Links for 11/5/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEa00RrKM3I

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QDxmkhy0Gg

 

Honda’s new classic Super Cub motorscooter looks as good today as it did 60 years ago

Source: Honda’s new classic Super Cub motorscooter looks as good today as it did 60 years ago


 

Source: Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: ‘We shall overcome’ | US news | The Guardian


 

Source: The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it | Clive Hamilton | Environment | The Guardian


 

Source: Mapping 15 of Los Angeles’s Most Glorious Remaining Googies


 

Source: the unbelievable story of transgender soul singer jackie shane – i-D

Links for 9/16/17

Health Canada has advised the band council of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton to issue a water advisory after recent water tests showed high levels of iron and manganese. Meanwhile, the band is trying to get its new water treatment facility up and running.

Source: Potlotek First Nation advised its water unfit for drinking or washing – Nova Scotia – CBC News


 

Source: Strikers, Scabs, and Sugar Mongers


 

For centuries, journalists, academics, and even politicians have been obsessed with the idea of the untouched tribe.

Source: The Dangerous Myth of Utopian Societies


 

The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the “Full Screen” icon for the full effect.

Source: Vintage Video: Asbury Park | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Source: Why We Must Stop the Flow of Tar Sands Oil | NRDC


 

Rapa Nui have written a new chapter in their history based upon their cultural values of guardianship, responsibility and accountability for the natural environment

Source: The Rapa Nui have shown us that conservation can protect …


 

Source: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian


 

Diogenes’ Lantern, near the Brockton Arcade, also boasted imported teas, Italian soft drinks and folk singers

Source: Back in the Day: Riverside joined the Beat generation with 1950s coffeehouse – Press Enterprise

Links for 6/25/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqwd_u6HkMo

Source: The Impossible Hamster


 

In his native Detroit, Jack White—White Stripes frontman and one of the most active and influential musicians of the last twenty years—has built a beautiful, efficient, and fully staffed record manufacturing plant. Why? Because records are better.

Source: Welcome to Jack White’s Temple to Vinyl


 

The perennially popular bar style stays fresh

Source: A primer on tiki culture


 

The Hukulea’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide them

Source: Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey | Smart News | Smithsonian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57wj8diYpgY

 

Dick Dale: The Father of Surf Music | Fender Stratocaster

Links for 6/18/17

Santa Monica Pier is LA County’s most polluted beach – Curbed LA


 

Hawaii is considering creating a universal basic income


 

Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivf479bW8Q

Source: The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail


 

Brian Wilson talks to 6 Musict about playing Pet Sounds in its entirety for the last time

Source: BBC Radio 6 Music


 

India’s Biggest Skateboard Park In This Village Is Challenging The Caste System And Other Odds

Links for 28/3/17

Source: How America’s obsession with hula girls almost wrecked Hawai’i / Boing Boing


 

https://vimeo.com/153814991

Video: Underground Legends – “Odd Todd”

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone


 

To Save The Economy, We Have To Break Its One Sacred Rule


 

https://vimeo.com/208059829

Source: Surfing set to Indonesian 60’s pop / Boing Boing


 

With much assurance, the radioactive contamination would be contained, the Pacific Ocean is contaminated. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting that, Cesium-134, a radioactive chemical that leaked from Fukushima, is being detected…

Source: Officials Admit Radioactive Fish Off U.S. West Coast Have “Disturbing Fingerprint Of Fukushima” – Counter Current News


 

A Most Charming Surf Book – Capital Surfers

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 3/16/17

Who was Australia’s first surfer? A century-old tale of sailors, spectators and a Duke | Sport | The Guardian


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z45h3U1H7kU

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

California has the nation’s highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living | PolitiFact California


 

Source: Bill Campbell-Weird-Oh’s artist. in Final Farewells Forum


 

Mozambique Surfing travel guide Mozambique surf spot + forum for surfing in Mozambique


 

It seems to me as if prophecies of Trump have been built into the culture, perhaps by the aliens who seeded us on Earth

Source: Full of nuts, watching a 70s western, I saw America’s future… | Stewart Lee | Opinion | The Guardian

Links for 3/5/17

After the fires killed 11 and devastated vast swaths of land in January many are asking if subsidised timber plantations are to blame

Source: Did Pinochet-era deregulation cause Chile’s worst-ever wildfires? | World news | The Guardian


 

Mozambique Surf Guide | GoSurfAfrica


 

“Awful,” says writer and painter Ben Shattuck – but in the good way.

Source: What’s It Like to Be the Artist-in-Residence at America’s Least Visited National Park? | NRDC


 

Climate change: Apocalypse by 1000 cuts


 

“I’m glad I packed extra anti-depressants on this trip.” – Mark Cunningham

Source: Jack Johnson’s Film On Ocean Plastic Pollution | The Inertia


 

Housed in a memorial lighthouse, this museum relays the history of surfing, beginning with the antics of royal Hawaiian teenagers.

Source: How Surfing Was Brought to Santa Cruz By Three Teenage Hawaiian Princes

Links for 2/12/17

Follow the money: Will Trump repay Putin by ending Russian sanctions and killing the Paris climate deal?

Source: Did Putin help elect Trump to restore $500 billion Exxon oil deal killed by sanctions


 

Is buying something with the click of a mouse worse for the planet than picking it up off the shelf and taking it home yourself? And if it is – would it change the way you shopped?

Source: Online vs offline shopping: which is better for the environment? | DW Environment


 


 

I was delighted to see giant basking sharks on a recent trip to Scotland, but such moments of wonder are rare. Creating fishing reserves would allow our oceans to recover – and preserve this incredible feeling

Source: The primal thrill of sharks: the emotional case for rewilding the sea | The Guardian


 

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them

Source: We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | The Guardian


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events