Sunday, December 30, 2007

Just a few sketches

These are supposedly futurist sketches drawn in 1929. However they lack the grandiose vision of such things, and several of them are clearly drawings of real objects that didn't exist until the 1930s or later: Hoover Dam, Shasta Dam, Grand Coulee Dam, the Oakland Bay Bridge, a P-38, a B-17, and UN Headquarters.



However, some of the drawings have a fanciful quality to them.







Others have a touch of Gotham City.





Others are just very well executed drawings of everyday stuff.



Friday, December 28, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Koi Banana Redhead


For some reason this image of Christiane reminds me of a cross between a koi and a banana.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Anyone else getting Ron Paul spam from Moosetard?

I don't reacall giving the little bastard my e-mail address. He must've gotten it from Casey.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cthulhu Dream

Cthulhu Dream by ~RobertaScalvini

More tentacles for Tuesday here.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Loosely Vegansexual

Forget homo-, bi- or even metro-: the latest prefix in sexuality is vegan-, as in “vegansexual.” In a study released in May, Annie Potts, a researcher at the University of Canterbury and a director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, surveyed 157 vegans and vegetarians (120 of them women) on the topic of cruelty-free living. The questions ranged from attitudes about eating meat to keeping pets to wearing possum fur to, yes, “cruelty-free sex” — that is, “rejecting meat eaters as intimate partners.”
More from the NYT: Vegansexuality

Where does a loosely vegan diet fit in?

Chilly Kitty



Looks like it's time to turn the heat up.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

More vintage bike porn

I came across this beautifully restored vintage Dursley Pedersen. Aside from the unusual frame design I like the overbuilt fork "crown" and the brass bottom bracket shell with oil port. That must've been tough to braze.





The whole design is rather baroque, quite unlike the spare pragmatic elegance of the Rene Herse tourer I posted earlier. Surprisingly such things are still produced.

Monday, December 3, 2007

St. Joseph - Patron Saint of Real Estate


Based on the circumstances surrounding them, some Saints become "patrons" of people, occupations, places or things. It's never been easier or more affordable to bring the power of a Patron Saint to your aid. Each 3-3/4" tall, hard plastic Saint comes with a 3" stand embossed with the Saint's name and a removable backdrop with the Saint's title, patronage and a prayer to help invoke the power of that Saint.

(From Archie McPhee.)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Gold Nuggets for Edgar

In honor of Edgar's now-defunct toilet blog, I've come up with some sweet finds. First, there's this tricycle:



Some folks from countries where squat toilets are common have trouble adapting to things in the US.



How about a jet propelled outhouse?



Finally, this one reminded me of an outhouse at the top of Bear Tooth Pass that has a "Watch For Ice" sign over the door.