1 Girl 1 Cup

Got cream for my tea?

Mama Monster strikes again, one of her tecups got sold for $ 14.600 for Japan, the whole story here. No, wait, there’s still some vital information missing, the better half is here. Now tell me: How much is it to ship a rubber bracelet including the envelope? Even without postage flatrate and quantity discount not more than $ 1.50 or $ 2 in the USA, I guess. You now it from eBay, small item, big shipping, bad romance. And even she did actally ship it deluxe, the postal services made profit from that and she had priceless promotion for the money of other people. Different day, same shit, the item she did donate now has an real value of… let’s say, $ 40. And what are the odds, her Asia tour starts next week. The benefit is bullshit, too. Why support guest students from Japan if there is still so much suffering in Japan? Many refugees still life in camps, many more have lost everything. Remember: A house in „the zone“ is not even worth a single Yen anymore. For the owner, mortgages are still valid, no insurance pays for that. The residents on Minamisoma are allowed to come back now, but in a ghost town. Short: This kind of charity sucks, rather make yourself a Namazu-e-shirt and donate $ 5 to Bansho Miura’s HEART CARE RESCUE. Well, I had to trick Google to translate the contact info, but maybe it’s just facebook acting strange with Fukushima info: Weiterlesen

Can you feel it?

Namazu related art isn’t that rare, but magic moments are. The 3rd February was one for Namazu art, if even not the magic moment of magic moments. Now ladies and gentleman, Namazu-e-shirt proudly presents:

THE WREATH OF NAMAZU NECKLACE

Well, it’s still a prototype, but the idea literally rocks! It actually gives you an idea how Namazu feels, here is an article of his supernatural powers by my catfish comrade ferrebeekeeper. Like I’ve said in my comment, the Namazu necklace is like a mood ring, just for the whole world. I really can’t wait to see the final design(s). For the catfishwalk at the release party there’s only one dignified track, of course:

Of course this floorfilla is more about human nature, but the video is  apocalyptic, note the tsunami after the prolouge, moonwalk is futile.

Change your mind

Namazu is really pissed today, some people don’t listen to his warnings. They ignore the fact that the disaster of Fukushima goes on and on and can happen everywhere and anytime, there’s no need for an earthquake and a tsunami. Now four European countries went totally crazy and demand subsidies for nuclar power, read about their sick applied logic here. In case you don’t kow, there always have been more or less hidden subsidies. Atomic electricity isn’t cheap, we pay twice. And the people of Japan pay a third time, with their money and their lifes. Are politicans unable to change their mind with brains? Artists can, 1975 the German band KRAFTWERK (= „Power Plant“) released their album „Radio-Activity“, a seemingly praise of technology, the lyrics of the title song became a mantra for nuclear nerds. The re-recording from 1991 got things straight, watch a live performance in Japan from 2002:

Well, not all Germans are that reasonable. Our gouverment in Berlin just did cut subsidies for solar energy, Bavaria blocks wind power plants wherever it can. Now get the main point: „They spoil our picturesque landscape!“. The Bavarian Namazu is most pissed, too…

Out of business

Is there a curse on the Namazu-e-shirt? I didn’t expect the Catfish to become an internet phenomena like the Nyan Cat (the more stupid a meme is, the more successful it will be, that’s the way of the cyberspace which is ruled by random idiots), but it didn’t just worked out rather dissapointing, things went wrong as wrong can. Today I’ve wanted to show a friend how it started, with the very first post which was about the print shop Analogwerk. I knew that Tobi was desperately looking for a new shop he could afford. Weiterlesen