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Thursday, April 30, 2020

What We Found On The Net Today: Movie Theaters Are Closed For A While, Lakers Come On, LACMA Fan Fic Art & More

-California Movie Theaters Won’t Reopen For Months, Even as Other States Ease Restrictions

-Lakers return $4.6 million it received from federal loan program designed to help small businesses, ESPN reports 
*careful autoplay

Kaya Design
-Here's a Look at Six Alternate Design Concepts for the LACMA Revamp

We don't even know what to call this type of protest, but a group called Citizens’ Brigade to Save LACMA has come up with 6 alternate designs to the current plans for what LACMA is going to look like when it gets rebuilt. And the current plan for LACMA looks pretty bad. The problem here is that the group has no say on LACMA choosing any of the designs, it's like drawing fan fiction for an art museum. Alternative reality LACMA, if you will. It just shows how many people are against the revamp of the museum looking like a minimalist bicycle route.

-The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution 

Just saw someone mention this on social media and intrigued us. How did someone decide to cut open someone to fix them? 

 This brand, called Outlaw, is trying to be manly and we gotta say soap that smells like a campfire, whiskey and gunpowder is a many choice. Check out what else they got. Maybe you can smell like cannon balls and lava too.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

What We Found On The Net Today: Shirts, Satan & X-Men Movies Suck

The following are all from Super 7, starting at $30

Continue Faces

Shocked Blanka Shocks

Bonus Stage

Geometric Dinobots


8-Bit Cobra Commander

Skull Leader Minimal

Here's some nice unholy items from The Satanic Temple

The Satanic Temple Illuminated shirt designed by Luciana Nedelea
$ 25.00

Illuminated Tote Bag design by Luciana Nedelea
$ 15.00

The Satanic Temple Salem Winged Baphomet tote
$ 20.00
Satanic Citizens t-shirt Binary 666
$ 25.00

Time to sh*t on the X-Men Movies

Olivia Munn Says Bryan Singer Unexpectedly Left ‘Apocalypse’ Set For 10 Days & Wanted Filming To Carry On

‘Dark Phoenix’ Was The Film Industry’s Biggest Bomb Last Year Beating ‘Cats’ & ‘Terminator’

Weekly What You Can't Do: Listen, We Got More Streams and Art Online

How you handling the stay-at-home-a-thon? We hope things lighten up after May 15th, but for now we gotta still stay in doors. So, we'll give you the local LA streams and art online. Also, check the site daily for lists of things to check out or what we grab from the net. We have recommendations to make your time inside go by with some ease.

Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, 7:30 pm (PST), and Subsequently Available On Demand

🎥 Premiere broadcast at 7:30 P.M.
🔴 Real-time Q+A following broadcast
📺 Encore broadcast at 7:30 P.M.
🔴 Real-time Q+A following broadcast
All broadcasts can be live-streamed at and streamed on-demand at

‘Beside Itself’
Live Date: Thursday 30 April

Hauser & Wirth announces the gallery’s first entirely VR-based exhibition under the newly launched research and innovation arm ArtLab. Opening on 30 April, the group exhibition, entitled ‘Beside Itself’, will take place in the gallery of the future Hauser & Wirth Menorca, allowing visitors a first look at the art centre ahead of its opening in 2021. Visitors will be able to experience the exhibition created in HWVR, a first in virtual reality exhibition modeling, through the gallery’s website. 

ONLINE: Constitution Happy Hour
THURSDAY APR 30, 2020 5:00 PM PDT
Where do our representatives get the power to implement stay-at-home orders during a pandemic? At what point does government action unconstitutionally trample on individual rights? Fix a drink and join Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson for a live, interactive Zoom discussion.

LAAPFF Virtual Showcase
Starts May 1st

LAAPFF Virtual Showcase aims to highlight artists whose stories are critical at this moment. From celebrating our histories and cultures, to mobilizing our communities to be socially and politically active, we are looking forward to presenting FREE films and panels to keep us connected.

