collection. His two albums are full of colorful, quirky layers that draw from reggae, Middle Eastern and Eastern European roots. You won't find his albums in the U.S., but you can hear him on La Bush Resistance by Balkan Beat Box. You can also check him out at myspace.com/tomeryf and buy his albums on israel-music.com.
Wawa's Flippin' Sweet Sizzli
"Wowzers! That's Fliptastic!" That's what I said when I first bit into Wawa's newest, hottest breakfast thing, the Flippin' Sweet Sizzli. Served between two pancakes, this egg and cheese sandwich will make you flip your script. The best parts: The pancakes are all injected with maple syrup, and you get your choice of breakfast meat. Listen, these Sizzlis are smokin' hot. There's no need to eat anything else!
As the '80s turned to the '90s, skateboarding shifted from a homogenized corporate culture to DIY chaos brought about by Steve Rocco. Rocco is credited as being one of the first actual skateboarders to own a skateboard company. When skateboarding magazines refused to run his ads (based on their obscene nature), he made his own magazine that included instructions for teenage skaters on how to roll a blunt and how to kill yourself. This magazine launched the careers of Jackass star Johnny Knoxville (who shot himself in the chest while wearing a bulletproof vest for a magazine feature), while his skating company helped Jason Lee get his start (Mallrats, My Name Is Earl).
Having heard whispers about Caligula for many years, I finally got to see it. Released in the U.S. in 1980, this film caused quite a stir. Star-studded and theatrically staged, featuring Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren, the film shocked audiences with its occasional decapitation and hardcore sex scene. How else to capture the decadence of ancient Rome during Caligula's mad reign? It's horribly violent and violently sexual. I loved it. I've ordered a copy to own. You should, too. Show it on your flat screen as eye candy at your next toga party (as long as your guests are all adults who aren't squeamish).