omg remix

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spring and greene

well today is grey skies, tomorrow is tears, you’ll have to wait til yesterday is here

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dead man’s bones concert at le poisson rouge yesterday

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one to get in, one for VIP, and i have no idea what the stamp is for

poltergeist

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bond and lafayette

effulgent chelsea

the openings tonight at david zwirmer

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and lehmann maupin

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mario testino was there too and aloha said “sorry, i totally forgot your name,” so embarrassing.

goodnight.

guerrilla marketers vandalize greenwich village. who’s going to clean it up?

district 9

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dr. dre

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inglorious basterds

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macdougal between w 8th and waverly pl. photos courtesy of kim.

taxidermied stella mccartney ad on spring street

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evolution store window / stella mccartney ad

an immense accumulation of nothing

news seems like live history but history is simply the part slow-motioned enough to be ratified and minted. the rest accumulates in continuous saturation and evanescence in words and repeated words like in basquiat’s paintings. a stream of the world’s consciousness rather than its memory. saturation and evanescence are two different ideas, somehow conflictual. but as w/ music, “news exceeds reality” (thomas bernhard) and, simultaneously, fades in the next spumous moment. non-stop.

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merry crisistmas

2008 Worst Band Names

Engaged In Mutilating

Distorted Impalement

Parasitic Extirpation

Cemetery Rapist (First album: Your Daughter’s Twat Filled With My Cock.)

Fecalized Rectal Sperm Spewage

Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition

Methadone Abortion Clinic

Funk Shui

Weapons Of Mass DeFunktion

Magically Delicious Smoking Skunk Monkey

The Kind Of Jazz Music That Kills

Three Stoned Men (Song titles: “Stoned,” “Too Stoned,” “Too Lazy To Pee,” “Fog Bank.”)

Post Mortem Bong Hit

Wicked Pussy From The Wild West

Gestapo Pussy Ranch

Menstrual Tramps

Shit Howdy

Diarrhea Till You Die

Farticus

Rot Shit

3 Piston Ass Hammer

Meth Teeth

Fag Cop

Lasers And Fast And Shit

Phallus In Chains

Menage A Twang

Oh Shit! A Geyser

more

imp, i want to be sure you have something to mull over tonight

Richard Prince:

I like to think about making it again instead of making it new.

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Normality is the next ‘special effect’

kill the bad HFnds + heavily regulate the rest

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vice magazine, back cover, november 2008

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greetings from wooster and grand

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i found a lawyer for mark cuban

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no evidence, no conviction!

another opening that didn’t challenge me to reconsider my top 5 photographers

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gursky appears for the first time in a self-portrait (big deal):

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gursky at the opening:

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aloha drinking free white wine:

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andreas gursky at matthew marks

new york post today’s front page:

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have you seen the movie It Happened Tomorrow?

the day before

I went to vote at 830 this morning before heading to work, with kim (who spent the WE doing obama canvasing uptown). We didn’t know where our polling place was (there’s 2 different ones for our building block). So we went to the closest polling bureau, the school on baxter street (it was that or a place on avenue of the americas…).

Kim was registered, but my situation was confusing (it’s the first time i’m voting in the us)…

Me: My name is Imp Kerr, can you check if i’m on the list?
lady: i dont see you on the list.
Then she stopped paying attention to me, literally, then she went like:
lady: do you want to do a paper ballot?
me: sure. that’d be great.
lady: go over there and fill one out.
OK. So i filled in little squiggles and that was it (i didn’t use the weird machine with the lever). Isn’t it weird that they didn’t even ask me for ID?

eva mendes’ diaphanous halloween costume

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haha

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http://newsbiscuit.com/article/damien-hirst-sets-new-auction-record-with-investment-banker-in-formaldehyde-371

i love the name of that school

A 15-year-old girl is accused of distributing nude photos of herself to other minors, and one state legislator is questioning whether she should be labeled a sex offender.

The Licking Valley High School student was arrested Friday after school officials discovered the materials and brought in the school’s resource officer for a police investigation.

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20081008/NEWS01/810080302

oxymoron

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this is how i woke up

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let’s get this party started

By now, everyone in the world is aware of how bad the subprime mortgage business was. But now it is time to get ready to hear the same tale, told again, about Alt-A mortgages. These are mortgages made to borrowers with better credit scores than subprime borrowers, but who could not or decided not to document their income. One estimate is that 70% of Alt-A borrowers may have exaggerated their incomes. More than half of those were people who exaggerated their incomes by 50% or more!

How much are we talking about? Around 3 million US borrowers have Alt-A mortgages totaling $1 trillion, compared with $855 billion of subprime loans outstanding. $400 billion of that was sold in 2006. Almost 16% of securitized Alt-A loans issued since January 2006 are at least 60 days late. Many of these loans (around $270 billion) were interest-only or with a low teaser rate, and the resets were at 3- and 5-year lengths. These are called Option ARMs. That means starting next year we are going to see a wave of mortgages resetting to new rates. And it is no modest increase. Rates can jump 4-8% or more from teaser rates. Some Option ARMs are resetting at 12.25%. That can double a payment.

Wachovia and Washington Mutual were big sellers of Alt-A loans, and had $122 billion and $53 billion, respectively, on their books at the end of the second quarter.

last chapter (chapter 11)

Lehman Brothers succumbed to the subprime mortgage crisis it helped create in the biggest bankruptcy filing in history. … Lehman owes its 10 largest unsecured creditors more than $157 billion… Barclays, which emerged as a leading candidate to acquire Lehman, pulled out first yesterday, saying it couldn’t obtain guarantees from the government or other Wall Street firms to protect against losses on Lehman’s assets. Bank of America withdrew about three hours later, before saying it would acquire Merrill Lynch.

continuing on the theme of lehman

washington post:

The government is looking for an agreement that would not involve public money. … Fed leaders do not want to provide financial backing for an acquisition of Lehman, as the Fed did for Bear Stearns.

no shit.