Swimming with the Razorfishes

Friday, May 19, 2006


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Its Over

Dude, it's time. Girls, you too. Time to pack up the whole in-your-face, raw, hyper-sexualized, porno, skater, white trash, open wounds, self-effacing, Jackass, loose ethics, 80's bar mitzvah disco, and party-till-you vomit movement, aesthetic and attitude. Go on, scram. Beat it. We don't want you hanging around anymore. For those of us that saw this Larry Clark inspired tsunami coming, we all thought Terry Richardson was on to something fun (in 2000) and we all laughed our asses off at Vice's fashion do's and don'ts (in 2002... ok, ok... they're still pretty funny). Ed Templeton represented on the West Cost. And for a nanosecond it seemed like that colosal wanker Dov Charney was going to breathe some eros into the deadly boring billboards and newspaper back covers of our nation's cities. Ya Ya Ya... we thought.

But it's all over now you beautiful losers. The schtick just comes off as stupid and done. Your hip, modern, rough-hewn, brainless, urban nihilism has been handed over to marketers and sold to the suburbs. Tired. Tired. Ti-erd. Like disco in the 70's you never had any substance to begin with, and you thought that would make you safe. But it hasn't. Your fashion clock has stopped ticking. And don't try to pretty things up with your pastels and your five sizes too small dandy suits either. Just take your little terrycloth short shorts, your limited edition Ryan Mcginley skateboard, your two months at Parsons (before you got kicked out), your ketamine, your tube socks, and your three legged cat, and just go. Try to have the decency to fade into the night and be remembered by your own kids in twenty years. God knows you took enough pictures. They'll be yawning at yet another flash-saturated shot of you getting your boobs sucked by strangers in a crowded Brooklyn bar.

Please. Go. Stop clinging on. Make way for something new. Evolve.

OK, you can keep the hot pants.

Via Gazpachot

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Hey! My phone can make crappy video! I had no idea!


"Ignore it! Its just something the body does when its shaken!"


Why I can't deal with tech message boards any more: bizarro semi-autistic geeks who can't keep their shit together:

"These cameras are not "on" by default. You have to run an application such as iChat to use them. Remove the app, and the camera is "off."

My real question is what are these teachers and administrators doing that they are so afraid of cameras? Oh now I remember, I had a high school teacher who used to give out work and then sleep at his desk, I wish I had owned an iSight for that. Or maybe the math teacher who used to open all the windows wide in the winter? Or my gym teacher who gave a little too personal attention?"

OK, Fred. You have issues.


Google releases a Java-based AJAX framework. Sweet. It seems to use a serialized object paradigm. Interesting.

I want to work for Google.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Global Warming

Polar Inertia: Disappearing City


Shave Everywhere. Is there any way this doesn't end in a law suit?


Sun to open-source Java.


Flickr has upgraded itself from a beta to a gamma. I just can't get the hang of this newfangled Web 2.0 stuff.


I'm sure everyone has seen this, but Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have a nice site of their stuff.


Oh, yes -- I want one. Except for the "glossy screen." They usually look like ass.

Monday, May 15, 2006


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Sushi pleases me. Tonight I will have sushi.