Amazon.com: Pendleton Rainier National Park Full Blanket.
Pendleton has made a whole series for all the National Parks.
Return of the Cafe Racers: Gear Review - Ruby Helmets Castel.
$1200 buckeroonies? Sheesh.
Teespring: Vote2016() by Techdirt.
HAH! Sure to offend everyone. I like it.
DP Review: Kipon introduces reducer to fit Nikon F and Leica R lenses to Micro Four Thirds bodies.
Hmmm. Uses optics. That usually sounds warning bells (quality) ...
c|net Roadshow: You can buy one of Elio’s three-wheeled ‘cars’ for $7,000*.
Of note. Turn down the video upon visiting.
Atlas Obscura: Forest Burns After Man Set Used Toilet Paper Ablaze.
“Attempting to be extra fastidious, he then lit the toilet paper on fire. Then he watched, presumably horrified, as the toilet paper began to light the whole forest on fire.” Old thinking. If you want to be fastidious, pack it out. Wag bags and the perennial fave ‘poop shovel’ are indicated. Can’t find it at the moment, but there also used to be a tube you could dump human ejecta in and compress.
ArtDaily: SITE Santa Fe opens second installment of reimagined biennial series.
Always fun to see Santa Fe galleries in the national news. Hasn’t been happening as much as in the past.
The Atlantic: McRib Everlasting.
Ah, once upon a time I was a slave to their slimy, artificial delicious-horribleness. Probably the overload of sugar/salt. Always felt like a disgusting coronary-in-a-bun. I’d practically have to do penance afterwards.
NY Post: For the love of God, stop dressing like crap.
“It’s enough to make you long for the days when high-end restaurants had loaner ties and blazers for forgetful dudes, and you could be turned away from a club for a slack outfit. Style, low budget and comfort aren’t mutually exclusive. Keep that in mind if you’re older than 12.” Yeah, I’ve been getting more conservative with clothes of late. Some things are just not appropriate.
Catapult: The Forgotten History of Banana Republic.
I bought my Israeli Paratrooper Bag from Mel in the Princeton store, in the beginning of the 80’s, just prior to the Gap purchase.
BackBlaze/Hard Drive Failure Rates: The Results from 68,813 Hard Drives.
Autoweek: The best of the Monterey auctions
Here’s your car, Emmett. Not exactly perfectly art-deco, but close enough. Gorgeous.
Electralube Light Bulb Lubricant.
File under “things I never knew I needed.”
Whiteker: Suicide Squad debut on track to shatter Box Office record for August.
Of course it will. First, the whole premise is fun, not weighted down with backstory (except perhaps Leto’s Joker). And every young hormonal male in America wants to see Margot Robbie play Harley Quinn. The tragedy of her circumstances is lost on them - they’ll probably even get their girlfriends to come, to “larn sometin’”.
Hodinkee: The ‘Dirty Dozen,’ A Collection Of 12 (Mostly) Inexpensive Military Watches.
Beware. Many watches of WWII vintage have radium dials. Enough to set off geiger counters, and perhaps give you accelerated skin cancer. And you could get thrown in the slammer for carrying WMDs.
The Nation: Obama Administration Has Brokered More Weapons Sales Than Any Other Admin Since WWII.
“Why do other major US exports—from Hollywood movies to Midwestern grain shipments to Boeing airliners—garner regular coverage while trends in weapons exports remain in relative obscurity?” Big, big business.
SF New Mexican: Proposal for food trucks on Canyon Road moves through committee.
Um ... bathrooms and garbage come to mind. Bathrooms in particular, are in short supply on Canyon’s mile-plus stretch. The City even *advertises* some private bathrooms as being public in their printed materials. That’s not right. Build some bogs, legislators. You’ll have more tourists taking the walk.
DP Review: Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you?
Short, sweet ... and most importantly, helpful.
Mashable: Birkenstock will pull its shoes from Amazon over counterfeit sellers.
Counterfeits have become a HUGE issue for sellers using Amazon. Huge. Buyer beware. At least there’s a return policy.
DP Review: CASE Remote Air is the world’s smallest smart camera controller.
Of note. Having a wireless way to preview shots on a larger LCD is great.
ArtDaily: 1966 race car project sells for over £80,000, three times its estimate.
The rear ... ug-ly. But I should probably withhold judgment until restoration.
Cinema 4D now has short-term licensing available.
Still one of the best packages that combines the ease of the old Strata StudioPro line, and the speed of rendering of Electric Image rendering packages. I used to do well with Formz -> Cinema 4D.
BarnFinds: Trail-Tested Time Machine - 1987 Suzuki Samurai JX SE.
Rented one of these, once upon a time - totally fun. Nothing really takes its place these days.
DYT: German Beer Ad Shows Men Cradling Their Beer Bellies Like Pregnant Moms.
NPR: Bill Cunningham, Iconic ‘New York Times’ Photographer, Dies At 87.
Dangit. RIP. The king of streetstyle photography. I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t have to suffer the aftereffects of the stroke. You will find tons of tributes and other photos of the man on various social channels ... Tumblr, etc.