Archive for October, 2007

And now… a message from R0b0t Ninja

Use magnetic tape, my ninjas. Please. For years, the most respected ninja-audio scientists have known that analog and digital recording offer two distinct sonic possibilities. Analog recievers/recorders tend to use tubes to amplify the signal, and magnetic tape to record that signal. This process, as I will tell you, disregards the odd-numbered harmonics in a given sound, leaving the signal with a warmer, richer tone (for examples, see the latest posts on my music sites, or, compare early Bob Marley to his later stuff). Digital recording, in comparison, either includes odd numbered harmonics, or excludes even numbered ones. And for any of my ninjas hopelessly confused: all sounds are conglomerations of smaller sounds called harmonics. The almagamation of these harmonics become the sounds that we all know and recognize. It is the sworn duty of anyone bearing the title of R0b0t Ninja to honor and refine these sound wave harmonics to the macro-evolutionary apex at which we find ourselves. Which led me to purchase this little number on the ebay.


It’s amazing. I love it so much, as does black jesus-feel free to witness it’s sonic warmening on the R0b0tninja, as well as the R0b0tr0n/dub R0b0t interwebs. It is called an Akai M-8, 1/4 inch reel to reel tape recorder, with bloody, wonderful orange tubes glowing inside it. Ancient, high ninja-technology represent.

Ahem, Read more at robotninja.mnp


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Posted: October 29th, 2007
at 10:37am by Black Ock

Categories: music,robots,weaponry,gear,boredom killer

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ONE SHOT STOOL by Materialise

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Posted: October 29th, 2007
at 10:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: home,gear,design

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Red Sox Win World Series - Free Furniture!


BOSTONAA-Thousands of Boston Red Sox fans are sitting pretty.

That’s because back in March they took advantage of a local furniture store’s promotional offer for full rebates if the Red Sox win the World Series.

Jordan’s Furniture promised free sofas, chairs and beds to customers who bought between March 7 and April 16th, if the Red Sox win the title.

With the Red Sox holding a 3-0 Series lead over the Colorado Rockies, callers to Jordan’s were being directed to its Web site for information on applying for rebates.

Jordan’s took about 30,000 orders during the promotion.

Chief executive Eliot Tatelman hasn’t disclosed how much the rebates would be, but he won’t have to pay it all. He bought an insurance policy to cover losses if the team wins. [via]

Now, we wish we could show you the video of the Jordan’s Furniture dude (Elliot) being sprayed with champagne, which was the overdone and completely ridiculous commercial that aired after the game but unfortunately it’s not on YouTube yet, and furthermore, the mnp shogunate was on another all night Sox binge.AA We’ll show it to you sometime soon though.AA For all of you who bought free furniture, damn you! Congrats to the hometown heroes.AA Despite our best attempt to not be a baseball blog, we’ve failed.AA Things should slowly get back to normal around here.

I know some of you Boston people have to be thinkin’ that Bob’s discount furniture coulda at least have tried to cash in a little Red Sox mania themselves.AA Looks like we can all look forward to more of these commercials:

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Posted: October 29th, 2007
at 9:24am by Black Ock

Categories: youtube,too good to be true,home,real life news

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Quote of the Day


So you’re a real fan, you didn’t just throw on a Red Sox jacket - you’ve actually been through the pain? - Channel 7 News Reporter

Please!AA I’m putting out shirts saying "the Yankees hurt children." -Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis loves the Red Sox, and so do these other clowns um… and these…

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Posted: October 29th, 2007
at 2:19am by Black Ock

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One away!


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Posted: October 28th, 2007
at 11:55am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,games

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Slang Saturdays #2

1. cold lamping
113 up, 7 down
Hanging out/chilling. Pioneered by Hip-Hop legend Flava Flav, of Public Enemy, who encouraged us all to start cold lamping with him.

Let’s go cold lamping with Flava Flav!

by Robert Nugent Jun 19, 2003 email it
16 up, 123 down
When a woman is wet washing your cock with warm saliva and then blows on your saliva slathered member, giving you a refreshing cool feeling.

