News From September 2009

From the Archive: Portraits #2

More visages of my surrounding humanity...
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A self-portrait wih Barry McGee, SF - trying on hairnets.
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Shelley Cassidy
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Karolina and Silva
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Kim
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Peter Weimar
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Shayne and Erik
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Sean Cliver and Jeff Tremaine
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Jamie Hart
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Brian Anderson
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Taylor and Stacy
Posted September 30th, 2009 by Time to get the day started, fuck, it's almost 12
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Some Etcetera Ephemera

Random images from the last few weeks that have fell through the cracks.
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Although I have no tattoos, I laugh at the idea of "quick, safe, and temporary" tattoos, and in kit form! "Man, how can I look like a bad-ass with a tattoo but not really go through the pain or commitment?" And if those examples on the box are "Tribal" then I need to study more. "Tribal tattoos by Martha Stewart."
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Ran into these kids at the movie theater by my house. They said they skated the HB park on the last day with me.
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Saw John Baldessari speak in LA the other night.
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Met this guy at the Showdown.
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Also at the Vans Showdown I ran into Jason Corely, a kid I used to skate with at the Santa Ana courthouse with Jason Lee back in 1987... I didn't even recognize him.
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At the Showdown Loyal Toy Pawns carry around plastic statues of their overlord.
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I was noticing how my brothers' hands were massive and that his fingers looked like sausages. Mine is the one that looks 'old' on the left.
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His thumb is a double-wide.
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One holds a brush, the other a hammer.
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Griffin sent this to me.

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Posted September 29th, 2009 by whoever does this blog - Winona Riders' abandoned child.
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Portraits from the Archives

Images of people from my life for your viewing pleasure.
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Liz Rice, The lovely.
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Matt Templeton, my brother. Yeah, I have one of those.
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The patriarch of the Van Laere family in Belgium.
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Sophia Sola, niece, kid, surfer.
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Posted September 26th, 2009 by I hope it is pleasurable. Comment!
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Up (too) early to go to the Doctor...

Perhaps the pins in my fingertip come out today-!!!! Perhaps!
Posted September 25th, 2009 by I really hope they do...
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Bobby Marksteiner sends in some old photos

Attached are some photos I took with a disposable camera from a Toy demo in the early late 90s, I'm thinking around 98 or so. Brian Anderson, Elissa, Kerry Getz and Maldonado were still on the team. The demo took place in the parking lot of the Skate Shack in Lisle, Illinois. I believe that Josh Harmony rode for this shop at one point long before he was even a glimmer in the Sect's eye. Anyways I'd like to pass on these photos and thank Ed and the rest of the team at the time for putting on demos under such shitty circumstances (homemade ramps, sketchy parking lot pavement) before skateparks were prevalent.  It's 11 or so years later, I'm 28 years old now, still skating, and still a loyal pawn.

Bobby Marksteiner

(His blog: www.prettyskateboards.blogspot.com)
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Ed does a feeble on a ramp to spine...
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BA talks with some kids.
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Kid: "Dude, if you guys ever need sex, my moms a hooker..."
BA: "Is she one of those two moms behind me?"
Kid: "Yeah, the one with the 'mom shorts' on."
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Caption 1: Ed, when he was much skinnier.
Caption 2: Ed attempts to get in the van before he is mobbed by adoring fans. It's tough to be a rock-star.
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Elissa in the van shooting kids in the face with her squirt-gun.
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The demo action. Kerry front boards, ed walks around bigfoot style, the rest of the team is in the shade drinking water.

My Painting of Miranda July is featured in this German article
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Posted September 24th, 2009 by Just a middle-man in this world
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Party Trick #1

Check out what I can do...
Posted September 23rd, 2009 by out the door no time!
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Hookers, Prostitutes, Whores in Utrecht

That is a town in the Netherlands, aka Holland. And one in SF too.
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In Utrecht they are house boats and you can drive by and they stand in windows advertising the goods.
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Just like politicians whoring themselves out to Insurance Companies.
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When a politician is a whore it affects everyone though...
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Skaters can be whores too, but only if they go against thier morals to shill a product. Otherwise they are just making money like any worker, trading time and talent (or image) for cash.
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Here, a customer comes to ask the prices. They negotiate, and the curtain closes.
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Another customer who has heard the quote, "The difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money is always cheaper."
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This one is not on a houseboat, but on a street in San Francisco.

