Well, it feels like it at least.
Well, it feels like it at least.
If you are lucky enough to be going to Sundance this weekend, be sure to catch one of the screenings of “Asshole”. The short stars Gavin McInnes of Street Carnage and is directed by Chadd Harbold of Last Pictures. Last Pictures is a super talented production company and the strategic partner to StyleCaster.com. Go here to see the screening schedule and to see more information about Last Pictures, check out their site.
We mentioned a previous benefit for Justin and there is another one this weekend. This Sunday from 7 to 10pm at Lit
Words via Kevin E. Taylor
What: Swindle magazine art director Justin Van Hoy has had Leukemia relapse, Justin is currently searching for a bone marrow donor match, which he desperately needs to survive.
Please come out to get the simple “mouth swab” test and find out if you have the rare ability to save the life of this incredibly talented artist and beloved friend.
Who: Thanks to DKMS Americas, the testing fee will be optional, but donations are requested and welcomed. We’ll have SWINDLE Swag, a silent art auction to help offset testing fees, DJ’s, and good company.
For more info click here.
Even Saks is getting into the game.
““What we do every day, really, is propaganda,” said Terron E. Schaefer, the senior vice president for marketing at Saks.”
Chuck Close’s cover shot of Brad Pitt for the February 2009 issue of W must have cost a small fortune.
“scientists found that bees react much like humans do: cocaine alters their judgment, stimulates their behavior and makes them exaggeratedly enthusiastic about things that might not otherwise excite them.”
This is important.
taken from Swindle’s website
Our friend and art director Justin has relapsed with Leukemia. This time around, there is no chance to cure it with chemotherapy, and he will have to have a bone marrow transplant. None of his family members are a match, so he is searching for an unrelated donor.
In conjunction with City of Hope, we are hosting a bone marrow drive for Justin at our office. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, at 3111 Los Feliz Boulevard Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90039.
Potential donors will be asked to fill out a consent form and have a mouth swab taken. All donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 60.
There is normally a testing fee of $52 per person, but City of Hope has waived the fee for us. Any donation you make—even if it’s just $5—will cover the cost of testing.
If you cannot attend the drive, you can make an appointment to get tested at City of Hope (626.301.8483). There is a $52 fee for processing the marrow sample, but if you donate blood, then the cost is waived. You can also have a kit mailed to you. You will need Justin’s full name, birth date and medical record number, which I can provide to you.
If you aren’t in the L.A. area, click here to figure out where the closest drive is for you.
Please be aware that by getting tested for Justin, you will be added to the national bone marrow donor registry. When a volunteer registers as a potential donor, his/her tissue type is listed on the donor file and is compared with the tissue type of all patients in need of a transplant. You can withdraw at any time, but keep in mind that you may be someone’s only hope for survival.
Please drop us a line to let us know if you are coming so that we can gauge the number of materials needed. For more information about Justin or the drive, please contact me at email@example.com or call 323.669.8819.
Learn from the Japanese.
The latest copy of Newsweek hit the newsstands last week. The issue has an eye-catching cover, featuring Obama amongst handdrawn craziness. Illustrated by Lorenzo Petrantoni, it is safe to say that this is the best Newsweek cover I have ever seen.
The World’s Best Ever.
Probably some of the most exciting news for a while, at least for anyone who was a child of the 80’s. Hulu has now made available the entire first season of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. After the jump, Skeletor’s Call to arms.
“I had all my teeth filed down to small spikes to be more recognisable to my fans and have a trademark as a recording artist,” Well DJ Talent, in hindsight, that probably wasn’t the smartest idea now that you’re broke.
Wondering who is laying off people and how many? Check out TEchCrunch‘s handy little interactive tracker.
“Village officials in Wellington, Florida, last year inserted a GPS tracking device in the baby Jesus doll to combat theft. And wouldn’t you know it? Jesus went missing, and authorities used the GPS to catch the 18-year-old girl who stole it. This year, Wellington officials plan to insert GPS trackers into the Christmas Tree, the Menorah and everything else in the holiday display that isn’t nailed down.”
I have a feeling this will be the next shoplifting prevention device to hit stores. Everything you buy will have lowjack.
Riots erupted in Greece after the fatal Police shooting of a teenager. More here
A Wal-mart store clerk was trampled to death at the Valley Stream Wal-mart in Long Island, a 28 year old pregnant women was trampled and taking to the hospital. What was so god damn important to buy at Wal-mart. Read more and check out some of the photo’s here.
You have to love a story like this. Man puts car on ebay for $500, thinking it is worth nothing. Car ends up selling for over $200,000. That is the car above and you can read more about it at AutoBlog