Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Christmas

Keys to a new car. 1955 Cadillac advertisement via Plan 59.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How Interesting People Organize Their Days

Daily Routines is a blog about how notable writers and artists fill their days (past and present). Here is Charles Darwin's routine:

7 a.m. Rose and took a short walk.
7:45 a.m. Breakfast alone
8–9:30 a.m. Worked in his study; he considered this his best working time.
9:30–10:30 a.m. Went to drawing-room and read his letters, followed by reading aloud of family letters.
10:30 a.m.– 12 or 12:15 p.m. Returned to study, which period he considered the end of his working day.
12 noon Walk, starting with visit to greenhouse, then round the sandwalk, the number of times depending on his health, usually alone or with a dog.
12:45 p.m. Lunch with whole family, which was his main meal of the day. After lunch read The Times and answered his letters.
3 p.m. Rested in his bedroom on the sofa and smoked a cigarette, listened to a novel or other light literature read by ED [Emma Darwin, his wife].
4 p.m. Walked, usually round sandwalk, sometimes farther afield and sometimes in company.
4:30–5:30 p.m. Worked in study, clearing up matters of the day.
6 p.m. Rested again in bedroom with ED reading aloud.
7.30 p.m. Light high tea while the family dined. In late years never stayed in the dining room with the men, but retired to the drawing-room with the ladies. If no guests were present, he played two games of backgammon with ED, usually followed by reading to himself, then ED played the piano, followed by reading aloud.
10 p.m. Left the drawing-room and usually in bed by 10:30, but slept badly.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Twin Towers

Still in the planning stage in 1964. Courtesy Modern Mechanix.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Abandoned Places Antarctica

Dark Roasted Blend has a good post of abandoned Antarctica . More photos here.

Graphic. 1957 Schwinn Tornado

Via Plan 59.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Avett Brothers

"For Today", a sad, sweet song by The Avett Brothers from North Carolina. First line: I was walking with your left hand in my back pocket...

Christmas Cheer

Via Square America

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Palin. The Movie


"I don't spend a lot of time really worrying about short-term history. I guess I don't worry about long-term history, either, since I'm not going to be around to read it -- (laughter) -- but, look, in this job you just do what you can." - George W. Bush

Monday, December 1, 2008


A great series of still photos of children playing video games appeared recently in The New York Times magazine section. It was created by photographer Robbie Cooper. I've just learned that the stills were taken from video footage that is just as fascinating to watch.
Here it is:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The kind of money the U.S. government has been throwing around lately.

Friday, November 21, 2008

360 Cities

Discovered this great link to controllable high quality panoramic views from all over the world.
Here's 360 degrees of Barack Obama's speech in Berlin.

Early U.S. Air Force Film

Clip from the 1963 film "Space and National Security"


Here's a handy invention from 1932. Via Modern Mechanix.

Sumo Kids

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Running From Camera

One of my favorite links.

TV Guide Covers

Kill some time here with every TV Guide cover.

Spa Francorchamps In Winter

Belgium's historic race circuit is located in the forest east of Brussels. This shot is taken from the top of the famous Eau Rouge curve, one of racing's most dynamic turns.
And in summer:

And on board video:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

World Toilet Day

It's today!

Apollo 11 Liftoff

Jan Armstrong, wife of Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong, gazes upon white trail in sky of Apollo 11 blastoff, from boat, with son.
Taken July 1969 for Life Magazine.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Street Art Paris

Artist: Paul Bloas. Via Wooster Collective.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Grow A Mustache

For a good cause.

Street Art. Tucson, Arizona

Details via Subtopia.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Architecture Photography (Manipulated)

Belgian photographer Filip Dujardin creates manipulated images of architecture. More of his work and links via BLDGBLOG.

Monday, November 10, 2008


From photographer Kim Boske.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes. People In Cities Are Patriotic Too

Election night. St. Marks, New York City.

