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2010-03-31 8:01:00 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Pure Bad Ass"

: Take pics of something you think is really and truly bad ass, and (briefly) explain why.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

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2010-03-31 8:01:18 PM  

Only a real bad-ass can make a bottle of Mike's Lite Hard Rasberry Lemonade look cool.
2010-03-31 8:01:19 PM  
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Bald Eagles - and everything that they represent - are BADASS!

2010-03-31 8:01:22 PM  

Horse Bard made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg, dated 1548
Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
2010-03-31 8:01:22 PM  
He must have been one baaaad ass to deserve this fate... Full Size


/he doesn't look too happy about it either...
2010-03-31 8:01:39 PM  
Eastern Diamondback Full Size

A bite from this rattlesnake can run a 30% chance of being fatal.
2010-03-31 8:01:50 PM Full Size
Badass because it's a farking Bukowski lip tattoo

2010-03-31 8:01:54 PM  
Abused as a kid.
Cheated on.
Almost died last year.
30K in medical bills.
Self portrait taken with a pulled back

Still smiling.

I think I earned the moniker. ^_^

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2010-03-31 8:01:55 PM Full Size

54th Massachusetts Memorial
Boston, MA

The first all black regiment in the U.S. Army, under the command of Col. Robert Gould Shaw. Col. Shaw and many of his men were killed in the assault on Ft. Wagner in South Carolina but the legacy of their heroism helped soothe racial tensions in the North.
As seen in the movie "Glory".

Click for larger at Flickr

2010-03-31 8:02:03 PM  

Spangenhelm, 6th century Ostrogothic.
Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
2010-03-31 8:02:03 PM  
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Pick your coaster - 310 ft high, 95 mph or 420 ft high, 120 mph.
Either one is BADASS!

2010-03-31 8:02:08 PM  
Sharks With Frickin Laser Beams Full Size
2010-03-31 8:02:08 PM  

Bad-ass in the making Full Size


2010-03-31 8:02:32 PM Full Size

Stern of the U.S.S. Constitution
Boston, MA

The oldest commissioned warship still afloat in the world, the Constitution is nicknamed "Old Ironsides" for it's ability to withstand cannon fire. Her record stands at 33 - 0, making her also one of the most successful warships in history.

Click for larger at Flickr.

2010-03-31 8:02:36 PM  
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5 tons, 1500 hp, 20 feet in the air is bad ass.

2010-03-31 8:02:46 PM  
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3400 lb trucks flying around at 180 mph are BADASS!

2010-03-31 8:02:53 PM  

The Head of the God Amun, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Reign of Tutankhamun 1336-1327 B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC
2010-03-31 8:02:53 PM  
This goes beyond bad-ass into the realm of the farking insane Full Size


2010-03-31 8:02:56 PM  
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2010-03-31 8:03:01 PM  
Fighting A Bear Full Size
2010-03-31 8:03:15 PM Full Size

Sumatran Tiger
Tacoma, WA

Tiger Tiger burning bright, in the forest of the night, what immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Click for larger at Flickr.

2010-03-31 8:03:17 PM Full Size
The Freemont Troll, Seattle. That's a real VW Bug in his left hand.

2010-03-31 8:03:20 PM  
Bad-Ass Harleys Full Size

(pops larger) cream?
2010-03-31 8:03:48 PM  
More Fighting With Bears Full Size
2010-03-31 8:04:02 PM  
davesweblife.comView Full Size

2010-03-31 8:04:06 PM  
Late 1960's Framus Atlantic Hollowbody Full Size

She was my late father's, and she still sounds gorgeous.
2010-03-31 8:04:11 PM  

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Spec Ops

One of our Spec Ops escorts with instructions to shoot first, ask later as our submarine passed through the Panama Canal

Bigr and Baddr at Flickr

2010-03-31 8:04:38 PM  
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Nickel Plate 765 - All business.

