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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Justin Bieber + fans almost trampled to death at a tween rave in a mall parking lot

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Not sure what is happening in this video. Seems like Justin Bieber is chilling in some sort of mall parking lot, riding a segway, trying to 'run for his life' 2 escape from a bunch of tween girls. I am not sure if he is just trying to 'be an asshole' to prove how 'in Demand' he is, or if this is some sort of viral marketing attempt. Like they hired the director of the Blair Witch project to make this viral video look 'raw and edgy.'

A lot of people have been dying / 'in great harm of danger' at raves lately, so I feel like I can just say that this is a 'rave' since it seems like an insane 'human safety hazard.' Seems like either Bieber will get trampled by fans, then they will chop his body into pieces to sell on eBay, or a few tweens might crush eachother while trying to reach the Biebinator. From what I understand, tween skulls aren't 'fully developed', so they are easier to crush. They basically have 'the soft skull' of an infant, since they are still learning how 2 use social media.

Worried about raves. Feel like concert organizers really need to 'get their shit together' and minimize danger. Feel like every1 just needs 2 chill out, and realize that we can just listen to MP3s in the comfort & safety of our own homes.

Wish Bieber would just 'chill out', and his handlers would buy him 'top tier, curvy ass' prostitutes, instead of letting him feel validated by the attention of these 'still developing tween fans.'

Worried about stampedes
Worried about deaths [via trampling]
Worried about tween skulls being crushed by tween feet.
Worried abt tween pop stars
Worried that JBieber's 'peen' might get 'chomped off' by a tween girl who doesn't know how to 'give proper blow jobs.'

Just wish these raves would be illegal so no1 in the world would overdose and/or get trampled to death any more. Feel like the American government needs to 'shut down' raves and/or Justin Bieber.

Worried abt safety.
Do yall think if we put all of the tweens in America in one huge mall, they would create a society where different stores are their 'homelands', and there would be wars between different 'countries/shops' in order to create a perfect tween society?
Would u be 'ashamed' of your daughter if she died in a Justin Bieber trampling accident?
Would u rather have ur daughter be 'obsessed with Twilight' or 'obsessed with Justin Bieber'?
Do u want to be a famous tween so u can get unlimited tween lips on ur sexual organs, or are u afraid that u will be chased down + killed?

Alt kitten smokes dank [via blazed owner]


I have always wondered what kind of animal I will be when I am reincarnated. I feel like there's a lot of chill animals out there, and you can live in a lot of cool places when ur an animal. Tons of flexibility, and u don't have to be 'employed.' U can be the king of the jungle, king of the sea, or even the king of the beach.

Feel like I would be a domesticated cat so my owner would 'love me' more than anything in the world. Preferably would like to live with some1 who has a spacious apartment. I would sorta become the owner's best friend, since they could just get blazed and watch me be a cat. They would 'marvel' at me. I feel sad for young people who live alone with their cats. They seem eager to 'turn their cat into a meme', attempting to convey their love for their cat on a universal level.

Hope this chill kitten doesn't have 2 take a drug test for work anytime soon. He seems 'mad blazed', like ready to walk into a Taco Bell at 2 a.m.

Have yall ever got ur dog/cat/bird high?

Is this 'animal cruelty'?
Should weed be legalized for pets?
Does the cat look chilled out?
Did Best Coast and WAVVES start the 'dank kitty' movement?
Do u just wanna get blazed and LOL @ LOLCATS?
Are people who live alone with cats usually 'mad depressed'?
Do u know any1 who smokes tons of weed and loves their cat(s)?

Some alt can’t control his pooper + bladder, forced to start wearing diapers

Photo by the chiller whale


Been having a lot of trouble lately
Keep pooping myself
and peeing myself
for a while I told myself that I was 'transcending society'
'transcending architecture'
'transcending the modern plumbing aesthetic'
by avoiding all toilets

It is sorta like dudes who don't bathe for months
just to 'smell bad' and seem all alt
But I 'took it to the next level'
a walking health hazard [via the stench of feces]

I thought I was the alt-est dude on the planet
Didn't need to poop and pee in toilets and urinals
Super convenient life, shitting my pants OnDemand
Falling asleep in my own body juices every night, smearing them on my comforter

Do u wear boxers, briefs, or diapers?
Or are u a 'free balling' bro?

but then I realized it was a more serious problem
and ruined many real world relationships I had
due to my inability to control my body's bathroom functions

Recently I purchased some diapers to make the situation more chill
I am open with my friends about my condition
but many outsides think that I am being 'zany and ironic'
Perhaps providing commentary on 'everlasting youth'
and possibly commentary on how we grow old and lose control of our bladders

Englarged Prostate
Runny poop dripping down my leg
a pool of pee and poop sloshing against my taint
This is more than just a personal branding tool
This diaper helps me live my day 2 day life.
Have a job at a coffee shop
and attend relevant art rock shows in modern art spaces.

Alt dude with horns gets arrested, provides internet with zany mugshot meme


Look at this effing dude with zany facial piercings, horns in his head, and face tats. Not sure what he did, but he went to jail and had a mugshot taken of his 'funny faced ass' so that people on the internet could laugh at him, and say 'look at that effing hipster.' Not sure if he's a hipster or just some 'lost alt' who ended up getting horns surgically implanted in his head.

