Time and Time Again…

November 26, 2008


With the challenging times, one needs a sense of humor to keep the optimism high and the hope alive.  Or you might give ode to a time when life was all about decadence, debauchery and displays of fabulous-ness.  The 70’s! When Andy Warhol and Studio 54 paved the sidewalks of New York and the world followed. Yet on the other side of the street, Wall Street to be exact, gold spiked to $800.00, Inflation rates were over 14%, OPEC limited the supply of Oil, there were wars in the Middle East and the U.S. economy was a disaster. Hmmm….sound familiar?  We just do not learn do we?  Well, with the sense of humor at hand for a mere £20,000.00 you can purchase these fantastic clocks, installed in 1971, they overlooked The London Stock Exhchange until the mid 90’s.  Retrouvius is the proud holder of the clock collection and while you are at it, spend some more money on their houseware goods, they are fantastic.


Brains for Hollywood

September 8, 2008

Hollywood Hill, an organization dedicated to putting Hollywood’s creative players at the forefront of social change, holds their BigBrainBoy’s Mobile Media Summit this weekend. Mobile phone fans will fly in from faraway lands underscoring the power these little communication gadgets have. Mobile apps, mobile games and mobile media roll out their best and brightest new gizmos that facilitate entrepreneurship in its purest form while mobile banking shows how one little phone can feed a nation, sort of. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t you wish you’d held on to that Colt 45 bobblehead you bought for your man at a garage sale? Not only is Colt 45 hipster pop, honing in on Pabst Blue Ribbon at limited open bar events, the bobblehead doll is worth thousands as a collectible. Read the rest of this entry »

Goodwill Travel

June 30, 2008

After a week of luxury safari travel, Bernard Wharton, a 54-year-old Greenwhich, CT architect, decided to take his family along the crowded streets of Mukuru for one last glance before boarding their flight home. What was initially an afterthought became a life changing event as Bernard was overcome by the state of poverty the people live in, still full of smiles and kindness. Before boarding the plane home, Bernard and his wife wrote a check for $100,000 to support the construction of housing for the AIDS orphans of Mukuru. Read the rest of this entry »

Wuchess.com launched this week and is the RZA’s latest project, bringing chess fans and Wu fans together.  Finally.

This New York Times video is an interesting meeting of two people of starkly different upbringings hanging out, as the NY Times chess columnist (that’s a job!) and the RZA play chess in a hotel room in Manhattan.  The redheaded stepchild of a reporter is a strange match for the RZA. Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK (CNN) — Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O’Neal was released after an arraignment at a Manhattan courtroom Monday after her weekend arrest for buying crack cocaine.


Tatum O’Neal was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Beat By Meat

April 18, 2008

In the US, stores are closing, mortages are being defaulted upon, and the cause of all this repressive economics is said to be the high cost of gas and food staples, taking a chunk out of consumers’ pockets. As a result, the newest crime wave may be food theft. In Massachusetts, a thief broke into the meat locker of a restaurant where he attempted to make off with an armful of freezer booty. The restaurant owner surprised him, mid-theft, and beat him with his own meat.

Big up to the boys at Frank 151 for the tip off

Painting by Luke Chueh, LA

Ham by Luke Cheuh, LA