Daily Afternoon Randomness (49 Photos)

  • kristian


    • goodknowledge

      the underground sound represents the underground transport system.

      • TTT

        in Tokyo

        • TTT

          i'm probably best at listening to music

      • TTT

        In the late 1970s, when most kids my age were saving up for cars, I spent the proceeds of my very first bank loan on something completely different. You see, a little place called Sound Arts had a bunch of old Moog synthesizer modules they weren’t using and I wanted them… bad. They assembled a small system in 2 portable cases from some very early modules including 2 full sets of old 901 series oscillators which I later learned had belonged to Paul Beaver. Also included were a few modules that had been – according to their internal labels – “property of Robert A. Moog” and a few prototypes as well. I used the beast in studios and live gigs for may years, but in the 80s, disillusioned with music, I stashed her away in a closet.
        My reintroduction to electronic music had me pulling her out again some 20 years later. Scratchy pots, poor tracking, dead lamps, all symptoms of age and poor storage, were manageable but seriously inconvenient. I wanted to have her gone through by someone who knew what he was doing, and also by someone with a appreciation of them system’s historical significance.
        I received many referrals. I did a significant amount of research on each candidate. Good thing too. It’s amazing how many repair guys are incompetent, sloppy, or downright thieves. There one “Moog guy” in particular who – according to numerous sources – has apparently stolen (as in taken in for repair and never returned) many old synths. But one guy kept coming out on the top of the list: Kevin Lightner. I looked him up and he seemed to be the real deal. And he only lived about an hour and a half drive from me which would make getting it back and forth much less stressful than shipping. A few e-mails back and forth (where I discovered we grew up in the same neighborhood!) and I decided he was the guy.
        In late July, I took my Moog IIP up to Kevin’s for a going-through. I wasn’t all that concerned with appearance, I just wanted her to work properly. So I didn’t have the cabinets re-Tolexed or anything. I did have him replace any warn out parts (potentiometers, capacitors, resistors, panel lamps, etc.) that he suggested, stabilize the power supply, and re-calibrate everything. I specified that everything be done with OEM parts, both for historical and sonic reasons. That wasn’t cheap, but at least he had the parts…
        And then I waited…. (something that I am notoriously bad at….)
        I periodically sent (way too many?) emails asking for progress reports. I suspect I got under his skin a bit… (Sorry Kevin). But he put up with me, kept at it, and last weekend, around 4 months after dropping her off, I went up to get her.
        Let me say that, in my years of dealing with various “technologists,” I have found there are basically 3 types of guys; techs (they can get things to function as they should, but don’t really worry much about appearance); artisans (their work looks visually awesome, but isn’t necessarily functionally perfect) and – the ultra rare – both. Kevin Lightner is – without a doubt – in the third group.
        First, everything – and I mean everything – works beautifully. Every jack, switch, pot, and lamp is like new (or perhaps better?). No cackling, intermittent connections, jittery tuning, none of the things I had (and one expects) from a 40+ year old electronic instrument. The sonic quality is vastly improved as well. My Moog 904A filter (the holy grail of synth geeks) sounds better than ever. Plus she tracks significantly better than before. Even in the higher registers, I’m getting a usable 5 octaves from old 901s! Admittedly, these have the “Paul Beaver” low tracking mods, but these things are now really solid. And the sound…. ๐Ÿ™‚ You haven’t lived until you’ve heard 6 901s tracking together through a 904A …
        The quality of the work is visually superb as well, all the way down to the cable ties used on the inter-module wiring loams. Really first rate.
        Anyone looking to restore an old modular synth should seriously consider using Kevin Lightner.
        Here's a shot of her back home playing with her friends…
        Attached Thumbnails
        THANKS to Kevin Lightner-backhome2.jpg

        • Crazy


    • sixdeadelves

      #12 the dudes playin peek-a-boo

  • 80's Baby

    #33…. Sexy

    • Yes Sir

      and no wedding ring = wife material

      • TTT


    • 80's Baby

      Can I add the word 'Perfect' too?…. Haley is nice… but Caroline has her beat…

      • http://www.facebook.com/ranDgallegos Randall Gallegos

        Haley wins due to caroline looking rather high maintenance. oh and have a way better body.

        • Randalls Man

          Hey Randall, How have you been, I've missed your manly touch and your soft lips and the smell of MAN ASS.

    • Rat

      What is that in the lower picture. Is that a dead animal, Looks like a rat.

    • bbqboobs

      I was too busy staring at the Yoga pants in the second picture to notice anything else.

    • Big_Curt

      Sweeet Caroline

      • bollyver

        bum bum bum

    • Boom

      By no way is she out of my league, I would love a chance with this chick but does anyone else agree that maybe she is just too skinny?

      • Kris


      • TTT

        no maybe to chubbs

      • 80's Baby

        Too skinny… no way! I guess you didn't see the middle pic..

      • Kite Runner


      • paulhitchcock

        Yep. Needs to fix herself a cheeseburger.

    • few

      shame – she is such a horseface – bleh

      • Chiver

        Good job fellas, way to make Chivettes want to keep sending in pics! Is this your stratagy with all women? You know the "alone" meme….

