Robert L. Peters

21 December 2011

A cautionary tale…

All of the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names…

(source)


19 December 2011

Superman… to the rescue.

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“Gather ’round the Yule-log fire while we spin the fantastic fable of the man who hates the holiday the whole world loves—and seeks to stop its celebration by striking at Santa himself! He is greedy Jasper Rasper—but he reckons without the Man of Tomorrow, who guarantees that there will always be a Christmas despite… The Man Who Hated Christmas.”

Read the whole comic book online, here.


18 December 2011

Animalia Exstinta

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Animalia Exstinta is a fascinating imaginary bestiary featuring beautiful surrealist collages by Hugo Horita and humorous descriptive texts by Esteban Seimandi. This elegant volume was designed by Juan Cruz Bazterrica, and published by the Argentinian Ediciones Tres en línea in 2010.”

(source)


17 December 2011

Age considers; youth ventures.

(the quote is by Rabindranath Tagore; the cartoon is by Ian Baker)


16 December 2011

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez


15 December 2011

Banksy… still at it.

London, UK

I’m happy to see that Banksy is still active… around the globe.


14 December 2011

Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you need to keep moving.

—Albert Einstein


13 December 2011

Buy less. Have less. Care more. Live more.

[ wherever ]

Any way you care to say it… or to act on it (or not), there’s a definite anti-consumerist movement growing around the globe. I must say, I was very encouraged this evening, when doing a simple image search for “buy nothing christmas,” to come across a plethora of supportive online resources, blogs, and links… (including lots of sharing of some simple posters that I put together years ago for Buy Nothing Christmas —one is shown below).

Please buy nothing (or at least considerably less) this holiday season, OK? Both the planet and your Karma-quotient will thank you for it…

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12 December 2011

May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart.

—Inuit proverb (suitable for the shortest, darkest northern fortnight)

 


11 December 2011

VW Kombi… seen everywhere!

Wolfsburg, Germany

The Volkswagen Type 2, officially known as the Transporter or Kombi (short for Kombinationskraftwagen) and informally as the Bus (US), Camper (UK), Bulli, Kleinbus, microbus, minibus, and sometimes even hippie van, was a panel van introduced in 1950 by German automaker Volkswagen as its second model, following and initially deriving from VW’s first model, the Type 1 (Beetle).

Some 61 years after its introduction, the Type 2 is still to be seen everywhere (and is still manufactured in Brazil, where last month the 1.5-millionth unit rolled out of the factory). Perhaps it’s because I have many friends with them and that I myself have owned a few (including Bettie Blue, a Type 3 now safely tucked away for the winter) that I seem to encounter these perpetually iconic charmers everywhere I look (both on the roads and throughout popular culture)… thanks to climber friend Gerald Brandt for some of the links/sources of the images shown above (click on images for links to articles and more images).

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