Living in New York must be nuts. There's always people around, nothing ever seems quiet, and I don't know how anyone affords to buy food after paying their rent. Seriously, how are all New Yorkers not holding telethons for people to feed them? I can't even rent a closet in the city for what I pay for my town house. One benefit of living in the city is you get to stumble upon amazing works of art just hanging out there on the side of a building. People that have insane gallery shows are just painting real estate like its no big deal. The other day while Sharon and I were roaming around trying to get to Toy Tokyo we ran into a huge mural from Ron English. While we didn't physically run into it even though we were dehydrated and sweating like some urban nomads in a foreign dessert, you would have thought we had never been anywhere before with our level of amazement. Which, to divert slightly, we totally embraced our inner podunk Midwesterner when we went into a two-story Target in Brooklyn and were completely floored with the escalator for shopping carts. Check out this jawn: you're roaming around my on the first floor, getting all your essentials for domestic life when you realize there is a new Taylor Swift album you will die without, but alas, the electronics department is on the second floor. Are you supposed to just abandon your cart full of Hot Pockets and tabloids and hope that someone won't pillage your future purchases? Should you strap it on you back, channel your inner sherpa, and lug that 4 wheeled son of a gun up there? Fear not, because carts have their own adjoining escalator which moves them effortlessly between floors. I know, it's crazy right? I wanted to take a video of it but I didn't want people to think I was adjusting beautifully despite my obvious mental deficiencies. You get mistaken for simple once in your life and you never forget it.
The point of all this was originally, I think anyway cause I can't be bothered to read all that again, is that I saw some crazy out of doors art from Ron English and we don't have that stuff where I live. We have people that paint rude sayings on billboards, but that can hardly be considered art, especially when their vulgar diatribes are not grammatically correct. You can bring some Ron English art INSIDE the house next week when Kidrobot releases this ballin Dunny. There's the regular version, which is just a bigger rendition of his original 3 inch design, and there's that super clean white chase design at you're not gonna want your friends to get their dirty finger prints on. Get one for yourself next Friday, September 4th, for $75 from www.kidrobot.com or wherever you like to buy your toys.