Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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...
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
Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 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
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.
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
Friday, June 10, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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
Friday, June 3, 2016
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.