Friday, December 30, 2016


End of the year is coming up.

Got any good resolutions, for yourself, planned out?

Me, I think I am going to try to say the word "cock" more...

You know, because of the Chinese astrology thing.
There Year of the Cock, 2017.

Think it is even a fire cock year.
So, we have that going for us...

Which is nice.

(One could also refer to 2017 as the year of the rooster, that translation also works.  Either or, rooster, cock.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Jam

Ya know what band I can never get enough of?

Smash Mouth.

Just a great band.

Sometimes, you just can't get enough of them though...
You just get to rockin' out and boom, the song is over.

Luckily, somebody has put this together...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


That no-comply tho...

Monday, December 26, 2016

Tennessee Digger

Who doesn't like a nice barn find story?

Well, this one is more of a farm find story, as bits of that old dragster looked to be a tad spread around, but it's a cool car with associated good story.

Read about it here. 

Friday, December 23, 2016


More holiday magic for you.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

12 Days

More holiday cheer for you...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dun Dun Dun

Listen, not all of these posts can be winners.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Travel Tips

In case you are travelling for the holidays...

(I will be holed up in my bunker here, for roughly 1,500 days.)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Cheer

If this doesn't stuff some holiday spirit all up in your stocking, I don't know what will...

Friday, December 16, 2016


Thursday, December 15, 2016


Do we not say Alberta Clipper anymore?

Maybe that was an expression local to my Midwestern roots, not more widely used?
Is it polar vortex now, is that what we're calling it?

(Perhaps calling this weather pattern an Alberta Clipper was giving too much attention to that poor, frigid province...
They had to assume too much cursing from frozen folks further south.)

Anyway, there is one of these polar vortex jobs vortexing it's way right over us today.
Wind and cold, man, wind and cold.
Gusts that will about lift the dog off the ground.  That vicious wind which picks up the grit from the street, sending it in visible waves to sandblast what skin you've left uncovered.
Cold that stays below freezing and gets to single digits cold.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Hey, look at this cute thing...

I would guess you are here for some distraction from reality.

A distraction from the stories coming out of Aleppo.
Thoughts of how many refugees died trying to get out of that place...
Or some other place getting f'd by some IS occupation.
Perhaps you are trying to avoid pondering how the president elect is likely interviewing some leader of a flat earth society to head up NASA.

So, here is a cute thing to distract you from those thoughts.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Winds

I have sorta been keeping track of this wind farm action, off Block Island.
The island is bit of land off Point Judith that has all your New England island summer get away charm.

The farm is somewhere of the island, those five turbines, out in the Atlantic a ways.

I was a bit fascinated by the logistics of all of it.  The turbines are from the EU, they were off-loaded down the road, then barged to the site.

Assembling giant erector sets out in the moving ocean seems like a challenge, no?

Anyway, announced yesterday...

The Block Island Wind Farm is officially up, running, and connected to the grid, operators announced Monday. The country’s first offshore wind project will produce enough electricity to power 17,000 average homes. It will provide all the island’s electricity needs, supplanting its old diesel generators and will also send electricity onto the mainland grid.

There is more to read here, if you would like.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mountain Monday

I guess when you have your own backyard pool, you get your lines pretty dialed...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dryer Fires

Are dryer fires trending?

I feel like I have seen a lot of images with dryers on fire in the past week or so.
More then, well, ever...

Perhaps it is symbolic or some form of metaphor.
Perhaps it is the start of some laundry machine mass extinction, due to global lint build up.
Perhaps dryers are actually portals to hell, now opening up to bring this year to it's natural conclusion.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016


I have been looking at pictures of this bike for years...
Books, classic bike magazines, the usual motorcycle spots.

It is a fascinating machine.
Maybe not handsome, exactly.
But interesting for sure...

Kinda cool to get to hear it and see it move.

Friday, December 2, 2016

In Case

In case you were looking for a car that looks like a guitar amplifier road case, tipped on it's side...

Here it is.

(I am not sure what is more terrible, the car itself or the narrative to justify it.)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rhodey Roads

Super awesome Civic - check.
Sweet sound system - check.
Ken Block steezey DC sweatshirt - check.

This rad race car footage is from just up the street, here.