October 29, 2010

Hate crime?

October 24, 2010

Have I talked about this before? My apologies. But I believe there is something sinister at work here. I have seen hate. And it is precisely because I CAN see that I realize the true victims. I thought I was the victim of horrible design and terrible oversight. No. I am the beneficiary. These bright yellow slick patches of death they have installed at the corners near my house…. I’m thinking why? Why design something so unsafe, wrapped in signifiers of safety: bright yellow, “traction bumps”? Why? Precisely so I CAN see them. I believe these curb slides are a hate crime against the blind and seeing impaired. Knowing how deadly these street “improvements” are, I can simply sidestep them or navigate my bike around them easily and at night due to the incredible VISIBILITY. But not the blind. The blind are fooled right into these Teflon coated corners.

Stop the madness! Erase hate!

beautiful. amazing.

October 20, 2010

new TED prize winner. photograffeur J R. check the article and slides here.

new york times

amoeba metal part II

October 18, 2010

every so often I stroll up to Amoeba records and find myself drawn, by perhaps a demonic force, to the most metal of all metal sections of the record store. I wanted to share some of the good stuff with my friends on this, the most glorious day of the calendar year, the day which saw the birth of a genius boy, with emerald green eyes, many moons ago… yeah, man! me! happy birthday to me.

Highlights include the latest recordings and dulcet tones from Pig Destroyer, Embrace of Thorns, Drudkh, Drowning the Light, and Beherit. One cover depicts a hoven two-legged creature with skull head…well…uh…. the name of the album is “Profane Fornication Ejaculation.” A bargain at $12.98!! get some peace and love today! love it!!….