Ooh, my favorite!


How summer should be spent
September 29, 2011, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Silly, Smile, Videos


These kids rock! Check out their choreographed fountain show.



Mickey Mouse dance battle
April 13, 2011, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Silly, Videos

In case you’re in need of a laugh. Ridiculous and awesome!

 

[thanks @thanithani]



March 1, 2011, 10:29 am
Filed under: Silly, Videos

Ha! Made me laugh.



The United States of Autocomplete
December 7, 2010, 12:02 pm
Filed under: Nerd Alert, Silly

Cool! See what autocompletes when you type each state into a Google search box. I’d be curious to see how this changes outside of football season…or would it? Ugh.

[via The Daily What]



Toast stereogram optical illusion
November 17, 2010, 10:21 am
Filed under: Silly

I remember these when they were called “Magic Eye” pictures, and I should as I was the master at losing focus in order to identify the hidden 3-D image. Can you see what’s hidden in the toast? (It’s pretty anticlimactic, but still fun.)

 

[via Mighty Optical Illusions]



Happy Halloween!
October 30, 2010, 12:08 am
Filed under: Silly

As usual I had the best intentions for Halloween this year, and of course, time escaped me and I am without a pumpkin, cider, costume, and candy. I’m not completely out of time to post something festive, so I figured I’d scramble and try to save face with my small but lovely group of loyal readers. And, truth be told, I wanted to share a couple of my Halloween favorites.

I am a certified cartoon junkie. Aside from being a Family Guy addict, I have always been fascinated by classic animation (Disney especially). I have no idea why, other than the fact that I’m also a ho (that’s right a ho) for anything nostalgic. When I recall some of my happiest memories I most often remember the Classic Disney cartoons that invariably came during the holidays. Halloween was certainly no exception, so counting down the days until Disney’s Halloween Treat would air was torture. I remember trying to figure out how to read the TV Guide, which was a skill I didn’t master until an age that I should probably be embarrassed about, but fortunately Dad was a pro. I would hound him daily to make sure he didn’t forget to tell me when it was on; very much an “are we there yet” scenario, so when I say daily that may be bit chintzy. All I can say is poor guy. (Mom was safe since she probably didn’t know what the TV Guide was.) I think because of this incessant pestering he rigged some sort of recording mechanism so he had the VHS ready and waiting for the next year. (If you saw my earlier post on the blue heron contraption you know that my dad is quite the engineer.)

Originally a Silly Symphony from 1929, this is listed as #18 on the 50 greatest cartoons of all time.

Even as I enter the last few years on my 20’s, I still look forward to the times of year that I can indulge in getting lost in my childhood memories; I figure life is crazy and being a grown-up kind of sucks sometimes, so I rather enjoy getting lost in old favorites. In honor of being a nerdy sort-of-grown-up who still loves her cartoons, here’s to acting like a kid.

 

Had to throw in the original Skeleton Dance poster too. I just love it!

[image via Wikipedia]

 

Another Halloween favorite. Definitely not a classic, but one that I specifically remember waiting for. Donald’s dance toward the end had me rolling on the floor.

Donald Duck’s Trick or Treat with Huey, Dewey, and Louie from 1952.

 



Spread your love by Hamed Kohan
October 6, 2010, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Art and Design, Silly, Smile

Sweet! I would totally rock a bike that had heart treads, and if I think back to myself at the peak of my heart and unicorn craze, way back in the 80’s (and perhaps into the 90’s – truth be told), I’d be doing flips over this. I can see myself now, swerving to and fro in order to hit each and every puddle on the sidewalk just so I could see the tracks behind me.

Hamed Kohan of Iran has entered this Spread Your Love design into the designboom competition Seoul Cycle Design 2010.  Out of more than 3,000 participants Kohan has been shortlisted as a finalist. Congrats!

[Images via designboom]



Home
October 5, 2010, 10:45 am
Filed under: Personal, Silly, Smile

Hey, hey. I’m still alive, just been a little busy and a little lazy. I actually have a good reason for being gone and that was a surprise trip up to Seattle to see mom and dad (with help from brother as co-conspirator). We did all of our favorite family things: cooking, eating, napping, and lots of laughing. It was a GREAT weekend.

One of the best parts was coming home to see that dad had fashioned this crazy contraption in an attempt to scare away a regular visitor to his koi pond. He’s managed cats, possums, and raccoons but there is one animal of the avian variety that is making him quite nervous: the lovely blue heron.  It often comes to hangout by the back pond because they love the water, but they also love fish, so while he hasn’t stolen any dad is on a mission to keep him at bay.

As much as we’ve tried to explain that a visit from this majestic bird could be considered somewhat rare and special, dad is in full-fledged Caddyshack mode. I have no idea how it works or how he came up with it, but it’s crazy and genius at the same time!

Weird? Yes. But not out of the ordinary. Ahh, I have the best family ever.



August 17, 2010, 9:13 am
Filed under: Silly, Videos

Considering I can’t even use a yo-yo the conventional way, I find this completely fascinating!

Jensen Kimmitt wins the the 2010 World YoYo Contest with his new signature yo-yo the NORTHSTAR by YoYoFactory.

[via likecool]



Sharky Tea Diffuser
August 4, 2010, 4:54 pm
Filed under: Silly

I’m loving this! How could you not smile with this floating around in your morning cup of tea? My family drinks lots of tea, so this would make a great little gift. I’m already thinking a stocking stuffer for dad, but it doesn’t look like it’s in production yet so it may have to be a ‘just because’ gift later on.

Designed by Pablo Matteoda from Argentina.

[via Toxel.com]




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