Okay, first things first - I just had this random thought: I wish my last name was Wu, and that Anita's last name was Tang. eh? eh? Okay, that really was dumb. So...
The above photo is an old wooden wheel that I spotted while out at a friend's parents' acreage a couple weekends ago. I love the detail and texture of the splintering wood and the peeling paint. It adds so much character. Thought I'd put a different take on it, see how it looks in B&W. What do you think?
You really do learn something new everyday. It's usually some junk tidbit that you filter out (like how David Carradine died of autoerotic asphyxiation (?!))... but occasionally some fact that is actually remotely applicable to life manages to find its way into your brain. Yesterday, I unearthed this nugget: for houses with doors at the front and back (increasingly becoming a rarity in the age of front attached garages, and no back alleys), you can tell whether a person is ringing the front or back doorbell by the sound. Ding-Dong means the front door. Ding, means the back. Who knew?!
Hey, don't give me that 'who gives a shit' look... the title of this entry was USELESS INFORMATION. What were you expecting?
And in case you're wondering what's with the el nudo androgynous War-Amps in the photo, this was a display window at some upscale retail outlet in Osaka.