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pbk
Contact: webmaster 'at' inklake -dot- com
New Yorker. Inventor of GRAS. Servant of the Secret Fire.
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Last evening, as I waited for the F train on the way to see Yo La Tengo, I saw this guy doing amazing yo-yo tricks on the platform. When I was a kid, I recall Duncan yo-yos being the fad... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Today’s Google “doodle” celebrates Edith Head. An eight-time Oscar winner, she was the model for “E” – the character that designed the super-hero costumes of the The Incredibles, (and vehemently anti-cape). Below is a scene from the movie (Brad Bird,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Ran into this work by Banksy, while taking the dog to the park. Gothamist speculates he may have been interrupted before he could finish the piece. By the time we were heading home, a crowd had gathered. Ars gratia artis. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Ink Lake
Kevin Smith and John Romita Jr.’s contribution to Marvel’s “Moment of Silence”. Follow the link at the bottom of the page for the rest. From Periphery - From Marvel Comics' "Moment of Silence" Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Ink Lake
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Marissa Mayer’s billion-dollar bet is finally paying off. I’ve started to use Tumblr. I happened to visit their HQ several months ago, for a Splunk user-group meeting, and felt like I was in a dorm at a well-endowed school. Though... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2013 at Ink Lake
Well now it’s the Bezos family, and not the Grahams. With the purchase of the Washington Post by Jeff Bezos, I thought this would be a good time to post some clips of everyone’s ideal of an editor, Ben Bradleee;... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Ink Lake
Unfortunately, no Gamera or Rodan sightings. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Gothamist covers the street surface that DOT has proposed for DUMBO/Vinegar Hill. They’re on display down by the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park.. I’m pretty sure though, that something very similar has already been deployed in DUMBO. Here’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Fran Leadon and Leigh Anderson’s Carter Family Project, at Jalopy. Kate Prascher’s 1935 double-stringed, Gibson Kalamazoo mandolin. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Ink Lake
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I repost my annual tribute to one of the worst dads ever... Most people familiar with the Beach Boys, are aware that Murry Wilson, (father of Brian, Carl, and Dennis, and uncle to Mike Love), was something right out of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Funny stuff by Erin Bradley. More here. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Woke up this morning, to find Tom Finn (of the Left Banke), had left a comment about a post I had written about the recording of “Walk Away Renee”. Cool, and thanks! Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Ink Lake
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Ink Lake
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I tweeted this pic I took yesterday, in a supermarket in Sandy. and got this in response.. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Here’s me at Snowbird: and here are some tracks the locals made across the street, on Mount Superior. (click to enlarge) Note how the radius of the turns is exactly the same, no matter the pitch. And they didn’t even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Ink Lake
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Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Ink Lake
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For a few years now, me and a friend have been participating in Operation Santa Claus at the Farley Post Office. Letters that kids have written to Santa addressed to the North Pole are gathered there. and you can go... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Ink Lake
On Tuesday at the Rock Shop in Park Slope, there was a benefit gig on behalf of musician/engineer Mark Spencer. Spencer, who currently plays with Son Volt, has his home and studio in Gowanus, and it was devastated by Sandy.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Ink Lake
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Think Marco Rubio can’t explain the ice found at Mercury’s poles? Wrong! Via Conservapedia. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Ink Lake
Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson. The Last Waltz Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Ink Lake
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This is taken from the upcoming and final issue of Amazing Spider-Man (#700 - out next month). It’s interesting that it actually looks not too differerent from the real Ingram Street. In the original comics, I recall Forest Hills being... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2012 at Ink Lake