And the East Village:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Perturbed African American Woman

One of my usual blog reads comes out of St. Louis, and it's called AngryBlackBitch. On this historic week, she's...well...not so angry any more. But she's fired up!

John McCain Wins The Night Too

After last night's election and it's stunning historical meaning, I found myself thinking a lot about John McCain and his remarkable concession speech. As the old hostility swelled from the booing crowd, he pushed them back and spoke eloquently of the history at hand. It was the old McCain I always admired. In many ways he is better than his own supporters who have more of a thirst for blood than him.
Unfortunately, in the final weeks of the campaign he was sucked into their world of cynicism that never defined him.

As he spoke, he seemed like the werewolf who, when struck by the silver bullet, transforms back into the human being he once was.
And how refreshing that Sarah Palin, who stood nearby, was not permitted to speak - and taint him no longer.
It made me wish (again) that McCain had defeated George W. Bush in 2000. And I can only be left to imagine how much better off we would have been.

More Election History

No matter how you voted, we made history yesterday.
After America's long hard march, and years of struggle, the sacrifices of others, and our long enduring commitment to justice, we have reached a day in America where a chicken can turn around.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get Out The Vote 1960


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Final Campaign Messages

Two days to go, and these two messages are out on the airwaves today. Kinda sums up the whole contest:

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Joke

What do you call a ghost with no eyes?
A sheet.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Election Photo

Things are a bit different this year.

Britney Spears Paris Hilton Fantasy Football Porn

Sorry, fellas. I know. It's a mean trick (I had to get you here somehow!)

So here goes. If you're American, vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday.

He believes in ONE United States - not two sides that are at war with each other.

He is cool headed and has the right temperament for the job.

If he runs the country the way he has run his campaign, we're in for better times.

If elected, the positive effect he has on the brand of America will be dramatic. You can send a thousand armies around the world and not gain that kind of good will.
It makes the Declaration of Independence - our best testament to freedom and equality for all - truer than it already is.
We are a great country. Make history.

(Okay. You can go back to your fantasy football and porn now. But don't forget to vote!)

Sexy Comfortable Shoe Sale

Sorry, ladies. I know. It's a mean trick (I had to get you here somehow!)

So here goes. If you're American, vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday.

He believes in ONE United States - not two sides that are at war with each other.

He is cool headed and has the right temperament for the job.

If he runs the country the way he has run his campaign, we're in for better times.

If elected, the positive effect he has on the brand of America will be dramatic. You can send a thousand armies around the world and not gain that kind of good will.
It makes the Declaration of Independence - our best testament to freedom and equality for all - truer than it already is.
We are a great country. Make history.

(As you can see from the above, I'm a bit of an idealist. So don't give up searching for those affordable comfortable sexy shoes. Because 'Yes you can!')

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What Barack Obama Is Not. And What He Is

He is not an elitist.
He is not a terrorist.
He is not Britney Spears or Paris Hilton.
He is not Marxist, or socialist, or communist.
He is not Muslim.
He is not Islamic.
He is not Arab.

He's a United States senator.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tallest Building In The World:1909

The Met Life Building, New York.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wassup Guys Return

Wassup 2008 and a sign o' the times:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One Helluva Palin Rant

Matt Taibbi wrote a hysterically seething piece for Rolling Stone arguing that the Sarah Palin problem isn't really a problem with Sarah Palin. An excerpt:

"Here's the thing about Americans. You can send their kids off by the thousands to get their balls blown off in foreign lands for no reason at all, saddle them with billions in debt year after congressional year while they spend their winters cheerfully watching game shows and football, pull the rug out from under their mortgages, and leave them living off their credit cards and their Wal-Mart salaries while you move their jobs to China and Bangalore.