A Tulsa man has bonded out of jail after he was arrested early Wednesday morning on a complaint of assault with a dangerous weapon. He seems 'too alt' for eyebrows and had some custom ones tatted on.

Tulsa Police say 28-year-old Jesse Thornhill tried to run down his landlord in his '96 Ford Windstar van Tuesday evening in the 1200 block of South Delaware Place.

Might buy a Ford Windstar and use it as a weapon

Not sure how I feel about the mini-van brand of the Ford Windstar. Feel like it was the sort of mini-van that ultra-middle-middle classers bought when they couldn't afford a suburban but had more than 2.5 kids. Just trying 2 keep the monthly payment down.

Wish this bro could go to an alternative rehab clinic, and learn how to be 'chilled out' on indie tunes.

Thornhill's mother told police she and her neighbor, who is Jesse Thornhill's landlord, "had been having problems with her son."

Wonder if his mom regrets giving him the Windstar. Maybe if she bought him a sweeter, sportier car, he would have treated it with more respect. Maybe even just a Mustang/Civic. He probably felt mad embarassed in a Windstar, and just wanted to kill himself.

Honestly feel scared of this bro. He seems to have carved the skin on the side of his face into a zany design. Worried he will get the internet one day and find out that he 'went viral' and come after any1 who laughed at how zany he looked.

Do u think this bro is chill?
Do u think he was pissed about driving a Windstar?
What's ur take on the Ford Windstar Brand? Is the Toyota Previa the most authentic minivan brand?
Do u wanna get horns in ur head?
R u hornie?
Does n e 1 know a cosmetic surgeon who can put horns into my skull, or can I take some sort of pill 2 grow them?
Are mug shot memes sweet when the convict is alt/zany/on meth?
Do u think this bro will get his life together, or will he be lucky if he gets to work at Best Buy (NOTE: He would have to wear a turtleneck every day).

Andy Samberg spotted canoodling with indie singer Mark McGrath [via Sugar Ray]


Sugar Ray is a popular band from the 1990s that wrote some of the chillest bro songs in the history of chill bros. Some could argue that in tandem with Incubus, both acts paved the way for the modern danked out chill bro. Mark McGrath was the genius behind the band, and he was spotted with the frontman of the Lonely Island/the wannabe funnyman SNL digital short bro. Andy Samberg is part of a new generation of comedians who 'made funny lil viral videos' to get comedy famous, instead of 'paying their dues' doing standup in underground clubs. (Not sure which comedy route I respect more).

Andy Samberg has been dating Joanna Newsom, so based on this new canoodling picture, that relationship is 'probably way over.' Maybe he broke up with her due to 'poor album sales' and wanted to collab with some1 who 'truly understood mainstream pop music.'

There had to be tons of tension between Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg because Samberg son tons more albums rapping about penises, poop, and zany stuff with the Lonely Island. Really sad for Joanna Newsom...Nothing seems to be going right for her after the disastrous "Have One On Me" campaign.

R u chill with Sugar Ray?
Are u sad that Joanna Newsom + Mark McGrath might be 'over'?
Does Andy Samberg seem like he is canoodling, or pissed that he is taking a picture with a 'lame ass 1990s frosted tip rap-rock frontman?'
Is Mark McGrath 'the father of chillwave'?
Did yall listen to pop rap rock in the 1990s? Is that the future of indie music?

I just wanna fly seems like it might have paved the way for chillwave

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Might just vibe out to "Every Morning" for the rest of 2k10, and shut down my blog til 2k11 if "TOMBOY" blows

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What's ur fave Sugar Ray song of all time?

Jared Leto keeps trying to be authentic, dyes his hair blonde & wears saggy poop-filled pants


Jared Leto is an actor who takes alt roles, but is ultimately trying to be in some mainstream alt rock band that wears makeup and sings about deep shit that no1 can really understand, unless ur uneducated, then u just get to 'pretend' that u 'get' it.

N e ways, he seems 2 be on some quest for authenticity. Seems to have dyed /bleached his hair blonde. Seems unhealthy, like ur hair might fall out or something.

He also seems to be wearing some Oops I Crapped My Pants pants, which are pants that look saggy so that u can take a poop in them.

Have yall ever pooped ur pants?
Do u use diapers or do u wear saggy bottom pants?

Why do u think he dyed his hair blonde? Is his career 'tanking' and he is trying to 'reconnect' with his Fight Club era brand?

Will Lared Jeto ever be authentic, or is he just a mainstreamer with a marketed alt personal brand?
Is it still alt to 'dye ur hair'?
Should I get a bottle of Sun-In for the summer?
Is Jared Leto 'the hottest man alive'?

Here's a vid of JLeto 'acting like a dbag rock star' at some music festival. Sorta hope he headlines coachella soon.

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Jared Leto

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Jared Leto is an alternative actor, and the lead singer of the band 30 Seconds to Mars.

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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Some alt girl mutilates dead fish to try to be artsy

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Not sure what the hell this girl is trying 2 do. Think it must be some sort of 'art project', maybe presenting a metaphor about human life, or maybe even aquatic life in the Gulf of Mexico (post oil spill). Feeling weird seeing this girl cut open fish / an octopus with a huge knife. Then she rips the bones apart, and fills the bodies with weird objects like marbles, glitter, and gummy worms. Kinda effed up... Feel like she should maybe 'go to jail' for this type of thing.

