7.30.2008

Crayon Video.


Does anyone remember this video from Sesame Street? It was always one of my favorites, and there is still something so satisfying about watching it. I love the part where they scrape the excess crayon from the tray. Pay special attention to the girls face when she first holds up the crayon, and also the psychedelic music.

7.24.2008

Naked For Nirvana.


An interesting story I heard on NPR today. The once naked infant that adorned the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind" is now 17 years old, and telling his story. While 'his story' isn't particularyly relevant to pop culture, Spencer Elden is telling a story that is worth a listen. It is pretty fascinating to hear the perspective of someone who was so much a part of pop culture, but had no idea at the time. When he was just one year old, Spencer could hypothetically see a 9 foot by 9 foot billboard of himself stretched across the walls of Tower Records. Now, living a typical 17 year old's life, Spencer's story offers an interesting perspective into how pop culture has changed over the past couple decades. To read, or listen, to the entire segment, follow the link below:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92833535

7.22.2008

7.14.2008

Pictures from a Dirty Window.

Some of my fondest times have been spent driving along the 101. It makes for future naustalgic memories, quick decisions trying to remember exactly what exit to take to get to that Mexican restaurant, and hastefuly taken snapshots of the ocean while trying to avoid hitting the side railing. Below is one of many such photos taken from behind my dirty car window somewhere around Pismo Beach.

7.09.2008

Mandatory Hawaiian Solar Energy.

Hawaii has become the first state in the US to require solar water heaters in new homes. Starting in 2010 city governments will not issue building permits to homes without solar water heaters. Currently, Hawaii relies on fossil fuels more than any other state, with about 90 percent of its energy coming from foreign countries. Not only will this shift in energy supply curb Hawaii's reliance on fossil fuels, but it will hopefuly also inspire other states to take similar steps towards creating systematic changes in energy consumption. Interestingly enough, the bill was signed into law by a republican governor! Anythings possible.

7.02.2008

Magic Eye.

Something just reminded of the magic of the magic eye. Sure they're a little cheesy, and Id likely never put one up in my house, but there really is something magical about them. Whatever your 'viewpoint' of the magic eye, im sure you'll enjoy below: