Thursday, June 30, 2016

Civic Pride


Wednesday, June 29, 2016


That is one sporty Sporty.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


I have probably watched this a hundred times...
Just watched it again.

I forgot how many good bits there are in it.

Like that Eddie Elguera part...
So good.

Side note, H Street is actually a thing again, website here.
The concave and tail kick of their old boards may be my favorite.
A ringing endorsement from a aging dork, that sometimes rolls around.

Monday, June 27, 2016


If it was on a menu, I'd probably order it...

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Safe & Sound

Friday, June 24, 2016


I have got that going for me...

Which is nice.

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Wednesday, June 22, 2016


How's this for some madness?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


I miss this guy.

I think it's pretty obvious why we get along.

Yes, I lifted this pic from somebody's insta page.

Monday, June 20, 2016



Friday, June 17, 2016


Thursday, June 16, 2016


Differing from the typical Suzuki post you might see here...

Did you hear that Ichiro passed Pete Rose on the pro baseball hit list?

Well, he did, but there is some moaning about how part of the number comes from Ichiro's pro ball in Japan.

Anyway, I am a fan.

Since living in Seattle and seeing him play for the Mariners...
He is a marvel to watch playing baseball, much of it doesn't translate in a televised game.

4257 is a lot of contact, any way you look at it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


So, mass shootings are bad.
Of course they are bad...

And it brings us back to the assault weapon ban conversation and a lot of loose talk about guns and bans.

The truth is, any gun can be an assault weapon, if you assault somebody with it...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Christo is at it again...

These works have always fascinated me.
The scale, the temporal nature which leaves only documentation, notes and photos.

This time, giant, temporary bridges, floating on some Italian lake.
So people can experience what it is like to walk on the lake.
Or whatever...

Here is more on Christo, if you are curious.

Monday, June 13, 2016


Ok, I can get behind this...

(Of course, this would bring up another endless birth certificate conversation, wouldn't it?)

Maybe there would be better voter turn out with the chance of being rewarded with monster skateboards and other swag.

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Some summer something...

Friday, June 10, 2016

Blue Smoke

Rather busy in these parts...

Here is some crazy two stroke drag bike contraption for you to contemplate.

That is madness, but probably a bit of fun...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Oh Man

Dunlop going in hot...

That's a record lap at the TT.
That is fast.

If you have no idea what the TT is, go here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Primary Talk

It's another primary day, so let's talk about that...

I like primary (covers) with fins.

They look cool.
They may actually aid in cooling.

That's where I stand.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Went to the RISD Museum this weekend, specifically to see an exhibit featuring the work of fashion designer Todd Oldham.

Sure, that sounds out of character for me...

I found it pretty fascinating and illuminating.
The construction details were amazing.
Color, patterns, textures, all that...

What really struck me as an odd take away?

Oldham is probably a really funny guy.
When was the last time you looked at an article of clothing and thought "I bet the person who designed this has a great, clever sense of humor."  (Not including novelty or graphic t-shirts, here.)

Worth checking out.

More info here.

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Here, something to listen to...

Friday, June 3, 2016


OK, it is a bit fancy...

Like, really fancy.

Still, I'd like to turn it over in my hands a few times...
And then send some stuff down range, with it.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Random environmental post here...

About space, out west.

I don't know where your thoughts are on the Bundy clan or politicians who speak of selling off parks and grasslands.

About our seemingly constant desire to expand, develop, exploit whatever natural elements we have at hand...

But I stumbled on this Disappearing West website, which lays out some startling statistics.  Such as-

Human development in the West now covers more than 165,000 square miles of land. That is roughly the size of 6 million superstore parking lots.
This development is growing fast. Between 2001 and 2011, natural areas in the West—including forests, wetlands, deserts, and grasslands—were disappearing at the rate of one football field every 2.5 minutes.

Now, I lived out west for a good portion of my life.  Driven across the country, seen a lot of land in our great land.

Now, living on the east coast I am acutely aware of accessible open space...

Or the lack of land available to get out and explore.
Those places where you can breath some air.
Not run into another person for hours or days places...


I guess we're are just gonna Tesla between our standardized housing module to our work pod before going to the consuming center, the whole time wearing augmented reality headsets in future...

Should probably get out to some of those empty spots on the map, while we have the chance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This Guy