I’m liking the look of Wolverine’s new Fall line of shoes. Funny thing is they’re actually their old line of shoes. About 125 years old. They pulled a bunch of designs from the archives and are making then anew. They look pretty spiffy and are all leather among other things. Probably doesn’t help that I have a thing for the red leather and the photos are so shiny looking. Anywho check the link at the end for more shiny boot pictures and a bunch of other interesting Americana related posts
I found this U.S. AQUA water can in an antique shop in Poulsbo, Washington. On the side it talks about how it’s “IMPERVIOUS TO NUCLEAR FALLOUT” and cheap insurance. This convinced me that I had to buy it.
Then it sat on my desk for a month and a half. Besides providing life sustaining water in case of political destabilization due to the Nuclear Armageddon that we all know is coming in the near future, it also makes an awesome paper weight.
I haven’t been able to find anything about U.S. Aqua or it’s fallout impervious canned water on the internets, (other than some long dead eBay links that won’t even show the seller or the specific auction even) so this is my original content contribution. Heres the complete text from the side of the can. Below that you’ll find a gallery with a bunch more images of said water can.
PURE DRINKING WATER
CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZ.
This can contains water pumper from our own well and immediately processed under scientific methods resulting in a highly pure drinking water. Under ordinary storage conditions, this water will keep for years. IMPERVIOUS TO NUCLEAR FALLOUT. But, in case of fallout, wipe can and can opener before opening can.
This water is processed under provisions in permit issued to Teasdale Packing Company by California State Board of Health and meets the requirements as set forth in the U.S. Public Service Drinking Water Standards.
Recommended for convenience in emergency uses. It is cheap insurance to have a supply on hand.
I know there is a song that would go perfect with this shirt. I’ve heard it before but for the life of me I can’t remember how it goes. Anywho, the shirts pretty nifty and it is offered in both male & female variations. So that’s a plus if your Speedo matches your girlfriends bikini.
This little image making program, FaceYourManga, has been making the rounds on the internet. Anywho here’s my contribution to the trend. I should note the stache looks far better on my avatar than it actually does on me.
So how do you look animetized?
Check out this awesome ceramic pinhole camera created by Steve Irvine.
“It is made of stoneware, fired to 1,300 degrees C. (2,350 F.) It has a matte black glaze on the inside. Overall, it measures h 22.5 x w 20 x 20.5 cm. on the outside. It’s designed to take a 4 x 5 inch piece of photo paper. The negative holder on the inside is made from three strips of black weather stripping.”
This photo is also part of a project called “Geographic Composition“. A bunch of photographers in different geographic locations ranging from Seattle to Sweden are given a theme then we submit pictures of said theme a week later. The first theme is “Beginnings”, and this was my contribution. You can find everyone else’s submissions here.
The following information is provided for Bellevue, King County, Washington (longitude W122.2, latitude N47.6):
26 June 2007 Pacific Daylight Time
Begin civil twilight 4:32 a.m.
Sunrise 5:12 a.m.
Sun transit 1:11 p.m.
Sunset 9:11 p.m.
End civil twilight 9:51 p.m.
Moonrise 4:57 p.m. on preceding day
Moonset 2:00 a.m.
Moonrise 6:07 p.m.
Moon transit 10:20 p.m.
Moonset 2:27 a.m. on following day
Phase of the Moon on 26 June: waxing gibbous with 86% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.
Full Moon on 30 June 2007 at 6:49 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.