Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Still Crazy after all these years... OH still crazy....

Oprah's Transformation via Instyle.com

Oddly enough, her Poprah phase was not included in InStyle's transformation series. I really don't understand why such a pertinent phase of this successful woman's life could be so hastily ignored. I supppose Pope hats are not entirely in vogue due to extreme cases of Papal Hat Head. OR, maybe InStyle worships the devil....

For more information on the Poprah please visit our archived press here: http://urbanatime.blogspot.com/2005/04/and-papacy-goes-to_04.html

Monday, January 30, 2006

Taco Belles are Ringing!

It's official! Ms. Taco Belle is now Mrs. Taco Belle Wypych. The happy couple were married on Friday afternoon. Celebrations will continue next next weekend where Mrs. TBW and I will be spinning tunes for your happy feet to jazz up to.

The couple is registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Subway Sandwiches.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

First Stoner Rant of 2006, or Deerhoof: A Random Introduction

You know what's really sweet to do when taking bong rips? Watch skate videos. That's right, get your bro on. I've always been in awe of skaters. To begin with, they're pretty much all babes. So there's that to factor in. Then, of course, there's the "holy crap I can't believe that dude just did that" aspect of it. I'm a lady, so I don't know the technical terms. And by technical, I mean retarded. It's all nonsense. Front side ollie tic tac? I just made that trick up but it might as well be real. Seriously, who decided to put words together like that? I'd like to know so that I can tell him what an ass munch he is. ANYWAY, my point was that some of the things these kids do on a piece of wood and some wheels is unbelievable. For a person to look at a sidewalk, a ledge, a staircase or any sort of concrete and think those tricks are possible, well, let's just say it takes a different kind of mind to have vision like that.

You know what's also sweet? Listening to electronic music. THAT'S RIGHT - SHE SAID ELECTRONIC! But let me explain myself. Electro music by European standards is crap, rave music is crap and pretty much all techno besides the stuff that I listen to is crap. This is all in my humble opinion, obviously. I like the following kinds of electro: Sincere, indie pop electro and crazy shit. Bands like Caribou and Manitoba fall into that first clump, while dudes like Aphex Twin fall into that last one. The thing that I like about both those categories is that most of the electro artists that I love have done work that could easily fall into either one. They're what you might call "multi-talented."

Speaking of crazy shit, for those of you that haven't checked out the band Deerhoof yet I have an assignment for you - Give yourself a wet-willy and pour a glass of water on the crotch of your pants cause you're missin out on the good things in life, my friend! Deerhoof is an amazing band that everyone knows about and is in love with except for you. (Not really, I just wrote that to make people feel uncool and want to find out more about them). But seriously, check them out.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Cute Factor

Happy Friday the 13th from one warm and fuzzy to another!

Cy, short for Cyclopes, a kitten born with only one eye and no nose, is shown in this photo provided by its owner in Redmond, Oregon, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.

Awww...Wait, WHAT THE !?#%

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Last Days of 2005.

We'll start with the Manhattan! Gallery show back in November. This is Carol Lee and Ryan McGinley at the show.

kelly in the tree
The next day, Kelly and Urbana go upstate to Rockefeller State Park and see some nature.

sunset at grand ferry
The view from Grand Ferry park on a nice December Saturday.

brett in machine shop
Brett comes to town after finishing a 6 month stint in the Arizona desert chasing rattlesnakes around. At one point he was bit by a snake and the anti-venom and hospital visit bill was $98,000. We went to a party in a machine shop on Metropolitan where...

big guns
There was a bb gun shooting range indoors. Booze and bbs. Brett's friend, the guy at the far left, looks just like the head elf in the claymation Rudolf the Rednose Reindeer.

Then it was Orudis's and St. Nick's 24th birthday party at Musical Box.

Ja Rule was there...

perv city
And a few Chesters... (remember my personal motto, "if you can't grow a beard, Don't")

The crowd was smokin' hot.... But notice no pictures of the Saint. He was "busy" at the bar. Mad props my brother.

Later, Orudis and I watched Buttcrack, the worst movie of all time. Worse than "How to lose a guy in 10 days." But not all was lost, we learned a new song... "Put your beer goggles on and make love to me"

I went home to Pepperell to the parents' house for Christmas. This time, I learned it only takes this many remotes to turn on and successfully watch, with sound no less, ONE television show. Simple!

New Years Eve... East Village. Fun with 40's.

Birchwood court
Today, Lauren and I went out to Scotch Plains, New Jersey, the place of my birth and first 3 years of life. This was my little old house. We spent the rest of the day checking out thrift shops around the area. We ended up with 2 necklaces, a scarf, a Gidget goes to Hawaii VHS, and a sweet Van Halen glitter picture. Also a couple nice sale items at Banana Republic in Westfield.

Here's to '06.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Happy New Year 2006!

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