Thursday, June 30, 2005

takayama jinja

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

S.F. Pride 2005

and of course, Gavin Newsom.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

S.F. Pride 2005: pink and blue

(I love this city...)

Monday, June 27, 2005

S.F. Pride 2005: gay dogs

Sunday, June 26, 2005

S.F. Pride 2005: the trumpets of gayness

-this- is exactly what they're afraid of in red-state America. legions of paramilitary gays!

with their trumpets of gayness!

they will make us all gay with their trumpets of gayness and then we'll all be running around looking like this guy, with a shiny tie and a six pack:

trailing gayness in our wake like... like... well, like balloons.

anyway, quick, everyone hide the kids.

too late! they've got her passing out candy at a gay parade... I'm telling you, this time next year, this country will be a barren wasteland of gold shorts, Macintosh computers, and design magazines.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

oakland, low-hanging fruit dept.: lions!

(this is at the Oakland zoo, where the lions have a whole hillside to themselves... big enough you can't always see them. when you do see them, it's a little strange: there's an ordinary California hillside. with lions.)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

pigeon attack!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Monday, June 20, 2005

takayama cemetary

cemetary rule #3: don't fuck with the old ones.

Friday, June 17, 2005

matsumoto castle

(click here for a detail of the helicopter)



(it's the pigeon's world. the rest of us are only renting.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


takayama matsuri

the giant puppets (most of them extremely old) at the takayama matsuri looked friendly enough.

then this one did her special trick...

apparently this was the way she used to operate, but for a while conservative social morays had seen her special feature disabled... she had recently been repaired so that, well, a lion comes out of her, er...

if the lion doesn't get you, the puppet-handlers will:

Monday, June 13, 2005

the view from naoshima-jima

Sunday, June 12, 2005

n.a.g.p.b.y.w.b.m.o.: god speed hairy little fella

I am moving this post back to the top of the blog because everyone needs to know that Chemical Billy did a piece of scratch fiction on it which you simply must go read. so click the picture... it links to her story now.

the graphic on this shirt (apologies for the shot, but this is -important-) shows a space capsule being fired off into space. the text reads:
god speed hairy little fella
is this just me or does this make anyone else want to weep at its sheer brilliance? it appears to be a mock t-shirt for someone who works for a fake space agency and trains primates to be fired into space on one of those creepy one-way animal suicide missions.

tokyo flea market

(because things make people happy)

Friday, June 10, 2005

n.a.g.p.b.y.w.b.m.o.: things make people happy

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


we'll have another detour into the present. it's foggy tonight.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

tokyo - harajuku station revisited

the second half of my pictures from harajuku