Friday, July 27, 2007

New Graffiti Tactics, Same Graffiti Culture

Big City officials have developed many tactics over the years to prevent graffiti. But the modern day graffiti artist has also been developing new tactics of their own as well. While authorities now have access to anti-vandal materials and cleaning solutions, there are stores online that market tools and products manufactured and produced solely for the activities of the graffiti writer (we'll keep them links to ourselves). — Ain't capitalism just grand?

Guess this is bad news for the local elders of rural communities who want to have access to high speed internet and see big corporate business set up shop in their little rural townships (or small "cities").

Just like any quick fix pill, technology and convenience has side effects. Small towns that want the "great conveniences" of city life better be prepared to deal the same issues as found in the concrete jungles. So now the otherwise ignorant non-urbanites can enjoy the luxury of quick and easy access to the lessons of modern day graffiti tactics. WooHoo!

Can we really blame one person for this situation? To live in a solution, we must be willing to comprimise. There's really no reason to hate over the issue of graffiti. But everyone should become ready to work with the problem rather than against it.

Watch this cool documentary over at this has-beens site (his words) we're sure the graffiti enthusiast will. It introduces you to the mind-set of graffiti artists. You should get some popcorn tho' cuz it's an hour and ten minutes short.

Don't Hate - Go Create!
(maybe legal like tho')


A man is driving down a country road and his car breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, "My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?"

The Monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, show him to a room, and even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange sound. A sound not like anything he's ever heard before. The Sirens that nearly seduced Odysseus into crashing his ship comes to his mind. He doesn't sleep that night. He tosses and turns trying to figure out what could possibly be making such a seductive sound.

The next morning, he asks the Monks what the sound was, but they say, "We can't tell you. You're not a Monk." Distraught, the man is forced to leave.

Years later, after never being able to forget that sound, the mangoes back to the monastery and pleads for the answer again. The Monks reply, "We can't tell you. You're not a Monk." The man says, "If the only way I can find out what is making that beautiful sound is to become a Monk, then please, make me a Monk." The Monks reply, "You must travel the earth and tell us how many blades of grass there are and the exact number of grains of sand. When you find the answer to these questions, you will have become a Monk."
The man sets about his task.

After years of searching he returns as a gray-haired old man and knocks on the door of the monastery. A Monk answers. He is taken before a gathering of all the Monks. "In my quest to find what makes that beautiful sound, I traveled the earth and have found what you asked for. By design, the world is in a state of perpetual change. Only God knows what you ask. All a man can know is himself, and only then if he is honest and reflective and willing to strip away self deception." The Monks reply, "Congratulations. You have become a Monk. We shall now show you the way to the mystery of the sacred sound."

The Monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the head monk says, "The sound is beyond that door." The Monks give him the key, and he opens the door. Behind the wooden door is another door made of stone. The man is given the key to the stone door and he opens it, only to find a door made of ruby. And so it went that he needed keys to doors of emerald, pearl and diamond.

Finally, they come to a door made of solid gold. The sound has now become very clear and definite. The Monks say, "This is the last key to the last door." The man is apprehensive to no end. His life's wish is behind that door! With trembling hands, he unlocks the door, turns the knob, and slowly pushes the door open. Falling to his knees, he is utterly amazed to discover the source of that haunting and seductive sound.....

...But I can't tell you what it is — you're not a Monk.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Sorry, we simply can't fit all 150+ photos into this post. It was an "AWESOME" event as displayed in duct tape by some daredevil who climbed 3 stories of glass window in the middle of the night. ;p

For three days 25,000 Anime/Manga fans and artists got to take over the inner harbor, many adorned their home made costumes. Aside from a couple of rescheduled workshops, the event seemed well organized. It was a true delight to venture around watching Anime films with subtitles in a theatre setting. And when you were tired of the screens you got to mingle with the artists and a ton of folks who appreciate their work.

For those of you we met and conversed with, we'll be posting stories about your work and links to your site. YOU GUYS ROCK!! — Hope to see yas next year!

Click on the image to get a larger view.

Clash of Cultures

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lunch Bag Doodle #6

"Hikaru NoGo!" In honor of Otakon.
Yesterday 5000 strong at the "Tawes Crab & Clam Bake" in Crisfield, tomorrow 25,000 strong at the OTAKON in Baltimore.

