Archive for January, 2009

hail to the chief

Friday, January 30th, 2009

SO GOOD and AWESOME. in my fantasies of our dreamboat head of state, this would totally be 100% factual:

choice nuggets from the article:

"Later, the defense secretary attempted to find common ground with Obama by making casual references to the comic book Spawn. But the 44th president reportedly brushed him off with an abrupt laugh, saying, "no one in [his] administration likes Spawn."

"When asked by the press corps if this week's hiccup has caused him to rethink any of his appointments, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interrupted the president to assert that she and her colleagues have already begun educating themselves about comic books, and will soon be "an invincible team of Supermen and Wonder Women working to save America." "Wonder Woman? That's not even Marvel," Obama responded before storming out of the press room. "Who are you people?"

"Obama said during a press conference. "When I tell my cabinet that getting bipartisan support is exactly like the time Conan got Taurus to help him steal Yara's jewel, they need to understand what I mean."

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hoary at heart

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

recently, i was lucky enough to have yet another extraordinarily fulfilling, poignant birthday recently. the stars were aligned for everything to go well. i have amazing, talented, clever friends generous enough to indulge my every whim. whether it meant being dragged around the bay, witnessing the defecation habits of goats, or being stuffed silly into a tiny living room, they did it all.

thanks everyone for making me feel special. birthdays are always opportune for feeling deeply grateful just to be alive. they’re also times of anxious and pensive introspection. i’m a year away from the age my mom was when she birthed me. i have the financial management skills of a 14 year old and the achievements and ambitions of a fetus. i’ll probably still be living with three other people in the same apartment by retirement age. that’s some unsavory food for thought. however, i do have at least one thing to show for myself — and that’s my friends and family.

extra big ups to peg for being ringleader and over-the-top awesome foods/drinks provider.

while taking care of #1 or #2

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

i had a fabulous meal last night at picco in larkspur, marin. i'd never live in this area (self-righteous wealthy [white] people; sean penn lives in the area, 'nuff said) but it is nice for 1) forays into beautiful nature and 2) a handful of good restaurants. picco is one of the said dining destinations. other than the food, the other awesome thing about picco = these sweet bad boys hanging on the wall of the bathroom.

they're obviously vintage collectibles. there was also a framed collection of the baseball player pog-type discs but it was too dark to get on the phone. there were three bathrooms. i was curious to see what the other ones had for decor…

ryan or some other japanese culture expert can prob comment on what these are about, but i'm dumb. slightly slightly reminiscent of wacky packs but only in format.

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the human condition

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

the human condition

a repost from what i put up at the electric ant blog. just cuz.

with extra pickles, please

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009


by william hundley. he’s a photographer who does interesting things with fabrics and people jumping beneath them, so that the end result looks like ghosts, but with whimsy. you probably saw his work already a year ago when boing boing wrote about it. i’m posting this photo just cuz it has a lovely impact on me. i love burgers, i love dogs. and i ESPECIALLY love wonderful, warm animal expressions. steve buscemi, anyone? for some reason, this photo reminds me of mike.

and go go boots

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

an email from my mom, but first, some backstory. she wrote me something, and it smelled like typical guilt-inducing sarcastic fare, so i reacted snarkily. she responded that she was being sincerely nice and that i was overreacting. i explained that i my harsh reaction was due to experience. and then she wrote this hilarious gem:

Dear Jennifer: Don’t be so up tight. Mom’s happy to see you finally can relax.

For your information, lately mom’s conversation always like mini skit, short and get to the point.

Your information and experience is old and out dated.

Love always and forever,

it ain’t no edison chen

Friday, January 16th, 2009

an indie based t-shirt company in beijing just couldn't resist the recent zhang ziyi $ex(y) "scandal" as fodder for its topical design content. i can't help but love the juiciness either. the chinese character stands for privacy. not sure if i care for this concept and typeface, but i dig the graphic on the back.

i think i'm the only person who actually finds the photos titillating and fun, but apparently zhang ziyi has shamed her country with such "indecent" behavior in public (even though they were on her wealthy fiancee's private beach). i've always been a poo-pooer of zhang ziyi. it's her conventional if not boring face and her seeming lack of personality. i just felt like, if there was gonna be an "it" girl representing china, she falls short of the job. she certainly is no gong li, that's for sure. the only time she did anything for me was in 2046. OH, worst of all, she has publicly stated that she prefers western men. now that's just not cool, girl ! regardless, i have some empathy for her in this case.

gotta credit ryan with sharing the pix with me before it really blew up.

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That’s about right

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

i wasn’t gonna document this until i saw how appropriate the trash “tableau” seemed. after all, i’m garbage and/or trashed (not in the inebriated sense)

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i’m kilroy!

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

he’s an uneducated chinese farmer who accidentally burnt down his home and plunged his family into debt. but damnit he creates robots from scratch!

check out how creepy his robot is. do you like the moving eyes, flapping ears, and freaky weird rectum/cephalopod-esque mouth? i love that he’s wearing a hat and got the sweat rag draped around his shoulders. lastly, the wife is spicy, what with her sassy twilly action.

god i love china.


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banh mi booyeah!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

what happens when technology merges with smart, proactive food lovers?

you get a flippin’ communal BANH MI GOOGLE MAP

thanks chowhound p. punko. i admire your initiative. but now i’m craving a banh mi from socal, where they’re much longer and tastier (uh huh, TWSS). somebody should chip in and start dotting the map with banh mi destinations in socal. anthony and any others in the know, you up for it?

anthony's belated bday in LA