Accommodations, Architecture

Money shot in the arm: stimulus checks used for porn

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA — President Bush’s stimulus package is definitely doing some stimulating: According to AIMRCo (Adult Internet Market Research Company), since the stimulus checks were sent out in May, many porn websites have reported membership increases of up to 30 percent.

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Monkey thoughts control robotic arm, throw feces

PITTSBURGH, PA — In a major breakthrough, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have succeeded in allowing monkeys’ brains to control robotic arms, enabling them to throw feces — no hands — at the speed of Roger Clemens fastballs.

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Morphed Cottage

Morphed Cottage

Cottage circa 19TK. Addition 19TK by TK

Still need info on this one, though if I were a betting man…it looks a lot like other 1980’s reno-reimaginings by Morphosis.

Linnie Canal
Venice, California

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Moses Studio (Steven Ehrlich)

Moses Studio (Steven Ehrlich)

1987 by Steven Ehrlich

Venice fine artist and eminence grise, Ed Moses, needed a studio in which to paint his large canvases. Steven Ehrlich obliged. The studio, likened, by the architect, to a Shaker church in its simplicity, includes a window-lined cupola running the length of the structure that provides the soft, ambient light crucial to co many painters.

Palms
Venice, California

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Muscle Beach Pavilion (Charles Chu)

Muscle Beach Pavilion (Charles Chu)

1990 Charles Chu

Venice Recreation Center
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

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My Beef With Cowpokin'

My Beef With Cowpokin’

In case you’re wondering, I do have a beef with gay rodeoin’. But it’s not the rampant violation of No Shirt, No Service policy I witnessed at the LA Gay Rodeo.

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Skater in Venice ©Ken O\'Brien

My Father’s Pictures

As enamored of the arts as I was when I was a teenager, like most of same, I sought the things I was interested in outside the home. It’s too bad, because I missed out on what should have been more of a source of inspiration to me. Ken O’Brien, my dad.

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Not Naked Woman in Cheney's Glasses - Actually Naked Man

Naked Woman in Cheney’s Glasses Actually Naked Man

VENICE, CA – Turns out theories regarding the reflection in Vice President Cheney’s sunglasses that has sent the bloggo-sphere into a tizzy are all wrong: It’s not the reflection of a naked woman, it’s a nude dude.

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Norton Residence (Frank Gehry)

Norton Residence (Frank Gehry)

1989 by Frank Gehry

Perhaps Venice’s best-known building. The floating dining room is based on a lifeguard stand (as opposed to a tree house), apropos to the client’s past.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Oakwood Modern

Oakwood Modern

Oakwood
Venice, California

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