Saturday was huge. Day and night mobbing hard over the city,
After breakfast stepped over to the Museum of Death.
This place has been remodeled fairly recently and it’s one of those places you know probably sucks, but you ought to reward your curiosity anyway. It’s just east of the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Stars, around Gower st.. It feels like the owner might sleep in the back of the building, like a physic’s office which happens to be their house too- which is likely why shit is open 24 hours a day.
Certain actions and oddities led me to believe the museum might be his home. First off, the dude is “raising” all these bizarre reptiles on the perimeter of the property. Dude’s got like albino snakes and whatnot- he was pumped to show his two-headed turtle. It’s a really weird Siamese turtle- this one actually had TWO hearts, so it’s life expectancy was projected to be much longer.
The Museum of Death is a weird place. It’s basically just a huge collection some dude has pieced together thru prison auctions and the likes. It’s a got rooms with themes of autopsy, animal skeletons, severed heads, suicide, prison art and more. It’s disturbing. Was a fresh field trip for T$F. They pump metal and punk music thru the place while you wander around feeling grossed out.
Above is a severed head of some French dude. His dome was chopped off by a guillotine, so it was a clean cut. The thing was all dried and gnarly, still had hair on it!! I guess this French dude killed a grip of people before his execution.
We took a few more pics in there, it was frowned upon in the end, but fuck it.
The owner was pumped about this big giraffe skull he had. My favorite part was the room filled with prison art. Paintings by John wayne Gacy, and his “Pogo” alter ego. CREEPY! The owner said Gacy would call him at 3am and his wife would be all pissed. Must have been bored in prison. The museum had tons of cool shit I didn’t photograph. Videos of an autopsy playing, suicide outfits from the Heaven’s Gate cult, janky murder photos printed from Google images and framed poorly.
I guess the dude has an art gallery connected. Yikes. I advise checking out- don;t u wanna see a t-shirt covered in stomach bile from barfing after being electrocuted? Makes you sort of appreciate being alive.
How does one chase down all those morbid visuals?? With an immediate trip to The Getty Museum.
We spent time trying to get our heads together as a collective. Direction and process are far more important than products and results.
We’ve had a huge year! Two years later and T$F has made leaps and bounds in transformation. Time to take it all in before the year is over.
The Getty doesn’t have my favorite collection of art in L.A., but it’s landscapes and views rival that of Heaven.
We mostly wandered around the European Impressionism Wing. Love the Monet/Van Gogh/Etc.
Snapped a couple pics of two busts that were intriguing.
Ate lunch outside…
T$F linked to unwind from 2009 over last weekend. Took a couple field trips around L.A. Always too much too do and too little time.
Caught some good flicks, tons of graf everywhere. Some super sick burners in the ally behind Safety Cycle.. Ewok/Pose/Rime stunners over there— no pics of it here.
Checked out that new Gallery 66 place, pretty cool- saw that Creature Feature work and purchased a jar of Witches Brew. There’s a dope Rob One mural on the wall outside, so huge I couldn’t get a photo of the whole thing.
Stopped by 33 1/3 to get some paint too…
Great El Mac x Retna mural on the way…
Took a couple pics of the back walls, but looked unfinished..
Some MTN sale/signing was going down on Sunday- but no time to come back that spot.
Graffiti is cool, saw alot of this weekend. Burnt out on that tip, time to focus on other ventures.
Got some cold drinks at the bodega next to 33 1/3, they had some super strange “wanted-style” posters taped in the front. I love reading this crap.
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AMAZING SITE, HILARIOUS!
HERE IS THE T$F TOP 10 FAILING SEX TATTOOS.
IT’S FRIDAY ENJOY!
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Himilayan Barley Fried Rice Stuffing.
MAYBE YOU DON’T NEED A WHOLE BIRD- just cop dat Roast homie.
OH AND DON’T FORGET
TOFURKY MUSHROOM AND “GIBLET” GRAVY!!
Shoulda got stock in that fake bird meat- it’s taking over!
