Remember when the San Francisco Giants won the World Series and the Mission went bonkers? There’s a zine for that. As much as I despise rioting and destroying the city you live in (when your team won!), I had to scoop up a copy of this World Champs 2012 Hamburger Eyes zine. Judging from the few photos I’ve seen so far, Ray Potes makes it seem like the riots were twenty years ago, not two weeks. It captures rioters, revelers, low-riders, sweet Mexican hairstyles and some of the seven million high fives that went down the evening of October 28, 2012. You know, humanity at its finest hour. I’m just hoping he snapped a shot of the “Gaints” biggest fan too.
I was lucky enough to have my parents introduce me to Mr. Bean since PBS used to have this British comedy block growing up. It was one of the few shows that transcended generational differences in humor and I can remember us laughing to the point of tears on at least one occasion. So if you missed it yesterday, Mr. Bean made an appearance at London’s opening ceremony in a Chariots of Fire bit. It’s classic Rowan Atkinson – hilarious facial expressions and funny without a word. Here’s one more clip of Mr. Bean showing us some fantastic nightclub etiquette since NBC has squashed everyone’s Olympic videos on YouTube and won’t even let me embed theirs here.
Gotta love these beautifully designed postage stamps being released for tonight’s kick-off in London. It’s a clever way to bridge an Olympic sport with an English landmark. Too bad no one sends things in the mail anymore. I suppose they’d make a great collector’s item. But wait, do people still collect stamps? Either way, these are dope and you should check out these images here and then think about where your nearest post office might be.
I’m no Nets fan, but the Brooklyn Nets new logo designed by Jay-Z is just lackluster. We have more than a couple friends that would give them better options, or you know the Nets could have gone with one of the other thousands of talented designers in NYC to hook them up. You’d think an NBA team would be willing to spend some scratch on good design, but I guess this is the stuff that happens when you’re a part-owner and really want to do something yourself. Oh well, at least their majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov is still a badass.
Okay, so I was going to relegate this to my Facebook profile, but I’ve been watching it far too many times to not share on here and I think it’s something you can laugh about sports fan or not. Hilarious fashion, ridiculousness and extreme social awkwardness? These are my people.