Category: Miscellaneous

Save the Spindle

I've never been very artsy-fartsy. Nor am I a fan of so-called "Urban Art" - you know, those big metallic sculpture things that large cities will have commissioned for the courtyard in front of the main public library or some such place.

They tend to all look like an erector-set-gone-bad project. Sometimes they even have moving parts that creak and grown and make you walk a wide path lest it break off and come crashing down in a very unceremonious fashion.

But now and then, something comes along that is unique enough and quirky enough to really strike my fancy. [……]

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Made in China

Now everything is made in China. Including the weather.

You want me to do WHAT with a carrot stick?

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Enough said.

Air Supply and Orthodoxy

Apparently, Air Supply is the crappy music choice of the Orthodox. This conclusion stems from a discussion between a Moose and myself.

For the past couple of weeks, we've been working in the same room, listening to streaming radio (70s and 80s mostly) and occasionally joking about my long-held and deep-seated hatred of Air Supply. At one point, a Wham! song came on and I mentioned that it was, at the very least, a half step above Air Supply. To my astonishment, he disagreed.

Make no mistake - we were on the same page that both were entirely sucky. The question was [……]

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No, really! It's a big-eared cat!!

This is just too funny. A Japan Probe article reports about a Disneyland knockoff in China. The funny part is that Disney has nothing to do with it. It's owned by the Chinese government. [Note: The news reports are in Japanese but you can easily get the idea.]

Never mind the fact that they have a mouse with white gloves, large shoes and big ears. They say it's a big-eared cat. And that's another cat in the red polka-dot dress. Hmmmmm.... Where have we seen that dress before? Was it here, perhaps? [……]

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Come fly with me...

I have no idea if this is real or a big PhotoShop hack together, but it's funny in either case.

Update:  They made a movie about this.

Sorta Stomp-ish

I've always been a fan of using supposedly non-musical items in music (or using musical items in untraditional ways) so this just feeds my addiction.

Life, God and Letter Tiles

If you haven't already seen it, take 8 minutes and watch this brilliant flash piece, Craziest: A Short Story by Liz Dubelman. Well written, well produced and well worth your time. This is what multimedia on the net should be like.
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[Ed. note - If your connection is on the slower side of fast, let the whole thing load before playing (even though the Play option comes up) so it won't catch up with itself.]

What's in a name?

What in the world have the good folks at the National Hurricane Center been smoking?!?

You have a tropical storm named Bonnie. Who in their right mind would choose to name the next one Charley?!?

Repeat after me, people - Clyde! Clyde!!!


When the toast has burned
     and all the milk has turned
     and Cap'n Crunch is waving farewell

When the big one finds you
     may this song remind you
     that they don't serve breakfast in Hell

                            The Newsboys - Breakfast In Hell


It's pure fluff, but that song always makes me giggle.