Monday, September 28, 2015

THE BROAD



I'm lucky to be married to a cool, stylish girl.
And she takes me to cool, stylish places.
Like LA's newest contemporary art museum,

Built by Eli and Edythe Broad,
a couple of sooper crazy rich art collectors
who reportedly buy a piece of art a week.
(most of which probably cost more than your house)
it's quite the spectacle.

The brand new $140 million 
"Vault and Veil" building 
is a sight unto itself.

But the inaugural show
is why we came.
So we dove right in.
Or... up:


The Broad's collection covers virtually 
EVERY
contemporary artist you can think of.

And YES...
many of the pieces are a bit obvious
and/or large scale, gaudy, sensationalist junk.
(Hi, Jeff Koons) 

But I don't think I've been to a show 
that I've enjoyed more in a long time.
And that includes our trip to the museums in Paris!

Here's a sampling of what we saw:

Chris Burden,
the artist who created
and
always has something interesting to show:









There were a number of
distorted
twisty
brilliantly rendered
Rennasiance yet
oh-so-modern
paintings
that I love so much:




There was a lot of
the aforementioned


And a delightful room full of



And so much stuff by every
contemporary artist ever:


Kutztown's own









Green Angle


Lots and lots of Warhol.
most of it you've seen before.


storytelling
silhouettes:



Basquiat:



Under The Table
was enormous fun:



He also does those stack of dishes
thingies:


And if you take the steps down,
you can get a glimpse into
the storage vaults,
where countless more
artsy-fartsy stuff
resides:


There was one piece that totally blew me away 
but I'm saving that for a post of it's own.
So keep it locked here and I'll tell you all about it.

In the meantime,
get off your butt and
check out
The Broad. 

You could use the culture.


Monday, September 21, 2015

THE 2015 NAUTICA MALIBU TRIATHALON

What is the estimated f-----g 
idiotic self-imposed nightmare 
completion time of this event?

That's the text I received at 4:30am
from a sooper friend
who was very upset with me for
doing a dumb triathalon instead of attending the
Ottawa International Animation Festival
(where it was NOT 4:30am)

And it 
WAS
dumb.

I had to get up at 3:45am to go

SWIM 1/2 A MILE IN THE OCEAN

BIKE ALONG THE COAST FOR 18 MILES

and

RUN FOR 4 MILES ALONGSIDE ZUMA BEACH

And for 
WHAT?!

It's not like they were giving away 
free Pokemon cards after you were done.

But it
WAS
beautiful at that hour:


For those of you that keep up on 
warburtonlabs facts,

And it was sooper hard!
I was especially disappointed with my swim.
I just wasn't ready for the madness of it.
(I've likened it to the opening sequence of
Saving Private Ryan... only with more swim caps)

But this year I was intent 
on beating the ocean!


So I got myself checked in
along with my neighbor-in-crime,
Darren.


I got marked up
(so nice of them to give me the year I was born)


I set up my transition area,
where you keep your gear
 inbetween events:



And then it was time to go!

And you know what?
I done good!

Where last year I finished in
two hours and 21 minutes,
this year I did it in 
2:07!



The last mile of the run was the worst!
So hot!
So tired!
(So dumb!)


I mentioned it in last year's post,
but my absolute favorite thing
about the event is the people.

EVERYONE IS THERE!
Women.
Men.
Young.
Old.
Older still.
Fat.
Skinny.
Fit.
Flabby.
People kicking their disabilities to the curb.

EVERYONE
is there to challenge themselves.

And that's cool.

So will I do it
again?

I dunno.
But I just might be dumb enough to.




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR KND COSPLAY


If you know me,
then you know
I love
every
single
sooper 
awesome
person
that rocks the
KND Cosplay!

Because this:


And this:


And all of these:









I especially love all the
2x4 tech officers
building new gear:

















So rockin'!
So cool!
and 
so so so
awesome!