In what is probably the grossest understatement posted on this blog so far, these be tough times right now. With the hailstorm that is our economy, international policy, unemployment rate, climate change and much more, sometimes it's very difficult to be positive. While it's great to think globally, it's often beneficial to start and act locally. Futurefarmers is an art/design collective who demonstrate the power of doing just that.
I'm an unabashed Flickr
addict. I'd take it over myfriendsterfacebook any day. It's the
ultimate way to feel connected to what my friends and family are up
to, it's great for sharing work with my design students as well as for
them to share their own work with me, and it allows me to transport
myself to places I've been and love with the click of a button (ie:
search> Lake District, England—voila—utter peace and relaxation
The Kill Rock Stars show was great! The floor was full from noon o'clock on, when Portland locals Explode into Colors hit the stage. This three piece trio wowed the crowd outside their Pacific Northwest with Klaudia's vocals and the awesome drumming from Lisa and Heather. The Paper Chase, Horsefeathers, Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down, Marnie Stern, and the Thermals followed!
A group of concerned mothers deeming themselves "Twittermoms" created a petition to remove previously decreed Douchebag Chris Brown from the list of Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards nominees. The petition also called for Rihanna's removal because "had she made the rational decision to accept the no-contact order and end the relationship, she would not be named". Brown withdrew from the competition himself last week, but Nickelodeon would not do remove his name previous to that on their own stating it was up to the kids to decide. Why was Rihanna called to remove herself in the first place? Was Nickelodeon valid in their initial reaction to keep Brown in the running? What about the morality of the other nominees? Read more after the jump!