leisure 05.25.05

Hump Day

For a cold and rainy day, our warm and sunny monthly spin around the net.

Fair Enough
Sixty-second episodes based on tobacco industry internal documents or discussion. Fat Boy cigarettes, tobacco gum balls, decals with subliminal messages. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean the tobacco industry isn't out to get you.

World of Wassco
Chip Wass' fabulous, retroish illustrations (pictured). Spend some time in the arcade.

And the Bride Wore
The commentary is overkill since the pictures speak for themselves.

A one-footed pose. Nice to have a hobby.

Museum of Food Anomalies
Grapes gone horribly wrong. Disturbing carrots. The Virgin Mary in a banana chip. An M & M tragedy. This online museum doesn't sugar-coat it: sometimes, bad things happen to good food.

Strindberg and Helium
A despairing, absinthe-addled August Strindberg and his cheery helium echo. Yup.

Things That Have Been Sold in Vending Machines
Including: poached eggs, pearl necklaces, Pet Rocks, and Levi's jeans.

Fish Posters of the World
The Seabream, Snapper, and Grunt of Taiwan is one. Collect 'em all.

Lawnmower Racing
Cheese racing may always be first in our hearts, but we definitely get the lawnmower racing vibe.

You have to have the sound on for this one. The more you listen, the more you realize the possibilities are endless at Zombo.com.
5 List: Fragrances
Aedes de Venustas, 9 Christopher [6th/7th] 212.206.8674
Bath Island, 469 Amst [82nd/83d] 212.787.9415
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne, 946 Mad [74th] 212.472.0074
L'Artisan Parfumeur, 68 Thompson [Spring/Broome] 212.334.1500
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