I’ve come across more cool stuff on facebook this past week. The first is an update from blogger La Carmina about the adventures of Catfish and Rooftop in Japan. In a recent post, she revealed that she and her partner-in-crime Naomi will be leading BMX pros Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla and Zach “Catfish” Yankush, around Japan for their new show Strangers in Danger. Knowing La Carmina’s penchant for introducing newcomers to the wacky subcultures of Japan, I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the duo. I wonder if it’ll be anything like this:
The other facebook finding comes from my dieselpunk friend Larry. What’s dieselpunk you ask? It’s a genre and subculture that combines technology and science with the aesthetics of the eras spanning the 1920s to the 1950s. Think Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Hellboy, The Big O, and even Indiana Jones. Anyway, Larry linked a dieselpunk blog post about a speed queen of that era. Before there was Danica Patrick, Shirley “Cha-Cha” Muldowney, and Michèle Mouton, there was Grand Prix driver Hellé Nice. Her life was very interesting so I highly recommend checking out that post.
Photo by Jean-Pierre Poiter, Random House