Category: Fun

Lyuba the Baby Mammoth

We saw her yesterday at the Field Museum in Chicago.

It was a hazy day downtown


Iron Baby Movie Trailer

This is just too funny! Very well made too.

Bacon Lip Balm

Almost nothing can’t be made better with bacon!!

DIY Letter to the Editor

Iowahawk has a DIY Letter to the Editor. Fill in the blanks. Like a Mad-Libs!

Happy New Year!

For the geek in all of us.

Today is one of 01001 (9) binary dates this year:

010110  (01/01/10)

011010 (01/10/10)

011110 (01/11/10)

100110 (10/01/10)

101010 (10/10/10)

101110 (10/11/10)

110110 (11/01/10)

111010 (11/10/10)

111110 (11/11/10)

LED Dress

Here is a picture of the LED dress we saw today at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

UK based design firm CuteCircuit just unveiled what is being called the biggest LED dress in the world. The GalaxyDress was constructed using 24,000 LED lights and, to add an extra bit of glitter, another 4,000 Swarovski crystals were included in the silk garment’s design.

The dress is currently on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry as part of the FastForward: Inventing the Future exhibit. You can find out more about the exhibition here. (source)

New Guinness Commercial

New Guinness commercial “Slide”. A neat Rube Goldberg-esque delivery system!

Young Frankenstien – Live! On Stage!

And absolutely wonderful. We went to the matinee yesterday at the Cadillac Palace theater downtown Chicago. Roger Bart was Fredrick Frankenstein (Fronkensteen). Ann Horak with legs that don’t quit was a wonderful Inga. Joanna Glushak (Frau Blucher), Cory English (Igor), Brad Oscar (Colonel Kemp and the Hermit), and Beth Curry (Elizabeth) were all also outstanding in their performances.

All the best lines from the movie were present in the play along with some great new songs, Roll in the Hay, He Vas my Boyfriend, and The Transylvania Mania along with Putting on the Ritz from the movie.

I’d recommend this play to anyone and I’m looking forward to Mel Brooks doing a movie of this musical like he did with The Producers (hint, hint).

I own DVD copies of both versions of The Producers and I saw the play on its third performance, first matinee at the same theater.

*** I received no compensation or consideration for this review. I paid for the tickets myself. ***

Ego Bumper Sticker

This Is My Household…

Recieved in email today (original author unknown)


Excerpts from a Dog’s Diary…….

8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!

1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 pm – Milk Bones! My favorite thing!

7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Excerpts from a Cat’s Daily Diary..

Day 983 of my captivity…

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am. Bastards.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’ I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges.. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now……………..

Thanks Auntie J!

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