Monday, February 16, 2015

‘Rap Guide to Religion’ in the NY Times, tee looks familiar


Baba Brinkman in “Rap Guide to Religion,” his solo show at SoHo Playhouse. Credit Rudy Miller

You know what would make Baba Brinkman happy this weekend? If just one winner would get up at the Oscars and make an acceptance speech that began not with an expression of gratitude to God but with “I want to thank Charles Darwin.”
Seeing “Rap Guide to Religion,” Mr. Brinkman’s very funny, very educational solo show, directed by Darren Lee Cole at the SoHo Playhouse, is like attending the best TED talk ever, but with musical breaks.
The first few minutes, an aggressive rap number, are jolting. I have nothing against rap as an art form. I have nothing against white Canadian rappers. But I felt assaulted, even when the lyrics distinguished themselves by rhyming pagan with Carl Sagan. Luckily, most of the show is talk — smart talk — and it proved itself worthy the minute a Rick Ross rap lyric was applied to the plight of the American nonbeliever.
Mr. Brinkman, who also wrote “The Rap Guide to Evolution” and a hip-hop “Canterbury Tales,” is with antireligionists like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, but he focuses on why religious belief exists at all, what needs it fills and what its real effects are.
“Your brain is a promiscuous explanation seeker,” he observes, and the existence of a supreme being theoretically explains everything. Aided by video — including clips of Fergie (a Grammy-winning God thanker) singing “My Humps” — Mr. Brinkman delves into theories of mind, the statistical connection between suffering and belief, and a study that showed that many people would rather hire a convicted rapist than an atheist to babysit for their kids.
No self-respecting 2015 satirist can do 90 minutes without alluding to the Charlie Hebdo attacks. But not every polemicist explains how religion developed during the hunter-gatherer stage of human history, how we’re heading back that way, and how Facebook and Uber may save us all.
“Rap Guide to Religion” runs through March 1 at the SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, South Village; 212-691-1555, sohoplayhouse.com.
A version of this review appears in print on February 17, 2015, on page C2 of the New York edition with the headline: Why Humanity Created God.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Little Lebowski bowling alley

 
DIY bowling alley / Fitting room
I built for the shop as a prop.
 semi-automatic reset, pull a cord pins pop back up and are reset, 
little magnetic assist helps with getting them back in place.
Here is you-tube link

Friday, December 13, 2013

Always time 4 a Cupcake ;)

Always Time 4 a Cupcake

print & t-shirt available !

Sean Nowell Dj-ganesh

Sean Nowell 
totally cool cover here
jazzzzzy !!! ear candy 
 ;)
thanks!

Monday, August 26, 2013

dr. freud administering gastronomic therapy

Hi freinds!
Here is Dr. Freud helping administering some gastronomic therapy, looks delicious!
 dr.freud 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Little Lebowski Shop

Hi, Freinds!
You can find my goodies at,
 

The Little Lebowski Shop

New York's First Store For Achievers

  • 215 Thompson Street
    New York, NY 10012
  • 212-388-1466           

Lots of Little Lebowski fan fun

 
my stuff :)
There's even a working bowling alley!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tom Rogers DJ 3monks


DJ Tom Rogers playing event 
with the 3 monks
Look for his events in comments