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will be more uplifting.
Posted September 22nd, 2009 by crazy computer #12812514081
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When we were Young(er)

"Back in the good ol' days" was only a few years ago, (and now, always)
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Kevin Long back when he was "Spanky." You would think that the Litte Rascals nickname would be a hindrance in the collection of wool on NYC, but in fact the opposite was true.
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Austin in his promising youthful days - the promise was kept, as well as the plaid.
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Lance Mountain Jr. - I saw him the other day at the Flip premiere with a ten o'clock shadow. PS: His dad's part RULES.
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Arto pretends to chop off Geoff's arms while he is drunk and trying to sleep on the porch of his cabin in Big Bear on New Years eve. Those were the days.
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Andrew Gordon, Mark Appleyard's brother (name slipped my mind...) and yours truly with some strange facial hair.
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Jimmy Arrighi with the "gimme the camera asshole" baby-face.
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Terry Kennedy and Bryan Herman, young and talking about pussy. What else is there to care about at this age?

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Posted September 21st, 2009 by In South Africa I was a hooker like Charlize Theron
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From the Archive: Vienna, Austria

Yeah, a weekend for your non-commenting pleasure. I think these were from 2006...
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Walking around and seeing things that can be extracted from their context and placed in a new context for artistic purposes. Visual Appropriation.
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This was indecipherable to me, it was there but I couldn't figure why.
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A woman and a girl - my grandmother would never call either a lady. A lady is something totally different than a woman, although technically a female.
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The internet has made all of this junk now.
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I spy.
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Wonder Twin powers, Activate! - Form of: A collection of sausages in the shape of a man riding a horse called "Der Wiener Wurstelmann"

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Posted September 20th, 2009 by Nina Hagen was fond of inhaling helium
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Photographs of Women - Part 3

We can drag this out for months, but most likely I will not.
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Graceland, Memphis, TN
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Dallas, Texas.
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Midwestern USA.
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Sacramento, CA
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St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Miami, FL
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Denver, CO
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna again.
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Deanna, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Looking for that special back-to-school gift for the "kid who has everything"? Well he/she certainly doesn't have Deanna Templeton's book of photographs "17 Days." A self-published gem documenting 17 days in Russia and Europe.

Get it at Photo-eye<<<<<<< (or Amazon...)

And here are two lovely links to visit today:
#1. Benji Wagner's Website
#2. Some awesome animation to watch.


Posted September 18th, 2009 by Tired of the Man keeping you down? Buy Toy.
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Photographs of Women - Part 2

Continuing on with this theme...
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Melbourne, OZ I think...
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Praterstern, Vienna.
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Paris.
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Kansas City, MO.
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Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Benicia, CA
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Huntington Beach, CA.
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HB again.
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Chicago, ILL.
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I forget where this was! Austria? USA?
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Did I post this before? On the train to Spain.
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Canadian girls on their way to Spain.
Posted September 17th, 2009 by Comments welcome!
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Photographs of Women

Today I choose a general theme and choose a few photos that fit the bill.
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I forget her name... Amanda?
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A photo of an old lady within a young lady.
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Some girls in Barcelona.
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Bronze Female.
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Russia.
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Sophia, a 7 year old girl.
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Girl in Huntington Beach.
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Loosey and her mother, Huntington Beach.
Posted September 16th, 2009 by lecherous oaf
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A smattering from my Archives...

A veritable grab-bag of random photos for your web enjoyment.
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Band aid kid.
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Elissa Steamer and Tony DaSilva on one of those random Toy Machine mid-tour sewage rafting adventures that we are prone to have.
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Girl-fight!
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Kid with a Toy Machine tat.
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Lets get a closer loom at this Pawn for Life.
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Kissing is the best way to get swine flu.
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Nick and Johnny kissed these girls in Russia and didn't even get regular flu.
What a jip.
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Tony Hawk? Yup.

