Archive for March 1st, 2011

March 1, 2011

American Idols Bearded Talent

by Accidental Bear
American Idol

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Is it a surprise to you that my 2 favorite male performers of the night on American Idol tonight sported beards. All beards aside Paul McDonald rocked my world the way he slid around stage and belted in a whisper his song. Casey Abrams has a street performer vibe and looking forward to what he’ll be performing next. I think I prefer him with an instrument.

I’ll have my eye on these two as long as they last.


Paul McDonald

Sings Rod Stewarts “Maggie May”  and gets my vote hands down.

Casey Abrams on Stage

March 1, 2011

Light up a Room with Style

by Accidental Bear

I am neurotic about lighting. I enter every room with a suggestion of dimming, switching or flat out turning off of lights. I think I have found my lighting utopia. Design and light quality made to perfection.



Lighting from Monocomplex

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Monocomplex, a design firm located in Seoul, Korea, has unveiled two new lighting fixtures. The first (seen above) is called “Retro TV Lighting.” The firm says, “According to digital time’s advent, analog things are being protruded to the back seat. Retro TV lighting intends to deliver warmness in memories to users by moving the warm nature of wood materials along with analog emotion to the illumination.” “Retro TV Lighting” was designed by Park Hyunwoo.

After the jump, check out “Spool Lighting” designed by Hwang Eunsang. This piece hinges on associations with the spool and mothering – specifically the connection between the spool and sewing. It is a contemporary nostalgic reinterpretation of the object, proposing a natural warmth.

That warming glow is the connector between the two designs.




March 1, 2011

Review | MEN (via the girls are)

by Accidental Bear

Review | MEN     Talk About Body, MEN, IAMSound, 14 Feb.   It's been less than a week since its release, but MEN's Talk About Body has already got tongues wagging, as would any album that combines discussion of gender, sexual politics and activism with electro-funk beats. But perhaps it's a little tokenistic – even patronising – to praise an album based purely on its political kudos; many of us here live queer, political, feminist lives, and fo … Read More

via the girls are

March 1, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day Dave Salmoni

by Accidental Bear


March 1, 2011

Pic of Day with a Message

by Accidental Bear

Loose Lips Sink Ships

This illustration by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander McClelland Barclay was part of the Navy’s “Loose Lips Sink Ships” World War II campaign, designed to remind shipyard workers and others with jobs supporting the war effort not to discuss their work.
– The New York Times

[American propaganda during World War II | Wikipedia]


March 1, 2011, MY FASHION GO-TO

by Accidental Bear

Fashion, just add beard!

Thank you for being my fashion go-to!

Denim Demon ‘Skuvie’ Sweatshirt

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How many sweatshirts does one man need? That’s the question we ask ourselves, and the answers usually ‘as many as humanly possible’. We like this one because of the chambray chest pocket and the side pocket, making it useful for those days when you’re travelling light. (C Store)

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Our Legacy O Neck Jumper

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Our Legacy have gone all aran on us with this jumper. While we do feel a little silly recommending a heavy knit when it’s nearly March, sometimes the weather doesn’t play along and warm up when it’s supposed to. And – if you’re in the UK – now is one of those times. (Our Legacy)

March 1, 2011

All Eyes On: Steven Beckly (photographer)

by Accidental Bear

I am drawn in to complexity of simplicity in Becklys photographs.












Waving a White Flag in a World of Colour, 2010


Steven Beckly is a photo-based artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. His artistic practice explores the complexities of identity, relationships, intimacy, and sexuality in contemporary experience. Blending diaristic, documentary, and cinematographic approaches, his work predominantly employs portraiture infused with biographical elements and idealized fiction. Performance plays an important role in his process, and constructed environments provide the context for his images.

He is interested in reconstructing personal and intimate realities and replaying emotional conditions to transform ordinary moments into universal sentiments. Seemingly fictionalized characters are placed in fragmented and open-ended narratives, creating space for imagined structure, context, and meaning. By exploring the connections between the individual, the collective, and their environments, he continually aspires to portray emotional intricacies that comprise and reveal layers of human experience.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography (Toronto, ON), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland, OR), Photo Center NW (Seattle, WA), and the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA). His images have been featured in major international publications, including Photo Life (Canada), The Photo Review (USA), and Photo World (China). Recently, he was awarded the Director’s Choice Award at the 2010 CENTER Awards (Santa Fe, NM).


75 Via Cassia Dr.
Toronto, Ontario
M6M 5K6
416 666 3144

March 1, 2011

Please Don’t Touch the Seal Pups : SF CA

by Accidental Bear
Vibrissae near the nose and above the eyes of ...

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” Please


Touch me.”

via SFist

Adorable Animal Safety Announcement: Please Don’t Touch the Seal Pups

It’s harbor seal birthing season, which means local shores will be infested with adorable, plush-toy-like newborn pups. As much as you’d like to take them home and keep them in your bathtub forever and ever, the experts at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary would like you to please admire them from a distance. Even if a pup appears to be orphaned, that just means the mother is out finding food for her fragile offspring. And keep your dogs away too, have you ever seen a canine get ahold of a Beanie Baby?


March 1, 2011

Critical Mass Participants BEWARE. Driver Runs Over Cyclists Protesting In Brazil (VIDEO)

by Accidental Bear
San Francisco Critical Mass, April 29, 2005.

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This is awful example of human behavior, BUT be thankful I don’t have a car. I have watched these bicyclist in San Francisco cause chaos  in the street during Critical Mass blocking drivers from getting home from long days of work, family members on their way to visit family in the hospital, or maybe even people that have to take the piss of their lives, I too have these visions putting the medal to the pedal. I am about to be unpopular with half my friends, but I am ANTI- CRITICAL MASS. There are different ways to be heard than to party in the streets ( thats what it boils down to). Two wrongs don’t make a right.



In southern Brazil last week, around 100 cycling activists were mowed down by an angry driver.Associated Press reports: “Cyclists in the Critical Mass ride tell the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the man argued with some riders, who had taken over all lanes of the street on Friday.”

No bike riders died during the incident.

According to Deadspin, the suspect is motorist Richard Neis, who “tailed the Critical Mass bikers for some distance in his black VW Golf before gunning the engine and plowing into them. Neis later ditched his car but decided to give himself up to authorities.”

The video, which you can view below, shows a peaceful protest in progress interrupted by a car accelerating through the riders, “leaving the injured on the street screaming as fellow cyclists administered first aid.” It’s pretty brutal. Watch it if you must.

Fortunately, bike-heavy San Francisco has yet to see a similarly venomous display from a terse driver during our end-of-month Critical Mass ride. However, back in June, a motorist went on a hit-and-run rampage targeting cyclists in the Mission and Potrero Hill.

March 1, 2011

Sharpening Up your Drawing skills ( of penises)

by Accidental Bear

“When I was a little kid, I kinda had this problem. And it’s not even that big of a deal, something like 8 percent of kids do it. For some reason, I don’t know why. I would just kinda… sit around all day… and draw pictures of dicks.”


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