For starters I’m currently fighting this urge to start every sentence I type with “Soooooo” and it’s driving me mad I need to work on my intro’s.
Sooooo I like modern art (don’t get it twisted I’m not an expert on it at all but I do like it) and recently I was in New York City. If you like modern art and are in NYC that means MOMA (Museum Of Modern Art). I’ve been to this museum before a few times and have always thought it was c’est magnifique. This trip not so much, I should have known it was a bad idea when I got there and the line was around the block. I was going to leave when I noticed the line was moving really fast so I decided I’ll giver-a-go. Only too late did I realize that the reason the line was moving so quickly was that they were packing people in there at a rate that would make even a European soccer fan weep ….. Actually this can’t be true because I saw no one weeping, and I was just about the only SOB in the place that spoke english. Apparently all of Europe goes on vacation in August and most of them were at the MoMA the day I was there.
It is totally impossible to enjoy an art museum with this many people in it. At first I was like god Europeans are rude b/c people kept walking in front of me, and the like, but then I realized I was doing it to other people and it became clear that there was just way too many people for everyone not to constantly be in each others way. Honestly they need to cap the amount of people they let in at one time. I paid $20.00 to get in, I would have gladly paid $40.00 for there to have been even 25% fewer people there. It is true that part of the problem was it was rainy that day, but honestly they need to cap it on days like that, or raise the price.
But this was not even the worst thing. The MoMA is broken up into sections there is stuff on design, architecture yada yada yada, but when you go to a museum like this you are primarily there to see amazing works of art that you can only see there. For this reason, to me, there are only 2 sections that really matter, there are modern art paintings from 1870 to 1940 in one section and from 1940 to present in another. These two sections are the “meat” of the museum. I saw the first section and then as I got to the 1940 to present floor started to look around and I discovered IT WAS CLOSED … #$%^ &*@# $#^&* this means in essence that HALF the museum was close which in my refined artistic opinion is total horse shit. What was even more infuriating about this was that this was the first I heard of it being closed. Don’t you think that the fact that HALF the museum is CLOSED is information the consumer would like to have prior to making their purchasing decision? …. yes, yes it is. They couldn’t put a sign on the door stating this? W/E
However the above long-winded rant really has nothing to do with this post …. hAhA …. What really is the subject at hand is as follows, walking through the gallery I can across this painting.
I don’t really like this painting, it’s not really my thing, so why post it? Because sitting directly below this painting was ….
All I can say is holy crap, this kid was like 4 years old and he was sitting there like he was the only person in the world making this sketch. That is pretty freaking amazing … like pinball wizard status. I desperately looked around for his parents because at a time like this there is only one obvious thing to do. Offer the kid $100.00 for the sketch and then get a photo with him and the drawing to prove it is authentic. I don’t know what exactly is going to come out of this guy in the future but what ever it is it’s going to be some epic shit … maybe it will be great art, or maybe he will be the next Newton or Einstein, or maybe he will be the next Hitler or whatever. Bottom line anyway you slice it many years from now this drawing is going to be worth a lot of money … and I want in on the ground floor. But alas it was not to be, opportunity lost.
Then I thought wait maybe there is another way to cash in … I didn’t actually see the kid draw it, what if he didn’t. I could adopt hire a bunch of kids, get a starving artist to do a few sketches, have the kids go sit in various museums like this with the sketches, wait for people to buy them from the kids, and sit back and watch the money roll in. BRILLIANT I smell early retirement!! So next summer when your kids are out of school annoying the crap out of you get them out of your hair and send them to CAMP LE SINGE. Where for a small fee they’ll get a top-notch education in the arts, business, and preying on people’s vulnerabilities. It’s the opportunity of a life time DON’T MISS IT.
You got to love Lily Allen…. she’s captured my back to work blues perfectly this morning.
For some reason to me she has a quality of a starlet of a bygone era when things were more stylish.
What did I read in and article … no one does Lily Allen like….. Lily Allen.
