Budapest, Hungary - part 13

A night of cruising around, lurking in the dark.
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On the borderline which separated you from me.
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It was like being in Disneyland without it being fake.
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Chain Bridge at night.
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Has been here since 1849.
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I missed this photo by fives paces. But if you can imagine the guy standing with his feet closer to the bottom of my frame, then you can see what I was after. This is only one of 60 failures per day.
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"Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it." –Ernest Holmes
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Walking the Chain Bridge over the Danube cloaked in the darkness of night.
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Thomas looks in to see what is to be seen. In this case, nothing.
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The tram coming from under the street and running along the river had a certain charm to it that I could not resist.
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And extra shot Deanna took of Zsolt and me mildly shralping a bowl.
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Current exhibitions:
In Budapest, Hungary: The Cemetery of Reason at the Ernst Muzeum, Jan. 21st, 2011
In Los Angeles: Freeflow at Roberts & Tilton, Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2011
Upcoming exhibitions:
In Los Angeles, "Art in the Streets" at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary, April 17th, 2011
In Austin, Texas(with Deanna!): 'Yet to be named' at
Domy Gallery, March 12, 2011 (during SXSW)
In Copenhagen, Denmark: 'My Soul is Worried but not Me' at
Nils Steark Gallery
, May 6th, 2011
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Posted February 14th, 2011 by When you get to this age, most things are folly.
another example of why it is better to preserve your history than to knock it down to make a McDonalds....
Posted By: d1ggitydan on February 13th, 2011 at 11:35AM PST
These food chains are dying right now over here in Görmany.
B.king, S.way, all closing down.Not selling enough, products not
interesting enough for the german market.

"America you know where, you can shove your hamburger." tata.

Unfortunatly we`re buying that coffee now like we bought burger
years ago.Besides an ipod or phone is that the ultimate urban accessoire,
the Gnarfucks Cup.
We´re so good in adapting.And we´re quick.9 stores in my city...

"It was like being in Disneyland without it being fake."

It´s interesting to see foreign people being fascinated with castles
and stuff, cause you don´t have em, right.We have castles like crazy.
We´re used to it and therefore totaly fascinated with old rusty gas station signs in an american desert.

And then it´s funny, but scary to see that a company almost owns the visual cliche of old europe, so that people come over and say: "That just looks like Dizzyland"

Smoking is more and more banned in public, wich is great.
Years ago I´ve been to my first smoke-free concert and it was a total differnent experience then it was when everyone was still smoking
weed and cigarettes at shows.It was more like beeing at an sports event.

We´re so cleaned up people now.


Shows that !totally entertained! me, JGonz.
Sonic Youth
Trans Am
Tortoise
Men or Astromen

And I´m super entertained most of my time.
You know like, "I amaze me";)
Posted By: S van on February 14th, 2011 at 07:33AM PST
S Van, That is funny that I would think of Disneyland, but I live a couple of minutes away from it. When I was looking at that photo I thought of Sleeping Beauty's castle, but then realized it wasn't real.

And as much as I dislike the homogenization of the entire world via global corporations like Starbucks, as a vegan, Starbucks is the only place I can go and get a vegan chai tea with soy milk. I have tried countless times to get chai teas in local coffee shops. But they either don't have soy milk, or their chai is powdered, and includes milk. So, on the vegan level, I like to see a Starbucks. But I'm very biased. Because I hate to see McDonalds when I'm in Europe. It's a bummer. I have a double standard.
Posted By: ed on February 14th, 2011 at 08:58AM PST
Well, Dracula´s castle is real..I think.

And mostly I exclude you when I speak of americans.
You´re almost half european or at least 60%.;)

You´re right, about the vegan aspect, I didn´t knew that.
So if that´s what the customer wants and the the only thing small shops need to do to survive is to enrich their assortment with vegan products, then they should go for it.
If that´s the important point to you and I guess many others,
then I they can blame theirselfs for not doing so and losing competition.But unfortunatly that´s not all, I guess.

So McD is larger frequented here in europe?
Maybe cause they don´t have so many competitors here.
Did they also changed their whole Storedesign and "philosophy" in the states or is it still red and yellow plastic all over?
They definitly had a shift in their image over here, unfortunatly.

I was looking at some old photographies my parents made in the 60´s.
They´re from everywhere, all beautiful cities and places of the world.
So while I was looking at them I asked myself why do I think they´re so
beautiful.And then I realized there´s almost no advertisment and billboards and logos in the photos. You really could see what the streets and houses looked like and every city was different then.

With this homogenization coming along with the large acceptence
on how companies appear in cities, the unique face gets losts and
that´s really sad.
Posted By: S van on February 14th, 2011 at 10:04AM PST
Gnarfucks.hahah.
Ed can invest in his own chain of Vegan coffee shacks.

Doesn't starbucks use recycled cardboard in their coffee cups and try to appeal to like health food kinda people. Anywho. I guess the business way of thinking about it is that Starbucks provides the service you want, so you shouldn't feel bad for giving a corporation money, so they can grow and provide you a service wherever you go.And if they're successful then that means jobs. I dunno, Obama has been sucking some corpo dick lately. Gotta get dat re-election.

So Euro dudes like to see Classic Americana kinda shit? Like a 50's diner or something? Maybe Elvis' home or something. All the white people stuff, since dirty skins weren't allowed to do those things.

