Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A different kind of hootin'

Here's what Allan did today.
He also made lots of lattes, ate cake, and listened to WotW, but that we don't have pictures of.
Some parts are fresh, some are healed, but i think the pictures turned out pretty good.

Ain't that the truth, owl buddy!

Thanks for the cake Richard!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wallpaper!

Remember this post?
Back in May we were supposed to redecorate the shop, but that obviously didn't happen, in part due to the fact that we wanted something bigger.
But now, with all these new rooms, wallpaper is so back on!
At least in the front room.

How about some sweet "I Love Lamp" wallpaper?

Oh yeah, it is on!
It's sad. Slava Ivankov was the last of the last.

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Everyone knew him on Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where I grew up. You could always find him there, usually at Primorsky restaurant which was owned by Boris Nayfeld. Monya Elson was never far either.

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We used to bring stolen goods to them at the restaurant all the time in the early 90's. I must of been like 13-14 years old.. Boris would buy anything. Tthey were all so cheap with their money though.. They would pull out knots of 100's and argue over 5 bux. Slava too. I guess it was just in their nature.

Then one day, boom, they were all gone, just like that.

Then in 2004 or 05, I was finishing up a bid and was transferred to a pre-release jail, which had all kinds of people with all kinds of crimes and sentences, getting ready to go home. So one could run in to someone who just finished doing 25 years. Well, I ran into an Italian cat (Allie boy) who just came from the Feds after doing 10 in there, but he owed New York state 2 years so he still had to finish that. Anyway, we started talking, he asked if I was Russian , I said yes. Then he proceeded to tell me that he was just in the feds with a few Russians, serious guys and he was great pals with them and they were together for a few years. I asked their names and he said: one, who had kind of slanted eyes, he always used to call Ivan and the other big dude, they call Biba. My jaw dropped. I though Ivan? Who the fuck is Ivan, that don't sound like an Ivan. So I asked what was Ivan's real name but he couldn't remember it or pronounce it. Then he says Ivan wrote his name and number in his address book. He showed it to me and sure enough, it said: Vyacheslav Ivankov and a number and address in Moscow. I said, Do u know who u was with? I told him, but he already had an idea that these were serious people. I mean its the feds after all.
He used to tell me how whenever a Jewish or Israeli guy would come in, Ivankov would right away slide up to them in the yard and kinda take them under his wing and do a little friendly extortion, and they knew damn well they better cough it up.

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Last news surrounding Ivankov's funeral.

1. The hitman, who was a veteran of Afghanistan, was found by the mob and executed.

2. The day of the funeral, a car was found near by with 2 AK47s and 6 extra magazines.

3. People said their goodbyes to Ivankov 3 times. The first time was when the body was leaving the morgue. 4 ambulances left the hospital, 2 of which were followed by luxury sedans, one of the others went to the church where the "brothers" were already waiting.

There were only about 20 of them but they were all high-rank thieves and came to bid farewell from every corner of the world.

The second time was in the church at the cemetery where various politicians, actors and celebrities said their goodbyes.

The third time was the official ceremony which was held during the day.

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Breaking news!!

Attention dear blog readers and clients, you heard it here first:
Conspiracy Inc. is moving!

That's right, we've been discretely looking around for a bigger space for a few years, but never really found anything until now.
And we weren't even looking that hard, but that's the way it always happens, right?

Now don't panic, we're staying in Copenhagen and the new location is a mere 10 minute walk from our current position.
I'm not gonna reveal the exact location just yet, cause we're not moving right away, but i'll say it's in a nice, quiet area that we think you're gonna love just as much as we already do.
The shop is gonna need a little work before we can move in, it's kind of a fixer upper, and we also have a Japan trip coming up.
But we're hoping we'll be able to open sometime in the beginning of next year.
Ok, enough talk, here's a sneak peak!

The future workroom
Asking our new landlord a bunch of dumb practical questions...

Everyone who has been crossing their fingers for us can uncross them, i know they must hurt by now.
And everyone who lives nearby and can work a paintbrush, expect a call in December!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

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Friday news broadcast

It took me a while to track this down, but here's some tootin', or hootin' as it's apparently called, for your viewing pleasure.
The hoot is quite powerful, so use it with great care!



Now, to the news.
As you may already know if you're a Plog follower, Nick is leaving us for a while.
This makes us very sad, of course, but he will come back, so it's not a huge deal.
At least that's what we keep telling ourselves.
I try to focus on the good stuff, such as the souvenirs he'll bring back for me from Hong Kong.
If you have a piece in progress by him, and you'd like to get it finished before he leaves, just send him an email (pick@electricpick.com) and he'll hook you up with a date.

In other Conspiracy news, Eckel has a blog now!
Told you the hoot was powerful.
Go follow him, he has some good stuff up already.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A rose

I think it's about time i start posting some tattoos photos on this here blog, right?
I'm very sorry it's been so long, but Allan posts his finished pieces on his own blog, and he won't let me post that many in-progress photos.
He's very selfish you know.
And Nick is the same.
Selfish, both of them.
So it's a good thing we have Eckel then, he hasn't even started blogging yet!
Here's a crappy iphone pic of the tattoo he did on Morten today:


Maybe, hopefully, we'll have some more tattoo pictures next week.
Maybe even taken with an actual camera.
I know, i spoil you.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Windows to Russia!

B-day

(Photo from Cute Overload)

Happy birthday!!

We love you almost as much as we love miniature horses that are also dwarfs (i've been spending way too much time on that site, haven't i?)

See you later!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cake, at a whole new level

We love carrot cake, all carrot cake, but as you can see, this one was pretty special.
This didn't just taste amazing, it aimed to please the eyes too.

The carrot king and the two bunnies

Sweet customers, you spoil us!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Canon crisis

Ok, i seriously need to get at least one of my cameras fixed, this is not working for me.
I took these of Sannas back yesterday with my iPhone because my camera (powershot) and my backup camera (G9) broke, and Allan didn't bring his.
These are clearly not very good (and the toycam ones were even worse) but i needed those progress shots.
So there.
Sorry.

I'll get better ones in November when it's time for (da da daaarrhh) colors!

Finished lines and black, at least for a while

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The criminal world says good-bye to Vyacheslav Ivankov

Today, the criminal world said their good-byes to the legendary Vyacheslav "The Jap" Ivankov. The "Jap" passed away on July 28th of 2009 due to complications arising from an assasination attempt 2 months ago at the age of 69.



He was buruied next to his mother in the Vagankovskoe cemetary in Moscow. The wake lasted late into the night with various underworld figures, who either didnt want to flash their mugs or are wanted by the authorities, showing up late.

There were also many law enforcement officials who kept watch over the funeral and video taped the mourners. There were many criminal avtoritets among the guests but Ded Hassan, who stands to take Ivankov's place, was nowhere to be seen. There was only a wreith that bore "To my dear brother from Dedushka Hassan."

After the ceremony, the cemetery was inspected by the bomb squad. The funeral itself went without incident.

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To my dear brother from Dedushka Hasan

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P.S. I will adding new material from time to time as further info becomes available.