We’ve had some bad weather around here lately. Too much rain leads to saturated ground which leads to mud and rock slides. Here’s one of the fab pics from the WA-DOT of some of the clearing activity. This one is on Chuckanut Drive a bit north of here.
Something special for aficionados of the smaller makes. A visual history of KTM. Sadly without identifying information for the bikes. Still fun.
Perhaps all those flood myths in the middle east have a basis in a previous round of global warming? Are the remains of a once thriving civilization damply waiting for us beneath the Persian Gulf.
Art, Design, and Images
A little over the top for most office reception areas but if you have the need… TF2 sentry gun. (WETA, of course)
Thomas Perkins draws triptych comics. Every day. On his three kids’ lunch bags. And he posts them for the rest of us to enjoy.
Is it even possible that I did not post this the first time I saw it? BLU makes animation on buildings. Really. The evolution of life on earth.
There you go my dears, see you tomorrow.
Truly bizarre build from a CBR1000F. Top notch fabrication quality, stunningly ugly design, and it’s orange.
Every kids dream — working on the railway. Children’s railways in eastern Europe. Follow the links for more “I can’t believe I’m too old” envy.
Pretty bike — elegant, understated, and vaguely sinister. CB550.
Science and Tech
Well, science fiction actually. The most awesome invention yet. WETA legs — A pair of leg extensions that allows the wearer to have “demon” legs. Kim Grahams invented these in Seattle and is now working on production models for WETA (the film company) in New Zealand. Tons of video and an extensive interview. Do Want. but so does everyone else.
Art, Images, and Design
A handful of bird photos — the Winners of the WeLoveBirds.org photo contest. The pair of Great Blue Herons will knock your socks off.
I’m not sure why you’d want a single flower appearing to grow out of your dining room table. But if you did this is a quick ingenious way to have one.
Alison Wright has been photographing Tibet since 1988. The NYT Lens blog brings us 19 of her pictures of the nomads. Traditional horsemen are rapidly taking to the motorcycle as a means of transportation.
I know you’ll remember the work of Al Jarnow. You may not know his name but if you grew up on Public television in the golden age you’ve seen his work. Look at this trailer for the DVD compilation Celestial Navigations.
another day, another cup of coffee