Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays

Everyone have a Merry Xmas. If you don't, the giant 60's-era fiberglass Santa will ominously take note. And then he will come for you.

Thanks to the newest member of the Blogfoot link family Arglebargle! for the Santa pic. Go yonder and check out his stock of neat old-timey holiday images, followed by his exhaustive examination of all the cutaway illustrations throughout the years that have detailed the inner workings of the famed Baxter Building, headquarters of the illustrious Fantastic Four.

Friday, December 21, 2007

This makes my head hurt

In the interest of public safety I must warn you that the following image may cause you to gouge your eyes out with a spork.

That's right, suckas. Ernie and Bert, all Run DMC'd out at some parade that obviously came winding up straight from the bowels of hell. You just know they're spewing out some lame rap, maybe something about not hating on unibrows, or grown-up males who live together, while that Furbee-thing between them lays down some fierce beatboxing.

I also noticed that Ernie wears his pants straight-up "Fred Mertz" style.
I guess Ernie's new to the thug life.

Thanks to for the photo.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

England must be at least semi-cool

Because they have a public statue somewhere over there of Andy Capp, a drunken, violence-prone comic strip character. He's even got a beer (I believe they would call it a "pint") in his mitt as he stares defiantly at passerby. He's loitering, basically. If the purpose of public art is to inspire discourse, then the message I get from this is "Piss off."

Man, all we got here in Minneapolis is Mary Tyler Moore. I suppose there's a lot of statues of "Peanuts" characters in St. Paul too, but let's face it: they aren't holding beers. But thanks to my soldering gun, they soon will be.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Godzilla's senior picture

The photographer didn't have the woodsy "lean on the rustic fence and look natural" backdrop Godzilla wanted, and he took the picture before he was ready, but all things considered, the pics didn't turn out half-bad (kudos to Roob Photography in Milwaukee on the nice work).

Godzilla is currently debating over whether to go with a Zeppelin or Floyd lyric for his yearbook quote.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The jaunty anteater

Here's a picture of an anteater out for a stroll. He looks happy, just amblin' along with a nice brisk stride and enjoying the day, maybe hoping to see an anthill but if not, hey, that's OK, life is good. Seems like he should have one of those word balloons with musical notes in it above his head.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sadly, the "Wrath of Khan" novelization is not yet available in downloadable form

What kind of people are early adopters of the divisive but certainly interesting Kindle,'s new wireless reading device? Geeks, apparently (click to embiggen photo and read text).

I think showing "The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy" on-screen would have made much more sense.