December 29, 2007
December 21, 2007
Artist Adam Wallacavage makes these gorgeous, tentacled "Pulsatilla" chandeliers -- presently on exhibit at New York's Jonathan LeVine Gallery. LINK
December 19, 2007
Here comes the bride, all dressed in white ... two-ply, extra soft toilet paper.
Lovebirds Jennifer Cannon and Doy Nichols of Lexington, Ky., plan to get hitched Wednesday in a public restroom. She'll be wearing a gown fashioned from glue, tape and Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong toilet tissue.
The intricately detailed dress was designed by Hanah Kim, winner of the 2007 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, sponsored by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com.
The wedding ceremony, to be attended by family and friends, will take place in Times Square at the Charmin Restrooms - temporary, free public restrooms, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.
December 15, 2007
Article from: Agence France-Presse
THE national post office and police in Canada are searching for a "rogue elf" who has been sending filthy letters to children on behalf of Santa Claus.
A handful of reply letters to children who wrote to jolly Saint Nick contained comments such as: "This letter is too long, you dumb shit."
Canada Post spokeswoman Cindy Daoust said: "We firmly believe there is just one rogue elf out there responsible for the letters. In our history, we've never had a problem of this nature."
She explained that the letters were part of a Santa letter-writing program in which postal workers across Canada reply to letters from children around the world posted to Santa Claus, the North Pole, Canada, postal code H0H0H0.
Every reply letter is identical, except for a hand-written personalized postscript added by one of 11,000 volunteers.
Last year, Canada Post replied to 1.06 million letters on behalf of Santa, and 15 million letters have been posted since the program began in 1981.
Canada Post president Moya Greene said: "We are shocked and heart-broken that this much-loved quarter-of-a-century old program has experienced an incident of this kind."
"We deeply apologize to any families affected by this," she added.
Canada Post briefly shut down the program in Ottawa after parents complained. A dozen inappropriate letters had been dropped in mailboxes throughout the Canadian capital, but there could be more, officials warned.
Previously, Canada Post had received only one complaint about the program. In 1999, a seven-year-old in Oshawa, Ontario received a Santa message from Canada Post that called him "one greedy little boy!"
December 12, 2007
Over on Boing Boing Gadgets, our Joel's spotted this skull-shaped motorcycle helmet. Joel notes, "this Skull Helmet from Santiago Chopper meets their primary criterion: open-throttle badassery." LINK
December 11, 2007
December 09, 2007
The anger stems from the belief that the film is anti-religion and pro-atheism. Some folks plan to boycott the film as a sign of protest. Ironically, searches on "atheism" and "define atheism" have both spiked in response to their efforts. Clearly, people are hearing the message, but not in the way the protesters had hoped.
So, will the boycott hurt or help the film's performance? Searches on "the golden compass" are up 50% this past week and queries on "golden compass controversy" have experienced a similar surge. Some people are looking forward to the flick while others are looking forward to convincing folks to stay home. Stay tuned to see who wins.
December 07, 2007
December 05, 2007
Alice of the Wonderland blog is systematically cataloging the best of nerdy Christmas tree ornaments available online, ranging from crocheted Alien vs Predator heads to World of Warcraft Khorium Ore ornaments, to Star Wars and Super Mario figs to tiny sculpted "Cthulumas" ornaments to recycled mouses:
December 04, 2007
December 01, 2007