Friday, May 29, 2009

I'll give you one guess

Much like The game You Can Play at Home I'll give you one guess as to which one of these drills actually worked.

And it only sparked a little.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mass BIA show

Just to prove that I am not a complete shut in, here's a few pics from this past weekend's BIA (British Iron Association) show out in Oxford, MA.

You know, I shouldn't really ever try to photograph's always the same picture, just a different bike.

And....oh yeah, I realize not all of these bikes are British.

Cain & Cap'n Cornhole

I was just gonna mail this to you guys and let the chips fall where they may but decided to post it here instead.
I don't know why really.
I mean, it's not exactly out of consideration for anyone else who may be interested.
In fact, if anyone else is, I don't wanna know about it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


This past weekend there was some kind of.....Kulture(?) show out at Ralph's Diner and like the Prodigy show, I didn't plan on going.
Unlike the Prodigy show however, I didn't & after seeing some people's pictures, I'm perfectly OK with my decision.

From what I've found (and I won't post the pictures here, but I'm sure you can find them with minimal inter tube sleuthing) I didn't miss anything.

In fact, it looks like the show went something like this:

Black & red, black & red, black & red, wrong wheels.
Black & red, black & red, black & red, street rod.
Black & red, black & red, black & red, wrong tires.
Black & red, black & red, black & red, crummy paint.
Black & red, black & red, black & red, wrong wheel & tire sizes.
Should I continue?
Black & red, black & red, black & red, 4 door family sedan.
Black & red, black & red, black & red, ridiculous cartoony "Rat rod".
Black & red, black & red, black & red, muscle car.
Black & red, black & red, black & red, 4 door family sedan with....flames?
Black & red, black & red, black & red, shit box.

Now, what culture (Sorry, Kulture) is this 100% of?
From where I sit, it's a bunch of people "Phoning it in" on a look...and again, I blame the magazines.

Yes, I'm jaded & sure, I may be a bit bitter...but if I were a little kid & this was my exposure to hot rods & old cars, I'd turn to stamp collecting.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I trust by now

That you've all seen this was even on the network morning shows.

The biggest mystery of my life is bound to be....

how I wound up seeing Prodigy last night.
VIP section at the House of Blues no less.

Also, from the It Would Only Happen to Me Department, if meant turning down free Red Sox tickets......
I guess they play a sport or something.....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Boston's finest

Jerry was kind enough to alert me to this this's made my day already.
Remind me to tell him how young he used to be.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'm all messed up for the dance

Three American Dollars if you can tell me who I'm quoting there.
Anyhow, all this work (Yeah, "All this work" Cain goes and rebuilds his whole bike in the time it takes me to adjust valves and do some cleaning..I'm such a loser) and it looks no different than last year.
And I know both of you were wondering what I was gonna do about the bars.
Well....I got a set that I think is gonna work out just fine, I just need more brake cable.
I also need a job (again) so the brake cable might have to wait.

Oh...and while cleaning I figured I'd try this other tank on just for kicks.
I kinda like it.....this may be the last summer for this bike in this configuration.
I've always had a thing for early sixties style show bikes.
I may start by re-upholstering the garage in angel hair.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm sitting here

So, I'm sitting here trying to figure out what to fill this space with for the evening when the phone rings.
The person on the other end (Who will remain nameless for his own protection) says, "Here, listen to this!" and immediately puts the phone to the radio.
My first thought was, "Why would someone be "fixing" their dog at this hour?" when I realized that, no, this was in fact, some loose interpretation of "singing."
As I stood listening I started to get that feeling.
You know, that feeling.
I was light headed.
My face felt weird, my mouth was watering...."Oh crap!" I thought, "This is Journey....I'm gonna puke!"
Without saying a word I dropped the phone & ran for the aural version of Pepto Bismol:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Nothing says "Nashville"

quite like antiques and pink Elephants.

I took a little day trip when I was in Nashville to Cyclemo's (Yes, there will be pictures)but got distracted by a highway sign that said something like, "Thomas Drug Store Historic Site Next Exit."
Of course, being a Sunday the place was closed:

However, this did lead to a little back road exploration which yielded some pretty cool buildings.....if you are in to that sort of thing.

And of course, no trip is complete without a....White Power Indian?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fun with machines

I should get my head examined.
However, I should be fully operational in less than 24 hours.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

These were labeled 2005

This was in they are 3 1/2 years old at this point?
The hell?
Anyhow, here's some more random pictures from a few years ago.
Once again, I'm leaving the captions up to you.....

Someone's bound to recognize this one:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Excuse my language

but what the HELL is with people this week?!?!

Shit's fucked up.