(ot) the color of art



Artist JT Nimoy calculated the average color of art based on 26,000 images in the MoMA art collection. The result is #A79F94, a brownish gray.

the jokes keep, uhm, flowing



deadrock3 on the awesome P&G Tampax campaign featuring Serena Williams: “Maybe Serena should arrive at her next tournament on a red moped scooter — it could be called her menstrual cycle.”

Hah!

do your part: donate to flood victims in southeast asia



14 inches of rain in six hours — that’s the amount of water that Typhoon Ketsana dumped onto Manila this past Saturday, leading to massive floods that have killed at least 200 and have displaced tens of thousands of others in the northern part of the Philippines.

You can do your part by contributing to the American Red Cross’ efforts to help out. (Vietnam is also in the path of the typhoon.)

(image by Reuters via WaPo.com)

party in kuala lumpur



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What a motley crew, these guys. Snowman Richard Gasquet, the unsportsmanlike Robin Soderling, gambler Nikolay Davydenko, and casanova Fernando Verdasco — all in batik shirts at an event for the Proton Malaysia Open, happening this week in Kuala Lumpur.

Leave it to Verdasco to add Spanish flair to the traditional Malaysian attire by tucking it into his jeans. We didn’t expect anything less from the fashionista.

Bracket: After first-round byes, Kolya faces Dent, Verdasco will play Karol Beck, and Soderling is up against qualifier Brendan Evans (who played fellow qualifier/American Michael Yani in the first round). Gasquet is still slated for a first rounder against Romanian Victor Crivoi.

(image via PMO)

rafa, kobe, maria, and… manny pacquiao?!



Yes, Manny Pacquiao, save your vocal chords and — whatever you do — don’t run for political office. Instead of going down that predictable Filipino celebrity path, you should try to mix things up a bit, eh?

The Filipino boxing champ has been chosen (along with Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Rafa Nadal, and Alexandre Pato) to pose in the AW77 hoodie from Nike‘s Fall/Winter 2009 NSW collection. The superstars were shot by photographers David Sims and Karl Templer over three months for a project that’ll launch on October 1.

Browse: Images of the rest of the NSW Fall/Winter 2009 collection can be found here, here, and here.

Watch: See this ad for the hoodie. The newest version of this classic item is being touted as water-resistant. And this video takes us to the Loopwheeler factory in Japan, where the hoodie’s made. (Fun fact: each of the old-school machines make enough fabric for only eight AW77s per day!)

Buy: Pick up a hoodie from NSW at Nike.

(image via freshnessmag.com; AW77 ad via beepinoy.com)