Monday, October 25, 2010

Inappropriate Book of the Day

Hey, I remember this book from when I was a preschool teacher! The kids would request it ALL day long if it was on the shelf.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Golden Girls Freak Dolls

Creepy Toy of the Day

First off, I am NOT a Hater. I love me some Girls just as much as anyone...well, except for the Crazies. However, I never pictured them as a set of Babushka Dolls. This picture will keep me Wiiiiiide awake at night as I drown in sweat, cursing the Toy Gods for making Rose so small. And isn't it just a little cruel making Dorothy so massive? I mean I never thought her forehead was that large. She looks like she could enjoy that cup of tea while eating Sophia. I do appreciate the effort put into giving Blanche boobies, though. They may be down to her feet, but they are still Magnificent ChiChis. What will REALLY be keeping me up at night is wondering what the hell the owners of these delicate creations will be stuffing inside. Shudder.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

U2 - I Will Follow

Released 20 years ago this week, it is the only song U2 plays on every tour. Bono reportedly wrote it for his mom, who passed when he was only fourteen.


Both the computer and the author were having major technical difficulties this week. Thanks for hanging on. Another post to come later today.....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dalton Ghetti Pencil Art

Art of the Day

Dalton Ghetti is a Brazilian born, Connecticut based artist who makes his pieces out of pencil tips. Ghetti is a professional carpenter, who has spent 25 years working this craft in his spare time. Obviously a fan of Elvis, he spent over a year working on that first featured piece, in which the details are just amazing. Ghetti does not sell his art, preferring to give it to friends as gifts.
He is currently working on a project in which he is slowly carving a tiny graphite tear for each victim of 9/11. He estimates it will take him 10 years to finish.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

fun. - Be Calm

Sound of the Week


Fun Facts

  • fun., an indie-pop band, formed in the spring of 2008 in New York, New York.
  • Members are Nate Reuss (vocals, guitar), Jack Antonoff (guitar) and Andrew Dost, who alternates between several instruments, including keyboard, piano, trumpet, flugelhorn and glockenspiel, and also adds vocals.
  • In August 2009, fun. released their first (and so far, only) album - Aim and Ignite.
  • In 2010, the indie label Feuled By Ramen, signed fun.
  • Their song "Walking the Dog" is featured in an Expedia ad.