Sunday, December 23, 2007

Hey You Fixie Kids...

I’m getting sick and tired of these kids that think they’re running shit. Like no one ever did a trick on a fixed gear before last spring.

I’ve got a news flash for ya: They’ve been doing it for years. Since 1889.

You ain’t done shit ‘cept wear your sisters pants.

I Am So Proud To Be American

And you ask yourself how that dumb ass Bush was elected not once, but twice.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Dickheads Of The Year Awards

With the year coming to a close, it's time for the lists. You know them well by now. Best Dressed, Best Songs, Best Movies, Most paparazzi panty-less shots, on and on. Now from Bill Maher and the folks at Rolling Stone bring the lists of lists. Dickheads Of  The Year.

George Bush

Come on, no list of assholes and fuck-ups could be complete without the Dipshit in Chief. Who will tell this president what everyone but him already knows? The theory of evolution. And the times tables. And where the sun goes at night. And that Iraq is going to be three different countries. And that everyone hates us and we've run our military into the ground and the Taliban is back and we still haven't caught bin Laden and the economy is tanking and we wasted eight years blowing the oil companies while the Earth is melting. We had a pretty nice house when this Cat in the Hat of presidents came in and made the mess of all time. And who's going to clean it all up — Rudy Giuliani?

Bogda Yard Sale!!!

You know you are still searching for that last minute item for Uncle Fester. If not, and you have all of your shopping done. Isn't it time you splurged on yourself.

Join me and other local artists for this event at Bogda. I will have my art available at 50% off.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas night at Jackrabbits

Via: WhyDoesJaxSuck on Live Journal: If the Show is half as entertaining as the promo, it promises to be a good show.

Inspection 12 is together again and putting on a show Christmas night at Jackrabbits with Captain Kid. The show is sure to sell out as usual when i12 plays, so make your plans accordingly! I'm not sure if they're doing presale as it's usually first come first serve when these guys play.

So enjoy your Christmas day, and then come enjoy your Christmas Evening even more. It's sure to be a great show!

We made a little promo for it :-D

Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh, So Wrong. Yet So Funny.

This clip is so wrong. Yet I couldn't stop myself laughing until the tears ran. 

This Dutch talk show host can't help himself when some of his guest talk about their disability.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Who Needs Credit Cards?

Spotted in the Junors' section at Walmart. Since It's Christmas and I’m in a generous mood, 
I’m going to pretend they’re encouraging teenage girls to shoplift.

I am proud to say that I have not stepped foot in a WalMart going on 3 years now. I find WalMart’s standards utterly confusing. On the one hand, they get all squirrelly and self-righteous about selling Plan B and rap CDs with raunchy lyrics, and then they turn around and carry stuff like this. I so thoroughly enjoy the hypocrisy of the Conservative right.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

JTA, I Fart In Your General Direction!

If Jacksonville is famous for anything. It is the fact that it is a backwards butt wipe of a small town. Oh, you have to give it's past leaders credit for trying to break that image throughout the years. All of which have proven to be ill-conceived and lacking the vision needed to bring Jacksonville out of the dark ages and into the current century.

We now have what will be perhaps the largest boondoggle of this citys history. JTA's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Which is purposed to be part of JTA's Regional Transportation System (RTS).  And if you are stupid enough to buy into JTA's propaganda this is what you can expect.

"RTS is a system that includes a variety of innovative, exciting opportunities to improve our methods of transportation. These may include commuter rail, river transit, high-tech bus rapid transit, transit-oriented development centers, service improvements, future engineering and a state-of-the-art regional transportation center that will serve as the hub of it all."

Now even if you are only slightly intelligent you will be able to read from that passage on JTA's site that JTA doesn't really have a plan. May include? If you (JTA) had any type of viable plan, wouldn't you know exactly what types of transportation the plan included?

This morning I awoke to not one but two articles from the Times-Union (Jacksonville's favorite TP) on the BRT in my in box. The first is about Metrojacksonville (pro-rail) vs JTA (Pro-BRT). My favorite quote in the article from a JTA spokesman about MetroJacksonville is; 

"They could be much more influential if they would do it as a cooperating entity in our program," the JTA spokesman said. "There's nothing we would like more than a blogging organization that would support transit."

In other words, please stop trying to rock the boat. Sit back, shut up and let us continue to fuck up this city's future.

