Happy Belated Thanksgiving and other things

Another Thanksgiving has past us by. For some reason, about the middle of the day I really, really wanted Thanksgiving dinner.

For your next party… wear this ring.

If you’re a fan of the above item, you might enjoy this site as well.

I never knew that Patagonia had a blog. I only found out because a guy name Ezra who makes sweet wooden fenders and even sweeter bike frames has been fighting cancer and they did an article on said man. Check out all his adventures here and here and here. I’ve kind of been following Ezra through his battle with cancer in part through his photos on Flickr and his blog. He’s a very good photographer amongst other things. Just thought that I’d share that with y’all.

If you like politics and art, you might want to check out this guys work. It’s quite educational, political and interesting. His name is Chris Jordan (click on his name or the photo to check out his site). His work has amazing detail and is made of, often, millions of images combined to create an overall image or theme. I’m impressed to say the least.

This is the text that goes with the images below –

Constitution, 2008
8 x 25 feet in five panels

Depicts 83,000 Abu Ghraib prisoner photographs, equal to the number of people who have been arrested and held at US-run detention facilities with no trial or other due process of law, during the Bush Administration’s war on terror.

On a lighter note… check out this link to these bizarre little sculptures.

From their website…

“The caganer is a very loved and respected figure on the typical Catalan nativity scene. It is not a joke, but totally the opposite, it is a tribute to the person, trade, or activity it represents.

After a very accurate design of the character, we make the plaster cast and we produce each figure one by one by hand, we allow them to dry, and we put them in the oven. After that we paint them again one by one by hand.

For some years up until today this figure has became a singular symbol and cult for many collectors.

In this new season we will go on working with the caganer by representing public life people such as politicians, artists, football players, etc.”


Angela Merkel (the German head of state)

There’s plenty more if you’re interested (http://www.caganer.com) and a Wiki for them.

Lastly…. if anyone is feeling flush I’d love one of these in Large. Check this out over at Urban Velo.


Published by: wunnspeed

What does one say here. Hmmm. First, I'm a "trailing spouse". Kera, my wife, works hard and keeps us afloat. I work... not nearly as hard and contribute enough to let us have fun. Oh, I also make bags for bikepacking under the name of SpoK Werks http://www.spokwerks.com I'm an English Teacher (English as a Second Language) here in Germany. It's an amazingly rewarding thing to do. I'd never have believed it until I'd tried it. I also make bikepacking bags under the name SpoK Bags. Just search for us in Flickr. We're adventure nuts (i.e. cycling, travel, life, friends, etc.). We attempt to live each day as fully as we can manage.

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