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Buddha hairstyle knit cap
09.06.2016
10:44 am

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So I discovered these Buddha knitted caps through the site Everlasting Blort. I clicked on their “via” link and was led to a Japanese website that sells them. Google translate wasn’t much help, to be honest. From what I understand they come in several different colors: grey, red, navy and ivory.

There’s really not much else I can tell you about these wooly caps. I *think* you order them here. It looks like they won’t be available to ship until November or December. (Don’t quote me on that.)


 

 
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For sale: Massive collection of mannequins with ginormous breasts
09.06.2016
10:07 am

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A collection can function as a cultural value scale revealing the collector’s priorities, and the very existence of a collection can be as revealing as the collection’s content—it’s one thing to say you like trumpet music, and another altogether to have every record Al Hirt ever made in a display rack in your living room. The line between collecting and hoarding can be a fine one (I am no longer friends with someone who casually referred to my shelves full of books and music as a “hoard”), and discussion of a hobby that entails surrounding one’s self with amassed stuff always has an uncomfortable discussion of the commodity fetish lurking underneath it. But all in all, life’s fucking short and happiness doesn’t always come easily, so if there’s something out there that makes you smile, why not fill your world with it?

Some people are into model trains. Some people are into vinyl LPs. Some people are into Barbies.

And Beloit, Wisconsin electrician Mike Martin was into department store mannequins. Department store mannequins with really huge tits.

Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Nearly 60 in all and dressed for an evening out, they stand shoulder to plastic shoulder in four different rooms of the home Mike shared with his wife, Maxine, until his death in July at age 88.

“Some people are making fun of it online. But everybody collects something,” said Rich Ranft of Beloit Auction & Realty and a longtime neighbor of the Martins.

“Whenever he heard there was a mannequin for sale, he’d go get it. They had a small Ford or whatever it was, and he would strap them to the top or put them in the backseat, wherever he could put them,” Rich said.

Then Mike would rely on his skill in automotive body work to repair and paint the figures. He used Bondo, the fix for rusted-out fenders, to augment the mannequins’ breasts until they were the size of cantaloupes.

 

 

Martin with some of his harem in 2007. Above photos: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

The collection is now being auctioned by Martin’s family. Online bidding ends on Thursday, September 9th, and mannequins will not be shipped, so winning bidders have to be willing to pick up their prizes in Beloit. (It’s about halfway between Madison and Chicago, right on the Wisconsin/Illinois border.) So far, the bids are fairly low, between $10-20, with only a couple of outliers like the mermaid one (oh, yeah—I didn’t mention that there’s a mermaid one) fetching above $50. Of course, most of the action happens in the last hour of an auction so who knows, but the auctioneer’s unwillingness to ship could keep the final sale prices on the lower side. If this is your kink but you’re not handy with Bondo, yourself, you might be in luck. Photos that follow are from Beloit Auction and Realty’s online catalog.
 

 
More big-boobed mannequins than you can shake Russ Meyer at, after the jump…

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Attention lefty hipsters: Stop it with the dumb f*cking Black Flag T-shirts celebrating Jill Stein
08.31.2016
10:10 am

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I’m writing this from Austria, where the Green Party routinely achieves 10-15% of the vote and a similar proportion of the seats in the legislature. Due to the vagaries of runoff voting systems, Green Party candidate Alexander Van der Bellen received a narrow majority of the votes in May to become the nation’s president (an almost entirely ceremonial figure), but the Austrian Constitutional Court annulled the result based on suspicion of tampering, resulting in a re-do of the election, in which it is devoutly to be hoped that Van der Bellen wins a second time, because the alternative is a far-right type named Hofer with vaguely Trumpy (i.e. anti-EU) views.

So that’s Austria. They have a real, functioning Green Party that provides actual services to residents just like regular elected officials do. In our two-party system, we unfortunately have a Green Party that seldom gets more than 1% of the vote in presidential elections and currently has a woman named Jill Stein running. Unlike Alexander Van der Bellen, Stein has somewhere south of zero of ever being elected POTUS.

All this is to explain why this rash of Black Flag T-shirts remixed to celebrate Jill Stein kind of piss me off. Say what you will about Black Flag’s take on punk, Jill Stein just has nothing to do with it, or them, in any way shape or form. Not tangentially, not at all. These “Green Flag” tees are not creative or witty mash-ups, they’re fucking stupid.

