Thumbs UP Vintage Movie Poster
Thumbs UP Forever Illustrations by Tae Lee
Thumbs UP illustration by Taelien
The Ghost Of Harry Kim
The portraits are done in the tradition of Holbein’s drawings of 16th century European nobility, where the age of the subject and date were often featured prominently.
Just announced via David Choe’s @davidchoe and DVDASA.COM, the clues to the final phase of the $100,000 Cash Giveaway was just released :
“PHASE 3 the FINAL PHASE the LAST 5 clues in the $100,000 cash scavenger contest giveaway. IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO ENTER AND WIN ! WINNER TAKE FUCKING ALL ! I assume because of my JK JK nature most people didn’t take this contest serious , many people did not play, many clues are still up for grabs . It’s still anyone’s game , you could win this mother fucking money. Pull the 2 dicks out of your ass and pay attention, as I release these 5 final clues, If you hunker down and hit the ground running, try harder and work harder , by getting even 3 of the 5 final clues YOU COULD WIN THIS F%CKING SH%T- CRITTER IS LITERALLY GONNA HAND YOU 2 HUGE BRICKS OF CASH in a pillowcase and you can walk away with it , or drive , or fly. Pay attention , follow the rules, do not bitch, do not complain,or you will be immediately disqualified- Critter’s Cross country Cash Contest #CCCCC ends on Halloween -winner will be announced NOVEMBER 2ND HERE WE GO- THIS IS IT- GODSPEED”
The clue is the first actual art gallery that would ever show David Choe’s art. In the documentary DIRTY HANDS http://dirtyhandsmovie.com/ you can see a man try to smash the art gallery window about 5 minutes in. The only commercial that’s ever been allowed on DVDASA presented by bobby Trivia edited together by Taco Songhttp://imgur.com/VyzRNus send pic to CCclue6@gmail.com
The clue is this city http://davechoe.blogspot.com/2012/01/red-backpack.html with mile high comics ,La Boheme, steubens,and domo and http://hbowatch.com/vice-season-two-episode-6-review/ and in that city find my buddy Critter http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/21dsmq/my_buddy_just_sent_me_this_with_no_context/and http://www.reddit.com/r/dvdasa/comments/2erwa8/a_wild_critter_appears_during_simpsons_marathon/ send pic to CCclue7@gmail.com
The clue is http://mangchi.com/ “I SAW YOU KISS MY MOTHER, THE OTHER DAY . YOU WANT TO DATE MY MOTHER, WELL THAT’S OK. YOU CAN TAKE MY MOTHER, TO … ….” http://youtu.be/XyyjCeg3Mb8 combined with the location of the Wall, David Choe paints about 35 minutes into the documentary DIRTY HANDShttp://dirtyhandsmovie.com/ send pic to CCclue8@gmail.com
The clue is David Choe’s favorite place to eat in the whole world. Yet he is banned from many establishments in this sinful city – another clue: in this order -if you haven’t figured it out yet is ORANGE JUICE, the SIMPSONS , and Room 1203 send pic to CCclue9@gmail.com
The final clue is http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-75848739727244/catalina-wine-mixer-6.gif and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dE0DckMHY combined with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nMhgO0bbOc and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIs7uK8Nx7Q send pic to CCclue10@gmail.com
Thumbs Up Season 4 Preview just released on David Choe’s Instagram revealing clues about his mischievous adventures across America with Harry Kim and Critter Fleming. Watch it here and check out the awesome pics from their trip below.
Direct announcement via dvdasa.com: “$100,000!!! That’s right a ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR CASH PRIZE SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST!!!
CRITTER’S CROSSCOUNTRY CASH CONTEST !!!!!
Winner will receive One hundred thousand dollars in cash and an opportunity to be in a steve lee song a david choe painting a Asa Akira pornographic film and a chance to determine the future of the DVDASA show. The contest starts now and will end on the devils nightSo Pay close attention
follow the clues
we are watching
Anyone who is on the show is not eligible
Anyone who is friends or family with any of the crew is not eligible
Anyone who harrasses anyone on the show , related to the show , friends and family will be disqualified immediately.
If you complain at all about anything
Instantly disqualified.That’s all I have for now, I’m making this shit up as I go, it’s not perfect like everything I do, if you bitch or complain about absolutely anything , you’re out , so stay tuned here for more details how to play and enter . clues will be released and taken down randomly.Follow on instagram
for any additional clues and updates .if you’ve never had hot magma like jizm infused with genuine enthusiasm launched on to your cute freckled face these announcements is what that feels like . DVDASA unblackmalable built to last –do not fuck with us , we are not right in the head , we are not the people to fuck with , we are not a cult (we are) , we are not a movement (we are), we are family ,we are in the matrix , we are here to help . you’re either with us or you’re with us . all we do is Ngyuen – carry on – business as um usual. – your spiritual guidance counselor – IGLOO ‘CHOEY’ HONG”
Upper Playground artist David Choe who mysteriously, “paused” his popular DVDASA health podcast, has now resurfaced as part of a new performance art/punk band called ‘MANGCHI’. Manchi which means ‘hammer’ in Korean is now slowly taking shape before us as visual clues about mangchi and strange videos are found to be leaking into the interweb:
PRESS RELEASE: “A fart from a child born without a butthole” , is what MANGCHI sounds like said 1 of the 2 people who were let into a room to hear this new sound. The second person, John Cusack , actor/comedian/artist from such films as “SAY ANYTHING” and “ROADSIDE PROPHETS” described the music as “If korn, depeche mode and the beastie boys were forced in a bus together to tour north korea, and all their lead singers quit in the middle of the tour, and the band picked up the korean versions of Debbie Gibson, Stacey-Q, and buddy Holly to replace the singers who just happened to be hitchhiking on The north korean countryside road, and then they all got in a tour bus accident and all got whiplash and broken bones, but Kim JONG UN made them play a show anyways with broken necks right on the side of road using the broken car parts as instruments over the non-existent ambulance sirens, that’s the closest I can get to describing the MANGCHI sound…. So basically listening to GOD’s voice as he’s hitting puberty… so basically Art.”
The Mangchi band consists of many moving parts and many easily replaceable members. Some people don’t even consider mangchi a band and more of a gang. Since joining mangchi certain family members wont even talk to them anymore. Current and founding members are
MONEY MARK aka $ aka MARK
IGLOO HONG aka david chow aka david chioughx aka dave choe
STEEBEE WEEBEE aka the funnier oil brother aka Quangou
Similar to 90’s super group NKOTB aka new kids on the block , everyone in MANGCHI sings and play all the instruments and switch off on different songs, wether they know how to sing or play is irrelevant. Zero point zero emphasis is put on technique and 113% percent of emphasis is put on heart and soul.
It is not a strange occurrence to see members of the band crying while eating or while recording their own songs, because they are so moved by their own words.
This is the story and sound of MANGCHI, this is how it all begins. A tale of sordid plastic sex off the dirty streets of Hollywood blvd. Failed comedian auctioneer ,STEEBEE WEEBEE and Failed cult Leader and motivational speaker , met one day at a sex shop on Hollywood blvd. while waiting in line to buy essential sensual oils they desperately needed for sex toys they had both shoplifted previous.
They got to talking, while waiting for the gentleman in front of them making a huge purchase of cockrings. Both had a burning desire to spread the message of love and joy, one through the platform of comedy and the other through religion, and both had lost. They had the right message but found the wrong vessel to be delivered ,with a renewed interest in spreading love to the world they dropped their oils right there and with a newfound spring in their step , they followed the cockring purchaser , and all 3 started to walk out onto Hollywood blvd. at the same time as like an episode of 3 stooges all three got stuck walking out at the same time as a rainbow of cockrings scattered all over the famous stars on the blvd. they looked up to see none other than ,jedi MASTER MONEY MARK, the 2 young men fell to their knees as they started to kiss the feet of their master. It was fate it was serendipity. The two young men had grown up inspired and heavily influenced by the money mark sound from beastie boys “check your head “era . Money mark had written more hit songs that they loved and cherished more than anyone, completely ignoring the fact that, why would one person need so many cock rings. They discovered that, Money mark had toured with the beastie boys for over 2 decades, with the passing of MCA rip, the beastie boys had disbanded and now money mark had gone into a deep depression but was now ready to create a new sound ,a new hope with a message of love that would explode and deafen the world with the joyous sounds of wonder and delight.
Now that the boys all met and put their hands together in a triple high five and a promise to each other to try harder and work harder, mangchi has officially been a band for two weeks, now (one week of working out one week to make the album -not joking) years and years of repressed feelings and emotions coupled with a shared vast musical eclectic influence amongst the three men, the music just came pouring out as if they were possessed. The first album was done in 5 days the remix album took 1 on the 7th day they rested and now they are hard at work on the second and third album, even before the first one has even been released.
Once again like the three stooges, they eat, shit, read , fuck, fight, sleep and do everything together from the hidden MANGCHI compound in NORTH KOREA TOWN.
Currently they are testing the music out at keroke bars, bringing their own instrumental tracks in on laser disc and at jews for jesus bar mitzvahs and senior citizen Quinceañera’s . if you don’t want to wait for your grandmothers 15 year old party, you can see MANgCHI perform every night with the house band at the Mexican bar on 8th and western in SOUTH KOREA TOWN. they also recently pooled their resources together to purchase an AV/BIZDEV/roadie/publicist/web designer who is working tirelessly night and day to try to capture the mangchi sound on his cellphone to upload it to a website MANGCHI.COM
Why are they called mangchi?
Because it means hammer and because it’s fucking time.