Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Carl’s Jr. (Hardees) commercial advertisement featureing the god of hamburgers.
“Tastes like it was made by the god of hamburgers.”

Thursday, September 22, 2011


This is a music maker. However, with it you only have 16 notes from which to choose and only 16 spots to place your notes/chords (if you’re musically inclined, that’s 2 measures each containing only 1/8 notes).

With a click of a mouse button, each square will toggle on or off.

The image above kind of represents “Jingle Bells”.

Try it out here:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Not Killer Farts

Police: Carbon Dioxide Led to Death in McDonald’s Bathroom 
An 80-year-old woman who died after being found unconscious in a restroom at an eastern Georgia McDonald's was killed by a lethal dose of carbon dioxide, authorities said Wednesday.

An investigation determined that a "bleed line" on the tank used to carbonate beverages in the McDonald's drink dispenser was "improperly disconnected within the wall cavity," Pooler, Georgia, Police Chief Mark Revenew said.

By the CNN Wire Staff
September 14, 2011 1:38 p.m. EDT

[link: Full article at]

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Debt

The Debt [R]
2010 Focus Features
Directed by John Madden

Grade A
Upgraded from B.

+1: Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain as Mossad agent Rachel Singer (1997 and 1966).
+1: Nazi doctors as villains.
Par: The thrill of trying to escape East Berlin with a drugged Nazi doctor through a hole in the fence.
Par: It’s easy to sneak into a Ukrainian hospital.
+1: Makes me want to see the 2007 original film.

Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love [PG-13]
2011 Warner Bros.
Directed by John Requa

Grade: B 
Upgraded from B.

Par: Cast.
+1: Jacob (Ryan Gosling) transforms Cal (Steve Carell) into a ladies man.
-1: Asking for a divorce over dessert.
+1: Climax about 3/4 into film.
-1: Story lines’ resolutions after climax.

[link: Overview on Fandango]

Monday, September 12, 2011

More Tokyo Disneyland Halloween…

Photos of Tokyo Disneyland circa 2009 by blogger Stephiee.

 Two Caballeros.


 The author and friends meet some “High School Musical” cheerleaders.

The characters put on a puppet show with Donald’s as a ghost.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

retro futurs : Websites as Book Covers

What if social media websites were books? What would their covers look like? Would it be minimalist? Would it be vintage-like? This is Stéphane Massa-Bidal’s take.

Stéphane Massa-Bidal aka Hulk4598, or Rétrofuturs is a french illustrator / graphic designer. Artist and illustrator known as Hulk4598 or retro-futurs, has been working since 2008 on the interaction between text and image, text / text, and image / picture.

His Website:

Found in an article on

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ryan Heshka

Ryan Heshka was born in Brandon, Manitoba and raised in Winnipeg at the end of the "lo-tech" era. Drawing from early influences too numerous to list, he ended up working in the fields of interior design and animation before his current career as an illustrator. Represented in North America, Europe and Asia by Kate Larkworthy Artist Representation Ltd., he resides in downtown Vancouver.
Death Clouds 
2008, gouache on paper, 4.5 x 7" 

Electronic Revolt 
2010, acrylic/mixed media on board, 10.5 x 13" 

Rapture (courtesy of BLAB!) 
2008, acrylic/mixed media on board, 12 x 24"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet

Mona Lisa 6,239 Dot-To-Dot Drawing

Artist Thomas Pavitte Created his version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa by carefully placing 6,239 dots and spent 9 hours connecting them all.

See detail drawings and Pavitte in progress in a stop-motion video [here].

This was found in an article on