I know a lot of 2 stroke fans. Most of them area little less than sane. All of them would do this in a heart beat. Just to have something for running around on the back roads. JAWA 350 mods. (Video is loud.)
WTF? Transformer bike for those who hanker for both a cafe racer and a cruiser but have limited garage space. Video demonstrates the hydraulic change over. With seat height, rake, trail, wheel base (duh) and ground clearance all changing to produce two bikes. The V‑Rod based Veon by Krugger. It’s also not the ugliest thing in the world. Close but not the ugliest.
Pretty girls on bikes. A little something to bring cheer into your Monday.
NASA makes the best digital toys. Extreme Plant Makeover. Mess about with the Earth by changing it’s size, distance from the sun, type of sun, and age. It’s awfully easy to make a barren waste land or foggy soggy giant. Planet hacking!
Art, Images, and Design
A reminder that art is not without its odd mysteries and ongoing tiffs. We all know Raphael’s self-portrait. The guy with the perky nose and a distant look sitting in front of a brown wall, unstructured hat? But did you know that there’s a second painting? Hiding in a vault, almost identical, and possibly as real as the one hanging in Uffizi? Nice little plot for a novel.
Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, and Kewpie dolls, all madly out of context in 1930’s Japanese postcards. There are also skeletons, and dancing cats. Our cultural mascots must have seemed impossibly odd to the creators of these.
Ferris Plock. Pieces created while in residence. Styled after oriental wood block prints and hanging scrolls but with modern anomalies — the crocodile wears Keds.
Animation and Moving Images
One Wing Fly aka Y & M Nathan, Look under commercial work, there is a whole series of adverts that place a woman (really beautiful) on a floor and have her “walk” through scenes. Poorly explained by me — utterly charming in person. (Really, good enough to warrant a link into a flash-based site.)
Now off you go, it’s a busy week ahead.