Monday, November 30, 2009


Thinking there is a motorcycle shortage in my life.

Perhaps also a sleeveless denim jacket shortage, but the bike probably should come first.

Mini Bike Monday

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Erkin Koray seemed appropriate, what with the lingering haze of Turkey day and all.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fat Man Friday

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Day

Everyone here at prettynotgood is awfully excited about Turkey day.

I mean, it seems like such an interesting country. Built on the foundations of the Ottoman empire. Located in a pivotal geographic location of varied cultures.

Yeah, Turkey!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I presume you are engaged in the preparations surrounding Thanksgiving.

I am not yet, but will be soon enough.

When I am cooking for Thanksgiving, I like to strip down, put on an apron, chef's hat and black mask - just like the little fella in this picture.



Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Average Day-Illustrated

That is me, on the right.

Two Wheels Tuesday

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday is for Mooses

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Scapegoat Soup


Friday, November 20, 2009

Cats for Gold

All of the details are right here.

Frontside Smith Friday

I borrowed this pic from Juice.

You should check it out, if you haven't and give a poo about that sort of thing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In the Lab

I haven't talked much about my plans to take over the world lately.

Not because I am not going to take over the world anymore.
No, I have just been a little busy in the lab.

These baboonbots are turning out to be a bit more complicated than I had expected.
The genetic modification, along with mating living tissue to a robotic substructure is some pretty big stuff.

I'll get it done though...
You can count on that.

And when you see the baboonbots rounding up members of Congress for a trip to the "re-education" facilities - you will fuckin' thank me and think that I am not such a loon after all.

I am not taking over the world for purely selfish reasons, ya know.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lunch Spoiler

I am going to spoil lunch for you, simply because I have seen some totally creepy food shit this week.
Topping the list is this fish, which is still moving after being deep fried.

You shouldn't watch the video if you ever want to...
It is creepy.

Then, over in Moscow there was the story of homeless cannibals selling their leftovers to a kebab restaurant.
I suppose that cannibal corpse-kebabs should top the fish video on the graph of grossness.

Maybe the pending Thanksgiving holiday has me more attuned to food stuff, right now.

I swear, I have read thirty different articles on brining and roasting turkeys in the past week.
Which would be great if I had any intention of wrestling with a big bird this year.
I don't.

So, anyway, doesn't Vietnamese sandwich sound good. Maybe?

Well, in spite of everything I was just talking about, I mean...
Perhaps some pho?

I here that there is a joint by the new Asian market in my hood with the banh mi and the pho - that I haven't checked out.

Wall of Death Wednesday

Why not wear all white while wheeling about on the wall of death at the World's Fair?

Why wouldn't one, indeed...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pirates vs Power Rangers

They do a pretty thorough analysis of the two most popular styles of motorcyclist fashion trends over at Hell for Leather.

Pretty funny.

Taco Tuesday

I miss taco Tuesdays at The Slammer.
Not the tacos so much...
Just the event.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Megacycle Monday

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Palin's Favorite

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cause for Alarm

The Heavy

Friday, November 13, 2009

Half Fairing Friday


I do think it should be a rule, they should release another Friday the 13th movie every time it comes up on the calender.

And I have to say, I think I was expecting more from Rob Zombie on that last one...
I mean his music videos are creepier than that movie was.
And his last god damned name is Zombie.

What if all of Jason's victims went zombie and came after him?
That would be cool!

Hollywood, if you steal that I deserve a cut.

That is a good plot idea (I mean as much plot as is associated with a battle-royal between a serial killer and zombies) right there...

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I am going to go ahead and predict a Palin/Dobbs ticket for the GOP's next presidential run.

Both recently decided to chart a new course, quit their jobs and seemingly started free-lancing on their med's...

Man, what an orgiastic combination of crazy conservative influence.

I am sure it will poll well with the base..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Wall of Death Wednesday

White lines.

Riding the white line.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Big Brother

This guy makes an awfully astute observation.

With all of the liberties given to government agencies at the expense of our own...

They couldn't do anything about Nidal Malik Hasan?

Two Wheels Tuesday

Monday, November 9, 2009

Machine Shop Monday

In following yesterday blathering about the bridge, I present this picture of people making things.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Bay Bridge

I don't know if you heard but we have been having a bit of trouble with the Bay Bridge, lately.

They found a crack in a rather important thingy which holds the bridge together during some other project Labor Day weekend.

And they did a quick fix job then, which has since broken - dropping a couple tons worth metal on the road deck in the process.

So a second round of repair stuff is ongoing.
A bit more stress modeling is being applied to the repair components needed to truss up this icon of the industrial revolution.
Since the intellectual revolution, nobody seems to know how to make the parts to fix the bridge, I guess.

That really wracks my head a bit.

The parts for the last "fix" were fabricated in Arizona.

Here in this international port city there is not some shop that could make a big steel thingy?
I mean there are two national laboratories doing crazy atomic science stuff close by. There is a f'n NASA lab down the road. There are big oil refineries all over the place.
And they had to have a giant metal bit fabricated in Arizona and ship it in?

Yes, I suppose this is another rambling diatribe about how we don't make anything anymore.

We don't have an app for fixing the infrastructure which carries a half million cars a day.
We do have access to a million app's for the Iphone, but at best they will only allow us to make fart noises in the general direction of the bridge.

If the Chinese had built a knock off bridge, we could probably get the part from them.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Drive Too Fast Today

Yes, you should get out there and drive the wheels off your car, do wheelies on a dirt bike or some such thing.

Then, maybe have a bit of a drink and a smoke.

And think about how you are not ever going to be as cool as Steve McQueen.

It just won't happen...

Steve died on this date, some 29 years ago.

We're all a little bit wussier for the loss.

Sudden Weather Change

Killgore Trout III

Friday, November 6, 2009

Old WW2 Footage

Harley Davidson is trying to revive some association with efforts during WW2 in their latest advertising.
Which only makes me sigh again, considering their recent offing of Buell.
Which doesn't have anything to do with this post.

The whole nostalgia thing has Harley posting up some wartime footage with their motorcycles from their archives.

This clip from North Africa, for example...

The only reason I even mention it is 'cause when I was a kid learning about building model airplanes, one kindly old guy taught me the ways of balsa wood and tissue paper.

He also happened to have been a photojournalist for Stars&Stripes during WW2.
His first stint, he told me while we glued fragile airplane bits together, was covering the North African efforts of the allies.
One of just a handful of guys tasked with that assignment.

So, he may have not shot this footage, but he probably knew the guy who did.
Probably shot some of the stuff you can link to from this clip...

Kinda neat, to me at least.

Fishscale Tank Friday

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Help Me

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wall of Death Wednesday

Good clean family fun, the old wall of death.

Excitement for every generation.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Under the Weather

Monday, November 2, 2009


Asimo turned nine today.

Nine can be an awkward age for a moon-man looking robot.

It can be hard to make friends.