5

Scott Brown debate preparation generator

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Signs point to former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown running for John Kerry’s seat when it opens up later this year. Last night, Brown seemingly got a bit tipsy, and possibly revealed his future debate strategy. I thought whomever his Democratic opponent is might want to prepare for this type of debate by practicing with this debate generator. If you’d like to practice debating Senator Brown, ask a question or express a position in the box below and click “Request Scott Brown’s Response.”

var putput = function() {
$(“#thatswhatshesaid”).hide();
fi = $(“input[name=’statement’]”).val();
if (!fi || fi === “”) { return; }
var fields = {
response: [“Bqhatevwr”, “Whatever”, “Yes. Get ready,”, “Your brilliant”, “Bqhatevwr”,]
};
var rand = function(x){return x[Math.floor(Math.random()*x.length)];};
var result = rand(fields[‘response’]);
$(“#thatswhatshesaid”).html(result);
$(“#thatswhatshesaid”).fadeIn(“fast”);
};

Enter a political position here: 

Request Scott Brown’s position

Scott Brown debate preparation generator

New Year’s Resolutions – Super Precious Art Gallery

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The latest Super Precious Art Gallery show, New Year’s Resolutions, is now online. There are 14 pieces from 10 artists who all created art inspired by a theme of New Year’s Resolutions. Show looks pretty good. Check it out and tell your friends! (Super Precious Art Gallery is a project of mine started in 2012. The gallery lives mostly online with pop up art openings to celebrate new shows.)

New Year’s Resolutions – Super Precious Art Gallery

10 favorite things from 2012

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A friend asked me to put together a list of my top 10 favorite things of 2012. Now, you know I love the internet, so this list is mostly things from there. And normally when I see something I like, I post it online, so I looked through everything I posted this year and pulled out my favorite internet things. Some of this stuff might be from before 2012, but I discovered it this year, so it fits. While looking through everything I posted this year, I also, pulled out everything else I really liked a lot. So there’s my top 10 favorite things from 2012, and then the honorable mentions. There are no longreads on this list, which I think I might do in another post. The posts below are mostly from here and Kottke.org, where I’ve been posting regularly this year.

Top 10 favorite things of 2012 in no specific order.
Dancing in Houston Robyn vs Whitney mashup.
Dub step cat.
Bonkers Russian gymnastics video.
Ducky the new black kitten we got this summer. But also, James.
San Diego Fireworks show. Second angle.
The chicken nuggets at Tasty Burger.
Dollar Shave Club commercial
List of Ancient Pompeian graffiti including “Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!”
Some boats in a race.
Cannonball on frozen pool.

2012 Favorite things honorable mentions
Sperm from cooked squid can implant in your mouth.
NFL punter kicks Maryland politician around over gay marriage
Bill Clinton plays M83.
How hot dogs are made again.
I love this screaming sheep.
Downhill skateboarder hits deer.
BMX breakdancing.
Mister Rogers remixed.
Machine that can create anything.
Shutter speed synced with helicopter rotors.
Mario goes berserk.
Great white shark remix.
Using a plastic bottle to separate eggs.
Mr. Wizard’s a dick.
What happens when you crack an egg 60 feet under water??
Wastelander Panda.
Yogurt gives mice bigger balls.
100% the best skateboarding video I saw today.
Slow motion skating.

What about you? What’d you like this year?

10 favorite things from 2012

Impolitic: Propaganda for Non-Politicians

The latest Super Precious show is up and it’s called Impolitic: Propaganda for Non-Politicians. I was trying to pick one or two pieces from the show, but it was too hard. They’re all pretty great. I figured a better way to get your attention would be to list the references/causes represented in the show.

In all, there are 27 pieces from 21 artists. Click through to check them out.

Pizza
Agent Dale Cooper / Twin Peaks
Biggie Smalls
Calvin & Hobbes and Susie
Shredder / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Q*Bert
Johnny Cash
Megatron / Transformers
Donkey Kong
Jack Donaghy / 30 Rock
George Takei / Star Trek
Dr. Who
Community
Boats
Ghosts
Nancy Grace
Zombies
Cthulhu
Coraline

Impolitic: Propaganda for Non-Politicians

Lone Star Taco (NYC) Fundraiser

UPDATE 4:00pm:
Thank you! We have more than doubled our goal to send Lonestar Taco out to give away free tacos. They will be going out Sunday, and pending logistics, they may go for a second day, too. The balance of the donations will be donated to funds providing immediate relief in NYC, and if you’d still like to support this effort, please consider donating to one of the pages below. I’m very excited about how the Boston food community and friends from around the country came together to make this possible. Your generosity is amazing.

