Monday, December 17, 2007

mother russia

i found this photoset in a relatively unlikely spot (over at Fixed Gear Gallery). There was no way I could resist posting it. Some of these photos are absolutely hillarious!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

not yet but soon...

I don't have one of these fancy gadgets yet...maybe someday. But this is still a pretty slick use of a dollar bill.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

more on the future

kindle...i think it pretty much speaks for itself.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

the future...

I continue to reference this video in so many conversations, that I figured that I would finally just post it. It's just so nicely and realistically done that I seems hard to dispute. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

me likey!

well, i just stumbled across the sickest thing i've seen in quite a while. mmmm...home audio.

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pop goes the weasel...and consumerism

have you guys seen the newest American Apparel commercial...its AWESOME!!!

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LastFM is way cooler than jango...sorry for the missinformation

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

mas musica~!

okay. i just found my new favorite thing. Jango I'm not even gonna try to explain it, but certainly check it out for yourself. If you like it, I think its still by invitation only, and I've got a few so give a shout.

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fashion aside

Well, say what you will about the British... I tend to be a fan of most of the things they've come out with, at least in my lifetime. But they seem to be able to get away with things in a more genuine way. When American's try to recreate or give some type of reniassance to a particular style it just seems, well...lame. Aside from the obvious reasoning of this slide show (to sell clothing) I thought it was a nice photodoc of a past style incarnation redone.

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whats in a shirt?

One of the most entertaining articles I have read in a long time, was in last week's New York Times Magazine. By David Giffels...about...what else?? A Ramones T-Shirt.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

nerd out with yo' bad self

I found this article the other day in the times but it was too blurry to read, fortunately we have the internets. So here it is in all its nerdy glory.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

quite concise

Just came across this little piece of how's nice when things are put so concisely as they are in the intro manifesto presented. I was "fortunate" enough to attend one of the aforementioned private type joints, but the result was essentially the same...some more education...and ultimately just another member of the working poor. sweet.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

street life dj's...and strummer

I'm not usually one to really get into DJ's and breakbeats and all that stuff but I just ran across street life dj's and I tell you's pretty solid, and they've been getting some decent press as well. Oh, but I'm way more excited about the new joe strummer documentry...we'll see if it ever shows up in pittsburgh. ???

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tryin' to keep it rolling

This is how you should start your least I started today with a hot cup of sumatra and this vid.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007


why is it that the only way to get anyone to lend you money is to already have enough? I mean, if I didn't have so much debt, then I wouldn't need anyone to lend me any money. And if I made more money, I wouldn't need any one to lend me more money. The reason that I'd like to have someone lend me a significant amount of cash is because, well, I could really use a significant amount of cash. But no, my debt to income ratio is too high! Well, duh, that's why I need the money you jackass! So, really, if anyone out there has about $25k I could borrow to put a serious dent in that damn ratio, then please, let me know. Cause, honestly, I'm good for it.

Friday, July 06, 2007

this is why i'm lazy...

christ! i've had that damn bike back for two months and i'm just getting around to posting that I've got it back. And there's a story in there, too. what's my problem? anyway, yeah, got the bike back, ride it everyday...thanks jesus. :-0

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


Even when you've got the back wheel locked to yer frame, some asshole in a truck can come along and steal your bike.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


also, you know what's a real shame? when parents take a perfectly good kid and make them stupid. that's sad.

you know i never feel like saying anything when i actually have the time to. what's up with that. i just don't have the memory capacity to remember anything at all these days, maybe because I don't really have a job and my brain has started to turn to mush lately without the stimulation of any sort of challenge...just constant reminder that I hate just about everything and everyone...not you though. If you're actually reading this you're a friend, honest. yep, pretty much hate everything...but whatever, life is but a dream...with advertising.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

all this technology!!!

