Friday, March 27, 2015

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what it is: ?
where i found it: brian from new jersey

Brian from New Jersey recently forwarded me the below videos. It's not hard to describe - people wearing really high end down jackets and leather and getting full on into slow paced mud wallowing - but it is very difficult to understand. I tried to find some info about this "trend", but I come up with nothing. The first questions I ask are: If you're sexually into mud why not wallow naked? Why cover yourself in costly full length garments? Is it cold mud, hence the need for down? What the fucking fuck?

 
 
 
 

These are just a few examples. If you google "moncler mud" mamy more appear.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

new painful hobby

what it is: new painful hobby
where i found it: a mountain

This Winter I've been stupid enough to take up the painful and expensive hobby of snowboarding. Nearly every weekend I've been hitting the ghetto ski resort up the road from my house, complete with two toilets for thousands of skiers, chair lifts that are rusted and missing bench slats, attendants that yell at you, Orthodox jews in full get up smashing into trees (I've seen this more than once) and abandoned, rotten buildings scattered around the property. I can't get enough of it. For the most part I've also learned that snowboarders are young, dumb, frequently head injured, and usually stoned. You have to be in order to fly off of mountains and slide down avalanches and shit.

When I'm home with ice packs on my knees I like to watch the below videos, the first consisting of superhuman snowboarding feats and the second showing the original Tahoe snowboard scene, which is superhardcore and much more interesting than modern snowboard culture (a pretty direct reflection of skateboarding). Here:




Monday, March 23, 2015

twenty trucks

what it is: twenty trucks
where i found it: my neighbor's kid

My kid and the neighbor's kid have discovered this series of weird truck videos that have been playing on loop around our house recently. While the videos are mostly just stock footage of bulldozers and shit, I'm highly curious who made this music. It's like a mish mash of 80s suicidal dark wave, booty bass and earnest broadway singing; like someone put Joy Division, Phillip Glass, 2Live Crew, a german, and Stephen Sondheim in a blender. I think this mixture of club-drugs-inspired sound and construction site machinery is a novel one. Here are a few of my favorites:





Note: what's also remarkable is how poorly targeted the ads that frequently appear on youtube are. This is particularly notable when you're watching kids videos. Last time I watched Excavator there was a political ad slinging mud at Andrew Cuomo realted to his fracking policies. Google, who owns youtube and knows everything about, us can certainly do better than this.