Google, the company most likely to buy the moon and rename it after the company, has launched a new product. Or rather they have implicated an update to the search application called Google Now. The products feeds you live updates for travel, flight, sports information and the like. The product is available on iOS and Android and compatible with iPhone and iPad. Google has been producing products with a goal to make them available to as many people as possible. The recent compatibility with iOS for applications produced further verifies this sentiment.
So by now everyone knows Instagram tried to fuck all their users and sell their images. They did it in a very shady way, and had a whistle blower not ACTUALLY read the entire new terms and conditions, we never would have known. People went crazy (I deleted my account immediately), and Instagram quickly reversed course. That’s the kind of shit that happens when Facebook buys your company though. Facebook is notorious for not giving a fuck about your privacy and being willing to sell your shit. I have a friend who saw a t shirt with her picture on it in NY. It wasn’t clear if Facebook had given the manufacturer the picture, or if someone had just stolen it. Either way the damage had been done, and there was no recourse. Its a good time to remind everyone that the internet is FOREVER. One of my favorite blogs shut down years ago, and I still have every article in my Google reader. Once its up, its up for good. Proceed with caution.
There’s a good chance I’ll get over it and rejoining, but now I’m experimenting other places. Namely Path, which so far I’m getting into. Its like Instagram…except no one I know is on it.
In other news, What’s App is available for free for a limited time on iOS. iMessage has basically been a bust in terms of a text messaging replacement (if you’ve tried to use it over seas you know what I’m talking about), and many of us who were addicted to BBM and having been longing for a replacement have been using it for some time. Those of you who haven’t, have been too cheap to drop 99 cents on it. Now, you’re out of excuses, so everyone go download it. If you have an Android phone, its always been free, but costs 99 cents a year. So you’re still screwed.
Final bit of advice for the day, get your expensive, hard to find, tech shit delivered to your office like a normal person. Leaving that shit in front of your door is risky. FedEx delivered this dudes iPad mini. Which was his daughter’s Christmas present. Then UPS came, and their delivery guy stole it. UPS of course said that was impossible, and basically told the guy to go fuck himself, until he produced a video of the guy actually stealing it. The videos are all off YouTube, which makes me think UPS gave him some big money. You can catch the news cast below though.
Art Basel is back for an 11th appearance in Miami Beach Florida from December 6th-9th. For those that are not familiar with Art Basel… Well those that aren’t familiar should be hogged tied, gagged and slapped repeatedly; Look it up. Sure, Art Basel is always known for the top notch galleries and artists that showcase high end, heavy price tag pieces throughout the weekend; but it’s also about hip, it’s about contemporary. While some of the best art in the world can be found, Art Basel is just as much about the events, parties and store openings as it is about the art. European royalty, Manhattan’s elite and San fran hipsters travel to Miami during Art Basel; some for the Art, and some just to have a drink, mingle with the cool kids and engage in meaningless sexual encounters. Well here’s where those cool kids should be during Basel.
Pool Side at The Delano Miami Beach
Le Baron: There is nothing better than exclusivity when dealing with a party. This classic Parisian nightclub has kicked it up a notch; not only exclusivity, but the location is completely unannounced. It will open on Tuesday at an undisclosed location. from Wednesday to Saturday they will open at different locations all unannounced. Follow @lebaronfamily on twitter to find location details.
Cartier: Cartier hosts the most exclusive dinner party of the week each year at Art Basel. Chances of you attending this are slim, like slimmer than catching a 95% off sale at Mr. Hare’s. The location for this dinner party is usually more stunning than the art.
Prada: This week Prada is opening there doors to a new Miami Beach boutique. There should plenty of champagne and famous faces in the midst of the 2013 collection garments.
Playboy Party: This year A$AP Rocky will perform at the Playboy party at the Delano. The Party is on Wednesday and knowing Hue, I’m sure there will be far prettier things to look at than A$AP.
Scope Fair: For those of you that prefer your art a bit more on the side of accessible, the Scope fair will showcase some of the worlds younger, up and coming artists; some great pieces with smaller price tags.
Scope Art Fair Art Basel
Matthew Rolston: Celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston will debut his new book, Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits on Friday. The cocktail event will be held in the Fontainebleau and hosted by Hendricks Gin.
Matthew Rolston, Talking Heads
Here’s one more image from Rolston’s Talking Heads. This book looks to be amazing!
Here at Prepster Punk we’re snobs. Out right, open and in your face snobs–especially Q. I can’t lie; I love sitting around reading my posts as much as the next guy, but it might be time for some change. It might be time to spice up our posts with different voices and points of views. Recently, we had the opportunity of connecting with a few individuals who, in our minds, are pioneers in their respective fields. Through the next few months look forward to a guest post from a different individual. For the sake of being different, these posts will not be scheduled; Guess you’ll just have to continuously tune in.
Let’s get to it with my favorite Barbados born artists next to Rihanna (Sorry Mark). In my opinion, one of the premiere young photographers in the game, Mark King has been snapping shots and taking names since he was a ‘youngin’, and now it’s time he gets Prepster Punked.
Watching a Vernissage TV video is like visiting an art opening without the free booze and awkward stares. I know, I know…that’s the best part of the art experience for me too; but don’t fret, you still get to people-watch and listen in on those pretentious conversations you love so much.
All hating aside, I don’t know what I would do without Vernissage TV. They travel the world dropping in on galleries, museums, art fairs, and biennials. All in the name of keeping us up on what’s hot in the art world.
