A journal of questionable quality

Monday, August 31, 2009

Crowd - foule art contemporary collage 2008 on Twitpic

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Reseau stream traffic 2009 on Twitpic

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Um, dois, três...

well, ya do have a point there...

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Que Gostosa!

everyone does, really

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Friday, August 28, 2009

ak47 : tumblr

good timing

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so it's Friday wind blues

there ya go - should miss nothing by being home...

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Ashley Wood

Serious Ashley Wood fan from way back.

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ASHLEY WOOD

speaking of Ashley Wood...

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Gottfried Helnwein | The last Child

serious size serious talent

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Cabspotting

About Cabspotting

Cabspotting traces San Francisco's taxi cabs as they travel throughout the Bay Area. The patterns traced by each cab create a living and always-changing map of city life. This map hints at economic, social, and cultural trends that are otherwise invisible. The Exploratorium has invited artists and researchers to use this information to reveal these "Invisible Dynamics."

The core of this project is the Time Lapse area of the project reveals time-varying patterns such as rush hour, traffic jams, holidays and unusual events. New projects are produced by the Exploratorium's visiting artists and also created by the larger Cabspotting community.

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World of Taxis - Culture and History

Gaito Gazdanov was a Russian emigre who drove a taxi in Paris from 1928 to 1952. During that time, he wrote seven of his nine novels.

Gazdanov’s novel Nochnye dorogi (Night Roads) draws heavily on his life as a taxi driver. Originally titled Nochnaia doroga (Night Road) it was serialized in the emigre journal Sovremennye zapiski in 1939-1940. It did not appear as a book until 1952.

I have a thing for taxis, always have had. As you do.

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+KN | Kitsune Noir

Ashley Woods comic book series World War Robot - now they're here.
Woods rocks.

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Headblade - Grooming and Skin - Looking Good - The Good Store

HEADBLADE

Simply the hippest thing ever for maintaining a pristine skull...or for keeping in a desk for a quick touch-up. As used by good looking basketballers and wrestlers in America. Normal shavers aren't designed for heads, but The Headblade is. Slip a middle finger through the loop and push. Other razors work by pulling and pressing, which leads to nicks and cuts.

The Headblade's inventor started searching for scalp perfection in 1997. Two years later, the yellow beauty was born. Lasts over a year – longer than most combs. Takes Schick & Gillette blades.

I already ordered one. Naturally.

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MCSG SYM

I like this idea

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MCSG SYM

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lockerbie bomber: Letter from FBI director Robert Mueller - Telegraph

Published: 2:46AM BST 23 Aug 2009

Dear Mr Secretary

Over the years I have been a prosecutor, and recently as the Director of the FBI, I have made it a practice not to comment on the actions of other prosecutors, since only the prosecutor handling the case has all the facts and the law before him in reaching the appropriate decision.

Your decision to release Megrahi causes me to abandon that practice in this case. I do so because I am familiar with the facts, and the law, having been the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the investigation and indictment of Megrahi in 1991. And I do so because I am outraged at your decision, blithely defended on the grounds of ''compassion''.

Your action in releasing Megrahi is as inexplicable as it is detrimental to the cause of justice. Indeed your action makes a mockery of the rule of law. Your action gives comfort to terrorists around the world who now believe that regardless of the quality of the investigation, the conviction by jury after the defendant is given all due process, and sentence appropriate to the crime, the terrorist will be freed by one man's exercise of ''compassion''. Your action rewards a terrorist even though he never admitted to his role in this act of mass murder and even though neither he nor the government of Libya ever disclosed the names and roles of others who were responsible.

Your action makes a mockery of the emotions, passions and pathos of all those affected by the Lockerbie tragedy: the medical personnel who first faced the horror of 270 bodies strewn in the fields around Lockerbie, and in the town of Lockerbie itself; the hundreds of volunteers who walked the fields of Lockerbie to retrieve any piece of debris related to the break-up of the plane; the hundreds of FBI agents and Scottish police who undertook an unprecedented global investigation to identify those responsible; the prosecutors who worked for years - in some cases a full career - to see justice done.

But most importantly, your action makes a mockery of the grief of the families who lost their own on December 21, 1988. You could not have spent much time with the families, certainly not as much time as others involved in the investigation and prosecution. You could not have visited the small wooden warehouse where the personal items of those who perished were gathered for identification - the single sneaker belonging to a teenager; the Syracuse sweatshirt never again to be worn by a college student returning home for the holidays; the toys in a suitcase of a businessman looking forward to spending Christmas with his wife and children.

You apparently made this decision without regard to the views of your partners in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the Lockerbie tragedy. Although the FBI and Scottish police, and prosecutors in both countries, worked exceptionally closely to hold those responsible accountable, you never once sought our opinion, preferring to keep your own counsel and hiding behind opaque references to ''the need for compassion''.

You have given the family members of those who died continued grief and frustration. You have given those who sought to assure that the persons responsible would be held accountable the back of your hand. You have given Megrahi a ''jubilant welcome'' in Tripoli, according to the reporting. Where, I ask, is the justice?

Sincerely yours,

Robert S. Mueller, III

Director

so, you're unhappy then?

