By Alex Bradley
WHAT DAY IS IT? HEY DO YOU KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS? YO YO GINA, WHAT DAY IS IT? HEY DARYL, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS? WHAT IS IT? WHAT DAY IS IT?
. . . hump day?
Thursday, November 21
Graffiti and Gogurt. BOOM.
Friday, November 22
“The Return of the Shred” took place last night, at Hurley International. Graffiti kings, Craola 2SHAE, Cat Cult, Brock 77, Madsteez and Plek had some major wall space at Hurley—along with 30-plus other amazing and inspiring graffiti artists.
Craola’s paintings, designs, murals and graffiti works have gained him international notoriety, but he has also been important in the development of video games such as Tony Hawk 2x, Spiderman 2, Ultimate Spiderman and other projects at Activison, Mattel, Disney, Vans, Kid Robot, Epitaph and many more. “What started off as a ‘let’s paint’ on the weekends with some of my LA graffiti writer friends at Hurley in the back parking lot, has now turned into a museum of all the top west coast graffiti writers,” said Hurley Art Director Maloney. The influence of commercial design and illustrative characters are clear inspiration for Craola and for Jason Maloney. Both artists have done extensive work for the Mouse monarchy of Disney.
“The Return of the Shred” was a fun-filled, all ages event with free tshirts, snacks, kids and adults skating the hell out of the newly decorated park, and everyone hanging out with one another. Kids were just happy to have a beautiful new skate park, but the graff art nerds (like myself) were all stoked to have so many amazing and influential graff artists in one space. It is truly breathtaking—if you like graffiti or street art.
Cat Cult, one of my faves—for obvious reasons—made me swoon hard. Ahh the glory of cats . . .
Saturday, November 23
Sunday, November 24
Naturally, Saturday Night Live was going to go Hunger Gamer crazy with Josh Hutcherson as its host this week. But man, that kid is actually funny. “Girlfriends Talk Show” is one of my favorite skits, with Aidy and Cecily, and Josh makes a great awkward third wheel host. “Animal Hospital” and “Matchbox 3” are some of the best skits I’ve seen with cast members fully committing to their roles—and friggin nailin it! Hilarious.
But nothing tops SNL’s regular poking fun of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, excellently delivered by Bobby Moynihan. I have never laughed so hard in my life. Bobby, I’d like to have your babies so that I may always have your hilariousness around me.
Haim was the musical guest—not so sure about them musically, but I do know that I will be joining their entourage in order to become one of their besties. It’s a must. And then we can all live in a commune with multiple Bobby Moynihan babies. We can travel the world as a comedic troope family! . . . What? Too much?
Monday, November 25
Can we just take a moment to reflect on the James Franco and Seth Rogen parody video of Kanye West’s “Bound 3,” a shot-for-shot remake with Rogen topless in the Kardashian role of the original video. If you own or operate a Tumblr or live-journal entirely dedicated to worshipping Franco and Rogen or you write fanfiction about their Pineapple Express characters living happily ever after in love, this might be the video for you. West and Kardashian get parodied pretty regularly, but this is one of the best ever created by man.
Tuesday, November 26
Writing fan fiction about Rogen and Franco’s music video continuing on into a trashy romance novel. Don’t hate, playa.