Friday, January 30, 2009

It's just another day peeps

Some artists have the uncanny ability to ferret out truths from our cruel and ironic world with  just a few simple words, Shawn Wolfe and Kurt Vonnegut (rip) come to mind. Headlines or the "random" grouping of headlines often offers another vantage point into the irony of human toils.

Today I was struck when I read the top two headlines (above) on the Yahoo front page.
Economy shrinks 3.8 percent: biggest drop in almost 27 years
Exxon Mobil breaks it's own record with $45.2 billion in profit
This quote from Kurt Vonnegut came right to mind "nothing makes billionaires of millionaires like war and economic depression". I then walked to my kitchen to see an art piece from Shawn Wolfe that made me smile in light of my prior thoughts. It's a carved sign that reads "I'm Nauseously Optimistic".

Starring into the abyss and thinking "you know what sounds good, a BLT with extra mayo and a deep tongue kiss from a mildly drunk plus size model".

Let's French!
Hairy McSpecies 


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Humans put monkeys throwing poop to shame

Frankly nothing can brighten our day like good signage!
We've touched on this theme often in light of the joy universally shared at the expense of people's public humiliation. A notion not at all lost on our Hairy McSpecies!

Our first sign is one we've long adored. Located on the west side of I-5 just south of Salem, directly across from Enchanted Forest. We are late in the game grabbing a pic of this keeper as the mossy green beard of our dear pacific northwest has dulled the subtle nuances of redneck rattle can action. With the economic outlook as poor as it seems, this artisan should have ample interest in reiterating their lack of desire to sell this coveted property to the throngs of potential buyers. As a side note this trailer, fifth wheel, mobil weapons lab, feed trough,  virginity disposal or what ever you want to call it is located just a few miles from BeadyMonkey, the focus of our next purchasable positive review.   

Our second sign comes from a fine "barbar" shop in bottle tossing distance of the local Salvation Army. The real gem of this sign is not the inevitable vision of an elephant happily clipping away at the hair of some dude a la Rin Tin Tin but the realization that this simple sandwich board sign marks the funking Home Of The Fade. In lieu of this fadetastic signage we thought we'd include this rad youtube vid.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New years nonsense.....

Above are two photos of my favorite shirt in the entire world! This gem was bestowed on me by a hip ink rep I met while in Seattle known as Spanky. Spanky was so cool in fact that he not only  introduced my early twenties self to Mr. Bukowski  but was also a infrequent guest on KCMU's (now KEXP) "Shake the shack" the finest of rockabilly shows one could hope to hear. Here a decade later I'm still sporting this fine tee though it's merely a ghost at this point. The second picture above was actually taken through this poor relic! Seeing that I'm only shy about a twelve pack before I beerbelly hulk out of the bad mother trucker, I've decided to break a long standing tradition in it's honor. Up until this year I've made an annual ritual of resolving to never resolve anything to myself, in this was I never disappoint myself as no one is more keenly aware of my lack of self discipline than myself. Hold that, my wife prolly knows better but I would be a close second. That said, I Hairy McSpecies will not stop wearing my Bukowski shirt till it falls off my body or my wife hides it in a feeble attempt to save some vestige of her near exasperated dignity (she does have to be seen with me from time to time).
Hope everyone had a fine New Year!
Have fun!
Hairy McSpecies 
If you drink a mass amount of bloody mary's then puke in your hot tub at three in morning do not expect the filtration system be able to clean it.