Two babies went shopping because they had too much money to handle. It was getting them down. A baby bought a big bag of nuts. A baby bought a pair of shoes. A baby bought a house plant. A baby bought a gift for the other baby. A baby bought a goat for a starving family in Africa. A baby bought Mario Kart 7.
At the end of the day, the babies still had too much money by far. One of the babies said, out loud, “what’s say we chuck this down the pisser.” The other baby said, “let’s rock and roll.” They stuffed all the money down the toilet.
"That should do it," they said. Another baby came into the toilet and peed all over the big pile of money. The babies all winked at each other.
The land use on the left moves about 250,000 people per day, all of them in cars. Land that is not paved for cars is utterly wasted: nobody would enjoy picnicking or living there, even if you were allowed.
The land use on the right moves 584,000 people day, about 500,000 of them on foot. (That’s more than double.) It takes up half the space, and the land around it is some of the most valuable in the world.
Do the regulations, guidelines and laws in your city encourage the development pattern on the left, or the development pattern on the right?
That is huge. One of the best arguments for Complete Streets I’ve seen.
You should probably hire someone else to help with your I.T. needs, because I have literally no idea what I’m doing in that department.
In Vermont, even dogs get excited for the Bookwagon!
Happy National Bookmobile Day!
From “The Day the Books Went Blank”, a 1961 educational film intended to show the importance of maintaining quality libraries, from The Library Extension Agencies of the six New England States.
POST 002 THE AWOL CARGO ADVENTURE BIKE PROJECT
You’ve seen fancy pansy persuasive design sketches before. Let us tell You this: That is not how it usually works. Most of our design projects are born on a piece of paper, in a note book or like this, on a bumpy van ride between Morgan Hill and San Francisco, in a note book with a Sharpie.
Telephone scribble is about getting as much of Your idea onto paper, as fast as possible, making sure you don’t lose it. When You get them sweet ideas flying around your head, there is not time to go fancy on lines ore detailing. Those initial sketches are notes for yourself. Next steps includes more scribble or sketches worthy to present to others.
I know that I should despise Donald Rumsfeld, but I just can’t. No matter how noxious the policy, the mastery of this kind of plain spoken, confessional hall-of-mirrors logic, always somehow wins me over despite my better judgement.
Gary washes his glider
Cannot believe the cartoony 3D look of these negatives. The Rollei + Kodak Ektar + just the right light conditions are a good recipe for this effect. It was one of those evenings when the sun emerged just before dusk, making the colours pop under low dark cloud.