Archive for May, 2008

Foto del Dia 5.13

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Once our green page posted on the dazzling female coal miners et al, I found my self at once ensconced (pardon my misuse of the word) in the beautiful photos that remind us that cameras still exist and that we still have eyes. The one above is from the "pool hustlers" series. If you haven’t already seen "coal miners" and "forest defenders" then you must actually be one of the two. Either that or you live under a rock.

Christopher LaMarca is the bomb diggity (don’t act like you don’t still use that term) and his art work is here to stay. He’s kinda got this "soft/hard" thing going on like Dali, and I really enjoy his landscapes. His photos of people are nice too, but the landscapes, I find, really capture the feeling of the places. They really make the places, natural places, feel big and significant - and you the viewer, insignificant, which is really hard to do in a small format and especially on the interwebs. I highly recommend it.

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Posted: May 13th, 2008
at 9:26am by Black Ock


Categories: foto del dia

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Hypermiling?

Watching FOX News in the morning also "entails" a certain amount of "risk" and should be illegal in some areas.

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Hypermiler is a term coined by Wayne Gerdes to describe a driver who strives to exceed their vehicle’s EPA fuel economy rating. In conventional vehicles they can often match the mileage of an average person driving an equivalent hybrid. Hypermilers driving hybrids tend to achieve tremendous mileage, with some even exceeding 100 MPG . That being said, anyone can learn a wide variety of these skills. This site is dedicated to educating the driver of these techniques, so that they can raise their vehicles fuel economy no matter what they drive.

While Hypermiling is about a variety of techniques to improve a vehicles fuel economy, Hypermiling should not be equated with dangerous driving. While some hypermilers favor certain advanced practices that entail some risk and are in some areas illegal, these are not required nor encouraged. There are many basic techniques that are safe and actually make you a better driver, it is up to you, as a driver, to find your own particular level of comfort and fuel economy. [LINK]

Interesting stuff.AA And, yes, I saw this on FOX.AA Their story was about a guy (I think, the owner of the site) who had figured out when to go slow and when to go fast to achieve best mileage and therefore had been reducing himself to driving at about 25 mph on the highway and stuff like that.AA I tend to use the opposite philosophy with my car (aka, horse with no teeth).AA Dangle a carrot and whip it ’til it bleeds!
They have a kinda cool forum where members talk about personal modifications that they’ve made to increase economy and the like.AA It’s actually a pretty good site, especially given the fact that gas is about 22 bucks a gallon nowadays.AA Check it out.

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Posted: May 13th, 2008
at 8:16am by Black Ock


Categories: green,whips,fo' real?,diy

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Who Got that Vocab?!

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Trimaculated Tri*mac"u*la`ted\,

a. [Pref. tri- + maculated.] Marked with three spots, or macul[ae].

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"Baby Bush was sorely disappointed that the media-men didn’t even show him a modicum of sympathy on account of his trimaculated colon."

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Posted: May 12th, 2008
at 12:07pm by Black Ock


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Fog of War - Documentary

We usually don’t mess with this name brand documentary stuff… but this one I’ve always liked.AA Long but informative.AA Know your history, children.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8653788864462752804

For those of you who don’t know, this film is about Robert McNamara in the 60’s.AA Really decent.

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Posted: May 12th, 2008
at 8:58am by Black Ock


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He Is Too a Crybaby

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Reminds me of a Ghostface line… something like "50 cent juices in the hood - they gone crazy."

This is what happened when someone decided it would be a good idea to offer 23 cent pizzas in order to apologize to Lebron James, grown manchild.

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Posted: May 12th, 2008
at 8:43am by Black Ock


Categories: youtube,too good to be true,grub

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Genius Chimp - Fireman Training

Feeling a little disenfranchised and displaced the last week or so, we have decided today to return to our tried and true formatting - at least for the day, which means… more Genius Chimp!

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Video Mondays are in effect!… and I want a chimp.AA Pan-kun, we love you.

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Posted: May 12th, 2008
at 8:33am by Black Ock


Categories: too good to be true,mnp is for the children,japanese video of the week

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Cookin’ With Coolio #6

Nobody can fault this man for using too many different ingredients.

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How you gonna keep your spices in a dimmie bag?AA Regardless, I want that bell pepper.

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Posted: May 12th, 2008
at 8:27am by Black Ock


Categories: too good to be true,grub,boredom killer

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Greg Drasler

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Artropolis MNP

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Posted: May 9th, 2008
at 6:43am by Koookiecrumbles


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Young at Heart Choir - Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated

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Posted: May 9th, 2008
at 4:01am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: youtube,music,life,mnp is for the children

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