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#a52 :: Tattoo needle & inks

April 5, 2008

This evening, Justin (this gifted gentleman) used these to finish my arm (front | side | three-quarter | full | video). Not just fantastic work. Deep art.

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#a51 :: Digital keychain

April 4, 2008

Picture this object surfacing in the late 1800s. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistiguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke really mattered. He’s gone now, leaving behind a legacy of important work, good stories, and one of the great epigrams of modern civilization. This thing is as trivial as it is powerful. It can play four […]

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#a50 :: Blown halogen bulb

April 3, 2008

In the end, when I’m dead and this blog has vanished – along with the servers that hold it and the culture that cared about any of it – this manufactured object will still be here. Somewhere, at the bottom of a moldering heap of trash, its component atoms of silicon and tungsten will still […]

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#a49 :: Little rubber robot

April 2, 2008

The great joy I find in chibi, or “superdeformed” heroes is, as Lou Reed sings, the power of the sun “shrunk to the size of a nickel.” Lou is talking about something entirely different (radiation for cancer treatment), but the image is the same: Here, a mighty robot some 60 metres high is squashed – […]

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#a48 :: Fishin’ reel

April 1, 2008

Vinny and I went fishing once. My best buddy since 6th grade A/V duty, my (then) future best man. My good friend. Out in his scruffy little 18-foot runabout with the asthmatic Evinrude – or was it a Yamaha – in Long Island Sound. We set out from New London mid-morning, fortified with a cooler […]

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