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Ted is learning to sew for “a very manly reason,” which he refuses to reveal. If I had to guess I’d say he’s making a manly Halloween costume, which he wants to keep secret until the big day. I’m not sure what I think about men learning to sew. I think every man should know [...]
Actually, they’re not specifically about Halloween but both of these are devoted to subject matter appropriate for the season and tomorrow is the first day of October so… She Walks Softly features all sorts of creepy art and stuff presented with a gentle sense of humor. Don’t miss the Jesus paintings. I have to admire [...]
Last night I dreamed that Tulsa had a second classical music radio station. It was at 75 point something. Of course as soon as I woke up I realized that the FM dial doesn’t go that low. I also dreamed that there was a cable channel – an entire channel – devoted exclusively to the [...]
In the 1930′s the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad introduced their kitten logo and the slogan “You’ll sleep like a kitten on the C & O“. I’ve never associated kittens with railroads before. What a cute and effective ad.
Another great collection of botanical illustrations. I love these!
17 Images You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped. And as usual Cracked has entertaining (and sometimes crude) commentary about each of them.
By now everyone has seen photos of the Australian dust storm but you have to see this video. That is unreal! Bifurcated Rivets.
Hah! So do you want to worry about obesity or do you want the kids to learn science? Never mind. Don’t answer that. Here is some of that artist’s other work, mostly science related. Found on Twitter
ESieg: Note to local TV station: Don’t tell people not to worry about swine flu if you then spend 20% of your newscast on related stories. Amen to that!
It’s been a “junk food” weekend. I ate too much and we still have too much snack food in the house though it is disappearing fast. I made these except I used Rice Krispies instead of Special K. They’re very messy to make (or at least I made an awful mess) but they’re fantastic. You [...]
Every cardboard box that is brought into our house must serve as a cat toy for a time. An LED lantern came in this one.
Charles says Oklahoma has 9 seasons. Yes, at least! And often we get two or more in one day. Also, here’s another season-related post from the same blogger.
I finally watched the season premiere of House last night. At one point, one of the characters brought out some sheet music which she said was by Dvorak, for four hands piano but otherwise she didn’t identify it and they never played it. So, I decided to look up my favorite of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances [...]
It’s time to put away the flip flops* and get out the moccasins. I’ve had a pair of these for about 20 years. I’ve never liked them very well. They feel sort of big and floppy and the channel for the laces that goes around the ankle is a little bit uncomfortable but thick socks [...]
I continue to be confused by the whole enterprise of “fashion”. A certain look or group of colors or whatever gets declared to be “in” by one of a very tiny community of people in New York City, and then pretty soon everybody’s wearing what they’ve declared to be “in”. And then, gradually, those looks [...]
By now you’ve probably heard about the discovery of the biggest hoard of Saxon gold ever found but I have to say that I think the discovery is indescribably cool! And… There is an actual, official definition of “treasure” in the UK, and whether a found pile of gold is a treasure or not is [...]
I hope I remember the name Thamail Morgan when I see him in the NFL in a few years.
Genre Fiction Generator. Let’s Try it. (Found on Twitter) In an alternate history Victorian England a young collector of oddities stumbles across an alien artifact which spurs him into conflict with forces that encourage conformity with the help of a bookish female scholar with mousy brown hair and her reference book culminating in convoluted nonsense [...]
Earlier this week I stepped out my front door and saw this interesting cloud formation. view large See hundreds of beautiful sky photos from around the world at Skywatch Friday.
Remember these red-capped mushrooms? I went out the next day at about the same time and took a few more pictures but I didn’t get around to uploading them until yesterday. And here’s what the same mushrooms looked like 24 hours later. view large
Should people be allowed to keep chickens in suburban back yards? I can see merit on both sides of the argument. Four hens in a well-maintained chicken coop wouldn’t be a problem – certainly not as offensive as some dogs I’ve had to live next door to, but what if everyone in the neighborhood had [...]
40 Stunning Tilt-Shift Images – photos of real scenes shot or edited to look like miniatures. Some look more unreal than others. My favorites are the pictures of Bergen, Norway and Karori, New Zealand. I think knowing what you’re looking at sort of spoils the effect a little bit. Ideally you would see one of [...]