Archive for July 2008

Western Spagetti

July 22, 2008

This is an incredible piece of stop-motion art… and a horribly toxic meal. Since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated by stop-motion videos and claymation. I have never tried it, it looks like a ton of work!

[hit to Chris]


Tea Toddler

July 20, 2008

My son, Angelo, likes to drink tea. Not iced tea or sweetened tea with milk and sugar… but the decaffeinated unsweetened organic kinds his parents drink. Maybe this is not all that unusual for a just-turned-three-year-old, but it seems like it might be.

Just this morning he enjoyed a (small) cup of Numi Organic Berry Black Tea with me at breakfast. He even has a small tea cup! It was not a “pinkies up” formal occasion… it was far from mellow. If you have met my son, you would know he does everything with a certain joy, silliness, and energy that is unmatched – even drinking tea!


July 16, 2008

The force is strong with this one…

If only this gym were real – it would be packed!

I also love the reference to Tom Berenger.
Be warned, the ending is a little dark…

“Whenever I see a pretty woman… I am like ‘hold up, I am Lando Calrissian, I blew up the second Death Star.’ Everybody talkin’ about Hans Solo – forget Hans Solo man, let me tell you about Hans Solo – that ship was mine, he won it off of me in a card game. Man I am telling you, this program works. It changed my life. One time a ran into this woman at the sales rack in Banana Republic…”

[hit to my bro Mark]

Ginger Beards

July 3, 2008

A site about… well… beards… and much more. It is a whimisical and creative site of an illustrator, described this way:

“Is it me or do 90% of men blessed with the ginger gene celebrate by growing a beard?! As a freelance illustrator based in London, i’ve set about spreading the bearded phenomenon far and wide. The site incorporates some of my favourite toys and games i grew up with as a child of the 80s. In terms of the content of my illustrations i like to continue this theme by reminiscing and making references to yesteryear, inspiration also comes from the characters i meet, conversations and beards (obviously).”

My son has been blessed with the “ginger” gene I think… maybe one day he will be able to join this glorious community of ginger beards. I just hope it is later rather than sooner… he is only 3! I will keep him away from the high-tension lines.