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by JesseHillFan on 11/20/2011 @ 7:03pm
The Human Skeleton and the automobile go well together.
A perfect drawing for the LeMay Car museum.

by Mofo from the Hood on 6/12/2012 @ 7:35am

 Motorized art can be beautiful. And beauty is never boring.

by NineInchNachos on 6/12/2012 @ 8:58am
I think I had one of those in a hotwheel 1/64th scale

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/21/2012 @ 10:00pm
"Tacoma does not need more art. There is more art in Tacoma than any one person could see, hear, taste, smell, or touch in a lifetime.

Look at the "art" posted anywhere on FeedTacoma. It's like electronic litter. A bunch of used electronic Kleenex's. Here, you want another used Kleenex? You can have my essay when I'm done with it.

Hey, City of Tacoma, are you reading this literary art that I'm making? Give me a grant, so I can buy some more Nalley's Jalapeno Chile and a can of ground coffee. Caffeine free.

Free Tacoma! Electronic art litter is Out of Control. So is the art litter I stumble over when I walk the streets of this art garbage can of a city. Bunch of recycled garbage made with recycled ideas from recycled minds made of recycled media. Tacoma does not need more art. Tacoma needs more garbage cans. Not the recycling kind. The REAL kind."--MFTH. 2/4/2010 @ 12:09am
Within four months of those words I broke through the paper door to the hellish realm of used car sales. The previous summer, I had also broken through to that other side, and amazingly found my way back after two grueling months of verbal abuse and intimidation--the type so well known amongst industry insiders from anywhere who have faced the uncertainties of car industry managers and customers.

But now, with my accumulated industry record of the recent two and a half years, added with the 2009 experience, and further added with my three years of experience servicing and detailing cars while attending high school, now no one can call me a green pea (an industry term)--I've exceeded the five year mark. But the unrelenting question remains: And now?  

by low bar on 10/21/2012 @ 10:56pm
And now we look at the numbers the lemay car museum is bringing in.

Anyone know how long till this out of touch place goes up for sale?

I bet I can get a grant, not to mention a few local investors, to change it to something more apt.

by NineInchNachos on 10/22/2012 @ 7:56am
Tacoma needs good art.

by cisserosmiley on 10/22/2012 @ 8:28am
The building made of glass on Dock st is the best glass art in Tacoma. 

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2012 @ 12:05pm
This is the age of the Technofunctional. We each have the opportunity to succeed economically, to increase our personal well-being, through the use of technology, specifically the internet.

Ideas. Capital. Action. Until recently, there has been a high capital and risk barrier that prevented many entrepreneurs from entering certain markets like commercial art or car sales at a scale beyond a hobby business. With the advent of the internet, most everyone has access to information in an instant, and consequently the capability to distribute information with very low capital and very low risk.

Tacoma has great profit-potential and an abundance of business minded, knowledgeable leaders. The use of the internet is the great leveler in the context for business which always includes uncertainty, scarcity, and dynamism.

What Tacoma needs is more technofunctionals, more people who will take economic risks--more people who will use their minds and vocational skills to set up businesses with potential for profit.

by low bar on 10/22/2012 @ 12:13pm
That's nice. But business doesn't really work when you are out of touch.

Car museum is someone's hot wheel collection posing as art. That's HIGHLY out of touch.

Its rare to see a business person with a good sense of art and community.

Hence why when a garbage man opens a car museum, the aesthetics inside are generally meaningless to the history of the region.

I bet Michigan scratched it's head when it read that information on the web.

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2012 @ 12:32pm

Transportation, specifically private transportation, is fundamental to any civilization. The Lemay car museum showcases a tiny portion of our society's high level of cultural and technological development.

by NineInchNachos on 10/22/2012 @ 12:34pm
...of planetary ecological death! 

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2012 @ 12:42pm
General Motors has plans to hire 40,000 people with skills in software development in order to produce the most advanced transportation that history has ever seen. The car industry is dynamic, forward looking, and has every incentive to increase the well-being of the world.

by low bar on 10/22/2012 @ 12:43pm
You can own a fast car, but if you are Picasso, you'll get a larger portion of our society's high level hotties.

