I live in a vacuum occupied mostly with my own thoughts, I don't consume in the same way a lot of my friends do. I read for info and I'm not nosy about drama. Either way I missed this. It began with hype for me a few years back. I never really used the original very much. I liked them and all, but at the time they were around I could still get USA Made Mirado Black Warriors. Them are gone, too.
Either way I was excited to get to try the NEW Blackwings. I never realized that the purists would strip it of joy.
I own a few boxes of these new, Blackwing tributes and I think they're fine pencils. I like quite a bit of the stuff CalCedar offers, notably the Golden Beear line, I prefer these as I prefer US made stuff. Still, not my point.
I never for a second, in all of my un-initiated way that these were the same pencils. I never felt deceived by the advertising or the hype. I though it was fun. Hell, it sounds a lot like Steinbeck's Blackwing 602 wasn't even what they had at the end, from things I've read and knowing that Eberhard Faber changed hands a few times.
I have some Eberhard Faber pencils, I like them. That's all. Theses aren't my favorite. I would love to get my fingers on one of the originals to see for myself if the hype is real, but not at the current prices they're going for.
For me, for now, I'm just pleased that these are out there.
I do. Most of it in notebooks on pencil. I have so very many blogs saved and I update most of them every blue moon. But in between I write. A lot. Songs, papers for school, notes to self, ideas and even a few short stories and one play. This year I want to share that stuff.
A large impetus is that I can do this from phone or tablet and I have complwtely quit caring about the reception of my music or my writing. I've become comfortable being old and ridiculous. I will cross link, but for know you can expect my thoughts on pencil amd paper. I just have to find the notebook I wrote itvour long hand in...
Here's the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ4VQt-UZKI
Go ahead, cut and paste it. Do you need a reminder of the video?
Day 27 (the slo-mo on this is esp. brilliant.)
Day 25 (finally something I might be able to do at some point.)
Day 23 (had to watch this three times distracted by the dogs and trying to figure out what kinda guitar that was.)
Day 20 (the first in a series of bowties, records and counterweights, really an awesome thing remembered from the time he did all pullstarts and no throws and the world just didn't get it. I really didn't either at the time.)
Day 19 (I like the song a lot)
Alt Religion @ About.com is pretty awesome. Especially Catherine Beyer.
Now to go catch up on the Steve Brown I promised. Look for that in a few.
Try 17 unfortunate screenshots on for size. A sample?
Meanwhile my wife is throwing things away and lending no heed to whose.
Apparently The Golden Globes were a big deal and Ricky Gervais was awesome but got canned. To me? The great thing was this:
Nope, still hot.
Speaking of the fairer sex, I'm gonna keep putting Mustang Halle's stuff up here. Today she talks about post coitum triste. Yup, crying after fucking.
I'm trying not to be all schadenfreude about The Steve Jobs thing. Get better, Steve. Fold your shit company.
LBJ Said Bunghole.
Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.
In the "I'm not surprised" department, apparently Playboy kinda missed the point on female circumcision. The video is Rabbitwrite.
I'm not gonna get any longer, but It is MLK Jr. Day and I would be remiss not to tribute via the internet tributes.
The Awl posted - without comment - the very best.
Because Nina is amazing. It's gonna be alright. And I am typically most moved by Jay Smooth. Here, he quotes Dr. King on extremism:
Remember. Remember. Never forget.
I have a dream, too. I dream of a world where great men are no longer the exception but the rule. Until then, sleep well, Dr. King. This world misses you very much.
I just like to remind the world that I don't tell everyone every time I post.
But I'm back with a purpose. This is a quick shot of awesome. I don't know how they did it, but you, too can have your mind blown in 17 seconds.
Yes, there will always be star wars here. And not just Slave Leia. Although, why not?
Now to watch them all.
It's only second to Jack Black doing an interview for Saving Silverman that apparently the internet has not deigned to record. But man, it was fucking hilarious.
They're doing a porn parody of the Simpsons. That needed to happen. Here's the trailer:
That's deranged. Seems that porn parodies are all the rage. Fun stuff. I like pop culture. And Porn. Speaking of dirty movies, Sarah Palin went ahead and apologized for her.......nah. She claimed blood libel. Of course she did. Unbeknownst to her, that pissed off Jews everywhere. Of course she didn't realize it. I refuse to link to the video, but you can catch it here - with some of the best commentary on it I've found.
Last up...there's a young lady who plans on loosing her virginity on video. (Link NSFW) Her parents must be proud. 21 year old Nicki Blue plans on taking it from three dudes for her first time. I guess the obvious thing to criticize would be her morals, but I prefer a strong criticism of the definition of virginity and the social ramifications. (link decidedly NSFW).
Since I've begun pandering by posting hot chicks (well, returned to pandering since I started out doing this) here's one.
(The space is so I don't confuse some guys, if you're already into something and then a hot dude shows up, some guys worry they might be gay)
You might be better off if you are gay to just admit it, really, it's cool. This guy was in the Britney Spears "Womanizer" video
I hope by now you go straight to the source.
Other stuff? You should know how to solder. I need to solder better. My sharpening is coming along. I'm pretty solid with the chisels.
Otherwise...in life I'm getting ideas. I had a day being pretty tense about posts on my damn facebook wall...I wonder how much of that has to do with everything coming to my phone - not that I read content there unless I'm waiting somewhere. The phone will just keep vibrating in my pocket and that makes me pissy and then I tell everyone to shut up.
Oh, on Tuesdays I give songs away. If you want it go here and if you wanna stay in touch with the music guy KT go here.
That was borderline bitching. Here's some awesome:
I can't make a birdhouse. And that's fucking freehand.
Last up, two awesome pictures without any explanation whatsoever: