Eccentric Stomp

Monday, April 07, 2014


Monday morning, start of the work week blues by Albert Nicholas.

Close encounter with a meteor

Friday, April 04, 2014


Anders Helstrup, a Norwegian skydiver, had a couple of GoPro cameras mounted on his helmet when he did a jump. When he reviewed his video (seen above) he saw something zoom past him as he fell. Slowed down, and studied by a geologist, it appears he caught a meteor whizzing past him at 300ph.

You can read about it in the Universe Today article Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film (via Slashdot).

I wonder how many meteors have almost bonked me and I just haven't been playing close enough attention?
 

Accordion Boogie

Monday, March 31, 2014


Monday morning, start of the work week blues by the Mojo Blues Band.
 

Vintage quakery

Sunday, March 30, 2014
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These days for our quakery we have spiritual crystals, aroma therapy and the like -- in the old days I think they were rather more creative. Certainly more entertaining as these old patent medicine ads, and the ones after the jump, demonstrate.


Whatever Lola Wants

Friday, March 28, 2014


Get ready for a possessive weekend with The Gotan Project and Sarah Vaughan. 
 

Superman finds a GoPro

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Gee... I wouldn't want anybody to think I'm slacking off in my blogging, so here is one of my beloved GoPro point-of-view videos. Enjoy.
 

From KSC to LAX and beyond

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Scott Andrews shot a large number of photographs of the space shuttle Endeavor's last trip from Florida to its resting place in a Los Angeles museum. Odd to see it on a city street. You can read more about the move at Space Shuttle Endeavour Exclusive: A Timelapse of the Final Ride