Monday, August 31, 2009



Grind For Life X In4mation X TSM X Bones Complete eBay Auction

In4mation, Bones, and The Skateboard Mag have bloodied their collective knuckles setting up ten limited-edition cruiser completes and tossing them up on eBay so everyone have a chance to own one.
100% of the proceeds will go straight to Grind For Life.
Click here to see the boards and start bidding.

Weekly Link Round-Up

Photos and video from Photographer/Installation artist Georges Rousse.
Time has their list of 50 Best Websites of 2009.
The Slatest is the latest news aggregator from Slate.
See the inside of the Lego Mini-fig.
This American Life Seasons 1 & 2 plus a book.
The latest from David Sedaris in the New Yorker.
Also from the New Yorker is this piece about NYC's worst teachers.
If that interested you check out This American Life's story on NYC's Rubber Rooms.

50 at 50

50 at 50 from SPONTAZY on Vimeo. Phil does 50 tricks on his 50th birthday.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Follow Your Nose

"New York secretes its fullest range of smells in the summer; disgusting or enticing, delicate or overpowering, they are liberated by the heat."

Hot Garbage, Hot Pizza, Hot Poop, Hot Lava - Catch of whiff of all the hottest smells in the game Here - your interactive guide to the summer fragrances of Manhattan via NY Times.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Phil!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Yay, Meat!

They're pulling out all the stops for the last State Fair in Lincoln.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cancelled gigs

I had a gig lined up yesterday that got cancelled at the last minute. So I called my business partner S.O. to see if he wanted to
have a board meeting. That's a panoramic shot of our board room. You can tell it's a board room because SO is on the phone conducting important business in the right hand side of the photo. Our board meeting consisted of about 1400 feet of climbing and about 4500 feet of descending. If you want you can check out the map here. If any of you Nebraska folks are ever in Utah, hit us up and we will schedule a board meeting like this with you.

Cancelled gigs = good problem

Splitlip Rayfield at the Bourbon tonight

the last picture

So this was the last picture I took, seconds before my point and shoot camera tilted forward and fell into the fine moon dust we have around here. I guess that jagged bunch of rocks I set it on wasn't a good idea. Now the camera shop is benefitting from my good problem.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Nice poster by pushmepullyou.
Two completely BAD machines from rick hunter:


kw can borrow a wheel anytime!


Hi there. Incase just launched a new campaign for the Paul Rodriguez Signature Collection. Mike O'Meally worked the shutter, and Felipe Lima created a superb picture show (seen above).


Monday, August 24, 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up

Agyness Deyn pays tribute to Michael Jackson

Personas creates a Data Portrait of you on the internet. Via: What Consumes Me
A Summary Visual Of Women’s Objectification. Via: Mtkg
David Sedaris on KCRW's Guest DJ Project.
Just discovered Black Panther artist Emory Douglas on Studio 360.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

John Howard Speed Record

Can't really find anything about them on the web, but I guess the name of the band is John Howard Speed Record, or something.

Excellent lyrics.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I've fallen in love

drive by the 007 trailhead 2-3 times a week...
14 miles of gravel downhill to the trailhead, then single track downhill.
3.5 miles so far,
found more trail today, further up.
longer downhills, yes.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Most Epic FAILs In Star Wars Design

"Lightsabers: Yes, I know, I want one too. But I tell you what: I want one with a hand guard. Otherwise every lightsaber battle would consist of sabers clashing and then their owners sliding as quickly as possible down the shaft to lop off their opponent's fingers."

More on Star Wars' badly designed universe at AMC's SciFi Scanner.
Via: Coudal Partners

Giro Or Tour?

"It’s hard to find a rider who won’t tell you Paris-Roubaix is the greatest one-day race, but I’ve been challenged to a duel. I have a friend who insists the Giro is a better race than the Tour."

More of this at Red Kite Prayer.

food inc

at the

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Head Tube: greg or gene??? please vote!

Well I vote for Gene, what about you?
(Fun Chicken sticker on my road bike)

Fun with lasers

Get your 15 year old son to sit in darkened room and place camera on tripod or other immovable anchor and set camera shutter speed on several second exposure and point small laser at son's face and wiggle laser around and do not point laser into eyes of said individual and avoid burning flesh of same subject and close lens of camera

My Computer's Been Acting Weird

"Performance" by MC SpandX

Makes fun of hipsters and uber bikers. Actually well done.

banh mi

If you haven't tried to newest craze in sandwiches, you should. Banh Mi (I'm totally saying that wrong) are spreading like napalm thru the country. Get down to your local Vietnamese restaurant and try one out.

