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Monthly Archive:: February 2011

North Koreans Get Revolution Updates from Balloons

The South Korean military today sent tens of thousands of helium balloons toward North Korea with leaflets informing people there of the revolutions taking place across the Middle East and reading, “a dictatorial regime is destined to collapse,” according to Bloomberg.

South Korea has been doing this for years as part of its ongoing psychological warfare campaign against Kim Jong-il.

Some Old Ford – A story about a man and his car

• 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL
• Factory “Z” code car, originally with a 390 cubic inch engine and factory 4-speed
• ’63 “R” code 427 engine with a big input Toploader 4-speed
• Factory cast iron long tube headers with 2″ exhaust and stock mufflers
• 427 rebuilt to stock specs in ’78 or ’79 by Leifert Automotive
• 3.91 Traction-Lok rear
• 15″ steel rims and radial tires

The Unofficial Star Wars Family Portraits

This artist, Steven Quinn, is one of those people that I’ve never heard of until today, and when I visited his website, I was blown away. There are so many colorful, abstract, fun and creative paintings, designs, illustrations, photographs, etc… There is visual inspiration overflowing there.

These paintings below were particularly interesting to me. We all know how boring it is to go to a professional photographer and have family portraits made. As a matter of fact, after my son turned five, I stopped putting him through that experience. It seems unnatural and over-posed. To me, it’s so much more fun to just take candid photos of life as it happens. So, it was interesting and bizarre to see these paintings created by Steven Quinn. They are the unofficial Star Wars family portraits.