Monday, May 31, 2010

two row barley scan

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two row barley scan

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lost Dharma Initiative Beer Cans DIY

The most important ingredient for a lost finale party. Make your own dharma initiative cans! Just printed them from this site. For the soda and lemon lime click on the images below.

We taped them on with white vinyl tape. The vinyl tape is the best for covering any existing label and going on the curved surface smoothly. DO NOT CUT TO THE GUIDE LINES ON HIS PAGE. they are for bottles not cans. just wrap the can and see where it makes sense.

Good (in the sense of white on top) beer: Budweiser
Good soda: diet 7up, diet caffeine free pepsi.
dharma initiative beer and soda cans
Here are some soda cans mixed in. The page above only had the one liter size so some photoshoping was needed.
dharma initiative beer
The images. click to make big.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Hold Steady referencing other bands.

Just was listening to a track from the new album on the radio and heard them reference. Husker Du's- makes no sense. What other songs? especially from the cities.

Almost killed me.
Certain Songs-
"from the meatloafs to the Billy Joels" "only the good die young."Billy Joel- Only The Good Die Young
"D4 is for lovers" (referencing Dillinger four but no specific song)
"Ellen Foley gives 'em hope" "Paradise by the dashboard light" Meatloaf with Ellen Foley Paradise By The Dashboard Light
b1? c-9?

Separation Sunday
Charlemagne in sweetpants. "tramps like us, and we like tramps"- is this a reference to Born to run? "tramps like us. baby we were born to run." you tell me?

Boys and girls in America

Stay positive
constructive summer- "me and my friends are like double whiskey coke no ice" Dillinger Four-Doublewhiskeycokenoice

Heaven is whenever
somewhere in here is reference to Husker Du's Makes No Sense At All

The list is far from finished help me out in the comment section.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jonny's select seeds. $10 off coupon code.

To make it easier for you to pick up some last-minute items, please accept $10.00 off on you next order of $15 or more through June 14, 2010.

To receive $10 savings on any order of $15 or more, use offer code #10-1080 at checkout.

This is where I got my two row barley seeds for brewing.
Organic Two Row Malting Barley

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Growing two row barley for brewing

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Let me start with the anticipated questions:
Where can I buy Barley seed for growing beer?
Organic Two Row Malting Barley
Is a 5gallon bucket enough space to grow barley?
doesn't look like it.
Does this really work?
How do you malt the barely you grow?

Here is the barley that i started indoors under the led grow lamp now going to seed. The amount of seeds on the stalks are pretty comparable to if not less then the amount i planted in the bucket in the first place. This was grown in normal potting soil.

Planted another batch in a small test area in the back yard. mixed in about two inches of compost with the old soil. Hard to describe the seed density other then by showing this photo.

About 1 month later.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

where do we come from? what are we? where are we going? Calvin and Gauguin

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Saw this piece at the MFA and thought "Gauguin... why do I know that name." I guess the memory stuck from reading this strip when I was ten. One more strip i get the reference for. The great thing is that it was funny before and is funny now. Just switching from looking at it from Calvins perspective to his mothers.

I spent more time in the dictionary reading calvin and hobbes then any school work I did and I would love to know the difference it made on my SAT.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Example of cupric sulfate zinc patina matte and gloss. Master and Margarita.

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Master and Margarita by Brodie Parent before and after patina.
This is a one sided mold made of a clay positive cast in zinc. The casting was wire brushed quickly and unevenly to give the rustic look before applying the patina. No polishing or brushing was done after

Compare the matte appearance of the above to the much more polished color in the piece below. The only real difference is a light wire brushing after the patina has been applied and a coat of clear coat.

Cupric sulfate

Here is what the zinc looks like raw.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

stokes tower cleveland venus

share to facebook buttonAfter a trip to cleveland or "the cleve" (don't get attached lemon). Saw this giant bronze. Very jealous. Took a little while google imageing for "giant f-ing woman in cleveland" and related image searches (would recommend safe search on) to find out that this piece is called the Cleveland Venus, at lease according to wikipedia, and is a 37' bronze. I love the scale.. caught my eye from blocks away.

Makes me think I need to do something like this but in zinc, but smaller, and with arms... I guess I just like figure.

Also reminds me to recommend the sculptures of the Louvre episode on the The Venus de Milo for those of you with netflix's instant. The way the narrator pronounces louvre it might as well be an onomonopia for emesis. Language of love my ass.
cleveland venus giant bronze downtown cleveland
More importantly got to go on to watch the twins beat up the tribe.