It’s Wednesday.

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It’s also Wednesday;
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Which if this was November 4, 1981 to May 2, 1986 would mean that tonight The Fall Guy was on;
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And we could all bathe in the glow of my love for Jodie Banks;
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-and hopeless adoration of Colt Seavers;
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Who by the way, was partial inspiration for those hats I made;
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Now then- relating to my closing thoughts on Friday, and with Colt’s chest hair fresh on our minds, I was happy- No, I was thrilled to come across the Kickstarter for a new magazine called Beards and Axes.

That’s right, in the struggling world of periodicals, a bloke has decided that there aren’t any magazines geared directly just for us men;
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Need to put up a shelf? Buy a new drill. Trying out running? Go get some new trainers, and a very specific hat. Learning to ride a motorbike? Get that jacket, some of those gloves and a pair of new boots.

We men, we bloody love stuff.

At first I thought “OMG, It’s like B&A is talking directly to me. I LOVE bloody stuff!
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But then because my reading comprehension isn’t very good, I re-read it, and noted what it actually said.

Inspired by their undertaking, I opted to launch my own magazine as well, which I think while vaguely similar in execution, will be complementary in content;
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If this is a project you feel as though you could get behind, I too have launched a Kickstarter page, to which all donations can be funneled here.

In news not relating to non-beards or artisanal plungers, for those who care about such things, my dear friends O Zorn! are playing a rock and/or roll show in the state of Southern California in just over a week’s time at Alex’s Bar in the LBC;
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Loin clothes, bejeweled bikinis and daggers will be available at the door.

In closing, from Murph at Swobo I got the disheartening news that one of our own has recently gotten dealt an extraordinarily crappy hand;
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According to the Swobo Radio Station, Travis got walloped by a high speed steel cage and has suffered severe brain trauma. He’s in need of not only good thoughts, but for those of us in the community to toss some ducats his way in an attempt at off setting the cost of his care.

If you have an additional ten spot you could throw his way, I can guarantee that eventually karma will come back around because that’s how these things work.

No matter what day it is.
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11 Responses to “It’s Wednesday.”

  1. J. Norton March 5, 2014 at 6:18 am #

    Damn, he beat me to it: I’m trying to crowdsource-in-real-time (i.e., panhandle) to get initial funds to start a Kickstarter for my life’s dream: Mustaches & Axes, a Cinemax-style soft-core about all the brawny men down at the fire station, their bulging biceps, and their mustaches to make Freddy Mercury blush. But, with Beards & Axes, I’ve been trumped. Back to my stop-action adult action Lego movie…

  2. Nat March 5, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    That sounds like a magazine for dwarves to me.

  3. Loudass, Esq. March 5, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    That B&A guy has an lengthy article in his blog about how to wash $384.49 (£230.00) Welsh-made jeans. Being that he’s British, it would be culturally improper to refer to him as a “douchebag” – the proper term is “cunt.”

  4. steve March 6, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    wow, thats some hatred there for someone who is trying make the best of his life

    that cunt is Jamie Hibbard, former writer for Mountainbike UK, and former editor of Metal Hammer magazine

    • Stevil March 6, 2014 at 9:12 am #

      Hate is a strong word, and one I generally reserve for Poison Oak, how God feels about pants, grape soda, and shellfish, and when people talk in movie theaters. I’d prefer to go with ‘double barrel hazing’.

  5. steve March 6, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    fair do’s

    the guys trying to do something positive, yeah its prententious and open to ridicule but he is putting himself out there knowing full well how some folk will see him

    its not my cup of tea but I’m happy to throw him the cost of a tyre to see how he goes

    and yes, I did spend some of my redundancy money on those 200 quid jeans !

    • Stevil March 6, 2014 at 9:45 am #

      Given the current climate, he’s probably going to absolutely slay it. After all, I understand those Wilderness Collective guys are printing their own money at this point. Men love bloody stuff.

  6. Jamiehibbard March 6, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Hi,

    It’s not called Beards & Axes, you jumped the gun a bit there.

    Hardly in keeping with your ethos mind…
    ‘A place where artists, musicians, skateboarders, cyclists, photographers, thinkers, dreamers, pranksters, schemers, and general purveyors of mayhem can all come together in this’

    Cheers for the support.

    That cunt Jamie

    • Stevil March 6, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

      I may write for a living, but like I said- it doesn’t mean I know how to read. ‘Beard Implants and Artisanal Plungers’…. We’ll one day be sharing the same coffee table space.

  7. steve March 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    nowt to do with any of this nonsense, but this guy is one of my heroes, I doubt he had an axe or a beard but still…

    http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/engers_4924.htm

  8. Tony Two Times March 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    I blame Burt Reynolds.

    Just as it could be argued that Smokey inspired the likes of The Dukes Of Hazard and BJ Mackay and His Best Friend Bear, Hooper (which I coincidentally watched on the weekend) may be responsible at least in part for The Fall Guy. Even though Sherriff Roscoe P Coletrane was in Hopper and not Smokey.

    The Six Million Dollar Man however is a mystery to everyone.

    And you’re ashamed to be a comic book geek.

    T2X