Saturday, November 28, 2009

1953 Electric Truck

The Tama was an early Datsun. Too bad it took 50 years to further the quest for non fossil fuel vehicles.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Protruding sign

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Getting hit by a train... twice in 3 seconds

One of the two qualifications for a Train Track Inspector: the ability to watch for trains. Looks like he's done some wild leaping before now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Not in any way to condone the production of these, but it's the 90th birthday of its designer, Kalashnikova. He received no royalties. It has endured as the VW Beetle of weapons, with 100 million sold, because it is so well and simply designed. It is idiot-proof, obviously a valuable criterion for amateur militia use.
Its name? A(vtomat, meaning automatic) K(alashnikova) (19)47
(I'm guessing all but a few dozen of its owners know the root of that infamous name)

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Bare Bear

A little too much information! I prefer them cuddly.

Monday, November 02, 2009

World's Tallest Building

Until 1876, that is.
St.Nicholas' Church in Hamburg