cut and paste


Today, a project went wrong. No, not a project, more an exploration.

And it didn’t go terribly wrong—but simply—the idea looked better on screen than real life.

There will be no pictures. Let’s just say competing plaids were involved and leave it at that.

Instead, I’ll share this paper Trabant made between experimentation and meetings. [ download your own to cut out, with a hat tip to Swiss Miss for the fun diversion ]

Also of note: An absolute trove of paper models to explore [ as seen on Coudal ]

Current music: Carrie Underwood! “Praying for Time”

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If I’m not here I might be there

Something that will deserve its own slice on this chart in the near future: Home Improvements

I like how Fish* puts ancillary links in his sidebar. I’m going to do that right here in case you ever wonder what I’m doing when I let my journal gather dust:

+ Recent activity on Twitter
+ Links on Delicious
+ Photos on Flickr
+ Images I like on ffffound
+ Videos on Vimeo
+ Random stuff on Tumblr
+ All these things wrapped up in one place at FriendFeed

Why all these sites? Each are tools that do different things, and do them relatively well. (Though I’m giving ‘Delicious’ the stink eye right now.) There is some overlap, but I like the compartments for now. Soon an enterprising company will bring these services all together in an extendable, online suite with questionable social hooks. You might say Tumblr already does this but I would beg for more features.

Until that day, we can try to figure out how to best present all this information in some neat visual package. I know I’m still trying to get my head wrapped these streams of content I make, and content I like. (I’ll save the debate as to WHY anyone would want to share all this data for the sociologists and marketing department.)

So there I am, and there with bits of me there and there. Eventually I’ll find a permanent home for these places, but until then I’ll enjoy not committing anything until fully vetted.

Oh, and If you caught it on Twitter, you’d already know that the counter-offer for a house was accepted yesterday.


* I know two men nicknamed Fish. One virtually, one I’ve hugged.

Current music: The Breeders “Bang On” [stream/mp3]

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Nice sunset today

Caption not required

It was a good day that kicked off with an offer to jump into a match of Layer Tennis on Oct 19th with Naz. (thanks, Coudal)

The rest of the day, though fine on all fronts (with some exceptions), it wasn’t quite this good of a day. (via)

I came home and paused good and long over a post from my friend Jim. Which reminded me we need to work with our exceptions and find the exceptional.

I won’t linger on the sweet or bitter, but instead share this video of babies eating lemons, and thank Rachel for sharing it.

In the queue: Pack for Chicago, pay rent, find a house so I can stop paying rent , get a tooth fixed, direct some Flash development, donate pants that don’t fit, find new pants that do fit, write about meeting Merlin Mann for the first time, buy a cast iron skillet to cook the meat in the freezer, and get a haircut.

Current music: Akron/Family “Love, Love, Love (Everyone)

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I’m on TV talking like it’s just you and me

La, la, la, la

My bud tom sent me a clip to the alternative Kanye West video (pictured above) and I had to share:

Zach Galifianakis stars in Kanye West’s “Cant Tell Me Nothing” – I should mention I quite like the song too.


Speaking of facial hair – this hand carved wood mustache rocks. (via)

The Hello Experiment – Lionel Richie inspiration (via)

Prisoners in the Philippines do Thriller – Even better than Lexington, KY

Behind the scenes of Sprint’s flashlight commercial – Lotta work put into that (youtube via)

Where do presidential hopefuls stand on issues? – Breaking it down to checkboxes (via)

I heart this Bluetooth Johnson t-shirt.

Current music: Kanye West “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”

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Hamilton, Ohio [ + ]

Took this single photo today leaving Goodwill. Next time I’m going in Jolly’s for the homemade root beer.

I went in to the thrift store hoping to find a big mirror and walked out with 4 fewer bucks in the wallet and a feeling of accomplishment. Not often things pan out like that.

Visual inspiration to round out the day:

Jen Stark makes awesome things out of cut paper (via)

t-shirts i have known : More awesome. Be sure to click around Wil Freeborn’s blog. Quite dig his style. (via)

The Busy Life : Naz and Jen collaborate and the results feel like home.