The Lima Locomotive Works' Superpower locomotives, of which NKP 765 is a sterling example, represent some of the most powerful locomotives ever built, and her visage brooks no argument. No fanciful streamlining here, no frills, just raw, unbridled power.

2010-03-31 8:04:59 PM  
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Most kids make snow-men. My kid makes bad ass snow-dragons.
(She made it all by herself.)

I used two Speedlight flashes for this pic. One was on a towel on the ground a few feet behind the dragon. The other was on a stand in front, camera right, with a reflective umbrella.

2010-03-31 8:05:21 PM  
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Checkpoint Charlie MP, 1978

On the other side of that wall you can see through the door, past the border guard's machine gun tower, are 37 Soviet divisions. This guy, nonchalant though he may be, has a converted shipping container and a .45 caliber 1911A to defend the West.

2010-03-31 8:05:22 PM  
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2010-03-31 8:05:35 PM  
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Yes, I'm a Bad Ass Lion!

2010-03-31 8:06:02 PM  
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USS Indianapolis Memorial

It's worth our while to remember that some of the badasses never made it home. Remember Quint's story from the movie Jaws? That guy there in the blue shirt? He lived it.

2010-03-31 8:06:33 PM  

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The original monster truck.

Bigr and Baddr at Flickr

2010-03-31 8:06:46 PM Full Size

Link (new window)
posted for thepostess
2010-03-31 8:06:52 PM Full Size

Biggie at Flickr (new window)

7 pound female cat, took on a Huskie last week without injury. To her that is.
2010-03-31 8:08:43 PM Full Size

Link (new window)
posted for thepostess
2010-03-31 8:09:07 PM  
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The mother of all corkscrews

You could rob a bank with this thing

2010-03-31 8:09:44 PM Full Size

Link (new window)
posted for thepostess
2010-03-31 8:09:51 PM  
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Bad Ass Toys...For Bad Ass Boys!

2010-03-31 8:09:52 PM  
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Smokey Eyes & Cigarettes

2010-03-31 8:10:51 PM  
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Sunglasses Hide Dangerous Eyes

2010-03-31 8:11:02 PM  
Grandpa's Trains Full Size

My grandfather was a master woodworker, and he crafted these trains, the bridge, and their shelving by hand. You absolutely cannot appreciate the level of detail without looking at the full size photo (new window)
2010-03-31 8:11:18 PM  

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Looking 20 feet down at your own shadow with your feet strapped to a board = Bad Ass.

2010-03-31 8:11:48 PM  
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Biggie at Wikimedia (new window)

My Photosniper is badass. needs no explanation. And yes this is my photo at Wikimedia/wikipedia
2010-03-31 8:12:22 PM  
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Bad Ass Attic Stairs!

2010-03-31 8:17:17 PM Full Size

Biggie at Flickr (new window)

The view through my new fisheye lens is badass
2010-03-31 8:19:26 PM Full Size
Mad Russian of Oysterville. Level of bad-ass should be obvious.

2010-03-31 8:21:06 PM Full Size

Leica 35mm Summicron
This lens is older than I am and still works perfectly

2010-03-31 8:22:10 PM Full Size

What could be more badass than a steel codpiece?!?

2010-03-31 8:47:02 PM  
Bad Ass old Red Sox Player - Jonny Pesky (new window) Full Size
(new window)

/Taken on August 6, 2006
2010-03-31 9:07:12 PM  

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The Penis Mightier

A pen, so bad-ass, that it single-handedly brought an end to WWII. Admiral Yamamoto also used it to sign the Japanese copy of the surrender documents.

Bigr and Baddr at Flickr

2010-03-31 9:12:38 PM  
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Nothing says "badass" like a 16" coastal artillery battery.

According to its plaque at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland, this battery was used only for testing, and is the last complete 16" coastal defense weapon left in the U.S.
2010-03-31 9:15:01 PM  
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What's left of someone who attempted to rob my apartment. She literally scared him out of his shoes.

