Jeremy Fish x Upper Playground “The Golden Hills” Print

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Next week, Upper Playground and Jeremy Fish will be releasing a new print, “The Golden Hills,” as an opening message to Fish’s exhibition at FIFTY24SF this summer. The print is made in an edition of 100, signed and numbered the artist, and printed at the fantastic Bloom Press in Oakland, California.

The print will be on sale at Upper Playground’s webstore on Monday, May 21, 2012.

“This drawing was inspired by that looming feeling that San Francisco is an isolated island from the rest of the country. As SF becomes more and more expensive, and the lower income creative folks that make this city pulse get squeezed off the island, “the city that knows how” will slowly transform into a sterile west coast Manhattan full of tech chads and internet gurus.” —Jeremy Fish

“the golden hills”
4 colors screen printed on Domtar Cougar 100# Cover paper.
In edition of 100, signed and numbered.
Printed by Bloom Press in Oakland.

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50 Years Ago Today, Wilt Chamberlain dropped 100 points

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On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And that night, he slept with his 2,000th woman. Maybe.

There were only 4,124 people at the game, which is amazing, considering the Golden State Warriors have made the playoffs once in two decades and they get 17,000 for a game against the Suns. And to put how amazing Chamberlain was that season in context, he AVERAGED 50.4 points per game. Kobe, where you at?

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Chris Mullin, the real Ultimate Warrior, headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame

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For any kid growing up in the Bay Area in the late 1980s and early ’90s, Chris Mullin was a hero, probably your favorite NBA basketball player. The 6’7″ small forward of the Golden State Warriors regularly averaged 25+ points, led Run-TMC, rode that NYC accent hard, and shot his sweet lefty jumper right onto the Dream Team in 1992. He was the Ultimate Golden State Warrior, and true star.

We are happy to hear today that finally, the great Chris Mullin will be a Hall of Famer.

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When Porn Was Golden

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There is something odd happening culturally around the concept and practice of Internet porn. Its not working for men. It is becoming a completely insular concept that doesn’t, as Wolf puts it, “whet men’s appetites to the real thing.” Men are so hooked on the Internet thing, the real thing is becoming less and less of a need. So, who is damaged goods now?

Wolf writes:

The whole world, post-Internet, did become pornographized. Young men and women are indeed being taught what sex is, how it looks, what its etiquette and expectations are, by pornographic training—and this is having a huge effect on how they interact.

But the effect is not making men into raving beasts. On the contrary: The onslaught of porn is responsible for deadening male libido in relation to real women, and leading men to see fewer and fewer women as “porn-worthy.” Far from having to fend off porn-crazed young men, young women are worrying that as mere flesh and blood, they can scarcely get, let alone hold, their attention.

What most saw as a looming “male as raving beast” with the Golden Era of Porn, with Behind the Green Door and Deep Throat leading the way,was because those were more “real” than Internet porn. Sure the concepts and plots were a tad outlandish, but the women looked real. Wolf writes, “When Behind the Green Door first opened, clumsy, earnest, missionary-position intercourse was still considered to be a huge turn-on.” Not the fake world and expectations that Internet porn can edit for you. Internet pornography—has lowered women’s sense of their own sexual value and their actual sexual value.

Wolf again makes one of her best points: “Well, I am 40, and mine is the last female generation to experience that sense of sexual confidence and security in what we had to offer. Our younger sisters had to compete with video porn in the eighties and nineties, when intercourse was not hot enough. Now you have to offer—or flirtatiously suggest—the lesbian scene, the ejaculate-in-the-face scene. Being naked is not enough; you have to be buff, be tan with no tan lines, have the surgically hoisted breasts and the Brazilian bikini wax—just like porn stars. (In my gym, the 40-year-old women have adult pubic hair; the twentysomethings have all been trimmed and styled.) Pornography is addictive; the baseline gets ratcheted up. By the new millennium, a vagina—which, by the way, used to have a pretty high “exchange value,” as Marxist economists would say—wasn’t enough; it barely registered on the thrill scale. All mainstream porn—and certainly the Internet—made routine use of all available female orifices.”

Look, do we agree with all of this? Not fully. We understand that the Internet porn and sex phenomenon has created a whole new generation of habits and expectations, but so has everything else in culture. We are now in a world where everything that once was is hyperactive but not full of reality. But oddly and unfortunately for those of us who remember a time before, that is the new reality.

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Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” wins top Golden Lion prize at Venice Film Festival

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So many people hate on Sofia Coppola because her father’s name and $$ has helped her career, but we think she has done nice enough films on their own to let us say that she is a good filmmaker. She makes nice films. Not groundbreaking, but nice films, and its nice to see a female filmmaker make nice films.

Her next film, “Somewhere,” just took the Golden Lion prize, the top prize, at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. That seems like a good prize to win, and it probably raises the already excruciating “hip” value of the film. Anyway, check the trailer we posted earlier, here.

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Finally found the guy who fixes those antique telescopes

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Gotcha! Finally found the guy who fixes all the pay for play telescopes that you see in places around the Golden Gate Bridge and any place in America that is a tourist destination with nostalgic value. We tried to interview him, but he just want to fix the telescope and get the hell out of there. Great man.

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Some guy wanted to be Forrest Gump, walked across the country

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From Mashable: “A video of a man trekking from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge was this weekend’s viral sensation on YouTube, racking up half-a-million views since its debut on Tuesday, July 20.”

Didn’t Forrest Gump do this in 1994, like 3 times? And he ran…

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St Ides

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Biggie. Tupac. Wu-Tang. Ice Cube. The list goes on, and on, and on, and on. These are the heavy hitters of rap for the past 20 years, the Golden Age of hip-hop before auto-tune watered everything down, and before rappers thought they could sing and act, and before Ice Cube made us ask if we were there yet.  And before the mass commercialization of hip-hop and the rap game as a whole, a little company named St. Ides decided to use the heavy hitters of the game to promote their malt liquor, which by all counts, isn’t half bad.  Other than the stereotypes that bust into your head when the words rap and malt liquor are mentioned, the ads themselves were sicker than your dying puppy, featuring original verses by many of the MC’s featured in their campaign.  Check this incomplete classic featuring Biggie.

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