What if McDonald's went vegan? Mindfuck.

Disney hasn't made any good movies for a while. Phineas and Ferb is the shit though.

Ah, no smoking and that dude is totally obviously smoking. I think it's funny. 'cause it's like fuck you, i smoke when I want. Don't give a fuck.

What about Castle Bam?haha

You didn't leave a lock on that bridge in Budapest? E+D ♥

What are you even doing for valentines day?

That's one of those crosswalks you can pretend you're walking like a Beatle on abby road.

California needs more trains. In case Gavin Newsom or Jerry Brown checks this blog. Create some jobs or something?

Bowl shreddurr. Last thursday I went skating. I get my once a week dosage now. Felt good to not be a lazy piece of poo. toi,toi,toi,toi...muhsheeen.

Happy Valentine's day. how many of us even have a girlfriend? S Van? Dan?
I'm guessing our overlord's plans will end with a bang. Pun intended. In that case, git it git it. yay-ee-uh.
Or get your binoculars and watch your neighbors fuck again.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 14th, 2011 at 10:04AM PST
Google is down with Skateboarding today.

http://www.google.com/logos/2011/valentines11-hp.jpg
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 14th, 2011 at 10:10AM PST
additional:
And as we know you´ve seen europe for at least the last 20 years, so
you´ve also seen the changes not only in the homogenization in architecture but also the companies moving in and spreading.

So I guess with all this travelling you´ve already expereinced
the feeling of knowing a place by seeing an other.
Posted By: S van on February 14th, 2011 at 10:17AM PST
Okay, I missed that. Let´s stop the serious shit, cause J´s right.
It´s Valentines day. So happy valentines`s day.

And yeah, the whole world likes those american cliches.
Isn´t that what those fast food chains sold to the world
with their storedesign and as typical american.

Watching the neighbours fuck...funny but also very, very sad.
Posted By: S van on February 14th, 2011 at 10:27AM PST
Is this true?
Forrest Edwards on Toy Machine flow?

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=50783.0

"The handsome, sensitive, white-boys era has been a low point for the company"
Made me LOL.

If it is, I'm down. I guess Ed just needs to whip his ass into shape, get his parenting on. Get rid of his punk attitude. If there is any attitude and they just edited One in a Million that way.

This Valentines day.I'm at community college all day, then after class I go right to work until 8:30. Gonna go home later today..just lurkin' and jerkin.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 14th, 2011 at 11:40AM PST
dammit JarJarGonz with the front line ground breaking research. I don't know how I feel about Forrest even being granted flow for a company much less flow for Toy. Wait... yes I know how I feel. Yeah... I think you know.....

Oh well. Guess he could be like a pseudo Maldanado but not as cool or something? I don't know what I'm trying to say here.... my brain feels frazzled from quad testing today at school.

Svan laying the law down about Americunts. actually, I always hear how in Europe you can go in your backyard and dig a hole or like start a garden and find shit from the past. Relics. Just dig in the ground and find a claymore or something. Damn. that would be awesome.

ok I'm going to stop now. but, wanna know if Forrest is an alright guy and kinda guy and just edited to look like a total dick head or if he really just is a giant cockmongler.



TOOTLES
Posted By: d1ggitydan on February 14th, 2011 at 01:05PM PST
No! I totally Love America. It' s the best country in the world.
And because I love america, I love you guys and gals.
Should I replace that relic with my dead corpse?
Posted By: S Van on February 14th, 2011 at 01:13PM PST
I never heard of this kid until right now. He's not on Toy, but I will check him out.
Posted By: ed on February 14th, 2011 at 01:18PM PST
Being vegan is some serious effort.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on February 14th, 2011 at 04:10PM PST
Lol, I've been posting Forrest clips on the sock team blog.

Sponsor Tape:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFlgKoIUGJ4

Park Footy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5dN8RS5ajg

SLAP One in a Million:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmhRE3PBUHY&feature=BF&list=SPB9EE0F57C5CD0C94&index=2

I got a d1ggitydan post on the Sock Team too.
http://toymachinesockteam.blogspot.com/2011/02/dan-dvs-matix-and-reda.html
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 14th, 2011 at 08:54PM PST
very distracting gossip here, wanted to post how much I like the second set of photos, 20 minutes later i have seen diggitydan, know that reda isn't that mean in person have seen forrest sporting a cool toy shirt(want) damn, I have even been to emilys blog and then to this site: http://www.hama.dk/perler-2/...cool idea btw.
My thoughts on starbucks? who cares? but everyone is a loyl pawn of some international chain, in my case H&M, IKEA(You stoners have no cups or glasses! lets go to IKEA it's near las palmas...) Strange times. Notice how brands go out of style? Nokia, Sony meh, Apple, Panasonic want...


Where was I? oh yes the night pictures, hard to describe but the mood of these pictures, the light, the b+w film, slightly wiggly, me likes a lot...
Posted By: ex royal on February 15th, 2011 at 12:04PM PST
Elissa Steamer likes Die Antwoord.

http://blackboxdist.com/i/popup/ze_021511_steamer_youtube_picks.php
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 15th, 2011 at 01:20PM PST
Ex Royal is right.

We all buy Gasoline.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on February 15th, 2011 at 01:20PM PST
and vinyl....;)
Posted By: S van on February 15th, 2011 at 02:41PM PST
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