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!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Extreme Croquet

mmm tecate
Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
a few select shots now on my flickr. thanks to Kelly for taking all these.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

extreme croquet pics

and thanksgiving too

i want a firepit

Friday, November 25, 2005

lia's pics from bday weekend


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Brush up your Shakespeare

Simple little quiz.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pics from Lia's birthday shindig.

propaganda art

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Batman gets fucked, and the final fate of Porkins


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

wow...i love postmodernism made tangible

Tangible retro.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I got this email today.

Dear Study Respondent,

My apologies for the delay since your response to our consultation on
Cultural Utilisation of the International Space Station for the European
Space Agency.

From the responses to the consultation phase, the study team submitted its
preliminary report to the European Space Agency in early September. This
report comprised:

1 Draft Policy Recommendations
2 Selection of Project Ideas by Type/ISS Feature
3 Historical Contextualisation of Art in Space, Space Habitats and Related

At the beginning of November, a 2-day workshop was held at the European
Space Agency's International Space Station - Erasmus User Centre, ESTEC,
Noordwijk in the Netherlands. The aim of the workshop was to discuss and
refine the draft policy recommendations for cultural utilisation of the
International Space Station. It brought together representatives from the
European cultural community and from the European Space Agency for a
stimulating 2 days of discussion. These discussions will inform the
recommendations that will be presented to ESA's Director of Human
Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration.

From these recommendations, we hope that there will be put in place a
structure within ESA for considering and assessing cultural proposals for
utilisation of the International Space Station and its ground-based
facilities. It is also possible that, prior to or alongside this, a small
number of "demonstrator" projects using ground-based facilities may take

We will, of course, let you know of such developments as they proceed.

As representatives of the cultural community (however diverse), our aim is
for the cultural community to be accepted within ESA as a user group for
ESA's ISS facilities.

My thanks again for your contribution.

Monday, November 14, 2005


Originally uploaded by zaypop.
At Chevy's, as Josh's billboard.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

You've probably already seen this...

From boinboing:

I have no words for this.

Dead things make art

Cause it's dead to me.

MIT research shows crazy people are crazy

These rich fucks have a lot of time on their hands. But this is funny.

My heart's in my hand

Or hers.

Zach 2

Zach 2
Originally uploaded by zaypop.
Zach thinks very hard. Picture taken mere minutes before a legendary discussion on global ecomonics, eschatology, and the nature of humanity. Few survived.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
yeah, mom and dad are going to hawaii. lucky bastards.

Political Compass

This poll places you on a chart, somewhere between "Authoritarian" and "Libertarian" on one axis, and Left and Right on the other. Unsurprisingly, I'm way way way down in the Left/Libertarian corner, and even more Libertarian than Leftist.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

with eyebrows

Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
much better... now, guess who #2

in the spirit of it all...

check out my new splashpage

Hey Lia!

You seen this?

Stick Figures in Peril

danger !
Originally uploaded by justinknol.

This flickr pool totally cracks me up.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Bay Area

The Bay Area
Originally uploaded by zaypop.
What happens when you avoid 80 and drive home along The Arlington. Sometimes, I love it here.

South Park Jamie

South Park Jamie
Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
A decent attempt

south park shakescene

Originally uploaded by zaypop.

all hail the flying spaghetti monster


another theory of intelligent design

The Flying Spaghetti Monster... built the world to make us think the earth is older than it really is. For example, a scientist may perform a carbon-dating process on an artifact... he infers that this artifact is approximately 10,000 years old... But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage. We have numerous texts that describe in detail how this can be possible and the reasons why He does this. He is of course invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease.


Furthermore, it is disrespectful to teach our beliefs without wearing His chosen outfit, which of course is full pirate regalia. I cannot stress the importance of this enough, and unfortunately cannot describe in detail why this must be done as I fear this letter is already becoming too long. The concise explanation is that He becomes angry if we don’t... global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s... there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.

you gotta love it.