Or maybe she should 'take the metaphor to the next level' and do this with a human body.

Feel bad for these fish. I feel like it would have been chill if they were deep fried and served to humans, but mutilating these fish 'for the sake of art' just seems like a waste of life. Feeling sad.

Do yall feel like this video is 'mad messed up'?
Should we stop eating animals?
Do animals have rights, or is chopping them up and filling them with gummy worms
Is this video 'the deepest shit' u have ever seen?
Is this 'the alt-est thing u have ever seen'?
Do fish have rights, or since they don't really have brains/consciousness, does it not matter if u mutilate them?
Do u think this girl should 'cut up' some dogs and cats [via domesticated animals]?

Snarky JPG Meme emerges ‘making fun of’ the ‘hipster fashion cycle’


It seems like some1 designed this picture to create a 'snarky take' on the hipster fashion cycle. The JPG photo, possibly designed in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator seems to try to 'analyze trends.' Assuming that 'hipsters' are on the cutting edge of culture, this photographic tries to 'give in depth analysis' on how 'effing hipsters' try so hard 2 be individuals, but don't realize that they are 'just part of a fickle cycle.'

Really opened my eyes, and made me feel like I wasn't unique [via Fight Club/Tyler Durden/Brad Pitt].

Do yall think this meme is 'insightful', 'duh', or 'just plain wrong'?
Are there any problems
Do yall feel like every phase of the fashion/trend cycle is sorta ironic/post-trendy?

So many mainstreamers trying to go viral with 'hipster memes.'

Do yall think this cycle applies to every hipster fashion/trend?
(Yes/No) Mom Jeans
(Yes/No) Shuttershades
(Yes/No) Fixed Gear Bicycles
(Yes/No) Twitter
(Yes/No) Facebook
(Yes/No) Skinny Jeans
(Yes/No) Vintage thriftwave shopping
(Yes/No) being Richie Tenenbaum for halloween
(Yes/No) being Margot Tenenbaum for Halloween
(Yes/No) Record Hats
(Yes/No) The XX
(Yes/No) chillwave
(Yes/No) Animal Collectives
(Yes/No) masturbating
(Yes/No) Child Predator glasses
(Yes/No) Palestinian Scarves
(Yes/No) Fedoras
(Yes/No) Duvets
(Yes/No) working at a coffee shop
(Yes/No) working at a starbucks
(Yes/No) going vegan
(Yes/No) going to Six Flags
(Yes/No) wearing khakis
(Yes/No) drinking soy milk
(Yes/No) memeing on the internet

Just trying to 'break down' this meme, and see if it is 'truly insightful' or if

Do yall think this infographic is 'correct'?
Do yall adopt trends or do u transcend them?
Do u h8 'effing hipsters'?
Do all alternative trends turn mainstream, and all conservative mainstream trends turn alt?

Some bro raves hard 2 Crystal Castles while waiting for the subway

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Waiting 4 the subway
to take me to a relevant part of the city
my headphones are on
filling my head with relevant sounds
via mp3 format

Gonna get my dance on
Gonna celebrate [via 1 more time]
Gonna ride a crimewave
Get my groove on with my girl Alice Glass

The subway connects the city
Not the sandwich shop
the method of public transportation
waiting 4 my train 2 come

I'm not like the rest of these people
using public transportation to get 2 work
2 stay alive
2 feed their families

I am young and free
living in a Crystal Castle
All of the business men walk by me
not understanding what I'm all about
they don't understand the hardcore blipwave scene

I am free
I am human
I am dancer
dance, dance, dance
dance like no one is watching
dance like every1 is watching

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Daft Punk in some boring adidas World Cup Commercial forced mega meme

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adidas made some commercial, and I am not sure what it has to do with the World Cup. I think we are sorta in a phase where every 'high budget' commercial has to be aimed at 'getting tons of youtube plays' on the internet by people who aren't even interested in soccer/football/the world cup / adidas. I guess adidas feels pressure from Nike, since Nike always makes better commercials than they do.

adidas basically put Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, some guy from Oasis, David Beckham, and a few other famous ass holes who appeal 2 different demographics in this video. Felt 'pressure' to blog about it, since it was such a strategically created meme. Overall feel like it is 'boring.' Star Wars is chill/memorable after riding a chillwave for a few hours, but still just feel 'whatever' towards this video just because I am too young for the Star Wars brand to 100% resonate with me. Like it was theoretically 'successful' but didn't really even add anything substantive to the brand, except maybe that they were willing 2 pay LucasArts to use Star Wars footage.

Do u think this meme is 'phenomenal'?
Is Nike better at commercials than adidas?
Who is adidas' target market?
Did this commercial 'do anything for u'?
Was it 'good branding' or just some blog fodder?
Is Star Wars 'authentic'?

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VIDEO: some failed alt tries to talk to the XX bro, provides awkward moment

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I have always wondered what I would do if I had the opportunity to 'schmooze' with a relevant alt celebrity. Like get a moment where I could convey 'genuine appreciation' for the art that they produce utilizing face 2 face communication. I know the mp3 buzzosphere can be a really fickle/fleeting type of place, but if I had just one chance to let them know I was 'more than just a fan' who 'stole their mp3s and loaded them on my iPod 4 free', I would make sure they understood me not just as a die hard fan, but as a chill bro who understands their existence better than they even do. Maybe if we connected hard enough, I would get 'exclusive VIP access' to the majority of their North American tour dates and late night talk show performances.

In the embedded video, an alt takes the opportunity to meet Oliver Sim of The xx, a 2k9 buzzband. It seems like she thought long and hard about her 'intro line', and went with "YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON." He looks at her, kinda puzzled, then is just like 'whatevz.' The video dramatically ends, so we will never know if Olly shafted her, or if he 'took her back home and pounded her.' Realistically, he probably just asked if he could buy her sunglasses from her since they are kewl cuz they have a lil star on them..

Feel like even though this was a micromoment, it was the perfect embodiment of the fan perception of a blog buzz artist. U just want to let them know that every day u check alt websites, and the days where they 'have a new mp3', showcase 'live tour dates', or 'debut a new music video' are the days that mean the most for u. Seems 'surreal' to actually get to meet some1 u just read about on the internet all the time. Do u think this alt 'handled herself well' or is she 'a complete effing dork'?


Have yall ever met a famous alternative celeb? Was it a let down?
Were they 'nice' and 'chill' or 'mean ass ppl' who didn't give a shit abt u?
Do u try to never meet ur idols because they turn out 2 be 'huge a-holes'?
What 'intro line' would u use with each alt celeb?
Have u ever met a buzzband who was 'great on Fallon'?
Have u ever told any1 'yall were great on fallon'?

YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
YALL WERE GREAT ON FALLON
-a new alternative compliment, used in any context to let some1 know u appreciate them.

Some alt hipster drunkenly rolls around in mud like a pig at a music festival

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Oink, Oink
The Festival Pig
Covered in mud
sticking my snouth in the trough
to consume slop
drinks, drugs, mp3s in live format

Oink, Oink
Rolling around in filth
2 drunk 2 stand up
I am the embodiment of the downfalls of our modern society.

Help Me
Fuck Me
Love Me
Push me down
back into the mud
and take a video of me
turning me into a viral festival meme

oink oink
fat ppl
looking like pigs humor
making fun of ppl on the internet
when she is probs just going thru a tuff time
and needed to 'escape' at a buzz music festival

Does n e 1 know what '7fest' is? They say it takes place in Ohio, so I am not sure if it is the Coachella of Middle America or what.
Do u feel sad for her?
Is this human meme 'effing pathetic'?
Should some1 help her get up, or should they let her roll around in slop forever?
Do u ever feel like this (metaphorically) when there aren't enough new buzz mp3s being released?
Is this girl a 'hipster' for transcending society so hard?

Will ‘Animated Albums’ be the next alt viral meme blog to get a book deal?


Every several months, there is a new viral meme blog that gets a book deal [via tumblr]. Recently, a viral meme blog called Animated Albums has emerged, and it seems like some bro with photoshop remixed a bunch of popular album covers to have an animated element. For example, in the above image, u can see Bjork 'gettin her mouf fed' with some sushi.

This seems like a 'very sharable meme', like an excuse to talk about old albums, and ponder whether or not album art is authentic as it used to be.

What's ur favourite Animated Album?

Wonder if the Strokes would have sold more albums if consumers got to see 'a nice ass being smacked.'

Sorta just want to make a Bowie meme that 'goes viral.'

Might pretend that Xtina Aguilerian is 'riding my penis' in .gif format.

Does n e 1 know what album cover this is? I usually see fat stoners wearing a shirt with this design on it, but I thought it was just a dead brand like Mossimo or Yaga, or something like that. (miss u Airwalk era)

Maybe i will just make Beatles-only memes to ensure a higher sharability rate.

As many of yall know, there is a difference between a .gif and a .jpg. .GIFs are able to move around and be all zany, but .jpgs are flat and kinda boring. Books seem like they can only really handle flat jpgs, unless they are converted into zany flipbooks.

Do u think Animated Albums has a shot of 'getting a book deal' or would it be impossible for them to get the rights to use these seminal album covers?
Feel sad when a meme blog can't get a book deal. Like it might as well should have never existed. Even though I got a giggle out of it, seems like there is no point in having a blog unless u can monetize it. What is ur favourite blog to book deal of all time?

'Viral meme blogs that get book deals sorta makes me sad, because I am an authentic writer, but I will never get paid what I truly deserve for my insightful opinions + crafty ass sentences with tons of meaning+analysis.'
-a 'real writer' who h8s the internet

what modern album do u want to see animated?
Is album art overlooked since it is basically just a boring jpg when no 1 buys the actual album?
Should all albums be animated in the modern world?

Is the Merriweather Post Pavilion album art a .jpg or a .gif?
How is it moving? Is it animated? Feel confused, like I live in a 3rd world country and believe that this album cover is 'black magic' [via the devil].

What is the greatest album art of the indie/post-indie era?

Meme Analysis: Sillie Flyer Makes fun of Music Festival Lineups & Branding


Some bro / designer made a parody flyer of a music festival, trying to 'make snarky commentary' abt how all music festivals are 'basically the same', and the same types of bands perform at different music festivals. Also feel like this is trying to provide commentary on the commercialization of indie bands, the mainstreamifcation of buzzbands, jam bands, white people who pretend to enjoy rap, weed culture, rave culture, drugs at music festivals, and other music festival cliches.

Do you think that festival flyers are just inauthentic marketing gimmicks?
Do all festivals basically book the same lineup just to appeal to mainstreamers?
Do u like to pay for bands in the bulk [via festivals] or pay for them a la carte [via solo shows]?

