Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Somerville is not a fucking suburb.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Tenth Anniversary Weekend
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I can't say why...
No Maps of Urban Boston?
I'm not looking for a map of "Greater Boston," which includes all the suburbs clear to New Hampshire and Worcester, or a map of "Boston Proper," which includes only neighborhoods in the smallish municipality of Boston.
The municipality of Boston has about 600,000 people, but when you add up the populations of the ringing cities, you find that the urban agglomeration has about 1.2 million people.
However, with no centralized government, planning suffers. And there are no maps on the web that I can use to show my brother neighborhoods he might want to live in.
Friday, May 18, 2007
The New Awful
Musical Immersion Training
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Nameless Diner, Allentown, PA
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
ITINERARY FOR SUMMER 07 BBQ ROAD TOUR/PHOTO SAFARI/RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION OF THE HEART OF AMERICA
Sat Jun 23 Arrive Kansas City. Drive to Joplin. Visit pals. Lumpy's BBQ.
Sun Jun 24 Fayetteville, AK. Catch show?
Mon Jun 25-Fri Jun 29
Road tour/photosafari of AK, OK, KS. Goal is to interview one member of the Westboro Baptist Church (aka God Hates Fags), meet Pope Michael I of the true Catholic Church, and check out the Garden of Eden. Time permitting, we will also tour the supposedly theme-park-like campus of Oral Roberts University, Ned Flanders's alma mater.
Sat Jun 30 - Sun Jul 1
KC BBQ weekend. All are invited. We will tour the city's best bbq joints, most photogenic industrial districts, and take in a Royals-White Sox game
Get your requests in for photos of meth billboards, roadside golgothas, whatever it is you want. This is gonna be good.
Monday, May 14, 2007
The Hierarchy of Needs
I spoke to a few family members on Sunday, Mother's Day and all. All they talk about is money. How much this one makes, how much that one makes. So and so got bad SAT scores but makes X thousand--it's so unfair! So and so is making plenty of money!
These conversations make me want to stab my eyes out with pens.
Why? Because they don't know anything else exists. They don't know inspiration, creation, aesthetics, art in any form. I'm not talking about going to museums or painting portraits. I'm talking about reading a novel or listening to music or looking at photos on the web. They don't do it. They can't understand it and don't bother trying. Don't know why it exists. Have no ability to learn about anything but buying a house, buying a car.
If all these people care about is money, and they all have enough, whey are they so fucking miserable?
And what if you weren't happy unless you were creating stuff? What then?
Friday, May 11, 2007
Tuesday Night in Lowell.
Yes, MORE photos from this past week. I visited a friend in the bizarre city of Lowell Tuesday night and have posted a photoset of the trip on Flickr. Click the image for more.
This image shows the Lowell High School skybridge, which extends over one of the many canals whose flowing water once powered the city's industry. That's a six second exposure with an improvised tripod (bridge railing).
RB's proposed map for KC BBQ
Thursday, May 10, 2007
This guy doesn't want you to check out my photos of...
...the New Lebanon, NY flea market. He didn't want his picture taken with all the fireworks he was selling. Oh well. He also asked if he could take a picture of my dick (?), which scared most of his customers away.
The New Lebanon, NY Flea Market: yet another Flickr photoset.
Alexa's Global Top 500
Because Windows is pulling its routine "Automatic Update" bullshit. That's when Microsoft servers take over your computer, downloading tons of patches and shit. Then, you get the Automatic Update screen: Restart Now or Restart Later. If you're out of the room, on the phone, in a meeting, etc., your computer restarts in 5 minutes and you lose all of your work.
This is progress?
Labels: windows obsolescence
New England thing
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Photo sharing websites = big business.
From the archives...
Lunch at Teo's, Pittsfield, MA
Charlie on the MBTA?
Monday, May 07, 2007
It is disturbing
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
US Airways yesterday, Delta today, American tomorrow, JetBlue Thursday.
I was annoyed that there was no free paper today because I'm not in a hotel or on the shuttle. The paper fills me with ideas. Yesterday, the WSJ filled me with a great futuristic short story setting (a first) involving sports, stocks, audible watermarks on digital video, a College Point bar full of city workers, and, possibly, alien attack. It would be hilarious, but I won't write it.
As I was packing my massive corporate tool bag last night, I found a crumpled USA Today with an ad celebrating the paper's 25th anniversary. A grid of 25 captioned photographs covered the page; these corresponded to the 25 most significant changes in Our Society in as many years.
Somewhere in the middle of the list was "Sexualization," the header adorned with a photo of Timberlake preparing to bear Jackson's star-studded teat.
[a one-sided discourse on whether anything had actually been sexualized or layers of societal cloaking around evolution had been quicky and dramatically unwrapped was to follow]
Airplanes are peace and solitutde. An empty, bankruptcy-enducing 737-800 above cornfields is a great place to work and think and develop. Most disagree.
In two months, we will drive around those cornfields for a week and take thousands of photographs, some of them awesome. I need to order a tripod now.
Remember, in ten years, when all the public-private development in Flushing is done, it will be the city's fourth (maybe fifth) downtown. Awesome.
Then and Now
Labels: attempted thought
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
For the Record