Ohio Art-istry

This stuff sure beats the hell out of the innumerable sets of stairs and lousy attempts at words that I did when I was a kid.

Kudos for this guy for taking the time to work this stuff out. Or maybe he just needs a date...

[And yes - I stole the headline off his site. Sue me...]

Recent Etch-a-Sketch sighting

Have you ever seen the movie Elf? There is an Etching of the Mona Lisa hanging on a Christmas tree in the store where Buddy 'works'. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. The movie. Not the Mona Lisa.

Elf is great!

"Hello. Buddy, the elf. What's your favorite color?" My girls love this movie and forced me to watch it a couple years ago. Now I force them to. (OK - not really - but you get the point.) I really like Will Ferrell in his more understated roles (if you haven't seen Stranger Than Fiction, you really need to. I'm not so much a fan of his (sadly more common) over-the-top, caricature-ish roles (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, etc). But Elf is a case where caricature was exactly what was called for and worked quite well. And even then, I don't think it was overplayed. A very good movie. In fact, we'll probably be watching it this weekend sometime. That is, if I can convince my girls to let me. :-)