Monday, December 31, 2007

NORTH AMERICAN TAXIDERMY


Le Sueur, MN.

Friday, December 28, 2007

UP08: First proposed route.

We'd save a lot of boring flatland miles by flying into a UP town, but we'd still need to rent a car somewhere.


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UP08!

It's confirmed. Roadtrip 08 will be to the Upper Peninsula.

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People who never admit that anything is wrong with anything

have a serious problem.

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"Quit"

from Christopher Bellinger
to Rob Bellinger ,
date Dec 27, 2007 4:35 PM
subject Quit
mailed-by gmail.com

4:35 PM (22 hours ago)

http://www.nyfa.org/level4.asp?id=173&fid=1&sid=51&tid=169

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UNIQLO vs. H&M

Fuck H&M. Cheap chic female retail? Overpriced rags that begin to decay the moment you buy them? No two shirts the same size? No way. UNIQLO is Japanese and practical and better. Too bad they only have one store in America.

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Tourist Clobbering

I'd never seen so many. Ironically, I had to meet Erich for lunch around the corner from Rockefeller Center and needed to pick up some things in SoHo. The droves of bedazzled morons drove me to walk in the street...on 5th, on Canal, on Broadway. Upward they stared. In the middle of sidewalks they stopped. In they strode through doorways my exiting body transiently occupied. I gave up my patience and stopped saying "excuse me." It was all elbows and shoulders from there on out, countless stunned visitors in my wake.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wong's, St. Stephen, N.B.


February 2005.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Formaldehyde


2005.

"The Mood at Rudy's," or, perhaps, "2007: Imperfect Simile"


I think this is a picture that you only have to take once.

(Incidentally, this particular image is from 2004.)

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Street Performer, Adams Morgan


Many "old" 2004-2005 P&S shots that were hosted on rbellinger.com are now on Flickr. I'm closing the technologically obsolete photos section of this site and relying solely on Flickr.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Nerdbob Wishes You A Merry Christmas!


Circa 1992.

Friday, December 21, 2007

I love snow.

Not powdery, silent, country snow. Nor skiing snow. Urban snow. We've had three storms in the last week in Boston, and there are three- and four-foot heaps of ice and snow everywhere. White is the cure for gray. When the dull skies don't keep their promises for weeks, that's when I worry. Thank you, snow. Fuck you, S.A.D.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wally's at Closing Time


Circa 2am Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

GORDON!


I just received...

...a shipment of hot spanikopita that I will reheat for dinner. Best landlords ever!

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note: posts below made with japanese laptop

characters appear different on different computers.

dear cabbie.

thank you for taking us through dorchester mcdonalds at 230am on a tuesday to get whatever they had left

its nice to finally be young, for once

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dear cougarlike pagan kennedy protege,

we regret that you left wallys early at the request of your xenophobic, agist friends

drunk as f''' in west roxbury

gordon is back from japan

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

LAWRENCE

is stuck in my fucking head.

Incidentally, I haven't posted any photos from Lawrence yet.

Out of every college town I've been to for work and for fun, Lawrence is the only one that does this.

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Stevie Wonder!

Dear Pete Lesser,

Thank you for imploring me (again) to purchase Songs in the Key of Life--a remarkable $8.99 at Amazon for DRM-free MP3s!

These songs transport be back to my childhood. Maybe they were there in ambient car radio noise--likely from other cars since my parents only listen(ed) to 1010 WINS--as we drove regularly to McDonald's in Flushing. A great soundtrack for remembering and looking forward.

The amazing positivity, the synthesis, the beat. How could I have lived without this in such a concentrated form for so long? I listen at least once a day, and I can't wait to see how the album ends up influencing my thought and music-playing processes.

Yours,
Rob

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Monday, December 17, 2007

dream (goal) at the moment (noted at approx. 10:30pm)

to be in a fantastic alt pop country blues band from a place like lawrence (kan.)

Not sleeping...

I am
*posting photos
*watching cop shows
*answering stupid, but occasionally intriguing, OKCupid questions
*answering work email
*practicing guitar
...

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Amore Pizza -- Flushing, Queens


BEST SLICE IN NEW YORK CITY. Nothing beats the thin, but not cripsy, crust, and the tang of the sauce.