My little dog is badass.
2010-03-31 9:17:59 PM  
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Badass Corsair

This Vought F4U-1D is suspended from the ceiling of the Smithsonian's NASM Udvar-Hazy Center (the Holy of Holies Annex)
2010-03-31 9:33:38 PM Full Size

Bad Ass network satellite truck at the floods down the street this morning!

2010-03-31 9:39:03 PM  
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Badass Liberty

My wife driving our stock Jeep Liberty down a steep, rutted trail at a local quarry 4WD park.

Bigger Liberty here

2010-03-31 9:40:44 PM Full Size

Mild mannered river shows how Bad Ass it can be after 14 inches of rain!

Click for HUGE BAD ASS (new window)

2010-03-31 9:44:32 PM  
Pure Bad Ass Armadillo Full Size
2010-03-31 9:46:47 PM  
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This is a massive spiderweb I found on the island of Yap, in Micronesia. It's actually a colony of dozens of fairly large spiders and stretched back about 30 feet. The locals use them as a barometer since the spiders vanish just before rain starts.

The scale is better appreciated when viewing the full size photo, if you look closely you can see some of them.

Bigger (new window)
2010-03-31 9:47:57 PM Full Size

It don't get much more Bad Ass than Pugitude!

2010-03-31 9:50:04 PM Full Size

Sahalie Falls fat with winter runoff - McKenzie River

2010-03-31 10:08:08 PM  

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2010-03-31 10:09:22 PM  

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Mikawa-Toba Fire Festival

/There were so many flashes going off I could use them, like here
//They were keeping the guys from burning up with water thrown on them
///The goal was to make that torch burn as fast as possible
2010-03-31 10:10:04 PM  

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Fire, Snow

/Just a little snow; I want my fire!
2010-03-31 10:24:39 PM Full Size

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The bad-ass business end of an A-10 Warthog.
2010-03-31 10:35:34 PM  
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Badass Ford for sale
2010-03-31 10:38:56 PM  
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Just plain bad.
2010-03-31 11:31:44 PM  

Finger Lickin' Bad Ass Full Size
2010-04-01 12:02:34 AM  
1/3 Full Size

I just really think these old Vettes look Bad Ass!
Very Big Vette (new window)

2010-04-01 12:03:16 AM  
2/3 Full Size

This guy got some Bad Ass hang time!
Huge (new window)

2010-04-01 12:03:55 AM  
I saved the best for last. 3/3 Full Size

The most Bad Ass car ever built in America!
Awesomely Huge! (new window)

2010-04-01 12:04:21 AM Full Size

2010-04-01 12:05:16 AM Full Size

Search and Rescue Demo, Veteran's Day, 2009.

Hudson River, NYC right off the stern of the USS Intrepid
2010-04-01 12:09:32 AM Full Size

Halloween Day Parade, 2009 NYC
2010-04-01 12:12:20 AM Full Size
2010-04-01 12:13:57 AM Full Size

Bad-Ass King of the Jungle
2010-04-01 12:14:11 AM Full Size
2010-04-01 12:15:15 AM Full Size

Sofa King American
2010-04-01 12:18:39 AM  
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BB guns are badass...

...when you've been drinking
2010-04-01 12:23:12 AM  
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Playoff game /vs/ Arizona Cards
2010-04-01 12:28:18 AM Full Size

badass hand weaponry
desert eagle
2010-04-01 12:30:21 AM Full Size

Hanging onto 1500 pounds of pissed off steak on the hoof for 8 seconds?
Yea, that's badass.

2010-04-01 12:34:26 AM  
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Neil Young, New Orleans Jazz Fest, 2009
2010-04-01 12:40:09 AM  
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My best friend Mike.

- Best teammate in rugby and football a guy could have - great leader, and tough as hell too
- Combat Engineer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Canadian Forces
- He was the driver in my vehicle, and the IED security specialist on my team, when we were in close protection services together
- Maximum security prison guard

R.I.P. brother.
2010-04-01 12:42:11 AM Full Size

The guy on the right is named Cody. He strolled by while we were hanging out in a bar and I tried to grab a sneaky shot of him. However, the wife had used the camera and the flash went off.