Other ways to help:
Brooklyn Recovery Fund
NYC.gov/fun
Redcross.org

I was relieved on Monday when Boston was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Sandy, but that relief was tempered Monday evening when reports started coming out of the destruction in New York City. Things are going to be hard there for weeks and months. I’ve been heartened by stories of people stepping up and helping their neighbors and strangers, offering something as simple as a plug to charge a cell phone. On Thursday morning, I saw that some friends of friends, Lonestar Taco from NYC were headed out to make tacos for people in lower Manhattan, an area especially hard hit by Sandy. They’ve got a stall at the New Amsterdam Market and wanted to help in their neighborhood. It seemed extremely generous of them, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Later in the afternoon, I wondered if the Boston food community could do something to help Lone Star feed more people. A few hours later, I was talking to Tracie from Lonestar on the phone and asking if they’d be willing to go out again if Boston could pay for it. And here we are, so Boston food lovers, it is time to step up. (Actually, you don’t have to be from Boston or love food, your generosity is appreciated still.)

-It will cost Lonestar about $525 to set up for the day and give out free tacos again. That’s what we’re going to raise.
-If we don’t get to $525, the money will be donated to the Red Cross.
-If we get more than $525, the money will be donated to the Red Cross (or Lonestar will go out another day).
-Right now, the plan is for Lonestar to go out on Sunday, but a few things need to fall into place for that to work (like us raising the money).

That’s it. Let’s get some people fed. Kick in a couple bucks, and let’s do this together. – Aaron @unlikelywords / @eatboston

Here’s a note from Tracie and Wayne of Lonestar Taco talking about why they went out Thursday in the first place.

After the past few days of being stuck inside listening to the radio, Wayne and I felt that we needed to do something. We decided that the best thing we could do is use our skills and help feed people, so yesterday we set up in front of New Amsterdam Market’s offices. The seaport is devastated – I could see the water mark on the buildings and in some places it was above my head. Businesses and homes have been destroyed, people were very focused on cleaning up but they seemed exhausted and dazed. We were glad that we were able to give a bit of a respite from the horrible situation by providing some hot food. The market this weekend is canceled, so instead, we’re raising funds so that we can feed more people in need on Sunday.

Lone Star Taco (NYC) Fundraiser

List of candies

I made a list of 85 different candies I could find names for and then sorted them into different sections based on how I feel about them. The sorting combines how I used to feel about the candies with how I feel about them now. For instance, Skittles used to be one of the A+, number 1 candies to get on Halloween, but now I think about how if you have two different flavored Skittles in your mouth at a time, they cancel each other out and turn into a rancid muck. In making this list, I learned I’m ambivalent about a lot of different kind of candies. That was surprising to me.

Also, a special warning. If something is motivating you to give out Raisinets on Halloween, don’t. They are terrible and you are terrible for thinking about it. Just give out raisins or a toothbrush. If you’re going for it, go for it. Raisinets are an attack on Halloween, and that’s fine, just don’t try to mask your intentions. It’s disingenuous.

Top shelf

Cadbury creme eggs
M&Ms
Milky Way
Peeps
Reese’s peanut butter cup
Reese’s pieces
Snickers
Three Musketeers

I like this

Andes Mints
Baby Ruth
Good & Plenty
Heath bar
Hot Tamales
Junior Mints
Kit-Kat
Laffy Taffy
Rolo
Sprees
Take Five
Twix
York Peppermint Patties

Not bad/Not sure if I’ve had

100 GRAND Bar
5th Avenue
Atomic Fireball
Butterfinger
Chiclets Gum
Clark bar
Cow Tales
Gummi bears or worms
Hershey Bar
Jawbreakers
Jelly beans
Jolly Ranchers
Krackel chocolate bar
Lemonheads
Lifesavers
Mallobar
Mentos
Mike and Ike
Milk Duds
Mr. Goodbar
Nerds
Nik-L-Nips
Now and Later
Nutrageous
Oh Henry
Pay Day
Pez
Pixie Stix
Pocky
Pop Rocks
Skittles
Sour Patch Kids
Starburst
Sugar Daddy
Swedish Fish
Sweet Tarts
Symphony Bar
Twizzlers
Whatchamacallit
Zagnut

If I was starving

Bazooka Bubble Gum
Blow Pops
Candy Canes
Candy cigarettes
Dots
Fun Dip
Hershey’s Kiss
JuJu Bes
Necco wafers
Ring Pops
Toblerone
Tootsie Rolls/Tootsie Roll pops
Wax lips
Werther’s Original

Burn it with fire

Almond Joy
Candy corn
Chunky Singles
Circus peanuts
Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses
Mounds
Red Vines
Smarties
Whoppers

Worst candy in existence

Raisinets

List of candies