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July 31 at 10:06am

Wacky Foods #1


Edible googly eyes!  Yipee!  Have a party and make this!  Invite us over!

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July 30 at 11:56am

Pachyderm Picasso

Is this for real?  A hoax?  Whatever, I love it.

And this just in: now there is the first ever entire elephant family who paints together. Check out the video here.

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July 29 at 10:02am

Recommended Reading: This Guy Can Draw!

David Weisner is one of the top children book writers EVER!  Or should I say “draw-er”.  His books have very few words, but his imagination soars.  They often start quite simply, but then they take you to a completely other place.  You can be very young when you first read them, but even once you get all tall and grey, they will keep you young when you read them.

Flotsam is my current fave, as it features the picture-within-a-picture-within-a-picture principal that I am a 100% sucker for.  That said Sector 7 is pretty rocking too, what with it’s tale of the clouds total revolution over the bland regime.  And it’s gonna make a heck of a movie too (cuz I’m making it!  – that is, with quite a bit of help from my friends…)


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July 28 at 10:35am

Bionicle Rock Video

I was in high school when somehow the entire student body burst into a spontaneous version of “We Will Rock You”.  I didn’t like the song then, but I’ve witnessed it become a parody of itself to the point that I can’t help but love that it now exists.

Bionicles are some sort of equivalent to that song.  Although I love watching my son create new beings with their endless combinations, and there is something truly great about how the design of the pieces practice a “complicated is cool” devotion, they also possess the same bombastic essence as Queen’s clobbering beat.
I am waiting for some genius to make the great comical animated Bionicle video for us all to laugh with, but for now this clip’s closing guitar solo gets some serious props.


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July 27 at 10:10am

Kami Robo!


Kami-Robo are robot fighters made from paper, measuring 15 to 20 cm. high.  They have joints at the hips, knees, shoulders, elbows and waists which allow them to bend and move quite freely.  About twenty-six years ago,  Tomohiro Yasui started designing and making these fighters, creating an extensive mythology and heirarchy in the process.  They fight in a ring, but it totally tops pro-wrestling with its drama and keen moves.  NOW the whole world is kami-robo crazed.  You can build your own, or even buy ready-made ones if you are a tad lazy — or in a hurry to join in the fun (so far the only place we’ve found them is at the MOMA store.  There’s lots of great videos on the web too.  This one below gives you a good intro course on their whole story.



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July 26 at 10:06am

Cartoons From Around The Globe #1

Foxy time travel.  What is and what shouldn’t ever be.  Butterflies and paper planes.  What more can you ask for?  

The Russians/Soviets delivered with this one.  It may feel to be more toddler focused but it’s pretty darn profound if you ask me (Thanks Metafilter!) and its definitely not Western.


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July 25 at 9:40am

Hey There, Sleepy Head!

You ever have one of those days when you couldn’t keep your eyes open? This cute little creature could have been on the other day’s alphabet if could have stayed awake long enough to get a photo taken.

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