Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

happy July 4!

Tue ,04/07/2017


It’s that time of year again….

Sat ,24/06/2017

…for the Greenwood Car Show! One block from our house, every year near the end of June. Interesting batch this year – lot more Corvettes than usual (although my fave ’54 of years past hasn’t been here for a few years now); the Mini group just keeps getting bigger each year somehow; good selection of oddball electric and Soviet cars; the Hawaiians normally not seen until later in July at the Shoreline VW meet were here in force this year, nearly an entire block for aircooled VWs. And a few choice Japanese cars (old and new), and a Pantera but only one Ferrari, surprisingly. And my usual gripe – *way* too many lame muscle cars (most of which now sadly are ‘classic’ too….again, argh.)

– the kids in the Jeep were cute – and I loved the ‘Jurassic Park’ Wrangler pair they had – too funny. There were many old military Jeeps this year and a couple vintage Dodge Power Wagons, too.

– also, that ‘Porsche’ seen first wasn’t in the show, that showed up later parking across from our house. When the guy pulled up in it, i asked him ‘is it real or Memorex?’ – he said ‘Memorex!’ – so not sure if this was a replica or a real one, but it was sure nice either way….!

– you can click on a pic to enlarge considerably, btw.




Sat ,18/03/2017

I *totally* want to take this class!


Dr Evil gets tased…!

Thu ,09/03/2017

Lightning strikes the Space Needle

and if you just needed to know more about Seattle’s most important building, watch on…


Chillin’ like a villain… :)

Mon ,23/01/2017

Apparently this past Saturday, someone took a nap in a unique spot….


Truly amazing…

Sun ,24/04/2016

in these crazy tech times, we often get very jaded from all the tech we ‘should’ be paying attention to or care about – but THIS is truly amazing…. and pretty old-school in many, many ways.

Experimental Solar-Powered Plane Completes Journey Across The Pacific

Experimental solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Mountain View, Calif., after a three-day flight across the Pacific.

“Good morning, California!” the plane’s visibly emotional pilot Bertrand Piccard told a cheering crowd at Moffett Airfield, where he landed at 11:44 p.m. local time. He’s soon handed an extra large bottle of champagne.

The Solar Impulse team is attempting to fly around the world using only the power of the sun.


Right ON.

Wed ,13/01/2016

79-Year-Old Bird Watcher Takes Down Oregon Militant With Old High School Wrestling Move

Reminds me of Robert Duvall kicking some punk asses in Secondhand Lions:

or Buzz Aldrin just kicking ass, period!


Flight 666….

Sat ,29/08/2015

is apparently about to leave again soon on runway 911. New plane, too? Maniacs. Go big or go home, indeed…..!


Ed Force One


Dismaland – disturbing to say the least!

Wed ,26/08/2015

pretty weird…

Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park




Knights of Badassdom….

Sun ,22/03/2015

Saw this fri night with Kerewin. I love the fact that they made a movie making fun of (well, not completely but mostly) LARPing. Which surely is ripe for satire by its very nature. Always great to see Steve Zahn in anything too, although I didn’t even recognize him until the credits. And a great central character by Jackal Onassis! :)

The movie itself is kind of a cross between Scream (being not quite as ‘self-aware’ as that movie but definitely in that vein) vs. Fanboys (arguably much better than this movie for a number of reasons, but also more cutting in terms of satirizing the nerd fanboys therein).

Still, not horrible with some key funny moments, just a bit uneven.

Other voices:

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