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Posted September 15th, 2009 by Time is on a crunch today!
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Tokyo Eyes, To-Kyo + Kyo-To

I have never been to Kyoto, but would love to someday. All these are from Tokyo many years ago.
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Teeth like gods shoeshine, sparkles, shimmers, shines. Gag me.
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One word can just ruin a whole piece.
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The old and the new and the bird that saunters by not concerned or even aware of your life, gaze, mind.
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Feed the cats, toppins a bag. Toppins, toppins, toppins a bag.
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My taxi is a boat, my home is an office.
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The homeless in Japan keep thier spaces very neat. This man is having his morning shave.
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The "Perp Fork" is a tool used to keep the perpetrator against a wall at a distance from the police. I saw it in action on this guy...
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Choose the diseased and dying fish you would like to eat!
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Improvisational space.
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Kindness, such kindness.
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Aoi was her name, so the drawing is called Aoi too.
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I forgot the other ones name, lets call her Consuelo.
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Then the drawings got cut out and given away, then later trashed no doubt.
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The dance of strangers, brutal, graceful, short.
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So much electricity, Tokyo buzzes with it.
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So much beauty. Strange spaces filled with unique nature, things, human markings.

Berlin Art Fair<<<
Posted September 13th, 2009 by More Sonic Youth than Morrissey on that last post...
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Tokyo High

Bigger Tokyo post coming tomorrow...
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Heavy Fan-dom, Mother, Daughter.
Posted September 13th, 2009 by Sunday never comes again
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Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

We got a free 15 minute look of the aquarium because it was closing.
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Ducks at Beaver Lake.
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Vancouver's counterpart to the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark is this snorkeller statue.
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We snatched a gander at the Totem Poles that the Northwestern Native American tribes used to make, although these are mostly replicas...
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So epic'ly stylized and enticing.
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But don't get too close.
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The Auarium was sad. Seeing majestic dolphins trapped in such a small space!
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They even kept humans.
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And in such a small space! Veal calves get more space than this kid.
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Small, cute, and furry pinnipeds.
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Beluga whales with newborn babies.
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Clouds reflected on Beaver Lake.
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There is a slight chance that my pins come out today!

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Funny Video
Posted September 11th, 2009 by The nature vs nurture debate wages on?
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Hastings Street, Vancouver Canada

Was looking for a restaurant, and went the wrong way down Hastings...
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Walked by this couple and took a few pictures...
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Then ended up walking by them again. Still talking.
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Posted September 10th, 2009 by looking and moving on, then moving back.
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More Pacific Coast Highway and its Milieu

Continuing on this recent journey, again in monotonous black and white film.
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Near the mouth of the Comlubia River bisecting the Pacific Northwest into Northern Grunge and Southern Grunge, if this was the 90's still.
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Kids enjoy a ferry ride across said river.
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Tandem scootering is making a comeback up here. Comeback?
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I need these for my landscaping. This is a few feet from where Lewis and Clark ended thier Voyage of Discovery, Fort Clatsop. You should get on your own voyage of discovery starting right now.
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Met this guy when he asked me for change, then said "What's up Ed Templeton." Apparently he skated and was shop sponsored before finding drugs and hardcore music.
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These are the Halcyon days for all of us. Don't waste them.
Posted September 9th, 2009 by Meet you at the Crossroads...
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Driving along Pacific Coast Highway...

Photographs on monotone celluloid film.
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The capitol of Washington State, Olympia and its majestic capitol dome. You know it's a capitol building if you see the dome.
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The fountain was on, the sun was up, therefore the children were outside running and waiting in anticipation for the water to shoot up and surprise them.
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Oh the river towns along the Columbia in southernmost Washington - Cathlamet to be precise.
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I really wish someone was sitting at the table that is most likely to get attacked by the lion. It reminds me of a David Hockney painting called "Picture Emphasizing Stillness." On the painting it says "They are perfectly safe, this is a still." And I would have wrote the same thing if there was somone sitting there. Oh well.
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Looking for Humpback Whales when you are one - ba-zing! Got you lady! So nailed.
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So, you fucked with my bro Godzilla a while back huh?
Posted September 8th, 2009 by Today is the only free day in my life.
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The Seconds Pass - Shot from the car...

