Watching moto‐cop drill teams is always a hoot. Please note that this team is little extra special. *Tokyo* motor police and all women. 2 videos, a bunch of stills.
Givin’ away the goods. Visual gratification is a reliable source of good‐looking and good to look at bikes. It also has a “community” page featuring other bike blogs. Here’s a run down of some of the best of the bunch. Along with sample pics from each.
Again from Visual Grat. Over the top details of the Confederate P120 as revealed in a special email to subscribers.
More fine details. This time on a XJR 1200. Triples, fork brace, and blue on the calipers.
From huge to tiny. The Suzuki EN125 populates S.E. Asia like fruit flies on old bananas. And sometimes gets used to create nifty little buzz‐bombs like this one.
Tech and Science
Again with the hackers, defcon, and the supposed high security locks. Always a good story and always a good reminder that security is more than a better lock.
Goby. With a name like that it’s gotta be a weird fish — and it is. Trash‐eater.
Art, Images, and Design
I didn’t know that those viciously ugly concrete building of the 50’s and 60’s (and their even worse revival in 70’s academic settings) had a style name. Brutalism. Perfect fit. Andy Spain is not so dismissive as I am. His black and white photographs bring as much beauty to these buildings as anyone ever will be able to.
Day dreamers hide‐away. I can’t find the original image but this is too wonderful to pass up.
Photoshop is the most overused tool in the universe. Somedays. And then other days you see it put to use to reveal the world in a new light. The ghosts of WWII merge with the present in these dual image photographs created by Sergey Larenkov.
Nice little joke with your morning coffee if you slop a bit over the edge of the cup.
A threesome. All with some connection to Gooby Herms.
El Kabong — done for Cartoon Network. A horse, some more horses, and a bad guy. Mexican cinema lampoon. Look for the National Steel near the end. (1:57)
5 words that sound dirty but aren’t. For Chicklets. I’m all over the gum and ink drawing style. (0:15)
Lovely and lyric, animated intro for a documentary film about dancing in PR. Bomba y plena. (1:30)
now go play outside if you’re to make all that racket.