Friday, July 22, 2011

The Platte County Fair

Riding with a Mohawk

I always wanted a mohawk,instead I got a cowlick. Not the same at all.

The Octopus Ride

Geez,I get nauseous just taking the photo.

You can't have fun at the fair without tickets

Platte City cemetery

Love this entry sign into the cemetery.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sing like it's your last song.

I really liked this band,the female singer,Lauren Krum is amazing. I've heard her sing before at the Exile on Main Street tribute and on other occasions,what a talent.

The singing brothers

These two talented young lads picked the busiest street corner to sing on. I liked their marketing style and performance.

Close-up of funky machine

Don't ask me what the hell it is,I'm just a photographer.

Marco and the machine

My brother wearing a jaunty cap and looking wistfully at a funky machine. The light in this building was perfect. I wish I could bottle it for a rainy day. This is the light and color that photographers dream of.

More paint flinging

The painted sentiment

I would like to believe she painted this for Mother's Day.

Let's fling paint!

At the Arts Incubator on 1st Friday,they had a place for kids to throw paint at a wall. It was orderly and controlled of course. The line of the night went to the mother standing next to me who yelled to her son "Jason! You're on the wrong side of the paint!" Sounds like something you would say to a lousy artist. As in "Bob,your artwork stinks,clearly you're on the wrong side of the paint".

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Going to the movies

A sign outside a theater in Monterosso. Something about this sign makes me smile and wonder what it's like to see a movie in Italy.

Downtown buildings

I love the colors,the compression,the feel of downtown......

Red light,green light

stop and go traffic light

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Great advancements in bread mold research from the series "KC Science Fair"

I will never look at bread the same way again.

the Toasty Tush

Catchy name. Who wouldn't be a fan of a toasty tush? Nobody,and I mean nobody likes a cold tush.

the Edible Pencil

Long boring meeting? No lunch? No problem.

the Pocket-tie

As a guy who wears tie,I'm ready to order this baby. Especially since the sign says "Buy it NOOOOOW!". I'm sold!

Goodbye spills,hello soda

You have to love a simple and elegant design.

the Spatula Flashlight

Evidently,there's much more night grilling going on than I was aware of. It's nice to see that the kids are keeping an eye out for these opportunities. And the Chiefs logo always insures a few more sales.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Science experiment

It wasn't all inventions. There was some hard-hitting science being thrown down as well. I forgot where I was going with this...maybe I need some gum.


Hey,this was an invention convention,not a spelling party.

The Party Shoe

Oh if I think of all the times I wanted to go to a party but didn't because I didn't have the right shoes. I would sit at home and think to myself "if only I had a Party Shoe".

The poster says it "lights up and plays music. It is literally a party in a shoe". Boy,I can smell the party from here.

The Blind Fold

Might be politically incorrect but you got to admit,it's catchier than "Visually Impaired Fold"........(take special note of the braille labels)

The Hot Umbrella

Let's see,a hair-dryer affixed to a plastic umbrella...I don't see how this could possibly go wrong.

The Cake Lifter

A spring-loaded cake pan. Someone call Consumer Reports,let's get testing on this thing.

The Peeper Beeper

Really,I can't think of anything to write that is funnier than this name...let's say it together...Peeper Beeper.

The Brop

It's a broom,no it's a mop...wait,it's a Brop. It's it's brilliant...wait,it's smilliant!

The extended snooze button

Finally someone has invented a snooze button that will get you up and going instead of wasting your morning in bed.

From the KC Science Fair- Inventions Category

My favorite part of the Science Fair is always the inventions. This one I really dug,it was the "Eliminator". In case you're taking a timed test and suddenly you realize you made a mistake and have alot of erasing to do. This device will help you out,brilliant invention,it only looks like 2 pencils taped together.

Thursday, March 17, 2011