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Tag: Richard Kirk

Morning Linkage (Apr 27)


Is this real­ly what it says it is? A Vin­cent drag rac­er? New or old? Dang I love this site for the pics but they have less info than Bike­EXIF. Though the loca­tion is ID’d in the comments.

We’ve all seen the city bus­es and the occa­sion­al hum­mer cov­ered in vinyl graph­ics adver­tis­ing some­thing — usu­al­ly an ener­gy drink. But those cus­tom wrap­pers are com­ing to a car near you. Going to be pop­u­lar with the smug-mobile crowd… and the lit­tle urban deliv­ery van folks.

5 great shots of the best play­ing around at desert rac­ing at  Ocotil­la Wells, CA. Click to en-biggen.


Wild-life pho­tog­ra­phy gets a new gad­get. Beetle­cam - a low to the ground view from Africa. Cam­era, track dri­ven plat­form (the size of a rab­bit), and a warn­ing about things that might be mis­tak­en for a cat toy.


Using flash on your web­site is often scorned as being inac­ces­si­ble and point­less­ly com­plex for no val­ue, but it can be well done. For exam­ple: The $100 bill is has been redesigned and new ver­sions will begin to cir­cu­late in Feb of 2011. You can check out all of the new fea­tures of the $100 bill in this inter­ac­tive app. (Note the easy to link to URL.)

Art, Images, and Design

Richard Kirk’s work is best summed up by the quote that he uses on his front page. “there is no beau­ty that hath not some strange­ness in the pro­por­tion” Sir Frances Bacon (1625) Thin, ethe­re­al, twig­gy human ‑botan­i­cal cross breeds.

Super sat­u­rat­ed pho­tographs. Vivid col­or­ing that push­es the fall into the dere­lic­tion to the foreground.

Micheal Quigg has a good eye for less beat­en down images as well.  This pho­to of anoth­er pho­tog­ra­ph­er and her grand­child in his cher­ry blos­soms Flick­er set warms the heart.

now get moving…

Morning Linkage (Mar 26)


Eerie silent video of the valves and fir­ing spark plug of an inter­nal com­bus­tion engine. Eru­dite dis­cus­sion of the cap­ture tech­nol­o­gy in the comments.

Or per­haps you’re more inter­est­ed int he valve action inside the new S1000RR? More dis­cus­sion of the video cap­ture tech.

The late 60’s CB450s had become rats by the time I met my first motor­cy­clist friends in 1979. It’s nice to have a glimpse at what
Eugene’s bike looked like new.



I knew that nat­ur­al gas was stored under vast corn fields in Iowa but I had no idea that there was a heli­um bub­ble that spanned three states.

Some­what local to Puge­topo­lis. Cliff Mass dis­cuss­es the diur­nal vari­a­tions. That is, the changes in tem­per­a­ture, winds, etc that occur in a 24 hour peri­od even when the weath­er is “bor­ing”


Art, Images, and Design

Cheeky mon­key! Ben New­man’s work always has a sense of humor.

Insane mix­ing of fairy tales: Alien vs. Pooh and there’s some damned mouse in the mid­dle… NSFToddlers

Richard Kirk, spooky, del­i­cate crea­tures. Pen and pen­cil on white.


And to put you in a mel­low week­end mood. The anoth­er trum­pet genius per­forms La Vie en Rose.