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Café Moto in Brooklyn

awe struck

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1953 Vincent Black Shadow

I was born the next year. Hunter S Thompson's savage bike in 'Fear and Loathing..'

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Laverda_Jota

The venerable Jota. (name dropper, name dropper - I know someone who owns one... so die of envy then.

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1936 Burt Munro Velocette | Bike EXIF |

The Velocette was modified by Burt Munro and his mate Duncan Meikle: although Munro is obviously associated with Indians, he actually spent more time racing Velocettes.

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Shadow and bottle Art contemporary collage assembly photogr... on Twitpic

this is talent

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lost time - temps perdu on Twitpic

and this...

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car, pedestrian, stream - flux piéton transport on Twitpic

I like these

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Cinelli Bicycles USA

I am in lust

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Wonder Customs Texas

I could love it

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

The reason I bike

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Deus Ex Machina - Gallery / 650 Bobber build

http://www.deus.com.au/gallery/

650 Bobber - a dream, a real dream.

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Deus Ex Machina - Gallery / Index

If this doesn't give you a hard on nothing will - sheer beauty
http://www.deus.com.au/gallery/

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Post Classic Race Meet - Eastern Creek

Post Classic Race Meet - Eastern Creek Oct 2007 from Deus Cycles on Vimeo.

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Secret Service LA

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Regrets: Boxes

Steve Delahoyd - Coudal Partners

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Regrets: Hobbies

Steve Delahoyde Coudal Partners

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| Bike EXIF | Classic motorcycles, custom motorcycles and cafe racers

Benjie’s Café Honda CB550F

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poisonous pulchritude

Vanessa Paradis - what can you say?

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FFFFOUND! | The Heads of State: True to the Street

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WM | whitehot magazine of contemporary art

Although dreams are subjective, Illya Chichkan and Mihara Yashiro at the Ukrainian Pavilion recreated the sense of displacement elicited by dreams. The lower level of the offsite pavilion was filled with sand while the upper level was left intact, lights dimmed, shutters closed - letting no outside light in - and filling sporadically with fog. The only real movement in the otherwise stagnant rooms came from two large kinetic works clanging and clashing, and the quiet whir and blur of the sweet, almost prepubescent girl roller-skating through the 18th century rooms. I’m still wondering how Wladimir Klitschko, who is the reigning World Heavyweight Boxing champion, decided to curate such a subtle and refined pavilion.

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this isn't happiness.™ Peter Nidzgorski, tumblr

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Squeaky Fromme

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I don't care

But, I might next week...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Munter Mule Combination

told ya

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

fairlane mansion


fairlane mansion
Originally uploaded by g. s. george.



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

but there's more

Download now or watch on posterous
18082009099.3gp (149 KB)

I am one busy man.

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The great Trabant

Aspire. Heavily. With conviction.

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pretty random

Useless Westerlies with a drop of Southerly
about the only thing that makes me feel better...

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

In pursuit of low impact sport VII

Kites, yes, but water may help the inevitable crash.

We went and looked at the new Naish and North models.

Don't want latest one, but anytime there's a new model everyone wants to trade up.

I don't.

Already have a seat harness for the buggy. Just add kite, water and wind.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Hell of a night

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week

Bitching. I know.

It's Friday and I'm squealing.

Sore back. Still. I don't have a lot of time for pain.

Good looking weather out there. Through the window. A breeze happening. Wrong direction.

Brings to mind the kite - still in the process of modifying the monster to make it more controllable on land. It's going to power the buggy. We want speed, not lift. Lift is what got us here, inside, on a bright mid winter day.

Monster kite's little brother, made purely to race on land, is what caused this damage. Too much wind, wrong day, overpowered in the buggy, lifted, lofted, 15 feet, and dropped. Dropped heavily. Flat on my back. Biggest hit I remember.

Winded. Lying there not doing good with the breathing at all. Remember when I was a kid winding myself. Breath returns. Pleasing really. Limbs all seem to work. Serious pain. Everywhere.

That's where I am now. Serious pain. Bend my neck forward, my ribs sting. How does that go together?

Initial x rays shows a few vertebrae cracked, but could be old damage. No ribs broken this time is a plus. Odd thing that did show up is a lack of bone density. Know nothing about about it. Don't want to. 

Doctor next week will explain all the perambulations involved. Some sort of scan. Great.

55 years old and now I'm turning into the incredible shrinking man. Bones like sponge. 

Body, don't fail me now.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

A MOST WANTED MAN by John le Carré EXTENDED VERSION

The next book in the pile of ones I have yet to read.
Le Carre is an author that I remain in awe of. 21 books and still getting better.

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Master & Margarita - trailer

The book was great. In English naturally.

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House of Leaves Trailer

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William Gibson - Excerpt from "Spook Country"

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Spook Country - William Gibson

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William Gibson - Official Website

read this man

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Westerlies prevail

I don't care

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Prima Avila - a long time ago


View Larger Map

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Disturbing Images

Please don't.

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dementia's trinket box

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Fijacion Oral

I just love it

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imgfave FOR STARS WILL RISE AGAIN on vi.sualize.us

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pitchfork: Photos David Byrne

You know you know.

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Trent Reznor is a Twitter quitter

The old Metal Sludge crowd has scared him off.
Don't blame him myself.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

heart shaped box

yes

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