fueled by coffee
Gapers' Block
GB a/c
GB drive-thru
GB transmission
my flickr
my twitter
Out of 5
project: wall

Sites of Interest

Chicago Craft Mafia
Design It Yourself
DIY Trunk Show


Shop Le Weekend
Sugar & Spice

Art for Sale


Listening to

Eleni Mandell
PJ Harvey
Camera Obscura
Neko Case
The Coctails
The Raveonettes

web comics i'm reading

Girls With Slingshots
Questinable Content
Dumbing Of Age

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?


09/2003   10/2003   11/2003   12/2003   01/2004   02/2004   03/2004   04/2004   05/2004   06/2004   07/2004   08/2004   09/2004   10/2004   11/2004   12/2004   01/2005   02/2005   03/2005   04/2005   05/2005   06/2005   07/2005   08/2005   09/2005   10/2005   11/2005   12/2005   01/2006   02/2006   03/2006   04/2006   05/2006   07/2006   08/2006   10/2006   12/2006   02/2007   03/2007   07/2007   09/2007   10/2007   12/2007   02/2008   03/2008   09/2008   11/2008   02/2009   03/2009   05/2009   09/2009   11/2009   03/2010   04/2010   06/2010   08/2010   11/2010   04/2011   06/2011   08/2011   11/2011   05/2012   11/2012   03/2014   06/2014   03/2022  


Sunday, February 26, 2006


Don Knotts

Don Knotts, originally uploaded by boxspring.

Do Knotts died the other day. I remember watching "The Incredible Mister Limpet" on Saturday or Sunday mornings on WGN when I was a kid. If I remember correctly, the first movie I ever saw was "The Apple Dumpling Gang."

I'm sad.

I think I'm going to sit and watch those films, including "The Ghost and Mister Chicken" and "The Reluctant Astronaut."

Friday, February 17, 2006


Christian Trivia

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Christian Scheuer!

  1. Influenza got its name because people believed the disease was caused by the evil "influence" of Christian Scheuer.
  2. The first toy product ever advertised on television was Mr Christian Scheuer Head.
  3. More people are killed by Christian Scheuer each year than die in aeroplane accidents!
  4. South Australia was the first place to allow Christian Scheuer to stand for parliament.
  5. Christian Scheuer is incapable of sleep!
  6. The number one cause of blindness in the United States is Christian Scheuer.
  7. Every day in the UK, four people die putting Christian Scheuer on!
  8. It is impossible to fold Christian Scheuer more than seven times.
  9. Some hotels in Las Vegas have Christian Scheuer floating in their swimming pools!
  10. Christian Scheuer cannot be detected by infrared cameras.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Friday, February 03, 2006


pinewood derby car

For some unknown reason I've decided to make my own pinewood derby car. I have no clue why, maybe some sort of yearning for a childhood memory, or just because I'm bored, who knows. I haven't made on since I was a Cub Scout, and at the time my dad did most of the cutting of wood, I did all the sanding and most of the painting. The derby car we made was modeled after an Indy car from the seventies. My brother had one that was modeled after a twenties Indy racer, neither went down the track all that well, most likely due to a center of gravity problem, but we both got props for the design and execution.

Anyway, the point of this would be that I'm making a new one, something a bit different than the Indy racer of my Cub Scout days. This car looks more like a salt lakes streamliner, or something like that.

I've been thinking about alternative vehicles lately, how they are designed, and started thinking about a photo of a tether car my grandfather had. It was a streamliner car that had a teardrop shape to it with the rear wheels narrower than the front. In my reading about fuel efficient cars, something had popped out at me, the narrower the rear, the less drag and better cornering. Something my grandfather understood in the thirties or forties when the photo was taken, it was modern for the time.

Now I'm modeling this new pinewood derby car after this type of car, but with out the narrow rear wheel base, since you can't have it go down a track with the tire so close together, but the teardrop shape is there. I guess I just like the shape of the car, since cornering on a straight downhill track doesn't exist. Maybe that will be something for another day, a true manned gravity racer. I'll take some photos of the derby car and try to find the photo of my grandfather's tether car sometime soon, as well as my Indy racer from the Cub Scout days.

Then I think I'll get back to painting.