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Cuteness Alert: Baby Orangutan

Baby Orangutan and Mother at German Zoo
Photo By Martin Meissner, AP

This awesome photo taken on October 12, 2010, depicts a newly born orangutan baby resting on its mother just two weeks after she was born at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany. So cute!!

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Opera Gallery Presents Streets of the World

Streets Of The World Invite

From LA to London and beyond, so many cities around the world embrace a thriving and vibrant Street Art scene. Leave it to Opera Gallery (with its global presence) to realize that it just makes sense to curate  a group show representing the artists of the world who never stop creating in innovative ways in an effort make sure that you never stop thinking about why things are the way they are. Because when you really get it, you know that Street Art isn’t just about creating a distraction, or making something that’s nice to look at; it’s about conveying a message.

Faile Fortune
Faile / Fortune (Click on any Image to Enlarge for Detail)

Streets of the World collects the work of 40 global contemporary  artists that have emerged from the Street Art Movement. A number of the participating artists, such as Banksy, Kenny Scharf and Os Gemeos, represent International Household Names of Street Artists. Others, including Ron English, Logan Hicks, and collectives The London Police and Trustocorp, exhibit regularly at Opera, so we were already familiar with, and fans of, their work. But many others were exciting  discoveries. Overwhelming new favorites are selected works by How and Nosm (from Germany), Interesni Kazki (Ukraine) and Spain’s Sixeart. There is so much to see at this exhibit, and Opera has accented every wall — including the stairwell and the entire basement space — with exciting paintings, sculptures and collage.

Ron English Star Skull Street
Ron English

Trustocorp Grocery Case
Trustocorp (One of 4 Featured Works by this Collective in the Show)

In fact, we took so many cool pictures at last Thursday’s opening, it was hard to select just a few for this post. Please hit the jump below to see more work from this Do Not Miss Exhibit!

Streets of the World will be on exhibit at the Opera Gallery, Located at 115 Spring Street in New York through May 30th, 2012.

See Tons more Photos, along with a Full list of Participating Artists and their Represented Regions, After the Jump!

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Pancake Vision Presents Around the World with Shirley Manson!


In this very fun video, Shirley Manson and a Puppet Dog reveal the History of German Music in just over 4 minutes! Check it out!

Thanks to Beth Blenz-Clucas for the Tip!

Pink Thing of the Day: Pink Glitter Drums

Oh boy, these are cool drums, right? They remind me of my favorite black Timberland sneakers that have pink glitter vinyl accents on them. According to the watermark on the photo, this kit appears to have been photographed at the Amsterdam Drum Show in 2010 by the fine folks at Trixon Drums, a German vintage drum company. Check them out at the link above, because their stuff looks amazing!

Thanks to Matt Batchelor for the Image!

Halloween Zombie Mistaken for Murder Victim

Zombie Horde

It’s the “Feel Good” Story of the Day!

Halloween Zombie Mistaken for Murder Victim

Mon Oct 29, 8:48 AM ET

BERLIN (Reuters) – Passengers on a German train mistook a Halloween reveler dressed up as a gore-covered zombie for a murder victim and called the police.

The 24-year-old man fell into a drunken slumber on his way home from a Halloween party in Hamburg, police in the northern town of Bad Segeberg said on Monday.

Believing his hands and face were smeared with blood, passengers alerted police after getting no response from him.

A first aid team called to the scene soon cleared up the confusion. Police told the man to remove his make-up after which he was allowed to continue his journey.

Bad Segeberg is in a rural area and Halloween isn’t very well known there,” police spokeswoman Silke Tobies said. “So people weren’t expecting anyone to be dressed up on the train.”

Trader Joe's: Another Reason to Love The Germans

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This is Not the Trader Joe’s on 14th Street, But Use Your Imagination

Three things changed my life in 2006, as follows

1. Getting a full time job with benefits and paid vacations. Yowsa!
2. Writing a Pop Culture Blog that rocks. Woo Hoo!
3. Trader Joe’s Market opening on 14th Street here in NYC, where I live. Thank You Jesus!

If you have a Trader Joe’s in your neighborhood, and you have a brain in your head, then I do not need to tell you how much Trader Joe’s rules the Universe. Even though the lines are beyond insane, it is so worth waiting/wading through to own delicous treats like chocolate covered frozen bananas, chicken apple sausage, and wild mushroom risotto.

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This is the Actual Aisle Where I Buy My Cereal!

Every time I return home from a TJ’s shopping extravaganza and unload bags of goodness into my freezer and kitchen pantry, I get down on my knees and thank god that the food fairies put such an awesomely fantastic place to buy groceries so close to my house. And here’s something that I bet you did not even know: Trader Joe’s is owned by The Germans! And so it with eternal gratitude that I say “meine deutschen Freunde für das Holen des Trader Joes zur 14. Straße danke!