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Dickin’ Around

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Looking for a fun way to spend your recuperation time after an excessive bout of autoeroticism? Well, when you’re chafed, bruised and by yourself, get back to your prepubescent roots with “The Bijou Cock Coloring Book” (www.bijouworld.com, must be 21 or older). Depicted hanging around, nested in their portals of choice and mingling with mass [&hellip
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Act Out!

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When it comes to acting, The Galinsky Brothers—Robert and Philip—believe that the barriers between talent and industry are manufactured, that actors don’t have to be self-promoting egomaniacs and agents and directors can be approachable if everyone chooses to support the craft. And with their monthly actor showcase, The Manhattan Monologue Slam, they are working to [&hellip
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Good On Paper

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Interested in a thaumatrope? A panorama? How about a phenakistascope? In this age of handheld video games, cell phone solitaire and interactive mechanical pets, it’s certainly amusing to see what passed for toys back in the 19th century. Optical Toys specializes in the reproduction and publishing of these unique, graphically appealing pre- and proto-cinematic antiques. [&hellip
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Watch This

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

The new collection of watches from Paul Frank aren’t exactly what you’d expect from the candy-colored arbiter of cartoony cuteness. True, they are brightly lit and boldly shaped, and the influence of bathroom scales, odometers and appliance ads gives it the youthful buoyancy for which he’s known, but this time around, he’s included ’50s retro [&hellip
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Ugly Cute

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A keen appreciation for insanely appealing character work and a mastery of the French language are recommended when you visit Toyz Machin (www.toyzmachin.com), the Internet home of the morbidly cute imagery of Parisian artist and Creative Syndicate member, Julien Canavezes. Alongside his illustration and flash animation work, he also sells a collection of rag doll-esque [&hellip
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Moovin on Out

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Stepping into Spring has never been easier or more comfortable than with the padded insole of the 3-inch heeled Bonita or the added stability of the canvas burlap Bloom micro-platform pump. Just two of the great selections being offered this season at Moo Shoes, the vegan-owned accessories company that specializes in cruelty-free footwear located in [&hellip
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Cut it Out

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It’s time for something absolutely free: Readymech Papercraft Monsters, brightly colored flatpacked characters that you can build yourself for nada. There are 22 designs to choose from with adorable names like Dodecaheathen, Tentaclopse and Furrybird, and all you need is some 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, a color printer and 15 minutes to burn. [&hellip
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Nap Time

Written by C. Edwards on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Though most adults find the idea of an afternoon nap laughable, you’d be surprised at how many of us are regularly slipping away for an post-lunch siesta. The reflexology sanctuary Yelo is doing its best to bring the bleary-eyed snoozers out from under their desks and bathroom stalls and give them the battery recharge they [&hellip
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