Morning Linkage (Jan 21)


The auto­mo­tive press goes into its annu­al orgy of list mak­ing every win­ter around the December/January pub­lish­ing cycle. Each and every list high­light­ed with ital­ics, cap­i­tal let­ters, and Big Red head­lines. And pho­tos of each and every one of the cars or trucks. Boring, copy­cat, can’t tell one mag­a­zine from an oth­er pho­tos. Except that this year Automobile used an illus­tra­tor rather than a pho­tog­ra­ph­er. Not sure if the results will be repeat­ed but I like Daniel Stolle’s work any way.

The full arti­cle. What’s with motor rags? — find­ing any­thing on their web­sites is damned near impos­si­ble and the images are hid­den in the chaos on the right edge of the article.

Food trucks, we all love ’em. And now you can have a look at the fac­to­ry that makes them. The good fel­lows at Telstar Logistics did a piece for the NYT.

1 minute of 1960’s hip. Girls go for guys on Vespas. Happy Friday my lit­tle scoot­er dudes and dudettes.

1959 Moto Guzzi Falcone, by Von Dutch. Love it, hate it? No mis­tak­ing the era.

Art, Images, and Design

Mr. Peabody, the hep-est cat around.

I can only quote John K’s first cou­ple of lines. ” If there’s one thing I learned from skulk­ing around in the paper­back sec­tion of my local drug­store when I was kid it was this: ALL THINGS EVERYWHERE CRAVE OUR WOMEN. (…)  I don’t care what race, species or gen­era you are, whether you are liv­ing or dead, ani­mal, veg­etable, min­er­al, fun­gi or bac­te­ria — your first thought upon each aching wak­ing morn is how to steal our women. (…)  And who can blame you? Look at them.”  Followed by a bitchin’ col­lec­tion of pulp sto­ry cov­ers. (NSFW)

More sedate­ly, in black and white. On  a slow boat from Africa. The New York Times would send a pho­tog­ra­ph­er to the docks to cap­ture the unload­ing of the ani­mals import­ed for American zoos.


Best dog ate my home­work ever.…

Happy Friday y’all.