Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kris Kuksi

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Big Boat

Marvel at the absurdity of Allure of the Seas - the largest cruise ship ever. I realize that thousands and thousands of people will enjoy wonderful vacations aboard this ship, but I can't help viewing this thing as a monument to crass indulgence.

In our future post-apocalyptic world, many people won't believe the legend of these massive floating cities, filled with joyful people travelling to and from distant tropical islands for no apparent reason - and eating all the way.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


16 disc 25th anniversary box set of the 13 original scores Danny Elfman's done for Tim Burton films. It's a monstrous (!), lovingly designed package and it's not cheap - got 500 bucks?

Monday, October 25, 2010


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lost In Ireland

A nice little NY Times piece by travel writer, Matt Gross. He wandered around rural Ireland, exploring the environment without a map.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Goodbye Walkman

Sony is halting production of the cassette Walkman. Frankly, I was surprised to learn they've still been making them.

I have extremely fond memories of mine from 30 years back.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"If they find us they find us, if not, that's that. "

Some fascinating early insight from Chilean mine survivor, Luis UrzĂșa.

It wasn't exactly 33 guys united through hope. A lifetime's worth of good and bad human interaction, introspection, despair and bravery - crammed into 2 months. Some understandably rough stuff happened down there.


A childhood staple for generations of Canadian kids - Laurentien Pencil Crayons. Still available, although no longer in the vinyl pouch.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I make a point of not being negative here, but how does this piece of journalism get through an editor? The story boils down to: musician Evan Dando's apartment is messy.

Friday, October 08, 2010


I've been thinking that Facebook's new "Groups" feature promotes a kind of clique approach to "Friends", which follows a path that leads to Facebook potentially acting as nothing more than a bloated email program with photo galleries.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Before Photoshop and Illustrator, before computers, graphic designing with Letraset.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Harp Guitar

I didn't know this instrument existed until 5 minutes ago. The Harp Guitar.