shiny things in messy little piles

Tag: hello kitty

Morning Linkage (Apr 22)


Hel­lo Kit­ty tank — is there noth­ing that can not be made more
ridicu­lous with the addi­tion of pink paint and that evil feline?

I have a soft spot for Scram­blers. Maybe I’m just old school that way.
This one belongs to some guy named Mike — he’s work­ing his way through
his ’06 doing the lit­tle mods that make a good bike great.

Bike­EXIF gets it wrong again. And Bike­EX­IF’s read­ers do the spade work to iden­ti­fy the “Tri­umph” as most like­ly a BSA and the name of the cus­tom shop that built this chal­leng­ing­ly shiny bobber.

For those of you in the mar­ket for a new desk­top wall paper, there’s a Turk­ish KTM ad here might do. Depend­ing on your office culture ;-)



Japan is awash in the pulp paper ver­sions of man­ga. Here’s a wry use of the result­ing waste stream. I don’t think this farm­ing tech­nique will scale but the idea of putting seeds into the detri­tus of imag­i­na­tion pleas­es me.



We’ve all been oohing and aahing over the pho­tos of the erup­tion of Eyjaf­jal­la­jokull in Ice­land. But there are storms right here at home (well Kansas and Nebras­ka) that offer equal­ly stun­ning photo-ops. This gallery from 2004 is par­tic­u­lar­ly choice.


Art, Images, and Design

Ban­sksy’s movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop” gets a big­ger open­ing soon. Pieces of his art are show­ing up in LA.
This park­ing sign and this cop with a use­less K‑9 unit in an aban­doned park­ing garage. (video has music but not awful music) but then this hap­pened:

Exit Through the Gift Shop trail­er here.  Opens April 23 in Seattle.

and that my dears is anoth­er day…

Morning Linkage (Apr 1)

As a trib­ute to my first read­ers and in thanks for their con­tin­u­ing sup­port for my efforts and brick­bats when I screw up…

The First Anniversary Fools Edition of Morning Linkage

From Susan Lenox’s vin­tage Ger­man illus­tra­tion stream. 1924, class act of lady and bike.

There’s some seri­ous war­bling and wob­bling going on here. Ann-Margret — Big Time. It’s a two-fer, an open air video shoot and the stage ver­sion that follows. ;-)

Espe­cial­ly for me! The best of every­thing: motor­bikes and Hel­lo Kit­ty (Hell)

Our Lady of the Hot Pink Buick Riv­iera. Col­or pho­to with awe­some sauce.

Miles of mods. The Hon­da Chaly gets used, abused, and dressed up to play. Check out the “Ducati” cafe rac­er and the bob­ber with wire bas­ket fenders.

Girls, motor­cy­cles, and cat ears!

Girls, motor­cy­cles, drag­on ball.

More bike (less girl, sor­ry) But, oh my, those Ital­ians know how to shoot a British bike in black and white… um, yeah — more scrambler.

thanks for a great year