Archive for May, 2010

“It’s like watching someone take a dump in lingerie.”

That’s what TV Carnage had to say about Let’s Work It Out!!!, a “work-out” video that’s a combination of everything ridiculous and terrible in work-out television of the 80s plus so much more. The description of the video also mentions Elmo and porn stars: two things I never thought would be in the same sentence. Having said all that, I’m sure the soundtrack would be pretty awesome, too! If you’d like more weird/wtf-worthy insight about the video, you can check out this interview. If you’re as excited as I am about what TV Carnage has to offer, perhaps you’d like to check out their other videos and laugh. Or worry.

Indie culture is taking over

If you’re a parent, it’s safe to say pushing your kids onto indie culture is a wise  decision. Indie has never been more popular and signs of its demise are slimmer than a new Postal Service record. The top indie festivals are selling out, the best commercials are breaking indie bands and some of the biggest fashion trends are spawned from indie designers. Shit, even CVS is playing good music now. So what’s next? Comedy. That’s right, indie comics are hotter than BP Oil. David Cross, Reggie Watts, Eugene Mirman, Jon Benjamin, Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford…and let’s not forget Aziz Ansari. Sure, MTV is lamer than Havaianas and while most of us won’t even watch the Movie Awards next week, it’s still a win for team indie. So, my advice to all you hipster parents, keep bumpin’ that chillwave, sportin’ those Field Notes and wavin’ your indie pride!

The Pantone Hotel (…I don’t need to say anything more)

If there’s any hotel in the world I’d love to stay in, it’s the Pantone Hotel! Pantone opened it in Brussels and it’s everything you’d expect (and more) from a hotel based on the popular color matching system. Designers Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert were the masterminds behind the hotel’s colorful style set against a clean, white canvas. When you book a room, you can choose which single-color scheme you’d like the bedroom to have. There’s even a lounge, a place for meetings, a display of Pantone-themed products (including bicycles), and more. The hotel itself seems to be a trip experience in itself!

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