Gustav Gustafsson

I think if ghosts took pictures, they’d probably end up looking like Gustav Gustafsson’s photos. Gustav is a Swedish photographer, though he was originally trained as a welder, and has no real photography training. He also likes collecting postcards, and playing bass in his band, Les Nipples.
What I particularly like is the dreamy quality to all of his photos, none of them looking quite real. I also like how they’re washed out, and the colors are muted, something that I usually don’t do when I take pictures. Very inspirational work.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 25, 2007 / By

The Super-Kamiokande

Holy shit. The image you see above is from the Super-Kamiokande, or Super-K for short, which is a neutrino observatory in Tokyo. The Super-K is located 1,000 meters underground the Mozumi Mine, and is made up of 50,000 tons of pure water (not present in the picture above), and 11,200 photomultiplier tubes. And honestly, that about all I can understand about it,

What I do understand, is how amazing it looks, so check out even more super hi-res pictures here!

Link via Pruned

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 25, 2007 / By

Vélib’ Public Bicycles

Photo by austinevan

France has hit the nail on the head with it’s new large scale bike-program, Vélib’, which made it’s grand opening last week. Vélib’ is the combination of the words vélo” (bike) and “liberté” (freedom), and offers just that, a cheap and easy way to get around Paris. You can rent one of the bikes from one of the over 1,400 stations scattered around Paris, for only about $1.50 for a day pass, You can also get a week pass, or a yearly subscription as well.

I personally think this is an amazing idea, and I wish that city like Los Angeles could adopt such a program. But unfortunately, this city was built for cars, and using a bike on the streets, where street parking is an essential, is almost impossible. Every day on my way to work, I almost hit the same two bicyclists, because unfortunately, there’s really no room for them.
I’m hope one day the fine decision making bodies of Los Angeles wake up and realize that they need to change the way the citizens get around the city, and valley as well.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 25, 2007 / By

The Darjeeling Limited Trailer

I posted yesterday about this, but I wanted to throw the trailer on here for:

A) Those too lazy to click the link and watch this amazing trailer.

B) I want to be able to watch this trailer like, 14 times a day, and this makes it easier.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

July 25, 2007 / By

Just What the Founders Feared: An Imperial President Goes to War

Photo by Jerry Reynolds

I read this op-ed piece in the New York Times, and I thought I would share it.

Just What the Founders Feared: An Imperial President Goes to War
by Adam Cohen

The nation is heading toward a constitutional showdown over the Iraq war. Congress is moving closer to passing a bill to limit or end the war, but President Bush insists Congress doesn’t have the power to do it. “I don’t think Congress ought to be running the war,” he said at a recent press conference. “I think they ought to be funding the troops.” He added magnanimously: “I’m certainly interested in their opinion.”

The war is hardly the only area where the Bush administration is trying to expand its powers beyond all legal justification. But the danger of an imperial presidency is particularly great when a president takes the nation to war, something the founders understood well. In the looming showdown, the founders and the Constitution are firmly on Congress’s side.

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Bobby Solomon

July 25, 2007 / By

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