About Jen

Jen is BME's Girl Friday, managing customer support and whatever else has been thrown her way, since 2004.

Patches

Hey everyone, did you know you can still get BME patches? Well you can! As you may be aware, Rachel’s home flooded in 2015 and lost all personal belongings along with all of BME Shop’s stock, BME’s computers, etc. These patches are being produced by a friend of her partner, David’s and all proceeds go directly back to BME to help us recover our losses. Not only will you be receiving awesome patches, but you’ll be helping BME!

I took the photo below and included a quarter for size, these are perfect for bags or jackets.

Patches

You can get your Calm Logo patch here.
You can get your Hockey Logo patch here.

BME Event in So Cal!

Hey folks, are you in Southern California? The 16th Annual So Cal BME/IAM BBQ is taking place on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, hosted by our friends David and Tiffany. Check out their Facebook event page for more information!

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And, if you go, don’t forget to take photos and submit them to BME!

(Click the photo to go to the Facebook page.)

Yakuza Apocalypse

I recently received an email about a movie that looks pretty entertaining. Check out the trailer and information on the film and its release dates below.

YAKUZA APOCALYPSE
THEATRICAL RELEASE 6 JANUARY 2016

*THE MOST LUNATIC VAMPIRE ACTION FILM YOU’LL EVER SEE*

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Manga Entertainment is excited to announce a UK theatrical release of cult Japanese director, Takashi Miike’s latest cinematic feast, Yakuza Apocalypse. The film, which recently wowed audiences at the London Film Festival and had its world premiere at Cannes Directors Fortnight is coming to UK cinemas January 6.

In what The Telegraph’s Robbie Collin refers to as ‘demented brilliance’, the film is arguably the craziest vampire-gangster genre mashup ever witnessed. Miike’s signature blend of deranged horror, slapstick and action are all on display here, making Yakuza Apocalypse not only his most fun film but also the most bizarre to date.

Yakuza Apocalypse tells the story of Kageyama who is ridiculed for being the only member of the Yakuza clan unable to brand himself with their signature tattoo due to sensitive skin. However, when a dying Kamiura, the most feared boss in the Yakuza underworld, bites Kageyama he is transformed into a bloodthirsty monster who will stop at nothing to avenge his former boss.

“This is definitely the most insane vampire movie you’ll ever see and we are extremely proud to be bringing it to the big screen! For those familiar with Miike’s controversial yet fun work, you’ll be happy to know he is on fine ‘crazy’ form with this action-packed and blood-soaked horror. Yakuza Apocalypse is also from the producers of The Raid 1 & 2 so you know the fight scenes are exceptionally kinetic and the story is a thrilling spectacle!” – Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager at Manga Entertainment

Director: Takashi Miike

Cast: Yayan Ruhian, Hayato Ichihara, Rirî Furankî

Synopsis: Due to his sensitive skin, Kageyama is ridiculed by his fellow Yakuza clan members for being the only one who cannot be branded with their signature tattoo. When Kamiura, the fearsome Yakuza boss who also happens to be a bloodsucking vampire is brutally killed by a competing clan, he passes on his vampire powers to his loyal lieutenant. Now Kageyama is transformed into a bloodthirsty monster who will stop at nothing to avenge his former boss.

Tattoo Survey

I received the following request for a tattoo survey. If you’re interested in participating, check out the information below.

Are you a tattooed job seeker over the age of 18? If so, you could get a $5 Amazon gift card by participating in our study at the following site, https://msupsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_78Onuts5qRiJ6O9. We are a team of researchers from Michigan State University interested in your views on tattooed individuals and the job search process. The survey is anonymous and no one will be able to link your responses back to you. The information is being collected solely for research purposes. In exchange for completing this survey, you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.

Patches!

People have asked for these for a long time, well that time is finally here. BME patches!

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If you would like to buy your very own Hockey or Calm patches, you can get them here:

Hockey Logo Patch
Calm Logo Patch

You may have heard about the recent flooding in Columbia, South Carolina. Unfortunately, Rachel was affected by this flood. She lost all of her belongings in the flood and the home that she lives in with Ari and her boyfriend David received serious structural damage. Things were lost that money can never replace and during this devastation Rachel has been working hard to help others in her community. FEMA and insurance won’t come close to covering their financial losses and a friend of David’s set up a GoFundMe to help them out. If you’re interested in helping, you can check out the GoFundMe here.

Monsters of Schlock needs YOU!

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21 time Guinness World Record Breaking freakshow and body modification enthusiasts the Monsters of Schlock need your help in reaching their crowdfunding goal of making their sitcom pilot into a TV series!

The great Orbax, longtime BME contributor and emcee of the Toronto BMEFests, along with his brother Sweet Pepper Klopek the barb-wire bat wielding lead singer of the BMEFest fan favourite the Legendary Klopeks, have been traveling the world for the last ten years with their comedy freakshow. They’ve achieved some amazing feats in that time such as Sweet Pepper’s Guinness Record for the most mousetraps released on a tongue in one minute (https://youtu.be/64L5Vz5AaUc) and Orbax’s record for towing a 9000 lb truck for 111.7 metres using two shark hooks in his back (https://youtu.be/USgV62alu1U).

Last year they shot a sitcom pilot, entirely funded and produced on their own. You can see it on YouTube (https://youtu.be/GXslnT8HUZk) or watch it below. The concept is Flight of the Conchords meets Super Dave Osborne, but with a freakshow twist.

Their Kickstarter has rewards ranging anywhere from buying the DVD’s to getting your own personalized stunt, to having them show up at your house and do their live freakshow!

The only way the TV series is going to happen is if they can raise the money to pay for production, and that means that the only way you’ll get to see it is by pledging. Head over and help them out (http://kck.st/1F9O4Ut).