Taking a Break from the Parade

Posted June 4, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: Family


I am taking a break from Monkeys on Parade.
I will keep the blog up, and may resume in the Fall.

A couple of reasons for this…

1. I am writing another blog at http://www.echothestory.com/blog. Check it out and subscribe!

2. I am supporting and contributing on occasion to my brother’s blog at http://www.iblogo.com. Good stuff.

3. My second child was born this week! I am so thrilled… and busy! Abrielle Emma Novelli. She is precious.

Peace to you,


Jenga Pistol

Posted April 18, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: creativity, wacky

Where do I place my order for this?
I love that they made the gun match the look of the Jenga pieces.

I can’t stop giggling when I watch this!

Thanks to IMAGO for posting this. I love their blog!

Wild Thing… I Think I Love You…

Posted April 2, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: creativity, entertainment, TV


I remember this book from when I was a child. I always loved the illustrations, but thought the story was strange. We have a copy of the book now, and I was right!  The trailer for this movie is riveting… and emotive journey with indie rock styling. I so wish this movie had come out when I was a kid!  I would also love to get one of the posters from the movie (above).

Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) produced the film and Jim Henson’s (Muppets) Creature Shop did the costuming. It comes out in October…and I am all in.

Instead of embedding the trailer, I am linking to the high res version on apple’s website. CHECK IT!



Posted March 24, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: community, technology, wacky

twittering: randomly bragging about your unexceptional life.
Guilty as charged!


Cassette Tape Portraits

Posted March 23, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: art, creativity


Ghost in the Machine (not sure who that is) has posted some amazing portraits created from recycled cassette tapes. The portrait of Bob Dylan is striking. Click here for the Flikr gallery. Check out the Hendrix one!

[hit to Drawn!]

Picture in Need of a Caption

Posted March 12, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: wacky

Hanging in There…

Posted February 23, 2009 by Michael Novelli
Categories: art, primates

Sorry it has been a while since I have posted… I have been scrounging up work and trying to stay afloat. You understand, I am sure… more fun posts coming soon.


Photo by Tim Flach, an amazing animal photographer. 
Check out some of his work: http://www.timflach.com/