Candy Donk Cars

I love strange subcultures. (enter “spice of life”-esque quote) We’ve spent a lot of time in the South and donk cars are a hilarious/strange/fascinating subculture to stumble upon as you cruise the Kudzu covered streets. When you see a donk car really done-up it’s a fun treat. Jason recently mentioned to me the candy donk car phenomenon. I rushed to my phone and we delighted of course. It’s like this subculture was a snake that ate it’s own tail and then turned in-side-out then ate it’s tail again and turned right-side-out and is now painted up like a bag of Skittles.

via ZootPatrol.com

via ZootPatrol.com

via ZootPatrol.com

MCA

Been listing all week to one of my top 10 albums of all-time “Ill Communication”. “Get It Together” is one of the best songs ever. I miss MCA already. Here, kickstart your weekend with this…

Kick this weekend’s ass Clinkers, and kick it an extra time for MCA. I’m excited for next week. Be here or be not here.

“50 Places to Eat in 50 States”

You know what I love about this list of “50 Places in 50 States to Eat This Summer” in New York Magazine? I haven’t been to any of these places and I pride myself of finding the most authentic places to eat when we’re traveling, and we do a lot of traveling. I thought a bucket list was a dumb idea but I now have one. Any of you Clinkers been to any of these places?

Thank you NYMag! Thank you Grub Street!

Maurice Sendak


Maurice Sendak, the author of “Where the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen” passed yesterday. I don’t know about you guys, but before I got into comic books or Star Wars or even Disney, “Where the Wild Things Are” was probably one of the first examples of an author, artist, or film maker inspiring me. I’ve never thought of his work in that context but his talent as an illustrator but more importantly his ability to make fantastical characters come to life is a seminal inspiration in my desire to make things. When I was at Pratt he came to the school to speak. It was great to hear about his process in creating his books, how his life story influenced his work, but most importantly was his focus. I remember him describing his work as if the characters flowed through him. Like they had always existed, like they had one way and one way only to be represented in his stories.

Thank you Mr. Sendak thank you for creating the books of my childhood, thank you for creating the books of my son’s childhood. Here is his New York Times Obituary.