A Congregation of Wind, Water and Waves

Taken on a windy and rainy late morning, overlooking the bay at Andrew Molera State Park. Possibly my favourite day in Big Sur, such was the dreary beauty of a storm raging to shore…but I reserve the right to change that claim when I remember 10 other unforgettable sights as I go through my archives of photos and video taken during the 4 year getaway.

Song: Waterboys – This Is the Sea.

What If…David Attenborough and Aphex Twin Collaborated?

Imagine David Attenborough, Chris Cunningham and Aphex Twin collaborating all together on a nature documentary and you’ll get an idea of the aural-visual madness Kim Holm‘s video for Matta’s Release The Freq unleashes upon the senses. Initially didn’t care for the music, a discordant visual disconnect with the bucolic setting and subject…but then it becomes slowly obvious the song is pitch perfect in every way. More please.

Via iso50.

The Thomas Beale Cipher: An Animated Tale of Cryptography and Loose Change

The Thomas Beale Cipher, a short film by Andrew Allen.

“The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters’ secrets. Eight are fairly easy and require only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult and will require a genius mind to decrypt.”

The Smallest Hamburger I’ve Ever Eaten

A bite size confection from the Reform School bake sale this morning. Sugar cookie “buns”, chocolate mint “patty”, frosting for lettuce and even a dollop of jelly for the ketchup. Because all Saturdays should be this tasty.

The Most Beautiful Thing You’ll See Today…Maybe Even Tomorrow

Two peregrine falcons filmed hunting starlings over the skies of Hoograven, Utrecht, Holland. Recommend watching this with headphones on for full effect. Hold your breath, lest you lose it. (Damn you EMI! Worth the extra mouse click)

Improving a Recipe: Where Paula Deen Rides My Sausage

Back in 2008, under the beguiling allure of cured swine and with a little too much time on my hands while Emily was away, I found myself tip-toeing along the outskirts of sanity, delving into the culinary equivalent of Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” (it’s advisable never to eat a dish whose calorie count that shares the numerical equivalent of your 4 digit birth year). The Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs in Maple Bar Donut Buns was a fabulous one time folly of “fuck you, common sense and calories” and was even showcased over at Bacon Today, a blog dedicated to the “Daily News on the World of Sweet, Sweet Bacon”. By the way, I ate both, one immediately after the other (yet, I find myself amongst the living)…”The horror! The horror!”

Lo and behold, looks like someone decided to up the ante, improving both upon my recipe and photo. Discovered Paula’s ebullient form topping my creation this evening while perusing through my Tumblr feed over at the Paula Deen Riding Things Tumblr. Amusingly enough, I recognized our Sawtelle Ave. 99 cents store dinner plates even before noticing the hot dogs (similar to the way I notice furnishings and decorative items first while glancing through vintage girlie mags).

I feel like my life is now complete. Thank you, Internets.

Living. Loving. Lost.

Pandit’s “Pack Your Bags”

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