Friday, May 30, 2008

Yeah, Moz

After Nate and I almost ran him down on our bikes before that one TNMWR, Patrick directed his new video.
Small world, dude.

Hi-Fi Reader #6

Issue #6 of the HI-FI Reader is now available.

Collect all six at

the aliens are coming! oh wait, they're already here...

...and they're in Nebraska!

Man claims to have video of extraterrestrial being

Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission!

The Stan Romanek story.



Today's my last day at Electric Pulp. Check out the sweet cake they sent me.

sorry kev, my friday got busy......

It's Friday again.
Friday is your GP day.

How To Make The Worst White Russian Ever

From Freaky Trigger

Another Name For Friday — Buzzcocks

Thursday, May 29, 2008

no words.



Navigating the Internet Photo Universe

From Photojojo

"Finding photos on the internet is like being a tiny spacecraft adrift in a vast, starry galaxy. How will you ever find what you’re looking for in that cosmos of tags?

What you need, weary traveler, is a guide.

We hear Carl Sagan isn’t taking much new work these days, so allow us to present an alternative. Follow us to Tag Galaxy, where swirling solar systems of Flickr tags abound.

Say you want to find a memorable photo of poodles. Type in “poodle,” and it becomes a fiery sun, orbited by related tags like “dog” and “silly haircut.”

Click on more tag planets to create new suns (”poodles+noodles+strudel”). Or click on the sun itself to see all of the photos tagged with your search terms projected onto a rotatable spheroid planet.

All you need now is a turtleneck for your computer, it’ll be just like having Carl at your side."

Find Photos with Tag Galaxy

Bread and Cup Blog

Did you know that Bread & Cup had a blog?
Me either.

They also have soup, bread, and some really cool people making it all for you. And beer.

Did I mention the beer?

Stop by at noon on Saturday for Nebraska brews from Modern Monks and Empyrean as well as some German-inspired eats. As a bonus, Kevin will no doubt be concocting something with the goods he picks up at the Farmers' Market.

That all sounds pretty good to me.

High five to Beer of Kid.

Los Simpson

Thanks for the nightmares.
Can't see the video?

I lost the good spot on the bike rack at work :(

I park my bike behind the state IT bldg (501) and have enjoyed the whole bike rack to myself for a good couple of years, but today there was not an end spot for me with the 5 bikes already locked up. I had to use one of the middle spaces and try to get my faghettaboutit U lock to fit. It took a while.

A couple cool guys I work with started riding in to work as well. They all like to make sure I know since I am the "biker dude." They have much longer commutes though. Both are looking to get more fit and use less gas. Pretty cool. I will gladly give up my side spot for that.


A person who eats meat virtually to the exclusion of vegetables. The meatatarian often claims to be conserving veggies for those who would actually eat them, and keeps the veggies out of the waste stream, helping the environment, or keeping produce costs down.
Waiter: "What can I get you?"
Man: "A cheeseburger delux, hold the lettuce, tomato, coleslaw, and pickle."
Waiter: "So you just want the burger and fries."
Man: "Yes, I have a special diet. I'm a meatatarian."


Meat Burger

what you know about Xiu Xiu?

sing along...

Break my face in was the kindest touch you
Ever gave
Wrap my dreams around your thighs and
Drape my hopes upon the chance to touch your arm

Fabulous Muscles
Cremate me after you cum on my lips
Honey boy place my ashes in a vase beneath your workout bench

No romance, no sexiness but
A star filled night
Kneeling down before now familiar flesh of your deformed penis
Wigging out before the unfamiliar flesh of my broken neck

Fabulous Muscles
Cremate me after you cum on my lips
Honey boy place my ashes in a vase beneath your workout bench

Fabulous Muscles
Cremate me after you cum on my lips
Honey boy place my ashes in a vase beneath your workout bench

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

don't tread on me

The Potter's Meal

A clip from one of my first films.
I fell in love with this guy's ideas about art, food, gardening, family, sex, god, money, and how it's all connected.
I also really love the idea that eating is household performance art that happens everyday in the kitchen.
A good problem to Joe: eating out of styrofoam.
I remember him saying "Eating: something so sacred you just don't do it in styrofoam."

Pro-Tec Pool Party '08

The weekend before last you weren't at the Pro-Tec Pool party.
Watch this and you'll wish you were.

Choke ...

... on this one.
Well, at least I thought the book was good.

You Want It Fast...


Vernor's Tour D'Afrique

Brian Vernor finished the Tour D'Afrique and he's got photos and a closing story on the Velo News website to prove it.

Welcome back, B.


Headed to a long gravel bike race this weekend in the Flint Hills of Kansas—one of the most peaceful places I've been.

From Wikipedia:
"Beginning in the mid-1800s homesteaders replaced the American Indians in the Flint Hills. Due to chert in the soil, farming was not practical, and cattle ranching became the main agricultural activity in the region. Sparsely populated today, the Flint Hills contain most of the remaining tallgrass prairie in the world."

Hump Day Funk — The Commodores

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


A link. I really don't know what else to say here.

go longboarding

foot'n knuckle draggers

recycle reuse

Found this on Design Boom blog. Thought you might dig.

Numerical Tuesdays... 24

24 is the magic number today. 24 inch wheeled goodness and I have one of these beauties sitting in my studio right now... Thanks, Damon!

Road To Roubaix

blisters on his fingers

beautiful medley
something here isn't quite right
two strings are missing

through the viewfinder

laser work

Monday, May 26, 2008

Because I've got the day off, you have the time to watch this

Sorry this is a lame post, but doing other stuff and listening to Shellac has let too much time slip by this weekend. Off to a BBQ w/ some other folks from Q-island and then it is off to see The Queers for the first time in a decade. I'll bet that I'll be less drunk this time. Maybe. Ask me about my time trial at three o'clock Sunday morning. It was awesome.

Tell Me Somethin' Good

I've had this song in my head for over a week now. I've found myself often singing the refrain throughout the day. I hope this song gets in your head this week.

The Bacon Made Me Do It

From the first Bacon Ride of the ’08.

Cornbread's view.

I'd guess that it's same time next week. 84th and Mopac Trailhead, Sunday. Rolling at 6:00am.


Broken promises to our veterans

Nothing new.

Tool Library

Berkley, CA has a Tool Library where residents can check out a whole list of tools for 3-7 days to complete projects. This is such a great idea. There have been plenty of times when I needed a random tool for a single job, but didn't want to buy that tool to use only once. Having paid $28 to rent a 32' ladder for 4 hours, I can really see a need for tool libraries everywhere. In cities where residents don't have the space to store a large collection of tools this makes especially good sense. On the other hand, it feels good to own a bunch of tools. It feels good knowing I can build or destroy a bunch of stuff with the tools I have.

going to a show

Last week Phil B. and myself were pedaling past the capital when we rode up on these. The car had out of state plates. We assumed that whoever owned these had to be going to a show. Full-on restoration job. Kick ass.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cog #3

Cog 03 is out now.

Check out a couple articles from the newest issue on the Cog web site.

While you're there, order back issues and then subscribe for life.

Spontazy Sunday! -Cop Killer-

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Flexi Flyer

Have a great weekend everyone!

Someone's got the herp

This is a cool website:

Phish's Stash via Fiddle

Headbutts and bikes

turdle head

turtle zombie

today rocks!

Well, May 23, 2006 did anyway. Russian Circles, Criteria, and Minus the Bear played Sokol Underground in Omaha, NE two years ago today. My ears were happy. Here's a couple from the vault...

Dave Turncrantz - Russian Circles - May 23, 2006 - Omaha, NE

Steve Pedersen - Criteria - May 23, 2006 - Omaha, NE

Ryan Sheckler vs. Mega Ramp

Just fly long as you make it, you're gold.

Turtle Man

I heard this guy got a perfect score on his ACT. ...not really, I made that up.

Another Name For Friday — MDC

DNA evidence

Sure thing.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Bwooklan Bwidge

"I still like to use the Brooklyn Bridge sometimes, because as any pre-war track racer or sex worker can tell you, there's nothing quite like riding on wood." —Bike Snob NYC

2 prosthetic eyes

Dissent TV: Tony with blind skater Tommy Carroll

the body electric

I love it when a set of circumstances allows you dig into the recesses of your brain to unearth a burried memory. Not just an I love the 80s style, universal, retro-nostalgia memory. But those weirdly specific and vivid ones that have lain dormant for years.

Better yet is when someone you are with at that moment of spontaneous unearthing knows exactly what you are talking about. It's crippling, and then it's like the universe is giving you a hug.

One of my earliest memories:
Ice skating on the pond at Irvingdale Park? Rudge Memorial? Followed by a Wilkins family basement slumber party. All four Kapler girls were in attendance and we slept in rows of sleeping bags on the floor and watched this SWEET MOVIE about an electric grandma who could shoot milk and orange juice out of her index finger.

No one I asked had any recollection of this movie, and I began to think I had dreamt it up. But NO.

The trusty Interwebs gave me that hug-from-the-universe feeling I craved.

After Googling "robot grandma orange juice finger" I found what I was looking for.
I give you, Ray Bradbury(Yeah. Ray Bradbury!)'s The Electric Grandmother

everything is ... great

a man and his quest to have every type of beard

Without goals you just sit around drinking crappy beer ;)

I need to train my dog to do this before the B.O. 12-hour

"You aint takin' shit..."

(click the above image or this text to improve your happiness by 10)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photoshop 101

Fully Flared Opener

Here's that Lakai video intro:

You can watch the whole video — YouTube stee-lo — via the Lakai website.

Rolling in it ...

Damn the recession and order a $1,000 sushi roll.

I like Bad Religion. How ’bout you? I like Bad Religion. Yes I do.

Interview with Brett Gurewitz, the owner of Epitaph Records and guitarist/songwriter of Bad Religion

More funk for your hump day!


Gas prices, air, smiles, and a whole lot of what-not.
It is a perfect time (the 500th time in my life) to RE-discover the joy of the bicycle.

fix your s**t

I like to fix things. especially good things. Here's the bottom side of my rice cooker. It's a Toshiba. It's from the late 60's. It rocks out the best rice, time after time. It had a removable power cord. And the socket for the cord was going bad so I hardwired the old cord into the guts of the cooker. It was nice to see a lack of vinyl plastics in this device. Only phenolic resin type plastics. The leads to the heating element are flat thin wires with small ceramic insulating cylinders on them. Then I buttoned it back up and made some rice.

So ... fix things before you trash them.

Don't Forget To Drive Today!

A little reminder to all you commuters:
Today is Drive Your Bike To Work Day!

Celebrate redundancy!

Hump Day Funk — Stretch

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Flying Bike

Who needs to tow around a MPU when you can wear one

Hi [waving at screen].
KW is willing to let me post here for some reason (let's see how long that lasts ;) ).
This vid just screamed, "I belong on Good Problem."

Numerical Tuesdays

Old school motocross numbers ... "Gassin'" Gaylon Mosier and the great Bob "Hurricane" Hannah.

through the viewfinder

no news is good news

eight legged jabberwockey

Back then there was hope.
Sugar made from saw dust, smart pills.
We still drive big cars.

Monday, May 19, 2008

6570 days ago ...

Man, Kevin. You've sure been at it for a long, long, long time. Same issue has one of the most favoriteist interviews kw ever did.