“I live on the Upper East Side and get very little public attention when making Vines up here, which is great. No one batted an eye when I taped a Kurt Cobain poster to a Citibank or sent a saxophone on wheels down a sidewalk. An old woman stopped to talk to me about the fish that I spray painted ‘JESUS’ onto, but she was really sweet. I hear a lot of people mutter ‘only in New York’ when they walk by.”
If you lived in Austin in the early aughts you probably remember the Food Crew’s wheat-pasted food prints all over town: steak, eggs, celery, cherries. Just found a DVD of this short doc about them in an old box.
I’ve collected some pretty solid proof that @J_tsar is a real Twitter account belonging to Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev: tweets from today from four people who know him, and old conversations they had with him.
Driving down 35, I saw a sign for Clear Lake and immediately thought Buddy Holly. In all the years of living in MN, I never went down there (because who wants to go to Iowa). We made a detour to see the crash site in the middle of a farm field - a half mile off a dirt road.
Note: if you’re gonna leave something at a memorial, at least leave something cool.
I am 29 years old today. By complete accident, yesterday, while working on another project, I found four videos with the same exact title (“DSC0002,” a result of digital cameras’ generic naming conventions, and a symptom of an inexperienced camera owner) containing more or less the same exact thing, and they brought me much mundane joy, even though they aren’t for me. They were for someone!