this is a test of your amateur blogger...this is only a test. I've been inondated with all kinds of technology lately and I'm trying to sort it hurts my brain. I don't know why I think I should be using all this stuff...I mean, I do spend a lot of time on this little iBook of mine and I enjoy making that experience better, more functional, and smoother. Is it working? Is it worth it? What is the point of this great distraction. Of course you could posit the big philosophical questions like, "is it bringing us closer together or causing more isolation?", "is it helping us to adapt, or causing some type of social devolution?". I sometimes feel like I'm just missing it all together. I have a friend over at NerdSavant who is my official technology consultant, guru, make-me-feel-stupid guy. I get a lot of the "enhancements" from him, and he is generally really excited about this stuff, which is cool.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


there's something about a fixed gear bicycle that allows you to completely ignore the elements (a little wool doesn't hurt either). It was about twenty degrees with a wind chill this morning, but I was lovin' the ride in to the store. Sliding around on the fresh snow in front of the house, and my favorite part of the ride; this little 100 yard stretch along the Allegheny (that's the 40th Street Bridge there). I duck through a bit of a park, across the railroad and another block beside the tracks. It's great. It certainly beats sitting in some heated car on the parkway for 2 hours everyday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

all this samsara

sometimes i can't handle all this worldly shit! it's pretty amazing how many people are out there in this world, all over the place. without seeming trite, it just blows my mind in an almost crippling way. And the sadness that I feel when I reach for the truth that I know is out there, comes in the form of the realization that there are a handful of people out there that I've met, spoken to, "know", that may actually have the foggiest idea of what I'm talking about. And then there is the notion of an entire society that's completely based on it...being wiped out. Somewhere in the middle...everyone else. Literally, everyone else.

Aside: Currently Goodyear Blimp Overhead!

Is it possible that the man who actually has the answers was a prince who went and sat down under a tree? Is it possible that when I close my eyes and breathe, it gets closer? Is it possible that me, a simple man who live in capitalism, who works for a living, who has cats, and a fiance, and a car, and lots of bikes, could possibly, in this lifetime, ever get even slightly closer to what he knows is truly enlightment?

Sometimes...i feel as though I'm not really trying hard enough.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

bomb scare

being as i'm finally an adult, i almost never get yelled at like a child. aside from the occasional voice raising argument with someone (generally my better half) I haven't had the opportunity to really be made to feel insignificant, like i'm being "bad". So yestereday i'm on my way to work, and super siked cause I just re-built my bike into a fixed gear and was off for my maiden commute, all fifteen minutes of it. (8 1/2 of them uphill!) Nearing the top of the hill, and passing a giant new hospital construction site I encounter a jersey barrier and a cop car, oh and an angry, arm waving police officer. She yells, "you can't go this way you have to go around!" So I take the nearest side street a block over. This particular section of Pittsburgh is quite steep and most of the streets are one way up or one way down. So, not wanting to divert my commute much more then I have already I continue on the sidewalk of a one way down street. As I get to the top of the hill where the street comes to a "t", I find my self smack in the middle of what I soon realize is a bomb threat that has been called in to hospital construction site!! Immediately, another cop which surprising enough could have been the same one from before (same physical description at least) starts screaming at me. Now I do understand that I was in a cordoned off area, roughly twenty feet from the big, strange looking truck that says bomb unit on it. But I was faced with a left and right decision, there was no straight option. So, I go left, the way I would have gone had there been no police activity. This was clearly the incorrect choice. Cop "B" was not amused and continues to yell...reasoning with her was certainly not an option. So I turn right and ride around the corner to take an alternate route to work...nuff said. Then of course the construction workers who have gotten themselves an oh so convenient half day off, lay into me. "Hey buddy, what's yer problem didn't you see all dem cop cars!" Fuckers. So i give'em the metal sign and pedal on to work....what a way to start your day. Oh, and guess what they turned up at the construction site. Not a damn thing. Oh, the power of a telephone call.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

i likes bikes

so, i thought i'd finally let the world in on a little secret. i have a secret obsession that occupies my mind daily and nightly like cats think about mice. it's bikes, i love them. and fortunately i'm not alone. its clearly something that makes a lot of people happy. and i'm clearly not feeling all that poetic about it today, just thought i'd put it down, for posterity. thats all.