Tomorrow morning, Anne and I are heading up to Portland to vist some family, eat some donuts, play some classic video games, buy some books, drink some beer, and do a show with Paul and Storm at the Alberta Rose Theatre. I got confirmation last night that…
ATTENTION: This man is the sole reason I decided to go to emerald city comi-con. And now that I see that PAUL AND STORM ARE GOING TO BE THERE TOO I may have to brag about this till another w00tstock comes around.
Sol Neelman, once an athlete himself and now a dedicated sports photographer based in Portland, OR, documents sports culture all over the world. He recently published his first photography book entitled Weird Sports.
Here you see photos from his upcoming second book, Weird Sports 2 - the Nuclear Cowboyz in Portland, OR, Flaming Tetherball in Seattle, WA, Light Saber Fencing Class in San Francisco, CA, The Color Run in Seattle, WA, and Drag Queen Prom Dress Rugby in Seattle. It all looks like an awesome amount of fun.
[via PDN Photo of the Day]
I’m pleased to announce the official trailer for the short film I’m working on, which has been submitted to the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) this year. It’s the story of a 5 day fly fishing road trip from Seattle to LA with my brother, our friend Ryan, and a burgundy Buick LeSabre. Hope you enjoy it.
Director of Photography - Elias Carlson
Narration - Joseph Carlson
Original Music - Tyson Motsenbocker
This is wonderful. I miss fly fishing.
And the blue birds did not die but they probably got kind of hurt a little bit because getting pelted with rocks is only sometimes pleasurable and at the least their emotions were hurt because Son of Canada Michael Saunders was one of the most prominent rock throwers and it always hurts when children throw rocks at their parents even if the parents are perched just outside the window and WON’T STOP CHIRPING AND SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT UP THAT DAMN BIRD.
Many good games were had by Mariner hitters in addition to Canadian Son Michael Saunders with Seager and Ackley and Ryan doing more than the standard hit ball and jog to first once in a game because they all had either a half homer or two hits or a stolen base in some order.
Iwakuma used jetlag to fuel the most dominant start of his career and scared 13 birds away from the plate with rock like objects and a person would think that jetlag would make poor fuel but those persons would be wrong because jetlag proved to be a much better fuel than anger which is what fuels Brett Lawrie because Lawrie was chased away from home plate 4 TIMES after striking out and his anger issues most likely stem from being worse at sports than his sister and generally just being a worse person than her overall but in truth she is pretty amazing so it would be hard to live up to her standard.
Also: It is not that we are taking credit for the flurry of Mariner moves during and after the game but it is a pretty big coincidence that some minutes or hundred minutes after hitting create on the Trade Deadline Post that the Mariners made all their moves. Some sadness for people leaving or going to Tacoma and some new players which might be futurely good which is not sadness and at least Brandon League is going to a place where he won’t be tempted with distractions like partying and jello-shotting.
Funny interview moments with Casper Wells
The heroic Mariners clubbed homer after homer and after nearly every one the Selig-Cabal lead NotTheCubs miraculously came back and we say miraculously in the most sarcastic way possible because cheating is not really miraculous especially when you eventually fall to the gallant hero after cheating like crazy because the Mariners would not be cheated of their rightful victory today.
ICHIRO launched two bombs and both were leadoff bombs and Smoak and Sanders both homered love you long time and Jaso and Ryan and Montero all had half homers and all of those heroic DHs except Ryan had at least 2 hits except also for Saunders who HAD FOUR HITS because he got back to basics today after his failed attempt at smoothness yesterday but he redeemed himself all the way today and Jaso was probably the clutchiest clutch DH today because he clutched his clutch double in the clutchiest inning which was the 12th where the cheating beast died.
The pitching highlight was not poor Hector Noesi who got cheated the most today by the cheaters but it was TOM WILHELMINASON and his stroke inducing curveballs who got the Mariners to the mouth of the beasts cave and the other exciting thing was Stephen Pryor and his 100 mph lasers in his first ever big league game.
If home is where the heart is, then my home is where you are.
So basically to sum up tonight’s game… Felix was really good, (like he always is), Ichiro and Jesus hit like crazy against Yu Darvish, and the M’s win their 4th straight game, cruising to a 6-1 victory vs. the Rangers!
“After reading The Five Fists of Science, a retelling of ‘war of the currents’ between [Tesla] and [Edison], [Rob] knew he needed a Tesla gun, the sidearm of the story’s protagonist. Since nothing as stupidly awesome and dangerous as a portable Tesla coil has ever been made, [Rob] needed to make his own.
[Rob] started his build as any good weird weapon build begins: taking apart a Nerf gun. A new Aluminum sand cast body replaced the wimpy plastic body of the Nerf gun and after a few days on a mill, [Rob] had an aluminum Nerf gun perfect for holding the guts of a Tesla coil. The high voltage switch is made of porcelain, and the power supply is an 18 V cordless drill battery and a flyback transformer potted with silicone in a PVC pipe end cap.
[Rob] really has a remarkable build on his hands here, and certainly something no one else has ever tried before. While he hasn’t fired his gun yet, we’re sure we’ll hear about it on the nightly news when he does.”
Want to see more photos? We sure did! Visit Rob’s step-by-step photo diary of the creation process of the Tesla Gun.
[via Hack a Day]
Casper calling in to Seattle’s station, 100.7 The Wolf!