Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MOCA Presents: The Chinatown Film Project

This is kind of off-kilter, but really rocks. It's the Chinatown Film Project, a short film exhibit produced for the Museum of Chinese in America. Video by Rich Wong.

As a result of watching this video, I have a newfound appreciation for the melodica (showing up at 1:18). And that chick playing the red drums is nothing short of awesome.

Chinatown's got spunk!

Curry in a Can

Photo by WIRED.

Canned Japanese curry. I'm not sure what to think about this.

Sure, Japan has vending machines for almost anything you can think of - from batteries to booze. At one vending machine in Shibuya, actual humans dispense umbrellas (that's right - a live jack-in-the-box).

But back to the curry: WIRED's Daniel Feit reports that the liquid concoction is little more than bland soup. Everything tastes the same, and the fake rice is especially disappointing. This is one curry-in-a-hurry not worth trying.

Big Phony on KoreAM Webcast Tonight

Photo by knots0fast.

Big Phony fans take note: KoreAM is hosting a live webcast of the singer/songwriter tonight at 7 p.m. Pacific Time (that's 10 p.m. EST). Big Phony will be playing some of his new hits, as well as answering questions on the chat. So tune in for what's sure to be a rousing performance!

Tokyo's Plastic Food

Life-like versions of the real thing. In Tokyo, it's an art you master.

If only all menu display showcases could be like this.