And none of it matters, so long as you remember a few months before Election Day to offer them a two-bit caricature culled from some cutting-room-floor episode of Roseanne as part of your presidential ticket. And if she's a good enough likeness of a loudmouthed Middle American archetype, as Sarah Palin is, John Q. Public will drop his giant-size bag of Doritos in gratitude, wipe the Sizzlin' Picante dust from his lips and rush to the booth to vote for her. Not because it makes sense, or because it has a chance of improving his life or anyone else's, but simply because it appeals to the low-humming narcissism that substitutes for his personality, because the image on TV reminds him of the mean, brainless slob he sees in the mirror every morning."

The whole shebang here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Street Art Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two Men Discuss Their Finances

"Look, buster, if you ask me about my 401k again, I'll knock your teeth out."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Los Angeles River

Photographer Dave Bullock has a wonderful series of photos taken around Los Angeles' downtown river area. These are not the typical shots of L.A. you see on postcards sold on Hollywood Boulevard, but they reveal one of the city's most visually interesting landscapes.
(The photo above captures three ubiquitous L.A features: concrete waterways, railway tracks, and fire)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

And Another Ukulele Musical Interlude

This time from the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra performing "Hey Ya" (with a certain HBO notable in there).

Ukulele Musical Interlude

From the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. The theme from "Shaft".

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Newsboys Smoking 1910

In St. Louis, Missouri. Via Shorpy.


"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." - Voltaire

Monday, October 13, 2008

Invocation Nutiness

These prayers at McCain/Palin rallies are getting a bit whack. I'm a Catholic American, and I'm praying that Obama wins.

Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain Takes A Step

Some evidence that McCain is taking a step toward his better angels.

Dogs. A Soldier's Best Friends

Via LiveLeak. A video titled "My Dogs greeting me after returning from 14 months in Iraq"

Thursday, October 9, 2008


The Financial Spiral

This slideshow of traders around the world sums it up.

Praying And Wondering

I find myself praying every day that the Secret Service does their job, and I wonder if John McCain will say anything to reign this stuff in:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


By photographer Robert Rainey. More of this series here.

American Satisfaction Hits Single Digit


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sign Of The Times

Via PostSecret:

My Favorite Election Polling Site

People immersed in politics know about this link already, but for any newbies, Pollster averages dozens of polls and gives a great overall view of what's going on.

Friday, October 3, 2008


"When is the Barack Obama show gonna end? It's been on for a hundred years!" - Milo, 5 year old political analyst.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi (born this day 1869)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fox News Clip

Fox News has lost all sense of reality. This clip is hysterical in how it denies the obvious.

The Airship America

Year 1910. Walter Wellman's hydrogen dirigible America just before being abandoned by its crew near Bermuda, 1,370 miles into an attempt to cross the Atlantic from New Jersey. Its engines having failed, the America drifted out of sight, never to be seen again. Via Shorpy.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Financial Crisis

I'm watching the bailout collapse in the house on CNN. Can we have the Bill Clinton years back again?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

John McCain Party Crasher

McCain claims he suspended his campaign to "jump-start" the economic bail-out plan. All the facts aren't in yet, but it's starting to look like he slashed the tires instead. Country first?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

British History (And A Loaf Of Bread)

From baker to table in 122 years.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cities Without Signs

Photographer Gregor Graf shoots scenes of city streets- then removes all signs digitally. The series is called Hidden Town.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cheney Bush (Again)

Boy is this telling.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

McCain's US Economy Is Strong

Many nervous Americans have their retirement plans in a 401K (Keough).
John McCain has a 401C (Cindy).

Sarah Palin Captured

I have been a big fan of writer George Saunders for many years. I first discovered his writing when I stumbled upon his short story "The Wavemaker Falters" - it's the darkest funniest thing I ever read.
His latest, in this week's issue of The New Yorker, nails the absurdity of the current state of things.

New York Skyline Change

Work is underway on this tower designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. Via Dezeen.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Super 8

A store in Tokyo features everything 8mm - the way it used to be done. Via PingMag.

Best Of CraigsList And Clown News

This covers two of my favorite topics in a single link. Cosmic!

Skateboard Film - Claremont

This is one wild ten-minute skateboard film with intensely long downhill runs. The passing of the camera between the two boarders makes for some great camera work.