The meme post went on to 'brand' this event, providing commentary on the state of the modern music festival and the 'hypocritical consumers' who pay $200-500 for 3 day event passes. Seems like they are 'making fun' of under-prepared druggies who attend festivals.

Are these memes 'funny' and 'true', or are they entry-level analysis of music festivals?
Does what happens at Coachella stay at Coachella?

Are all music festivals the same because they book the same artists?
Are music festivals too crowded?
Are mainstream bands ruining music festivals?
Are buzzbands that sound like poop live ruining music festivals?
Are people attending music festivals ruining music festivals?
What is the best music festival in the world?
Do u know how I can get a job booking music festival lineups & designing the ultimate flyer?

Disabled Alt poses in risque photos for anti-American Apparel themed art project

All Photos by Holly Norris


Some artist / photographer made a 'think piece' art project that attempts to demonstrate the fact that American Apparel company branding experts are 'misleading consumers' by trying to make it seem like their models are 'every day women.' I feel like it worked. Basically, the artist had her disabled friend pose in fake advertisements that were supposed to mirror 'legitimate' Am Appy campaigns.

Does this send a message? Do u think she looks the same as most Am Appy models?

Official Project Description:

'American Able' intends to, through spoof, reveal the ways in which women with disabilities are invisibilized in advertising and mass media. I chose American Apparel not just for their notable style, but also for their claims that many of their models are just ‘every day’ women who are employees, friends and fans of the company. However, these women fit particular body types. Their campaigns are highly sexualized and feature women who are generally thin, and who appear to be able-bodied. Women with disabilities go unrepresented, not only in American Apparel advertising, but also in most of popular culture. Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’ In a society where sexuality is created and performed over and over within popular culture, the invisibility of women with disabilities in many ways denies them the right to sexuality, particularly within a public context.

Too often, the pervasive influence of imagery in mass media goes unexamined, consumed en masse by the public. However, this imagery has real, oppressive effects on people who are continuously ‘othered’ by society. The model, Jes Sachse, and I intend to reveal these stories by placing her in a position where women with disabilities are typically excluded.

This work is part of a group exhibit for CONTACT 2010 and will be showing on over 270 digital screens in 50 Toronto Transit Commission stations on May 6, 11, 22 and 31.

Do u think American Apparel models are supposed to 'look a certain way' or is every1 free to be an Am Appy model?

Is this 'shocking'? Do you think you would buy from American Apparel if they had disabled / less-attractive models? What makes a model 'attractive'?

Is being alternative an 'equal opportunity' subculture? Do u discriminate against race, religion, mental + physical disabilities + other random ass criteria? Sorta feel threatened by this, like my world has been turned upside down, now I have to question my reality where I just 'followed my erect peen' towards truth. Maybe there's more to life/humans than sexual attraction + marketing.

Do u think this was a 'legit project' or is it just a well-executed meme that taps into the Am Appy zeitgeist?

Should American Apparel offer the disabled model a contract, just to generate blog buzz?
If brands don't have 'hot models' showcasing their clothes, will the brands be irrelevant?
Will handicapped / disabled people ever have the same rights as normal humans?
Are 'alt models' the new 'mainstream models'?
Is the 'hipster porn' strategy the best way to reach alt markets?
Did this 'progressive art project' send a message, or was it the same as any sort of low level American Apparel criticism / mockery meme that involves poorly utilized Helvetica + sexy model humor?
Would this have been more relevant 2 years ago?
Should every1 be equal, or is that an unreasonable expectation, and we all sorta just need 2 accept our faults/natural selection and moveo n?

Meme Diagram: The Evolution from Hipster to Hippie


Some blogger in San Fransisco made a 'visually delightful' image / meme about how certain bros evolve from hipster to hippie. I am not sure if I really 'endorse' this meme, since it seems pretty simple, but I figured I should 'get in on the traffic' it is probably going to generate some 'hipster bashing' hits as mainstreamers 'share' this image, and 'lol' about bros who they know who grew scruffy beards to try to be post-hipster personal brands.

I went to the website that was linked, and it seemed like some person who was trying to 'find social meaning' but it was difficult cuz 'so many ppl were so hollow' or something.

R u a 'hipster' or a 'hippie'?
Do u like people who 'share hipster links'?
Do u like to 'laugh at effing hipsters'?
Is there anything to laugh at in this meme, like some sort of whimsical truth that we can acknowledge and laugh about?
Is this a high level design meme, or some low level Adobe Illustrator vector graphics?
Could there have been more numbers / statistics involved to make this an official infographic?
Do bros in San Francisco 'get all confused' about what their brand is about?
Do all 'hipsters' devolve to 'hippies' or are they just 'the rich kids who don't have to get real jobs'?
Does n e 1 who generates 'hipster commentary' memes deserve an automatic book deal?

Festival Bro Meme goes viral: Drunk Guy Can’t Put on his flip flop at Coachella

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It seems like this video of a drunk bro in a Hurley shirt struggling to put on his flip flop at Coachella has 'tore up' the internet, since it was released on April 19, getting 'tons of youtube views.' I am not sure if his struggle to put on his flip flop is similar to the universal struggle that all humans must endure. Maybe people can relate to him since he is just a bro in a Hurley shirt, wearing some flip flops. Not sure if it is a Jansport or a North Face backpack.

