Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Well, that only took ten days or so...

As promised, here's a look at the '07 Diablos hot rod show. In glorious cameraphone-o-vision.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Attention, hepcats

"Art Ford's Jazz Party", circa sometime in the '50s.

Found on, which is most definitely the new hotness of Internet video sites.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

So that's why they're so concerned about "precious bodily fluids."

Teh Gay, soon to be available in convenient chemical weapon form:

Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called “Gay Bomb.”

The Ohio Air Force lab proposed (in 1994) that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another…

[via warren ellis]

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

911 Never Forget

In which the estimable Mr. Jeremy Clarkson attempts to visit destruction upon a poor, innocent '80s Porsche, for the crime of being too small, too ergonomically poor and too German. Reminds me of my high-school days, when we used to run into buildings and mow down fenceposts in my friend's old '67 F100 and managed nothing worse than to dent the grill a little bit. I wish I'd bought it--I could be leasing it out to the BC government, unleashing the rage of a 390 FE V8 on the pine-beetle ravaged forests of the Interior in order to save what's left.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Coulda been worse, I coulda wound up Rock Hudson...

Your Score: Clark Gable

You scored 23% Tough, 28% Roguish, 42% Friendly, and 4% Charming!

You're a pretty interesting guy, all man but approachable and friendly. You like the lovely ladies, but you're also a real stand up guy with a true sense of honor and duty. You're respected by most men, although they probably wouldn't trust you alone with their girlfriends and even wives. Women find you intriguing, drawn to your playful sense of fun and true-blue core. You think most women are rather silly, but strong dames with smarts really turn you on, and you tend to marry them. Leading ladies include Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh, women who find you somewhat charming but a little dangerous.

>Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

And for the lay-deez: take the Classic Dames Test.

[via No Smoking In The Skull Cave]

Monday, June 4, 2007

Satchmo and the Man in Black

Johnny Cash & Louis Armstrong doing "Blue Yodel No. 9" on the Johnny Cash show, 1970. Louis played trumpet on the original Jimmie Rodgers version of this tune in the '30s.

[via making light]

Saturday, June 2, 2007

I'll have the triple Strombergs with a side-order of cheater slicks, please

Coming soon: Pix from the 2007 Diablos Rockabilly Rumble car show, just as soon as I can find my %^&$ micro-SD to not-so-micro-SD card adaptor. Waay better show than last year's--bigger turnout, and some seriously fine rides. If only the "completely bork your photo settings" mode hadn't kicked in on my phonecam when that '32 5-window was leaving the show.

Edit: Here's some black n' whites from the HAMB's Boyd Who to tide you over. And some more. In colour, because they can do that now!

Dial 1-800-HOT-ROCK and order six cassettes

One hour and twenty-five (ish) minutes of circa-1983 MTV. All mullets guaranteed 100% non-ironic.