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    • September 14, 2013 1:11 PM CDT
    • It's just like any artistic effect, if used sparingly/intentionally, it can be awesome...but if it's just used haphazardly every time you take a picture of your gluten-free no-fat quinoa salad.... then it's a drag.

    • September 1, 2013 1:57 PM CDT
    • What about....: HD Pro Camera

    • August 21, 2013 3:06 PM CDT
    • It feels kinda phony and pretentious but I'm guilty as charged. Maybe I will hate it when "vintage + photos" simulates the 90s. 

       

      This sort of happens everywhere though. New clothes that are made to look distressed. Lo-fi music. Designs that are supposed to be retro. 

       

      THANKS OBAMA. 

    • August 21, 2013 9:32 AM CDT
    • Is there an app for making your digital photos look like they were taken in the future? If so, I want it.

       

      I don't know about anyone else, but I'm kinda getting bored with this recent craze of making your photos look like they were taken in 1974.

    • September 9, 2013 4:46 PM CDT
    • Anyone who likes garage and comics should check out the Rockin' Bones series.

      http://www.comicvine.com/rockin-bones/4050-61711/


      It's like an unofficial Cramps comic.

    • September 4, 2013 6:15 AM CDT
    • Just to keep this thread going, what do any of you think about the current state of comic book adaptations on the horizon? Do you think Marvel is doing a good job with their Avengers template? And how about how things are going with DC? It seems the heat is on them to try and compete with Marvel in what seems to be the laying the foundation for a "Justice League" project.

    • September 7, 2013 10:31 AM CDT
    • Jim Jarmusch gotta be up there as well. Coffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog and my film of all time, Night On Earth. He stays the right side of mainstream. No way will Hollywood ever make anything as good as the independants, art house etc.... They do try hard tho'.

    • August 28, 2013 1:38 AM CDT
    • Are we all too cool to add the Coen Brothers to this list? 

    • September 3, 2013 3:28 PM CDT
    • Comic by Brian Walsby:

       

    • August 30, 2013 8:00 PM CDT
    • MARDY PUNE said:

      We introduced student loans in the late 90's. Now all our young Dr's, engineers, dentist's, teachers etc move overseas to get jobs and to either hide from repayments or to try to afford the repayments. It's costing our country billions now, it got so bad they had to stop interest been added to the loans so people would pay them off. I'd happily pay higher tax for someone’s kids to be able to go to school or get quality healthcare.

       

      Oh, and the other great thing our government is doing now; building prisons and cutting welfare, best way to deal with poor people is to make them criminals...

      It's so fucked. The whole college system in the states is ruined. I have friends getting seriously ripped off as adjunct professors. Intelligent hard working people with advanced degrees and mountains of debt that can't get benefits or a full time wage, for universities that make millions off sports and inflated tuition. 

       

      http://www.patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/2013/08/adjunct-exploitation-an-infographic/

    • August 30, 2013 6:18 PM CDT
    • We introduced student loans in the late 90's. Now all our young Dr's, engineers, dentist's, teachers etc move overseas to get jobs and to either hide from repayments or to try to afford the repayments. It's costing our country billions now, it got so bad they had to stop interest been added to the loans so people would pay them off. I'd happily pay higher tax for someone’s kids to be able to go to school or get quality healthcare.

       

      Oh, and the other great thing our government is doing now; building prisons and cutting welfare, best way to deal with poor people is to make them criminals...

    • August 22, 2013 12:26 PM CDT
    • Jane Dear said:

      What? There are countries where people don't have student loan debt figure higher than they will ever make in one salary year?

      Must be a buncha commies.

    • August 22, 2013 12:06 PM CDT
    • What? There are countries where people don't have student loan debt figure higher than they will ever make in one salary year?

    • August 24, 2013 5:16 PM CDT
    • Any of you interested in the British Public Information Films of the 1960's-80's? They were really camp, yet chilling at the same time. Sometimes they were humourous, other times they were hard hitting, other times both at the same time. These are a real document of British society at its most patronised and patronising, but they capture what Britain really feared at the time. Whether it is stranger danger or being nuked,  That's what made them worthy of parody.