As a service here is a photograph of Dr. Jill Stein:
 

This picture reminds me of that time in 1980 when the Hermosa Beach cops kicked Black Flag out of town
 
Sorry to be so hard on Dr. Stein, but this was just the last straw. I’d love for the Greens to be putting up a really good candidate, but Stein just isn’t it. And I simply loathe these dumbshit shirts.

Here are some more pics of deluded hipsters (well, models) wearing these awful Black Flag shirts. Why are there so many varieties to choose from? Has anyone seen these out in the wild?
 

 
More nauseating “Green Flag” T-shirts after the jump…...

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Cha-cha Vans: Custom-made Divine gym shoe
08.29.2016
02:58 pm

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“The filthiest gym shoe alive”! 

Divine on Facebook alerted me to these custom-made Divine Vans by Sink or Swim Custom Kicks! I visited the Sink or Swim Custom Kicks! website and couldn’t find any pricing information. If you’re interested, I’d reach out to them via their “contact” which is at the bottom of their homepage. I’d also message them on Facebook about ordering, pricing and shipping.

I wish I had more information, but I simply don’t. Interestingly, Divine’s look was created by Divine, John Waters and a fellow named Van Smith. Smith, who died in 2006, designed all the costumes and did the makeup for every John Waters film from 1972 to 2004. Vans need to do a Van Smith Vans tribute next.


 

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Fashion designer pierces meat, fruit and flowers for sexual still life arrangements
08.25.2016
10:51 am

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Victor Barragan’s first fashion line combined some simple pieces with high-impact accessories—think leather gloves, denim sack dresses, and massive hoop earrings, but accented with an actual eggplant toted around as a purse. The clothes are fun, but it’s Barragan’s Instagram that I really like. He styles produce, meat and flowers with piercings—studs and hoops—for a distinctly “Retro S and M Centerpieces” vibe. Barragan’s work is very tongue-in-cheek, and he doesn’t shy away from the whimsy of his pierced still lifes, saying:

“I started working with food a while ago, creating still lifes, using diverse elements – like gold, diamonds and piercings. My work on Instagram has a sense of humor; it’s always something weird but not creepy. I had this idea to make organic accessories that could feel like they were alive.”

The Instagram itself isn’t actually SFW—unless you’re lucky enough to work in a gay porn friendly office?—but I’ve compiled some of the best food and floral piercings below—technically safe for work, but one or two is still a little visceral. Scroll with caution.
 

 

 
More pierced meat and things, after the jump…

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Irritate the shit out of know-it-alls with these cleverly stupid t-shirts
08.25.2016
09:40 am

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As a suit, tie, and two pipes a day kind of guy, I’m not really au fait with the all the vagaries of t-shirt fashion. For me t-shirts were something I left far behind in my teen years—getting into my tweeds and plus fours as soon as I was over the threshold of my twenties. I was born middle-aged.

However, my attention was recently brought to a range of “tees” (as I believe you young ‘uns call them) which are slightly amusing because of their potential to annoy.

I think it fair to say we’ve all had that irritating run-in with some geeky pedant who wants to correct our inconsequential spelling, grammar, syntax or explain in as much trivial detail as possible why the quote we just gave from some film or TV series is just not quite right—in fact it’s ever so slightly wrong. You know the type.

And they know who they are too. In fact they’d probably correct you on the subject of who they are if you ever got that wrong. Well now, looky here—now there’s a t-shirt, indeed an entire genre of the—just for those kind of people. One that should (hopefully) irritate the living shit out of them.

Slightly Wrong Quotes on T-Shirts is a Tumblr site showcasing t-shirt designs by Michael M Physics. These fashionable items do what they say on the label having been specifically designed to annoy pedants and know-it-alls everywhere. If you should be so inclined, many of these Slightly Wrong Quotes on T-Shirts are available to buy.
 
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More t-shirts to annoy, after the jump…

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Dolled Up: Bizarre fashion photos of Marianne Faithfull as a toy doll
08.23.2016
08:53 am

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It was the unveiling of Pitchfork’s Top 200 songs of the 1970s yesterday that got me thinking about Marianne Faithfull. Pitchfork happened to position Faithfull’s “Broken English” in the final slot, #200, and when I dialed up Jamieson Cox‘s highly helpful Spotify playlist of the Pitchfork 1970s singles, it turned out that “Broken English” was the first song I listened to.

And what a song! I couldn’t get it out of my head all day, mentally positioning it alongside Peter Gabriel’s “Games Without Frontiers” and Nena’s “99 Luftballons” as the deathless post-punk Cold War anthems. The song drew me to investigate her 1979 album of the same name as well as her rich career before that.

At some point I stumbled on a picture of Faithfull in a French fashion magazine called Mademoiselle Age Tendre, and eventually I found these strange pictures of Faithfull literally “dolled up,” posing as a kind of real-life Barbie doll being taken out of its box. The date is hard to read on this magazine cover, but it appears to be January 1967:
 

 
So, yeah, it’s a cute idea for a shoot and all, certainly an innocent idea, and one might argue that we shouldn’t be too hard on the magazine personnel of that era, impose our perception of gender equality on them, who could not know better and all that. But you know what? Naaah. We don’t have to crucify the people behind that shoot to point out that some ideas date well and others do not, and objectifying women is a pervasive problem in our society that is always best avoided. The pictures may not have played as creepy then, but they play as creepy today.
 

 
By the way, above you can see a picture of Faithfull from 1979, the year she released Broken English. Note the absence of a box for her to come out of.
 

 

 

 
More of these odd pics after the jump…...
 

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There is a jock strap planter for men
08.22.2016
03:57 pm

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You want to know why this is “dangerous”? Because it looks fucking painful, that’s why! The jock strap planter is by Pansy Ass Ceramics. It sells for around $100 and comes in green, purple and blue. Perfect.

Now how on earth you water this sucker and fertilize it, I simply do not know.

According to the website, the cactus is not included. Boo! Perhaps some nice succulent plants would make it less prick-ly?


 

 
With thanks to Rusty Blazenhoff!

 

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Peyote Pomade: When your hair wants to get high
08.08.2016
10:25 am

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According to the label, Peyote Pomade is good for hair styling as well as relief from cramps, rheumatism and “softening of the nerve fibers” (I hate it when that happens). It is suggested you use it before going to bed so it can work its magic while you sleep. Imagine the dreams.
 

 
As a hair gel, this could give new meaning to head trip. I’m visualizing rockabilly dudes with day-glow quiffs that melt and reform before your eyes as flaming desert ravens. Good for punks too: I saw Mescalito in your mohawk. 

Carlos Castaneda loved the stuff:
 

 
In addition to peyote, some gels contains camphor, arnica, eucalyptus and petroleum jelly among other things, depending on brand and suggested usage. Some claim to contain marijuana. Spliff meets quiff?

Historically, people have used peyote for treating fractures, wounds, and snakebite. So this stuff just may work. Various Peyote pomades are available online from multiple Mexican-based resources. You can get yours here. Tell them Don Juan sent you.
 

 

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What the actual fuck? Barney’s is selling Black Flag shirts for $265
08.03.2016
01:26 pm

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Look, right up front, I absolutely despise alterkaker getoffmylawning about how “PUNK DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING ANYMORE” blah blah blah. Punk is 40 fucking years old, it maybe doesn’t have to mean the same thing it used to. There’s more than one way to rebel, and if thekidstoday™ aren’t doing it in a way you can recognize, that might be on you.

Furthermore, handwringing about commerce ruining everything that was once pure and holy is some goddamn Baby Boom narcissist bullshit. Music was forever tainted by commerce the day someone first printed and sold sheet music. Without commerce, your favorite band doesn’t survive.

But all that being said, JESUS FUCK, THIS IS SOME BULLSHIT:
 

 

The pants—are those knickers? Is that a thing now?

Crafted of black brushed Japanese cotton-cashmere jersey, R13’s T-shirt is printed at front with white “Black Flag” lettering and graphics and styled at sides with decorative elongated zippers.

Yep, Barney’s, that NYC department store for assholes who have too much money and want everyone to know it, is selling Black Flag shirts for $265 (not even gonna link it). Even if the band gets a cut of that, well which band? The embarrassing and awful Greg Ginn version that wouldn’t exist if anyone involved had any goddamn sense? Ugh.

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