Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Armet and Davis style Denny's on Colorado Blvd. PooBah, one of the all time great record stores, is across the street. Also across the street are more examples of the (once common) Googie architectural style that is slowly disappearing from along the route.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Surplus Surplus Sign

This surplus store, C&H Sales Company, on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, CA went out of business. I'm glad they left the sign when they sold off the surplus inventory, but fear that the next tenent may scrap the sign. Before they closed I had the opportunity to browse the shop one last time and dig through boxes of cast-off electronic and mechanical parts for 'who-knows-what?'.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Corporate Media

I just heard that Toyota dealers have been pulling ads from ABC over what the dealers believe is "Excessive Coverage" of the recalls of Toyota cars. ABC News
This just reinforces my belief that we need to be ever more skeptical of the reporting and news we get from for-profit media companies. Companies are able to influence media companies and the new coverage of them by spending and withholding money. It's not just pulling ads. For years I've wondered why a company like CSX (they make trains) advertises on CNBC and other stations. Maybe they just want me to feel all warm and fuzzy about the company? I'm not sure why they would pay good money for that, but I'm sure that I don't know anyone who is in the market for a new locomotive. I mean, they make trains... big, huge trains. I doubt that I know anyone who knows anyone who looking to buy a train anything larger than say an '0' scale. I do like those though...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I want an iPad

I really want one of these. Check out the review on Engadget. It seems to be missing a projector, however. I want one that has a built in projector to show my videos on the wall. Given that there are projectors in mobile phones these days, is that too much to ask?

Monday, January 25, 2010

David Schwartz Photo Blog: 1st Showing of My Route 66 Photography

David Schwartz Photo Blog: 1st Showing of My Route 66 Photography

Inspired by 'A Drive to Inspire'

Wow, what's not to like... a road trip down Route 66 in an alternative energy version of my all time favorite, the 66 Pontiac GTO. All I can say is that CNG Route66 is my kind of blog. Stay tuned, I'm going to find out more about this project.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Time for Bernanke and Geithner to go

Gentlemen,

Thank you for your service and wisdom in saving the US banking system from complete and total annihilation. We are deeply grateful for your efforts,but your services in this capacity will no longer be needed.
We the people understand that the policies and policy makers that brought us out of the crisis are not the same as those required to take us where we need to go from here. We also understand that we were required to foot the bill for dragging our economy from the brink.
We never expected your friends, those wealthy bankers who profited off of trading worthless derivatives and destroying the 401Ks of millions, to pony up. Why would they when they had the gun to our heads, and stood to profit further from your policies. So it worked. Economy saved, bankers enriched, credit markets still breathing.
Now we're going to find some new policy makers that will help us heal and get us back on the path to jobs and prosperity. Nothing personal.

Love,

The Vanishing Middle Class
 
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