you can’t touch it

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{yes, that is a giant luke perry jigsaw and no, that isn’t me beside it}

you only have to read this synopsis of one of the first season episodes to see what i love about beverly hills 90210:

The Walshs agree to let Carla, their maid’s extremely intelligent niece, use their address to enroll at West Beverly High. Brandon falls hard for her and doesn’t understand why everyone seems opposed to their relationship. Carla reveals that she witnessed a drive-by shooting that claimed the life of a four-year-old; she had moved in with Anna while waiting to testify, with protection from the D.A. Carla returns to her family after one of the killers confesses. Jim and Cindy organize a soiree for his new client, a sportswear designer. Dylan, Steve, and the girls receive free clothing. David wants MC Hammer to perform at the school dance.

just in case you missed the clincher

David wants MC Hammer to perform at the school dance.

wonderful.

harry potter the musical?

from yahoo news:

Theatre casting directors are searching for the next Harry Potter to star in a musical based on the smash-hit books.

Producers are already working on a script for an all-singing, all-dancing show of J.K. Rowling’s stories to open at London’s West End next year.

Now a search is on for a young boy to take over the role from Daniel Radcliffe who played the wizard Potter on screen as well as a big-name composer to write the music for the Theatreland show.

A theatre insider says, “The musical has the potential to be huge. You are already off to a head start with the most popular book of recent times. Everyone loves the characters and the mythical world Rowling has invented.

“The difficulty is condensing the seven books into a manageable show. They are exploring various ideas. One possibility is to tell the whole story. Another is to just take a single plot.

“The plan is for spectacular flying scenes, live Quidditch and big showdowns with Voldermort.”

hmmmm.
speaking as someone who loves musicals and potter i’m less thrilled than you’d imagine. there are so many potential pitfalls in doing this that it could quite easily be completely awful. not least because i’m not convinced they would make a good hash of the score. most recent musicals (taboo, wicked) no matter how spectacular seem to have really rubbish songs.
and all singing all dancing kids are a hard thing to make lovable.

i wonder if alan parker is free?

Che Would Be Proud Of You


Che Would Be Proud Of You

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this photo by fraserspeirs is without a doubt one of the funniest things i’ve seen this year.
he’s young, so i’ll forgive him. but i’m sure he will probably grow up to be a full blown upper-middle class psuedo-commie wanker and then i can hate him properly.
in the meantime i’ll be lovingly ironing my ‘i heart capitalism’ t-shirt ready for a trip to the glasgow apple store myself today…

This’ll shake them up at the anarchist society!

you have to give it until about 3 minutes in before it gets really good – but by god it’s worth it.
this is the horrors playing a SURF FESTIVAL in newquay.
this, my friends, is the unquashable proof that punk did in fact happen.
i love the fact that as he desperately trawls his way through his ‘bumper book of offensive stage antics for boys’ the crowd just looks on bemused and mildly embarassed. the crowd which, might i point out, consist mostly of surfer-dudes and children.
i mean really, it’s like the fucking mickey mouse club down there and his best method of winning the audience over is to rattle the barrier a little.
my favourite moment comes towards the end when he sort of ‘raars’ in some girls face. she’s i don’t know, maybe 14?
and she just laughs at him.
hilarious.

and i won’t even get started on the hellish noise coming out of his mouth

I bit a lot more bugs than bit me

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how creepy yet cool are these french AIDS-awareness posters??
if you can stand to look at them for any length of time they are also slightly comical – but you do have to get past the heave factor first.
sadly, i can’t for the life of me find the name of the design agency that made them, i’d love to see what else they’ve done.
i did, however, thanks to caroline learn that:

stephen donkin, proceed with caution… 😉

Far as the SPIDER is concerned, that’s not just “oral sex”. Male spiders implant sperm packets in the females via their pedipalps, up front. Whoever did those ads threw in something of a visual pun for those who know spider anatomy.

*shuddddddddder*

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the smallprint translates as: “Without a condom, you’re sleeping with AIDS. Protect yourself.”

wear your art on your sleeve

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this series of ‘wearable sculptures’ by silvia b (the collection is called ‘skinover’) are a wonderful head on crash between art and fashion. beautifully crafted in lambskin, they are witty, sexy and just a little bit creepy. the perfect combination.
the pair that caught my eye first were without a doubt the love/hate tattoos. they are certainly the most fashion-wearable. if gwen stefani doesn’t have them hanging in the closet next to her harajuku schoolgirls then she should.
however, the more i looked at the whole collection the more some of the others really won me over. there is something wonderfully subtle about the band-aids on ‘wounded’ and the ‘ebony’ pair are just exquisite close up. (plus they have that little frisson of ‘oh, is that offensive, or not?’)
unfortunately – labmbskinning aside – at £725 a pair i don’t think i’ll be getting them any time soon…

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love / hate

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wounded

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nearly perfect

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ebony