Real Antiques, 50 million year old fossils

April 30, 2010

Last night, today and tomorrow, I’m shooting video and photography at an Antiques Show downtown. I’ve shot it in some capacity for the past five years.

While shooting “B” roll last night, I happened upon a new vendor who sells 50,000,000 year old fossils. I imagine it’s shale with fossils embedded in the rock, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to the guy long. I grabbed a quick shot that I posted above. It’s not great, because I was there to shoot video last night.

I leaned to him, and I asked, “How do you feel when you hear people say the earth is only 6,000 years old, and here you are selling 50 million year old fossils?” And he said, “It gets my ire up.”

I laughed. He laughed.

We had an evolution moment.


New Tim Minchin song: Fuck the mother fucking pope

April 30, 2010

Because this video is going around and you need to sit and watch it … no matter what you think you believe …


VW’s Folding Bik.e: Because Two Spare Tires Are Better Than One

April 30, 2010

From Fast Company:

Did you know that Volkswagen’s “focus on mobility” extends beyond cars to two-wheelers? Neither did we until VW research and development chief Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg said so at this week’s Auto China 2010 show. Hackenberg introduced the VW bik.e, a battery-powered two-wheeler that resembles a bicycle without the pedals.

According to Autobloggreen, the specs look pretty good: a 12.5 mile range (perfect for short trips around town, nothing more), a top speed of 12.5 mph, and most impressively, the bike can easily fold into a disc that fits in a car’s spare tire compartment.

VW hasn’t revealed when–or if–the concept bike will go on sale, but chances are good that it will be commercialized at some point soon. What do you think–would you ride around on such a tiny contraption? Video of the bike in action is below. Just skip past the part with the goofy undersea dancers.


“Why are you laughing?”

April 30, 2010

[Atheist Media]


Hey, that’s me

April 30, 2010

Here’s a shot of me when I was shooting in NYC at the Arch Digest Home Design Show.


Teaching adults to be stupid

April 29, 2010

Guy does so badly I don’t know to laugh or cry.

Via Cynical C


“Teaching” children to be stupid

April 29, 2010


I can’t resist this repost

April 29, 2010

[Via the always very awesome The Daily Wh.at]


“Homos are a threat to national security”

April 29, 2010

Preacher JK of Bema Ministries, left, shouts and points at UF senior Scott Paterson, right, as Paterson sticks up his middle finger at JK. The preacher, who travels the country to universities and major public events, was carrying a sign proclaiming “Homo sex is a threat to national security.” Among those crowding around JK was UF freshman Brett Passa, center, who carried a sign making fun of JK, in Turlington Plaza Wednesday afternoon.

Via


When an opportunist dresses up as an atheist … and a sexy opportunist at that … rarrr

April 29, 2010

They don’t call it “Fox” news for nothing. Insert scratchy claw gesture.

[atheist media]


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