April 28, 2011

Manifesto of the many sucked-mango

Fellow gentlemen of the cog, we hereby denounce the single sucked mango as contrived and effete. We proclaim a real man to be one sporting no less than 3 peaks on his crown, and as many […]
April 28, 2011

Cycling is Calvinist

Here is a contentious idea, that will need further research, but I shall nonetheless commit it to you, my most learned interlocutors, at this nebulous stage. Milan and Ravenna are Catholic, and have lots of bikes. […]
April 27, 2011

Get the look: kind pa who might take you sailing

Be that grandfather you always wish you had had, instead of that tyrant who smoked on the dunny and flogged you with his belt. Be the kind of kind grandfatherly type who wears boat shoes ($120— […]
April 27, 2011

And so it began: The Hunter Cycle Planning Network

The Newcastle Star is a free paper, with a real estate section so large it can be collected, and used to build actual real estate. That’s a true fact. They also employ a very talented journalist […]
April 27, 2011

Catenary chandeliers

Remember Gaudi’s catenary models? His buildings were designed upside down. Each year I hang a chain in front of my students, and tell them about Gaudi, and about each link being in equal tension as each […]