Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Gary Floatus on Viewbug

I've entered this picture of Gary the Rockstar doing a floatus on Viewbug

gary floatus

It can win me one of them interesting light field camera thingies, for which they don't have underwater housing yet but could be fun anyway. So if you have a moment, please do click below and 'like' the hell out of the pic:

Depth Photo Contest

Sunday, October 28, 2012

St Daan of the Bubble Rings

I might be slightly obsessed with bubble rings

bubble and blower

-but can you blame me? They're awesome; they make grey days bright

bubble on a grey day

they're very comfortable to sit on

sitting on a bubble ring

they help you with framing

in the ring

they give you something to aim for

through the ring

and they're excellent hula hoops

george through ring 3

so since there's a vacancy -i checked- i'm declaring myself patron saint of bubble rings

patron saint of bubbles

blessed be those who blow rings:

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cornelis Verhoeven, violence as inspiration

56 years ago today, my dad defended his thesis Symbology of the foot and got his doctorate. He always celebrated this day, more so than his birthday, so i try to honor this day by putting up a translation on his blog. This year i picked a passage from a book i've been trying to translate, 'Against violence', which is a magnificent brain breaker of an essay on a very worthy topic.

"In all its subtle and complicated morphology violence lies like a dark stain in our existence, collectively, individually and especially in the obscure transition areas between them. And it wouldn’t be violence, wouldn’t be ascendency, if that stain was merely put there by us and could be removed at our discretion. That’s why it is good to contemplate one’s powerlessness before speaking too strongly about violence."

Sunday, October 14, 2012

dog surfing

i knew dogs could swim

doggy paddle

uw doggy paddle

even with a ball in their mouth

bertie and ball

bertie and ball 3

i never knew they could surf, though

bertie on wave

bertie in surf

Saturday, October 6, 2012