The second article is chalk full of quotes such as;
"The philosophy is people will ride transit if it's reliable and quicker," said Dennis Hinebaugh, director of the National BRT Institute at the University of South Florida in Tampa, explaining that bus trips usually take far longer than car trips. "If you can come close to being the speed of an automobile, that's pretty good. The problem in the past is that the bus isn't reliable."

Anyone who has lived in Jacksonville for any amount of time knows how pathetic the current bus system is. Does anyone really expect JTA to figure out how to run one efficiently with a BRT in place?

Yet another quote;
"Dedicated BRT lanes could be turned into light rail corridors in the future", JTA says

Um, what? When? In another 27 years when you finally figure out what a fucking boondoggle your BRT plan was?

Now I'm not the smartest individual, but I know when I'm being handed a load of shit. Anyone who has spent any time in any major city in the world knows how well a rail system works for the masses.

JTA, get back to me when you have a viable plan that tells me exactly what modes of transportation are planned for your RST, the routes and how they work with one another. Oh, and how fucking much it is going to cost! Perhaps you would get much more respect and cooperation if you spent some time getting the current bus system a little more efficient. Say, a bus every 15 or 20 minutes instead of the current 45 minutes to an hour.

Wake the fuck up Jacksonville and learn what is happening with your money!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Bogda Sidewalk Sale!

Art and Handmade Goods Sale on the sidewalk of Bogda!

Art and Craft Sidewalk Sale @ Bogda
This Saturday Morning Starting at 8am

Great deals! Great Gifts! Free Coffee!

If you would like to take part and sell your items at this event then please contact Bogda.

1253 McDuff Avenue South (Between Sydney and Olga)
Jacksonville, FL 32205

(904) 387-0852

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Abandoned Bicycles of New York

Found this site and have spent a massive amount of time perusing its galleries. It contains some of my favorite subjects, bikes, photography, and abstract line and form. A lot are just snap snots, but if you look around I'm sure you'll find some beauty in there somewhere.

Here is the description from the site:

New York has a lot of abandoned bicycles. I don't know why. Do people forget the combinations or keys to their locks? Do they forget they had a bike? Most of the bikes pictured here are pretty cheap bikes. Some of the bikes appear to have been abandoned long ago. Consider this ever-growing photo album a way to remember those forgotten bicycles.

China 2008 Olympics

China is sparing no expense to promote the 2008 Beijing Olympics


Monday, December 3, 2007

Earth Documentary Trailer

Earth. The most expensive documentary ever made. Quote from the Cork Film Festival: "No film has ever captured the immense scope of the drama of the earth, yet told it with the heartbreaking and heartwarming intimacy of real animal characters. Until now." In cinemas since yesterday. Watch the trailer.

Coolest Artist Website Ever.

Bas Jan Ader, Dreamer, 1942-1975

Untitled (Westkapelle, Holland), 1973

In 1975, Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader set sail aboard a 13-foot boat on a solo voyage across the Atlantic. The experience was to be part of a work he called In Search of the Miraculous. Authorities discovered his boat six months later, half-submerged off the coast of Ireland. Bas Jan Ader was never seen again.

Slapstick, melodrama, catastrophe and the natural world appear as key themes throughout his works. Very hard to pin this guy down, as his persona was as slippery as his subject matter.

Ader's Official website is a stunning document of his life and work, featuring an unparalleled use of full-screen video. Highly recommended.

I highly recommend check this artists website. It is truly stunning. 

This post is courtesy of Tomorrowland

Ummm, Yeah. That's So True.

Christians are always so understanding and right on the money in their beliefs.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

FU H2!

With gas prices skyrocketing, Hummer sales are hurting poor old GM's bottom line. Lets all take a moment to wallow in the enjoyment of this fact.. 

With Hummers sales down and the image of this useless piece of shit of a vehicle in the toilet with the general public. And with sites such as FUH2 and I Humped Your Hummer not helping GM to encourge a positive view the hummer. GM has produced a new commercial in the hopes of changing the image of the penis envy carriage of history winner.

Are you fucking kidding me with that!!!
I got your tag line GM. "If you want to survive the GOP. You better fucking get one of these."

Never Let Go!

I am hopelessly addicted to Current TV (Channel 107 on Comcast) and If you have not yet had a chance to view Current TV, it is like YouTube with a brain. The content consists of "Pods" which are simply segments on various subjects shot and submitted by the viewers. 

Below is a recent "pod" on Bouldering a form of rock climbing.  As defined by the makers of this video, "Bouldering is the gymnastic soul of rock climbing. For many it's a sport, a lifestyle, and a life long passion."

Man, It's been way too long since I've touched rock.