Morning Linkage (Apr 22)

Transportation

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 ;-)

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Literature

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.

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Science

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.

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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…