Friday, November 21, 2008

pj o'rourke: funny name, funny man.

A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.

Never wear anything that panics the cat.

The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

fuji natura classica

oh my, is this the camera of my dreams?
never use flash again?? 24mm f1.9 lens on a full frame sensor?? sexy looks? drooolz. i'm listening now.
except that it's hundos of dollahs. silly.
but apparently the olympus xa (gid's new film camera toy) does the same thing and sells for about 1/10 the price. hm. butsip i'm not really into manual focus because i am lazy. and take shots of things that move most of the time.
i happen to be looking into lomos again, except that i hate the crappy build factor, am not really into oversaturation, but am looking for a little more spice. and that's how i found the fuji natura - albeit, in the high-end section.
official site.
oh film! it's starting to add up real quick, but i'm not looking at the numbers yet.. just lovin' the look of film and turning away from mediocre digital pictures. not sure how long this hobby will last, but it's nice that i'm not completely failing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

american book

"The most alarming sign of the state of our society now is that our leaders have the courage to sacrifice the lives of young people in war but have not the courage to tell us that we must be less greedy and wasteful."
-Wendell Barry
(spoken a while back, probably)

this came from a childrens' book, which looks pretty cool, especially the drawings. good ideas too. well at least our leaders are starting to talk about wastefulness these days.

Nate Duval


Wednesday, November 05, 2008


poster by iso50
change, progress, yes we can, blah blah. we made history!! now if only obama picked a minority instead of an old white guy as his running mate..

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

this happens to me too often

i asked for scrambled
by luke chueh

choco of choice

ritter sport.
hersheys nevermore!!


what's better than north american outdoor gear? scandinavian outdoor gear! so classic it could pass as streetwear. what an adorable logo too. from another website:

Classic Swedish outdoor garments that lasts. I love their stuff because of the function and durability and classics like the Kanken day pack (that hasn't changed for the last 30 years) or the Greenland Jacket that is so out of fashion that it's forever hip. Gotta love Fjällräven!

montbell is an outdoor gear company out of japan. looks pretty similar to our manufacturers here, except more plain and less reeking of corporate (is that a real clause?). i went to a montbell store in japan and it was like a nicer and more down to earth REI. you got the feel that it was less about the brand and more about the activity, as all pursuits should be. i shall be forever detangling the two realms.

Monday, November 03, 2008

correct way to enjoy bronze statue

browsing through the flickr page, i came upon this subtlely wonderful set. no frills, not a professional photographer, just his cutely serious kids and nice vignetting. inspiring!