Compromising Situation Du Jour #2

Curiously again involving my hero, Steve Jones....

submitted by Michael Wildwood


Gettin' Eggy

They're finally back in season...!


The Future is NOW...

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the Dyson line of Vacuum Cleaners, and many of you are probably OBSESSED with "ball technology", but even if you're not, you'll have to concede that the people at Dyson have managed to surpass even themselves with their latest re-interpretation of an almost obsolete product. It's the Dyson AIRBLADE and it really is the most exciting thing in the world of Hand Drying to come along in quite some time.

If you've ever been in Las Vegas and walked into one of those wide doorless open entrances to a casino, you'll remember that it's like a wall of cool air coming down, as you leave the outside heat. That's how the Air Blade works - a focused blade (more like a squeegee) of air blasting at your hands as you pull them from the little machine. You put em in wet, they come out dry, in one move. In wet, out dry. That simple. Your hands have never been dryer, and all without the nightmarish over dried demoisturized cracking skin you normally expect from a hand dryer. SO exciting.

It's for all u kids out there doin' it - whether it's movin' your feet on the street or shakin' your meat in the disco heat. U got your finger on the pulse, the beat of the street. Hey! - it's "STREET BEAT".

Nerd Alert

Sloan's Triumph...

Betsy's Diabolical Honda...

And Some Lovely Hairdryers...

Lazer Tits

Its all at


THEN and NOW...

Houston and Mulberry then...

And now...


Shakin' Street....

From France, the ill-tempered little country not usually associated with great rock n roll, featuring Ross the Boss from the Dictators, and of course later the world's loudest band, Manowar, and Fabienne Shine on the lead vocals, Shakin' Street put out a few great songs in the late 70's/early 80's, this being one of them... Check it out.

Additional Trivia Information (A.T.I.) - Fabienne supposedly was the girl that Johnny Thunders wrote "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" for..


Tilapia, the Garbage Fish (this. is. a. public. service. announcement.)

Just one of the many reasons why LAS-NYC enjoys it's reputation as THE indispensible electronic magazine (E-Mag) for music, style, and ideas is that while we prefer to embrace and promote the niceties of the world, such as luxury automobiles, fine dining, and chubby muffin-top women in high heels - we also feel an obligation to put the final nails in whatever coffin of lameness we deem necessary: in this case "Tilapia".

Anyone of 'going out to eat' age knows that every few years restaurants come up with a new "It Fish" - an exotically named item usually included in the menu at a Chili's or TGI Friday's chain, (I was gonna mention Steak and Ale, but Steak and Ale has a fine salad bar, and excellent Knights of the Round Table decor) because salmon and flounder apparently are no longer good enough. A few years ago it was "Mahi Mahi", a Hawaiian delight..

And before that it was the somewhat disturbing "Orange Roughy":

*reminds me of my ex^

The It Fish of the last few years has been Tilapia, and you'll see it anywhere from the aforementioned chains to hip privately owned spots which might otherwise serve fine cuisine, but have been unknowingly duped into passing off this aquatic abomination as something you should eat.

What people don't seem to know about Tilapia is that not only is it not exotic (it's farm raised here in the US and all over the world), it's DISGUSTING. Tilapia are raised in fish farms, often along with other farm-raised fish such as catfish, and are held in tanks downstream from the other fish - this makes good economic sense to the fishfarmers, because the Tilapia feed on the fecal matter of other fish. In fact, they consume at least SIX TIMES their own body weight in fish poop, to the point that they're actually known as the aquatic world's "shitmouths" - fact. You'd never know by tasting this bland species - it usually takes on the flavor of whatever seasoning or batter it's prepared with, but don't forget that "you are what you eat", and so is a fish (do the math).

So next time you're perusing the lunch buffet at Chez Pussycat or Satin Dolls, remember - skip the bottom-feeder (no pun intended), and maybe go with the Monte Cristo Sandwich.


POST SCRIPT 3/18/10 - Irritable reader "Ricky" sent in this picture of his Tilapia dinner along with some anti-sushi "disinfo" in his little comment. Thanks Ricky from Des Moines!


Outlaw "lite"..


Chinese Junk

Ghost Ships of Hong Kong Harbour...


Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin...

I hope it's good...

Release date March 19th.