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Cañada del Oro Wildflowers, Geocache Quached

Finally got up to Cañada del Oro, my favorite favorite place to bum around, last Saturday, to see the wildflowers. Though this is the most reliable place I know of in the San Ho area to see an astounding variety of wildflowers, I was somewhat nervous to see Indian Paintbrushes before the heat gets them. Saw this cool turkey on the way in, but I had to shoot the photo into the sun…

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Shitty digital Canon Elph lens was NOT cooperating to catch these blue dicks! You can eat them… IMG_2435

Shooting stars in the daytime!

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Finally the Indian Paintbrush showed up. I’m pretty sure the one below with the serrated leaves is also a kind of paintbrush, but someone can comment and fill me in.

IMG_2439IMG_2438Finally, I nabbed a bit of geocached plastic pollution! It’s been signed and stamped and commented upon by such as Mia Quiche, Fleetwood 7 and others. I took that shit back to the city and recycled it. Fuck your plastic geo-trash, Fleetwood 7!

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New Tech-Inspired Sculpture in Guadalupe River

Here’s the Coleman Avenue bridge, by the big shopping center at Taylor, where the recent floods have provided for the latest sculpture to hit San José, this time in the middle of the river. Like many sculptures in the city, it’s a meaningless technical exercise, an immense MS Paint job executed by not even an amateur but a disinterested user. The title of the piece is “Interpolating Concepts,” grabbed mid-paragraph from the piece’s indecipherable pseudo-philosophical justification, which is attached to the river bed and visible only to divers.

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“Interpolating Concepts”

The medium is pile of sticks and tree trunks on a plinth of rocks with support from a live tree.20170225_161628

When in fifty years, when the vacuous tech-boom society of Google employees collectively decides, based on a single meme, that this is the most important art of their era, and the artist is asked about his motivation, he’ll have nothing to say but that his boss commissioned it in order to show some long-vanished investors the company’s edgy design ideas, much like the inverted 3D-printed cone on the steps of the Convention Center.

The piece unfortunately took very little logistics to produce, practically zero quarterbacking of dealmaking with Chinese suppliers, and therefore practically zero child laborers were exploited in order to produce it, unlike the iPhone. Americans get off on the idea that everything they consume, including art materials, are produced under the most egregiously, unnecessarily harmful and exploitative means, because it amplifies their sensation that “we’re lucky to live here,” even though they themselves cause the rest of wherever else to not be so lucky a location.

The sculpture, nonetheless, unfortunately doesn’t really hit the latter points in any way.

Saludos a 40 países Hello to 40 Countries

But in all seriousness, I am impressed that people, if only one each, from 40 different countries looked at this website in the year 2016. Thanks for stopping by, everyone, and I hope the stories and comics were useful or at least entertaining for you! Maybe we’ll see each other again in 2017.

Pero con toda sinceridad, me impresiona mucho que gente, sea una persona de cada cual, de 40 países hayan visto a este sitio red en el año 2017. Gracias por la visita, plebes, ¡y espero las historias y tiras les hayan servido o al menos entretenido! Tal vez nos volvemos a ver en 2017.

Aber ganz ehrlich hat es mich sehr eingedrückt dass in 2017 Leute aus 40 Ländern, sei es ein Mensch aus jedem, diese Website angeguckt haben. Ich bedanke mich recht herzlich für den Besuch, Leute, und hoffe, dass die Stories und Comics euch nützlich oder zumindest unterhaltend erschienen sind! Vielleicht sehn wir uns nochmal in diesem neuen Jahr.

 

*Written from the mind by hand, not translated in any way!