Posts Tagged ‘Ben Tyne’
For those of you who haven’t heard, there is a grueling solo round the world race happening RIGHT NOW! This is also the most intense (exciting) part of the entire 30,000 nautical mile race, as they are racing around Cape Horn, some of the most dangerous water in the world. This is the longest “single-handed” event in the world, with the sailors clocking 3,000 hours alone at sea. The Canadian skipper, Derek Hatfield, is currently in 3rd place, but catching up on second place with less than 20 NM between them. He is the oldest contestant at 57 years old! Check it out!
They compete in 5 stages. They started on October 17th, 2010. With technology as it is, they keep up blogs in visual, auditory and written forms, with frequent updates as to their whereabouts. WOW!
If you like things that are adorable, try this one for size:
Because I love bikes, street art and making things by hand.
Ever see something funny like this and wonder, “I really wish I knew who was behind this hilarious public creation of art/vandalism”? Well, wonder no more!! For the current price tag of US $110,100.00 “jaybuysthings” is willing to tell you the truth! He says:
“If you win this auction I will mail you a piece of paper revealing the true identity of “Banksy”. I have uncovered his identity by matching up the prices of his sold pieces to corresponding tax records. I will reveal no more details. The winner of this auction is the only person I will ever share this information with. The piece of paper will say his name, nothing more. I give you 100% assurance that it is most certainly the full name of the street artist known as “Banksy”. Ebay previously ended this auction because I was selling something that was not “tangible”. It is now tangible”.
Place your bid here.
Fecal Face thinks that this might be another one of banksy’s stunts.
Two days sixteen hours left! Better jump on it!
Ben Tyne (If he didn’t already see this on Fecal Face) is going to be jazzed!
Hello, I would like to formally warn everyone, I am indulging in some extreme s/f nerdery. With that out of the way, here is the story:
Recently I found myself on the ol’ youbietubie, and I found myself watching a holographic entertainer named Hatsune Miku. If you are concerned with the physical characteristics, she is a 16 year old, 5’2″, 93 lbs. girl with a vocal range of A3~E5. Her humble beginnings were as some run-of-the-mill singing software that you could write music for, and she would perform. She has exploded. Watch this video as thousands of fans are singing her music and enjoying her show:
(I can’t figure out how to embed the video, so follow this jump !)
This is the beginning of the end. If you are Isaac Asimov, or at least are in the same camp, perhaps you won’t be concerned with the robot takeover. I, however, am concerned that she is not really my style. I at least like to enjoy myself as the robocolypse is taking place. I can’t wait for there to be a North American model!
To mentally prepare myself for the Christmas season, I have to go through a couple of annual meditative tasks; one of which is watching “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. So this year, while I was in my meditative state, I began to wonder about the craft of this magnificent tradition. What is behind this wonderful children’s Christmas story. Afterwards, while pondering this question, I decided to look up some of the creator’s other art. Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, has some wonderful, provoking pieces in his collection.
There are some excellent pieces there, go check it out!!! Keeping on the tired, old Christmas theme though, here is one of my favorites:
This one, entitled “Prayer for a Child”, reminds me a little of Le Petit Prince… or more recently Super Mario Galaxy (a video game for Wii). It also appears as if it has some Van Gogh, Starry Night influences. A print of this baby will set you back $1,695, however it comes with a printed lithograph:
From here on earth,
From my small place
I ask of You
Way out in space:
Please tell all men
In every land
What You and I
Both understand . . .
Please tell all men
That Peace is Good.
That need be understood
In every world
In Your great sky.
Both You and I.)
There is no disputing, that Dr. Seuss was a master at his craft!
Hello all of Dave’s viewers, fan’s, and family members: welcome to Awesome! (the) Internet Site.
I am aware that recent December posts may have alarmed and confused some of you, however, there is no need to panic!! Dave is indeed taking a ‘holiday hiatus’, however he has ‘given me the reigns’, so-to-speak, for this month. As I have secretly desired this for some time, I thought that I would be a fool if I did not ride this strange torpedo to its end (Thompson, 11). So here I am! People call me Ben, Michael Vanderherberg calls me ‘Benner’ and I have yet to be called ‘Benerino”, but for sake of a nod in the direction of The Big Lebowski, feel free to do so (don’t actually).
Now that I am coming down off of the high of writing my first post, I am beginning to realize that I don’t really have all that much ‘internet cool’… I get most of my material from the websites Boing Boing , Fecal Face and American Suburb X, so if you frequent any of these sites you will be out of luck for the month. Feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have, like me, secretly desired to blog on this site, or if you have something interesting you want to forcefully interject on people in their homes and minds.
I will leave you with one of my favorite things to look at:
So Ben Tyne came into owning a sailboat over the course of the summer . . . It currently sits dry-docked at a Marina on the river, just a shade outside of town. We were out cycling one day and made a point to stop by and check it out.
Knowing nothing about sailing, the sea, or mermaids — I can only suggest that Ben’s sailboat is a worthy vessel, as it looked awesome to me.
The highlight, however, was happening past another dry-docked boat, which had a for sale sign attached to it. I want to meet this sign’s creator. I have a couple of questions: