Thursday, September 29, 2011

Signs I Like

 I believe I shall not stand there.
 If this is a coincidence, I apologies in advance.  If this is an attempt to cash in on a movie about a whale escaping the confines of a marine amusement park, I say it's kind of strange for a fine jewelry store.
This sign says a lot and nothing at all.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Daffy Duck Cartoon


When I was a kid I loved cartoon updates.  I loved it when they would take characters I knew from classic cartoons, into a context I could better understand.  You can imagine that although I love Scooby Doo, I really couldn't relate to the characters that well.  Then they did a Scooby Doo/Blair Witch cross over and I was overjoyed.  The thing is, my older friends thought that this new stuff didn't hold up to the classic stuff they remembered as a kid.  So my updated cartoon was always seen as a lesser cartoon.  Now I came across this Daffy Duck cartoon and I found myself thinking that it's no Roger Rabbit, or at the very least not that authentic.  I've become that old guy that hates everything new and updated.  I'm going to just hang around at home today in my underwear and yell at those dam kids that won't get off my lawn.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Signs I Like

 What exactly is this sign warning me about?
 I understand everything here, except the hammers.  What do the hammers mean?
 Kitty likes tea.
 Sure a chameleon in jeans and a red shirt is cool, but ridding one of those springy horses, that's just awesome.
My guess: Beware of hitting giants crossing this street whenever children are far from home, because giants like to eat children and when they're far from home they're easier to catch.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Moleskine Awesomeness


Do I even have to explain why the new Star Wars Moleskines are so great?

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Everyday I'm Shufflin'



I can't decide how bad or how good this video is.  I think this might be the very rare occasion where it is so bad that it's kind of good.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Transportation Textiles

I came across this transportation textile on a shuttle bus from the Metro to IKEA.  I love the 3D quality of the fabric and the planetary/cosmos type theme.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

How To Confuse a Child

I'm always wondering if the makers of "whimsical" toys realize how they might confuse some children.  Take for example these two toys.  One is a train with a telephone on it, the other is a fish with a helicopter blade.  I can't imagine how someone would come up with this idea, or how much damage it will do to a kids brain.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Signs I Like

 If you ever need a hammer in a rush.
 It's even funny when a stick man trips.
 Why is there a picture of Duran Duran on an old building in Lithuania?
 What exactly is this guy throwing out?
I like his pants.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Don't Play Music

I have no skills playing the guitar, I know almost nothing about guitars, but I do know what I like.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Old T-Shirts Part 7 - Justice League

Over the next little while I'm going to be throwing out some old shirts that are worn out.  I hate getting rid of old shirts because they hold so many great memories for me.  I've decided, for the next little while, to post short stories about each shirt so they can be remembered forever... or at least until the internet is obsolete.
This shirt symbolizes exactly the level of Geek that I am.  It is also useful as a test to see how Geeky your friends might be too.  All you have to do is ask the people to name the characters on the shirt.  For the hardcore comic geek it should be no problem at all, for anybody else some of the characters create a bit of a problem.  The memory of this shirt comes from just such a situation.  I wore this shirt one day and asked Allison to name the characters, this was before we were married.  She went on to name them, and she got most of them as well.  Then she got to the two outside characters (the hardest for non-geeks).  I helped her eventually get Hawk Girl, but when she got to Martian Man Hunter she just blurted out "Hamburgler?"  That was the best wrong answer anybody could possibly udder.

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Dream a Little Dream

Have you ever dreamed of seeing a giant gorilla hand attempt to pick up a car in an airport?  I used to dream about it all the time, now I don't have to.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy B-Day

No it's not my birthday, I'm talking about a bidet, that thing that cleans your nether regions.  Every once in a while I end up staying in a hotel room with one of these things, and every time I look at it with sheer terror.  I don't want to touch it, or even really look at it.  I know what it's for, but I can't figure out why you'd want to use it.
Well today I've decided that I will fear no longer, today I'm going to attempt to use a bidet.  Before my attempt I did a little internet research, because frankly I'm not really sure what I should be doing.  I found some great instructional videos and a few tips and tricks.  Then I promptly went into the bathroom in attempt to get over my fears.  I'm not going to give you much detail on the process, but I can tell you it's very refreshing.  The task itself is not very comfortable, and it seems like a lot of plumbing just to keep a very small percentage of your body a little cleaner.  I would also like to mention that it takes a great deal of skill to use this unit without making contact with it.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Old T-Shirts Part 6 - Gorilla

Over the next little while I'm going to be throwing out some old shirts that are worn out.  I hate getting rid of old shirts because they hold so many great memories for me.  I've decided, for the next little while, to post short stories about each shirt so they can be remembered forever... or at least until the internet is obsolete.
This shirt holds two memories for me.  One of the memories is very specific, the other is very general.  The specific memory came about one day while shopping at a mall.  I was wearing this shirt at a bookstore when the employee asked me if I liked Gorillas.  I asked him "the band or the animals?"  He looked at me strangely and didn't say another word.  I should have just said yes, because I in fact like them both.  The generally memory of this shirt comes from where I bought it.  I got this shirt at the Metro Toronto Zoo, one of my favourite places to visit in the whole world.  I haven't been back in a few years, but it's one of the places I miss most about my hometown.

