Sunday, May 31, 2009

We Want Our...

pic credit: ABC
Hey all! Its coming up tonight!...

Minds out of the gutter, please -

I meant the 'MTV Movie Awards'!

btw, this year's nominees... {2:30}

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Puts the Ick in Lick

Tired of good taste & nutrition?...

Its 'Jelly Belly' Pudding

*credit for pic from Mr. C's lol Grossery list - check it out.
click HERE for 'Popcorn' + 'Blueberry'
Inspired to research this after seeing it on Mr. C's site...

'Requires no refrigeration'. Hm. How would pudding made with actual milk & eggs look after months on a shelf?

Some brave souls (av club video) actually ate some:

Taste: Jelly Belly puddings ranged from ridiculously sweet to shockingly horrible. Is it any wonder that most of our Taste Testers had to hold their noses while consuming the popcorn pudding?... make things more exciting, we mixed up a “suicide” of all flavors for IES DaveC. -Guess what?- The suicide actually tasted better than any of the individual flavors. And it was beautiful while mixing, though the final product looked poopy.
Isn't there a quote that goes something like:
'If it looks like poo, & tastes like sh!t, its probably...'

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Off The Wall

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This is actually the painted wall of a building.
Scale: doors at the bottom are real. (click to enlarge)

This huge wave featuring Queen Lili'uokalani is about to crash to the pavement in Honolulu. It took 2 months to plan, and 6 months to execute.

The 'Trompe l'oeil-ist', John Pugh, loves doing 3-D building murals. He's done quite a few, and you can see 6 more here (Daily Mail), including one where he's painted himself and a cow in front of an 'unfinished' mural.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I Can't Walk Last

Natalie Portman tells all
'' ... with you you a road for running about.''

Lucky Padme cleared that up for us, yes?

But truly, even non-Star Wars fans should check out Jeremy's blog. He posted 80+ screenshots from his (obviously bootleg) Chinese copy where they'd helpfully added their own 'Englsih' subtitles.

Trust me, his page is well worth a look, I only saw that film once, years ago, and I still laughed like a loon.
link: 'Backstroke of the West' (Revenge of the Sith)

Hayden C. is equally eloquent.

* many thanks to Jeremy W. for these pics.

See? I promised you a long fun link today.
Please enjoy your Memorial Day as I head to work...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baby Arms

I do love Kristin Wiig on SNL...

{3 min}

What does she say her name is?...Duh-nice?

Will be working Memorial Day too - sheesh.
*Must find long item to post - keep y'all happy ;-)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Anarchist Bookfair

*disclaimer: Just in case you found this page because you typed the 'a' word into Google... Sorry, no political depth here. I just liked the look of the poster, so I read their page - totally deep, that's me... politically minded? click here to go there
Nice looking poster, yes?

Who knew Cardiff had anarchists? Not me.

(never knew anarchists organized bookfairs either)

*When I think 'Wales', I see prosaic images, not:

''South Wales Anarchists are a network of autonomous collectives who are against all forms of exploitation and bigotry. We engage in direct action against capitalism and government, spread info-rmation, & build resistance to create a world based on justice & freedom.

Government & capitalism is chaos, pitting person against person, encouraging domination & exploitation to preserve inequality & privilege. Anarchism is order (?), delivering individual liberty & social equality through a system of voluntary cooperation without political, economic or social hierarchies.''
Direct action against capitalism includes selling things? Apparently I have a lot to learn.

Anyone care to run over there and find out if these free-thinkers restrict what kinds of books can be sold?...

Friday, May 22, 2009


The MTV Movie Awards are coming next week!

"... the most goofily entertaining awards show of the year which will air live on MTV, on May 31, 2009. ... the coveted Popcorn Award given in such categories as "Best Kiss,” “Best Villain,” and “Best Comedic Performance."
Never watch MTV anymore, except for this bit o'fluff.

Clips from last years 2008 MTV movie awards.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Equal Time

geek tribute to badass gals
This is 'Cherry Darling', of Planet Terror.

