Sunday, July 20, 2008

Junk For Your Trunk, Fellas.

This is the kind of thing that you can't believe is real, but it seems to be actual fact. Professional cyclist Dave Zabriskie (who bears a striking resemblance to the young Obi-Wan) is injured and therefore not participating in the Tour De France right now, but he's got his own little side business. He's lent his initials and reputation to an anti-chafing product marketed toward the male cyclist. The name of this johnson rub?


No joke, but very funny.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Steinski, all over again.

The hip-hop sampler-producer extraordinaire, creator of the the original "Lessons." Now has a legit(?) release on the likeminded Girl Talk's label, Illegal Art(!).

It's available on Amazon and Emusic, and maybe iTunes, but I haven't checked there yet. Check the first five or six tracks from disk one, and take what time you deem necessary on these mind-funkin classics of sample seeking booty shakin humor hip hop.

Do not skip the second disk, which is a hard to find mix produced in 2002. Thank me later.

The Grossest Craig's List Item?

I'm looking for a tripod for my 35 mm (still using film, thank you.). I came upon this monstrosity in my travels. Horrorshow, for sure. Yes, I'm city folk, but I'm vegetarian too. Follow the link.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Perfect Gadget!

Boing Boing Gadgets has a nice list of perfect, can't-be-improved-upon machines. Of course my favorite, the bicycle, made the list. And they found some great quotes about the elegant invention.
There are a billion of them worldwide, serving dutifully in work, leisure and even artwork: "The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets," said Christopher Morley.

Though operating on a simple mechanism of wheels and pedals, their thermodynamic efficiency is so remarkable that almost nothing has changed in the basic design since the 1880s. And as Morley was drawn to write eloquently about our most eloquent form of transit, so were many others.

Einstein dreamed the theory of relativity while riding one. "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live," said Twain. "Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race," said H. G. Wells.

To this day, their wonders inspire little but wonder: "I hope that cycling in London will become almost Chinese in its ubiquity," London mayor Boris Johnson recently remarked.
They also linked to this little video below. So this entire post is essentially stolen. Sue me!

Dance Around The World!

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Grinning like a fool? Yes I am.
About Matt

Matt is a 31-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. Matt achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around Asia until it ran out. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is.

Chicago's Heart Is With Cyclists

Bravo, Chicago! The city's new parking stickers, required on (all?) cars registered within the city, feature a bike friendly message.