Adam Kimmel presents: Claremont HD from adam kimmel on Vimeo.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Les Misbarack

When their opponents start slopping down into the shit, the Obama campaign always seems to soar above it.

Political TV Advertising Lies

With every passing election, I feel more strongly that political TV ads should be banned. They distort the truth, tell outright lies, and deceive people with too little accountability.
If a candidate is not willing to accuse his/her opponent outright on record, they should not be allowed to hide behind the smokescreen of a TV ad to do so.


Wrestler Yukon Eric painted by Vaughan Bass in 1954. Courtesy of Plan 59.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Travis Bickle Equals American Prosperity

Check out this theory via Improbable Research that argues Taxi Driver was the greatest movie ever for the US economy.

Sculpture UK

More photos of artist Marc Quinn's work here.

Palin, Clinton, And The Media

James Fallows over at The Atlantic makes a notable point:

"Twice in the last six months we've had the spectacle of a candidate clinging to a provably false personal narrative. Each tale was meant to show something admirable and significant about the candidate's character. But in each case the press had the goods to show that the tale was too tall to be believed.

One, of course, was Hillary Clinton's "hail of bullets" account of her arrival at the airport in Bosnia.

The other is Sarah Palin's "thanks but no thanks" claim to have opposed funding for the "bridge to nowhere."

In Senator Clinton's case, the more often she repeated the story, the more relentlessly the press said the story was not true. All parts of the press did this: right, left, middle. They didn't say that there was a "controversy" about her story. They said it was false. And eventually she bowed to the inevitable and stopped telling the story any more.

In Governor Palin's case, the more often she has repeated the story, the more abashed the press has seemed about pointing out its falsity. The accurate version would be more like: "I said 'Yes, please!' until the Congress said 'Sorry, no.'" As best I can tell (from my distance in China), the right-wing press has played no part in this truth-squadding. The mainstream press has seemed to treat it as a "controversy" rather than a falsehood. And there is no evidence of Palin hesitating to use the story again and again."

The rest of the post here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Two Nations Under God

What was remarkable about John McCain's speech at the convention was that any time he even suggested the idea of bringing people together across party lines, the crowd always seemed to go a little cold. After several nights of the usual attack speeches, McCain, who can appeal to Americans on both sides, seems to be an outcast in his own party for suggesting unity.
This is in drastic contrast to Obama whose message of one country has drawn so many supporters from both ends of the spectrum. It's this positive message that has drawn me to support him.

In the past several days the Republican party seems to have gone right back to the "win by dividing" strategy that has come to define them for many years now. Gone are the days when the core message is smaller government, less burdensome taxes, free choice without government meddling, and market driven economics...all sound platforms. Now it seems those who hold these ideas as the true definition of the party have been pushed to the fringes.
The driving force of religious orthodoxy and the values narrative has taken over the party completely. And if you're not on board, you're the enemy. These were never McCain's primary messages, but with the selection of Palin and the stirring up of the sceptics, he appears to be buckling under the thumb of the religious base that drives the party. Today's McCain seems different from the McCain of six months ago.
I find this politics of division to be dangerous. It was the driving apart of ethnic and cultural groups for political gain that destroyed Yugoslavia. We've had many years of the politics of division. Is it possible for America to have it any other way?

Friday, September 5, 2008

What Palin Brings

Who knew that while the Republicans were criticizing Obama for being a "celebrity", all they really wanted was one of their own.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Daily Show

Why is a comedy show the only show that rolls old video tape to reveal the contradictions? Sometimes it's the best way to the truth.

