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30th Anniversary Land Cruiser 70

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Land Cruiser 70, Toyota is bringing back a slightly updated version of one of my favorite cars. Sadly, it’s only for one year and sadder yet it will only be available in Japan. Maybe Subaru will bring back the ’77 BRAT,¬†with it’s insane rear facing jump seats, in […]

Michael Jackson’s shower bench sold for $4,480 at auction

Julien’s Auctions held a sale in December that included much of the contents of the giant Holmby Hills estate Michael Jackson had been renting at the time of his death. Included in the auction was a shower bench that had been customized by Michael with several stick figure drawings. The winning bid for the bench […]

Deadstock Mid-Century ‘Slot Loading’ Car Turntable

Never mounted or installed and allegedly in the original box, which I wish they had included photos of in the listing. Not sure what year this dates to, the seller described it as being from the ’50s/60s’. I’ve seen versions of the in-car record player where it was installed in the glove box area, but […]

Primitive Early Rap Records

I’ve been fascinated with records from the first couple years of rap for about 10 years now, which was when I first became aware of them, around 2000 I think. The first 12″ I got that really set me off was The Younger Generation’s ‘We Rap More Mellow‘ from 1979, where they were rapping over […]

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2012 Apocalypse: At least we’ll have pr0n

I am not entirely convinced this isn’t a joke or a publicity stunt but according to the LA Weekly, the San Fernando Valley based adult film company Pink Visual is building a massive underground bunker so they can survive the end of days and continue their film production business despite there being no longer a […]

UK police open fake ‘Hip Hop Shop’ to catch thugs

Kinda surprised this never happened in the US (or has it?). Not sure you if you could make it work here now though. If a new independent record store specializing in hip hop opened on my block, it would have to be the cops running it. No way anyone is getting into that business in […]

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