Pepper Spray Cop aka Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop T-Shirt

It’s funny how design inspiration comes about. This particular T-Shirt design from Etsy seller, LovesickRobotStudios, has its origins from a UC Davis Occupy Protest that took place on November 20, 2011. Lieutenant John Pike was photographed pepper spraying UC Davis students seated in protest.

Of course, this pissed off a lot of people. Soon after, Lieutenant John Pike began popping up on InternetLAND, eventually finding his way in the 1819 painting Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull and then Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884) by Tumblr blog It Makes No Sense.

And this eventually led to a Reddit thread by GeneralLudd featuring a Banksy-like stenciled illustration tittled Casually Butterfly Everything.

And that’s when LovesickRobotStudios turned Lieutnent John Pike into an actual product. For Sale. For a mere $12 you can score a faux-banksy-like T-Shirt featuring an asshole spraying butterflies.

Vote Yes On Prop 19

I don’t live in California, but if I did I would definitely be voting YES for Proposition 19. Not familiar with the Prop 19? Here’s some more information:

“Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, is a California ballot proposition which will be on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot. It legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate these activities, permits local governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorizes various criminal and civil penalties.” via Wikipedia

I honestly do not see why marijuana should not be legalized. I am serious. It’s not cocaine and it definitely is not heroine. In fact, some might argue that health wise, it is better than a pack of cigarettes that you can legally purchase (I am one of those people).

Check out these ads in support of Prop 19:

And CNN takes a look at legalizing marijuana:

I’d love to hear what YOU think about Proposition 19. Do you think marijuana should be legalized in California? I’d especially love to here to what people from California think.

And while you ponder your position on this topic, take a peek at this pro Proposition 19 T-Shirt from NerdyShirts. It’s reminder that the November elections are just around the corner so be sure to vote YES on Prop 19!

California Wok

I first ate at California Wok about four years ago. For some reason, I didn’t return back to this little food establishment until maybe a month ago, and I’ve been back at least five times since then. I’m a bit addicted to the Chicken plates.

California Wok bills itself as being a healthy and low fat Chinese food alternative. This was incentive enough for me to try this place out once again since I love to eat Chinese food (luckily for my waist, I don’t eat typical Chinese food too often). My favorite dishes at California Wok include the Chicken and Broccoli and the Cha Cha Chicken. As you can see, I love my chicken! The Cha Cha Chicken is a mixture of Chicken, mushrooms and spinach. Both dishes are absolutely wonderful. If you order the Chicken with Broccoli, I would recommend ordering a full plate as the broccoli is pretty bulky and will take up most of the portion. On the other hand, the half-plate of Cha Cha chicken is pretty filling.

Entrée dishes can be ordered as either half or full plates. Half-plates cost about seven dollars, whereas full-plates are a little over nine dollars each. A little pricey considering you can get larger portions at your favorite (and traditional) Chinese restaurant for about 6 bucks. You pay the extra three bucks at California Wok for the “healthy” factor. All entrée plates come with a side of white or brown rice and a fortune cookie for good luck!    

If you’re in the during lunch time than I would highly recommend ordering from their lunch menu. At about $6 you get an entrée (about half-plate in size), salad, side order of rice and a drink. Pretty good deal, don’t you think?

According to the California Wok website, they use “fresh vegetables, low sodium soy sauce, 100% cholesterol-free canola oil and by preparing each dish to your dietary preference.” They had better be using healthy ingredients if I am going to pay that three-dollar premium! 

If you’re in the Ala Moana area and want a healthy alternative to Panda Express than I would recommend checking out California Wok. It is located near Assagio’s and is right next to the American Saving Bank Ala Moana Branch.

California Wok
1450 Ala Moana Blvd # 1251
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 947-1332