Republican National Convention

Is it just me, or did several of last night's speakers mock Barack Obama for doing community service?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

China Beach

Not the old China:

Sarah Palin's Convention Dilemma

Looks like team McCain operatives have raced to Alaska, yanked the hockey stick out of Levi's hands, thrown him on a plane to St. Paul, and spruced him up for a possible family appearance tonight. Sounds okay to me. There's only one problem. When an arena of Republicans stand and cheer those crazy out-of-wedlock teen pregnancy kids, guess what they're going to look like?
Hollywood Liberal Democrats.
The kind of people who gush over movies like Juno and think Roman Polanski should be let back into the country. What's next? A Republican Lesbian Wheelchair parade?

Bristol Palin

Is it fair to a pregnant 17 year old going through an intensely personal family experience to shine such a media spotlight on her? No. Is she fair game in the middle of a heated election year? Unfortunately, yes. And the GOP can thank Karl Rove because it's right out of his playbook.
This kind of thing can happen to any family regardless of status or politics. The stroke of misfortune is that for the past ten years the Republican party has been presenting itself as the party of morality and family values and using it as a bludgeon against their enemies. They have been talking down to Democrats suggesting that the entire party is immoral, Godless, and lacking in family values. None of this is true. But now that the teen pregnancy scenario is not working entirely in their favor, they're claiming "personal private issue". This is a great hypocrisy. The Republicans will blame the media as usual, but what would Rush Limbaugh have done if it were Chelsea Clinton ten years ago?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Can Termites Solve The Oil Problem?

This article says so:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Yee Mee Loo

In Chinatown Los Angeles - this is the only photo I've been able to find, taken sometime in the 40's, of one of L.A.'s great lost bars. Yee Mee Loo was closed in the early 90's and torn town for a mini mall that to this day is only partially occupied.
Stepping into the place was like going back in time. The small jukebox on the wall played mostly 40's music, and it felt like you were in some tiny bar on Okinawa during WWII. The elaborately carved back bar was a work of art, and I've heard it was bought by a Chinese restaurant out in Montrose, CA.
It was the kind of dark little watering hole where whoever you were having a drink with might confess something they never told you before. Then you could go next door and eat some ribs and shrimp toast. A real lost treasure.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tales Of The Arrested

Courthouse Confessions is a great blog that chronicles the daily stories of the arrested at a New York City courthouse.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stuff That's Probably True

Eclipses are overrated. Solar...lunar...they're not that great.

Friday, August 15, 2008

BBC 1974

This short video from the BBC is called "Jumping on Eggs", but it's more like skimming eggs. Still entertaining.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Clown News

A former Pentagon worker now clowns at places like Walter Reed Army Hospital. From the article:

"She’s careful with the balloons around some, though. They pop. “So you can imagine the trauma that could bring up, especially if you’re a patient just back from Iraq or Afghanistan. So we’re careful. We ask. Or we just do magic tricks,” she says."

Full piece here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I like this video.

Getting chased by Jacob's Bronco in my go-kart from skaw on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Monday, August 11, 2008


by BLU.

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.


And protection against.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Obama Reagan

First Obama seemed kinda like Kennedy. Then a little bit like Lincoln. But could it be that he's most like...

Friday, August 1, 2008


Photographer Rachel Graves is doing some interesting work. This is from a series called Fragments.
The images are manipulations of family photos taken over the years that address the relationship between photos and memory. Worth a look.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Belfast Bonfire Photos

Photographer John Duncan's photos of bonfire structures in Northern Ireland prior to July 12 celebrations (pre-ignition). Via Creative Review.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Los Angeles Earthquake Damage Report

As a result of the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that struck Los Angeles at 11:42AM today, a co-workers' Michael Vick dog chew toy fell over (see photo)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Remote Control Art

British artist Ian Cook paints with remote controlled cars. Via Gizmodo.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Here's a great series of photos over at Square America of people smoking.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Transportation 1965

This 1965 Mono-Scoot is featured in "Driving Through Futures Past" - courtesy of Paleo-Future.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Running From Camera

This blog is one of my favorites. Haven't linked to it in a while.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Looks Like Earth

But it's not.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cowboys. Death. Dignity.

