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thisbigcity:

urbangeographies:

BICYCLE ACTIVISM:  Latvian activists from a branch of the bicycle advocacy group Let’s Bike it recently created a visual reminder of the space taken by cars on a typical road. To this end, the group fabricated bamboo skeletons shaped like actual cars and mounted them on their bikes. The activists then cycled around the streets of Riga for several hours to highlight the absurdity of using a large car to move a single person. The stunt was organized as part of European Mobility Week, an ongoing campaign that explores sustainable urban mobility around Europe.

Source:  Christopher Jobson, ”Cycling Activists Build Bamboo Car Skeletons to Demonstrate Space Taken by Single Occupancy Cars,” Colossal, 

Simple yet clear. Go by bike!

Or scooter!

Posted 1 week ago

brucesterling:

*Well, if you amend that to “clutching the Old Testament and consulting the Koch Brothers,” it’s pretty spot-on, Carl

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brucesterling:

*Grocery stock guy is gothic horror film fan, getting plenty bored on the job

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truncheonthing:

1. Keep the sun at your back as you approach the enemy.

2. Target the head of a convoy with your bombs, then strafe the remainder when it halts.

3. Never machinegun crewmembers of a sunken ship unless you’re sure you have the gas and bullets to spare.

4. Don’t visit the doc when you’ve got trouble down there from dallying with the native girls.  Big Jim in the motor pool has a lotion he’ll sell you cheap and with no questions asked.

5. Live each day in speed-dosed denial of your probable death.

6. Remember Little Willie from Sarasota?  Remember the fireball when his bird took a direct hit from a cruiser’s AA battery?

7. As a child, it was my dream to fly.  Now my dreams involve blood, fire, and one where I can’t get my chute to open.

8. I got a letter from Gertie.  She says she will always love me but Ted Shanholtz is a good man who will provide for her.

9. They say the better part of your reflexes are shot by 30.  I’m 28 and trying to ignore the hand tremors.

10. Always pass on the left.

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geekygothgirl:

jmiah0192:

Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.

If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.

geekygothgirl:

jmiah0192:

Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.

My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.

If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.

Posted 1 month ago

voxsart:

Only In England.

A prince, a patched suit coat, and a Dalek.

Class warfare.