Thursday, 30 September 2010

Yeah Old People Rule


With My morbid fascination of death I have been checking Wikipedia’s ‘recent deaths’ daily. I’m not sure why, just curious I guess. Occasionally I find the odd death that amuses me, on 20th September 2010 Fud Le Clerc, died of natural causes, aged 86. Fud is best remembered as the first person to score a straight ‘nul points’ at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962. You can’t really get more depressing than that.

Whilst perusing the ‘recent deaths’ I also came across a term I had never heard before. A supercentenarian is a person who has reached the age of 110. This age is achieved by only one in a thousand centenarians. Furthermore, only 2% of supercentenarians live to be 115. On the 2nd September 2010, Slovenian born Katarina Mariniè died at the ripe old age of 110. One day later the UK’s oldest person died at the age of 111. Annie Turnball now hands her crown over to Elsie Steele also 111, and hanging on in there.

Interestingly enough I also share my birthday (21st February) with the world’s oldest verified person, 122 year old Jeanne Calment who died in 1997. Coincidently the world’s second oldest verified person, Japanese
born Shigechiyo Izumi died on my 10th birthday in 1986.

Whilst trawling my way through links in Wikipedia I also discovered that Guernsey born Margaret Ann Neve was the first recorded woman supercentenarian, and the first supercentenarian of either sex in the 20th
century. At the time of her death she was the oldest living person at the age of 110 years 321 days and also the oldest person ever at that point. Neve was also one of the few recorded people who lived in the 18th, 19th
and 20th centuries.

Amusingly when I first read the word ‘supercentenarian’ I read it as supercenturion, which is obviously something completely different.

Rosto 

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Pudland

Mudwig AKA Daniel K Sparkes has teamed up with Matt Bateman and produced the bastard son of Monty Python and A Clockwork Orange...'Pudland' An insight into the warped mind of the out of touch and eccentric media tycoon Lord Satin Greavsy. Watch the film now and then hunt them down on Facebook and follow this link for more info. Genius.
Pudland from Flat-e on Vimeo.

New York Typography


Wow two of the RWC crews favourite things in one short video. Perfect. New Type York is a glimpse at the lost history of signage and typography in NYC. James (I have a huge forehead) Patrick Gibson walks the streets of New York “uncovering the typographic artifacts of New York City”, seeking out all forms of signage that not only convey information but also provide a sense of style. A graphic designer by trade, Gibson’s New Type York has an intimate relationship with fonts, exploring how each pushes a different emotion, revealing the nature of the business whose name it bears while also celebrating what is simply pleasing the eye. Click here to visit the blog.

The Hills

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Monday, 27 September 2010

Strictly Biz

RWC homeboy Strictly Biz has a new blog on the go showcasing his sick drawings, be sure to check it out. You can also check out his webstore here too.

Tim Exile

Keith Haring

A totally rad Keith Haring film....
keith haring from Jack on Vimeo.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Illegal Drugs

Everyone loves illegal drugs, especially Red, Blue and Green.....

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Dani San Roman

RWC crew Spanish accomplice Dani San Roman has been working hard recently and has been knocking out some quality music videos. This one has fit chicks and hip hop so how could we not blog it. 
Demasiao caliente ultimo trabajo de Ryma aka 3XL from Cutfilms on Vimeo.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Carts of Darkness

The RWC crew love a good documentary on strange sub-cultures and it doesn't get much stranger than this. Carts of Darkness is a look into the extreme sport of can collecting. These homeless fellas collect cans and bottles and trade their treasures in for cash to buy booze. Alcohol fueled shopping trolley bombing badness at 50 mph. Dope!

Rime's European Tour

The RWC crew posted something on Rime just recently, but due to being such a bad boy he gets another post...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Alex and Her Arse Truck

Great little short film.....
Alex and her Arse Truck from PhilthyTV on Vimeo.

Kilian Martin

Not really the RWC's cup of tea, but some next level shit none the less...Great tune by Patrick Watson too.
 

Pinto con Lata

The RWC crew have just found this trailer for a great looking documentary from Caracas, Venezuela. 

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Harmony Acts Da Fool

Harmony Korine is up to his mischief again....
More info here

Monday, 6 September 2010

Cabadzi

The RWC crew just got back from painting at the Jersey Live festival where they managed to catch this amazing french band....
Cabadzi - On Voulait Juste

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Man vs Woman in Anal Street Wrestle


I heart the English.

Big up Limey Banton at the surf/skate webstore....YAKWAX for turning us ON to this one.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Best Cry Ever

Loop Pedal Goodness

Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away

Martin Dosh and Mike Lewis - Capture the Flag (if you dig that click here)

Andrew Bird - Live from the Basement