Cannonball is a nicely shot mini-doc about the Fresno foreclosure market, and the abandoned swimming pools exploited by area skateboarders, just as in Dogtown during the water shortage crisis.
Once upon a time, Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car. Own a house. Own a pool. Everyone wanted it and the wonderful world of credit made it all possible. But now, with the foreclosure monster running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people this is tragic. But for some, it’s an opportunity.
It’s cool that they haul away their trash, and actually knock and offer to trade yard work for some carving time.
This is, ironically, one of those videos where at the TouTube Link, you can click the little soccer ball in the bottom toolbar, and enhance the video with vuvuzela. How awesome is that?
Sure, there is always the constant thought of furthering our technology and designing for a Jetson-like lifestyle. People have been imagining flying cars and living among robots since I can remember. I’m talking about designing products for a future that may not be so glamorous – I’m talking about designing products…for the post-apocalyptic world!
Perhaps by designing for the end of the world, we can end up saving the world…
Link to this compelling business idea.
I spotted this scene in Southeast Portland today. I think it speaks volumes about the current economic scalpel that is slicing its way through society. Entertainment out; banks in.
Some things work. Some things don’t. If this doesn’t work, I surely won’t.
In honor of the dual occasion, here’s a Powerpoint Presentation of the Gettsburg Address.
Of course, if you’re new to the whole Martin Luther King phenomenon, there’s this:
I’m a big fan of Obama and King. Since Martin’s death, a lot of bullshit has crept into society.
Obama will turn this stuff around. Stuff will get better everyday. Stuff is like that.
The U.S. Economy
I love this word because it is actually three words mashed up to mean a Gestalt of the individual words.
I would NEVER assume THE truth would be LESS than we bargained for.