Guess who is going to be playing the today show on August 27th, 2010?
And guess who’s going to be in New York City from August 22nd to August 29th …….
*Note: I’m not really going to stalk Katy Perry no need to contact the secret service or anything …
I will be in New York City for the next week …. so if you need me you’re SOL!!
So to continue our discussion on internet culture this morning we have a perfect opportunity to introduce another internet phrase:
O’RLY? which literally translates to “oh really?” However it is meant with a sarcastic tone so maybe a better translation would be “No F$^%ing S*^&” or “No S#$% Sherlock”
In an older post I documented a perfect example of this where some brilliant scientists were able to link alcohol consumption with aggression Add this to the no sh@t file…...
Today we have yet another get example Men taking Viagra risk sex diseases
It’s almost like they are trying to say that having sex makes it more likely you will get a sex diseases[sic] (I assume by this they mean sexually transmitted disease) but that’s just crazy talk…..
“At a minimum, use of ED drugs seems to correlate with higher-risk sexual behavior, either in the number or type of sexual encounters.”
O”RLY? Wow I hope this researcher got a whole bunch of my tax dollars, money that would have been otherwise “wasted” researching alternate energy sources (ones that might actually work not the BS ones we have now) or paying down the national debt.
The study suggests that 40% of men at some time have ED issues but only 7% seek one of these drugs for it. Of course the people in this small sub-population, the ones who are willing to have “the talk” with their doctor, are much more interested in and/or likely to be having sex. So what this study is telling me is men who are more interested in and/or likely to have sex, and who are physiologically now “able” to have sex are more likely to have sex than the general population….. SLOW DOWN …..
In order for this study to have any meaning at all you would have to assume there was some sort of bias between the innate(i.e. before they had ED) riskiness of men with ED and men without ED which I doubt exist. The reporter even talks about the critical piece of information
This infection rate was higher even in the year before the men got their prescriptions filled, which suggests the risky behavior came first, the researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
But fails to mention its significance, imo, because he doesn’t get it…. This statement virtually refutes the entire premise of this article.
This study is saying nothing more or less than if you take a sample from a population of the 15-20% of men with the highest interests in or desire to have sex who also are likely to be able to have sex in the near to midterm (i.e. access to a partner). Then this group will be more likely to end up with the STDs ….. A brilliant conclusion I bet this reporter covered Wall Street in 2007/2008 … I’d go as far as to say this study would only be news worthy if they found men taking ED had the same or less likely hood of getting STDs as the general population.
Lastly as a parting shot I’ve got to really hammer the journalist because the title of the article “Men taking Viagra risk sex diseases” is obviously implying that taking Viagra somehow gives you some type of “Sex Disease”[sic] (do media outlets even hire editors anymore) when the information in the article clearly shows the exact opposite. A much more responsible title would have been. “Having More Interest in / Opportunity to have Sex Increases Your Risk of Getting a Sexually Transmitted Diseases” …. But I guess if you did this people might not read your article, or fund your research …. So to hell with presenting legitimate information let’s stir the pot!! It’s sad really….
Maybe they should study/write about the effect on society of not being able to watch TV for more than ten minutes without having to see a “help my #$%* get hard” commercial.
I headed out to pass through Louisville on my way to Nashville
Louisville seemed like a nice place but I was not there for long. They have a little night spot called “4th Street”, It was a bit “corporate” kind of like one of the night spots you would see in Disney World so It lacked the character of 6th street (which suspect might be it’s namesake) or Bourbon street. But it was nice and had several night clubs and restaurants with a atrium in-between I only walk though so I can’t really say any more than that.
Now it was time to mount up and ride out to claim my rightfully due fame and fortune from a whirlwind country music career, so I headed to Nashville.
Right around this time it became clear to me that the life of a country musician was not for me
At least Hank and I will always have August in Nashville….
As far as my Country music career this pretty much sums it up…
I went camping
We were roughing it ….
