Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lincoln Automobiles' New Vehicle: The Incontinentental

writ up in '08
You know, with science and technology increasing our life spans longer than we ever thought possible, we have to be ready to make changes to our lifestyles to keep up. The world’s leading companies are aware of this, and have been keeping themselves on the cutting edge of this growing market: the ultra-elderly.

That’s what led Lincoln Automobiles to create their newest vehicle: The Lincoln Incontinental. Equipped with a driver's side built-in IV drip hook & insulin injector, the Incontinental goes above and beyond the normal expectations of comfort. While other companies may be content providing their vehicles with an OnStar
security system, Lincoln exceeds expectations by including a live, in-car nurse: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With leather bedpan bucket seats and a forty horsepower engine (capable of accelerating to top speeds of 35 miles per hour), the Incontinental provides both a smooth ride and the dependability you expect.

When my grandfather turns 104 next year I’ll know what to get him. The Lincoln Incontinental.

Lincoln. Caring for the medicared. securing the socially secured.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Simplicity = Complexity

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  Leonardo da Vinci 
Simplicity equals complexity because simpler clarity of expression opens something up to a vast amount more associations and connections.
The simpler, purer the prism is, the broader the spectrum that shows through it.

P.S. Ever heard of a grism? Me neith.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Soviet Warsaw in Upstate New York

Came across two pictures taken in Warsaw, Poland and Zagreb, Croatia on Nasty, Brutalist, and Short that resemble buildings in Albany, NY where I spent several of my v impressionable years.

Set 1- Warsaw: The actually kind of amazing looking Palace of Culture and Science
...conceived by Stalin as a "gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation."

The Alfred E Smith building

Guess it's the Art Deco that these two have in common? In Communist Warsaw, Deco arts you, etc)

Set 2- Zagreb: Apartment building, I think:

Albany: the 'Agency Buildings' on the Empire State Plaza

also here's the two Here's the two Albany buildings from the sky, left side.

Bonus Albany fun fact
  • The city's first name when settled by the Dutch was "The Fuyck," then "Beversfuyck."  fuycked up.