She cold lamped me right after deep throating me.

by jaz Oct 28, 2004 email it

OK well, the first definition is the one we endorse.AA Whoever came up with the second one, well… thanks Urban Dictionary!

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Posted: October 27th, 2007
at 5:28pm by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,weaponry

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ART! - Art In Yo’ Hood

No, we’re not talking about graffiti, even though we got love for the writers out there. To take a break from our 4-part Asian Art series, and to let us Rockies and Sox fans both recover from devastating mid-week hangovers, we present to you the Coors Lite version of ART DAY!.

Today we’ve thought up a new trick for you; we’ve decided to take this Art Game local and straight to your door. A lot of how we feel about art, as we discussed briefly last week, is that you have to see it to be affected by it. There’s really no reason you should see thousands of billboards and commercials every day and at least not also get a dose of what we civilized people call fine art.AA And art itself is all about how much the viewer values whatever he or she is looking out.AA In order to participate in the Art Game, all you gotta do is look and be a critic, like and dislike.
That’s why every Friday, pretty much rain, hail or snow (and barring such events such as earthquake) we bring you ART DAY! Most ART DAY! posts today feature artists and/or exhibits that you can see around the local Boston or Chi Town area. They don’t need much introduction so we’re just going to jump right in. The important thing to remember about ART DAY! is to click the pics, they will take you to the worthy sources.


I’m happy to report that I’ll be one of twenty artists participating in "The Wall at Central Square" in Cambridge, Massachusetts this week.

Located in the heart of Central Square at 567 Mass Ave., this 81 - foot long wall will present work by internationally known street artists from around the country. This is the first time an event of this magnitude has been done in the Boston Area, which will include poster, painting, 3 - D, graffiti, stencils, and stickers. The exhibit will be open to the public.

My contributions include a giant, pink flower painting and four pasted paintings on paper.

Be sure to check out the press release for all the details.

Many many thanks to Geoff and Gary!

The Wall at Central Square
Artists Panel and Discussion
(participants TBA)
Saturday, October 27, 6pm-7pm
Enormous Room
567 Massachusetts Avenue
A private party will follow.

In case you missed my talk a couple of weeks ago at OPEN SPACE Gallery in Beacon, be sure to check out the audio of it here:

Open Space Talk

Dan Weise of the gallery and I chat about my exhibition at their space, my work and more. It was a real honor to be featured as their guest as well as be their inaugural show.

The exhibition is up until November 4th so there’s still time to come by and check it out!


For those of you School of Visual Arts alumni out there, be sure to check out the Fall issue of Visual Arts Journal. Kathleen Boyle wrote a nice piece about five SVA alumni that use the streets as a canvas for their work: Keith Haring, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Kenny Scharf, KAWS and myself.

The cover (shown above) features my self portrait on West 22nd Street in Manhattan. I pasted that piece up in July of 2006 and the last time I checked it’s still there holding on strong!

What, you thought we were done? Nah fool, it’s only 10 AM. Stay tuned for more throughout the day and scroll on down to check out the rest of this morning’s content.

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Posted: October 26th, 2007
at 10:11am by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,art,contemporary,art fridays

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Ai Kijima

Art Chicago was really a wonderful party fair with lots of great galleries. But, we didn’t see many new artists. And new photography was almost completely absent. In fact, several of our favorite photo dealers actually had the exact same booth (with the exact same images) as they had presented at AIPAD in NYC.
But one the one new artists who’s work really did catch our fancy was Ai Kijima which was shown in the booth of Franklin Parrasch Gallery from NYC. It’s fun and AMAZING…and a little bit trippy. Maybe they just brought out a ton of our childhood memories. What do you think??

Cuz brown eggs are local eggs… and local egss are fresh.

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Posted: October 26th, 2007
at 9:43am by Koookiecrumbles

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Visions of Concern

In conjunction with the Chicago Humanities Festival and in the spirit of this year’s theme, this group of artists explore environmental concerns through installation, sculpture, illustration, and fiber works. The Chicago Humanities Festival (Oct. 27 - Nov. 11, 2007) is offering programs featuring artists showing at the David Weinberg Collection. Please visit their website at [] for more information.

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Posted: October 26th, 2007
at 9:39am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art

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