Birthday Cheer

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Happy Birthday to Matthew!  The big 23! WOOOO.

And might I say, carrying a 3 feet tall smiley face balloon through Brooklyn and using the subway is not an easy task, at all.  It was the most paranoid time of my life.

Nintendo Wii?

Introducingthenintendowii200604270959358It’s less than two weeks before E3 and Nintendo already has the internet ablaze anticipation.  Much to the shock of beloved Nintendo fans and industry insiders everywhere Nintendo has announced that our beloved codename Revolution finally has a real name and that name is…  "Wii"  (pronunced "we" or "whee").

http://revolution.nintendo.com/

Introducing… Wii.

As in "we."

While
the code-name Revolution expressed our direction, Wii represents the
answer. Wii will break down that wall that seperates videogame players
from everybody else. Wii will put people more in touch with their
games… and each other. But you’re probably asking: What does the name
mean?

Wii sounds like "we," which emphasizes the console is for
everyone. Wii can easily be remembered by people around the world, no
matter what language they speak. No confusion. No need to abbreviate.
Just Wii.

Wii has a distinctive "ii" spelling that symbolizes
both the unique controllers and the image of people playing it. And
Wii, as a name and a console, brings something revolutionary to the
world of videogames that sets it apart from the crowd.

So that’s
Wii. But now Nintendo needs you. Because it’s really not about you or
me. It’s about Wii. And together, Wii will change everything.

Will Nintendo crash and burn?  Will they be able to give us a Revolution?  Will the piss and wee wee jokes ever end?  Stay tuned. 

Benedict = Stylish

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"Pope Benedict XVI owns an Apple iPod, wears Serengeti-branded sunglasses, and some wonder if his red loafers came from Prada."  Amazing.  Read more.

Edit: I googled to find out what was on his playlist, and long and behold… 
"The pope’s new 2-gigabyte digital audio player already was loaded with
a sampling of the radio’s programming in English, Italian and German
and musical compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky.
The stainless steel back was engraved with the words "To His Holiness,
Benedict XVI" in Italian." Too cool.

Condé Nast

Photo_042506_003 We went to the new Condé Nast building today and the security was insane.  As someone else said standing in line "The airport doesn’t even have security like this".  I had to put my Mr. Friendly bag through an x-ray machine, it amused me.  Style.com (or Condé Net as the office said)  is featuring an interactive section entitled "Anglomaniacs" up on their website now and it sounds like they put alot of time into it (they said they cut out many people). You can see how everything British is connected.  From Kate Moss to The Face to the Queen himself (Alexander of course) – check it out.  It’s up to celebrate the Anglomania Show that is coming to the Met starting May 4th.  "AngloMania
focuses on British fashion from 1976 to 2006, a period of astounding
creativity and experimentation. Over the past 30 years, British fashion
has been defined by a knowing and self-conscious historicism."

In other exciting news, there are these 2 giant bears sitting on 23rd St (between 6th and Broadway) – you must go see them.  They are the definition of adorable. 

Phish Food

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Don’t forget!  Today is Ben & Jerry’s 28th Anniversary so it’s Free Cone Day!  Lines will most likely be incredibly long.  But it’s worth it!

"Around the world, scoop shops are opening their doors from noon to 8:00
pm, to serve up a free scoop of your favorite flavor (or better yet, a
new one you’ve been wanting to try, like Turtle Soup™, Peanut Butter
Swirl or Lemonade Sorbet)."

Not all stores are participating though, so don’t go and be disappointed.  Check the listings first.

A I R P O R T

Airport

Many Gigs of Music + Airport Extress = Jesus Christ

Yesterday, I finally broke down in a pre-birthday extravaganza and bought myself an Apple Airport Express.  Now I can lazily sit at my desktop pc and stream my entire music library to the stereo for loft jamming insanity.  Best of all is that I can also stream online radio stations straight to the stereo.  SOMAFM!

Unless you have a spare laptop and don’t mind getting up to change the playlist, like tiny speakers, or enjoy running long cables and always unplugging your computer speakers the Apple Airport Express is an amazing purchase.  Check it out. 

Boyfriend T

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"Summer is approaching,  and the living just got a little easier with the arrival
of the Boyfriend T by Vince, an extralong, oversize (but not
overvoluminous) Pima cotton T-shirt with rolled sleeves, which wins
this season’s most-versatile vote. The shirt can be worn as a
mini-dress, layered over leggings or belted over skinny blue jeans. It
works equally well as a beach cover-up or as a humble nightshirt.
Vince’s Boyfriend T comes in black, brown, navy or white. At $48 (Saks
Fifth Avenue stores), you might want to grab one in every color." – NYTIMES  Sunday’s Style section

So I just went to the Saks (and Neiman) websites but they aren’t up yet.  I desperately want one, well three (brown, black and gray).  They are so great!

Post-it (literally)

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While making a what was supposed to be brief trip to Office Max (in the rain) today for ink refills, I was thrilled and left speechless by the amount of Post-it products that sat at the end of the aisle.  There it was, the Post-it section in all of its goodness with bright colors splashing out like little candies wanting to dip inside of my mouth.  Excited? Yes. Orgasmic? Possibly.  So I did what any other person would do, searched for Post-it facts when I got home.  Exciting facts:

  • Post-it notes were invented in 1968.
  • They were first introduced nationwide in 1980.
  • The average American professional is the recipient of 11 Post-its every day at work.
  • It would take approximately 506,880,000 Post-it Notes to circle the world once, based on the Earth’s circumference of 24,000 miles using a 3-inch-square Post-it Note.
  • They come in over 30 different colors.  The most popular is neon pink.
  • Romy & Michele invented Post-it notes. (anyone?)

Try the new digital Post-its at: http://www.3m.com

Repulsion

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If you’ve never seen Replusion and you live in the NYC area, you must now! Especially now that it’s playing at the Film Forum for the next 2 weeks and it’s newly 35mm restored.    Roman Polanski’s 1965 film shows us the world of ultra chic Catherine Deneuve’s character during a menacing and terrifying time alone in her flat.   Barricading herself indoors after an abusive phone call, she catches
someone’s reflection in a mirrored door — then the walls tear open,
grabbing hands reach through them, and flies gather in the wake of her
would-be boyfriend and buttinsky landlord’s unwanted intrusions. It will psychologically mess with your mind like no other.     "Excruciatingly tense and frightening.. If you’re too scared to look, you can still hear the slashing sounds."   I’ve been more and more influenced by film as time goes on, so if you’re looking to see some amazing cinematography (dont even get me started on the lighting), see it. 

Film Forum @ 209 West Houston Street  – April 21-May 4 – $10
For more information: http://www.filmforum.org/

Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin – Chasing  A Ghost @ Matthew Marks Gallery

From a review I wrote: "At one time you’ll
even get to watch Goldin burning her arm with a cigarette – exciting! Or
not. The images and story were tough the
first time you saw it, but after seeing the story so many times we all know you
have a fucked up life Nan, move on."

 

Seriously, I’m over it.