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Worleygig.com Celebrates Fifteen Years of Web Dominance!

Worleygig 15th Bday Meme
Worleygig Avatar By The Fabulous Dean “Dino” Haspiel

Holy Mother of God, can you even believe I’ve been writing Worleygig Dot Com, the world’s Raddest Blog, for fifteen solid years without stopping? It really is unbelievable: and yet, it is true. It was fifteen years ago today that The Worley Gig found its permanent home at this here domain, after first originating in print as a regular column in the East Village-based monthly arts and entertainment publication, The New York Hangover, and later moving on to great success at Pandemonium Online, followed by a few years of breaking new ground at Starpolish. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

All of these outlets are gone now, but The Gig Lives On! Why do I do it? Why do I continue to bring you the best of the New York City Art Scene, Rad Design, Music Video Clips that do not suck, awesome Food Adventures, Pop Culture from around the globe, the occasional Bacon thing, plus a brand new Pink Thing of the Day every single Friday like clockwork? I do it because I love writing this blog, and I love all of you for taking this journey with me!

Please follow us on Instagram at @gailpink61 for daily reminders to get your ass over here and discover what we’re up to and, and to say hello. Thanks as always for your continued readership!

Happy 14th Birthday, Worleygig.com!

Worleygig Birthday Meme
Worleygig Avatar Design By Dean Haspiel

Hey Bitches, guess what day it is? That’s right, it June 10th! But also, it’s exactly Fourteen Years since we started this ass-kicking blog, and look where we are today! While much of our blogosphere competition has fallen away due to general apathy and lack of enthusiasm, the Worley Gig continues to rock hard enough to crack a skull: bringing you, our loyal Readers, all of your favorite new music video clips, modern art, rad design, food, humor, exclusive urban adventures and things that are pink – six days a week – wow!

If you dig The Gig, please tell all of your friends about us, and follow us on Instagram at @worleygigdotcom. Thank you for your love!

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What The Fuck Just Happened?

Im Sorry America
Photo By Gail

Photographed on November 8th, 2016 at 8 PM, near the corner of 14th Street and Avenue B. Looks like somebody knew something we didn’t.

Update 11/23/17: I just found out, Thanks to Instagram, that the artist is Matt Starr!

Roomful of Bozos

Bozos Store Front
Donald Trump and His Campaign Staff Finally Behind Bars Where They Belong! (All Photos By Gail )

Well, I had to stop and snap some Instagram fodder when I walked by this restaurant (see B for Bozo rating in window) located on the north side of Houston Street just east of Avenue A.

Bozo 1

I looked these up on the Interwebs, and apparently they are called “Bop Bags.”

Bozo 2

Look how happy they are!

Bozos Bars

Happy 13th Birthday, Worleygig.com!

13 Years of Keeping it Real
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Hey and whats up. Today, June 10th, 2016, we are celebrating the joyous occasion that is Worley Gig Dot Com’s 13th Full Year on the Web! Yay! We could not have done without you, dear readers, so have please some cake and a cocktail today, in honor of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration! And please leave The Gig some love in the comments!

Happy New Year 2016, Everybody!

Happy New Year 2016

Worleygig.com wishes all of our readers the very best for the coming year! For our part, we promise to continue to bring you the most amazing coverage in the realms of Art and Design, Humor, Pop Culture, Assorted Absurdness, Food Reviews, Cuteness, Bacon, and Things that are Pink! Let’s make it the best year ever!

Hogs & Heifers, A Legendary Meatpacking District Fixture, to Close on August 23rd!

Hogs & Heifers
Photos By Gail

This summer, I’ve forgone an extended vacation away from NYC in favor of taking Fridays off from my day job, and the shortened work week / extended weekend has added immeasurable value to my life. I highly recommended it.

As tempting as it is to just stay inside with the AC blasting and stare at my iMac all day, I make sure to plan a little urban adventure each Friday so I can get outside and enjoy the lovely sun and hot hot heat. Because if you are lucky enough to live in NYC, you owe it to yourself and your surroundings to cultivate an Explorer Mentality!

This past Friday, the stars aligned and I was finally (after three unsuccessful attempts) able to get my timing right and show up at the Mr. Brainwash Life is Beautiful exhibit when it was actually open (easier said than done, as there is no information anywhere on the website nor are exhibit hours posted on the door. More about that, coming soon). And since I was already in the Meatpacking District, I took a walk.

Just a couple of blocks southeast, at the corner of Washington and West 13th Streets, I strolled past the infamous (and unmistakably filthy exterior of) Hogs & Heifers Saloon, a long-standing Biker Bar which is closing its doors in August after having its rent hiked a gazillion percent by evil bastard landlords. I had no desire to go in, but I wanted to take a couple of photos, you know, to remember what was once here on this corner after they raze it to the ground and open another designer fashion boutique that I can’t afford to shop at.

Hogs & Heifers Signage

I have been in Hogs & Heifers exactly one time, and that was in the late ’90s (best guess: 1997 – 1999) at an Atlantic Records-sponsored album release party for the band Fountains of Wayne – because record companies used to throw lots of parties like that, and I used to get invited to them at a pretty steady clip.

What I recall vividly about the Hogs & Heifers party is that the bar smelled like stale sweat and the Fountains of Wayne guys acted like smug dicks. I had fun though, because soft rock heartthrob Duncan Sheik was also at the party, and I had a little crush on him at the time. Later in the evening, on the sidewalk just outside the bar, the soon-to-be famous Sandwich Photo (me posed between Duncan and his adorable publicist, Ken Weinstein) was taken. Good times.

The World is a different place now, and nothing stays the same. You can read more about the closing and learn a bit of interesting trivia about Hogs & Heifers, including their legendary Bra Collection at This Link.

Photo added November 14, 2015: This is what the space looks like right now:

Hogs and Heifers Former Space

Happy 12th Birthday, Worleygig.com!

Dave Mustaine Birthday Meme
Vintage Dave Mustaine Meme Courtesy of Meme Maker Dot Com

Can you believe it’s been a dozen years since I started this rad blog as a way to get (wait for it) more writing jobs? Neither can I! Holy crap, what a crazy twelve years it has been! Today, the Greatest Pop Culture Blog in the Known Universe Thanks You for the Sweet Ride!

Look! We got some FaceBook Blog Love! Thank you Dear Readers!

Birthday Blog Love

Worleygig.com Represents for SkullsandBacon.com at the Great Big Bacon Picnic, 2015!

Bacon 4U License Plate

On Sunday, May 17th I attended the first annual Great Big Bacon Picnic, held out at the old Pfizer building in Williamsburg, where I ate Bacon until I wished to seen no more Bacon. It was a crazy fun time! My full report of the event complete with tons of pictures, is up now at Skulls and Bacon Dot Com. Please check it out and feel free to re-post and tweet the link to all of your Bacon Loving Friends!

Stuffed Pig with My First Bacon

Happy New Year, 2015!

New Years Eve in Times Square Aftermath

Happy New Year, Dear Readers! May all of your messes be manageable ones!