Favorite car srvce. “strictly”…?

Favorite car srvce. “strictly”…?

slavin:

"Two backpack-laden figures ran laughing over the rooftop of a six-story building across the street, just a few feet above the walkway. They scurried up a ladder to an empty billboard and disappeared around its far side. “I think that was Last Suspect,” Deas told Junior, a friend who was carrying his tripod. “I can tell by the way he dresses.” Last Suspect is a well-known New York City street photographer, part of a community that specializes in combining picture-taking with urban exploration: a tribe of outlaw Instagrammers for whom, every night, New York City becomes a playground and battlefield. They compete to capture the gritty cityscape from unexpected — often aerial — angles while garnering as many likes and follows as possible in the process.  (Like Deas, Last Suspect is an elite of the group, called a “K,” which means he has more than 10,000 followers on Instagram so the last three digits of his follower count are replaced with the letter K.) They can be spotted by the distinctive humpback of their padded photographers’ backpacks and colorful lightweight Nikes, equally effective at gripping rusty ladder rungs and looking cool in a photograph hanging over the city from the edge of a skyscraper’s roof, as if all of Manhattan were just an ottoman.  For them, photography is more performance — or competition — than visual art."

 (via The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City — NYMag)

Excellent story in New York Mag. I knew nothing of this… and it’s everything I love about people and the fundamental urges that we engage, no matter what technologies are available to engage them with.

slavin:

"Two backpack-laden figures ran laughing over the rooftop of a six-story building across the street, just a few feet above the walkway. They scurried up a ladder to an empty billboard and disappeared around its far side. “I think that was Last Suspect,” Deas told Junior, a friend who was carrying his tripod. “I can tell by the way he dresses.” Last Suspect is a well-known New York City street photographer, part of a community that specializes in combining picture-taking with urban exploration: a tribe of outlaw Instagrammers for whom, every night, New York City becomes a playground and battlefield. They compete to capture the gritty cityscape from unexpected — often aerial — angles while garnering as many likes and follows as possible in the process. (Like Deas, Last Suspect is an elite of the group, called a “K,” which means he has more than 10,000 followers on Instagram so the last three digits of his follower count are replaced with the letter K.) They can be spotted by the distinctive humpback of their padded photographers’ backpacks and colorful lightweight Nikes, equally effective at gripping rusty ladder rungs and looking cool in a photograph hanging over the city from the edge of a skyscraper’s roof, as if all of Manhattan were just an ottoman. For them, photography is more performance — or competition — than visual art."

(via The Outlaw Instagrammers of New York City — NYMag)

Excellent story in New York Mag. I knew nothing of this… and it’s everything I love about people and the fundamental urges that we engage, no matter what technologies are available to engage them with.

How excited am I about the HARMONTOWN Doc?!?!?

liartownusa:

Have You Seen Your Cat?

liartownusa:

Have You Seen Your Cat?

smallgirls:

A+ work on retargeting, Comedy Central.

smallgirls:

A+ work on retargeting, Comedy Central.

drone captures fireworks display from the inside

newspeedwayboogie:

what he said
whitneymcn:

Double Nickels on the Dime
Released in July, 1984: 30 years ago.
[Another case where the Internet doesn’t remember the exact release date.]
While it was fIREHOSE — specifically the album Fromohio — that kicked off my continuing obsession with Mike Watt, I owe whoever it was that said "you know that Watt and Hurley were in another band before Firehose, right?" a debt of gratitude.
Forty five songs in eighty one minutes. Half of the songs written for and recorded in a second session, because releasing a double album seemed like a good idea after Husker Du released Zen Arcade. Stylistically all over the map and elsewhere. The order of the songs selected by drawing straws.
By all rights this record should be a mess, and perhaps it is, but it is an absolutely perfect mess. The best of all possible messes. 
Everything about it; the fundamentally Minutemen punkness of the title, the moment at the end of side Mike when History Lesson Part II rolls out of the speakers, Boon ranting and wailing through Shit From An Old Notebook, the gleam in Watt’s eyes looking back at you from the record jacket; everything.


What they said (cc: teplin)

newspeedwayboogie:

what he said

whitneymcn:

Double Nickels on the Dime

Released in July, 1984: 30 years ago.

[Another case where the Internet doesn’t remember the exact release date.]

While it was fIREHOSE — specifically the album Fromohio — that kicked off my continuing obsession with Mike Watt, I owe whoever it was that said "you know that Watt and Hurley were in another band before Firehose, right?" a debt of gratitude.

Forty five songs in eighty one minutes. Half of the songs written for and recorded in a second session, because releasing a double album seemed like a good idea after Husker Du released Zen Arcade. Stylistically all over the map and elsewhere. The order of the songs selected by drawing straws.

By all rights this record should be a mess, and perhaps it is, but it is an absolutely perfect mess. The best of all possible messes. 

Everything about it; the fundamentally Minutemen punkness of the title, the moment at the end of side Mike when History Lesson Part II rolls out of the speakers, Boon ranting and wailing through Shit From An Old Notebook, the gleam in Watt’s eyes looking back at you from the record jacket; everything.

What they said (cc: teplin)
humansofnewyork:

"I have this saying: ‘Things have an awfully funny way of working out.’ Actually— I changed it recently. Now I say: ‘Things have an awfully funny way of working out. If you make them work out.’""What caused you to change your saying?""Things weren’t working out."

humansofnewyork:

"I have this saying: ‘Things have an awfully funny way of working out.’ Actually— I changed it recently. Now I say: ‘Things have an awfully funny way of working out. If you make them work out.’"
"What caused you to change your saying?"
"Things weren’t working out."

fastcompany:

Anatomy Of A Cannes Contender: British Airways’ Magic Posters That Point At Planes
In an industry dominated by price comparison, we wanted to create something truly engaging to remind us all how magical flying really is.
Sitting out in the garden one day, I realized that the reason my two young daughters stopped whatever it was that they were doing and gazed up into the sky pointing whenever a plane flew overhead, was because they were filled with wonder and amazement. To them, planes were magical.
One of Arthur C Clarke’s most famous quotes that gets used fairly regularly these days sprung to mind: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” In my children’s eyes, planes were something they didn’t understand. In their eyes, they may as well have been dragons or flying unicorns. Magical. All we needed to do was to remind everyone else of that and take them back to that magical moment when they first flew.
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fastcompany:

Anatomy Of A Cannes Contender: British Airways’ Magic Posters That Point At Planes

In an industry dominated by price comparison, we wanted to create something truly engaging to remind us all how magical flying really is.

Sitting out in the garden one day, I realized that the reason my two young daughters stopped whatever it was that they were doing and gazed up into the sky pointing whenever a plane flew overhead, was because they were filled with wonder and amazement. To them, planes were magical.

One of Arthur C Clarke’s most famous quotes that gets used fairly regularly these days sprung to mind: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” In my children’s eyes, planes were something they didn’t understand. In their eyes, they may as well have been dragons or flying unicorns. Magical. All we needed to do was to remind everyone else of that and take them back to that magical moment when they first flew.

Read More>