Not sure why it went viral. Probs not even funnie. Lame music on in the background. Maybe people just want to say 'look at those effing hipsters at music festivals.' Maybe it's because tons of cute festival girls walk by in their revealing, breathable clothing. Do u feel like this meme was 'barely watchable' and 'definitely not sharable'?
Not even sure if he is on drunk. Do u know what kind of drug he is on?

Is this video truly worthy of 'going viral' or were you sorta let down by how 'lame' it was?
Would u rather see videos of intoxicated people almost killing themselves instead of just struggling to put on a flip flop?
Wonder if this video should get a 'record deal' since it got so many youtube views.

Have u ever been 2 drunk 2 put on ur flip flops?

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Choir of innercity kids led by free-spirited + pony-tailed teacher covers Beach House

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Beach House made the mistake of leading off 2k10 with their "Teen Dream" album release, now their album isn't really 'remembered' by that many people. I can't even recall if their album was 'actually good' or if I was just 'excited about a new year of buzzbands / releases.' All of their songs sound the same, so on some days this is a good thing, and on some days this is a bad thing for their brand.

I think this choir of kids record songs, then put them on youtube, then a bunch of famous people like Ashton Kutcher and Perez Hilton tweet about how their cover of a Lady Gaga song is 'so inspiring.' They covered Beach House, probably because the teacher 'fell in love' with the album or something. Wonder if the kids were into it, or if they wanted to sing Justin Bieber.

Did this video 'inspire' u?
Is this innercity choir more famous than Beach House?
Is this choir unfair to these kids, because it is making them believe that they will end up being pop stars if they gesticulate enough?
Do u wish ur elementary school had courses which focused on making internet memes, how to be internet famous, and buzzbandology 101?
Is Beach House's "Teen Dream" going to end up being a top 10 album of the year, or will they represent a valuable lesson for PR companies: 'going first' and releasing your album in January means that your album won't be remembered at the end of the year?

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Some bro smokes dank out of a red pepper at a major league baseball game.


Just read this CNN report about how a bro smoked weed at a major league baseball game. A new Stadium, Target Field, opened in Minnesota, and the bro wanted to be 'the first person to smoke weed' at Target field. Apparently, during the game, he hollowed out a red pepper, then 'smokes some hash.' Every1 around him was watching, and got 'pissed' because I think sporting events are usually marketed as 'family events.'

Then a security guard came and told him to 'chill out and stop smoking blow weed.'

The red pepper bro probably told him, 'Broski. I served in Iraq, killed some Arabs, and it is my right to enjoy America's National Past Time, and smoke some woobly McBoobly.'

Throughout the game this guy was telling people around him that he was going to be the first person to smoke weed at Target Field. I got up immediately with the intent of having security watch him take a hit. I approached security rather than the individual because I was fed up with his stupidity throughout the whole game. Security walked over to him with his smoking device in his hands and gave him a warning. HE DID NOT GET KICKED OUT! They did not even make him throw away his red pepper. The individual claimed it was "oregano".

Should I do drugs?
Should I do drugs in public?
Are red pepper pipes the future of bongs / pipes / MacGyver style weed smoking?

Is this bro the chillest bro on the planet, or just another 'pot head' who loves to 'get lifted'?
Always thought u had to be discreet when 'toking up' some 'funny grass', but I guess in the Obama era, we are free to smoke a lil bit of wacky tobacky where ever we want 2.
What is the kewlest street name for marijuana?
Should America legalize weed to pay for education + healthcare?
Where is the craziest place u've ever done drugs / got 'lifted'?

Will LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls” turn into a mainstream meme with its new viral video?

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I am not sure if this is a real unofficial music video. It seems like it was probably 'planted' by LCD Soundsystem's PR company to try to go 'viral' and get hits when people search for "Drunk Girls" + "Girls Gone Wild" + "Drunk girls having sex." Wonder if this song was just created to be a lasting Google search term.

Do u like watching drunk girls + seeing pix of them on facebook? Is this video a 'great meme' or does it mean that LCD Soundsystem is meant to resonate with mainstreamers? Is "Drunk Girls" more of a spring break anthem instead of an "Authentic Indie Post-Disco Wave anthem"?

I think this video might be bad for the LCD Soundsystem brand. Like since it was turned into a meme it makes the song seem like more of a 'joke', some sort of silly song that a wannabe comedian wrote just to make a viral video.

Is "Drunk Girls" still better than "Flash Delirium"?
Is this video a real 'fan video' or was it 'planted' by LCD Soundsystem Public Relations and/or Marketing Firm?
Are Unofficial videos 'fakes' 40% of the time?
When will we hear "Drunk Girls" as the theme song to MTV show?
Would u rather see a video of alt girls getting effed up, instead of mainstream girls getting trashed?

Beyonce releases official 'fuck doll' to appeal to more male fans


Beyonce is the wife of popular rapper Jay-Z. Beyonce's ass has been branded as 'bootylicious' after she wrote a song with the same name. Part of becoming a popular female pop star means branding yourself as a sex object. Beyonce has mastered her personal brand and is one of the greatest sex objects in the industry right now (especially after she collaborated with Lady Gaga).

