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Sometimes it hits the fan

Sometimes shit hits the fan. Other times it’s you.

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strangeness + randomness surf + skate + snow

NS Surfing etiquette ends in court

Ha — wonder how many times this has happened before ?! Surely a couple in the “Sue-Happy-USA”? Surfing etiquette’s up in court after a drop-in priority collision.

Also — from what I’ve heard about some of the NS breaks — I wouldn’t call these rules “courtesy” as doing this at many of those breaks will end with you having 4 flat tires quick.

(Here’s some rules about the etiquette and the video above isn’t NS)

“When two surfers collided off Nova Scotia last year, it set off a lawsuit that turned a small claims court into a class on surfing etiquette.

And this week, it became a $839.68 lesson for one of them.

Donald Crowe and Jeffrey Adams ran in to each other while surfing along the Eastern Shore, near Halifax. The two were on good terms, but Crowe was less than impressed when Adams told him to “suck it” and refused to pay for his damaged surfboard, according to a court document released Thursday.

Instead of fighting — the way Crowe said disputes are normally settled — he decided to sue. He demanded $750 US for a replacement board, claiming Adams broke an unwritten rule in surfing circles by paddling into the breaking point of the wave while he was riding it.

Adams argued that that rule was simply a courtesy. He said Crowe could have got out of the way but didn’t, and took a risk anyway by participating in a dangerous sport.

Crowe, who goes by the name Buck when surfing, called himself an “expert experienced” surfer. He said he even gave Adams helpful tips over the years.

Several witnesses were called to testify about surfing rules during the one-day hearing in November. They said that Adams, the less experienced surfer, should not have paddled into the breaking part of a two-metre wave when Crowe was in it.

The small claims court adjudicator, David Parker, agreed that the rules of surfing etiquette aren’t binding in law, but he concluded that Adams failed to act properly.

“If he had done or taken other action this may have been avoided,” Parker wrote.

He ordered Adams to pay $750 Cdn to replace Crowe’s board, along with $89.68 in court costs.”

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/01/22/ns-surfing-sue.html?ref=rss

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Map of the Future


We will be here – Map of the Future –
I’m a sucker for stuff like this..

“The Italian magazine WIRED asked us to draw a map based on the scenarios developed by the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto to help the reader in the net of ideas and hypothesis built by 7000 influencers from all over the world.”

Just great. View large

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October 1st is World Vegetarian Day

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Happy no-meat day (“I’ll go celebrate by eating a large steak stuffed up a chickens butt then slow roasted in bacon fat” — har har — that joke was for @warrenwilansky). I’m a vegetarian (20 years in) and I find this a bit obnoxious — but I still support it.

To celebrate go make this dish from Mark Bitten (NYT’s) who’s an advocate of eating less meat and eating smarter …

Roasted Vegetables, Thai Style
http://bitten.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/featured-recipe-roasted-vegetables-thai-style/

http://www.worldvegetarianday.org

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Hey I’m gonna let you finish…

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Epic internet meme has started. How one stupid thing can spawn a ton of great jokes always fascinates me. Follow @LetYouFinish on Twitter.

The one I got couldn’t have been more perfect — but so many others are even funnier.

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strangeness + randomness surf + skate + snow thinking + zen

Mama C’est Fini!

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“Mama C’est Fini !” written in seaweed on Higgins’s Beach, ME.

Strange.

See it live here ’til the tide washes it away.

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family + friends montreal + canada + the world plank + work strangeness + randomness

Nancy and Jen with FatalRider


Nancy and Jen
Monster truck parked behind Plank this week was awesome.

Couple more shots here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevey/tags/monstertruck/

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Think you know how to do tricks on your fixie?

Let these 2 girls show you that you don’t know jack.

http://quietube.com/v.php/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM

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Alex Marco “The Bike” (Scopitone)

For all my bike loving friends…

Alex Marco “The Bike” (Scopitone) rocks.

http://scopitones.com/

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design + art + typography montreal + canada + the world strangeness + randomness thinking + zen

Sun goes down at the end of De Brebeuf


Plateau nuke
Beautiful sunset last night to cap off a great weekend.

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montreal + canada + the world strangeness + randomness thinking + zen

Rains in Costa Rica

Rains in Costa Rica from stevey on Vimeo.

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design + art + typography montreal + canada + the world strangeness + randomness

Mt Doom

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Real world special effects.

“[Images: Airborne electricity grabs hold of a volcanic plume – in this case, Chile’s Chaiten volcano, which began erupting last week “for the first time in some 9,000 years.” Photos by Carlos Gutierrez for UPI].”

More at bldgblog.blogspot.com | National Geographic

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Make a guest appearance on WBB

WWB

My interpretation of the “Party Animal”.

http://wonderfulbeyondbelief.com/#1

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How VW became the world’s largest company

Crazy story came out today…

This afternoon in Europe, due to some information revealed by Porsche about how much of VW it actually owned (74% instead of 35%), it’s shares hyper-inflated to become the world’s largest company measured through market-cap. The world’s largest company currently is ExxonMobil.

“Volkswagen briefly became the world’s largest company by market capitalisation on Tuesday as panic-buying by hedge funds desperate to cover losses caused its value to shoot up by up to €150bn.”

Even by end of day; VW is now worth more than …

“$254bn, … bigger than that of Wal-Mart, Microsoft and General Electric – the second, third and fourth-largest companies in the US.”

Them darn ‘markets be mighty screwy these days.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/05bbd234-a4d2-11dd-b4f5-000077b07658.html

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Rubik enough to make you blind


Menger and Rubik in Disco Valley, blind drunk
This just hurts my head — but I can’t stop looking.