“Park Place” Featuring Alec Monopoly at Lab Art

Posted by The G on March 15, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Alec Monopoly.

Alec Monopoly - under the black light

Alec Monopoly – under the black light

I’ve been writing about Lab Art in Los Angeles since they opened their doors and because I live in New York, I always miss their openings.  The stars aligned and I was finally able to attend my first Lab Art opening and it was a big one:  Alec Monopoly’s first solo show in Los Angeles!

Michael Jackson by Alec

Michael Jackson by Alec

Alec Monopoly’s art has taken him all over the world (I know first hand because I’ve seen it in several countries) and it was really cool to be a part of such a big night for Alec.  If you’ve never been to Lab Art, you should really fix that right away because the space and gallerists are very cool.  If you’ve been to Lab Art, you’ll appreciate how impressive it is that the entire gallery was filled from ceiling to floor with Alec Monopoly’s work.

Monopoly!

Monopoly!

 

 

The Monopoly man, Richie Rich, Jack Nicholson, Bob Marley, Twiggy, Basquiat, Madonna and Bob Dylan are all represented in Alec’s art in every size and variation (and the back room also featured black light canvases), plus not one but TWO cars were in the gallery, decorated with Alec’s art.

Richie Rich car by Alec Monopoly

Richie Rich car by Alec Monopoly

The exhibit has something for everyone, whether you like street art or seeing interpretations of famous icons and if you are in the LA area, you should not miss this!

Madonna by Alec

Madonna by Alec

“Park Place” Featuring Alec Monopoly will be showing at Lab Art (located at 217 South La Brea) in Los Angeles until April 14, 2013. Don’t miss it!

DJs spinning tunes at the opening night reception

DJs spinning tunes at the opening night reception

 

 

 

Be The Wanker In Real Life

Posted by The G on March 14, 2013 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

Be The Wanker in Real Life

Be The Wanker in Real Life

Here’s your daily LOLz courtesy of the NYC subway and my camera.

 

Ticketmaster to Offer Refunds To Customers For Dubious Processing Fees

Posted by The G on December 2, 2011 under The G Spot | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

 

$14 ticket from Ticketmaster with $3.50 in service charges!

Ticketmaster is so evil!  It’s illegal to operate a monopoly in the United States, but somehow Ticketmaster does it and has gotten away with it for years!  They charge processing fees, “convenience fees” and these charges often come close to doubling the price of a ticket.  Today, Ticketmaster has announced they profited off these fees and will be offering refunds of $1.50 per ticket to customers who purchased tickets over the last 12 years.  The catch, and you know there is one – they will only refund up to 17 orders! 

 
Yes, I order an insane amount of tickets from Ticketmaster so of course, I am annoyed that I won’t be seeing the return of hundreds of wasted dollars that went into their CEO’s pocket, but I am baffled that there is a limit to the refund.  Even scalpers paid these ridiculous fees.  To me, this is like robbing a bank, not accepting any responsibility and only giving back a portion of the money.  And the people as well as the justice system are being apathetic and just letting it happen!  What the fuck?!
 
That brings us to the next issue – Ticketmaster will be able to continue charging these fees because by law, all they have to do is put a caveat on their website that states they intend to profit!
 
This is why I pay taxes to have laws that make NO SENSE put into effect?
 
All I can say is that when a mass revolution happens, and by the looks of things, it will probably be within the next few years or less, don’t act surprised.  Until the people speak up, nonsensical decisions like this will be made and we will have no choice but to sit back and take it.
 
Speak up!
Rise up!
 
They will not control us.  We will be victorious!
 
Oh and as a post script, the refunds will not be issued until April 15, 2012 at the earliest, which means by the time Ticketmaster starts paying back our money, it will have sat in their account drawing interest for an additional 5 months!  Unbelievable!
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