I went to a train spot that I go to sometimes and when I got there was tons of garbage where I park. After further investigation I found it to be what seemed to be an asian person/family’s belonging that had been looted… keep in mind that this is way off the beaten path… so I start to take and pack up things of interest to me… Some nice carved wood panels, a sword and some random statues…
Along with all this stuff was some opium pipes still loaded up with the goods?! fadetation anyone? is that not crazy ? theses things are the real deal, all this shit must have been from some opium den there was like 50 pipes and even more of the bowls… feel bad who ever lost all this shit!
Yeah that’s right…
You remember the dope snake-dollar sign design we did with Brandon? It’s right here.
Been a long time coming and is STILL in sampling phase prior to any production. HOWEVER- we are excited to reveal a couple prototype photos of whats in the works.
Here is the raw draft sample of the new T$F medallion. This sample is not finished yet, needs tumbling, plating and chain, but gives you get a great idea for the development.
Shooting for pre-holiday release, with a super low retail price- you got yer Xmas shopping covered.
“You’re a hooker!” Naw, I just stopped through Memphis tenn-a-key home of elvis, b.b king, lots of hookers, 36 mafia, some new NBA team, shit loads of bbq restrants, UPS or FED EX? ummm…. oh the Mississippi goes thru it…. uuummmm…. they got crack…ahhhhhh……did I mention hookers… oh and some wizards… Now don’t get me wrong its a cool city there is nice people here…it on the Mississippi and they built a pyramid that looks kinda like Luxor but sucks cause there is not craps or sluts… I mean slots, they got plenty of sluts here…
This place was kinda crazy not to sure if I should hate it or love it? Either way its a grimy ass place that I wouldnt get tattooed at, let alone eat at… or really ever go near again, makes you feel dirty just being on the same block… Might catch a staff infection just looking at it wrong…this is Beale st where all the blues bars and bbq joints are… well the highest concentration of … this night they were having all these super dope classic cars line up on the street showing off how clean, old, and… I don’t know….. I’m not a big car fan, I mean I like cars just don’t care about them… Maybe if I had one I would look at it diffrent like my fuck’n EL-CO with Luie Vatton interior, dub 20 in spines and annd… thats right bitch get in!!!Im not sure why this was here but it was right off Beale st. and it was like two super rad looking goats up in a tree house with these green neon light palm trees?!
Everything in the city seems like at one point or another someones fingers with bbq sauce on them had fondled what ever it was that you are looking at was… if that makes sence… You know like it rains bbq sauce in Memphis…
This is Mike, he came down from Pittsburg he was drinking beer on the side of the road and we got to chop’n it up, you know he was the one that started talking about all the hookers and doing blow he with them you know that old song and dance. He was telling me about this one time he was all cooped up with a little asian hooker doing lines off his cock and a dude knocked on the door trying to get some of the action and when tried to shut the door another dude came from over the top and laced his head with a baseball bat SMACK! muah, and good nite! Mike told me craziness like that for about an hour and a half… Basicly Pimp’n you know like how black people talk about it like “pimpin a fuckin hoe…” not like goofy white kids “Oh, i was pimping!”has been the bread and butter of this city for from the start, my guess is that it was on Mississippi so there were lots of travelers back in the day seeking relief going to and from New Orleans…who knows I don’t…
Then he turned me on to the bbq joint Rendezvous which was settled right down this ally, nice…in the cutty… downstairs off the ally, you walk in and there is all sorts of old ass posters of lawyers and shit… The one i liked the most was the arrowheads and musket display… which kind of said “this is what they had, this is what we had…”
I had the “dry” ribs and I cam to the conclusion that really it the sauce that I want thats whats good so I covered it… made it “wet”… Mean while this guy sits down not to far from me and it reminded me of that scene in fight club when he wakes up on the plane… my iphone and blackberry were on the bar and so were his and he says “we have the same brief case” “Soap, I make and I sell soap…” anyway, he said he was a New York guy by way of Atlanta out on the road…. I was all yeah i’m in Atlanta… he all “I live in Decatur” (east side A) I dont understand that, I guess people treat you different when you do or say shit that your not. People are really impressionable we you first meet them, when you really think about it the first few words or actions are the basic for another’s view of you in your entirety… like that old saying. Thizzle, $hizzle Fizzzzzllleee…
Buried dem now deep in Georgia…
The now becoming legendary status L.A. Graffiti blog GRAFF HEAD did the sickest coverage of our show. Make sure you take some time to bookmark this site. It’s updated all the time and has a broad range of topics about graffiti and is ALWAYS presented eloquently- which I imagine can be challenging if you look at the subject matter! PROPS TO GRAFF HEAD!
