Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hukilau 2008, Ft Lauderdale, June 12-15

The Hukilau 2008 dates and events have been announced. Check it! I had all sorts of fun at last year's event, which provided all sorts of Tiki Chris blog fodder.

London Bloggers Meetup: The Movie

Earlier this week, I attended the London Bloggers Meetup, aptly organized by Andy Bargery. The event was a lot of fun, especially with the kind folks from Qype buying the first couple of rounds of drinks. Those same quirky Qypers posted London Bloggers Meetup: The movie, which along with some shaky footage of everybody's friendly faces lists many of the bloggers in attendence along with links to their blogs. Cool.

London Bloggers Meetup, January 2008 from Qype UK on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vote For Londonist In The Bloggies

Londonist says ...

Just a little reminder that voting in the
Eighth Annual Weblog Awards closes tomorrow.

We're still bubbling over that Londonist is
shortlisted in the Best European Weblog category and bursting with great things to bring you this year. We'd love it if you'd show us you care, pop over here and make your vote count for the Londonistas in the house.

Monday, January 28, 2008

BAST & Judith Supine: "Booby Trap" at Leonard Street Gallery (Juxtapoz)

BAST & Judith Supine: "Booby Trap" at Leonard Street Gallery
by Chris Osburn
Monday, 28 January 2008

BAST's pieces for the show, including puzzled smurfs with ridiculously elongated genitalia and large glittery bottles of Chanel surrounded by dildos, convey a gritty interpretation of an America obsessed with the consumption of porn and the continued commoditization of fantasy.

here for complete post and photos.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bastards of Young - The Replacements

World's first and greatest non-video. Rock 'n' Roll.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tiki Bar TV Episode 33: CCCP

Click here to visit the Tiki Bar TV website.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Londonist Shortlisted for 2008 Bloggies (Please Vote!)

As y'all know, I became Londonist's Food & Drink Editor a few weeks ago. The cool thing is, I accepted the position just as Londonist got shortlisted for the 2008 Bloggies in the category of Best European Weblog category!

Click here to read the original Londonist post about the nomination.

Voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 31. The winners will be posted on Monday, March 10.

Click here to cast your vote (please).

Super Fuzzy Week in Review (Friday 25 January 2008)

This week? Visit ontoTravel for two short films from Kauai: one's a general quickie of my time on the island (set to one of my favourite songs by the Pixies). The other is footage of Hawaii's state bird, the rare and lovely nene, featuring enough shots of super-fuzzy-downy-baby-nene-chicks to fill anyone's daily cute quota (it's set to a great old song by exotic pioneer, Arthur Lyman).

More? How 'bout another week's worth of ontoLondon's Daily Photos?

Enjoy your weekend,


London Daily Photo: Curry Paradise
Photography by
Chris Osburn © 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Velouria - The Pixies

There are songs by the Pixies that I could listen over and over again for years and years. In fact, that's what I've done for the past two decades.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

More Damning Evidence Confirms Clown Menace

In case last week's Clowns Suck post wasn't enough for you, here's a little diddy about globalization's answer to John Wayne Gacy:

Christian Clown In Perv Bust
Illinois man had porn cache from trip to Philippines orphanage
The Smoking Gun
October 10, 2007

An Illinois man who worked as a "Christian clown" named Klutzo was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges for allegedly taking naked photographs of young boys at a Philippines orphanage. According to a federal criminal complaint, Amon Paul Carlock took the illicit photos during a "clowning" trip to the House of Joy orphanage earlier this year.

here for complete story and accompanying video.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Moving Pictures Week in Review (Friday January 17, 2008)

I must have been a good boy last year, because Santa left a bitchin' lil camcorder under the Christmas tree for me! I've got a long way to go before I film my masterpiece, but in the meanwhile, you can see just how much of a learning curve I have ahead of me by clicking here to visit ontoLondon and check out my short film documenting Doris Salcedo's Shibboleth at Tate Modern. Stay turned for more little movies by me in the next few weeks.

Super eager to post more video content and still reeling from last week's farting preacher clip, I found and posted another clip of flatulent sermons. Too funny. Also funny are Pint Champion's videos of furries dancing at an Atlanta bowling alley. Thanks Champ! More visual wonder came by way of ontoTravel's continuation of Kauai Photography, featuring a bunch of great shots by Emiana. Of course, ontoLondon has another week's worth of Daily Photos. There's also a link to my recent Londonist interview with local graffiti artist Sickboy.

