Modest As Cake

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Less Frightening Aspects of Utah


This sculpture, called "Tree of Utah", pods cracking open in the barren salt flats. It's oversized in a NASA kind of way. Posted by Picasa

Imagine the Big Gulp Flavors...


Gnarly Gnicotine, Loogie Lime, Tangy Tar Tangerine... C'mon in! Posted by Picasa

Recruiting tools, Coney Island


I'm imagining that by the time the guy they plucked off the street is ready to sign on the dotted line, he has had more than one MRE juice box and many many choruses of the GI Joe theme song... And I bet they don't tell him about the high probability of a dirt nap... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Yay! Zogby Poll

Americans want Congress to consider impeaching Bush if he wiretapped American citizens without a judge's orders. The margin is 52% - 43%.

But here's how it breaks down for impeachment:

55% of women, vs. 49% of men

66% of Democrats
59% of Independents and
23% of Republicans

74% of people aged 18-29
47% of people aged 30-49
49% of people aged 50-64
40% of people over 65

75% of African-Americans
56% of Hispanics
47% of whites

And my favorite historical contrast:
In 1998, only 36% of Americans supported hearings to consider impeachment of Clinton, and even fewer (26%) supported actual impeachment.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Other things we don't have in New York


...but they do in Pennsylvania. I'm trying to curb my incredulity that someone is still enjoying slave iconography -- but I'm also reeeeally hoping that an actual mummified person isn't holding up those sweet summer annuals... Posted by Picasa

Things we don't have in New York


Why choose between Coke and Mountain Dew when you can choose between Coke and nightcrawlers? I tell you what, this ends a lot of "Can we stop at that 7-11 because I'm thirsty?" complaints. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 12, 2006

People who know how to accessorize

Even her PONYTAIL is protected with biker leather. Take that, Abercrombie!

Pray for us now, and in the hour of our death


Our Lady of Peace, Pine Bluffs Wyoming. Near Laramie, which doesn't look as homophobic as I thought it would. But certainly looks as fundamentalist as I thought it would. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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Charlie White's puppets

plus good song = creepy.

Reminded me of the song "D.O.A." from the 1970's.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

They went postal and are now on the roof

West Side Highway, Manhattan. An arsenal of USPS mail trucks waiting to rain down bulk mail upon the good people of Chelsea. Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 06, 2006

Yes, I love technology

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Could there be a better design moment than when a bodum Pavina double-walled thermo-glass meets a CoasterRug from Coffee you can see without feeling any of the heat til you drink it meets miniature persian rug. Luxe!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

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  Apparently, this image is of "a famous person," or "an infamous person" and therefore could not be turned into official US postage. Posted by Picasa

Cat as metaphor for life as a balancing act

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Everything is new. Bright cat, big city

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