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Another Truck I Like

( Cars! andFun! )

Today’s new trucks lack character. Too much plastic, and too many curvy lines. Trucks from the ’60’s however… They exude “cool”. Like this one, a 1966 Chevy 1-Ton Six-Pack long box. I’ve always liked the styling of the first-generation Chevy C/K trucks, but the not so much the six-pack or four-door variants; they always seemed […]

Sawdust Strata

( Fun! )

I needed to sell my table saw a while back, and took this photo as I was cleaning out the sawdust catch drawer. It captured a record of the different projects I had worked on since last cleaning it out. I sure wish I could remember what I had been cutting, and what I was […]

Classical Gas

I remember Classical Gas from way back, but I don’t think I knew who the artist — Mason Williams — was. It got a lot of radio airtime I do know I enjoyed the song, and admired the guitar work. The blending of the guitar and orchestra is marvelously done. I also found a newer […]

My Empire of Dirt

I can’t say I’ve ever heard this song before, but I like it. I like it a lot. Johnny Cash, Dirt. Someone on the e28 board asked what everyone’s favorite guitar solo was, and I’ve been listening to all manner of guitar work. This was one I stumbled across while listening & poking around. More […]

Momofuku Ando

( Fun! andJust Stuff )

I really blew it on the 2015 e28 Calendar (and the 2014 as well); I failed to commemorate Momofuku Ando‘s birthday, which is today. Google’s Doodle for today reminded me of my error. If ever there was a badass name… It should rightfully be associated with Sumo wrestling or Ninja assassination squads instead of ramen […]

Alive Inside

Alive Inside is a documentary about the power of music, and how it connects people with who they are and who they have been. Dan Cohen, the founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, uses music to help dementia patients recover lost memories; “to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a […]

The Science Is Settled

( Fun! andPolitics )

Yeah, sure it is.

A Tardis Murphy Bed

( Fun! andGeek andThe House )

What a great idea; a Murphy bed dressed up to look like a Tardis! The Murphy bed has been around for a long time, but this is just a neat adaptation of that concept. Although it doesn’t look bigger on the inside than on the outside, it does make the room it’s in feel bigger when […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Who, Plus A Bunch Of Jokes Really Fast

( Fun! andGeek )

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first airing of Dr. Who, here is a goofy Dalek joke from the Vlog brothers, mixed in with a bunch of other goofy jokes. I was too busy laughing (at some of them) to pay attention to the count… I’ll take his word for it there are […]

Listen, Smith Of The Heavens

Can’t say I’ve ever heard Icelandic folk music before, but after hearing this beautiful song, sung a cappella (by the group Arstidir) in a cavernous subway in Germany, I think I’m hooked. Now I just need to learn a little Icelandic. The song in the video is “Heyr Himna Smiður”. It was originally written as […]