Thursday, December 25, 2008

I am on vacation

I am on vacation until Jan 3? on Sanibel Island Florida and thought I would have a bunch of extra time to blog about the trips events. So far this has not worked out and I am too tired each day once the girls are in bed to do much of anything. Christmas was good and I am now the proud owner of Jill Homers book "Ghost Trails" Reviews to come later. Miss you all. Jared

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Maximum The Hormone’s video

This video taken from the site Pink Tentacle is like Japan? metal, Primus, Rage against the machine goodness. It is safe for my work but not for Heath's.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I supose I should have some lao tzu quotes here

Written 2500 years ago this seems pretty accurate when reflecting on the last 8 years of Bush.

Chapter Thirty-One

Good weapons are instruments of fear; all creatures hate them.
Therefore followers of Tao never use them.
The wise man prefers the left.
The man of war prefers the right.

Weapons are instruments of fear; they are not a wise man's tools.
He uses them only when he has no choice.
Peace and quiet are dear to his heart,
And victory no cause for rejoicing.
If you rejoice in victory, then you delight in killing;
If you delight in killing, you cannot fulfill yourself.

On happy occasions precedence is given to the left,
On sad occasions to the right.
In the army the general stands on the left,
The commander in chief on the right.
That means that war is conducted like a funeral.
When many people are being killed,
They should be mourned in heartfelt sorrow.
That is why a victory must be observed like a funeral.

Ella ahead of her time

Well it looks like the fancy pants culinary store Williams-Sonoma finally caught up with Ella's acute scene of gastronomic trends. They now sell a pancake puff maker. Of course they don't call their product a "pancake puff maker." No Williams-Sonoma needed a much more northern European sounding name to get their clientele to buy. Apparently Ella is in possession not of an "As seen on TV" pancake puff maker but rather a "traditional Danish ebelskiver." Of course Ella wisely chose her puff maker over the ebelskiver because of its seasoned cast iron construction, jelly and pudding injector, powdered sugar shaker and most important of all extra turing sticks. Because if you are serious about your pancake puffs (ebelskivers) your going to need them.

Taken from HTATBL

These two images are all around the net and you may have seen them already but they are just too powerful for me to ignore. Yes this is a real church and they are praying with SUV's up by the altar. The church pic is really much better full size with the caption in readable size. Click it to find out.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Obama Blend

It seems it is all the rage in small Coffee shops to now carry an Obama blend of coffee since he has been associated with three regions of the world that produce darn good coffee. Kenya, Hawaii, and Indonesia. Most seem to be doing a simple blend of Kenyan and Hawaiian (Kona) coffee. At first this seemed like a fun idea. But then when contemplating such a roast I quickly realized what a horrible idea this roast would be. Mixing a bold Kenyan with a light and delicate Kona would be like watching a MMA fight featuring Brock Lesnar against the Olsen twins. Adding an Indonesian coffee to mellow the blend would be like turning the sound on mute to minimize the violent pummeling of the expensive Kona.

I got fat bikes on my brain

I unapologetically stole all of these pics from Speedway cycles in Anchorage Alaska. They have their own version of a Pugsley that does away with the rear wheel in front stuff, is made of Ti and costs a lot more. Their rims are 80 or 100 mm wide. The Pugsley usually sports a large marge rim that is 65mm wide. The pic shows the same tire (endomorph) on each rim. I don't know why the wider one gets taller in the pic. It is crazy however how much bigger that tire can be on a wider rim.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Skaters Rule

Shepard Fairey is the person who created this original image. He is also behind the OBEY posters I have been seeing around town.

The OBEY poster is a rework of his first work that brought him to fame. The Andre the Giant Has a Posse stickers.

Proof that 1986 skater culture is now in control of the world.