Date Archives March 2008

Florida Is Wet

Hello everyone.
I’m totally exhausted at the moment, the last two days have gone by really fast so far, but have been really fun. In the last 2 days though, I’ve eaten alligator, had Nicaraguan and Mediterranean food, and spent an entire day on a boat. These are pretty good milestones for me.

If you’re interested, check out my Tumblr for a bunch of photos of what’s happened so far. And as sort of a sidenote, the Desktop Wallpaper Project will go on as usual, so be sure to come back on Wednesday for sure. As for tomorrow, I’m headed out to the Everglades, so I’m bringing my camera and taking a ton of pictures, so that could be fun.


The G.I. Joe Movie

I absolutely grew up on G.I. Joes, like I can’t think of any thing that occupied more of my time then playing with all my figures. I would have my best friend come over and we’d have these giant battles on the floor of my living room. So it’s of utmost importance that the powers that be don’t screw up the G.I. Joe movie!!! The photo above is just a taste of what there is to look forward to, and if the rest of the costumes look anything like this, I think we’re all in for a treat.

The movie is being directed by Stephen Sommers who’s most well known for The Mummy movies, which were definitely campy, but certainly fun and not exactly painful. The screenplay is being written by a guy who helped work on Pirates of the Caribbean and the other wrote the movie Swordfish, not the best, but certainly not the worst. The cast though, is where shit starts getting good:

Channing Tatum / Duke
Sienna Miller / The Baroness
Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Cobra Commander
Dennis Quaid / General Hawk
Rachel Nichols / Shana ‘Scarlett’ O’Hara
Christopher Eccleston / Destro
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje / Heavy Duty
Ray Park / Snake Eyes
Marlon Wayans / Ripcord
Arnold Vosloo / Zartan

That list is so good I could mess myself. Channing Tatum totally has the young, good looks for Duke. Sienna Miller seems like a really awesome choice for The Baroness, I’m sure she’ll be a bad-ass bitch. Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems like a weird choice for Cobra Commander, but as long as they don’t show his face I’m cool with it. As of recently I was talking shit on Dennis Quiad, but I just saw him in Vantage Point and he was awesome, so I’m definitely excited about him as General Hawk (I hope he has that effing amazing flying jet pack! hahaha). I’ve Never heard of Rachel Nichols (I never watch Alias) but she looks damn good as a redhead and should be awesome as Scarlett. Destro is being played by some dude from Heroes, so I’m sure people are gonna’ dig that. I’m really REALLY excited about Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje playing Heavy Duty, he was always such a giant bad-ass and I think Adewale is gonna be awesome. Ray Park is going to be Snake Eyes, and as you can see above, he looks great and is going to make such a rad ninja. Marlon Wayans as Ripcord does nothing for me, he’s just gonna’ say stupid one-liners the whole time. Finally, Arnold Vosloo was that evil mummy guy from The Mummy, so he should be rad as Zartan, I just hope he has some Dreadnaughts to lead!!

Sorry about my long ass rant, just had to get that out of me! The movie is supposed to come out on August 7th, 2009, so hopefully it sticks to the schedule!
For some extra nerdyness, check out the absolutely hysterical G.I. Joe parody videos under the cut. The second clip on the first video is kind of long and annoying, so if you can’t stand it just forward past it for more hilarity.

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Amateur Surgeon

Want a fun way to waste tons of time which could be put to better use on productive things? Try Amateur Surgeon, another amazing game by the folks over at Adult Swim.

You play as Alan Probe, a pizza boy who turns into a surgeon after he meets a mysterious old man he accidentally hits with his delivery truck. Together they start a back alley hospital using the only tools they have, a pizza cutter, some tongs, a lighter, some anesthetic, a stapler… you get the picture. The games art looks a lot like The Boy Fitz Hammond and has a ton of really great, weird, interesting characters. The game is so completely addicting that you get sucked into them game and 3 hours have passed by… trust me on this one.

There’s 8 people to fix at first, and then there’s also a newly added second edition which I’ve just gotten too. Trust me on this one, you want to become a surgeon too.


The Out-Of-Towners

This weekend San Francisco is being blessed with one really awesome show thanks to the folks over at Fecal Face. The show is called Out-Of-Towners and appropriately it features only artists who aren’t from San Francisco. The show has got several of my absolute favorites like Travis Millard, Corey Arnold, Cody Hudson (that guy is everywhere!) and Tessar Lo, as well as Mel Kadel, Anthony Lister, Erkut Terliksiz, Christofer Chin, and Keith Shore.

The show opens Saturday and goes from 5 – 8 pm, and for more info, like where the show is, click here.


Ummm… I’m In The Wall Street Journal

File this post under un-fucking-believable. Earlier today I got an email from some guy named Jamin asking me for my full name and wanting to talk to me on the phone about The Desktop Wallpaper Project. I immediately think how weird this is, and then I check out out his signature, and it clearly says ” Wall Street Journal”. Turns out “some guy named Jamin” is the writer of Buzzwatch, one of the blogs that the Wall Street Journal has.

So I call him and he’s a really rad guy, and we talk about the project and it goes well, even though I’m slightly nervous. Anyhow, the post is up, it’s just a small mention, but nonetheless, it’s The Wall Street Journal, how cool is that?

Click here to check it out!

Sixpack France


If you read KN enough you know I have a serious t-shirt addiction. As of lately I’ve tried to steer away from the look, opting for more button-ups, trying to keep it classy. But then I was told about Sixpack France, and now I’m a little worried that I’m going to regress back!

Sixpack France has actually been around for 10 years now, starting out as a small store in France and now ending up with an amazing online store filled with some o the best artists out there. It’s kind of a joke how awesome their line-up is. They’ve got Brendan Monroe, Cody Hudson, Damien Correll, Dan Funderburgh, Grotesk, Noah Butkus (as you can see above), So-Me,S tefan Marx, Steven Harrington, and like 30 others… it’s totally nuts.

My only beef comes in at the price. The t-shirts run from 32-35 €, which is around $50 per t-shirt, these are pretty damn expensive. I can see paying up to like $30, but c’mon, it’s just a t-shirt! Anyhow, click the link above and check out their drool-worthy collection of tees.


Golden Cage Remix by Fred Falke

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Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) by The Whitest Boy Alive

It’s a little known fact that I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love The Whitest Boy Alive. I meet people and for some reason they always come up, which is kind of weird to me because I would think you’d have to be a Kings of Convenience fan to really know who they were. That or a Modular Records junkie. Anyhow, I came across this awesome Fred Falke remix of Golden Cage so I thought I’d share it with you guys. Erlend threw the Fred Flake and Alex Braxe track Rubicon onto the DJ Kicks album he did, so it makes sense that he’d do a remix for him.

If you’d like to download the track, just click here.

Found through VoulesRandom


Olimpia Zagnoli

Most of the time it’s pretty easy to tell when you come across a talented illustrator, but when they’re not only skilled, but clever as well, then you have a real artist. That being said, I would definitely put 23 year old Olimpia Zagnoli in that category. Olympia emailed me last night that she had updated her site, so I went to check it out and I was so excited I did. Her style is extremely simple but it also communicates really clearly. I love her 15 Ways To Sleep On A Train which you see above. I’m not a big train rider, but it makes me think of the awkward positions I get into when I fly on a plane.

Also be sure to check out her Anatomy of a Tissue Paper which shows what our insides look like, but represented in a vague sort fo way because, who really knows what they’re spleen looks like? Wonderful work, go pay her a visit.