03/10/14 3:21pm
From the authority on sexy. via Andrew WK

It’s easy to say when you’re rolling in sex wipe money. via Andrew WK

Andrew WK has lived many lives: party king, failed ambassador, sex wipe spokesman. When a man lives that much, he gains a certain wisdom that you can’t get when you aren’t endorsing sex wipes. So of course, Marketplace asked the man to impart some words of financial wisdom. WK suggested investing your money in a low-interest but safe savings account, and also- nah, just kidding. He said to spend your money with reckless abandon. (more…)

10/28/13 2:31pm
Andrew WK is starting to take the "party messiah" thing a little far. Photo by devious photography via Facebook

Andrew WK is starting to take the “party messiah” thing a little far. Photo by devious photography via Facebook

1. Check out the release party for a new atlas of New Orleans, because you can’t just keep passing off Treme trivia a your insider’s knowledge of the city (Monday)

2. See an adorable cooking couple, one vegan and one a French pastry chef, both talk about their new food books at powerHouse Arena (Monday)

3. Saw Her Stand Up There, the all-female comedy show at Spike Hill is celebrating their birthday, so why don’t you go help them celebrate by hanging out and listening to some jokes (Monday)

4. Editors from Vice will be in conversation with Bedford + Bowery about how Vice got to be where they are today and how they don’t give a shit if you think they’re cool (Monday) (more…)

06/18/13 8:24am
It's time to drum!

It’s time to drum!

Like we’ve said before, we’re huge fans of Andrew WK, even if our coverage of him has usually been skeptical. But, he loves to party, we love to party, our interests pretty much fall in line. And his newest stunt, sitting outside in Times Square and drumming for a full 24 hours starting tomorrow, is something we can definitely get behind. (more…)

03/11/13 2:20pm
From the authority on sexy. via Andrew WK

From the authority on sexy. via Andrew WK

Look, we all face the point sometimes where we don’t feel so fresh. Like, down in your crotch. It makes sense. You wear tight jeans, you’re walking around all day, things aren’t gonna be smelling like dryer sheets down there. But that’s OK! Or maybe it’s not, at least according to Playtex and Andrew WK, who’s their new pitchman for their ridiculous sex-themed baby wipes for adults, called “Fresh and Sexy.” Should you buy a pack of these for eight dollars? Oh hell no. (more…)

11/25/12 10:21pm

Very official. via Andrew WK

UPDATE: As we predicted, Andrew WK will not be traveling to Bahrain as any sort of cultural ambassador. It turns out that the rocker merely had an invitation to speak—but even that was revoked because it didn’t pass muster with the State Department.

A State Department spokesperson told us the following: “Andrew WK had been invited by the US Embassy in Bahrain to be part of a cultural speakers program, but upon further review, the program was canceled because it did not meet the standards of the State Department.”

We don’t yet know why the appearance was canceled—or who had the notion to invite him—but it’s clear that Andrew WK will not now be Bahrain’s “Cultural Ambassador of Partying,” as he wrote on his web site, and was never going to be exactly that in the first place. Nor will Andrew WK be sent to the Middle East ”in the tradition of the American Jazz Ambassadors” from the 1960s, as he also proclaimed on his site.

WK has issued a Twitter reaction, and seems pretty floored by the way things have unfolded.

His web site promises a comment on the situation soon.

Our original post below:

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Andrew WK is a lot of things: king of partying, party businessman, excellent partier and friend to children and animals. He’s also apparently really good at punking the internet, since a single unsourced blog post announcing his appointment to be a cultural ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain was reblogged today by everyone from Pitchfork to NME to the Huffington Post to Fox News to Vulture and everyone on your Facebook feed. But wait — why does every single news story about this link back to either Andrew WK’s own web site or the other news stories about it? (more…)