Archive | December, 2008

Wonderwall Music

MP3: George Harrison – Love Scene

MP3: George Harrison – Dream Scene

December 12, 2008 | Art/Photography, History | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Nature’s Cameo

Watch: A western tourism video from the 1930s:

Ford Motors Presents Nature’s Cameo: Bryce Canyon National Park

December 11, 2008 | Camping | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Bridger Mountain Man Coyote Fur Hat

This awful thing is on sale at Cabela’s right now.

Says one reviewer:

“I have purchased a number of fur hats in my day but this is by far the warmest and most comfortable. Not only does it keep the back of my head warm but you can wrap the legs around your face to block the wind. The only reason this hat did not receive 5 stars is due to the fact that I was attacked by a bird thinking it was wounded prey while I was out for a walk. A rare but unfortunate occurrence when wearing an animal pelt on your head. Also great in the rain. Didn’t smell at all after it was wet and it makes a great present. I’m getting one for my wife.”

(Hat Tip: Get Outdoors Blog)

MP3: Arthur Russell – Close My Eyes

December 11, 2008 | Clothing/Gear | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

Polar Bear Club

If you’re in New York, or any place for that matter, on New Year’s Day, don’t forget about the annual Polar Bear Club swim down on Coney Island.

And if you want to be smart, definitely forget about it.

MP3: Phosphorescent – And The Swimming

December 10, 2008 | The World Is On Fire! | Continue Reading | Comments { 0 }

Give My Regards To Broad Street

I watched this “movie” many many moons ago and I remember thinking it was one of the most pathetic things I ever laid my eyes on. I wanted Ram and I got a James Bond production of Roger Rabbit. I’m sure it’s still really bad, but I don’t remember the dude from Cocktail being in it, and that movie is pretty okay by me.

December 10, 2008 | Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 2 }

Kan-Tuck-Ee

Final Scene

LOTM Production Photos

MP3: Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman – Promontory

December 10, 2008 | Music/Movies/Books, Native American | Continue Reading | Comments { 4 }

Best Pictures of Microscopic Life

Nat Geo

MP3: Wavves – Wavves (Thanks)

December 9, 2008 | Science | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

On Any Sunday

Finally fixed my DVD player this weekend and started watching my birthday gift from Tim and Heidi, Bruce Brown’s On Any Sunday.

Bruce Brown Films

Youtube: Steve McQueen in On Any Sunday

December 8, 2008 | Music/Movies/Books | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }

American Buffalo

American Buffalo:

In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds–there’s only a 2 percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successful–Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia.

“American Buffalo” is a narrative tale of Rinella’s hunt. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo’s past, present, and future: to the Bering Land Bridge, where scientists search for buffalo bones amid artifacts of the New World’s earliest human inhabitants; to buffalo jumps where Native Americans once ran buffalo over cliffs by the thousands; to the Detroit Carbon works, a”bone charcoal” plant that made fortunes in the late 1800s by turning millions of tons of buffalo bones into bone meal, black dye, and fine china..

Frank and Deborah Popper on BTBN

MP3: Pete Seeger – Home On The Range

December 5, 2008 | Flora/Fauna | Continue Reading | Comments { 4 }

The Florida Trail

From the Florida Trail Association

In the early 1960s, Jim Kern, a Miami resident, visited the Appalachian Trail for a backpacking trip and came back to Florida with a burning desire to create a long-distance hiking trail in his own backyard. Founding the Florida Trail Association to pursue that goal, Kern rounded up like-minded Floridians and set to work. The Florida Trail’s first blaze was painted in the Ocala National Forest near Clearwater Lake in October 1966.

Today, Kern’s original dream of a 500-mile long distance hiking trail has grown to a federally designated National Scenic Trail more than 1,400 miles across the state of Florida..

A book from Johnny Malloy

MP3: Califone – The Orchids (Thanks)

December 4, 2008 | Camping | Continue Reading | Comments { 1 }