Archive for February, 2009

Because this guy is Madison Square Garden…

… and he has never doubted it.

Nate Robinson is 5 feet 9 inches and has a vertical leap of 43.5 inches.

Nate Robinson is 5 feet 9 inches (with shoes) and has a vertical leap of 43.5 inches.



Because NY is king of editorial Tees.

BEAT DOWN design by

BEAT DOWN design by

According to Jay never even made the “he messed with the wrong crew” or “he’s a walking dead man” statements that are being attributed to him ad nauseum.

Protect New York

Protect New York

$24 at Upper Playground NY Store - 437 East 9th St. New York, NY 10009

$24 at Upper Playground NY Store - 437 East 9th St. New York, NY 10009


Because the NYPL is hip to new media…

… and has committed to sharing its archives of public photographs online. The New York Public Library along with The Smithsonian Institution, The Brooklyn Museum, and others have joined Flickr Commons, a project dedicated to sharing and describing the public photo collections of the world’s leading cultural heritage institutions.


We expect to learn a lot from Flickr users and are thrilled at the exposure that this project will give to our photographic collections. We also see the Flickr Commons as a sort of training ground for our staff — a place to get some serious hands-on experience collaborating with users in a vibrant social Web community. Down the road, we expect to implement similar tools and features on our own site, say, for example, in the Digital Gallery.

Because the drive is sweet.

A time lapse video of a drive from L.A. to New York. By Michel and Oliver Gondry, for French pop star Laquer.

Because this crap has never been appropriate…

… and will never be overlooked or allowed EVER again. Time to wake up NY Post, we no longer live with blind folds on. Bad taste is bad taste.


Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, said the Post showed a “serious lapse in judgment” by running the cartoon. “To think that the cartoonist and the responsible editors at the paper did not see the racist overtones of the finished product should insult their intelligence,” Ciara said in a written statement. “Instead, they celebrate their own lack of perspective and criticize those who call it what it is: tone deaf at best, overtly racist at worst.”

In California, civil rights leader Earl Ofari Hutchinson called on the Post to apologize. “In times past, that depiction of African-Americans has been vigorously condemned as racially offensive,” Hutchinson said in a statement issued from his Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable. “The cartoon also subtly condones violence. We call on the Post management to issue an immediate apology and a statement that racial insults will not be tolerated by Post writers and cartoonists.”

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