I can’t speak for ya’ll, but I grew up watching ‘The Box’; I’m talking call and request 10 dollar 2 Live Crew and Sir Mix a Lot videos ‘The Box’. Chances are most of you probably don’t remember switching between Russell Simmons ‘Def Comedy Jam and ‘The Box’ hoping to catch a glimpse of some titties on the glass. Look, as entertaining as this seemed, it was damn sure ignorant as hell. Still, give me a break. How sophisticated could I be expected to be at 7? MTV, who later purchased ‘The Box’, changed my Music video viewing experience forever. Yes, for all you 90′s babies, MTV was not always ‘The Real World’ and ‘The OC’. It used to be about music; pure unadulterated music. A case of De’javu bought me to the computer this morning. While sitting on my couch watching 106th and Park, I realized two things; 1 that music videos have now turned to absolute SHIT, and 2 I remembered how I felt, sitting on my parents couch watching Busta Rhymes, ‘Hands Where My Eyes Can See’ for the first time. This prompted me to search for my top 10 music videos of all time. If you don’t agree with the selections… well go buy a domain, get a web designer and start your own site, then you can come up with your top 10. Until then shut the hell up and watch these videos…
10) TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: ‘DON’T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE’
This Creepy, yet genius video is based on the Trippy fairy tale, Alice in Wonderland.
9) D’ANGELO: ‘HOW DOES IT FEEL’
Shit, I’m gonna be honest, I used to watch this like… hmmmm, should I switch the channel. But really, I’m comfortable enough to say that yes I did watch this many a day. Fuck a exercise video this had me in the gym every day.
8) LENNY KRAVITZ: ‘ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY’
7) LINKIN PARK: ‘BREAKING THE HABIT’
6) KANYE WEST : ‘POWER’
5) GUN’S N ROSES: ‘NOVEMBER RAIN’
4) THE PRODIGY: ‘SMACK MY BITCH UP’
This was one of the first videos to be banned from MTV. Check it out, and you’ll have an idea why
3) BUSTA RHYMES: ‘PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE MY EYES CAN SEE’
Hype Williams made his permanent mark with this abstract video.
2) NIN (NINE INCH NAILS): ‘CLOSER’
1) MICHAEL JACKSON: ‘THRILLER’
I’m fairly sure that any and everyone could have guessed this at the top of the count down. No surprise element here.
When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, I’m sure everyone was optimistic, but let’s be honest, you never know how things are going to go the first time. Always being prepared, there was a back up speech in case the the astronauts were stranded there. Makes you wonder how close it was.
I JUST fucking got FIOS like 6 months ago. They put in my neighborhood like two years ago, and were just dicks about lighting it up. I wanted it forever, and frankly its not that good. I was seriously considering coming back to Cox (pause). I’m an alpha consumer, and I like to have the best thing out there. Unfortunately, Google has fucked that all up for me.
Google is launching their Fiber service, as a direct cable/internet competitor. Its fucking amazing. Download speeds measured at 1 GB (FIOS’s normal package is 50 MB, that’s 950 MBs less), plus a 1 TB of Google Drive data storage, plus the ability to store 500 hours of HD programming.
You can get it now, if you live in Kansas City. Like all good things, its going to take FOREVER to spread around. Frankly we’ll be lucky if we get it at all. This is a real game changer though. I want it. Now.
Now, at Prepster Punk, we are some liberal mofos, but I do not subscribe to one party or another exclusively. I like President Barak Obama because he is noticeably and exceptionally intelligent, grasping not only the constitutionality and morality of things, but also the practicality and feasibility of things. I liked Colin Powell for the same reasons. This, everyone, is why so many bleeding heart liberals are disappointed. They thought President meant Most Perfect King of the United States. I did not. I understand how that mistake can be made though. Kinda. Well, not really, but I’m a Dem supporter, so I guess I have to cut them some slack. Hey, George W. Bush thought Emergency Security Brief was the new Hanes x DOD collaboration G.I. Joe drawls for grown-ups that he had so eagerly anticipated, but much to his chagrin, he later realized that it was a set of documents that meant read now, or read later, if you really want to, or have some else read it to you before bed because all of the big words are difficult to understand. So, nobody’s perfect.
Now, Bernie Sanders. is exceptionally bright, and seasoned, as noticed by the way he handles his floor time. Love him. Hate him. Whatever. But how can you honestly disagree with this at its base? See, C-Span is good for something. And while I disagree with some of the points, like the statement that the CEO of a firm, whose primary responsible is to shareholders and firm, should also be expected to act simultaneously be a public servant, I do believe that, as is historically the case, it is the government’s job to influence pro nation behavior. An while I also wouldn’t go as far as to call it some wealthy vs. everyone else conspiracy, logically speaking, I can’t completely discredit him with the state of politics as of the past couple of years. More big money has entered the political process than ever, and more stupid people are being convinced to vote against their own interests than ever.
OK. Skip the fact that he opens his time on the floor like Prodigy in ’95 and bask in the happening. Yes, people still have real shit to say in the Senate.
Eliminate in part or whole, or privatize Social Security (yea, that would have worked brilliantly in 2008 and 2009, wouldn’t it?), eliminate the estate tax, offer higher end tax breaks, offer no means by which to pay for them besides the reduction in health care, social programs and unemployment benefits, but pretend that its all about the deficit and debt and you have the minority far right position. It is ruining the Republican Party, and as Bush would say, trying to dummify you. Don’t be dummified.