Never seen it; never knew it existed. But she and her movie are part of an 'equal time' bit of journalistic fluff by:

Den of Geek - Tribute to Badass Movie Gals

Monday, May 18, 2009

Funny Monday

*more extra work thiw week... sigh

links to
Just recently started reading this 'Lio' comic.

Others opinions on 'Lio', via: TimesUnion

on 'delicate', right? - click for more

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fashion Backward

Think it was custom-made for him?
Took me a sec...

*sorry, no idea where to get one.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Food, Star, or Trek

Yes, I confess. I saw it.
Four of us went, only one a 'Trek' fan.
All liked it, despite the red goo.

photo credit: Chicago Tribune
The Trib Trek Quiz:

Its 15 names, and you must guess whether each is a Nat'l Public Radio star, or a food additive, or a Star Trek alien.

=> Chicago Trib Trek Quiz

* Lets just say I scored less than 90%.
I blame the funny typo in the first Q...

Funny because both stars seem uneasy.
The interviewer is a Super-Trekkie...

{5 min}

Friday, May 15, 2009

Not An Ad, Really

I just like reading their T-shirt slogans.

link: Mental Floss T-shirts

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Musical Bike Chairs

*extra work this week so postings will be light.

Recumbent bike sound system
Forty pound bike with a 'Hummer' stereo?
Suppose its rigged up to use as a horn, too?

link: Bike Trailer Blog.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Red Cannes

*extra work this week, so postings will be light...

giant red carpet at Cannes Film Festival
So this is a RED CARPET....
And we thought U.S. movie moguls pulled out a big red one.

The Cannes Film Fest is on now thru the 24th.
Q. Will we agree with their picks this year?...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


* extra work this week, so postings will be light :-/

May 12th is Florence Nightingale's birthday

Link to her museum in London.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Half of a Giraffe

Competitive Taxidermy... who knew?

St. Charles, MO held the Taxidermy World Championship, and among all the deer, fish & birds they had these:

Bambi being fed by a disembodied arm.

Did someone shoot a fawn?

A curiously cheerful shark chasing seals.

How'd they do the water?

But the image that had me say 'why?' was this one,
one half of a giraffe, suspended in midair?

Other half must be upstairs...

It never occured to me that people even hunt them... at 19 feet tall you couldn't brag that it was tough to spot, now could you? Would you put this beast on-tilt in your house?

source, w/slideshow: Riverfront Times

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hairless Ewok Speaks!

Any video watching Mom could love...
{90 sec}
They showed her the 1977 one.

Love her garage sale and Darth Vader lines.

*Happy Mother's Day to US, Canada, NZ & Aussie Moms.
(any place else celebrate Mom's Day in May?)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bump and Grind

ABC's 'WipeOut' obstacle course show returns.

Next rerun, tonight (Sat) May 9th, 5:00 PM

and Season Premiere is Wed May 27th

I have no excuse, its just a guilty pleasure.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Congratulations, Its A Koi

its a real magazine
Finalist in the Unappetizing Fish Parade?

*(apologies to those who eat fish on Fri)

30 seconds of altruistic duckling :-)

*anyone else expect the koi to bite the duck that feeds it?

Flying The Coop

Living + Dining, *click* for bath, kit, bed, pool pics
IC is selling her LA house. $2.2 million.
(was $2.5, - 'will lease': $9,500/mo)

Kitchen looks industrial. (click above for all pics)
Boring decorations - bland colors. I give it a 'C'.
Not where I'd picture a creative person living.

Interestingly, its has 4 bedrooms, w/5 baths.
You know what they say - big ego, tiny.. bladder?

link: original article


A typical finale TLW review; prob the reason IC is moving...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

High Tidy Heels

imagine a beach full of pointy holes

High Tide Heels, by artist Paul Schietekat

''...they combine the elegance of stiletto heels with the swimming speed of flippers."

