Forget the teddy bears holding stuffed pink hearts. Forget the chalky candies with their oh-so-witty declarations of love. And most importantly, forget that ex-girlfriend--she was lame.
Instead of obsesssing over those trite reminders of Valentine's, watch this trailer for Joey Garfield's street art documentary "A Love Letter for You" and think of how much you love the murals of Philly's notorious graffiti artist, Stephen "ESPO" Powers. Inspired by the Philly graffiti legend Cornbread, who blasted walls in the 60s with messages of love to his girlfriend, ESPO painted a series of hope-filled, community-funded murals on 50 rooftops for "A Love Letter for You," while Garfield wove in the fictional narrative of FIRE, a young graffiti king on a quest to win back the love of his ex-girlfriend. Don't go getting ideas from FIRE. Remember, your girl was lame and today's just another day like every other.
BABE One-on-one with Marisa Miller at Super Bowl XLV [BroBible]
Hat tip to AZ for making it through this interview without collapsing.
LEAKED Chiddy Bang "Rebel" [Pretty Much Amazing]
The background singers may or may not be Alvin and the Chipmunks.
HITS MAKER Bob Dylan wrote every single popular song of the past 35 years [Daily What]
Seriously. Every single one.
BALLS UConn quarterback trick shots video [CollegeHumor]
Here's one way to recruit.
WTF Woman casually snacks on her own poop [BuzzFeed]
Why!? Why?! Why?! Why?! You cannot erase this from your memory.
LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU 50 things that look like faces [GeekoSystem]
Actually it's 49 plus a leaf that looks like the Scream mask.
MODERNIZED 20 famous works of art given a modern update [Uproxx]
What if Mona Lisa were a guido?
REALITY The sad truth of what's in your Gmail inbox [someecards]
Don't worry, you've got company.
There's an art show starting in Venice, California, this weekend that's sure to give a giant nostalgia boner to anyone who was alive during the 1980s. It's called "The Road to Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes" and it is, quite appropriately, being held at a place called Gallery 1988. There are 50 pieces in this show honoring the man whose brain invented such remarkable Americans as Ferris Bueller, Duckie Dale and John Bender, and each of them is AMAZING. The kind folks from Gallery 1988 have sent me a handful of the pieces that will be in the show to share with the world. My favorite--Max Dalton's wicked board game depicting the various misadventures of one Ferris Bueller--is above and below. There are 10 more in the gallery here. Have fun watching "The Breakfast Club" tonight. You know you're going to.
11 AMAZING ARTISTIC DEPICTIONS OF JOHN HUGHES MOVIES
This piece by Mr. Brainwash just popped up in L.A. and seems to be making the case that Banksy's documentary, "Exit Through the Gift Shop," deserves an Oscar. We agree.
Artist Ron English built this human-size version of Kenny McCormick, of getting killed fame, so that he could burn it to the ground. And also to celebrate the 15th anniversary of South Park. Photos of his destruction continue below.
By Pseudo, Turin, Italy
Sex sells. Your early 2011 reminder of that are these photos of "Gossip Girl"'s Jessica Szohr posing in a "skinsuit" in a San Jose concrete jungle and an actual jungle in Costa Rica. We didn't catch the first SoBe skinsuit offering, which seems to be a page off Sports Illustrated's painted-on bikinis, so it's good to be onboard this time. There's some nice graffiti art by Gualichoin, too, in the concrete version--a big shout-out to the trees in the real jungle.
The takeaway here is, if you're going to wear a lizard skinsuit in any kind of jungle, you probably should hydrate with SoBe. Why don't you look at the rest of the gallery, then decide.
By escif, Valencia, Spain
LADIES Rainbow is into green tea, cuddling and the taste of envelope glue [Suicide Girls]
Better make her some glue-flavored green tea.
LEAKS New Eminem song "Difficult" and audio from Comerica Park concert [SPIN]
"Difficult" is a sobering cut about Em's old friend Proof.
BOARDS "Now You Know"--a snowboard movie [Skateboarding Mag]
You'll know once you watch the teaser.
BANGERS Kanye's "Monster" gets "Sesame Street" treatment [HuffPo]
You better believe Cookie Monster and Elmo get in on this.
KICKS Lil Wayne's teddy bear sneakers can be yours for only $328 [BuzzFeed]
They're also the newest, most expensive candidate for this distinguished collection.
DESTRUCTION Women laughing alone with salad [The Hairpin]
Wish salad made us this happy.
NYE Sea of Dreams: New Year's Eve at its freaky best [Smoking Jacket]
Another weird treat from San Francisco.
ART A gallery of the best Etch a Sketchist in the world [Unreality]
Wonder what he could do with a Mr. Potato Head.
Photo: Suicide Girls