Highway 101 South, Washington, Oregon.
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Hire graffiti kids to make your signs.
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America from the road, like Jack K. wanted me to.
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That tail is a remnant of a bygone era.
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You take it form here...
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Rolling by they suspected nothing.
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Humans from point A to point B.
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Happiness.
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Sadness.
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You're in my shot Deanna.
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Stroller = Pram.
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Rapture.
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"You got my Vicodin?"
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Tired of paying more for car insurance?
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PT Loser + Bike = nothing to write home about.
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I'm scared to be cut off from the rest of humanity.
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A-hole in one.
Posted September 7th, 2009 by The time slips by and the world passes by.
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Eureka, CA - Home of J. Gonz

One of two regular commenters on this blog I have met.
Posted September 6th, 2009 by Weekender puts on working shoes
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Mouth of the Klamath River

With a shifting sand bar and a colony of harbor seal.
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I was here 10 years ago...
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And the mouth was at the other end...
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The sand bar had shifted like a tongue to the other side.
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A decade ago we saw grey whales...
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And every pinniped possible in this region.
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This time we only saw harbor seals, seagulls, and dead crabs.
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And a lone fisherman.
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Who was pulling these guys up left and right.
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I forgot the name. Poor creature.
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And lines of sea foam, don't forget those.
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Textbook trudging went down.
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Sitting silently for an hour watching was quite enjoyable.
Posted September 4th, 2009 by A decade, I can speak in those terms, you know?
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Paris in color...

My last color from Paris on my last trip there earlier this year.
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Riding in style.
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Smoker Face sighting.
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It's easy and lame but as a photographer I can't resist.
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Living the life of kings and deities.
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Kevin avec accoutrement.
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                      A tear in the social fabric...
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Flying home on Virgin Atlantic. The XA comes in handy.

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Bill Moyers on health care pt.1
Bill Moyers on health care pt.2
Posted September 3rd, 2009 by Stuff for the digital trash heap floating the ocean-minds
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Grant's Journey to a Modest Mouse concert

I heard he was going so I called some people who know some people and got Deanna and I on the list with some photo passes. I didn't even bring my camera, so I re-gifted the pass to Grant who got a month long boner about it. He and Deanna spent the first half of the concert right at the stage...
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Total woody.
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It is a Canon AE-1 vs some serious digital gadgetry. "Dude, Isaac is right there!"
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Before the band started. Deanna went in with Grant because she brought her camera. She took my digi cam in with her for you, the blog lookers.
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They came out and started playing. I know it is not fair, but all concerts get measured against Fugazi concerts in my head. Nothing has ever come close. Modest Mouse is like watching Barry Manilow in slo-mo in comparison to Fugazi.
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Deanna was nailing it.
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Isaac was looking at Grant.
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Something was brewing in the crowd...
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Lo and behold a bouncer had to dive into the sweaty mob. These two portly Mexican boys had been standing by us on the side, staggering with drunkenness before the show. We could see in their glazed expressions absolutely no signs of intelligence, you can just see right through, you know? Like the cold stare of a fish. When the band walked out on stage, the entire front section shrunk in to the center and many people who were waiting in the wings took their cue to barge into the center, heavily annoying all the people who waited all night for their spot. Well, this bouncer had to escort those two plump thugs out with bloodied faces. Maybe the 3 ridiculously buff marines who barged in as well met up with them? Semper Fidelis!
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Grant sent me his B&W images from the show...
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Yeah Grant!
Posted September 2nd, 2009 by They did play that song from the old Toy Commercial
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A quick B&W break to Seattle, Washington.

I think I posted some Seattle before – here is more.
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You might think these sorts of characters will be mean - just look at the acting out going down. (yet he does have a bouquet of flowers...) In my childhood you stayed away from guys like these, their disposition matched their hairdo, you would most likely be punched or told to fuck off. But in this modern world, the care and time spent on some sort of "Strange" appearance means the opposite, especially when asking for a photograph. They love to be noticed and looked at for their efforts, and usually always pose for a photo when asked.
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Marketplace of ideals that are packaged and sold for cash then revealed to be useless.
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Youth is directly proportionate to the length of shorts.
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Looking for ways to make time go faster.
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Yup, I'm stealing all of your souls.
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On the ferry to Bainbridge...
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I look at you for only one, maybe two reasons. Want me to make it three?
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Suck that grit.
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Oh, a perfectly good Twinkie.
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City at night, city tonight.

Deanna Templeton has decided to start updating her photo blog.
So give it a look and make some comments!
Posted September 1st, 2009 by brain empty clean slate - 6 concussions will do it.
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