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.