Uniforms Self-portraits: My 39 Years : Mine would have a lot of corduroy and plaid. (via)

The Wurstminster Dog Show : Artists + Dogs = Another fine show from this Oregon gallery. (via)

Current music: Beirut “Carousels” on WOXY

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Furniture Blow-out Sale!

It’s Friday, I’m having tea, sadly not this simple ginger tea

Blow-out links to wrap up the snowless week:

Grandaddy FTP – Music, videos, rarities. A fan of Grandaddy? Go. Long live the legacy.

Digital SLR cameras: What to get, how to use them, examples, and more, much more – An amazing and thorough resource that would be helpful for those looking to get a digital SLR, or me, trying to use one.

What Does 200 Calories Look Like? Well, here’s a gallery to show you just that. Well done (via SwissMiss)

I did not know that yesterday! – A blog about things unknown, then researched. (via Yewknee)

Lines From Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic,” Modified to Actually Make them Ironic – An old man turned ninety-eight. He won the lottery and died the next day… of chronic emphysema from inhalation of the latex particles scratched off decades’ worth of lottery tickets. (via linkfilter)

Mike Watt Guests on Kelly Clarkson Record. Works for me. (thx johnny)

JesusPets is assembling a community of heathen pet-lovers to care for pets that are ‘left-behind.’ We are coordinating with feed mills and kennels in preparation for your post-apocalyptic pet care needs. (thx rachel)

Current music: Grandaddy “Street Bunny (BBC session)”

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snowmen, and links

fancy light up ones at that [ + bigger, uncropped ]

I haven’t posted links in a while

Lenticulations – Animated 3D multiple lens photographs. Quite neato (via)

Network Time Killers – Some well made flash games, I quite enjoy “Play 4”

SketchFighter 4000 – Speaking of games, if you have a Mac and like shooters, you must check out this new game from Ambrosia. (via)

Souvenirs – If you haven’t seen this set of photos by Michael Hughes that puts souvenirs in context, do check it out.

The Fruit Guys – Fruit of the Loom has some great commericals out. This site has videos and MP3s to boot. My favorite is “Blue.”

This I Believe – Lenna Mae Gara from Wilmington Ohio made me say “Amen” in the car. This link is an MP3, kinda long, slow paced, but a lovely perspective on religion.

Current music: New Order “Ceremony”

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A picture of a window, and some links that open in new windows

Downtown Cincinnati

Hey Ya – Covered by Mat Weddle. WOW! Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. They coulda just left the camera on him tho… More music in the google video sidebar. (via)

Flowers as type – Very beautiful. (via)

PickleJuiceSport – Yum? No… Not yum at all. (via)

Some Design ‘Blogs – If you are feeling overwhelmed that there’s just too much neat/cool “stuff,” don’t go here. Otherwise, enjoy. (via)

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Well, technically vantruckin

June left us a while ago, meaning my stint as provider of supplemental links to Coudal is over. Of course, I did a sub-par job because everyone knows June is the worst month for web content.

Things are looking up in July. Here’s a few things that caught my eye pulled from the delicious stream:

Rookwood brings in new artists – If you’re from Cincinnati, you might have some idea about the legacy of Rookwood Pottery. It’s been dormant for a while, but a revival is nigh. Oh yeah, Cincinnati is shrinking, fast.

A Collage a Day – Don’t feel down on the Nati, we have great talent like this nearby.

Laughing Yoga – Need a way to start your day, but not willing to contort anything but your smile lines? This video is for you (via)

Cliptip – MTV is poo, blah blah blah. This destination points out vids from the indy scene.

A picture of Velcro® really close up – Ahhh, so that’s how it works. (via)

Remaking Seurat – You know the Sunday in the park painting, now see a photographic interpretation. (via)

Grizzly Bear – Likes the Bears Gone Wild. So much they gave those fellas some music to share.

Limited Edition Candy – I love this stuff.

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