November 17, 2011

Noted while passing in the breakdown lane.

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Van Gogh's Letters to His Brother: Handshakes in Thought "If one draws a pollard willow as though it were a living being, which it actually is, then the surroundings follow more or less naturally, if only one has focused all one’s attention on that one tree and hasn’t rested until there was some life in it."

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Fascist overbuilding in Bulgaria.

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1965 -- THE YEAR RICHARD PETTY "THE KING" OF NASCAR TURNED DRAG RACER « The Selvedge Yard

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NY Times Web Designer Doesn't Read the Times:

Vinh has never been a Times subscriber. After he quit his job there, he had a "holy-moly moment" when he realized he didn't need to read it anymore. He never buys the paper. His diet of start-up blogs and industry sites left little room for general news-reading. -- Sunday in the Park with Khoi Vinh

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The Dark Tower: Found! The fantastic huge black tower actually exists... on a small island near Africa. More precisely, on the São Tomé island in the Gulf of Guinea. It's called Pico Cão Grande, or the Great Dog peak.

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And the beat goes on.... Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic flying bomb "Will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 17, 2011 9:03 PM
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Very cool, I knew the story about Petty and the Hemi controversy but I didn’t know he drag raced.

Though this is slightly contradictory -

“Reports say that Richard Petty walked away from the wreck cussing the car that he now hated– saying over and over, “I’ll never drag race again”.

“Richard Petty in his Hemi-powered Plymouth Barracuda 43/JR. drag racer that replaced the original “Outlawed” ‘Cuda dragster wrecked in the tragic crash.”

I guess he changed his mind.

BTW, my Bro’ has a completed refurbished ‘69 Roadrunner to original condition w/a 383 and an oversized cam. It’ll snap your GD neck.

Oh and what a great site, The Selvedge Yard…Steve Freakin’ McQeen, the coolest man to ever live…Pantera’s…Retro everything…I’ll definitely be going back there often.

Posted by: tim at November 18, 2011 8:13 AM

Thanks. I think it's a great site too. Archive diving pays off.

Posted by: vanderleun at November 18, 2011 8:37 AM

"Will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour."

As long as those Chinese made parts work properly.

Posted by: UU at November 18, 2011 11:53 PM
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