Corte Madera Chronicles

A group blog; a place to share photos, thoughts, stupid shit we find on the internet, whatever. Hopefully we'll get at least one post per day from someone, and not so many posts that it's too overwhelming. Have fun!

Friday, September 30, 2005

Intelligent Design

Day No. 1:

And the Lord God said, “Let there be light,” and lo, there was light. But then the Lord God said, “Wait, what if I make it a sort of rosy, sunset-at-the-beach, filtered half-light, so that everything else I design will look younger?”

“I’m loving that,” said Buddha. “It’s new.”

“You should design a restaurant,” added Allah.

Click to continue. . .

A heartwarming new movie by Stanely Kubrick


Wipe the fuckers out

Wish the same shit happened in the arts.

Not really.

Yeah, kinda.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Art is art

Love it.

It is dead to me

Yeah, me too.

But you know you want to see Yoda arrive on Dagobah, and more Jedi bite the dust.

Old School

Anti MMORPG games ads from DnD here.

Well, that's not gonna work.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Shasta in mirror

Shasta in mirror
Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
I once took a kick ass picture of the arch in St Louis in the mirror of my car, so I've been trying to take pictures of other stuff in the mirror cause I think it's cool.

Don't worry, I promise all this nonsense will stop once school starts on Wednesday.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Jeff's next month

Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

Our friend Jeff is about to get his ass kicked by this dude for 28 straight days, 6 hours a day.

Link with videos of dude kicking ass

So Long and Thanks

Originally uploaded by goinonbro.

"It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes..."

full story

The Cheeto

The Cheeto
Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
I know this is immature... But c'mon, will you look at this fucking cheeto?!!?

How hilarious is that?

How much do you think I can get for it on eBay?

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Hi all. I have, at long last, joined the blog. Um. Now I have nothing to say so I'll put in a plug for my job. Everyone go check out and send an e-mail or call your senator about the upcoming vote on Bush's unhealthy skies bill.

For some context, the bill will increase the amount of mercury coal fired power plants can release by gutting strict standards contained in the current Clean Air Act. Mercury pollution is a really fucked up thing. It causes birth defects, learning diabilities, heart problems, memory loss, cancer, and has been linked to autism rates.

To get an idea of the stakes, check out this photo of a child in Japan with birth defects caused by mercury poisoning. (warning: unpleasant)

I hope all is well, and look forward to reading all yer posts and putting up some happier items myself. Take care!


The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy
Originally uploaded by wjackalope.

I hope you all enjoy this photo, I would have liked to use something more embarassing, but this was already up on flickr.

ps Josh, don't delete this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

laugh for the day

go to google, type in "failure," and click "I'm feeling lucky."

Monday, September 19, 2005

oh that leroy....

this comes from nick parker

Sunday, September 18, 2005

You will go to hell if you click this link. . .


Friday, September 16, 2005

The Aristrocrats

While the humor was dirty, sick, and altogether low-brow (aka right up my alley), this movie made me laugh harder than I have in an incredibly long time.

If you haven't, see it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

my turn to love my job

I've run away and joined the circus

Monday, September 12, 2005


The Giants won tonight (I watched at a Sports Bar in LA on Wilshire). Barry didn't hit a homerun, but he did hit a massive ground-rule double that hit a fan in the center field bleachers. IT'S NOT OVER YET!

Friday, September 09, 2005

new findings in new orleans

guess they found their scapegoat

heck of a job, brownie

but on the upside, they also found a kitten

katrina kitten

if you want to try and stop thousands and thousands of animals from dying due to the incompetence of the bush administration during the NEXT disaster, click here.

unless you're an evil person and you hate kittens. you don't hate kittens, do you?

Thursday, September 08, 2005



Wednesday, September 07, 2005


I started posting photos from my new camera on Sooner or later there will be a vast amount more on my flickr account, but not for, hmmm, about 27 days.

For now I'll put larger versions of my favorites on my site.

