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Hero Application

Posted in interactions, odd, Philadelphia, philly, pop culture, success with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2008 by staticity

I have come to the conclusion that I need a new hero for this year.  Frequently I have random, amazing, hero’s that I write about, create stories for, and admire.

In years past, I have had the following heros:

*The guy who dresses up like Flavor Flav. on South Street and rides his bicycle with a viking helmet

*A man who danced at the Dawning just like Seth Green from Party Monster

*The woman who used to pretend she was pregnant by wearing a pillow under her shirt

*Someone who dressed up as Ronald Mcdonald and sat on a park bench drinking beer on week nights.

If you would like to be my hero, there are a few requirements:

You must be interesting.

You must have some sort of odd talent worth writing about

You must have a sense of humor

You must not mind being stalked or having random photos snapped during odd hours.

If interested, please send me a photograph and a paragraph on why you should qualify to:

PLEASE serious inquries ONLY


art studio

Posted in art, odd, Philadelphia, philly on January 12, 2008 by staticity

I visited an art studio by a girl named Deadra. She uses bubble wrap and plastic with spray paint to create original pieces of art.  Here is one example:


The Telephone (possibly yours)

Posted in facts, grunge, interactions, life, odd, Philadelphia, philly on December 18, 2007 by staticity

“Where you at?” I couldn’t help but feel like one of those people from a cell phone commercial as I used my *not* pre paid phone. I can hear the people on my block from outside my window making drug calls. Meeting ‘around the corner’ and what not.
What makes people invincible when they are on the phone? I’ve noticed people aren’t very concerned with what or how loud they are speaking when they are using their cell phones. Something about the importance of flipping open a colored telephone with numbers attached to a mechanical button for your automatic pleasure seems a little too self important.

Worst things you can do on a phone:
-keep talking when you are at a register or in a meeting
-arrange to ‘buy forty for five’ in anywhere public
-continuously say the word ‘yeah’
-leave that awful rap song ringer singing way past the 3 minute call.

Phone Facts:
*A cell phone operates at a maximum power level of 0.6 watts. A household microwave oven uses between 600 and 1,100 watts.
*People in the UK apparently change their phones every ten months.
*In Europe 100 million phones get thrown away every year.
*Recycled phones have valuable metal (such as gold) that is taken out.
*Around 300 million cell phones are used in the U.S.
*The first car phone was marketed in 1982.
*An average cell phone user owns 3 non working cell phones.
*Only 2 percent of Americans recycle their old cell phones.
*Cadium chemical in one cell phone battery can contaminate 600,000 gallons of water.