Morning Linkage (Aug 30)


The week­end’s over, but there’s a new week­end just around the cor­ner. Some of you are gonna need this. Hayes M1030 — bitchin’ off road machine. Multi-fuel, 2‑foot ford­ing depth, option­al IR dri­ving light! woohoo!

And one of these. Bufalino. Piaggio APE goes camper. Yuppers, I’ll take one.

Snicker. That’s some bal­last you got there. Frighteningly close to home for some of us hack own­ers. And more Stan Mott car and bike art. Bonus pho­tos at 2/3rds. Go Carts!


Astronomer Seth Shostak pro­pos­es that we could increase our chances of find­ing intel­li­gent life in the stars by expand­ing the type of intel­li­gence we are look­ing for. Where should we look if we want to find alien arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence?

Slightly more earth bound news. Migration is a com­plex social func­tion; not just a mat­ter of every­one in the flock gets an urge for bright sun­ny beach­es come October.

Art, Images, and Design

Tumblingerstrasse? Tag Tag? Super Paper? Still does­n’t mean any­thing to you? How about Hot Wheels stop-motion ani­ma­tion and graffiti?

These do not look like tat­toos. But they are… I’m unde­cid­ed about them but I val­ue the reminder that ink on skin does­n’t have to con­form to a look. More of Amanda Wachob’s work (click on abstract)

Utterly point­less ani­mat­ed gif. But there’s a monkey…


Sad news from Japan, Satochi Kon has passed away.

He gave us many films but none so won­der­ful as Tokyo Godfathers. A look at three mis­fits who find a bun­dle on Christmas Eve. T.G. long ago replaced It’s a Wonderful Life as our Christmas movie of choice. Earthy, humor­ous, and real­is­ti­cal­ly hope­ful. (Available on disc from netflix.)
American ver­sion of the Tokyo Godfathers trail­er. Lame trail­er, good movie.

oh so Monday around here, I hope your locale is a lit­tle less inundated.