"I was in Japan and you know, I just picked up the older bikes and fixed them. Always older bikes. I bought maybe two brand new bikes from the showroom in all my life. Well, see something like this has a lot of character. Every old bike has a different character. New bike? No character." - Yoshi Kosaka / Garage Company
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A few years ago I had a nostalgic episode and went to town buying old Nintendo gear. I was living in England at the time and a game shop near my work had a decent retro section. Quite a few cartridges came from there thanks to their two for one deals but most of the hardware and weird accessories came from eBay.
Fast forward to now and all of it sits packed away in boxes for 360 days of the year. I've been saying that I should sell it for a year now, but finally it's actually on eBay. If you're curious search for 'Nintendo Collection' and see how it goes. Auction ends this Sunday night.
I've finally booked tickets for my first trip to Japan. I cannot wait to be on that plane for three weeks of sensory overload in April next year. Osaka -> Kyoto -> Nagoya -> Tokyo.
I was doing some Spring cleaning at home today in the Sydney heat when I came across this packet of Kool-Aid that expired in 2008. It's delicious.
After trying to make the most of my old Canon 350D digital camera I've finally bitten the bullet and bought a new DSLR. I don't float around in liquid capital like some people so it's not the latest and greatest, but the Canon 5DMK1 should do me nicely.
Tonight I ducked out to Zen Garage in Sydney's inner west for pizza and beers with some old friends. Zen Garage is a warehouse and office space that serves as home during the week for a mate of mine named Justin and the staff of an online ad network called G2S. It's still a fledgling project and quite a brave one at that, but the space is great for events like this and no doubt it will be used to its full potential in the coming months. I had my camera with me so I took a few shots while I was there.
I spontaneously spent ten of my earth dollars on a horrible logo this morning. Kristopher Brown has been drawing bad logos for beer money since 2010. If you want one for yourself head to horriblelogos.com and he will sort you out quick smart.
Mike Tyson was one of those polarising characters from the 1980s. Everything about him was larger than life and destined to implode. These photos come from his now abandoned mansion in Ohio. Tyson lived in the house during his popular years, the height of which saw his personal net worth hit $300 million. After serving three years in jail his image was marred further thanks to the infamous Evander Holyfield ear-biting scandal. Tyson sold his house for $1.3m to known con-artist and infomercial huckster, Paul Monea, who had the house seized from him by the Federal Reserve shortly afterward.