And hotties are THE cornerstone to any and all civilization that ever was and will be.

But, if you are good with low level ______, then by all means, be into cars.

by low bar on 10/22/2012 @ 1:09pm
General Motors can't make oil. And oil isn't flowing out of the ground like it used to. Hence why in the past decade a barrel of crude has gone from $20 to over $100.

But the economy hasn't adapted at the same speed. Oil flows out of the ground slower, the economy should adapt. But the economy is not adapting. Oil has slowed flowing. Add to it OPEC is past it's peak.

That's why we aren't out of the recession. Two wars being fed on oil probably sucked most of peak flow out of the ground. The milkshake is gone. But we had to destabilize the OPEC region before it had a chance to capitalize on it's own milkshake. Strategy.

Trade still has to go through Hormuz and Suez. So the financial powers that be want that area as weak as possible. If there is no oil, there is no war, at least not a ground one. Fighter jet fuel is gone. Bomber jet fuel is gone. Commercial air plane fuel is gone. Charter air plane fuel is gone. Its going to be all gone. Paradigm shifts.

Lemay car museum will most likely become something else. After all we don't have a museum for wagons, and wagons are what we used to settle the west. It was a poor long term investment to make that a car museum.

General motors can hire people but unless they are designing electric cars or being trained to design electric cars, then they are sadly behind the power curve.

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2012 @ 1:55pm

I'm pretty sure that commercial art and private transportation are tried and true industries, dynamic and reliant on really smart people. The viability and sustainability of each market will continue because they attract the best and brightest minds who are curious about how things work and how things can be improved based on sound principles.    

by CaptainBritton on 10/22/2012 @ 2:32pm
"Commercial art" is an oxymoron. You cannot have them both. Then again, paradoxes are the language of the Universe, so shows what I know.

by JesseHillFan on 10/22/2012 @ 3:37pm
Current cars are not a viable sustainable form of transportation over time both environmentally and energy wise.What you are doing is mostly transporting a very heavy box from point A to Point B rather than the desired component.Getting a 170 pound person from point A (Tacoma) to Point B (Seattle) using a 3,500 pound motor vehicle is highly inefficient.For instance replace the heavy and wasteful 3,000 pounds of steel with carbon fiber composites.It will weigh only around 750 pounds.That's just a starter and a personal fast commuter vehicle can weigh significantly less than even that.Reduction of mass will make it proportionally more energy efficient.GM also fails with making vehicles that have engines with so much unnecessary horsepower that the vehicle is heavier and proportionally more energy inefficient.It also takes far more energy to overcome aerodynamic drag so the faster the vehicle goes the more energy inefficient it becomes.No need to go 160 mph when that speed is illegal anyways.But GM repeats that fail every time.The best aerodynamic shapes are that of ballistic missiles and having the least cross sectional area is also best.GM didn't get humans to the moon NASA did.Think like NASA and not GM.The motor vehicles is also a fail because it's a highly inefficient destructive chemical factory like ASARCO.Rocket scientists think of mass ratios obviously automobile engineers must have overlooked that though I believe that instead they are in bed with oil companies instead as the decreased production of fossil fuels would mean less profit for them.. 

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2012 @ 5:50pm
CB, when I use the term "commercial art" I mean in the usual sense-- systematically conveying information for business or scientific enterprises. Thanks for pointing out that all things are not equal. It is possible to discriminate between "commercial art" and "fine art" in the usual sense when one takes "fine art" as an activity concerned with the object of art as an end in itself. That end can be based on traditional themes and technical excellence, or innovation and novelty. Commercial art and fine art may share components such as themes or materials or mind/body coordination, but though not mutually exclusive endeavors, they are distinct in the usual sense of their respective identifying terms.

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/22/2012 @ 6:08pm
JHF, if it's any consolation, cars and whatever they use to generate motion--the whole economic enterprise contains all-natural ingredients.

by CaptainBritton on 10/22/2012 @ 6:43pm
I appreciate that response, Mofo...I'm mostly playin' Devil's advocate, of course. And as for fine art, it's ok, but like fine china, it's rarely useful either...:)

Good post!


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