Current 20 - dry side of the Sierra Nevadas.
This what you’d be into if you were a weirdo kid in the seventies like me.
Cover by Ted Hanke for ‘Mysteries, Monsters and Untold Secrets’
Reblog because Max did the heavy lifting.
Lying with charts. See if you can spot the huge problem here before clicking the source.
Up is down and down is up, man.
L1021208.jpg on Flickr.
Galpin Auto Sports anniversary car show
Leica M9, f2/35mm Summicron lens, 2nd version.
I’d hate to be the grease-monkey who has to time all those valves.
A follow-on from last week’s post. Ashol-Pan is a 13 year old girl who also happens to be a golden eagle hunter in western Mongolia. Not hunting the birds, but hunting with the birds. Said birds being about half as big as she is.
I want to be her when I grow up.
Photograph by Asher Svidensky.
Anonymous asked: I think your tumblr is totally spammy. And yeah, what have you or your generation got to do with cyberpunk ?
this is hilarious on so many levels. like, first of all, you went out of your way to send me not one but two of these dumbass messages. secondly, my tumblr isn’t even a cyberpunk blog.
but to answer your question: cyberpunk may have been dead since 1990 or whatever, but ~my generation~ are a gazillion times more cyberpunk than any old-school Neuromancer fanboy could ever have dreamed. we live in a Google and Facebook-owned dystopian hellscape of police spy drones and PRISM, and have the ability to use Bitcoin to buy everything from hamburgers to hard drugs. a 13-year-old girl Snapchatting youtube clips of One Direction to her friends is probably more cyberpunk than the “real” cyberpunks of yesteryear. (and on a personal note, i’m an internet culture journalist. i think we can all agree that that’s a pretty cyberpunk job, so the joke’s on you, my friend.)
*Let me express my profound sympathy for poor Gavia here
Apparently fake cyberpunk fandom is a thing. Which is, of course, hilarious but for the personal attacks being leveled to defend the purity of true cyberpunk.
But of course, the origin of the headache is an anon who is too cowardly to sign their own work, so you have to consider the source.
And yes, I’ve used the neologism cyberpunk-nouveau to cover the ‘contemporary’ (yeah, that won’t last) take on cyberpunk aesthetics, which is meant to elicit a chuckle as much as it is real thought.
1984 - Dune ad from Comics Interview #16 and the Marvel Super Special #36
If you see this magazine, you should buy it.