I would rarely ever, ever, "endorse" anything (not that I have any special endorsement power in the first place). Putting your ass on the line and saying you believe, or don't believe, in something is a very serious choice. So I guess there are very few things I would actually stand up for.
But those things do exist.
Meucci and Predator pool cues, Crabby Jack's Duck Po-Boy, Don Cazayoux, wet toilet paper.....and then of course Dirty Coast and Blake Haney's ventures....yes because he's a friend, but also because most of his experiments are just plain interesting and hip.
One thing I do well, however......is condemnation. And I have a pressing one at the moment.
Go to this website....ONLY to know what it is and avoid it at all costs.
Apparently this carpetbagging, Baton Rougian (ughhhh), Josh Harvey....having no original ideas of his own....is methodically trying to imitate...no rip off....Haney's business ventures.
Check this out:
Dirty Coast T-shirt designs:
compared to dickwad's designs:
As if that wasn't bad enough....he now opens a store on Magazine (vis-a-vis Dirty Coast store on Magazine) and attempts to copy Haney's Humid Beings venture:
You know there's absolutely nothing I hate more than someone north of I-10....actually north of the lake....trying to commercially enterprise on New Orleans culture. This asshole can't even come up with his own ideas.
So the business is located on 2126 Magazine Street.....Do me a favor....when you drive by it, honk your horn and give 'em the one finger salute....I mean every time you drive by. All day long...I hope all they hear and see is a constant stream of horns and birds.