Morning Linkage (Feb 4)


Lovely lit­tle bits of real art like water­col­or of a moped this are for sale in the park out­side Santo Domingo in Oaxaca. I buy them when I can.

Gravity bike. This is a sport?

Which leads to this Flickr set — FreakBikes. That’ll do.



Underwater shots of Beluga whales at a sanc­tu­ary cre­at­ed by the University of St. Petersburg.


Culture and Society

Dwell mag­a­zine is mod­ern, hip, and puz­zling­ly stuffy. Adding cap­tions that could have come from equal­ly mod­ernist nov­els. Sly, wit­ty, smug.


Art, Design, Animation

Hugh D’Andrade makes wicked posters.

Including this fine image of a geeky girl mecha  for the 20th anniver­sary of the EFF.

Oddities cre­at­ed by col­lage. Victorian era ladies (and gents) spent hours cre­at­ing humor­ous images using paper, scis­sors, and paste. Children using frogs for rock­ing hors­es just about cov­ers it. More behind the “view more images” link.

Tommy and the Atom. The tale of two atoms, a boy, his fox, and an evil mad sci­en­tist bent on world dom­i­na­tion. Sweet old pro­pa­gan­da film fea­tur­ing the voice that remind­ed you to “look both ways before crossing”.

Making it through the week m’dears.


Yesterday was the Apocalypse. Today we have a seri­ous problem.