26 July 2015

All the Way to My Plums: Milk N Cooks Tasty Beats Vol. 7

Usually I listen to a whole mix before I post it here. No time for that right now. This one starts strong enough that I'm going to skip that step. If it sucks I will update this post to apologize. Or not. Not's good.

Working weekends is for the birds. 

23 July 2015

Careful Out There

One of the (few) things I remember about my father is that he was quite fond of the expression, "you fuck with the bull, you get the horns". This gif reminded me very much of that expression.

20 July 2015

Harley Davidson: faster than you from 0-20 MPH; after that, I hope you're not in a hurry

Harley Davidson motorycles are still slow and heavy.
My friend asked about this post so I resurrected it and re-posted the image of the data.

My own motorcycles are long gone but this data is still relevant: Police Harley's are slow as hell after 60 MPH. 


In a headline that I enjoyed (Michigan State Police objectively prove Harleys suck), hellforleather explains the tests that the Michigan staties (stateys?) did on some police models. Whether or not you think Harley's are cool is a matter of opinion, but you cannot argue that they are slooooooooow.

21 seconds to get to 100 MPH? Is that a joke? Yes! But also: No. Almost 25 seconds is a joke. Please note how the numbers are trending - the HD bikes are clearly approaching their top speed. That is pathetic. You don't necessarily need a motorcycle that gets from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, or goes over 180 MPH (like mine does, supposedly, because I'll never know). But 100 MPH is not unreasonable. Unless it's made in America.

At least the Harley's have an edge in handling.*

* No they don't.

Incidentally, the Concours 14 probably gets from 60-120 MPH more quickly than my 1000 cc bike. That thing is a beast. Sexy Rexy is faster in the corners, though. (Unless I'm riding it. Chicken strips!)

12 July 2015

Limited Availability: Back Pain

I've been away from the blog for a while. Not for any good reason (like traveling), but because I hurt my back very badly in yoga class* and have spent the past two weeks either standing up or lying down. Sitting compresses my lower spine and is a no go.

Since I usually do some blogging on the weekend (seated), and I have computer work to do that requires me to stand up all day, I don't have much energy left over to share not-very-interesting comments about the weeks events. Standing in one spot for 8 or 9 hours is fucked. Doing it day after day with chronic back pain is super-duper-mega-fucked. I'm trying to incorporate more variety but that's where I am right now. As a consequence I also haven't been doing much. Work, walking around my neighborhood, watching League of Legends replays on Youtube, reading a book. All things that I can do lying down, except for walking and work.

I will make occasional updates in this space as time and ability allows. When I'm feeling better I will definitely get back on the blog horse with more regular posts. (That sounded awkward but I'm going to leave it.)

See you out there.

* I aggravated a chronic disc injury with some bending and twisting. Felt fine at the time, but a couple hours (and days, and weeks) later: not so much.

06 July 2015

Monday is Time for Pump Up Jams: Tritonal ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Satellite (BlueCollar Remix)

Universal Truth: Everyone needs a good pump-up jam once in a while.

Maybe you get down with some funky old school shit. Maybe you thought that Grateful Dead "reunion" show was the hottest hotness. Maybe you got Let it Go on repeat-offender lockdown. Maybe you like country music. Maybe you can't wait for Dre to finally finish the follow up to Dee Are Eee. Whatever. Point is: you need an anthem. This is today's anthem. Tomorrow, who knows? You get today.

Free download? Why yes. Yes indeedy.