Friday, January 29, 2010

Lord of the Logos

Dear black metal non-listeners,
Do you know that your music's logos are a waste bin full of recycled dinner compared to these things? You can't even read half of them, but that is because they are so insane and intricately composed by Christophe Szpajdel. Just like the dense despair that emanates from the albums these adorn. Plus putting them next to awesome photos of trees and fog and stamping gold foil on the cover put this on my amazon wishlist.

More info on the book is at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Star Wars + Adidas + Beckham + Daft Punk + Snoop Dogg + fireworks + stickball

This commercial is like a bonkers casserole full of stuff that doesn't belong together, but works like an awesome collage by your crazy friend who talks too loud and buys candy wholesale.

I wore homemade mandalorian armor to all of the midnight screenings of the Star Wars prequels, and I've been pretty loyal to Adidas since The Life Aquatic, but none of this stuff is as cool as Ecko's Boba Fett hoodie that nobody's bought me yet.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dear NBC,

Keep Conan, let Jay go.

Really, you should have parted ways with Jay when he left the Tonight Show. You had no obligation to create a new show for him, and made a mistake in replacing 10pm dramas like Law and Order: SVU.
Affiliates are pissed because Jay is a poor lead-in for the 11pm local news. I am not sure if this has occurred to you, but they are the lead-in for Conan. So if their ratings are tanking because of Jay, Conan's are doubtlessly effected similarly.
There are a lot of families who moved across the country to be part of the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, a show that has been in the same time slot for decades.

Jay has a hangar full of cars, and a long, successful run on the Tonight Show. You don't owe him anything else. Like a parent without control of their kids, you didn't have the temerity to tell him his turn was over. You need to suck it up and tell him it is Conan's turn.
Conan isn't even through his first season and you are jerking him halfway back to his old timeslot. The way you are treating him is despicable. For the amount of work he has done for you, and the loyalty he has shown, the utter lack of respect you are showing him, and your cowardice in dealing with Jay Leno is pathetic.

It was your mistaken decisions that got you to this point, and I am sure you are aware of the firestorm of criticism that you are at the center of currently. You can argue that Conan's contract doesn't contain a set time slot for the Tonight Show, but what is legally allowable is not necessarily right. Get it right this time. Convince Jay that it is time to retire. And if you can't convince him, let him go mad. You owe it to Conan O'Brien to let him host the Tonight Show, in the slot it has always been. At this point, you also owe him an apology.

I promise, if you move Conan to a later time slot, I will stop watching any NBC Universal content that will generate revenue for you. I will encourage everyone I know to do the same. I love your thursday night lineup, but I will make sure that when I see it, you are not making a cent.

So please, give Conan a chance, say goodbye to Leno, and let me watch The Office, 30 Rock, and Community without hassle. I will even start watching Parks and Recreation.

Andrew Cox

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Jeffrey Deitch sells mattresses

I saw a picture of Jeffrey Deitch and realized that not only does he sell awesome art in New York (see he sells awesome mattresses in Southern California as Larry Miller (Sit 'n' Sleep will beat any advertised price or your mattress is FREEEEEEE)! I thought that Superman being able to disguise himself with only a pair of spectacles was bologna, but if Deitch has gotten away with it for this long, I guess it works.

UPDATE: Jeffrey Deitch has been announced as the new Director of MoCA in Los Angeles. That should shorten his commute between jobs.