Me: Do you have any gold in your body?
You: No….?
Me: Then you’re worthless to me!

The Summertime Oath

I vow to never waste a moment this summer. 

I vow to run, jump, and/or play at least once every day.

I vow to swim in lakes, oceans, or other natural bodies of water.

I vow to not be afraid of heights, the dark, dirt, bullies, or tomorrow.

I vow to pick up bugs, frogs and/or snakes, and only kill them if they’re really asking for it.

I vow to go fishing at least once, and use live bait.

I vow to climb trees.

I vow to ride my bike. 

I vow to use waterballoons for both good and evil.

I vow to get a suntan/sunburn.

I vow to get scraped, bruised, and/or broken.

I vow to set marshmallows on fire.

I vow to tease my sister and her friends. 

I vow to teach my younger sibling(s) something. 

I vow to play catch.

I vow to play sports.

I vow to go to a baseball game.

I vow to stand up for my friends.

I vow to wear my mind on my sleeve. 

I vow to catch lightning bugs.

I vow to get excited over something.

I vow to do at least one ”over the top” thing this summer.

I vow to break or ruin something.

I vow to fix or make something with my hands.  

I vow to eat/drink something I probably shouldn’t.

I vow to steal cookies and drink from the carton.

I vow to eat icecream for breakfast at least once.

I vow to perfect the hotdog with my own combination of condiments.

I vow to go to bed early and wake up an hour early at least once. 

I vow to exercise a little bit. 

I vow to listen to fast, reckless music.

I vow to learn the lyrics to a song in a language I don’t know.

I vow to be, at the very least, a “fun” dance partner. 

I vow to be in pictures. 

I vow to wear cool sunglasses.

I vow to skip rocks, fly kites, and/or watch clouds.

I vow to draw a picture for someone.

I vow to win a stuffed animal.

I vow to wash a car.

I vow to learn how to do something cool.

I vow to get calluses on my hands and feet.

I vow to watch as little TV as possible. 

I vow to watch a movie outside with a projector.

I vow to watch fireworks other than on the 4th of July. 

I vow to earn some cash and have fun doing it. 

I vow to care less about money and more about good times.

I vow to tell amazing stories of summers gone by. 

I vow to damn fatigue and play anyway. 

I vow to never waste a moment this summer.

Who’s with me?

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"Showbiz is a nice non-reality wherein somebody can be. Hip, when they’re not really hip, and nobody even knows. When I go home I’m just another idiot, but I go out there and I’m cool."
- Steve Dahl, 1981

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Hey guys: remember that time we all went to Jupiter to get more stupider?

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“The first two years was just this fun thing we were  doing in our spare time. It was no different to us than making some weird zine at Kinkos or recording a crappy album on a 4-track. But for the first time ever, more than our friends were looking at it. Because it was on the Internet, we could gauge ‘Oh, people are watching this and they seem to like it, so maybe we’ll keep doing it.”

- Homestar Runner creator Matt Chapman on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show

We also discuss where the show came from, what happened to it, and why it’s finally coming back. What could be better? Listen on iTunes or JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com

Is there anything creepier than people enjoying a line dance?

"As long as I can buy a taco whenever I want to buy a taco, then I’m rich enough."
- One of my dad’s former co-workers
"Work on one thing at a time. Don’t get carried away - we have plenty of time."
- Bob Ross (via zenofbobross)

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Stone Fields, Generative Sculpture by Giuseppe Randazzo

This project has started from a search for a 3d-objects optimal packing algorithm over a surface, but evolved in something rather different. I love the work by Richard Long, from which this project takes its cue. The way he fills lonely landscapes with arcaic stones patterns and its eroic artistic practice, in his monumental vision, is in strong contrast with this computational approach that – ironically – allows virtual stones creation and sorting in a non phisical, mental way, a ‘lazy’ version, so to speak. The virtual stones created from several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorythm. A mix of attractors and scalar fields (some with Perlin noise) drives the density and size of the stones. The code is a C++ console application that outputs a OBJ 3d file.

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Frijid Pink - God gave me you

1964 — 1974 is arguably my favorite era of music history. Of course the great acts of the time are still played (and overplayed) on the radio today, but the expansion of ideas in ALL genres were unparalleled by any other 10 year span. The traditional structure of songs were being challenged, extended solos were being taken, lyrics struggled with important issues — political and not — and instrumentation was being considered in the studio per song, rather than per artist.

But what I think makes this decade stand out to me is the idea that anyone could get picked up by a label and make music. Bands like Frigid Pink, Hot Tuna, Canned Heat, NBRQ, and The Flying Burrito Brothers weren’t your power-players of the time, but they were making quality music and being supported by the industry.

Frijid Pink has a general sound like Jimi Hendrix or Creme, but “God Gave Me You” is more comparable to one of Pete Hamm’s iconic Bad Finger ballads.

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