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Photos of People


This is a great use of time laps and animation.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Signs I Like

 Cute.
 Cool, they're offering Bonus Fluuuuuuuuge.
I wished I lived in a city with a horse cart lane.
 Remember people, throw away your cheese.
Speaking of cheese, VIKING CHEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!

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Old T-Shirts Part 5 - The Rat

Over the next little while I'm going to be throwing out some old shirts that are worn out.  I hate getting rid of old shirts because they hold so many great memories for me.  I've decided, for the next little while, to post short stories about each shirt so they can be remembered forever... or at least until the internet is obsolete.
The first thing I should tell you about this shirt is what YRB stands for, it's "Yellow Rat Bastard".  It sounds obscene but it's just the name of a fancy clothing store in New York, which is where I bought it.  I didn't buy the shirt because of this, I bought it because I really liked the drawing of the rat on it.  The fond memory I have of this shirt came about while ridding in an elevator with a few friends of mine.  A guy got in elevator whom we knew worked in a fancy high fashion clothing designing company in the building.  He looked at my shirt and gave me high praise for my fashion choice.  I'm not a diva or anything, but I've never been praised... ever... for my high quality fashion choice.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Museum of Zoology - A Photo Essay

This nice man here collects animals.  He collects animals and lets the whole world see them.  He doesn't have a farm, he has a building, so his animals have to stay really still.
Look at the nice birdy... He's giving this sleeping bunny a back rub.
Look at the fish tank, it's almost as if there was no water at all, just layers of dust.
That's the flattest zebra I've ever seen.
Wow, what a collection of tape worms.
And look at this giant lobster, he looks like he could eat my whole head.
Sure the sign says "Elk".
But I think it's a moose.
I wonder why this guy look so scared?
This guy look really scared too.
My favorite part was seeing the squid, one day he'll grow up and take down a pirate ship or a big giant whale.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Old T-Shirts Part 4 - The Goofy Shirt Legacy

Over the next little while I'm going to be throwing out some old shirts that are worn out.  I hate getting rid of old shirts because they hold so many great memories for me.  I've decided, for the next little while, to post short stories about each shirt so they can be remembered forever... or at least until the internet is obsolete.
This shirt itself isn't really anything memorable, however the fact that it's a Goofy shirt really is.  When I was younger, and really into old time Disney cartoons, I loved Goofy.  Don't get me wrong, I still love Goofy, but I was a Goofy fanatic.  I used to go to the Disney store regularly to see if they had any new Goofy stuff in stock.  The employees at the Disney store knew me and would often pull stuff from the back for me, a new Goofy shirt was always the crown jewel.  At one point I owned more than a dozen Goofy shirts and I loved each and every one of them.  Well this shirt represents the last of that line.  I have since expanded my t-shirt fanaticism but I'll never forget the Goofy era.

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Jonny Quest, The Character No One Knows


I once won a costume contest dressed as Jonny Quest.  I'm convinced that the only people that knew whom I was dressed as was the judges and one cartoon fanatic in the audience.

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Have You Ever Wondered What's Inside Those Giant Round Poster Displays On The Street?

The answer... Cigarettes.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monumental Rock Star

One thing can be said about the city of Vilnius in Lithuania, and that is it's strange love of weird art.  Take for example this statue of a dog wearing glasses.  One can hardly call that normal.
But you can't say it's a modern art thing either, take a look at this old statue of a knight that appears to be covering his man bits.
But nothing is stranger, or even more grand, than Vilnius' tribute to rocker Frankui Zapai (or Frank Zappa).
Sure it might not seem strange on its own, but in context it's freakin' bizarre.  First of all he's never actually been to Lithuania... ever.  He's never written a song about Lithuania, and I'm willing to bet that if you handed him a map he might not have been able to find it.
It might have been helpful if they put up some kind of plaque to tell you why it's here.  However I think in the spirit of Frank Zappa, the random weirdness of this whole thing is very appropriate.

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South Of Athens Bathrooms

Added a bunch of new bathrooms on the Bathrooms I've Been To Map, check them out.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Old T-Shirts Part 3 - Willam Black

Over the next little while I'm going to be throwing out some old shirts that are worn out.  I hate getting rid of old shirts because they hold so many great memories for me.  I've decided, for the next little while, to post short stories about each shirt so they can be remembered forever... or at least until the internet is obsolete.
This shirt is a drawing of a character based on the animated series "Clerks" by Kevin Smith.  I like obscure characters from cartoon shows, and this one is so obscure that he didn't even really make a full appearance in the animated series at all, but that's not what I remember about this shirt.  This shirt was in fact the first thing that I ever purchased on the internet.  I remember the day that I went online, filled in my credit card information, and hoped to god that no one was going to rip me off.  I remember getting the shirt in the mail and I was so happy.  Since then I've made a few more internet purchases, some good, some bad, but none with the memory that this shirt delivers.

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Sad Beer

 This beer is sad.
 Sad, sad, sad.
 He tried to drink away his problems.
And it just made him sadder.

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