Another good list over at McSweeney's.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cows Fart

And polar ice caps melt. Argentinian researchers strap a bag to cows to collect and study the culprit gas.
It's only a matter of time before someone from MTV's Jackass gets in the bag.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Two boys photographed in 1949:

And what they looked like in the 60's:

Courtesy of Shorpy with links here and here.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Your Brain And Choice

I decided to write this post ten seconds before I thought about it. Brain delay explanation here at the WSJ.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hawaiian Air

Photo courtesy of Plan 59.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

London Abandoned Pools

Polar Inertia has a great series of photos taken at abandoned swimming pools in the London area. It's called Absence Of Water.

Friday, June 27, 2008

More Radiohead Via Weezer (And 200 Fans)


Iraq War Veterans Film

I was fortunate enough this week to attend a screening of the new documentary film ALL THE WAY HOME. Sponsored as a benefit for the National Veterans Foundation, the film is a poignant and poetic work about what returning war vets are going through.
Filmmaker Edward Nachtrieb avoids the typical images of wartime chaos - no smash cuts to exploding Humvees or frightened Iraqi families hovering in their homes during military searches. This isn't a war film. It's a post-war therapy session.

The film's inspiration is Montana fishing guide Mike Geary, who, with the help of volunteers, hosts trips down the Smith River for recovering wounded soldiers. It is in this pristine setting, away from their daily lives, that these vets can open up with each other about the challenge of their experiences and injuries. The contrast between the topic of discussion and the beautiful surroundings is striking in how effective the two work together in the film.

One of the schisms that occurs during wartime is the obvious lack of shared experience between soldiers and civilians. With all the talk and posturing stateside, regular citizens have no idea what soldiers have been through. Soldiers are keenly aware of this and are more comfortable opening up with each other. Unfortunately, non-soldiers, sensing the guardedness, are often reluctant to discuss these subjects with returning vets for fear of prying where they may not be welcome.

ALL THE WAY HOME throws a much needed rope across this chasm.
Strung together with a series of moving interviews, the film becomes a conversation many of us never get the chance to have - and a tool for these soldiers to help them heal. The work transcends filmmaking and serves effectively as a community service. Some soldiers in the film have used the film to approach the subject with members of their own families.

The film is not yet in distribution, but a screening for the U.S. Congress has been arranged for next week, and I'm sure these representatives will be quite moved by it.
Judging by the positive response at the film's premiere, one can only hope that the film will reach as many people as possible.
Information about ALL THE WAY HOME can be found at the film's official website here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Best Of CraigsList


Monday, June 23, 2008

Travel Tip

Gringo beware.

George Carlin

I have often posted George Carlin jokes on this site as a pleasant distraction and stressed that he never lost his sense of humor while growing old. He aged ungracefully (much to our benefit), and he goes down as one of the greats in comedy.
One of his simple jokes to close:
"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Gas Crisis Simplified

Every night on the local news there's a meaningless "Pain At The Pump! story about what to do about high fuel prices - friendly tips kind of stuff. Like, shop around for a gas station that charges a few cents less per gallon. Or, roll up your windows to prevent less friendly aerodynamics. Or, your fuel gauge is sometimes inaccurate (I actually heard this on the news, but I can't figure out how that helps you save money on gas).
There's also a push to attend local attractions this summer, because, you know, the food at Claimjumper down the road is the same as the Claimjumper 200 miles away (True).

Of course none of these address the long term problem of rising fuel costs, and the price of gas will not come down. It will only go up.

The answer is simple: if you drive a car, drive one that gets really good gas mileage. It's a No Brainer.
The days of "11 City - 16 Highway" are OVER.
If you drive a Toyota Prius, gas will have to reach 7 bucks a gallon before you start to feel the sting a lot of people are feeling now.
And this whole idea of car as status symbol - Get Rid Of It!
Big Hot Car + Driver = No change in size of sex organs.
Just get to where you're going without hemorrhaging money.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Los Angeles Cars

Photographs of L.A. "Drives" by Andrew Bush.