Simple and sweet. The RD350 as cafe racer.
Rat scooters. There are a couple of homely little items in this collection that I would happily take home and shine up. And a WTF or two.
I remain unconvinced, but there are folks who think this clip from a dyno test of the MotoCzysz D1-10 proves that electric bikes will make cool noises. I think it sounds like catastrophic bearing failure in the main generator house at Hoover Dam.
Society and Culture
Fabulously obscene blues song by Lucille Bogan from 1935 proves that modern music has always been degenerate. Shave Em Dry. NSFW
I care very much about the future of comics, cartoons, and animation. The old model of polar opposites (Marvel comics vs xeroxed ‘zines) is giving way to newer possibilities at points in between. Options that allow creators to earn a living at a smaller scale than was possible before. From wikipedia a list of “self-supporting’ web comics. Brave folks taking big risks. And some of them are damned funny too
Art, Images, and Design
I’m not sure what it means when a woman begins to paint herself as a young boy. The results of Julie Heffernan’s experiments are deep, complex, and hypnotic. Romanticism gone wrong. It’s worth spending time with her other paintings as well. (NSFW artistic nudes)
Modern hero. 38 of your favorite super heroes depicted in modern angular glory. Unfortunately they are no longer available as prints. le freakin’ sigh.
Black and White image of the day. Lyn Fontane and Alfred Lunt — laid back and louche — with a side of wiener dog.
so it goes…