Archive for May, 2010

Off The Map

31 May 2010 at 9:19 pm
by Berck

Off The Map is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. Highly recommended.

Pelican Crossings

28 May 2010 at 8:06 am
by Berck

So, I read this article by James May, which in and of itself isn’t very interesting. I knew about Zebra crossings, but not Pelican crossings. This lead me to this wikipedia article that includes the following paragraph, which was so funny that I thought it was clever wikipedia vandalism at first:

The pelican crossing was the first definitive light controlled crossing in the UK, introduced in 1969, after the earlier failed experiment of the panda crossing. Previously only zebra crossings had been used, which have warning signals (Belisha beacons), but no control signals. The pedestrian lights are situated on the far side of the road to the pedestrian. A puffin crossing has the lights on the same side as the pedestrian; a toucan crossing is a crossing for pedestrians and bicycles; a pegasus crossing allows horse-riders to cross as well. A HAWK beacon, used experimentally in the USA with a standard pedestrian crossing signal, stops traffic when a pedestrian pushes a button to cross, but goes dark unless activated.

There are, in fact, the following possibilities for crossings:

Panda crossing · Pedestrian scramble · Pegasus crossing · Pelican crossing · Puffin crossing · Tiger crossing · Toucan crossing · Zebra crossing

Seriously? How does the UK actually function?

4 Day

24 May 2010 at 2:46 pm
by Jonah

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Canyonlands Photos Posted

24 May 2010 at 2:42 pm
by Berck

In the Gallery

Gone Camping.

21 May 2010 at 9:32 am
by Berck

We’re off to somewhere. First stop: Breakfast at the Brown Burro. Then, who knows?