What will I do without tiny b&w photos with no surrounding visual context??
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Checking in briefly
Some quarantine websites for your time that I've found recently. Possibly one or two (or all!) have been shared here, haven't been watching.
Travel the world. The local radio stations are a nice touch.
The ambience without the viral load.
http://michaelyingling.com/random/calvin_and_hobbes/ for the young at heart.
And for the overly ambitious: https://qntm.org/destroy
I'll be back. Be safe.
Day o’ wandering
Somewhat short day, because the NVH on the yellow Jeep is rough on an old man. No old car/truck pics captured today, sadly, although there is an automotive tie-in to a couple of the photos and some older car pics below.
I was surprised there was such a low height limit on the Geneva Ford bridge over Sand Creek; I'm guessing that anything taller is likely to be either be overweight or so tall that it's probably going to bump against the girders.
Another low bridge that I found photogenic.
Once again, pure dumb luck led me to a curvy river road, this time along Sand Creek, near North Vernon (and very close to the bridge shown above).
At 1.1 miles, the road below is (sadly) one of the longest forest roads in Indiana, ironically in one of the smallest state forests, Selmier. (No idea how to pronounce that like the locals do.)
The name Muscatatuck pops up everywhere in this area: the photo below was taken along the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River, which borders Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (one of my favorite places to visit) and flows through Muscatatuck Park, formerly an Indiana state park.
Some of my favorite older photos from Muscatatuck NWR.
Fortunately hunting season is over, so I could enjoy the scenery without annoying hunters. Sadly the waterfowl were pretty skittish.
Just because: some Crosleys I've stumbled upon at car shows near my house.
I regret I couldn't stop to take a photo, but I was surprised to spot an International Harvester flag exactly like the one below along Highway 9.
Also missed was a beautiful teal TJ (rather, "bright jade satin glow") on the highway.
Ruminations from a vigil
(Please don’t let this degrade into politics.)
My home town has been victimized.
I wish we were unusual, but obviously we aren’t.
All of our homes have been victimized.
Three days ago Indianapolis was the site of a mass shooting. Eight FedEx employees dead. More wounded.
Two 19-year-old girls, both started recently. One 74-year-old Air Force veteran, an engineer.
A National Honor Society member. A mother, sole bread-winner for her family here and in India. Grandfathers and grandmothers and grandchildren.
Last night I attended one of several vigils for the victims and their families. I didn't know any of them, but I do have a distant connection to the oldest and youngest, both family members of people in the local chapter of the AAUW, of which my mother is an active member.
The local Sikh community was hit particularly hard. Half the victims are Sikh.
It would have been nice if all of the speakers had bothered to learn the correct pronunciation for Sikh.
One woman spoke for that community and reminded us that the time to act isn't some nebulous time in the future, but now, and even now is several years and countless tragedies too late.
A singer drove from Lafayette to sing Amazing Grace. No one from the Sikh community sang whatever hymn of grief and hope they may have wished to share.
"In the interests of time" we were told, the families would not talk about their loved lost ones. Because on a Saturday night, of course, during a raging pandemic, we were all in a hurry to go...where?
A drone buzzed overhead, distracting many, because no good photo op must go undisturbed.
FedEx employees were there, obviously. Shaken up, crying, hugging.
In a bit of morbid dissonance that wasn't anyone's fault, a few were wearing orange company shirts that read, on the back, "Now hiring!"
The comfort dogs were there. Dogs who love people, which of course every dog does from birth, but not every dog is lucky enough to be part of a volunteer organization that is sent to events like this.
Because there are many events like this.
We will hold vigils. Forever. Thoughts and prayers.
RE: OPPO alum Brian Silvestro for R&T
Won't spend $400 on a short-shifter kit.
Will go through the hassle of selling the car to buy an S2000, which even in rough shape couldn't have been cheap.
I don't get it. I'm hesitant to drop $5k on a new transmission for my LJ, but that's 5 grand. $400 for a car I love to keep loving it, instead of going through all that?
All day every day.
So you think you’re a drone pilot
This...this is a drone pilot.
Completely unrelated bonus content: a fascinating look at bog oak.
RE: Witnessed ICEing in action for the first time and of course it was a brodozer Wrangler
Next time you see that with a Jeep, put a note on/in it that says "my Jeep friend says stop making us look like assholes".
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RE: And it has power steering
One more CL link of Oppo interest for the evening. My first Delica I’ve spotted that wasn’t shared from some random Canadian car lot.
My last random weird-ass thread for the night
If you haven’t heard, someone in New England tried to blow up their town with 80 pounds of tannerite for a gender reveal. Cracked foundations and the ground water is now apparently polluted.
We have met the enemy, and it is us.
Anyway, Darwinian levels of stupidity aside, this is a short, interesting thread about a demolitions expert from Greece.
RE: And it has power steering
Also too clean for words. And priced to match.
RE: And it has power steering
And speaking of clean, dayum.
Mine didn’t look this good 10 years before it died.
And it has power steering
Not nearly as clean as the last one I spotted for 7k but man oh man.
A ship of dubious provenance
This story is horrific. I knew those that ply the seas were mistreated, but this is absolutely crazy.
In August 2018, he learned that his mother, a teacher responsible for his excellent English, had died. That was Mohammed's low point.
"I seriously considered ending my life," he told me.
By August 2019, Mohammed was alone but for the occasional guard and trapped on a vessel with no diesel and, consequently, no power. He was legally obliged to stay aboard and was unpaid, demoralised and feeling increasingly unwell.
According to the International Labour Organization, there are more than 250 active cases around the world where crews are simply left to fend for themselves. It says 85 new cases were reported in 2020, which is twice as many as in the previous year.
Meanwhile, at the Iranian port of Assaluyeh, 19 mostly Indian crew members of the bulk carrier Ula are on hunger strike after their vessel was abandoned by its owners in July 2019.
A crew member recently told the shipping journal Lloyd's List that the situation on board was "very critical", with depression rife and seafarers' families running out of money.
A reminder that the world is rife with injustice.
RE: Test drove a new Defender and looked at a Bronco last night...
If 2 door is a must
...His preference is for something small and capable.