Thursday, September 30, 2010

{ Bruce + OJ }

I bet you wouldn't have guessed... I have a secret love + hate relationship with watching the Kardashians, and Bruce is just too cute! I really love him in this ad for Tropicana Oj! xoxo bruce!

{ Eye Candy: Down the Rabbit Hole }

I stumbled upon this designer's new (well new to me) collection based off Alice in Wonderland. I don't know what it is about Alice that draws me (and apparently others too) in, but I just can't have enough. Victoria Bramwell's use of colors and overall styling is totally drool worthy! and to make it better (and more dangerous) you can actually purchase some of the pieces ... if I was a size 6 and not a 12 ::grumpy face:: Either way, her interpretation of the Cheshire Cat might be my fave! I've never wanted a purple strip unitard so badly, and those yellow shoes... wowzies! Enjoy! {via}

Queen of Hearts: I love that makeup!

Alice + the Mad Hatter: a great use of color!!
Cheshire Cat

{ Pencil Toppers }

Yes. The image is not photoshopped this old dude actually spends years (yes, I said YEARS!) carving away wood + lead to make pencil point sculptures. Some of the detailing on these are pretty incredible! But not every pencil he touches is a masterpiece... he still keeps the broken lead and refers to it as the cemetary... "I have quite a few broken pieces so I decided to glue them on pins and into styrofoam for a display case. People might think it's weird I keep them but they're still interesting. I worked on them for months so they might be dead now but at one point I gave them life" {via}

teeny tiny alphab

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

{ Censoring the Internet }

Soooo... apparently {via the huffington post} there is some crazy act to censor the internets... and get this media companies are the ones doing it. It gets passed / unpassed / or blocked on Thursday by a Judiciary Committee. I think this was the most shocking quote: "If people don't speak out, US citizens could soon find themselves joining Iranians and Chinese in being blocked from accessing broad chunks of the public Internet." 
Wowzies! I know people in China, and they can't even use blogger! wtf? Isn't this infringement of our free speech you might ask... the huff post (although many times biased) says it is! So what can you do? I signed a petition, but really? how much good is that gonna do.... I guess we'll just have to wait 'til tomorrow.  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

{ A Hot Beef Injection }

The master of his craft, Ron Jeremy is speaking today at the University Center... Supposedly there will be a great Porn debate... I know he's old and I never found him that good looking, but I don't see how I can't not go to this. Maybe I'll see ya there?

{ Great Design Advice }

lately when I'm frustrated and need a good laugh this site, is sorta a too cute but hits too close to home site. {via} enjoy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

{ Freddie Mercury: my first idol }

From as early on as I could remember I LOVED Freddie Mercury. I remember thinking he was sooo cool, almost super hero like in his videos. I even remember being bummed out about the AIDS announcement, only to be even more bummed when he died the next day. I know I didn't understand all his theatrics or his true brillance as an artist, but that has come with time and age.

This morning I did hear exciting news that conjured up these adolesent memories. Sacha Baron Cohen (yes, Borat) will be playing Freddie Mercury in a film written by Peter Morgan (the guy who wrote Frost Nixen, the Queen, and the Last King of Scotland). So far Brian May (who I have always considered to be one of the best and under rated guitarist of all time) and Roger Taylor have been working with the film's producers. There were once rumors that Johnny Depp would play this role.. But I really think Sacha could pull it off. I mean he's sung before (remember Sweeny Todd... also with Depp) but I think Sacha has it, other than the resemblences, the flamboyance that was Freddie. {via}

And as if I didn't need another reason to love Freddie, apparently he was a HUGE cat person. Dedicating on of his solo albums to four of his cats. He would even go so far as to call home while on tour to chat with the cats... and we all know how ridiculous long distance used to be! {via}

Saturday, September 18, 2010

{ Put that out! }

in this super cute ashtray. I'm thinking I need this... for guests of course! lol! {via}

{ He would sooo be a hipster today... }

Thanks Ryan for the awesome link!! {via}

that 'a' gets you every time. ctm.

{ Crazy Ol' Cat Man }

This elderly gentlemen used to hate cats until his son left behind his cat, Pepper (who was secretly preggers). Now Craig (the cat man) lives on a wildlife reserve wit 660 cats! what a life! But unfortunately costly, "The expenses for the nonprofit sanctuary, Caboodles, come out of Craig's pocket and donations from the public. Each cat costs about $550 a year to tend to, and that is without extraneous vet bills. All the cats are spayed or neutered, and their shots are kept up to date." Thanks Beth for this great article! and be sure to friend 'em on FB ... if you like cats! {via}

Ol' Craig with the residents of Caboodle.

No Village is complete without a walmart!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

{ At Least it's not Detroit }

Oh wait... it is! but this video is really great (not to mention I love Palladium boots + shoes). I've been swooning over the abandoned pictures of Detroit, but here is a hopeful video... in a way a nice change and not an AFH sponsored...just some kids (and Johnny Knoxville) tryin to reshape a metropolis. 

{ Is it bad I get all these references? }

EMBED-Geek and Gamer Girls Song - Watch more free videos

Who doesn't love a Dr. Who shout out done by Seth Green?(I also thought he was too cute back in the day... I might of been the only one to watch Greg the Bunny), or Stan Lee, or Psylocke?!?! Talk about my fave Xmen (or Xwomen)! too cute version of Katy Perry's California Girls... Geek and Gamer Girls. Gotta Love'em! {via}

Saturday, September 11, 2010

{ A letter from Comic-Sans }

John was awesome enough (or mocking me...) to send me this awesome letter from that bastard comic-sans... enjoy! {via}



- - - -
Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.
You don't like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don't like that I'm all over your sister-in-law's blog? You don't like that I'm on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I'm pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don't all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can't all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I'm standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.
People love me. Why? Because I'm fun. I'm the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business' website? SMACK. Like daffodils in motherfucking spring.
When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I'm banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I'm shredding "Reign In Blood" on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I'm racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who'll kill me if I don't cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.
It doesn't even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I'm famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft fucking Bob. I'm in your signs. I'm in your browsers. I'm in your instant messengers. I'm not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.
Enough of this bullshit. I'm gonna go get hammered with Papyrus.

{ A Delicious Science Experiment }

Last weekend (I know I'm behind on the updates) I had awesome visitors come up and stay with me. While here, Beth suggested we find this new ice cream place, Chill Custom Creamery. Located off Northshore, near Morrell, it's interiors were done well, but typical, but that wasn't this place's appeal. What makes Chill differenet than the rest is you chose 1 of 3 bases for your ice cream: chocolate, vanilla, or soy-something-vanilla. The base looked like cream, not ice cream. Once your base is selected you then chose your mix-ins and flavor drops and syrups yourself, since you pay by the once ... I think it was $0.50 an once (so about $4-6 a HUGE cup) and once you are all done they then put your metal cylinder cup in a kitchen-aid mixer and add liquid nitrogen to it, making it real 'ice cream'. It looked like an evil science house once all four ice creams started going... and not to mention soooo creamy and delicious. This place was probably some of the better ice cream I've ever had. It was a great way to end the holiday weekend, enjoy the pics!

The cream base... I went with Vanilla

Some of the many many mix-ins... I went with a flavor drop of coffee, cheesecake, oreos, marshmellows, and cocoa crispies, I know strange and chocolately but sooo good!

Loved the graphic layout of their signs and marketing material + the colors were my fave!

Here's it's starting to mix!

cute vintage inspired chairs (and I heart the color!)

It's alive! ...and delish!

Beth + John loving the ice cream

Mike + Me! so happy for the ice cream science adventure!

Friday, September 10, 2010

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