The upside of this doll is that she is branded as having '3 holes that love to be filled.' (You can simulate oral, anal, and vaginal sex with this doll.) Many men find themselves in relationships where they are lucky to have 2 holes to fill. In addition, you 'don't have to put a ring on this slutty siren', meaning you don't have to marry her even though you cum inside of her, because she can't get pregnant.'

"This Single Lady Has All the Right Moves." This doll seems genius. Some bands create cool websites, others make viral videos, and some bands even make iPod apps to reach their fans. But if you really want to be connected to some1, you have to let them 'make love to you', so that they can look into your eyes while they cum and establish the most personal connection

Is the Beyonce Sex Doll a good idea to extend her brand to more male listeners?
Will men be paranoid that Jay-Z will h8 them if they make love to this doll?
Can you either be a Jay-Z fan or own this doll?
Would Jay-Z make love to this doll if Beyonce was away on business, or would he just cheat on her?
Is Beyonce still the 'hottest black woman on the planet' or did Jennifer Hudson / Whitney Houston replace her?
Are fuck dolls the future of 'band merch' / band brand extensions?
Do men appreciate female artists, or do they only care about how 'hot' they are?
Should I buy a sex doll?

Which other female artists should look into creating a sex doll?

H&M Hires tweens to participate in a Flash Mob 2 promote their Kids Line

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H&M is a popular retailer with a moderately alternative reach. Many people describe it as American Apparel meets the Gap meets Forever 21 meets ___________. It seems like they are trying to re-brand to be 'cool with the kids + tweens', as opposed to being a place where you go to get cheap shit that looks okay/neutral.

It seems like they got a bunch of tweens to do some sort of flash mob in order to promote their brand. I wonder if it cost a lot of money to hire these tweens, or if it was a bunch of those types of tweens who think their kids should be models / actors / singers / dancers / etc. Always seems like a good idea to hire some teens/tweens who are down to work 'on the cheap' in hopes of creating a better life.

Seems 'weak'

55 stylish kids surprise the public at Union Square in San Francisco with a hip hop dance battle that showcases the latest H&M Kids fashion.

Alt tweens doing grown up things. Riding public transportation, wearing scarves

Every1 is free to live life

Altbaguettes keep getting younger and younger.

Are flash mobs still a legitimate way to create 'viral buzz' for your brand, or should the creative executives who orchestrated this campaign be 'fired' for using a buzzworthy idea from 2-4 years ago?
Will u take ur tween son or daughter to shop at H&M, or will they prefer to shop at WalMart since Miley Cyrus' fashion line is carried there?
Do flash mobs really 'count' when it is just a group of parents huddled around, watching their kids perform?
Do u shop at H&M?
What is your perception of the H&M brand?
Is H&M alt and/or authentic?

Some SXSW venue creates a ‘snarky’ sign 2 repel bloggers


In an age where every one has a blog and every1 thinks they deserve 2 be 'V.I.P.' / 'on the list' at every relevant concert, the duties of event management companies have become more complex and tedious than ever before. Every blog claims to be relevant, due to the number of hits they get, or due to the alleged 'high level'/income/age range quality of the blog's readers.

This sign seems like it is trying to 'get the attention' of the internet through the collective blogospherian voice. It questions the journalistic voice of bloggers in an era where the blogosphere / twittersphere is the first line of tastemakery. In a way, we are all bloggers. In a way, we all deserve 2 be inside a relevant club. In a way, we are all already inside the most relevant club in the world: Life.

Not sure if they should have branded their 'club' in the background so that they could have gone viral with this site. Sorta seems like this might be the 'blogger meme of SXSW 2010.' Not sure if this was directed at music bloggers or tech bro bloggers?

Have u ever been stuck outside a venue, then claimed u wrote / took photos for Pitchfork?
Have u ever heard a bro try to 'promote' his blog?
What do u do when u can't get into venues?
Is this meme trying 2 hard?
Are bloggers real writers?
Should I stop blogging and start writing on poster boards?
Is SXSW full of 'fucking ass holes' from every pseudo-industry in the Western World?

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69 year old Granny DJ is latest electro meme.

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This video is a profile piece of some old ass lady who is a 'grandmother', but decided to become a DJ. I am not sure if this is real, it might be something that a fake electro magazine did to get hits/youtube views. Ruth Flowers started DJing when her grandson had a birthday party, then she figured out that she could DJ 'harder' than young electro DJs, so she started her act. She allegedly gets gigs at 'relevant clubs' in France.

Does she seem like she is 'legit', or just acting like a senile old lady?  Is DJing easy enough for an old person 2 do?  Has modern technology like Serato, Ableton, and miscellaneous iPhone DJing 'leveled the playing field' for all DJs?

Do u think she had some sweet chemistry with these electro producer bros, or do they seem kinda pissed at her?

Wonder if she has 'sick skills' on the sound board.

Here is an example of a lame voice over from the piece. Seems like the electro local news, or something:

DJ Ruth dresses slightly like Kanye West because she thinks that's what you have to do to get down with the kids, but as she rapidly approaches her 70th birthday, you would have thought she would want to start thinking about hanging up her headphones. Not the case, apparently. DJ Ruth has got a full schedule of gigs penciled in to the club calendar.

Does DJing help the elderly fight Alzheimer's Disease?
Can old people do the same stuff young ppl can do, or should we keep them confined in retirement communities?
IS 'age' just a number?
Is DJ Ruth the next Justice / Uffie/ Crystal Castles?
Will DJ Ruth save electro / inspire a 'revival' of blog house?
Should DJ Ruth 'die' soon?
R u going to encourage ur grand parents to 'get off their asses' and do something relevant?
Is this a real video/human, or just a viral marketing ad for a progressive retirement community?

