Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.

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VespaRainbow
July 20, 2009

I want a collection

The contest for collecting cars and motorcycles is over. Jay Leno wins. Which yeah, if I had a bajillion dollars I’d have a two-warehouse collection of cars and bikes too. Jay does it classy though. His shop is a museum-quality display of so many rare and fantastic cars and motorcycles.

Selling
March 6, 2009

Selling an old friend

If anybody’s interested, my 1994 Acura Integra RS Sedan is up for sale. [UPDATE] Four hours after posting on CL, the car sold. Wow!

cylon needs work
February 19, 2009

How I’m dealing with getting downsized

For those who didn’t know, I lost my job this week. Prospects are good, but it’s always a shock to the system. This video pretty much sums it up. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show Robot Chicken is hit and miss. But when it hits, it hits.

robot
January 16, 2009

“Wish I had that kind of free time.”

Whenever I see something that obviously took a lot of time to put together, but doesn’t fall into the normal realm of what would be considered anybody’s normal day job, I always think this to myself. I just saw this YouTube video, and was about to reply this tired phrase to the person who sent - Read More -

winter
January 14, 2009

Now is the discontent of my winter

I’m told the middle weeks of January are historically the coldest part of the Minnesota winter. Right now the weather is definitely living up to that reputation. Although truthfully, I don’t really care about temperature. Cold is cold. Once you get below 20º F, it’s all a wash for me. Truthfully, I don’t really mind the cold - Read More -

MotorcycleConundrum
September 15, 2008

The motorcycle canundrum

I’m a scooterist at heart. I love the sheer economy, the rich and quirky history, the goofy subculture, and how easy it is to just chuck a scooter around town. I pull for the Mods when I watch Quadrophenia. My first scooter was a Vespa P200E, and one of the first things I did was - Read More -

RMB01
August 21, 2008

Rattle My Bones 2008: Gymkhana

Day Three — No really, it’s a scooter obstacle course. After the thrill of blocking had run its sharp half-life through my system, I found myself once more at BlueCat Motors. The ride went great. No major incidents, nobody that we know of got lost or separated. Nobody wrecked. Pretty much everybody had a great time. - Read More -

RMB02
August 20, 2008

Rattle My Bones 2008: Blocking the big ride

Day Three — Blocking is my new favorite thing. Last year, when I attended the Rally without a scooter, I had a great time. My favorite part was the gymkhana — a scooter obstacle course and no, I’m not making that up. What I didn’t do, because I was sans-scooter, was participate in any of - Read More -

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