        • Juiol

          Just because your strategy is to drown every single creature with a vagina with compliments doesn't mean we all use the same.

          • Kite Runner

            If I could thumb this up 100 times, I would. I have no problem giving women compliments, but when they fish for them……that's a turn-off.

            • Likeitis

              hear hear! bitches need to learn to get some self-esteem. just because a chick expects compliments instead of $$$ doesn't make her any less high-maintenance

          • The Chivery

            Then you're obviously not a true Chiver.

            Chive on!

        • forever alone

          hookers and hoes= win

        • few

          who gives a flying fuck? because after all, there is NOWHERE else on the internet to look at chicks(fully clothed, half clothed, not clothed at all). they submit the pics. we look at the pics. then we comment in the comment section what we think of the pics. i could draw you a graph if you still don't understand how that works…..

    • B. Stinson

      This is great and everything however she is missing the trifecta……. wtf about LUNCH…….back to training she goes! The job arguement is invalid as her place of duty is obviously the kitchen.

      • TTT

        back of the pilot house, clean that up.

    • LatinNorweigan

      noooooorweigaaans. we're usually that awesome

      • Norway sucks

        Dude, she's swedish for god sake.. Still not one of our good one.. You can have her Norway!

        • LatinNorweigan

          loving that username!
          naah thats a norweigan chick, man. BUT im a brunette guy sooooo..pass.. i guess?

        • Norge

          Nopp she's Norwegian.

    • Jman

      you are all crazy. caroline is super cute and has A-M-A-ZING hair (which reminds me, we need a great hair post chive). plus she isnt so quick to put up naked pics on a big site, she is content with showing her other qualities–another major turn on.

      • TTT

        ?? what about her hair? looks average to me…..

    • doj

      Get a life Caroline – you're trying WAY too hard.

      • The Living Tribunal


    • Gage

      Carolines got Hayley beat hands down, Your comparing a girl looking sexy cooking to a girl wearing nearly no clothes. For how good Carline looks just cooking its obvious she has her beat.

      • Foosbah

        meh. they're both attention mongers. the only difference IS the clothing(or lack thereof).

    • banana cat

      seeking far too much approval

      • dub

        i agree. it's just over the top and comes off as fake.

      • goldmember

        Attention hore…

        • http://twitter.com/McBeastie666 @McBeastie666


    • Abc000

      sexy? did you look at her face? she looks like a piece of my shit in the toilet

      • An Average Chiver


        • Abc000

          lololol i look better than her after a night of drinking, puking and killing zombies ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Liien

      too high maintenance, great hair though

    • moar boar

      nice legs

  • SwanDiver

    #47 #48 #49
    Too much to handle one after the other

    • some-dude

      Hayley wins the internets award of the day.

      • Brian

        The day? Month, at least. Wow.

        • Gredd

          Seconded. December is now Hayley's month!

    • WhyVess


    • adam


      • Barry McKokkinner

        MORE….FAP, FAP, FAP, repeat maybe two more times when recovered.

    • TinMan83c

      would love to keep her warm for the winter… and spring.. and summer.. and fall…

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=560905405 Scott Walsh

      This is why Canadian Girls rock.

    • YUP

      Fuck this! I'm moving to Canada

  • http://thechive.com/ GernBlansten

    I could use a place like #46 right about now…..

    • jimjones

      Where is that?

      • valentino

        i'm pretty sure it's bern, capital city of switzerland

        • Tom

          it is indeed. I live here & its lovely

          • Aidan

            Tom, I'm from New England in the USA and we have had some weird 60 degree weather this December so please please please go hit the slopes for me at Zermatt!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Juan M.

            I thought it has snowed overnight. So I look outside, but nooooope.

            BTW, Tom. Tom Weber?

            • Tom

              @ Aidan: I will ๐Ÿ˜›

              @ Juan M.: Nope ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeffrey Lebowski

    #27 I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. I want to be on you.

    • Ron

      Thats not even the quote…its… I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. you have an absolutly breathtaking hiney, i mean that thing is good, i want to be friends with it.


      • Jeffrey Lebowski


      • Undershooter30

        Actually you sir are the jerk. You combined two different quotes. The first one being- "Hope I'm not disturbing you, but, uh, I saw you from across the party, and, uh, I don't usually do this, but I felt compelled to tell you something. You have an absolutely breathtaking heinie. I mean, that thing is good. I want to be friends with it." And the second being- "I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. I want to be on you."

        thank you and goodnight

        • Jeffrey Lebowski

          thank you for the support. We cannot allow the greatness of Anchorman to be misquoted with such arrogance.

      • kristian

        you guys are all fags imo

        • Kite Runner


          • Elton John

            3rded. Those guys are gayer than my last orgy.

    • ROK247

      at the very least, i'd like to set my beer down on it.

    • dbolusaf

      regardless of the right quote…i want it on me

    • Ron

      thanks for all the comments…i won that round

      • Ron

        ahhhhhh damn it i am the jerk!!!

        Well played

        my bad!