Now, this guy looks like he'd come over and start some ****, but instead he grabbed his buddy (whose upcoming marriage they were celebrating, hence the ball and chain) and posed for a shot.

Looking badass but being incredibly polite and cordial = badass, IMHO.

Click for large
2010-04-01 12:42:20 AM Full Size

My 4'9" Sister-In-Law shooting my WASR. Pretty badass for a Liberal College Professor in my opinion/b>

She's standing beside (and propping the gun on) a 2 wheel drive Ranger Pickup. Damn she's tiny!

2010-04-01 1:02:39 AM Full Size

It is a bike rack, maybe they should specify.
2010-04-01 1:05:05 AM Full Size

Long and lean, and too fast to get a picture of, even sitting still.
2010-04-01 1:10:57 AM Full Size

The ball turret gunner. No parachute and a prayer the landing gear comes down.
2010-04-01 1:37:59 AM  
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2010-04-01 1:39:32 AM  
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Normandy vets at 60th anniversary of D-Day, National WWII Museum, New Orleans
2010-04-01 1:50:10 AM  
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Forward main gun turrets on the USS Missouri.

Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, the six guns in this picture could add 16,000 pounds (about 7,400 kg) of hot lead to someone's day. (I.e., 8 tons of metal.)
2010-04-01 2:14:34 AM Full Size

Saw this at a car show. The owner said he'd drive around with the head still hanging, and will go to drive in places just to get a reaction from the tellers. I'd say that's pretty bad ass.
2010-04-01 2:23:37 AM  
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22 500 pounders. 50 ft, 420 kts, day or night, rain or shine.
2010-04-01 2:33:09 AM  
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52nd HMMWV ever produced for civilians
2010-04-01 2:34:27 AM  
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2010-04-01 2:38:03 AM  
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Badass Balto Carnevale Costume
2010-04-01 2:45:13 AM  
This was not taken in a zoo or a park or with a zoom lens. This is a wild alligator. Photo taken somewhere in the Orinoco river valley.

[image from too old to be available]
2010-04-01 2:54:20 AM  
I had a chance to go and check out the volcano eruption happening here in Iceland. I'd consider this to be pure bad ass by default :) Full Size
2010-04-01 3:20:32 AM  
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TL at Jumbo Pass BC Canada.
2010-04-01 3:24:04 AM  
Kite Surfer in Mid-Flip
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Click the image for a bigger version in a new window.
2010-04-01 3:24:23 AM  
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GS on 'Cool Spring' one of the beer climbs in Field BC
2010-04-01 3:28:25 AM  
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JP at Kootenay Pass, Selkirk Mountains BC
2010-04-01 4:52:14 AM Full Size

The USS Constitution doesn't need to be explained why it's still bad ass to this day.
2010-04-01 4:54:51 AM Full Size

Memorial dedicated to Bad Asses
2010-04-01 5:06:08 AM Full Size


And another memorial for Bad Asses, although not as recognizable. It's the Space Mirror Memorial at JFK Space Center, dedicated to those who've died in Space or in training for spaceflight.
2010-04-01 5:14:27 AM  
Bad Ass Hair
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Click the image for a bigger hairball in a new window.
2010-04-01 6:34:01 AM Full Size

Look at the size of those arms. Bad ass!
2010-04-01 6:51:08 AM  
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The latest addition to my stable of muscle... 1977 Ford XC Coupe. All Aussie muscle and pure badass. ;)
2010-04-01 7:06:51 AM Full Size

My 1940 Conn 14M badass saxophone, played by Alex, who made a CD with us.

