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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

please visit the new and improved pig cookin' post!

NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Thursday, July 26, 2007

i'm a google hero!

if you google 'cabin john pig', i'm #1 with a bullet baybee!

spanks for the heads up thigh master!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ninjas and catgirls annual invasion

starting tomorrow you will once again be seeing kids walking around dressed like purple-haired princesses and intergalactic ninja robots. do not panic. you have been warned.

addendum: some great photos from a flickr photo pool here...

Monday, July 16, 2007

look at those fangs, crikey...

a local artist captures the true essence of squirrels.

Friday, July 13, 2007

big wheel keep on turnin'

obligatory 'i was a cute kid' photo.
u r pwned.

happy friday the 13th!

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Monday, July 09, 2007

in one month... the hot rod hula hop 3

check it! we're goin'! bang zoom!

iphone retro lols

i do not nor will i likely evar own an iPhone, but i did somehow get sucked into a flickr group that was all about making iPhone wallpapers.

i thunk about a retrocomputing way to jackassify the iPhone, and my mind drifted back to the opening screen for our old ti-994a home computer. thus the above image, which i posted.

then frank kozik put it on his iPhone.

now i am as happy as a little girl... /dieter

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

such a famein' flag

had the opportunity to visit ft. mchenry this week ~ you know, from that time baltimore saved the u.s.a. after d.c. crapped out on us. gotta tells you, i love me some star spangled banner. especially one that measures 30 by 42 feet.

the flag is a design classic. note that this 1814 flag had 15 stripes to go along with the 15 stars. later flags reverted to the 13 stripe setup. the original of course is in the nmah in d.c. ~ isn't it ironic... of course the present day one flying here is nylonz instead of cotton and wool (i think). each stripe and star is 2 feet wide. hell yeah!

ft. mchenry was the first place in the u.s. to fly the 50-star flag in 1960. {SEGUE} and although as you know i love me some hawaii, i am also quite enamouredd with our 48-star flag shown below. i think the geometry of the 48 stars just flows better. maybe we could glue north and south carolina and dakota back together to get us some 48 back.

but outside we got the good ol' 50 star goin'. this flag incidentally is a cotton flag that flew on an oil tanker that was trashed and salvaged in spain. i had a spanish room-mate who brought it with him back from spain and gave it to me. what a bueno dude.