I've been wearing these Fivefinger Vibram KSO's since August 2010 and not a day goes by when I don't get some comments or questions about them when I go out. I'll share some of the things they ask and what I tell them! You would probably ask one of these questions as well, haha. :) Woah! Those are shoes? Yes, they are shoes. If you like being barefoot, these are awesome. They help retain the barefoot-feel very well because the bottom is thin enough so I could feel the surface but it's … [Read more...] about Why Wear Vibrams?
Archives for February 2011
In Los Angeles, on Friday, Feb 25, 2011, we experienced some heavy rain. On Saturday, we were experiencing the tail-end of the storm that was extremely frigid and turbulent. We had very cold and gusty winds in most places. This was the day snow fell in many parts of LA as well! I was in the SFV and captured these shots during Saturdays sunset on the 405. Two of the photos were from a bridge that connects the 405 and 118 freeways. This bridge is dramatically elevated (to clear … [Read more...] about Panoramas of a Frigid Storm
Photos by Antranik My brother Armand started with just the frame of a 1981 Univega Specialissima. This frame was one of the best touring road-bike frames and is still sought after greatly to this day. If you would like to contact Armand with questions, his e-mail address is [email protected] Click any of the pictures to view them in full. http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3889/img6368p.jpg … [Read more...] about Restored: 1981 Univega Specialissima
First things first. I love efficiency. I am a fan of efficiency. I think in terms of efficiency often. When it comes to cars, I like lightweight cars. I like small cars. I like cars that are engineered to handle really well. For these reasons alone, I love old cars, as they used to weigh a lot less. And I love old European cars to be specific, as they both handle well and are light weight. When the MINI Cooper came out in 2003, it impressed me because there was finally a car on the … [Read more...] about I Love Efficiency
Lots of funny social observations happening at Santa Monica College this week! I'll share one... I wanted to add a Biology class that was supposed to start at 12:45pm. I found the door to it around 12:30. There were a couple people just hanging out right in front of the door, as if the door was locked and they were waiting for the professor to come open the door. I was a bit early and decided to go a bit further away, so I could be in the open air and under the beautiful, light … [Read more...] about Sheep-like behavior at school
It moved me ever so gently... Click on it to see it in its full power... … [Read more...] about The Power of a Picture
Take a good look at the length of these swimsuits. WHY are they so long? They might as well be wearing PANTS for christ sakes. What is wrong with everybody wearing these extremely long shorts? What is it? People don't feel comfortable? Is everyone embarrassed because they have thighs? Is it because everyone is really fat? (Maybe that's it, fat thighs.) I guess they're great if they also have pockets with zippers... then at least you could hold stuff... but then again, if that … [Read more...] about Rant: Boardshorts
This video is unlike any other. Just watch closely. :) This front caused a panic in the Hietaniemi beach, a very popular beach in Helsinki, Finland on Aug 8, 2010 … [Read more...] about Video: A day at the beach turns a bit scary!
Lets get something straight. Car engines DON'T benefit at all from being warmed up before driving. You're actually hurting your engine and polluting the environment the most by letting your cold engine idle. The best thing to do is to turn the engine on, wait about 10-30 seconds (put your seat belt and music on) and start driving it lightly. That way you are warming up the engine to it's optimal temperature as fast as possible. You see guys, the car engine is just a MACHINE and this … [Read more...] about The Myth of Warming Up Your Car
Today's funny image is brought to you by Married to the sea. They are sometimes, the best. … [Read more...] about February 10, 2011