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October 1st is World Vegetarian Day


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

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Kind Lines benefit starts tomorrow


Amazing art for a great cause.

“Kind Lines is an art show and auction to benefit Surfaid International. The event, to take place in September of 2009 in NYC, was created by Rick Malwitz, of the Brooklyn-based Malwitz Custom Surfboards. Malwitz wanted to raise money for Surfaid in a creative, fun way that would celebrate surf culture and art. When he started asking artists within the surf community if they would be interested in donating a painting for the event, the response was overwhelming. In the end, 24 artists were selected to participate. Malwitz hand-shaped and bamboo glassed canvases, each resembling a cross-section of a surfboard, and distributed these to the participants. The rules were simple: any medium, any style, any surf-related theme. In September, these 24 original works of art will be featured at gallery in NYC, and an online auction will follow. The auction will be open to anyone, and is a great way to collect original art from some of the most brilliant surf artists. 100% of the proceeds go to Surfaid. Thanks to the sponsorship by Greenlight Surf Supply, Surf Source, and Swaylocks.”

Online Auction is between September 26 – October 4th , 2009

All the details/artwork here | Put together by Mr. Rick Malwitz

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“Gary” – Short Animation

Love the style, colours, movement, and story.

“Directed by Clément Soulmagnon, Yann Benedi, Sébastien Eballard & Quentin Chaillet”

View on Vimeo

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Hey I’m gonna let you finish…


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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iPhone tops all cameras on flickr


Crazy when you think about it — right now it’s neck and neck with the far superior Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. View large version of graph above.

Apple didn’t just win the Smart phone wars — they won the Point and Shoot wars (at least on flickr). | More on Mashable

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Cell phone barrel — can you hear me now?

Look Mom! I’m filming myself surfing, with a camera phone… from jarrod Tallman on Vimeo.

“Sterling Spencer was chatting on his waterproof cell phone while sitting on his board and waiting for waves in Mexico, when a set came in. He had the phone in his hand, so he went ahead and filmed himself on the wave.”

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Korduroy/Patagonia Alaia Shaping Tutorial

Korduroy/Patagonia Alaia Shaping Tutorial from Cyrus Sutton on Vimeo.

Fun stuff coming out of California as always — plus I’m really looking forward to what has to offer when it launches in the coming weeks.

The “Makers/DIY” culture has always drawn me in — I was fantasizing about our next house/apt having a dedicated “shop” area of some kind — a tinkering spot to break stuff and put it back together, etc.

“In a petroleum-addicted, pre-packaged culture a fire has been sparked that will transform surfing forever. From his Australian country shed, Tom Wegener has opened the door to surfing’s future by reintroducing the Alaia, an ancient wooden surf craft devoid of fins, foam or rocker. Welcome to a new age where a single surfer with simple tools and natural materials can push the limits of modern surfing.

Join Patagonia Cardiff, and Jon Wegener this Saturday, August 8th for an alaia shaping tutorial. Also check out Thalia St. Surf Shop Friday, August 14th for the website launch party. Both events are free and feature sneak screenings and limited, home-made dvd/books of “Tom’s Creation Plantation.”

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Korduroy.TV Preview from Cyrus Sutton on Vimeo.

Nice looking site/video.

“From ocean swells to mountains and to their valleys, we live in a gravitational playground of free fun. Forget plastic packaged, shrink wrapped satisfaction, happiness is making your own crap…”

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WordCamp Montreal 2009

Attending WordCamp Montreal 2000. Follow along on Twitter at #wcmtl

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RVCA’s “You Scratched My Anchor”

You Scratched My Anchor – Trailer from RVCA on Vimeo.

Nice looking trailer for their new flick — from the folks at RVCA.

“The trailer for the film You Scratched My Anchor. Featuring – Alex Knost, Ratboy, Scotty Stopnik, Kassia Meador, Jared Mell, Tyler Warren, James Reed, Brian Bent, Jai Lee and Mitch Abshere.”

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HI SHREDABILITY – North from New York

HI SHREDABILITY — North from New York (part 1 of 14).

This excellent series gets an upgrade — better looking video, longer shows, higher production value. Let’s hope they find some swell in EP 2!

“Brad Gerlach and Chris Christensen take their bikes up the craggy New England coast on a hunt for surf and partake in the Northeastern tradition of making a crackhead rap for the camera.”

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Custom Star

Custom_Star_ GALLERY

I’m no fixie fanatic — but these are beautiful. Supreme attention to detail straight outta Japan. (link corrected)

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Life sized Blue Whale


How big is a Blue Whale? Now you know. Great banner ad to draw attention to this animal’s plight.

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Endless banter


Endless banter presented in a nice format. What’s not to love. My most used words on Twitter.

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Wilson hanging with the boys

Wilson chilling with us during our Tiger Distro Web meeting — “Lemme tell you something about the tweeter-net man.”