Comments don't work in the photography section. Allegedly that's being worked on by my HTML slave, but I suspect he's having sex with his girlfriend instead. Asshole.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Craptacular CG-animated song from oh-so pretentiously serious Star Wars Musical

an argument for not using live flame onstage

news story



via this guy

creepiest goddamn thing that ever happened to me

unidentified skeleton hanging outside creepy shed in LA hills
Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

This is not bullshit. For our anniversary, Mrs. Lorrimer and I went on a hike in the LA hills. We ended up, as we often do, on some underutilized trail that may not really be a trail, way up in the hills along some creek. Eventually we passed by a couple of creepy old brick fireplace chimney things -- we checked them out and made some cheesy jokes about the Blair Witch Project. Then we went a little further and came to this shed -- it's very broken down and covered with graffiti, and there is A MOTHERFUCKING SKELETON hanging outside it. We didn't get all that close -- it was seriously creepy -- but I snapped this photo with my cellphone. It's about four feet tall, and it's very unclear what kind of creature it once was. We told each other it must be a goat or a pig, but we were both really scared that it was a human child. We turned around at that point (duh) and eventually got back to the main part of the park and told a ranger. He thought there had been a turkey vulture skeleton hanging outside of a shed up in there somewhere, and maybe that's what this was. But it was pretty fucking bulky to be a bird. I honestly don't know. Then it also turns out that that shed is known as "German Camp" because in the 1940s there was a group of Nazis hiding out there (or Nazi sympathizers or something, I'm not sure what he meant), and that there's been a group of teenagers around killing animals and shooting BB guns at hikers.

I mean, it must have been a turkey vulture. Right?

creepy skeleton cropped and sharpened
Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

cropped and sharpened image of the skeleton

UPDATED: Okay, I think this explains it. Found the image below with a google search, and a close look at the sharpened photo below makes it pretty clear that it was actually a turkey vulture. I didn't realize those things were so goddamn big. The head is actually fairly clear in the sharpened photo, but I definitely did not identify that as a skull when I was looking at it in person -- it looked like the top part was all slumped back. I must have thought the skull was part of the ribcage. I feel a little better now.

Actual turkey vulture skeleton
Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

UPDATED AGAIN: Okay, wikipedia says that turkey vultures have an average wingspan of two meters, which is like six and a half feet. Fair enough. None of this tells us why someone hung a turkey vulture skeleton outside a creepy shed in the LA hills, but better that than some kind of ritual human sacrifice.

Monday, September 05, 2005

September 5, 2004

September 5, 2004
Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

One year ago today.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

new look

I hope everyone likes the new look. I was getting sick of the blue. Anyone can go ahead and change it around -- just be sure to copy and paste the HTML for the Flickr badge because that gets erased when you switch templates. Also the links on the right get lost; I'm not sure what was there before so if anything's missing I apologize.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Want to make theatre to help Katrina victims?

Someone I met at a workshop in LA is in San Francisco organizing a benefit at The Marsh for sometime in the next month. From her email:

"Having done a few of these before, my thought is to assemble 15-20
performers to do 5-8 minutes each - read scenes, solo performance, spoken
word, dance, sing - whatever your talent may be we can use it. I'm trying
to see if a local jazz band or two might provide some musical interludes -
and I'm open to other suggestions. The main thing is to involve as many
folks who can do it, for SHORT SHORT performances, so as to maximize the
number of attendees and therefore the amount of money we raise, while
keeping it to a reasonable evening's length."

Let me know if you want to participate and I'll give you her email address.

How to handle looters

Like this.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

so fucked

the concept that there are parts of the united states that are basically "third-world" countries has never rung so true for me as it has in the past few days. i'm sure the poor of new orleans are feeling that way.


dead bodies, human waste, raw sewage everywhere. no food or water. rape, shootings, murder. where is the military? is it not their job to help in times like this? they can go start a war in iraq but they're scared of a few hungry black people with guns?

i'm pissed.