A random weird movie to watch on the weekend for free 

Celebrity Jackbox: Games & Giving Night 1!
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 6 PM PT

On Friday May 1st, we welcome celebrity guests: Finn Wolfhard, Ben Schwartz, Jillian Bell, Thomas Middleditch, and Josh Hutcherson. We honor the amazing work being done by Direct Relief to get protective gear and critical care medications to as many healthcare workers as possible, as quickly as possible!

May 1st 
Rent on VOD

 In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

Secret Movie Club Netflix Party 
Sat, May 2, 2020
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
$1 – $5

Part of our CINEMA IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS series. Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 8p, Netflix Streaming Service: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND (2018, Netflix, dir by Orson Welles, streaming, 102 mns)
HOW TO: While we all work to be socially responsible during the age of coronavirus, Secret Movie Club is experimenting with news ways we can all come together as a community and watch great movies. This Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 8p Pacific Daylight Time, we'll be hosting a Netflix Party screening of Orson Welles' final feature film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND which was shot in the mid-70's but not completed until 2018 when all legal wrangling, editing, etc had finally been worked out. 

Cuando Baje La Marea
KAYLA MAHAFFEY Deconstructed
May 2

Thinkspace is pleased to present “Cuando Baje La Marea (When the Tide Comes Down)” from Mexico City artist Hilda Palafox, also known as Poni. The artist’s absorbing works often contain the female form. The artist shares, “Girls, love, rain, and music are my biggest inspirations.” And whether it’s on canvas, paper, linen, ceramic, or adorning a wall, her work brings together those elements in fresh and uplifting ways. 

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is “Deconstructed” from Kayla Mahaffey. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Mahaffey (also known as KaylaMay) is quickly becoming one of the city’s most sought-after artists with her unique blend of flat, cartoon elements with brilliant photo-realism.

Rick and Morty returns this Sunday, May 3 at 11:30pm ET/PT on TV and then streaming at

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

International Banana Museum Needs Better Postcards

When looking through AAA's Westways we spotted this lovely piece of postcard art from Steve Thomas, a pretty dope International Banana Museum postcard. And we've been there, we've been to the museum. And their postcards don't look as a good. So, we're suggesting the proprietors of the museum get Steve's art as their new postcard.

Or if anyone thinks they can do some better, send us some drawings/art at thingstodoinla1 (@) and we'll post them on the site and send it to the the operators of the museum or better yet, show it to them in person when this stay-in is over.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Why Don't You Just Die! & She's Allergic to Cats Reviews: Lots Of Blood and Lots of Cats

 by Jonathan Bilski

OHHHH! NOOOOOO! It's been a while since I screamed that at my TV. The movie with cats in it didn't entice me to scream, "AHHHHHHHH!" No, it was the good ol' fashion super bloody, Why Don't You Just Die! from Russia, subtitled only. From director Kirill Sokolov comes a tale as old as time. Girlfriend asks boyfriend to kill her daddy. Things go wrong. Very, very wrong. And you buckle up your seat to see the ensuing violence occur. And it occurs on a wonderful level of you screaming, "Uh-oh," and "No, not his leg!" As a violent as it is, it is still a comedy, because y'know, it's Russia, there's not a lot of subtlety or dry humor from there.

We have a fight between the two stars, Vitaliy Khaev playing Andrei, bald, thicc man, who looks like he was built by the Mafia to be its Frankenstein thug, playing a terrible Dad. Then you have boyfriend, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, playing Matvey, who can really take a beating better than he looks. And you have them in the wrestling ring of a tacky Russian apartment, where anything goes.

It's not only a Jerry Springer worthy fight with furniture and power tools.We have a little backtracking vignette on how everyone gets connected, so there's some slow down. Never that much, before were back to something bad happening. And some lovely high tension at the start as to when the fighting will begin.

A movie for you to enjoy as blood stains the walls. You're with Matvey when he gets hurt and you feel it. Just like in our recent review of Swallow. When you see the woman in it swallow inanimate objects like a pin or marble you feel it going down your throat too. When a film can connect you on that level, it has you in a choke hold, much like how Andrei has Matvey later in the film.

