Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Ads That Work. Pro-Cycling

Here are couple more ads I recently found that promote the use of bicycles as transportation... and masturbatory device.

A little caution with the volume if you are in the office on this one below from Germany.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Flippin Jesus's Switch

"Fear not Children. I will light the pathway to glory."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Get Your Juice On!

If you never had the privilege to enjoy Riverside and Five Points when it was the art community in the 80's and 90's. This Saturday (the 26th) is your chance to taste some of that lovely delicious citrus flavor at The Tangerine Festival.

Come out and enjoy:
Art of all types
Pure Family Fun.

And It's Free!!!

Riverside Memorial Park (Map)
11:00 am Until 9:00 pm

I will be at or around the JaxCAL booth. Stop by and say Hi.

The Story of Stuff

From Biggie Tee: (or should we say, Mr. Mayor?)

This is one of those web videos that you finish watching and just want to forward to everyone you know.

I totally agree. Pass it on."

This is very well done. View it.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Beer belly! Filling A Need

Ah just what the general populous of this highly educated region needs. A product that is named for what the majority here have naturally. 

Here is the product description as I found it:

Getting tired of paying $8.00+ dollars for a beverage at your favorite event?

Why not bring 80oz of your favorite sipper in with you as a spare tire?

That's right, a beer belly cooler that you fill with beverage and sneak into movies, concerts, sporting events, church......just kidding, and anywhere
 with outrageous drink prices.

Order your CoolerFun.com Beer Belly Cooler today!

The Beerbelly Deluxe Kit
Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Our Price: $49.95

Making A Change. Or Ads That Work

For the Last 3 months I have made the move from car dependent to car-lite and would love see Jacksonville become a city where living car-free is not a laughable joke.

I have gone from filling my gas tank once a week to once a month by simply riding my bike for all things personal. And if I didn't have to have a car to perform my job I would be totally car free.

Lately I have been attending meetings. Meeting on environment. Meetings on transportation. Meeting about planning meetings. I am sick to death of meetings. 

Most of these meeting are about one thing. Educating the masses as to why they should change their lifestyle. Here's the rub. The masses don't want to be educated. How many of you enjoy being lectured as to how you should live your life?

If the general public don't want to be educated or lectured. What do they want? How does any one person or group cause wide spread lifestyle changes in the masses. The answer is simple. They want to be sold. Yes, advertising. Slick glossy ads produced by suits with slick glossy hair in slick and glossy buildings in New York City. If you want want people to get out their cars and start using bicycles and mass transit you need to sell them on it. You have to make them want it. You have to convince them that making the change will lead to better skin, bigger dicks and getting laid more often. Ads that pull at their heart strings and cause even the toughest mullet wearing yahoo to openly weep.

Need proof? Back in the 70's this country was a shit pile of trash along the roadways and in public spaces, along with massive industrial pollution. Then overnight one ad changed it all.
This ad was so powerful that the masses started clamoring for change so loud that elected officials were forced to take action. The US enjoyed it's first real enviromental movement.

The other day I attended a meeting of BPAC (Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee).
I was rather shocked to learn that only one local bike shop owner was on the board or active within the group. And he didn't even bother to show up. Now you can bet your last dollar if my business was to sell bikes. I would be taking an active part in communicating with all the other bike shops to pool our resources to make my city as bike friendly as possible. Which of course would lead to more sales and money in my pocket.

Here is an example of the type of ad that will get peoples attention. From the great folks at WWF-Canada:

Isn't it time for bike manufactures to come together nation wide and affect change? For their own benefit and ours.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Street Art Hits Jax

There is some great new street art hitting the urban core in Jacksonville. Can't really say who the creators are. But I was able to find a link to a blog with some information about this Urbismus.

Punk Rocker on Houston off Broad.

Girl Tying Shoes on Duval St.

Old Couple Across the Street From Florida Theater.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Free BF to good home

Oh, Snap! Some poor bastard got busted. Found in Jacksonville Craigslist Free Section.

Click on Image for larger view

Another Reason For Rail In Jacksonville

Here is just one more reason for the support of a rail system in Jacksonville over a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit).

We miss all the good train shenanigans.

Pranksters silently drop trousers on subway in Toronto and other cities in brazen bid for startled reactions

Jan 13, 2008 04:30 AM

Meghan Hein tried hard to keep a straight face as she dropped her pants on the subway platform before her ride on the silver bullet.

