Just because this is awesome and deserves an occasional re-post:
“In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter. In the past few years we’ve heard all too much about performance enhancing drugs from greenies to tetrahydrogestrinone, and not enough about performance inhibiting drugs. If our evaluation of the records of athletes like Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds needs to be revised downwards with an asterisk, we submit that that Dock Ellis record deserves a giant exclamation point. Of the 263 no-hitters ever thrown in the Big Leagues, we can only guess how many were aided by steroids, but we can say without question that only one was ever thrown on acid.
Sadly, the great Dock Ellis died last December at 63. A year before, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America. When we stumbled across that piece this past June, Blagden and Isenberg were inspired to create a short animated film around the original audio.”
Wooga, wooga, it’s the Great GoogaMooga, a self-described amusement park of food and drink. And it’s happening May 19 and 20, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. So imagine this: sitting in the springtime sun, with bites from big name restaurants (Red Rooster Harlem, Blue Ribbon, Luke’s Lobster, Momofuku Milk Bar…), refreshing glass of wine (selections organized by our friends at Terroir + Summer of Riesling), ice-cold beer (Oktoberfest-inspired theme curated by Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery), and hedonism-focused friends. We think it’s a no-brainer. Who’s going with us?
Domino’s in the Netherlands thought they’d go ahead and be all green and whatever by buying a bunch of electric pizza delivery scooters, but then it turned out the things were totally silent when running and were dangerous for pedestrians and bikers. Way to save the environment, guys. Anyway, their solution to the problem was to record a guy saying things like “vroom” and “pizza” and “lekker” (Dutch for yummy) and “Dominos Dominos Dominos” and play the audio as the scooter tooled around town. Watch as the so-called Safe Sound scooter surprises unsuspecting Dutch bikers.