Eternal Youth


June 2004, Flushing.

Dog, Orange Line


Southbound at Ruggles tonight.

Spaghetti, Times Square


Last Sunday I got bored in my hotel and, though sick, gallivanted about Midtown with Meade in heavy rain.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Our Lady of the Abandoned Deli


Washington, DC

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Autocentrism Visualized

A link from Rob Lott: how construction of I-295 has destroyed neighborhoods and cut part of Southeast Washington DC off from the rest of the city. (We took some photos there a few weeks ago).

Google map showing intersection location.

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Forbes.com on 21st century planning

Check out their series on 21st Century Cities, including this piece on Ghost Cities by former stripper Elisabeth Eaves.*

*NOTE: The sentence above carries no political (read: sexist) weight; rather it represents nearly chronologically a series of Google searches that resulted from discovering this Forbes series via Gmail Web Clip. Thank you.

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rules of Engagement for Car Punching

If (I) one is in a crosswalk either in a) a state/province with a yield to all pedestrians law or b) otherwise has right-of-way as indicated by signals etc., and (II) a moving vehicle comes within range of fist, car must be punched.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

someone else

just published a book of storefront photography with thames & hudson norton.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

inexorable loserdom

Friday, December 07, 2007

CNN's I-Report: robbing photographers blind.

Now that sharing video and image files is easier than ever before, major news outlets are quick to exploit amateur and budding professional photographers. Scams like CNN's I-Report invite us to send in provocative imagery for potential, unpaid use in for-profit media. This extends beyond the I-Report homepage I've linked. User-submitted photographs often appear accompanying the headline article on CNN.com, saving the company hundreds (if not thousands) in licensing fees from agencies like AP, AFP, Getty, etc.

The terms of use, which one must agree to before sending anything in, stipulate that
you hereby grant to CNN and its affiliates a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to edit, telecast, rerun, reproduce, use, syndicate, license, print, sublicense, distribute and otherwise exhibit the materials you submit, or any portion thereof, as incorporated in any of their programming or the promotion thereof, in any manner and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised, without payment to you or any third party.


What amazes me is how many people will sign their content away, unaware that it has monetary value. That CNN and other news organizations are replacing top-of-the line content with stuff they're getting via email bothers me. It's certainly not the quality of the images and video. It's the increased profit that comes from unpaid talent.

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BROTHERS

completed first studio practice last night. The results were VERY, VERY GOOD.

Going to keep working on a few songs, then bring in a drummer.

I'm seriously considering buying $10, one-hour solo studio sessions to practice drumming. It'd be worth it; I have an eerily natural knowledge base to develop.

Also, I love how people at my job don't take me seriously when I say I play music.

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Crew of the 2007 College Point Class Conflict Pub Crawl


Photos are up--click this one to get into the set. Unfortunately, Sandy and Michael did not make it into this shot.

CPCCPC08 is going to be devastatingly awesome.

I HATE HATE HATE comma splices.

I immediately lose respect for anyone who uses them.

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"Listening to WFUV when it's cold outside will make you feel young."

First noted on November 26, 2006.

It can also make you feel like your life is approaching wreck stage, that you should stop trying to live in two cities concurrently while traveling for work 45% of the time, and it can make you wonder why you haven't writTEN anything real. But those may be meritless statements, depending on what time of day it is.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

College Point Class Conflict Pub Crawl 2007 Photos and Videos Coming Soon

I promise.

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Lions Gate Bridge


Vancouver--last Friday's rush hour.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sept-Nov Campus Travel (Completed)

If you zoom in, there are many, many more placemarkers.


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I AM NOT GOING TO CREATE A MEMBERSHIP AT OPRAH.COM TO WATCH THE ONLY TELEVISION INTERVIEW CORMAC MCCARTHY HAS GIVEN.

also:

I'm pretty sure I saw my ex-gf from high school in the Davis Square subway station tonight. She was making out with a girl.

new england

empty promises; declining population

Saturday, December 01, 2007

When it didn't make sense anymore.

Piles of kids in the street in front of the Cambie? Gin-fueled fury? Replacing one's soul with bourbon warmth? All those extra calories? F it all.

I'm only happy when I'm making stuff.

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