Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bionic Flying Penguins And More

Geek Stories

Check this great site called Pathetic Geek Stories - hysterically sad true-life tales told in comic book form...a real gem. Here's a sample.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Street Art New York

Artist Ji Lee.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bonnie Prince Billy

Friday, April 24, 2009

Reagan On Torture

Reagan's signing statement from the UN Convention on Torture in 1984:

"The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiation of the Convention . It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today.
The core provisions of the Convention establish a regime for international cooperation in the criminal prosecution of torturers relying on so-called 'universal jurisdiction.' Each State Party is required either to prosecute torturers who are found in its territory or to extradite them to other countries for prosecution."

Thursday, April 23, 2009


From The Daily Dish:
"It is very rare to get someone with the same stratospheric levels of arrogance and incompetence as you find in Dick Cheney. Let's go to the tape: A war launched on false premises, a trillion dollar debt in a period of growth, a destruction of America's moral standing, the loss of one major city (New Orleans) and the devastation of another (New York City), two horribly bungled military campaigns that have trapped his successors for decades, a political party decimated for a generation, his closest aide in jail for obstruction of justice, his own daughter and grand-child targeted by his own party as second-class citizens in the state they live in. And a war criminal. Did I miss anything?"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Via Square America.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lost Airfields Los Angeles

This one was at the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax. Details at BLDGBLOG.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Texas Secession Thought

I think a lot of people in Texas would say there's nothing more American than Texas, right? Well if the state secedes, they'll be as American as Canada - or Mexico. C'mon, enough already.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Titanic Iceberg

Photo believed to be of iceberg that struck the Titanic on this day 1912.

Short Film

I never realized how much L.A. was like Mister Roger's Neighborhood.

The East Side of Los Angeles on a Sunday Day from clark vogeler on Vimeo.


"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." - Albert Einstein

Monday, April 13, 2009

Lost Luggage?

See if you spot your underwear.
What it's about.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blog Quote

"The remarkable thing about today's partisan Republicans is their capacity to forget instantly and entirely anything that went on for the past eight years. And so suddenly we are rushing toward socialism, even though by far the biggest jumps in state power and debt occurred under a president they worshiped and worked hard to re-elect. There were no tea-parties to protest the $32 trillion Medicare prescription drug benefit. There was no Randian rumbling as Bush took over local schools. There was no defense of the Constitution as Bush and Cheney secretly suspended the fourth and first amendments. But put a moderate Democrat in office tackling a historic collapse in demand - and spending must be frozen!" - The Daily Dish

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Short Film

The Lost Tribes of New York City from Carolyn London on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The First Apple

To help celebrate the company's upcoming anniversary, this photo print of the first Apple computer is for sale here for twenty bucks.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mission To Mars

Six volunteers entered a capsule in Russia yesterday to see how long they last on a potential mission to Mars. From the BBC here.

George Orwell As Dad

From an article by John Carey at the London Times:

"What would it have been like to be brought up by George Orwell? Pretty grim, you might think. But you would be wrong. In June 1944, Orwell and his wife Eileen adopted a three-week-old boy whom they named Richard Horatio Blair (Eric Blair being Orwell's real name). Now a retired engineer living happily in an immaculate house in a picture-book Warwickshire village, Blair has never publicised the fact that he was related to Orwell, always preferring to remain in the background."

But he agreed to speak of his memories. The full article here.