For 25 days in March, Rough Trade NY is housing the world’s largest modern Moog installation as a mile-marker on the road to Moogfest, and Moog invites all artists in the area to stop by and utilize the space for experimentation and discovery. The residency serves as a physical manifestation of the intersection of music, art and technology,and it is meant to be used as an artist’s resource. Although it is free to the public, this is no museum exhibit- visitors are encouraged to interact, engage and experiment with the analog electronics. All are welcome to craft sound as well as bring a recording device to sample the instruments.
The installation is the world’s largest Moog installation and leads up to Moogfest in Asheville, NC (April 23-27). They will also be giving away a free Moogfest ticket on each day of the installation.
Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we’ve been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again soon.
— HBO GO (@HBOGO) March 10, 2014
At 10:50 on Sunday night, so many viewers tuned in to watch the season finale of True Detective that HBO Go, HBO’s direct-streaming service, crashed. Typically, episodes are only available on HBO Go after they have aired on TV. Last night, however, HBO let subscribers stream the episode through HBO Go as it was being broadcast live.
The Internet Phenomena Blog posted a graph that depicts HBO’s massive traffic spike:
As you can see, the spike occurred at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, the exact time True Detective started. Despite a flurry of furious tweets, the service remained offline until approximately 12:30 a.m., at which point viewership spiked for another hour and everyone went to bed angry. We were all in Carcosa, then.
A baby seal was spotted sunning itself beside the Newtown Creek at around 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Daily News reports. Unlike the dolphin that got stuck in the Gowanus Canal last year, the seal was totally fine. It was just chilling and catching some rays.
The seal was discovered by “a group of teens skating nearby.” According to one of the teens, the seal was “the size of a dog, a fat dog.” Despite fatshaming the seal, the teens did the responsible thing and called the NYPD, who called the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in Long Island, who sent an expert, who said the seal looked OK.
The seal swam away when the tide came back in at around 4 o’clock.
[via NY Daily News]
When you gotta go, you gotta go- and now there is an app for that. Airpnp to the rescue! Similar to the travel rental website, residents and businesses can rent out bathrooms for public use, and patrons can then rate their commode experience.
The founders started the app as a way to prevent “rogue pee” during Mardi Gras this year, but it quickly caught on all over the world, with 208 toilet hosts in Europe. There are only four locations currently in NYC, one right here in Williamsburg. For a mere $5, you can visit a stranger’s W.C. at 167 N 6th Street!
Drop a load in our humble abode
We’ve got an excellent throne for your tush and its ready for use! You can rest assured it will be a holy matrimony because our apartment is in a reclaimed rectory in Williamsburg. Only three floors to walk up to take your caca. So park your fixie and rock your brightest flannel as you drop the kids off in our communal pool. We’ve even got free nail clippers!
Have you ever wanted to slather poisonous, chemical-laced sludge all over your face and body? How does running an obstacle course made of jagged, sharp old car parts (“curated by some of Brooklyn’s best makers”) sound to you? Maybe you’d like to sit in a teepee made of old garbage and inhale the noxious fumes generated by burning whatever shit we’ve been dumping in one of America’s worst superfund sites for the previous century. Well, now you can! [Read more...]
With great dildo comes great outrage:
This Spider-Man figure, with dangling rubber penis, showed up on wire crossing the middle of Bedford Avenue at North 6th Street in Williamsburg at least six weeks ago.
The superhero and his friend were dangling about 15 feet in the air — too high to reach, but low enough to give an uncomfortably clear view to people crossing one of the neighborhood’s busiest intersections.
“There’s no art to this thing at all,” said John Sexton, 60, who passed the spectacle on his way to the L train earlier Thursday. “It’s just vulgar, and that’s all there is to it.”
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Oddly, the Daily News censored their image: [Read more...]