Thursday, July 26, 2007

That's not the Crocker.

While browsing the local blog "Living in Urban Sac" , I was informed that the Crocker art museum has broken ground today. The newer and improved version of the museum will boast a new wing, designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects of New York, that is approximately 125,000 square feet and will more than triple the size of the current facility, adding four times the space for traveling exhibitions and three times the space for permanent collection exhibitions. The expansion will also provide dedicated programming space, including an education center and auditorium; onsite collections care including secure art storage and a conservation lab; a loading dock and freight elevator for easier art handling; a café; and an additional 7,000-square-foot courtyard.

But I love Agent Ribbons...

Just when I thought no one appreciated Saul Bass' Fuller Paint Bars on 16 & Q, I find this.

I Have Standards -- I Just Don't Know What They Are

Blonde to friend: You know that guy I was going out with? He told me he was going out with me because he liked blondes, and I thought, 'I'm not a blonde,' but then I remembered I was... But that's not a good enough reason to go out with me.


But I Loved "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"

Young mother to five-year-old daughter: Morgan! Come here! Do you remember that film we watched about perverts? Now hold my hand!

--Outside A&P Market

Usually before Naming Them

Boyfriend: I can't believe you weren't there for me when I had to put my dog to sleep!
Girlfriend: I'm sorry, honey. Where I come from, we eat our pets.

-- 24th & P

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Urban Typography

Vice Mag's Don't Of the Day

It’s OK to not be into fashion but why do you have to be so heavily into not-fashion? You’re like the Karl Lagerfeld of shittiness.

He knows his Christina

Young gay man: I don't want to sound cheesey, but to Christina, I'm a little bit stronger
Young straight girl: I think that's Britney.
Young gay man: No, you're wrong, that's Christina.

-- Midtown

Men Are Simple Creatures and Easily Swayed

Middle-aged lady #1: Ewww, she's not even sexy.
Middle-aged lady #2: Well, she's engaged, so someone must find her sexy.
Middle-aged man: That's probably because she has fake boobs.

--21st & K

Well, Do You Have a Gerbil and a Teeny Tiny Miner's Hat?

Guy on cell, sighing: What are you gonna do, y'know? I mean, besides putting a flashlight in your vagina... Too bad.

--19th & J