We lived off the land …
Frying Fish is serious bidnass
the trip was not without drama
A local folk hero was with us …
I’m positive I heard a banjo playing right about now
I decided fish was for P#$%^’s so I killed a wild bull with piano wire and a can opener.
To the Victor the Spoils
If you Like you can check out my last foto essay here:
A Day In the Life….A Foto Essay!
Update: from Da Masta’s Dr. Jeff Masters most recent blog
Tropical Depression Three is steadily organizing, and appears poised to become a much stronger storm than was forecast.
My low-confidence intensity forecast gives TD 3 a 40% chance of becoming a hurricane. NHC is putting the odds of TD 3 being a hurricane at 8 am Sunday at 15% with their 11am advisory, but may up this with the 5pm advisory.
and the place on the gulf coast with the highest strike probability is ….. New Orleans …
we are all totally F#$%ed
P.S. if you know me and you live in inland Texas now would be a good time to start getting the guest bed room ready … just saying …. hurricane hits Le Singe means Hurricane Le Singe hits you …. This thing will be TS Bonnie by the end of the day …. and I ain’t talking bout Trans Sexual…
And what kind of name is Bonnie … at least Katrina sounded Slavishly evil and Gustav Teutonicly aggressive …. Bonnie sounds like she might show up with potato salad …
Preparing to run like a girl primate
First let me say this i copied this from the Weather Underground hurricane section so as the maps and models there update this image should update so if you see this 2 days from now and the storm is headed for Greenland or somewhere in southern Mexico don’t be like WTF ….
Secondly I’ve decided, actually I have a standing decision since 2008, that if there is a hurricane I’m getting the hell outa dodge from before the storm gets here till after I have phone confirmation, from someone I trust, that the power is back on at mi casa …. so Le Singe maybe taking a little vacation pretty soon.
Checking with my magic 8-ball sources I feel this storm will strengthen slowly to borderline TS/TD hit Florida and enter the Gulf, it will become a hurricane (hurricane Bonnie) in the Gulf the only question will be where will it make landfall. If it takes a more northerly course it will go right into the panhandle and will be less severe maybe only a Tropical Storm. The problem comes in if it stays more south, not only will this make it hit Louisiana it will also take it over the heart of the loop current which typically causes rapid intensification.
Do they general area and shape (i.e. double curves ess shape look familiar? its a loop wait till it goes back to the beginning 8/24 and watch it through)
And just to throw this out there I saw a presentation post katrina, that found that Katrina was not the worst case senerio becasue when it hit it was traveling essientually due north. A storm that is traveling in a more east to west direction (as these models show now) is worse.
Le Singes Hurricane tips
1. Leave town
2. Leave town
3. Leave …………..
Saw on Facebook yesterday that an old friend of mine that I have not seen in a long while has a WordPress blog he is DJ Young and the blog is the ZOO Blog
He and some other cats used to have a house just south of campus on Nicholson and we used to party like wild over there (at least from what i remember, back in those days I was not the most reliable witness). I will always remember Jon b/c he had this white label ninja tunes (I think) record that had a sample of the part of the Eric B and Rakim song “microphone Fiends” that goes “I kick a hole in the speaker” and it had some chinese sounding music in it. Me and my 2 best friends used to call it the chinese food song … I’ve never heard it anywhere else.
Hear he is playing records on KLSU a long time ago (I don’t know exactly when):
You should check him out.
So turns out smoking is not as fun as I remembered it to be so I have to go back to the drawing board for a new plan.
While I’m doing that you can amuse yourselves by watching this extremely awesome video of one of my pardners jimmy “wildlife” (or “Cricket” if ya nasty) who found a backpack that had floated all the way from Cuba to Louisiana …. It would have been cooler if there would have been a couple of Kilos in there (not really) but c’est la vie.
P.S. he has requested that Stephanie Abrams from The Weather Chanel explain to him how the currents work to make something float from Cuba to the Bayou so if you have a link …. holla at ya boi.