Here is the entry that re-caps our show: “Screen Fiends Opening Night”
GREAT COVERAGE- CHECK IT!!
We love controversy over here.
These photos suck since they all came from a phone while driving, but you get the idea.
Here’s a billboard I spotted on Sunset Blvd just west of LaBrea a while back. It’s paid for by P.E.T.A.
The billboard is completely designed to appear like a McDonald’s campaign— same colors and fonts and everything. It says “I’M HATIN’ WHAT I SEE Chickens are scolded alive for McDonalds” hahahah! NICE! On the left the chicken’s eye is EXTREMELY graphic and disturbing in color and focus.
On the bottom is a spoof logo reading McCruelty.com
Then last friday we saw this billboard on Vermont right before Hollywood Blvd, MAN THESE MUST BE EXPENSIVE! This one said “WASH AWAY INJUSTICE Boycott Vermont Hand Wash”
Not quite as abrasiveas PETA, but definitely putting fools on blast!
Wonder what the hell the car wash did? Quick Google search:
Charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board allege Vermont Hand Wash:
• Fired and retaliated against workers for speaking out publicly about deplorable working conditions
• Unlawfully interrogated workers about their organizing activities and promised benefits to a worker if he would renounce his organizing efforts; and
• Prohibited workers from discussing the organizing effort.
A discrimination complaint filed with the state labor commissioner also says Vermont Hand Wash retaliated
against a worker for publicly disclosing his unlawful working conditions.
KEEP TRUTH ALIVE!
SCREEN FIENDS L.A. premiered on Saturday night and it was siiiiiiick!
Good turn out, good times, and everything fell together just in time for the exhibit.
We were very proud to present the work on our home turf.
HUGE thanks to everyone who helped bring Screen Fiends to Hollywood and DOUBLE thanks for all the lovely people that came to support! THANK YOU + THANK YOU!!!!
Here’s a FEW pics from the show, but more are coming soon in the next couple days!
Yo! so fucking pissed, got chased off by the popo lost $100 of Montana! But I’ll leave this city with a better present next time!!! Back to the back to the A yall, sounds of the south so sweet yall!!!
Sent me a photo of his latest encounter with a Georgia dirty bird, not sure what is going on but its a great photo for a T$F wheatepaste! What a hussy…
I told him not to fuck with her cause she was a cop… I think thats when he vow to do it… I might have been wrong….
Thizzzle $hiizzzle Fiizzzzzllllee…..
If you haven’t read my previous DVD review on QUEEN OF THE HOOD:2, you can check it HERE!
I work in east downtown L.A., it’s grimy as fuck. About once a week—
I shit you not— there’s a one-armed Mexican dude with a long ponytail who comes by selling bootleg DVDs out of a soft, square-shaped, over-the-shoulder food cooling bag.
Most of his DVD’s are weird Spanish cartoons or movies you don’t know or want. Lots of horror films and then the usual topical blockbuster.
I go for the blockbusters- especially the ones that may NOT be worth the $12 L.A. movie ticket price. Bootlegs are $5 each or 5 for $20. OH did I mention the one-armed man has a small pocket on the front of the cooler filled with BOOTLEG PORNO? He does. I dare you to ask. He even had some weird pregnant porn and hairy bush shit. So fuckin creepy and weird!
