Thursday, February 01, 2007

Buns vs Fur


Via Peta

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Paul Wolfowitz: Embarrassing the United States since 1976

From the Guardian's news blog, comes this tidbit.

One would hope that the president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz would dress appropriately for the job. Apparently, not so much:


Paul Wolfowitz: Embarrassing the United States since 1976

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Francesco Biasia

Friday, January 19, 2007

Tokyo at Night

Friday, January 12, 2007

Make mine a Campari!

Hey, its a Friday!


Salma Hayek -- So much more delightful than Friedrich von !

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Selling Hotel Space via Sex

Amusing ad for the Muang Kulaypan Hotel:


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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dirty Ice Cream

This is neither the work of a dirty old man, nor child porn -- its from the Kanamara Festival in Kawasaki Japan -- also known as the Festival of the Steel Phallus:

Created back in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867), the first Sunday in April sees hundreds of people go to the Kanamara Shrine in the south of Tokyo for a spring fertility festival.

The Japanese legend had a demon which hid inside a young girl and castrated two young men on their wedding nights -- a blacksmith fashioned an iron phallus, which the demon broke his teeth on. Thus, the enshrinement of the steel penis.

The Flickr photo set is a must see!


via newsheltonwetdry


MSN has a good round up also . . .


For more info, see also:

Steve Goes Travelling


Japan Travel

Dead Hippo photo album

Google Video of Kanamara Matsuri

2 Camels travel review of Kanamara Matsuri Festival

Celler's Festival wrap up

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Dreadlocked Skater

Great photo


The kid's eleven . . .


Sliding along ledges, curbs and railings on his skateboard has been mere child’s play for 11-year-old Nyjah Huston, skateboarding’s youngest professional. For his next trick, however, Huston, a sixth grader from Davis, Calif., must negotiate the demands of sudden success and attention, obstacles that have derailed several sports wunderkinds.

Soaring on his board, his long black locks trailing, Huston resembles a small plane pulling a banner ad over the beach. The message is likewise hard to miss.

“The kid is special,” said Don Bostick, president of World Cup Skateboarding, the sport’s main sanctioning body. Bostick, who has seen scads of top skaters during a career spanning three decades, said: “When I watch Nyjah, I’m amazed at how good he is. It’s mind-blowing.”

When asked to forecast Huston’s future, however, Bostick offered one caveat: “If he can make it through his teen years, I think he’s the future of street and park skateboarding.”

At the Dew Action Sports Tour’s second stop Friday night in Denver, Huston placed second in the park finals, an event in which competitors perform maneuvers — like flipping their boards while in midair — on a course consisting of ramps, rails and other obstacles meant to mimic urban terrain.

He turned pro this season so that he could compete on the Dew Tour. Skating against boarders twice his age, Huston has earned enough points to rank third in the season points race with three events left.

Although park and street skaters have tended to be somewhat younger than other action sports athletes, Huston’s swift success has raised eyebrows.

“We haven’t seen anything as young as we have in skateboard park, with Ryan Sheckler at 16 and Nyjah at 11,” said Wade Martin, general manager for the Dew Action Sports Tour. “In other disciplines, like BMX vert, the average age of the athletes is probably 30 years old.”

Navigating a Pro Career and the Preteen Scene, Skateboarding
NYTimes, July 17, 2006

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Sunset at Sea

Here's a great photographic trick I discovered by accident trick:  You cannot normally shoot into the sun --but, staterooms have a gaizy black partial curtain.

If you put the camera right against the screen, it acts as a mild filter:

See the last photo for the reveal:

click for larger photos


Same effect via clouds:


One more:


Here's the cheat shot reveal:


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