And if all that weren't enough, there's a new Charo post too!

Enjoy your weekend,


London Daily Photo: St John St
Photography by
Chris Osburn © 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Children Agree: Clowns Suck

Hospital clown images 'too scary'
Decorating children's wards with paintings of clowns to create a nurturing atmosphere could backfire, research suggests.
BBC News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 23:44 GMT

"Very few children like clowns. They are unfamiliar and come from a different era. They don't look funny, they just look odd."

here for complete article.


Why are clowns scary?
Children are frightened by clown-themed decor in hospitals, a survey suggests. How did the smiley circus entertainers become a horror staple?
By Finlo Rohrer
BBC News Magazine
Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 13:34 GMT

Search for fear of clowns on the internet and the results include plenty of sites referring to "coulrophobia".

here for complete article.


Halloween Skull Mask Project by
Michael Murphy (London) © 2007

Furries Dancing in a Bowling Alley

Okay okay okay. I know it was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in September when Pint Champion bravely investigated the Furries versus Klingons bowling competition in Atlanta for us. But, that October to New Years Eve dash is always a mad one for me. Anyway - and without further ado - here are PC's clips from that momentous occasion. Thanks man!

Those damn furries again.

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A furry breaks it down.

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The Library of Congress Shares Over 3,000 Photos on Flickr

Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist.

This is very cool indeed. God bless America.

here to start checking out the massively wonderful catalogue of photos!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Charo Knocks Three Times

Web stats suggest that readers of this blog really like Charo. So, check out this clip of Charo's pelvic harassment of Rat Packer Joey Bishop.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sickboy/Londonist Interview

Londonist Interviews ... London Graffiti Artist Sickboy
Words and photography by Chris Osburn
January 11, 2008

You’d be forgiven for thinking that artist Sickboy had lived in London for several years. His temple icons are hard to miss on even the shortest stroll down the obscurest of Shoreditch or Tower Hamlets streets. However, he’s lived here for less than a year. And as busy as he’s been since his moving to London, he still made the time to sit down and answer a few questions about his art for us.

here for complete interview.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Jet Lagged Week in Review (Friday January 11, 2008)

Happy New Year everybody! Yes, I know we're already 11 days into 2008. It's just that today is my first blogging chance to acknowledge the start of another year. Another year which should be even more fun and flavourful than the last. Things have started off well for me, at least. I accepted an editorial position at Londonist and will now be in charge of Food & Drink for the site. Yum. The foodie editing gig began just as I returned from Kauai, which is where I've been hiding out with Emiana these past couple of weeks. She and I (mostly she) took many photos - available for all to see at ontoTravel. Just click here to enjoy viewing them (and keep in mind that there are more Kauai pics to post this week and next).

Really, my only complaint is a massive case of jet lag that's lagging just a little more than I'm accustomed to experiencing. Since returning from Kauai, I've been up all night every night and falling in and out of REM sleep in the afternoons. Honestly, It's been kinda fun and has allowed me to get caught up on my farting preacher YouTube viewing. Thank you, Jesus.

In closing, I would just like to say that I'm sorry for leaving y'all with little fresh content during the holidays. Although, I'm sure everyone managed to cope. I promise to make up for it with mucho blogging in the next several weeks. Of course, even from the midst of the jungle in the middle of the Pacific, I still was able to
continue posting my Daily Photos at ontoLondon. Why'd I do that? Because I love you.

Enjoy your weekend,


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Praise the Lord! It's Time for the Farting Preacher!

Thank you Jesus for Robert Tilton and his flatulent praise! With such quality viewing available for free and at our fingers tips, I reckon those writers on strike out in Hollywood have one hell of an uphill battle ahead of them!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Spider-Man - The Ramones

This one's for you, Jen. Remember, action is your reward. Congrats.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Londonist Food and Drink Editor

I've been contributing to super cool and content rich Londonist for a little less than a year and was pleasantly surprised when, in mid December, I was asked to become Food & Drink editor for the site. In addition to continuing my weekly "What's for Lunch? series, I've got all sorts of yummy ideas. Click here to view all my Londonist posts and make sure to visit Londonist often for more London foodie info!

Thanks to the kind and brilliant editors at Londonist for the opportunity!

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Okay. I'm back and hoping that everybody enjoyed the holidays. Happy New Year!

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