There's definitely some themes in here with the director having a hard-on for green and red, be it in wallpaper, school uniforms or just the lighting and of course, with all the blood.

Then you have music set to violence that's so much a homage to Quentin Tarantino, that I would want to check scene by scene comparisons. I doubt there's anything directly comes very close though.

And on music selection, what a wonderful song ,"F&*k You" from The Hatters 2017 album Forever Young Forever Drunk.

I don't want to give you much on the plot as that's part of the fun with more than few criminal antics.

Who couldn't love the violence? Why Don't You Just Die! was a joy to see, scream at and follow every bit of grim going-on. It's a wild movie ride with just the right amount of gore and heart. An no, no one's heart gets ripped out...maybe emotionally.

Find it to rent online now available on YouTube, Play & Prime

She's Allergic to Cats 

This hurt, because of the high hopes I put on it from hearing about it for a few years on the festival circuit. I see now why it hadn't been picked up wile coming out in 2016. I think, when it premiered, the guy behind it gave the audience collectible cards from the movie, which showed the director has a sense of humor. I guess he does and it might be that this is a prank of some kind that this was allowed to be released.

This is a short film that got green-lit to go on way too long. It's independent, so, I'm sure it was never really green-lit. I'd say for the crowd who like to brag on seeing weird movies take a look, but everyone else it's like getting a shoulder pain. Not enough to knock you out for the day, just something annoying you've got to get through. It has but one redeeming silly oddity where the main character wants to recreate the movie Carrie with a cast of actual cats. The visuals alone would have made for trending Twitter posts. Other than the Carrie cat cast concept, it's all surreal, Tim & Eric humor. But sadder then Tim & Eric humor.

 Find it to rent online now available on Prime

What We Found On The Net Today: Those Protestors & Local Stuff

-Beverly Hills police chief retires after city pays millions to settle lawsuits alleging she engaged in racism, anti-Semitism, harassment

 -LA County is Waiving Animal Adoption Fees 

-They're at least getting some freeway work done during this whole thing.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

WillMaker On Steam

A friend recently went for Covid-19 testing and reminded me for some reason past all the game creating software on Steam is WillMaker. Yes, the program you use to get free when you got AOL, because they knew only the elderly were still buying it, is available on the same service I use to play Metal Slug.

It's one of the strangest programs to be available on Steam. It's odd that Quicken has even put it on the market there as  I question "Who the Hell is buying it next to Doom Eternal?"

As, always the main reason I bring it up is that it be funny to gift a friend that while they're feeling sick or send to someone as a gift you just don't like. Getting Willmaker as a gift would hurt any gamer emotionally.

Sadly, even during the holiday sale this program is quite pricey. But, if you really hate someone or are just a d$*k, you could gift them Willmaker on Steam. Creepy.

Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2020
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2019 and Living Trust

Thursday, April 23, 2020

What We Found On The Net Today: FF Potion Commercial, Bartkira & More

FF Potion Commercial

-Was it weird there was no big event plan for Final Fantasy 7 Remake in LA. Square Enix usually does something. We get that the coranavirus shut-in is taking place, but even before that there was no plan for a special event.

 -Sweet Bod, creepy little ditty with an anime maid.

You can read the full Akira manga for free, except everyone in it is from The Simpsons. Bartkira is a super strange art project with hundreds of artists from all over the world doing a few pages of the Akira manga. So, there might be a lot of repeat of characters and some bad visual continuity and that makes it even stranger read. Can't wait to see how many times Krusty the Clown will be killed.

GFuel's Utterly Bizarre Tea Flavors
Nemesis Tea Flavor
Spicy Demon'ade

 Great find from SuperPunch

Ian Mutchler's FF7 Folies

It's very noticeable that storyboard artist Ian Mutchler has been playing the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The following are some funny little doodles based on the game. Look forward to Mr. Mutchler's work on HBO MAX's Jellystone.