       

      Even Jimmy Savile appeared in a few, but he should have been the subject of one. If he sued for libel, the COI and the contractor could have pleaded justification. I bet Patrick Allen could have narrated and found the subject matter too creepy.

       

    • August 24, 2013 4:41 PM CDT
    • I'm quite a fan of Charlie Brooker myself, especially "Nathan Barley" and "Black Mirror".

    • August 24, 2013 4:29 PM CDT
    • Andy Climax said:

      two very very dark television series to come outta Britain recently have been the sublime 'League of Gentlemen' and even darker 'Jam'. If you haven't taken'em in yet. WHY??? If you're fans of the macabre and the surreal, these will be right up yer dark alleys!

      just a wee taster. Chris Morris is as near genius as any producer across here in the last 50 years.

       

      I absolutely adore Chris Morris, especially the Brass Eye Paedophile Special. There was such an out cry about it in the tabloid press, who condemned it as "sick" when they published a photo of Charlotte Church's breasts when she was under the age of consent. As far as "Jam" goes, my favourite sketch was the doctor doing phone sex.  I'm glad "Four Lions" was mentioned, as it's funny as they come.

       

    • August 22, 2013 10:14 PM CDT
    • A sad follow-up post:

      That '73 Honda 600 sold for just $22,000 at auction in 2009. Sounds like a steal to me.

      http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=391338

    • August 22, 2013 10:05 PM CDT
    • Very cool. Here's a couple images I've saved of some of his old advertising:

       

      "Crazy Painters" business card, with their original address at 9001 Atlantic in Southgate.

       

      Vintage ad for "The Crazy Painters" with Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth and Bud 'The Baron' Crozier (before Tom Kelly joined them). The best part: "Personally autographed picture of the Crazy Painters with each order, on request".

       

      Skip Barrett's business card from Roth Studios, screen printed on thin sheets of Gelgo fiberglass, 1960s:

       

      And I came across an amazing photo gallery on Flickr last year from Coop (the hot rod artist) on his collection of vintage Roth water slide decals, as well as show cars, old Monster Catalogs and more. Definitely a must-see for any Rat Fink fiend.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/coop666/collections/72157624478848617/

       

    • August 22, 2013 10:45 AM CDT
    • OK, for some reason we can't seem to get that photo slideshow for his first car to work on here. So you'll have to go to this link to view it:

       

      http://www.boldride.com/ride/1973/honda-600-coupe-ed-roth

       

      But it's worth it! :)

    • August 21, 2013 9:23 PM CDT
    • I pretty much love everything about this crazy dude and all his wacked out cars, artwork, models, and pinstriping. But I had no idea the dude used to drive Hondas! This gives me hope as a driver of a bright red 1999 Honda CR-V myself (in fact, I'm considering a set of moon discs for the wheels right now). But I digress...

       

      First, I happened upon his '73 N600 Coupe, which he obviously used to promote his pinstriping/customization business and is now on display at the Galpin Auto Sports “Ed Roth” collection alongside the Orbitron and more in Southern California:

       

       

      Then, I came across a newer (first generation) Honda CVCC Civic that was listed on eBay several years back (I think it's a '76) and is on display in the same museum:

    • August 22, 2013 7:58 PM CDT
    • I like mine on the rocks.

       

      And yes, those cards are beautiful.

    • August 20, 2013 6:06 PM CDT
    • Oh, lazy me, should have looked further down. thanks!

    • August 20, 2013 4:52 PM CDT
    • Oh, man... they're selling it? Damn!

       

      Always loved the old Dodge A-100s.

       

      Oh, and car posts and other non-music stuff should go in The Lounge, way down at the bottom of the Forums list. Thanks!

    • August 20, 2013 4:29 PM CDT
    • My kid has been looking for a car and stumbled upon this on the Orange County, California Craigslist. So if you missed out on buying the Mummie's ambulance, here's your consolation prize.

      (Moderators, sorry if this is misplaced, but the Automotive Forum hasn't migrated over yet)

       

       

      http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/3942776365.html