Sporting thigh-high stockings and a debonair smile, the 19-year-old ignored the dropped jaws and wide-eyed stares as she boarded a Bloor line train yesterday.

Hein was among some 75 semi-naked people who boarded the train together as part of a multi-city exercise by Improv Everywhere – an online collective dedicated to causing public chaos and joy.

Some of the Toronto pranksters chose form-fitting polka dot briefs, others plaid boxers – thongs were discouraged – as they slipped, deadpan, among startled riders.

"Where are their pants?" asked a middle-aged rider, Anab Ali, who seemed slightly disturbed by all the half-naked men and women planting their bottoms on seats around her.

Two other riders – Lindsay Olson and Mandy Leinbach, both 15 – took good looks at the bared flesh and traded comments as they gripped a pole to keep their balance.

"What is wrong with this civilization?" asked a mystified Olson while one prankster, Jeremy Dziewir, 19, did chin-ups in his briefs at the risk of revealing too much.

Eliciting wondering looks, smirks and disgust from people mostly too timid to ask questions, the pranksters rode the subway for an hour from Dundas West to Donlands and back.

Suzana Barbosa, a 28-year-old singer, organized the outing here to coincide with similar disrobings yesterday on public transit in New York, Chicago and six other U.S. cities as well as Adelaide in Australia.

She said it was meant to be liberating for those taking part and amusing for everyone else.

Randy, 23, who was willing to reveal his legs but not his name, saw it as a psychological experiment.

"This was important to my personal growth. Doing things like this that you wouldn't normally gives you confidence," he said.

"We're always worried about not looking bad. If I can walk onto a subway without pants and feel confident, then I break any barrier."

Stolen From

UPDATE: I was just sent this link to Flicker and quite a few images from the San Francisco BART shenanigans

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Anarchists in the Aisles? Stores Provide a Stage

Jacksonville artist need to create community involvement and awareness. But how?

Here is an idea I think that may just start to generate some interest for the local art scene. It's called Shopdropping and you can find out more about what it is below if you care to know. I have used it for years to promote my shows with very good results.

If the public won't come to us, then it is time to take things to them. And where should we take the art you may ask. To where the people are. Walmart, Target, Publix, etc..

"Otherwise known as reverse shoplifting, shopdropping involves surreptitiously putting things in stores, rather than illegally taking them out, and the motivations vary.

Anti-consumerist artists slip replica products packaged with political messages onto shelves while religious proselytizers insert pamphlets between the pages of gay-and-lesbian readings at book stores.

Self-published authors sneak their works into the “new releases” section, while personal trainers put their business cards into weight-loss books, and aspiring professional photographers make homemade cards — their Web site address included, of course — and covertly plant them into stationery-store racks.

“Everyone else is pushing their product, so why shouldn’t we?” said Jeff Eyrich, a producer for several independent bands, who puts stacks of his bands’ CDs — marked “free” — on music racks at Starbucks whenever the cashiers look away.

Though not new, shopdropping has grown in popularity in recent years, especially as artists have gathered to swap tactics at Web sites like Shopdropping.net, and groups like the Anti-Advertising Agency, a political art collective, do training workshops open to the public."
(Full Article)

Ok Jax artists, let's turn this city inside-out with your creativity. The challenge to create is on and don't forget to document (pictures, video) the results to share with us.

Beautiful Video! "Monday" - Rider Mike Bentham

Video is titled "Monday". I call it "Freedom". Either way, sit back and enjoy the ride.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bike Crashes, Bashes & Humor

Bus Hits Cyclist and Cyclist wins... Kind of.

This is what most Cyclist have to deal with. I love how one of witness states, " that the cop didn't initially believe the cyclist, until he saw the video". You ever notice how when you see or read a news report that a cyclist has been hit by a car. The cyclist is usually always made out to be in the wrong.

Police chase bike. What pro riders won't do to get out of a pee test these days.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Stop being Asian!

Not only can Christians cure your gayness. They apparently can help you stop being Asian.

I personally enjoy turning Japanese.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Blasphemers!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and wish you all a better year than the last.

Here is a nice laugh until I get back to the business of blasphemy.

This a great video of a student seeking a place to hide after his friends change the start up sound of his laptop.