get_results($sql); if (count($rs)<1) // not yet added { $sql="insert into island_like (user_id, post_id, date_added) values (\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\", \"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\", NOW());"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } } elseif (!empty($_REQUEST['remove_like']) && !empty( $uid)) { // unset here $sql="delete from island_like where user_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\" and post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\";"; $rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); } /* $sql="select U.display_name, U.user_nicename, U.id as uid, if(U.id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string($uid)."\",1,0) as is_current, if (U.id=19, 1,0) as is_allee ". "from island_like as L, wp_users as U ". "where L.post_id=\"".mysql_real_escape_string(get_the_ID())."\" ". "and U.ID=L.user_id ". "order by is_current DESC, is_allee DESC, date_added DESC;"; $jealous_rs = $wpdb->get_results($sql); $user_is_jealous=0; if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { if ($jealous_rs[0]->uid==$uid) { $user_is_jealous=1; } }*/ ?>

Kitschy Cool Cat

Submitted by Nessa November 17th, 2009
slug=='certifikitsch-winners') { $is_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='classique-d-camembert-winners') { $is_gold_award=1; } if ($cat->slug=='love-is-in-the-hair-award-winners') { $is_hair=1; } } // true added because this table will now always exist - jealous button if ($is_award || $is_gold_award || $is_hair || true) { $admin_email_pop_coa=$admin_email_pop_cdc=$admin_email_pop_liith=""; if ( current_user_can('level_10') ) { $now=gmdate("Y-m-d H:i:s"); $key=sha1("A".$now."B"); $the_title=single_post_title("", false); ?> Send Certifikitsch Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_cdc="
Send Classique d' Camembert Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; $admin_email_pop_liith="
Send Love Is In The Hair Confirmation Email to: ".get_the_author_meta('display_name').""; } echo "
"; if ($is_award) { echo ''; echo 'Certifikitsch Winner'.$admin_email_pop_coa; } if ($is_gold_award) { echo ''; echo 'Classique d Camembert'.$admin_email_pop_cdc; } if ($is_hair) { echo ''; echo 'Love Is In The Hair'.$admin_email_pop_liith; } /* if (empty($uid)) { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!
(You must be logged in to be Jealous.)"; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { $str="You are Jealous of this Kitsch!"; } else { $str="Click if you\\'re Jealous!"; } if (empty($uid)) { echo 'Jealous'; } elseif ($user_is_jealous) { echo 'Jealous'; } else { echo 'Jealous'; } if (count($jealous_rs)>0) { echo "(".count($jealous_rs).")"; } */ echo "
\n\n"; } ?>

I’ve had this thing for years. I flipped when I saw him, but I remember I got the dreaded look of “why would anyone buy that piece of junk” when I handed over the cash. Those dullsville opinions don’t bug this cool cat… he sits on my desk bangin’ his drum without a care.

He’s unmarked, except for a sticker that says “Made in Japan.” I should add a picture of his back, because his shirt is pretty detailed. He doesn’t weigh very much.. I’m not even sure that the base is solid wood, because it seems so light… maybe it’s balsa wood or something.

4 Responses to “Kitschy Cool Cat”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love anything Beatnik but what I love most about this cool cat so proudly labeled “The Beatnik” is that there’s nothing Beatnik about him. Yes, he’s playing a drum but not the kind that Beatniks play which are bongos. He’s wearing a regular tie, something that all Beatniks rebelled against. I don’t see any beret, mustache or goatee. So other than someone trying to capitalize on the Beatnik craze by slapping that metal tag on the front, a hipster ain’t what this cat is. Which makes it, of course, perfect Kitsch.

    What I really dig are the excessively long fingers. I guess they were trying to make him look like he was moving to the beat that he tapped on his Indian drum.

    The fact that this weighs almost nothing, even including the wood base, makes this even Kitschier. Like wow, man.

    Would love to see the detail on the back of the shirt. Maybe there’s something Beatniky about that. If you want you can e-mail it to me at [email protected] and I’ll insert into this post.