Some etsy designer makes iMaxi iPad cover as a product meme.


It seems like if you are an independent designer trying to 'sell shit' on the internet, building a cutesy Apple accessory is probably your best bet. If your product is a good enough meme, you will get natural coverage on large technology blogs, then inspire purchases by wealthy people who need zany gag gifts.

Does n e 1 know if they can make a tampon that holds an iPod shuffle?
Are tampons more alt than maxi pads?
Are maxi pads for old ass bitches with 'heavy flow'?

This iMaxi iPad cover seems 'funny', like a link I would share with my friends.

Introducing Hip Handmaids’ exclusive iMaxi—the only Apple iPad case made with protective wings!
With its durable vinyl outer layer and plush, quilted-cotton sleeve, the iMaxi helps keep your iPad clean and dry. Plus, the iMaxi's Velcro-latched, advanced wing design wraps snugly around your device, so your iPad always stays where it should. Best of all, it shields it from all those unsightly and embarrassing data leaks that would make any motherboard worry!
Each handmade iMaxi can be easily customized to fit your active lifestyle. Please view other listings for different color options including our uh... "lived in" red thread interior. If you don’t see a color you like, just ask!

Should I get an iPad, or is it a 'bullshit' product?

Should I get an iMaxi or is it just a gimmick?
Do u like zany Apple accessories, or do u just carry around ur Macbook in an empty paper Whole Foods bag?
Should I have my period on this zany product?

American Apparel Finds the best bottom / butt / ass in the world.


The popular ass "boom boom" from Santo Domingo has won American Apparel's best bottom competition. She will soon be flown to Los Angeles, home of the Am Appy HQ business campus, where she will participate in an exclusive photo shoot. Do yall think she deserved to win, or is her ass 'overrated'?

Is this the greatest marketing experiment in the history of gimmick internet marketing utilizing soft porn?
Is Am Appy 'revolutionary' or are they exploiting women?

These are the top 5 butts:

#1 boom boom from Santo Domingo

#2  Maria from Austin

#3  Mira from Chicago

#4  Stepho from Los Angeles

#5  DONK from Van City

Do yall think that the correct ass won?
Do the top 10 butts deserve more than a goodie bag worth $300?
Is Am Appy the future of marketing?
Should they have a 'wet tshirt contest' as their next voting gimmick?
Maybe something abt the perfect alternative breasts?
R u turned on or disgusted?

Japanese Figure Skater wears keffiyeh at Olympics


Popular Japanese Figure Skater Daisuke Takahashi had a keffiyeh integrated into his cute little costume for his Olympic Contest. We cannot confirm if he is 'alt' or if this was actually an anti-Israeli message, showing support for the 1972 massacre of members of the Israeli Summer Olympic Team at the Munich Olympics. Based on his Japanese heritage, we find it safe to assume that he was

Do u think this was a real 'hipster scarf' or a politically motivated message? Is he 'just a harmless queen on ice'?

We can only assume that his Palestinian scarf gave him the warrior power that won him the bronze medal.

We cannot confirm that his checker shirt was created from a table cloth at a local diner.

Elsewhere:

Gawker 'forces' a Hipster Fashion at the Olympics Photo Gallery, showcases tons of snowboarding post-skater culture bros
http://gawker.com/5474449/hipster-style-infiltrates-olympics-with-ironic-mustache-jeggings-and-plaid/

Are the Olympics alt, or does it require too much dedication for an authentic alt to participate [via Hipster Olympics]?
If ur a homosexual, would u 'hook up' with this kute AZN flying twink?

Village Voice ‘forces’ indie music + Jersey Shore mashup meme.


Popular website/magazine The Village Voice had a blogger put the faces of indie celebs on 'guido' bodies, seeking meme approval from indie music fans and fans of 'Jersey Shore mania.' I am not sure if you can recognize the lead singer of Vampy Weeks in the preceding photographmeme.

It seems like a good strategy for 'twitter buzz.' I could see a lot of bros 'retweeting' Thom Yorke guido content.

Not sure if the Feist bubble has burst.

Is this gimmick a 'solid one'?
Will it get 'tons of hits'/twitbuzz?
Is 'considering Jersey Shore 2 be funnie' mainstream?

Hipster-mocking Viral Meme Blog: Hipsters have to pee


Viral Alt Meme blog 'makes fun of hipsters' since they 'look like they have pee' when they dramatically pose on various self-promoted fashion sites.

I think this is supposed to appeal to the 'funny because it is true' mainstream/tween demographic who have an active interest in 'hipster' culture.

Wonder what will be the next big viral alt meme blog? [via book deal $$$]
Do u 'effing h8 hipster culture'?
Is the tumblr microblogging platform enabling 2 many ppl 2 generate 2 many memes?
Is this meme hi-level, lo-level, or 'gimmick level'?

Chimpanzees make their own indie film.


Do yall think Animal Collective should 'score' the soundtrack?

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From PSFK:

The Chipcam Project, airing on the BBC, has been an experiment in exploring new forms of capturing entertainment value in video, as well as understanding non-human capacity for comprehending the link between seeing and filming.

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