Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Which Boston Bruin ordered the 1 Amstel Light?

This morning my client, Amstel Light, sent out an open letter to the Boston Bruins congratulating them on their Stanley Cup victory, but asking the team the night they spent $157,000 out at a bar celebrating and ordering more than 147-some beers.......who ordered the lone Amstel Light?

Story made big sports news all-around today.

Boston Globe - "So, which Bruin ordered the Amstel Light?"
Yahoo! Sports - "Which Boston Bruin player had the Amstel Light? Our suspects"
ESPN - "Amstel Light trying to solve mystery"
CBS Sports - "Amstel offers free beer to mystery Bruin drinker"
NBC Sports - "Which Boston Bruin ordered the Amstel Light? Beer company offers glorious reward for answer
The Sporting News - "After the Bruins' 156k bar tab, beer brand wants answers"
Deadspin - "The Search For the Pisswater-Drinking Boston Bruin Is On"
Vancouver Sun -"Bruins' light beer drinker gets free suds offer from brewery"

'Art in the Streets' no longer coming to N.Y.?

'Art in the Streets,' "the most attended exhibition in the history of the MOCA" (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art) is no longer coming to the Brooklyn Museum this fall.

While it was originally reported that the B.M. would no longer bring the exhibit due to moving costs it has since been speculated that the museum is avoiding the controversial exhibit for its "celebration of vandalism."

The below op-ed is a great read

"It is ludicrous to think that an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum would have inspired gangs of graffiti goons marching down Flatbush Ave. You know what inspires tagging? Bad architecture. Commercialism. The sanitized state of the city."

"Say what you will, this art is democratic. It is electric. It is relevant. It's a shame funding has prevented this important show from coming home to New York City. Hopefully, another city institution will step up. MoMA, are you listening?"

Oreo Art

Amazing work by Somerville, MA artist Judith G. Klausner.

Cirque du Soleil MLB pitch

Opening pitch was crazy at last night's San Diego Padres-Kansas City Royals game.

Mission Impossible #4

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (a.k.a Mission: Impossible #4) starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner is coming out December 16, 2011.

Foursquare - Location-based social networking

Click here to see the full infographic that includes the top train station, hotel, art gallery, music venues and top U.S. states for gym check-ins.

Foursquare, only two years old, has more than 10 million users worldwide. (not quite Facebook's 600 mill, Twitter's 200 or LinkedIn's 100, but still significant)

Monday, June 27, 2011

FAILE Temple

Brooklyn art-duo Faile's art installation, Faile Temple, was part of the Lisbon, Portugal 2010 Portugal Arte 10 biennial. Sadly, no longer in Lisbon.

"The Brooklyn-based collective Faile's site-specific work seems to be the hit of the biennial. It's a shining ruin, an open-air dialogue between the sacred past and the secular present."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Population of the U.S.

"A graphic designer named Shane Keaney recently calculated that if the entire American population was as densely settled as that of Brooklyn it could fit into the state of New Hampshire, leaving the forty-nine other states as open land."

-Nicholas Lemann

Friday, June 24, 2011

Airport at Night

What to do when you're stranded at an airport for the night. (Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport - DFW)

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Based on the book by Michael Lewis.

September 23, 2011.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Internet Fame 2 - the Zoo

1.2 million views.

From the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO. This child will appreciate this awesome video when he or she is older.

Quote from HighIdeas & Tosh.O and not a bad question -

"Are there any zoos in africa? If they do exist, they must be filled with animals we think are normal. A zoo filled with dogs, cats, rabbits, deer, and groundhogs."


Internet Fame

7.4 million views.

She's definitely getting some attention inside and out of eHarmony. I hope she got some replies.

Kanye West - "Mama's Boyfriend"

Kanye West - "Mama's Boyfriend"

Recorded in Hawaii during the MBDTF sessions. An old soulful beat reminiscent of The College Dropout days. It was either produced by Q-Tip or Soulja Boy.


The first single of Nas' next album, Life is Good.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Batwing, an African Batman

DC Comics is planning several new comic series this fall including #1 Batwing, an African Batman.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Banksy - Mondays

MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, in Los Angeles will be doing free Mondays from now until August courtesy of Banksy as part of the Art in the Streets exhibit.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or award winning The Tree of Life was a deep thrilling symphony of a movie.

Now showing in New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, DC, Atlanta, Dallas and Minneapolis.

NPR - Symphonic Style Roots Malick's 'Tree Of Life'

KAWS - Passing Through

KAWS - Passing Through sculpture was erected the other night outside The Standard Hotel and the High Line where it will sit until October 2011.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


As tweeted by CNBC Sports Biz guy Darren Rovell.

Social Eyewear

Sun glasses, a pretty cool step #2 for business and social enterprise TOMS Shoes.

"For every pair of TOMS sunglasses purchased, "sight" will be given to a person in need whether it's through medical treatment, prescription glasses, or surgery."

Complex - TOMS Eyewear: One for One
CBS - TOMS Expands its One for One Vision

Song of the Summer?

Very interesting and nostalgic list put together by New York Magazine's Vulture blog as they try to predict what song will represent the Summer of 20-11.

1980: "Call Me," Blondie
1981: "Endless Love," Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
1982: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor
1983: "Every Breath You Take," The Police
1984: "When Doves Cry," Prince
1985: "Power Of Love," Huey Lewis & The News
1986: "Papa Don't Preach," Madonna
1987: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," Whitney Houston
1988: "Roll With It," Steve Winwood
1989: "Right Here Waiting," Richard Marx
1990: "Vision Of Love," Mariah Carey
1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," Bryan Adams
1992: "Baby Got Back," Sir Mix-A-Lott
1993: "That's The Way Love Goes," Janet Jackson
1994: "I Swear," All-4-One
1995: "Waterfalls," TLC
1996: "Macarena," Los de Rio
1997: "I’ll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy
1998: "The Boy Is Mine," Brandy and Monica
1999: "Livin' La Vida Loca," Ricky Martin
2000: "It's Gonna Be Me," 'N Sync
2001: "Lady Marmalade," Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink
2002: "Hot In Herre," Nelly
2003: "Crazy In Love," Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z
2004: "Yeah," Usher
2005: "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey
2006: "Promiscuous," Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
2007: "Umbrella," Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
2008: "I Kissed A Girl," Katy Perry
2009: "I Gotta Feeling," Black Eyed Peas
2010: "California Gurls," Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg

Monday, June 6, 2011

New Era Part 3

Great work by agency Brooklyn Brothers.

Links to the 1st 2 New Era ads -

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Illegalize Graffiti"

Been obsessed with graffiti films since Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Hypebeast - "KIDULT “Illegalize Graffiti” Video Interview"

"Angered and frustrated by the sudden infatuation and commercialization of the graffiti movement, French street artist Kidult has taken to the streets of Paris in an effort to reclaim his craft. In a retaliation against major luxury labels, Kidult has tagged a string of stores in recent months that include colette, Agnés b., JC/DC and Supreme."

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (U.S.)

The U.S. version is directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network).

Coming out 12.21.11