Thursday, March 26, 2009

Extreme Sheepherding, by Samsung

Thank you, CuteOverload. I have never seen anything like this before.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Women's Professional Foot...Ball?

I had no idea there was a professional league for women's foot ball. Or is it "football"? I'm so non-team-sportified, I don't even know if it's one word or two. Okay, I'm going with "football" here.

Click here for teams on the Independent Women's Professional Football League; sounds rather emancipated to me! And possibly not grammatical, but who cares. There are videos, pics, player stats.

All I can say is, AMAZING. If I had known I could play a game in which towering muscular women would run after me and attempt to tackle me to the ground, would I even BE a librarian right now?! My memories of high school gym come back to me; I had fun playing flag football, but the rules seemed so complicated. The teacher would yell something, I would go back a certain number of yards or something, and start over again. But it was fun to be pursued, and to throw the ball.

Sort of like dating, I guess. Yes, maybe football is a metaphor for dating. Maybe I can find a casual game to play, once I learn the rules.

Note: Nevermind, I lost interest after I read the section on Object of the Game. Always a geek, never a jock! A single geek-jock. The picture is of the Boston Militia, taken from their official website.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

London Restaurant with Interactive Menu Tables

from Neatorama and Crave the blog - super cool! I wanna go eat at Inamo.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chickens in Suits

Maybe you've seen the picture of the chicken in the red vinyl tracksuit, somewhere on the web? Well, here's the homesite for the chicken suit designers, who create clothing for...chickens. See the models, the line, and think about ordering...suits for chickens. Yes, you can order chicken suits in a variety of textures and prints! There's even a fluffy/furry chicken suit. I hope the chicken suits allow the chicken's skin to breathe. You know, if you write "chicken suit" enough times, the words stop making sense.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Barbie Cake, over Six Feet Tall

For Barbie's 50th anniversary, Mattel created a nearly seven-foot chocolate Barbie cake in the shape of...Barbie. In a gold silk ball gown (and gold frosting), wearing $50,000 of real Swarovski crystals. Incidentally, Barbie was made of chocolate mud cake, and weighed over 2000 lbs.

Yes, the party was in Sydney, Australia. It's true, you weren't invited. Yes, that is the Barbie Cake in the picture, not just a cute statue of Barbie. It's CAKE. I can't believe it, either.

From the fashion/food blog, Eat Me Daily. Here's the link to Barbe's 50th Anniversary Cake, with amazing photos. How do you cut a cake effigy of a doll wearing a real gold ballgown?! My god. Don't eat the crystals.

I love that I posted Golden Barbie Cake right after Pigskin Facial Portraits! Too good.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Pigskin Facial Portraits are Morbid and Disturbing

So, from Boston's Phoenix newspaper, here is a link to the article on artist Heide Hetry's exhibit, Heads and Tales. And here is a link to the macabre slideshow, flies and all.

On a less disturbing but still porcine-related note, Geekologie has informed me that you can buy an apparatus which creates bacon-flavored bubbles for your dog to chase after and pop. Non-toxic! Safe to ingest! Bacon-tasty! Also available in Chicken or Peanut Butter flavor. I think it's pretty hilarious, and it would make a fine holiday gift for appromixately $10 = the price of laughter and ferocious bubble-hunting canines.

Geekologie has also informed me of adhesive "tape" sunglasses. They come on a roll, they're perforated, they stick to your face like...tape. You'll have to click the link for Disposable Tape Sunglasses to see just how lame people look with tape on their faces. It's fun! My eyebrows fell out the second I looked at the pictures.

Wild Fire, that Cartoon About A Horse

Omg, thank you YouTube! No one believed me when I talked about the cartoon I watched as a kid - involving a dimension-jumping horse and a secret-princess who lives on a ranch with her dad. This show is for little girls who love horses and want to feel oh-so-special. Yep, you got it. I had a serious horse problem. Truly, as safe symbols of unbridled - heh - sexuality, what could be better.

Jem is Outrageous, She-Ra has Secrets

The Misfits look kinda awesome now, though. I guess the Be Like Jem message didn't stick with me. Or maybe everyone who watched has a little bit of Jem still inside...her magical earrings?

Lest we forget She-Ra, the Princess of Power. Oo, maybe I can find some Wonder Woman next!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Read about this "boat race" on Wikipedia.

Here is an article on the Alice Springs "dry" regatta.

It's an annual regatta on a dry river bed, attracting lots of people and "boats" and vendors. It's a big boat party! Hundreds of miles from any body of water! Ending with a "boat battle" involving water cannons and "dough bombs". It's the only regatta to be canceled in the event of water in the river bed.

Australia seems to have an incredible sense of humor.