Bigger badassitude here.
2010-04-01 8:13:51 AM  
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Skydiving 1/3
2010-04-01 8:15:10 AM  
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Skydiving 2/3
2010-04-01 8:16:00 AM  
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Skydiving 3/3
2010-04-01 8:38:40 AM Full Size

BIG (new window)

2010-04-01 8:42:05 AM  
shameless self-portrait badassness: Full Size

BIG (new window)

2010-04-01 8:45:13 AM  
the wall of death is self-explanatory: Full Size

BIG (new window)

2010-04-01 9:21:20 AM Full Size

Sumo Hirumafuji getting thrown on his bad ass by Chiyotaikai.
Clicky goes to flickr.
2010-04-01 9:24:38 AM  
My daughter. I think she's pretty bad ass! Full Size

Clicky goes to filckr.
2010-04-01 9:27:43 AM  
My bad ass taiko sensei! Full Size

Clicky goes to flickr.
2010-04-01 9:32:44 AM  
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Beauty and the Beast.

My wife and deuce and a half....

/but I never call her Beast to her face....
2010-04-01 9:35:40 AM  
BAD ASS Doug Pinnick of King's X at Don Hill's in NYC, 2004. Can you believe that this guy was 53 years old when this pic was snapped?

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ORIG SIZED PIC HERE (new window)
2010-04-01 9:43:46 AM Full Size

Clickety to Flickr

/late to the party
2010-04-01 10:03:02 AM Full Size

Porsche GT3 Cup car. No passenger seat. No interior upholstery. No A/C or stereo. Full cage. One of three matching Porsches the guy had.

...I've enabled voting, but I'm a little hesitant to. I did some pretty significant fiddling with the photo in Lightroom, although it was all playing with color/exposure/etc. I saw that the instructions at the top have been amended a bit since the last time I participated, so I hope it's cool...

Regardless, I think this car is badass and wanted to share.
2010-04-01 10:10:46 AM Full Size

The fingerboard on my fretless Roscoe bass. Rainbow Diamondwood. Layers of colored, epoxied wood radiused to let the different colors come through. Bonus awesome figuring on the walnut top. This is the best-feeling bass I've ever played. I love it.
2010-04-01 10:16:36 AM Full Size

My fretted Roscoe Bass. Tone-wise, it's the complete opposite of my fretless. It's extremely versatile and sounds absolutely amazing whether I set it for modern punch or old school phat. Plus, Roscoe is basing a new standard color off of this bass. It's a fender-inspired vintage white.

there's more pics of both basses in my profile, and on my flickr page...
2010-04-01 10:38:10 AM Full Size

Marcus Agrippa, victor of the Battle of Actium
2010-04-01 10:41:38 AM Full Size

Theodore Roosevelt. The guy got shot in the chest before a speech and still gave the damn speech!
2010-04-01 10:49:43 AM  
Bad in Black and Tan
2010-04-01 10:53:34 AM Full Size

Part of the fountain by my house.
2010-04-01 11:04:16 AM  
Because just one Ghost Rider isn't bad ass enough!
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2010-04-01 11:15:37 AM  
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World War II Memorial, Washington D.C.
Every single soldier who fault with and for the Allies, ALL Badass's

/Done in 1
2010-04-01 11:20:43 AM  
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Because they came back from the endangered species list and now live among us.
2010-04-01 11:42:02 AM  
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700hp, 2800lbs, 9 second 1/4 mile times, street legal, built by me, and mine all mine.
2010-04-01 12:13:13 PM  
The macaque-of-the-walk. Full Size

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The alpha male.

2010-04-01 12:15:36 PM Full Size

Kick ass plane from the KC Air Show.
2010-04-01 12:16:51 PM Full Size

It's only bad ass in the sense that I think it kills hundreds of people a year.
2010-04-01 12:44:31 PM  
Spongebob and the scar. Full Size

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My stepdad (that's him on the right) about two weeks after heart surgery.
2010-04-01 1:48:35 PM  
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My grand-nephew destroying his first birthday cake. How long can it be before he's smashing beer cans on his forehead?
2010-04-01 3:10:42 PM  
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