Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Zombie is off playing a new game on his PS3 and apparently they let you design your own car.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
correct kustoms, done nicely. Why is it that no one seemingly bothers to pay any attention to work that has been done in the past to help them build decent acceptable cars now? You know, for the life of me, I dont see anything here in these pictures that says "ratrod" - those fucking cars have no legacy except that of shoddy workmanship done by lazy, no talent hacks. Recently glorified in equally badly done magazines such as "rebel rodz" and the like. Learn from the past, take your styling cues from builders who actually built something that was worth reaffirming. Dont drink the "Im badder than you and I can prove it by building an even shittier car" Koolaid. The guy that is more concerned about how many tats he has, or how cool his barbwire grill insert looks in his bullet ridden Abone radiator shell isnt worth pissing on to put out if he was on fire in front of you, and begging for his miserable life. The Titus bros did some great stuff. I bet half the guys that have memorized every asinine episode of "monster garage" dont even know they existed.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
One of my fav models from the day, Melissa - lots of potential, but I never got to shoot her the way I really wanted too.
A vintage shot, with no silicone to be seen anywhere...
Lisa was another great model. This shot was taken back when I lived in the Az. She was a stripper that had recently moved from Seattle. When we would do shoots, she would have her husband hold a full length mirror behind me, so that she could see exactly how she looked from my perspective. Strippers live their whole lives in front of mirrors, so I assume she knew exactly how it was she wanted to appear, and she always made adjustments to her pose - another girl that had tons and tons of potential, but no drive to do anything cool.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The first sunday of advent spent with the family - ( I know, I know, its not a car or kulture post, sorry) But thought I'd throw some quick pics up of the little ginger bread house, or -in Deutsche "Hexen Hause" that I did with the wife and my mom tonight while we observed Advent. Holidays are cool - and mean alot more when you can share with your fam.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
NEW YORK — ABC's "Good Morning America" is saying "no thanks" to Adam Lambert.
The morning show canceled the glam rocker's scheduled performance on Wednesday's show because of Lambert's racy appearance on the "American Music Awards" on Sunday night.
"Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning," ABC News said Tuesday in a statement.
"Obviously, I respect their decision - they gotta do what they gotta do," Lambert said Tuesday in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "It's too bad, I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me.
"They probably had a lot of pressure coming at them from certain people who weren't happy about it."
While singing his new song "For Your Entertainment" at the awards program, Lambert kissed a male keyboardist, fondled a dancer and had another dancer briefly stuff his face in Lambert's crotch. It prompted many complaints to ABC.
But CBS quickly announced Tuesday that Lambert would appear on "The Early Show" Wednesday morning both to perform and discuss the reaction to Sunday's appearance.
The "Good Morning America" cancellation was first reported on TVNewser and Hollywood Life Web sites.
Adam Lambert not withstanding, and with an eye towards personal freedom - which I will always choose above all else - I just cant get down with this. I know, I know, Im a closed
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
You guys keep writting me and yellin for more updates. Truth is, I just dont have the extra time right now to put up much else. Between being overloaded with slack jawed mouth breathing retards and screwin your mom....well, Im a bit preoccupado. I promise Ill get more stuff up as soon as I can. AND the new website is staring to take shape. Well, in my mind at least. But that means Im thinking about it.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
one of my very favorite blogs in the whole world is Buzzmachine.com -partially because Jeff Jarvis is a kindred Jersey spirit who speaks his mind, and partially because he is just so possessed of common sense. go there, visit it, read what Jeff has to say. In fact, Ill save you the trouble. IF you are reading my blog, and checking out what it is I do and think and say, then what you are about to read is VERY pertinent to you - wether you realize it or not. this post isnt picture heavy, there are no half naked chicks, or cool cars or my usual ranting, but what this post is, is IMPORTANT. Read it here or go to Jeffs blog and read it on his page - www.buzzmachine.com
Is this a story or an ad? It matters.
I went to Radio Shack today to buy wires and plugs to hook up my iPhone because the damned car radio has no plug and the damned FM kluges don’t work. I bought the wrong wires, realized it immediately, and returned in minutes to exchange them. Radio Shack, as it its irritating habit, demanded my phone number, name, and address. I refused. It was a cash exchange. The guy hassled me and then, on the fourth attempt, finally told his computer that I’d refused, which he could have done in the first place. I cursed myself for not going to Best Buy, where they don’t take your blood type to make a transaction; one of the reasons I like Best Buy is its no-nonsense return policy. They care about satisfied and returning customers over irritating rules. I tweeted that here. Now I’m blogging about it.
OK, so I just said something nice about Best Buy and something critical about its competitor. Look on my disclosures page and you’ll see that I had a business relationship with Best Buy. A few weeks ago, because of my book, they paid for me to come speak to various groups over two days (which I quite enjoyed and which taught me a lot about retail, which I’ve been contemplating and want to write about).
So is what I just said about Best Buy an ad? An endorsement? A testimonial? Or just a story and my opinion? I leave that to you to decide and trust you with that decision. My integrity and relationship with you depends on what you decide. I disclose my relationship for that reason. I believe in transparency and recommend it – in my book – to companies, governments, and journalists. So is this story an ad for my book? That, too, is up to you to decide.
But now the Federal Trade Commission is getting in the middle of our relationship. It has issued vaguely worded rules – amazing that they’re still vague after 80 pages – that make we wonder and worry whether my disclosure is adequate – should ever tweet carry a caveat? – and whether Best Buy will make my observations accurate (what if they give a customer a hassle on a return and that customer complains I misled him?). Best Buy, in turn, might need to worry about what I say about them.
Note that if I were writing for The New York Times – if I were, say, David Pogue – the FTC would not regulate my speech in this manner. First Amendment, you know. The press. But as a blogger, I am now a second class citizen in my speech. The government casts its net over all citizens who now use the tools of the internet to publish – no, to speak. This is a corollary to the debate that’s going on right now over who should be covered under a federal shield law. Who should be under the FTC’s net?
On this blog, that’s my problem and I can handle it. But what about all the huge proportion of the population who are now using the tools of the internet to publish – or what publishers and governments would call publishing when most of them think they’re just using blogs or Twitter or Facebook or YouTube or what comes next so they can talk with their friends – what about them? Now they have to worry about missteps.
Some of you have argued that the FTC is going after deceptive bad guys and that’s good. But what are the unintended consequences? What if one of those unsuspecting “publishers” falls for PayPerPost as Pied Piper and becomes human spam but the FTC sees her as a flim-flam mom? Some of you are pointing to the FCC saying it won’t be mean and it can’t enforce all its regs anyway so we shouldn’t worry – yes, selective enforcement, that’s comforting. But another FTC guy said absurdly that people who review books should return their review copies or they could be in trouble. Which is it? You could be the one person who was fined huge amounts of money because your kid pirated music in your house; you could be the example. Don’t want to take chances? Figure you’re playing it safe?
Welcome to the chill. We all have our own FCC now. Broadcast is an exception to the First Amendment’s prohibition on regulating the press. Now bloggers are, too, because we’re not the press. But we are, aren’t we? See, there are bigger things at stake here than just a few fake Viagra ads. (Mind you, I’m not endorsing Viagra. It’s not working … yet. Now how’s that for disclosure?)
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Spending some time with Small City Cycles and working out our first motorcycle project.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
....Ill post up a few pics from the old website, when we had an EXTENSIVE pin-up section. Here are a couple to tied you monkeys over for a while.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Although this kinda thing would more than likely get you loooooooong pussy back in the day, clearly the styling statement didnt stand the test of time.