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Jonakin chose Koons for his ability to polarize viewers. I can already think of two stories that would prompt me to direct some animated ammo at Koons’ Balloon Dogs. In January, Koons’ lawyers took aim at San Francisco-based shop and gallery, Park Life, for selling balloon dog book-ends. Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dogs are valued at 20 million dollars each and are owned by billionaires, but the company that fabricated the large metal sculptures, Carlson and Co, filed for “something akin to bankrutpcy” last year.
Jeff Koons Must Die!!! is made up of a fabricated 80s style stand-up arcade cabinet and a simulated digital environment presented in a first-person perspective. There is no word as of yet on whether Koons is planning to appropriate this idea for his next retrospective or sue Jonakin into oblivion. Watch the video after the jump.
Emergency preparedness is a familiar concept here in earthquake country, but a zombie apocalypse can happen anywhere. Thanks to Mike Lacher‘s new Google streetview mashup, you can test your evacuation route in realtime. Just to switch things up, I thought I’d see what kind of zombie action was lurking over at Wasteland on Haight Street. My suspicions proved correct, and I lasted a mere 30 seconds. Try it for yourself here.
- Jeremy [via BoingBoing]
Stoned? At a loss for amazing things to do, besides eating, playing video games or ping pong, watching funny teevee or movies, freestyle rapping with the homies, or listening to music? Fear not! High Times to the rescue!
Written by Natasha Lewin and the magazine’s editors, The “Official High Times Pot Smoker’s Activity Book” includes numerous games, recipes, suggestions, lessons (like how to give yourself dreadlocks), and nuggets of wisdom that are sure to keep the stoner in your life fully engaged until the green fury wears off.
More specifically, the 144-page, graphic-heavy guide offers coloring time, stoner crossword puzzles, a list of 10 bands that sound better whilst high, recipes for cottonmouth cocktails, information on how to host a ganja dinner party, and an entire section dedicated to “High-Ku” poetry.
After the jump check out a small sample of the book’s insides, including “A Smoker’s Jumble” and How To Make a Fortune Paper Teller. Pick up a copy for $16.95 at Hightimes.com.
Riva Starr is an Italian house DJ, whose song “I was Drunk” (feat. Noze) is reportedly a huge hit in the European club scene (for obvious reasons). This terrific video for the catchy tune is a clever attempt by Starr to break into the US market, because, let’s be honest, there’s nothing American’s love more than talking babies.
[Spotted on Nerdist]
So rapper Kanye West joined Twitter exactly a week ago today, and his feed — which is full of egotistical, misspelled, grammatically incorrect brilliance — has since been the hottest topic in the blogosphere. At some point, okay it was on Monday at approximately 3:00 a.m., three Twitter users with two accounts, Josh A. Cagan and Paul and Storm, decided to attach select Kanye tweets as captions to New Yorker cartoons, giving birth to what is perhaps the best Internet meme we’ve ever seen. Read an interview with Paul about how this all got started and what it means over on Urlesque.
After the break, check out 20 of the best they’ve come up with thus far. Read an interview with Paul about how this all got started and what it means over on Urlesque.
Scoring a goal in soccer is a big deal. It doesn’t happen too often, which is part of the reason why Americans can’t seem to embrace a sport the rest of the world adores. That and the whole tying thing, which, as they say, is like kissing one’s sister.
Anyway, an Icelandic soccer club called Stjarnan, of Úrvalsdeild in Iceland’s premier division, has been attributed with perfecting the art of goal celebration. Before each game the team choreographs a routine that they then enact on the field after hitting the back of the net. While some are better than others, and they certainly get deducted a few points for a lack of spontaneity, their now internet-famous “Going Fishing” celebration (shown above) is off the charts entertaining.
Check out a bunch more of their celebratory moments over on Deadspin.