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When Zoolander came out in 2001, one of the core jokes in the film was the big-time designer putting together a fashion line called “Derelicte” based on the rags and garbage worn by street urchins in The Big City. It seemed obviously absurd, and we laughed. In 2012 Macklemore released his song Thrift Shop and we agreed that paying $50 […]

Hipsterism & Embracing Delapidation


It was great to get out on the lake at least once this season. I don’t begrudge my absence from the weekend schools, the mid-week sessions, and the sold-out Ice Dice events. But I do notice it. Of course the fact that V and I have taken on the worlds biggest and best project (creating a universe incarnate) has influenced […]

I do and I don’t



This is what the Lexus lept over. I picked it up back in August. I was under it in September to change fluids in three places. By end of October I had painted the wheels and mounted studded winters. November was quiet (distracted by unfounded belief that my son would arrive in November…) but early December provided enough free time […]

Debutante Ball


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The contemporary popular sci-fi motion picture “Arrival” incorporates the interesting concept that language can determine the perception of reality. The main character learns the non-linear alien language, and *spoiler alert* literally learns how to perceive the time space continuum in a non-linear way. V and I have recenly experienced the same phenomenon. The contrast of our new vehicle compared to […]

Mr. Leapfrog or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and ...



When Q and R counted up their past cars and found they had owned 31 and 43 respective projects, it made me realize how inactive my car life is by comparison. 2 BC6s, The Trackick , and now the GDA again are the only official entries to my name. I hold no delusions of catching up with the pace, but […]

Documentation


I am slow to get things done. Things happen pretty fast in my mind – but am much slower getting them on paper, let alone tangible incarnations. The WRX has been sitting since May, and nice weather isn’t the real reason. I am reluctant to make a second attempt at a JDM motor, because this time around the turbo & […]

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