August, 2022: 33 posts.
Looks like CalTech is making them all available in one place. Very cool. www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu
Paipo, Alaias and body surfing are all making a comeback, not that they really ever left. So long as wave riders forgo their leashes, waves will be waves and toss said riders ass over tin cup requiring a body surf to the beach to recover their surf craft. When “surfing” is not so narrowly defined as standing up on a board, the full spectrum of wave riding can be experienced not as separate pieces but as part of the whole enchilada. Standing up on a Alaia or a fish, lying down on a mat or a Paipo or total immersed body surfing with or without a handplane. Surfers just want to be in the water!
I thought this was great: TOD PAPAGEORGE: from “The Beaches, Los Angeles” 1979 – 1982
@trixxieland is a whirling dervish of curation! This was her last week assembling the Anthropomorphic Art Show of which I’m a part this month (“Cube Cat’s Drink”, a Riso print printed by @burn_all_books. The show opened tonight at @mikehessbrewing in North Park. Super fun. Follow Trixie’s account @arthang1 for cool San Diego art doings!
Left the screaming busy early afternoon shore break. Walking the six blocks to my car. I’m on the left side of the road; I notice a red Mini on the right side, tracking me. “I’m stalking you” exclaims the driver, a woman. “Okay” I reply, pointing an arc representing much further up the street. Another block. Then another. “Next block, left side of the street” I motion. “Maybe I’ll go up there” she says. “White Pilot” I reply. The Mini drives to my car and makes a u-turn. I unlock the car by remote. “No rush” says the red Mini, two older ladies I see now. Summer hats on. Older than me and I’m not young anymore. I stow my gear in the back. “No hurry” says Mini. “Change your clothes if you want”—then—“don’t get naked” the ladies cackle/giggle. I double take back the car, my hoodie on now. “I might be getting ogled” I say—then more giggling from the Mini. I close the Pilot’s hatch. I get in my car and drive off, a little wave out my window. I can feel the summer ending. A last blast of enthusiastic summer energy out at the beaches. The giddy death throes of Summer vacation for everyone.
This illustration by Shaun Kerri was reportedly published in CARtoons Magazine. When? Based on the Locals Only t-shirt, boom box, sunglasses and painter’s cap: early 1980s. That beach wall could only be Mission or Pacific Beach. Shaun Kerri was an incredible draughtsperson and cartoonist. Details on her retreat from art are spotty and mostly speculative. None of my business. This cartoon looks like the PB and MB of my teenage years. It’s unlike any drawing I would ever share: lascivious and debauched, yet brilliant. I’ve colored the image in Procreate as an exercise. I look forward to a day when I’ll be able to purchase a collection of reprints of Shaun Kerri’s work. What an artist! #ShaunKerri
In Welfare Queens:
The biggest critics of the government are, oddly, some of its biggest beneficiaries. Tech billionaires are often the first to shitpost America, even as they continue to harvest wealth from the investments taxpayers make via the U.S. government.
In fact, the biggest bitch(er) may be the biggest (financial) beneficiary. Elon Musk says we should “get rid of all” government subsidies, that “the government is the biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence,” and last week mocked Washington for hiring more employees at the IRS. Let’s be clear: Elon didn’t build an EV company in South Africa or start a rocket company in Canada. He built Tesla and SpaceX in the United States. And both continue to be heavily dependent on U.S. government support.
There would be no SpaceX without NASA, its largest customer. Tesla built its Fremont factory with a $465 million DoE loan in 2010, and its first 200,000 cars benefited from tax credit subsidies of up to $7,500. For years the company was able to report profits thanks to the “sale” of emissions credits to other carmakers. All told, the company has accepted an estimated $2.5 billion in government support.