Saturday, July 24, 2010


Dang! This dog is tight





Some things never change. This short animation is quite amazing..



NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Force was with a man when he robbed a bank wearing a Darth Vader mask and a cape.
Armed with a gun instead of a light saber, the man entered a Chase bank branch in Setauket, New York, about 50 miles east of New York City, on Thursday and demanded cash from a teller, police said. He fled through a parking lot with an undisclosed amount of money.
The bandit dressed as the "Star Wars" villain was part of a mini-outbreak of unusual bank robbers in the New York area.
Earlier this week, New York City police arrested a man accused of robbing two banks with a bunch of flowers and a potted plant.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Bill Trott) .

My friend Nord forwarded me this article.. But then I saw the reference to some sort of green thumbed bandit and had to google image search it..



My conclusion is that the idea of a flower bandit is much more interesting than the real one. I mean I was thinking this guy could be dressed more like the Riddler, and less like a regular guy robbing a bank...



By the way, on Icollector.com this riddler staff sold for $12,000. Stoooops..And I only know this because this google picture was attached to the bid


Soweird. I remember curiously channel surfing as a tween, and seeing this video all the time. Eve 6, major throw back. Not necessarily a good one, but a definite throw back. Thank for the chain necklace, jerk !!



Even if music videos just consisted of a still photo and ensuing music, I would definitely prefer this song over Eve 6. Neil Young is a legend. Why are there so many shitty bands out there that get in the way of finding the good ones?






I really love the fact that this interspecial romance is being narrated by the Mamas and Papas..



Dang..so that isn't a hannibal lecter mask??

MY FRIEND'S BIKE BLOG


YES!!!!!!My great friend Marion finally contacted me after two years to hang out. A Native New Zealander turned lifer Austrailian resident, she is in and out of many a technological settings. Though most normal peoples feelings may get hurt, mine just get more stoked when I actually do hear from her!I still love her like it was the first day!! Here is her bike blog. It's obvious she totally rules. By the way, she is going to help figure out my birthday bananza decoration night in a couple of weeks, sooo stoked!!! Definite pictures will follow.If you like scoping old bikes, check out MAGICPOWER.TUMBLR.COM




Friday, July 23, 2010







Holy remix..













Early metal clap-a-thons. Sickest version of space truckin' EVERRRRR. This is a classic performance

TWITMAPS



America, are you happy? The emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of messages posted to the Twitter website may hold the answer.

Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues have found that these "tweets" suggest that the west coast is happier than the east coast, and across the country happiness peaks each Sunday morning, with a trough on Thursday evenings. The team calls their work the "pulse of the nation".

To glean mood from the 140-character-long messages, the researchers analysed all public tweets posted between September 2006 and August 2009. They filtered them to find tweets that contain words included in a psychological word-rating system called Affective Norms for English Words – a low-scoring word on ANEW is considered negative, a high-scoring one positive. They also filtered out tweets from users outside the US, and also from those in the US who did not include their exact location – for example, their city – in their Twitter profile.

That left 300 million tweets, each of which was awarded a mood score based on the number of positive or negative words it contained. For example, "diamond", "love" and "paradise" indicate happiness, whereas "funeral", "rape" and "suicide" are negative. "Dentist" is fairly neutral.

Finally, the researchers calculated the average mood score of all the users living in a state hour by hour and so created a timed series of mood maps. They morphed the maps so that the size of each county reflected the number of Twitter users living there.-Newscientist.com

For the record, I don't believe the word "Dentist" is ever neutral.

Thursday, July 22, 2010







Light refraction is the new Watergate

Wednesday, July 21, 2010








JOINTHELIVING





Saw these shoes on Sea of Shoes.. I like and appreciate all of these shoes. But the chances of me actually wearing them are 0-0 in 2010. So instead, I bought these on sale... It's been two years since I've bought Nikes. My last pair being Nike Blazer SB's which I still have. I guess my point is- when life styles get confusing, some jazzy jordans can solve that for me. Although I wish the toes on these weren't as Stan Smith Adidas round.. downfall of small sizes..





Once I get out of the kid's section and into the men's, if I were willing to pay $$ for these, I'd get them. I've repressed my inner sneakeraddict for a few years- but some things you can't change ( or deny ). We'll see how my designing skills or unskills translates into the women's comfort market next Spring!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

HALATOSISCOVE


It's been a couple of months since I've worked at Autumn. I kind of miss sweeping dunions out of the shop and rolling my eyes at lazy, full grown men who want me to grip their board. Maybe one day I will return to the proverbial gutters when corporate America finds no further use for me. Until then, I look forward to things still skateboarding related..You know, anything that isn't related to douchebag profressional skateboarders. Only down for that chill stuff and talented, solid people..



Essence of Slappy Cove from Rob Harris on Vimeo.


Wow. nice camera clarity! I like the curtains on this one- slow mo'd powerslide slappy back tail. sick


Diamond Days #23 from Rob Harris on Vimeo.


On that note.. Yaje/E.J combo-really feeling it


TORTURECITY



Jerry is having a photo show Thursday. I'm really excited about this! he has some really awesome photos. Here are a
few of his recent tumblr posts.






Although she's kind of a tool, I like this? Lindsay Lohan court steez. The same could be similarly said for the shoes below. Kind of toolish but fascinating nonetheless..



Monday, July 19, 2010




FUTUREGAY



I used to think this was soooooo funny..



And then 11 years later he made this...SOOO WEIRD...

INIT




This is what I did this weekend. I would later receive 35 mosquito bites, break my camera (no photos!! bummer), and add another douchebag to my shitlist. But at least I got to drink beer, party with friends, and blast some tunes!! Photos courtesy of Skeletor.. By the way, please take a look at this insanely awesome tattoo below.. There is no irony in that hand, people kept calling this guy lobster claw. But Lobster Claw apparently has one of the best tattoos I've ever seen.