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Jonathan Terhaar

Abandoned by his family as an infant, Jonathan was left on a doorstep in Romania and raised by other orphans on a steady diet of moldy bread and aurolac. He found his way to the states in the mid-80s and founded several underground publications such as Sports Illustrated and People magazine at the age of 11. Jonathan now lives in Austin with a bunch of other hip, white people.

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Han Solo ice cube trays

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Products on Wednesday 27 June 2012

Hey Star Wars fans! Who doesn’t love Han Solo and cold drinks? Now you can fashion your own Han Solo ice cubes. Free your favorite space hero from his eternal slumber and allow him to furbish and cool your summer beverage. This is literally the coolest geek-prop of the summer.

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Full stream of new self-titled King Tuff album

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Thursday 7 June 2012

King Tuff is the project of Kyle Thomas, the same dude behind the bands Happy Birthday and Witch. On his second King Tuff record, a self-titled release, he brings forth so much rock that it’s hard to categorize the genre other than just saying, ‘It’s really, really good music’. Hips will sway and bodies will […]

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Honest parody ad slogan ideas

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By Jonathan Terhaar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 28 March 2012

The corporate world has become an easy target in the age of the Internet, when everybody knows a brand’s logo at a mere glance. As an idle advertising major, I couldn’t help but appreciate the pure honesty and truth behind these parody slogan ad ideas.

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Into The Waves: the new album from Sophia Knapp

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Thursday 1 March 2012

Sophia Knapp’s angelic voice whisps over acoustic guitar, smooth wurlitzers and mystical grooviness on her new Drag City full-length, Into The Waves. Multiple layers of versatility are implemented on the former Lights guitarist/vocalist’s first solo release. Check out the official video for In Paper.

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Drinkify: match your favourite music to your drink

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By Jonathan Terhaar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Perhaps you already have a drink named after you. Maybe your favorite band is tantamount to a few ounces of hot mountain swill. Maybe your ex is an 8 oz. glass of rot-gut bathtub gin. If not, you let your fantasies run wild at Drinkify.

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Epic book carvings by Guy Laramee

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Art on Tuesday 10 January 2012

Book carvings are super. It takes me a frustrating lot of precision X-Acto knifing just to make a collage on a piece of notebook paper. I commend Guy Laramee for his patience in creating these unique works of art.

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Incredible lifelike sculptures by Kris Kuksi

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Art on Friday 28 October 2011

I had to do a double-take as I was in doubt that Kuksi’s sculptures were in fact sculptures. What brilliant detail and lifelike features his techno-heavenly statues contain!

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New Real Estate album: Days

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Thursday 20 October 2011

I’m floating on a cheery, peacefully slow-moving river in the shade because I’m listening to Real Estate’s new release, Days. Early REM. Remnants, Feelies-ish guitar picking and other hints of mid-late 80s awesomeness abound on the 10 song album from these New Jersey tune craftsmen. Keep an ear on this band.

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Cool artist prints for your iPhone case

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Products on Thursday 21 July 2011

Now you don’t have to go to an Apple store and buy pink because the rest are gone and out of stock. Various artists prints now appear magically on iPhone cases.

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Haunted Amps

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Friday 8 July 2011

Here in Austin, odds are that your neighbor is in at least two bands. The music scene is as vast as any other American city, and then some. Being noticed amongst the chasm that is the Austin music scene takes more than luck or knowing the right people: you have to be genuine, you must have talent, and you must do something to differentiate yourself from everyone else.

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Hobo With A Shotgun: horror, thriller, or comedy?

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Film on Friday 3 June 2011

Hobo With A Shotgun might require a new genre. It doesn’t quite fit into ‘horror’, ‘thriller’ or ‘comedy’. It’s a little bit and a lot of all the above. First created as a fake trailer for the Grindhouse series, sort of like Machete, it was decided that Hobo With A Shotgun become a full-length feature by writer and director, Jason Eisener.

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Jad Fair live in Austin

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Saturday 7 May 2011

I had somewhat forgotten about Jad Fair over the years. After watching Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King years ago, and being rather touched by the story behind Jad and his bandmates, not to mention their music, I’ve been unable to find much by way of recent activity. Then I heard he was playing in my hometown, Austin. Jad Fair live: this should get interesting, and interesting turned out to be an understatement.

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This Frontier Needs Heroes

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Wednesday 13 April 2011

Brad and Jessica Lauretti are the brother and sister combo that make up the folk/Americana/psychedelic band This Frontier Needs Heroes. Their new album, set for official release on May 10, is entitled The Future and is full of earnest, thought-provoking lyrical matter ranging from historical figures to babies in outer space. Aside from the beautiful […]

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Brilliant new video from Japanese band Lite

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Friday 25 March 2011

Japanese math rock rippers Lite is from Tokyo. My friend just saw them open for Mike Watt and said they stole the show.

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View of Earth from Mercury

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Trends on Tuesday 22 March 2011

This is a first. We humans created a space-traveling vessel that just orbited Mercury and was kind enough to take a photo to send back to its creators. The earth and moon are the obvious bright spots in the lower left quadrant.

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