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Surf City Surf Dog 2014 brought dozens of dogs to Huntington Beach on Sunday for the annual dogs-on-surfboards competition.  The three-day event kicked off Friday with a “yappy hour” and a “paw-abunga” costume contest. 

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Saw this billboard 5-6 times driving around last night.  I’m not into the idea of seeing this movie much— I like Downey Jr. and Duvall, I’m sure it’s fine well-acted basically-soulless middlebrow fare, but seeing lawyer-stuff in my spare time isn’t really my idea of relaxing escapist fun.  (Plus, by the director of Wedding Crashers, the Change-Up and Fred Claus isn’t a selling point— that’s a CDC warning).  
But there’s something about Duvall and Downey Jr. forming a crucifix with a judge’s bench that I like (though that bench looks a little too nice, but).  Driving by it a few times last night, the crucifix-iness of it really catches the eye.  Plus, I like the idea that the movie’s actually an adaptation of a 1980’s cereal-cartoon where Robert Downey Jr. leaps into Robert Duvall’s body in order to fight the evil forces of B.E.E.STING.  This would be a good poster for a  movie about that, too.  Also, I like how Robert Downey Jr. looks like he’s going to cry in front of his movie-pappy.  I don’t want to see the movie, but that’s some pretty good poster-acting, if you’re into seeing actors pretend like they’re about to disappoint their fake-dads, at least. (I’m sure academics have already written reams about the semiotics of semi-undone ties, so not point mentioning that… I don’t really see guys with semi-undone ties a lot, but I don’t really live in a big tie city, generally, I wouldn’t say, so…).
I don’t know— usually actor photo-posters are pretty boring but I just kinda like this one.  ”Defend your honor” is a pretty lousy tagline though— that’s just makes me think this movie’s going to have an old Southern woman waving a fan at her face in it.  Honor’s pretty neat to hear about when Chow Yun Fat’s talking about it, or maybe Kiefer Sutherland, but on this poster, it just makes me think of elderly Southern ladies…
(I hate the E on that font for The Judge, but that’s probably a weird thing to mention— but something about that E’s really messed up…)(Or maybe it’s the G and the line of the G…?)

Saw this billboard 5-6 times driving around last night.  I’m not into the idea of seeing this movie much— I like Downey Jr. and Duvall, I’m sure it’s fine well-acted basically-soulless middlebrow fare, but seeing lawyer-stuff in my spare time isn’t really my idea of relaxing escapist fun.  (Plus, by the director of Wedding Crashers, the Change-Up and Fred Claus isn’t a selling point— that’s a CDC warning).  

But there’s something about Duvall and Downey Jr. forming a crucifix with a judge’s bench that I like (though that bench looks a little too nice, but).  Driving by it a few times last night, the crucifix-iness of it really catches the eye.  Plus, I like the idea that the movie’s actually an adaptation of a 1980’s cereal-cartoon where Robert Downey Jr. leaps into Robert Duvall’s body in order to fight the evil forces of B.E.E.STING.  This would be a good poster for a  movie about that, too.  Also, I like how Robert Downey Jr. looks like he’s going to cry in front of his movie-pappy.  I don’t want to see the movie, but that’s some pretty good poster-acting, if you’re into seeing actors pretend like they’re about to disappoint their fake-dads, at least. (I’m sure academics have already written reams about the semiotics of semi-undone ties, so not point mentioning that… I don’t really see guys with semi-undone ties a lot, but I don’t really live in a big tie city, generally, I wouldn’t say, so…).

I don’t know— usually actor photo-posters are pretty boring but I just kinda like this one.  ”Defend your honor” is a pretty lousy tagline though— that’s just makes me think this movie’s going to have an old Southern woman waving a fan at her face in it.  Honor’s pretty neat to hear about when Chow Yun Fat’s talking about it, or maybe Kiefer Sutherland, but on this poster, it just makes me think of elderly Southern ladies…

(I hate the E on that font for The Judge, but that’s probably a weird thing to mention— but something about that E’s really messed up…)(Or maybe it’s the G and the line of the G…?)

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Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring

(via katherinestasaph)

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NY Times article on the Integratron, a domed structure near Joshua Tree designed by a 700-year old (probably imaginary) alien from the planet Venus (c/o):

On any given day, a peculiar parade of hangers-out moves through the Integratron’s gates: well-heeled spa devotees, raggedy yogis, a Peruvian shaman, a British rock band, a girls’ choir, a heartbroken lover seeking spiritual solace. A few years back, “a crazy German garage-scientist guy with a little bit of a tic” stopped by. He turned out to have known Van Tassel, and had the original architectural blueprints for the Integratron stashed in his bedroom. On another occasion, an older gentleman showed up, claiming to be a former government intelligence operative. He had an ominous warning for the Karls: “This project is watched. And you are watched. And there are watchers who watch the watchers, and watchers who watch them.”

NY Times article on the Integratron, a domed structure near Joshua Tree designed by a 700-year old (probably imaginary) alien from the planet Venus (c/o):

On any given day, a peculiar parade of hangers-out moves through the Integratron’s gates: well-heeled spa devotees, raggedy yogis, a Peruvian shaman, a British rock band, a girls’ choir, a heartbroken lover seeking spiritual solace. A few years back, “a crazy German garage-scientist guy with a little bit of a tic” stopped by. He turned out to have known Van Tassel, and had the original architectural blueprints for the Integratron stashed in his bedroom. On another occasion, an older gentleman showed up, claiming to be a former government intelligence operative. He had an ominous warning for the Karls: “This project is watched. And you are watched. And there are watchers who watch the watchers, and watchers who watch them.

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