Old Nonsense

Via: I Can Read

Hey, NE!

Order this shirt! Well, I'm going to, at least. They have some more if you're not feeling that one so much. Look below here, man!


Thanks, bye!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

99 Wolves...

The Beautiful Bohemian Alps

154th Road of Lancaster County Nebraska (NW of Branch Oak Lake)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1/2 frame grazing on flickr

I've always liked my $5 flea market half frame camera. I've always wanted a really nice one, but my crappy little fixed lens version is fine. There must be a group for everything on flickr, but of course there is a group(s) dedicated to these cameras. hours of lost time awaits!

Dude, Did You See That?

Yeah, dude. Trip out.

Via: El Raton De Campo

Monday, August 17, 2009

Leg-Breaking Alpine Adventures

... wherein it is written — on whatever it is they write in on up there — that a bicycle’s true value isn’t measured in pounds or price tags, but merely by where it can take you.

Via: A Continuous Lean

cutting it up

(June 29 - July 5) Hellooooooooo Brooooooklllyyyyyynn! Don't sweat the Technique.

Weekly Link Round-Up

The art of making Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Via: My Wife
A video from Ignore Everybody about creativity.
Herman Miller recruitment video makes me wonder if work could really be something that doesn't bum me out. Via: Coudal - Via: Denver Egotist.
The History of Weed part II

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

emulsion stew

If you are gonna be in San Jose tomorrow, be sure to check out the opening of emulsion stew at Empire Seven Studios . It's a group show of photos
from the Film Por Vida Print Exchange Program. Lots of
great photogs involved in this one.

surveillance does

Wu Fig. 3c:

Via: The Triumph Of Bullshit

Thursday, August 13, 2009

living through the past

On the way back from Washington last weekend, I made my first stop at the Imperial Stock Ranch in Shaniko, Oregon. I have been buying lamb from the woman who runs the sheep and wool aspect of the ranch for almost 8 years now. Her and her family are living on and operating a 138 year old, continuously running ranch. The picture of the large barn is where they store barn type of stuff, as well as house their museum of found objects from the land. The saddles are all found objects along with some other crazy old stuff.

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good

do they make 29 inch mag rims?






Via Found
Via Waxin' and Milkin'


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

i almost had a seizure...


meat is murder

yeah yeah, i know. but fuck rib fest. mass animal murder seems a bit un-necessary.

It's almost that time of year....


Sam gets tripped up on the first barrier and goes down during a race at Pioneer's Park in 2003. While hitting the deck and his head on the second barrier, he still holds onto the bike. He finished 6th in the Category A race.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I made this recently and have been chipping away at more episodes. It's the first in a series I hope to continue, called "Groundbloom." The artist, Maskull Lasserre, is a truly great guy, someone to learn from, and one of the first good buddies I made while living in Montreal this past year. More to come - Hope you enjoy. P.S. Go Full Screen mode with this one fo sho.

Weekly Link Round-Up

This week's Studio 360 is all about Andy Warhol.
The high cost of free parking. Via: Kottke
Mad Men is coming back and Vanity Fair has a great article about the show.
Color Tips for design, decorating, and life.
Squirt Gun Evolution Via: Coudal.
The Big Picture has pictures from Hiroshima.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Product of the month

Ever see stuff you can't believe someone made?

Me too.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the ones I've come across with you — the interweb.

The first product was pulled from a dept. store board. The customer's daughter was complaning that the board didn't roll. I wonder why? Someone actually took the time to "engineer" the inside of the plastic to look like the inside of a real skateboard bearing.

That's worth the time, for sure.

What was your shutter speed on that one?

It was 6 months. That's the path of the sun from the winter to the summer solstice. Some pretty inspiring stuff from this guy.
from his website:

The project was to record views of Bristol, with the sun trailing across the sky from the winter solstice (22nd December) to the summer solstice (the 20th of June). The technique is not new. Several people are currently doing similar work. Paolo Gioli in Italy and Tarja Trygg in Finland are both experts in this area. I just wanted my hometown of Bristol to be imaged in this way. Accessible wonder is all the reason I need.

Most of the cameras survived 6 months of wind, rain, hail (and being thrown in the bin!). Several were blank; one was full of water, (the emulsion on the photographic material having floated off.) and one, still exposing, currently sits inaccessibly under 10 foot of bramble, waiting forever to be recovered.


queen richie

Friday, August 07, 2009

Are you like me and you HATE your dog?

If you answered YES, then you're gonna want to get your dog one of these ...

click HERE to order NOW!!

RIP John Hughes

John Hughes, director, producer, and writer of films including Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, and Uncle Buck, died yesterday of a heart attack. He was 59.