This is from a different artist

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Kiana Mai's Ash's Mom and Jessie Shipping

We're going over one of our favorite artists, Kiana Mai, recent work, who loves to ship Ash's Mom and Jessie as a couple. Ms. Mai is a story artist over at Disney TV Animation, so, you've probably seen her work on a number of cartoons.

Yeah, we know everyone thinks it should be Prof. Oak, but it's not happening. What is happening is the Pokémon cartoon's Ash Ketchum's Mom and Jessie from Team Rocket our together and in for some crazy family antics. We have no idea why, but it works so well as a sitcom, who cares how it happened. It's just instantly relatable to fans of the cartoon, kind of like Maré Odomo's wonderfully touching Letters to an Absent Father, where Ash's writes to his deadbeat Dad. We even interviewed him about it ages ago. But Maré hasn't done any new Pokémon comics in a while...get back to work you lazy cartoonist. On the other hand it left a void for something even more touching to come into play, this funny shipping.

It's not the only shipping she does.

Weekly What You Can't Do: You Can Stream and Look At Stuff

Another week inside? We've got some streams and other online fun.


Weird Wednesday: WONDER WOMEN
Available Apr 22, 2020, 5:00 PM

This is possibly the oddest duck of all Filipino movies, and there have been some real mind-bogglers. This one stars lovely Asian-American Nancy Kwan as a transplant doctor who does a brisk business grafting the sex organs of healthy young male athletes onto the bodies of over-the-hill millionaires. She's aided by a lightly clad army of sexy kung-fu amazons and Sid Haig as an effeminate penis salesman. Do I seriously need to keep typing? (Lars Nilsen, Weird Wednesday host/programmer 2001-2013)
Bonus features include:
- Special intro from Alicia Coombs (AGFA, Cherry Bomb programmer)
- Alamo Drafthouse preshow experience

LudoNarraCon 2020
April 24-27

Indie games label Fellow Traveller today announced the full lineup of over 40 exhibiting games for LudoNarraCon 2020, the global digital festival held on Steam celebrating narrative video games. 

Jeff Boyes's Rival Schools
Taylor Rose's Covers
Fri, Apr 24, Noon

First up is Jeff Boyes's Rival Schools, a drop of prints inspired by pop culture's most memorable students. Prints (even some variants of classic Jeff works), stickers, pins and even a pennant will be available for the first time ever. The pieces will first become available at Noon PT on Friday at In addition to Jeff, we are thrilled to welcome Taylor Rose for her first focused show at G1988. Her new collection, Covers, includes some of her most evolved and detailed work yet. Over the past few years, and group shows, she's become one of our most beloved artists - and for good reason. These print will also go on sale starting Friday at Noon PT at

SequesterFest U.S.!
Sat, Apr 25 at 12 PM – Sun, Apr 26 at 10 PM

"Our third Festival features a wonderful mix of Grammy winners, familiar musicians, with up-and-coming brilliant artists from all over the country- Pennsylvania, Texas, Montana, Hawaii, California, and more!
🎶 Join us for a weekend of connection and community through music! 🎶"

Circus of Books Virtual Watch Party

Pasadena Restaurant Week Take-Out Edition
Sunday, April 26 through Saturday, May 2, 2020

You can still enjoy the delicious food you love from your favorite dining establishments, only to take out and eat at home.

Participating this year are many of your old favorites and many new participants, as well.

4/20's not over

AGFA and Something Weird Present

Both $4.20

From the Something Weird and AGFA archives, we're presenting the hilarious compilation DRUG STORIES – featuring very dramatic re-enactments, spiders on speed, animated LSD tabs, lots of "cold, hard facts," and some straight talk from the inspiration behind STRANGERS WITH CANDY's Jerri Blank. Then we've got REEFER MADNESS, the seminal cult classic from 1936 so preposterous it's like a transmission from Mars. Both films are priced – naturally – at $4.20.