I Won The Internet!

Posted by The G on September 10, 2014 under The G Spot | Comments are off for this article

Artwork by Troy Gua.

"I Won The Internet!  Daily Wit, Wisdom and Selfies, According to G" by Geoffrey Dicker.  Out now!!!

“I Won The Internet! Daily Wit, Wisdom and Selfies, According to G” by Geoffrey Dicker. Out now!!!

“Does this status update make me look fat?”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Book

A Hilarious New Book “I WON THE INTERNET! – DAILY WIT, WISDOM AND SELFIES, ACCORDING TO G.” To Be Released In September 2014

New York, NY (September 10, 2014) – Poet and blogger Geoffrey Dicker announces his third book, “I WON THE INTERNET! – DAILY WIT, WISDOM AND SELFIES, ACCORDING TO G,” which will be available to purchase through Amazon on September 20, 2014. The book chronicles some of the encounters of a “modern day Zelig” who has met a celebrity born on each day of the year (including Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Morrissey, James Franco, Lady Gaga, Joan Rivers, Bryan Cranston, Jane Fonda and Ringo Starr) and presents his witty and uncensored one-liners and words of wisdom disguised as Status Updates and Tweets. Dicker encourages the reader to use this book as a guide to put them at the forefront of pop culture. It’s literally three books in one!

The book contains two sections of thoughtful and hilarious ideas for people to ponder and share online to make them the most popular person in their social media newsfeed. The third section is dedicated to “Selfies” which showcase a small portion of Dicker’s impressive celebrity autograph and selfie photo collection. Using this book as a daily calendar, readers get the chance to view these superstars and legends in the making in an entirely different light. The book features 365 exclusive color photographs of some of the biggest names in entertainment, music and art, and features cover art by pop artist Troy Gua.

“As a consumer of social media, I got sick of seeing people posting the same ideas and being afraid to voice their opinion as it might not be politically correct, so I’ve written this book to help people find new things to complain and laugh about. This book is my response to some of the good and not so good things I’ve experienced on line as well as some satire on social (and anti-social) media and the current state of the world. Plus, there are 365 exclusive color photos of celebrities!” Dicker said.

For celebrity enthusiasts, pop culture critics and aspiring social media superstars, this book is a must read. Featuring 365 exclusive color photos, the book is available in September 2014 from Amazon. Go viral!

 

About the Author

Geoffrey Dicker is a poet, lyricist and blogger. In its five year existence, his popular art and music blog According2g.com has posted over 6,500 original pictures, videos and reports of his adventures from celebrity encounters to attending art openings and reports of rock and roll concerts. He is the author of “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy,” a controversial collection of “abstract poetry,” maxims and aphorisms designed to make the reader think of new possibilities to age old problems. His second book “Unfinished Lyrics,” is an anthology of song lyrics he’s written inspiring three full length albums of his words that have been recorded by pop singer Jim Emmons (“In the Absence of Red,” “Throwing Stars” and “So Strange”). “I Won the Internet!” is his third book. He has taken more than 1,500 selfies with famous people and has amassed in excess of 25,000 autographs in his personal collection. He’s worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. In his spare time he designs T-shirts, writes witty banter and creates abstract paintings. Geoffrey Dicker currently resides in New York City.

 

Back Cover of "I Won The Internet"

Back Cover of “I Won The Internet”

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“According To What?” by Ai Weiwei at Brooklyn Museum

Posted by The G on May 13, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Ai Weiwei.

Snake Ceiling by Ai Weiwei

Snake Ceiling by Ai Weiwei

If you are in Brooklyn, I would recommend checking out “According to What?” by Ai Weiwei.  The artist has made the news a lot in the last few years for his activism (according to US) and for “economic crimes” (according to THEM) which has lead to incarceration in a Chinese prison – for nearly 3 months – and a ban on foreign travel for the artist.

Marble Security Camera

Marble Security Camera

“According to What?” focuses on works made over the last 20 years and you will have even more respect for Weiwei when you see what he’s gone through as a result of being a loud voice against the closed-minded thinking of his government.  There are many works that have resulted from the disastrous 2008 earthquake in Sichuan.

"Straight" made out of 73 tons of steel!

“Straight” made out of 73 tons of steel!

Most notably is a work called “Straight” made of 73 tons of salvaged steel from the schools destroyed in the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan.  Weiwei says this piece serves as a reminder to the Chinese government for their inadequate and poor construction on these buildings, ultimately leading to the deaths of many young lives.   On the sides of the walls are the names of all the deceased from this tragedy.  It’s a very powerful piece.

Selfie of Weiwei after his arrest and capture.

Selfie of Weiwei after his arrest and capture.

Weiwei flipping off the government!

Weiwei flipping off the government!

A bowl of pearls!  Literally…. and you can’t tell from the photo, but this bowl is HUGE and there are two of them next to each other.   Also on display are several “tea houses” literally made from loose leafed tea.  Very cool!

Bowl of Pearls

Bowl of Pearls

And if these pieces don’t wow you, there is a massive display of interlocked bikes.

Bikes - Partial View

Bikes – Partial View

“According to What?” by Ai Weiwei is at the Brooklyn Museum through August 10, 2014 and please note, there is an additional charge for this exhibit as well as museum admission.  But it’s worth it!

Ai Weiwei - According to Who?

Ai Weiwei – According to Who?

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