Yhate will be on the scene in full Anime & Manga spirit, hopefully we'll be able to kick out a mess of lunch bags while we're there.
Get on out to the Alley and CREATE!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Local Talk @ Three O'Clock

Recently a local blog had posted what it called "evidence" that Talk Radio WICO host John Robinson actually "chews the heads off of frogs" - IT'S TRUE - Listen HERE!

This was a re-edit we put together after Yhate was on the show with Robinson talkin' about false information on the net. Sorry to have mislead — but that's our point, you can't believe everything posted on blogs

Thursday, July 12, 2007

We're watching you...

Silence to Haters

I was recently traveling through the local "hatazphere" when I found a comment posted about ¿Yh8? on a particular blog that counter acts another blogger that has earned a quite a reputation of being a "hater" through his badgering of public folk. The comment read as follows:
"While I’m young and new here, I’m most affected by Mr. Yh8? Well, his name, really. It seems to draw my constant attention to a very good, maybe even eternal, question. His name speaks volumes without ever writing a word".
The fact that I was listening to gregorian chants when I came accross his comment could not have helped, but it all got me thinking. The original intent of the Yhate existence was to pose just that one question.


Wether you think the question points to you as a hater, be it toward others, or toward yourself – only you that can provide an honest answer.

For the remainder of July, Yhate has decided that the ¿Yh8? profile will take a vow of silence in response to all hateful comments or posts in the world of blogs and forums. Instead, the ¿Yh8? profile will allow the name itself pose the question when it posts "...". As for the blog? Well, we will just let the pictures be worth a thousand words. And trust us, you will want to see them.

We invite you to participate in this act. The next time you see a post or comment that is evidently motivated by HATE, simply post "WHY HATE" and be silent.

Doodle on a Lunch Bag #5

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Yhate Goes Public(ish)

Even the Yhate entity itself doesn't even know what to think about it, but if you listen carefully enough to 1320am WICO, somewhere in the midst of all the "Hate Radio" shows, a couple of our own Yhate Alliance members will be visiting the older demographic on the Robinson On the Radio Show. Should be fer interesting.

Hate Ad

Notice the targeted demographic...

Cuz the behavior is childish.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Think Before You Believe

I found these photos posted today while on patrol through one of the locally grown blogs that makes the claim to be "Salisbury's most reliable and unbiased source for your local news?"
The site posted the photos and stated this as factual:
"These pictures were taken by a man in Magee, MS where the eye of the storm passed through, what an experience! Magee is 150 miles North of Waveland, Mississippi where the Hurricane Katrina made land fall."

Here's the thing...
These photos? — Old.
Were they local? — Nope.
Were they even real? — Not in relation to Katrina anyway.

It only took me 5 minutes to verify that these photos had nothing to do with Katrina as the "news" blog had stated.
Back in 2005 and weather buff blogger Jamie Jarosik had posted on their sites not to be fooled by these "Katrina" photos and that "these photos were actually severe thunderstorm pictures".

I post this to make this point...
You cannot rely (solely) on blogs as your "source" for news. Blogs are not obligated to confirm, verify, or even tell the truth. Quite simply, they have nothing to lose. This isn't to say that ALL blogs are void of verifying facts, just that there are plenty around. I even suspect that on all sides of all issues, there are some that make a conscious practice of it.

If verification of facts are avoided with little things such as storm photos, think about how much "REAL" news this is being improperly "reported" by "news" blogs.

So, about THIS post? Fact or Fiction? You decide — but before you do, make sure you double check the facts and their sources.

Oh yeah, BTW - this post is HATE FREE!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Think before you post

Haterz Bewarez!
This applies to you too... Post your Hate and stay exposed.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Give what you expect to receive.

Post for Peace

It does not matter if you are Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Baha'i, or even Agnostic, we all want to obtain peace.

This Independence Day we celebrate the end of an occupation that took place over 200 years ago. Let's strive to end the occupation of today.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

How beautiful is Mankind?

Just look at how much we've accomplished as a civilized society.

Nature Peace 14

Why Religious Prejudice?
It is the act of mankind that destroys the beauty of world religions. Fighthing over who is the REAL or TRUE messenger of God. Ignorance over each others differences such as God and Allah (wich there is none, Allah is merely the arabic word for God). When individuals do agree on the messengers they wind up hating each other for having different interpretations of the writings.

Remove the Hate that man put into your religion for it could not have been placed there by God. All key religions share the same primary focus, love for others, love for self, love of God. — Why Hate?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Nature Peace 13

"By focusing only on your destination, you might miss the joys to be had along the way."
— ¿Yh8?