Your own action figure

In moments.

bet he's not coming now

arnie loses all.

plus, i heart san francisco.

South Park characters of ourselves

Originally uploaded by Lorrimer.

Go here to make yours.

Guess who?

Blogger won't let me post in the comments, so I'm editing your entry. Rar!

Joshua Archer

lia at work

my coworker amanda - also at work

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

ser lorrimer the belly

is actually a character in a feast for crows. no shit.

which, by the way, went on sale in the US today, november 8th, in case any of you were not aware of that fact.

i also found the updated FAQs for the game of thrones boardgame (and the complete rules for the clash of kings expansion) here. i can think of a few of you who might have some interest in that...

and finally, my two new favorite song of ice and fire pictures from amoka. he is awesome and russian.

tyrion and cersei

promise me

who says girls cant be geeks?

Monday, November 07, 2005


ah, the things you see in this great country of ours!

chicago airport lights
surreal o'hare airport lights over moving walkway

kalamazoo sunset
kalamazoo sunset

robot guiding doctor's hand (chicago)

jesus in the OR
jesus guiding doctor's hand (great falls, montana)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Movies I would actually be excited to see.

Ender's Game
(long rumoured to be in preproduction; Orson Scott Card has written a screenplay that incorporates bits from Ender's Shadow as well, Wolgang Peterson rumoured to be directing)

The Hobbit
(Assuming it's Peter Jackson, Ian McKellan, WETA, etc. Supposedly impossible given the rights situation. Who would play Bilbo? Is Ian Holm too old? Who's a good slightly younger Ian Holm?)

(Actually, I hope they never make this. The chances of them making it right are really really small, and I'd hate to see it destroyed any further than the ongoing comics already have.)

(All CG, perhaps? Wouldn't it be fun to see Pixar tackle this material with an R-rating? Or just lots of CG backgrounds, and have Johnny Depp reprise the role.)

The Watchmen
(only if done well, which I think means departing from the original quite a bit but in the right ways.)

The Gap Series
(must be rated R. Could be done as a trilogy.

Game of Thrones
(probably better as an HBO series)

What's on your list?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

And you thought Pirates were only in books . . .

A cruise ship sailing off Somalia has beaten back gunmen in speedboats who opened fire on it in an apparent pirate attack which terrified passengers.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Superman's dick

Bryan Singer: gay.

Okay, okay, details and such, I understand, but the 12 year old in me thinks it's hella funny.

touch my monkey

I don't know. I want to be excited. Maybe it's just because I never saw the original, but this just looks... cheesy.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Fight with the Floor

It was a dark and stormy Monday morning. Arriving at the Grassroots Campaigns office in Boston, I entered the foyer of the building. As I walked towards the elevator, a dizziness took hold, capturing me in its sickly, warm embrace. Before I could resist, I fell, and my upper front teeth engaged in an epic confontation with the tile floor.

As you all can see, the floor won.

Moral: If yer working really hard, drink lots of water and rest so that you don't get dizzy, pass out, and knock the hell outta yer teeth.


It was always experimental. If you like Peter Greenaway, you'll love this, but Josh will make that pissy pursed mouth look, slap his hand on his balding head, and erase with malice.

It's still dead to me, but that essay kind of makes me want to re-watch it with that dude's interpretaion. Maybe, like another epic story, it's a trip you can take multiple times from different perspectives.

In the meantime, go read a book by Cory Doctorow, he's the science fiction writer that hits closes to home for me in terms of what it feels like to be alive right now. And all his books are available for free, online. One you can get an RSS feed for, so he gives you chapter or so a day, and one is being serialized on I only read the beginning of that, cause salon can kiss my ass, but I'll read it when it's done.

You've probably heard of him already, though. He's one of the boingboing guys.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A Show I am Lighting


This looks to be a good night of theatre if you are in the Bay Area in January.