Well the one-armed Mexican had nothing for me, but Raymond, the security guard at my office (who also doubles as a UFC fight announcer) let me borrow a film:
GHETTO FIGHTS: 3
This was hilarious- cuz RAYMOND the security guard, loaned me the DVD pictured above with no case, no nothing, just handed me a scratched up disc. I’ve never seen the box- so I downloaded this pic online:
GHETTO FIGHTS 3 is everything the title says. It’s terribly terrific. Some of the video appears to be shot from cell phone cameras, some of the environments include multiple fights at once and the camera man clearly seems confused and torn on WHO to film. Unlike Queen of the Hood: 2, these fights are not staged. It’s a collection of footage from people in the right place at the right time!
Here’s Some screen shots I took of the tv.
One of the fights in the beginning takes place INSIDE a bodega, hilarious!
Lots of the usual woman fighting woman (slap boxing)… Mostly black on black violence…. Although a couple highlights include; what appears to be a 10 year old getting in a free head-stomp to a dude who got whooped.
This guy had a very bizarre defense strategy. After getting kicked in the face about 126 times, he started doing this thing where he was grabbing on to the leg kicking him. Since about 3 dudes were all kicking him, he jumped from leg to leg, gripping for dear life. I’m not sure if this was his idea of preventing further face kicks or the dude was some queer-bait with a foot fetish. Only the Lord knows!
There is a great scene outside a housing project where after this OBESE woman gets her shirt ripped off— another lady carrying what looks like a 6 months old baby starts swinging on bitches- all WHILE holding a baby like a football! Hahahah Mom of the year!!!
Alot of bitch-fights, slapping, schoolyard kids, and drunkards- but this scene was fucked up. A couple heavy-weights got into it… This big dude got the shit beat out him, and then his head stomped (typical for these films) but the beating just kept going and going and GOING! Finally after the dude collapses- some lady checks to see if he’s ok— which he is certainly NOT! She grabs him by the collar, and the man is motionless! I shit you not this mother-fucker got murdered and they filmed it! Top notch GHETTO FIGHT!
GHETTO FIGHTS 3 seems to NEVER end. We watched well over an hour before waffling into boredom. I can say I was definitely satisfied and disappointed in myself for taking pleasure in others pain. At least Ghetto Fights is real beef- Queen of the Hood 2 seemed more depressing since it was hobo dykes getting paid to mortify themselves. You could sense they were basically fist fighting for food. Ghetto Fights just documents the hard streets!
But what got me even more excited than both of these films was the trailer at the end of Ghetto Fights 3 for:
HOOD LIFE: 2
This shit looks absolutely unparalleled!!! It’s gang-bangers recording their criminal activity! GENIUS! Just a bunch of ignorant ass mofos toting automatic rifles, gold teeth and drugs. The trailer looked sensational! These assholes straight up videotape selling crack, drive-by shootings, and the likes. LOOKS AWESOME! Here are some screen shots from HOOD LIFE 2
Stay tuned for future T$F DVD reviews!!
This shit is still running in Atlanta!!! left overs from the show! For a while someone opened the door so that you could see it from the street but then like 2 weeks later it was shut again… but it’s still there!
First time seen in LA, this art has been in Atlanta since it was created. Saturday Nov 14th, Screen Fiends will show on 4628 Hollywood Blvd (across from Wacko) 90027. You know you have to see this show. Get in there for the opening 6-11 pm.
props to CINCO. He straddles the fence but we love him!
Photography by: JonRuby.
T$F chilled with Lefty Joe last night while we started tricking out the gallery space. Lefty was a big help! He showed us some of the new graphics he did for The Nature’s Mistake clothing line.
Shaking up the competition in more ways than one!
They’re going after Shepard Fairey, Upper playground, the hundreds and a few other clothing lines! Keep an eye out for Natures Mistake’s parody tees!!!
Concepts by Matt Gieger: Owner C.E.O, Anthony De LaRosa: Sales Rep/P.R/creative director and Leftyjoe: Designer/Art director.