December 30, 2013

ART: Hiroyuki Takahashi (タカハシヒロユキ)

HiroyukiTakahashi (タカハシヒロユキ)
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Hiroyuki Takahashi (タカハシヒロユキ)is a Japanese designer/ artist. She creates primarily w/ Illustrator.
“Her designs remind me of a playful, cheerier Shintaro Kago. They're bursting at the seams w/ colorful details referencing pop culture like the irrepressible dreams in Satoshi Kon's 'Paprika'."
- YM

May 26, 2013

Eerie Vacant Night Streets

“Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting"
- Haruki Murakami

Clearly, I’m not the only one who believes there is something magical about Japanese streets. These photographs have perfectly captured the eerie magical anticipation which emanates from the wires, architecture, graffiti, trees, crows & manhole covers.

If you’ve ever read Haruki Murakami, it’s not difficult to imagine turning a corner & being whisked into another dimension where a strange man bearing a disturbing resemblance to Colonel Sanders urgently pleas for your help with a goat man, living in a run-down love hotel, on floor where there is no floor, in a room where there is no room. It turns out, his pet cat fell down a large, well-like vortex in the corner of this no-room, in no-space...

(Sorry about not giving credit 4 tha photos - follow the pin trail to find out who took these.) Yellowmenace

May 24, 2013

Top 8 Tees - May

Course I like the badass demonic samurai, but the colors R fun & pop. DBH has tons of good stuff

U've got 2 C this Shiroi Neko shirt up close to appreciate all the processing & foil work. Plus, I'm a sucker 4 anything with crows on it.

I'm a big PaleHorse fan & will feature more of his work in the coming months.

Obvious, but fun & well executed. :)

There R 2 Pokemon shirts on the list. I'm not a fan, haven't seen an ep., but I like the traditional woodblock print, ukiyo-e ref.

Emperor Eternity wear is very similar 2 Shiroi Neko in the detailing & full area printing. They're both big in Thailand & available on

The other Pokemon, sometimes visual mash-ups seem like they were meant 2 B like lost Lego pieces. This suits the iconic Banksy perfectly down 2 the pose & overspray accents

Nothing incredible design-wise w/ this tee, but they got the Silence of the Lambs font down & I find myself recalling this line @ random times during the day. Yellowmenace

MJ v Kobe: The Debate Settled

The 2013 NBA Finals are quickly approaching & sports writers are digging out the old Jordan v. Kobe argument again, even though neither of them have anything to do with this year’s playoffs.

This year the excuse is Phil Jackson’s new book ”Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success” where he weighs in on the debate.

So seeing as I know (almost) as much about basketball as Phil, the great YM will breakdown the MJ v Beko comparison & in so doing, settle the matter once & for all.

April 18, 2013

Meditations on Songkran

I have a love / hate relationship w/ Songkran. Yes, it’s gr8 to go out spray water, get sprayed, smear flour paste all over strangers & have it wiped all over you, too.

The problem is that it is everywhere & all the time, so if ur going to the corner store to pick up some milk @ 9am U can B fairly certain U’ll return home wet, which means putting ur wallet in plastic, leaving ur phone behind & wearing something old that U don’t mind getting dirty. CC - Yellowmenace See more pics of Songkran!

April 13, 2013

Creepy Haslem Heat Streak Quote

This is late, but I had to post it. This quote was taken in the midst of the Heat's historic 27 game win streak.
“Just touch the people. People want to be touched. Sometimes it’s going to be uncomfortable. Sometimes they might get carried away. But touch the people, the fans."
- Udonis Haslem
via Steve Aschburner for
Haslem was trying to explain Shane Battier's inspirational speech which most of the players credit for the streak. Somehow things went horribly wrong & the quote comes off sounding super creepy.

Ding Dong Tha Black Weasel's Gone?

Hopefully, tha Black Weasel aka Beko Bryant is out for the season & his ambivalent team won't make the playoffs.

It's all up to Utah to not screw it all up by losing their last few games.

I loved the poetic justice of the Clippers clinching the Pacific Div title against the Lakers & getting the season sweep @ the same time.

It's an exciting time in the NBA.

March 17, 2013

Sexbot Prototype = Asobi Seksu-669

Stay calm fellow Yellows, our brothers in Japan R working furiously to make sexbots a reality.

No longer will U have to deal with awkwardness & embarrassment of making conversation or being interested in anything women say. Not to mention all that mess & hair & body heat & the annoying thump thump of another human heart beating...
Behold the prototype Asobi Seksu-669

March 16, 2013

PSY Anti-American Lyrics

- PSY Rap:
“Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives 
Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture 
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers 
Kill them all slowly and painfully” 

The Asian Male Stereotype

PSY's Popularity Based on Expected Asian Stereotype?

"PSY fits right into the mainstream-friendly role of Asian male jester, offering goofy laughs for all and, thanks to PSY’s decidedly non-pop star looks, in a very non-threatening package."
- Racialicous (reprinted from init_music): “PSY and the Acceptable Asian Man.”

Milky Water Nymph :)

Asian Beauties Depot, (via 亜 洲 美 女 大 全: 乐诗辰 a.k.a.Vicky from China)

March 15, 2013

Yellowmenace Store @ CafePress Now Open

Here's some YM Logo merch from my CafePress Store
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I'm quite impressed with CafePress. They have made some outstanding improvements with regards to the products they offer, the UI & options for store owners, including an affiliate program.

PRODUCTS - They've licensed some major brands, so you can find all kinds of official merch.