Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Lemmy

Lemmy is 63 today.

Thanks to J. Loveless for the kindly heads up.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Never A Good Idea

In a moment of weakness the kids and I stopped at White Castle last night. It has been at least 2 years since I last ate there. Sure, the jalapeno bacon double cheese burger and onion chips tasted good going down. But I was in for a surprise. Around midnight I started feeling some severe intestinal distress. I took a Zantac and drifted off to sleep. I was up and down all night, finally ejecting the evil onion infused spirit from my body around 7am.

White Castle just ain't right. Avoid it at all costs. I will never, ever, eat there again.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Inspiration is the key for 2009

I've been plenty busy lately with my new job. I now commute 45 minutes one way. During my drive my fevered little peanut brain has been thinking about new creative modes of expression and endeavors for the new year.

A couple months my house was burglarized. They got my 2 pistols, my expensive photo scanner and my Kodak 7.2mpx digital camera. I sold my model A truck project parts pile and bought a Fujifilm Finepix S1000 10mpx digital camera as a replacement. It has a natural light selection that is OUT OF SIGHT.
I use that setting almost exclusively.

My recent efforts inspired me to start this blog. It's been a lot of fun and a very rewarding creative outlet. It's also exposed me to photographic creativity of likeminded photographic kulture souls like Nick Reynolds, Guy Bolton and Chopper Dave. I am especially digging Coop's photography; His pics are just as twisted and brilliant as his paintings. I really dig his Polaroid and Leica collections.

Recently I came across some websites about Lomo and Holga cameras.
Lomos were originally cheap soviet era cameras made for the proletariat based on a Japanese design.

Holgas were another inexpensive design that take some neato shots with great character, especially the Diana model.

Both take some simply amazing pics without digital trickery.

I am intrigued by the Lomo fisheye cameras and colorsplash flash.

They even make sequential "movie" cameras,

Best of all they are very CHEAP to purchase. I am sold already.

So, in 2009 I resolve to expand my photography into a new realm. Check here often. It ought to be bitchin'.

Friday, December 12, 2008

From the vault, ca. 2006

Chris Pfouts gave me this:
Inspired by this:
I brainstormed with Eric Smith and we came up with this:
It's nice to have generous friends to influence me and to collaborate with.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm not an asshole, but...

I have resolved recently to choose my friends and acquaintances more carefully. My resolution is based on my recent experiences during the election. No offense to my long time friends, but it's almost impossible to have a friendly debate with those that have already made their mind up. I don't want to lose any more friends over politics. Most folks these days are more interested in orthodoxy than honest discussion.

Additionaly, it seems like a waste of time to befriend single women unless there exists the possibility of romantic intrigue. Lastly, unless other males or females share my major interests (music, writing, history, moto-culture) or worldview I see no reason to widen my social circles. As in all things with me, these are just general guidelines. Any exceptions will be considered.

That said, let's be friends:

That is all.

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An unfocused dilettante. I'm not half bad. Overall a very good yegg and a wrong guy in an increasingly right world.