''They could provide a fashionable alternative for sun-seekers who don't want the hassle of changing footwear every time they cool off with dip in the sea.''
Imagine Posh Spice strolling sprawling along in these.

Alas, according to the Telegraph, there's 'no thought to be any plans to release them commercially'

GOD's Holy Salami

image credit, WSBtv - click to go there
It was either that or 'God I Love Salami'.

Note: put down drinks before reading.

article: ...a divine message or a meaty coincidence

...she was cooking fried salami when (she) flipped one of them and saw the letter G. "Then got the O and I thought to myself how cool will it be if the third letter was a D."

Simoes realizes people may think she's crazy.

"I can't make this up... it's there in the burn marks."

For 20 years, her family has enjoyed fried salami for breakfast. Now Simoes is wondering how she will preserve the "holy" salami.
20 years? Wonder what other messages she missed?
Think of the words if she'd fry up four at at time...

link: WSBtv

Barbie's Inner Beauty

click for larger X-Ray of Barbie
Hm. Barbie has no brain, and peglegs?
...I never realized she was a pirate.

'Radiology Art' by a NY med student:
'During my studies I became involved in a research project in Radiology and being an artist at heart, I couldn't help but to think of these scanners and fancy cameras,' says 44-year old Mr Stuelke. 'I realised that the two could be combined and used to reveal a whole new aspect of art.'

Placing his chosen items into a top-of-the-range CT scanner, he maps the insides of normal items such as stuffed toys and model airplanes. Processing the images on his humble home computer on a free software programme called Osirix, he then touches up the pictures using Photoshop.
link: X-Rays of a toaster, & a Big Mac.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Seven Colorful Sins

'Map of Sin' via Kansas St U. research
(*and the WRATH map is red, ENVY = green, etc...)

Las Vegas Sun: "By culling statistics from nationwide databanks of things like STD infection rates (lust) or killings per capita (wrath), the researchers (KSU geography dept) came up with a sin index... a precision party trick — rigorous mapping of ridiculous data"

So, what's up with South Dakota, anyway?

The Sin Map Slideshows (try'm fullscreen)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Car With Attached Mirage

Look closely - its amazing.
She painted her car to blend into the car park.

It took Sara Watson 3 weeks to transform her car. An art student at the U. of Central Lancashire (Uclan), she created the illusion in the car park outside her studio there.

"I was experimenting with the whole concept of illusion but needed something a bit more physical to make a real impact."
It certainly worked - I know I'm impressed.

BBC link: Sara Watson's Car Vanishing Act.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

An 82 Pound Throne

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Yes, that's correct. (click to enlarge)
Bidding is over and her throne has been claimed.

Someone paid £82 for Camilla's used potty seat.

Isn't that about $122 in U.S. dollars?

My previous post, The Royal Wee, on the subject.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Free Comic Book Day

click to get one online
Get a kid a free comic book today.

Ask for an all-age comic, like 'Owly'... let retailers know that demand for child comics still exists. Its tough to find learn-to-read comics for kids now that the 'adults'*cough* have taken over the market.

click on 1st Saturday in May <- Click for U.S. store locater.

*To find stores outside the U.S.,
the international link is HERE.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Its A Movie, My Precious

New 'Lord of the Rings' movie... online only.

{3 min}

On Sunday, May 3rd, a new 40 minute 'LotR' movie, made by fans, for other fans, will be released online. I love the look of the trailer - I know I won't be able to resist looking at this mini-movie next week. So I figured I'd share, and see if anyone else is a closet hobbit. ;-)

Link for: the second trailer.

The official website: The Hunt for Gollum

Snow Hill

Happy May Day

In years past I gave May baskets to my grandma.
(The only way we celebrated May Day)
We never did set up a Maypole; did we miss anything?

click for larger
Andrew Wyeth's 'maypole' painting, "Snow Hill".
Must've been chilly in those hills if it was May 1st.

Its a huge painting, by the way - 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall. I saw it at the Brandywine River Museum. And it really is an in-joke, because all the celebrants are people from his other paintings.