  • Intensemasterdebater

    #36 You spelled Edward wrong

    • that_dude_b

      the picture and your comment made me LOL

    • Hammer_Pants

      And there's no way that's his first.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/ADHDavenger13?feature=mhsn Firefighter23

      Still not as gay as…..twilight? Fuck it lets get drunk!

    • MAX_POW

      i don't get this one, at all…who is bella and edward?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000522611267 Kristen Weeks

        If you don't get it, consider yourself fortunate…and, whatever you do, don't Google it!

        • Common Sense

          here's a great idea: since we all hate twilight so much….and stay with me here, 'cause this is gonna sound crazy…..LET'S TALKING ABOUT IT/ACKNOWLEDGING IT EXISTS!!!!!

          • Common Sense

            *Stop talking about*

  • Bilbo

    Wow! #33 rivals #40, just sayin

    • JHL1

      #40 makes it look like she is a bobblehead in the thumbnail.

    • B. Stinson

      lmfao …… seeing the country girl photo like that makes her look like a sexy bobble-head. Comments may follow!!!

    • B. Stinson

      Breakfast and Dinner? WTF about lunch? Back to training you go…….and get it right!!

      BTW you're gorgeous!

    • Kay2


    • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.bainbridge2 Jeff Bainbridge

      Seriously? Eat a sandwich Olive Oil

      • r-dub

        100% agree. love how the chive spouts that bullshit about "real women" then consistently posts chicks that can't weigh more than a 10 year old…..

        • eggnog

          if you want to see fat women go to walmart. if you ARE a fat woman, then GO to walmart.

          • b-ry

            skinny. average. fat.

            most people have three choices there eggnog(and usually go with the second one). don't get hostile just because you limit yourself to only the first option(except for when you get blitzed on vodka-tonics and secretly go hog hunting AKA trolling for fat chicks).

    • TheAutomaticMan

      Country girl wins

  • Yes Sir

    Nice log saws #49 #40 and #27

  • BOOMstick

    #49 damnit, poked another hole in my pants

    • cliqueded

      With your needle?

  • Anonymous

    #17 MOAR

  • Intensemasterdebater

    #49 Thanks for the help Hayley…

  • Trinity

    Just when I thought I was going to get some studying done, the DAR arrives!!

  • ifuckinlovecigs



    • *dash*

      It's "nobody fucks with the Jesus" if you're going to quote The Big Lebowski get it right. And learn to spell while you're at it.

      • winfields

        and don't forget the Dude #12

        • ssstoopid

          That kid peed on his fucking rug dude.

          • nevermore

            it really tied the room together

            • thedude325

              fuckin' a

              • http://www.facebook.com/zac.judkins Zac Judkins

                Shut the Fuck up Donnie!

    • Desertdog


      Fantastic work!

  • jrey81

    #40 i hope we have a front shot in something summery!!! #47, #48 #49! All hail Hayley for bringing us burned bra, hump, gap and FLBP all on a Monday! Way to finish of the start of a week Chive! Gimmie some MOAR!!!!

    • Remy

      Haha on the small thumbnail on the left it looks like she has a giant head

  • Guest

    WoW new exp…

  • R2GFan

    #2 #40 #27 So Damn sexy. #47 I offer to help keep you warm…

  • that_dude_b

    #27 and #49 you guys rock! thank you. and #40 MOAR please!

  • Mikey G

    #27 find her!!

  • Brad

    #42 Come on people, Christmas is 3 weeks away. I don't get in the holiday spirit until Dec 20th at the earliest…

  • SwingoutScott

    #39. I would love to field-strip her! May not be as obvious as the other girls in this DAR but DAMN, she is beautiful.

    • fritz müller

      "oh, she's in the army now, oohooh, she's in the army, no-ow"…

    • HG Markus

      One of the reasons I liked serving in the army – chicks in uniforms are quite something.
      And posts from Germany are rare here, but always chiveworthy

    • Schuultz

      Lady's a Psy-Ops captain. There's a high-res version of this picture (as well as a second one) on the official Bundeswehr flickr. Original resolution is 5184×3456. I'd suppose that's large enough for most desktops.

      • https://www.facebook.com/missgamer84 Jessica Condrey

        This pic is sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • SwingoutScott

        Thanks for the info Schuultz.

    • hmcby

      She looks like Haden Panitere or whatever her name is

    • kjwalle

      I totally agree!

    • SwingoutScott

      Point system. Y you no update for my +51?!?!

  • Whoopi_G

    #27 MOAR!!! NOW!!!!

  • xaqdank

    "There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one!"
    This is why people insist on being first! It begs you to be a douche.

  • winfields

    Earlly DAR for a Monday is always a good thing! and #25 is growing up so fast.

  • winfields

    Good golly who is #2

  • etcrr

    #5 #10 man's best friend at it's best

    • Bon_nie

      And don't forget #42, because cute!

      • etcrr

        you are right, 42 both owner and dog are cute

    • duke

      i have the same dog as #5

      bernese mountain dog….mine is 7 months old, and hes 93 pounds….hes a big boy

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