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December 30, 2008
December 26, 2008
Behold the Devil's armchair. Michael-Anne Rauback has been on a quest for weird chairs this week and this is the third fave find. The 1960s chair above, by Anthony Redmile, is made from malachite, bone, horn, and wood. If I ruled, this would be my throne. Anthony Redmile carved armchair
December 22, 2008
Collection of creative gadgets and designs inspired by bacon. Mmmmm, bacon!
Bacon iPhone Case [link]
Put some hip into your hip pocket with a whimsical Bacon Wallet. [link]
Ahhhh, bacon!! Nothing says holiday like a pretty piece of bacon to hang on your tree! [link]
Whimsical pig-shaped press keeps bacon flat during frying. [link]
Magnetic Bacon Strip
Behold! The wonder that is magnetic Bacon for your fridge, work, home, car or spaceship. [link]
These placemats look like they are made of hot and sizzling strips of fried bacon. [link]
Unique, hand-made, limited production item that is a must-have for the bacon lover in your life. Bacon throw pillows. [link]
Learn how to make bacon soap, from actual bacon. [link]
If you are what you eat and like to wear it on your sleeve (or in this case around your neck), the bacon scarf makes a fitting accessory for metaphor-mixing bacon lovers. [link]
Bacon Christmas Ornaments
Bacon ornaments have been glittered and embellished with a creamy white bow. [link]
Bacon USB Flash Disk [link]
What could be better than a piece of crispy bacon? How about two pieces, one for each ear! [link]
Bacon Metal Lunch Box
This classic Dome Lunchbox is entirely covered with images of gloriously greasy strips of fried bacon. [link]
Bacon Alarm Clock
An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon. [link]
Bacon Strips Bandages
Treat your minor cuts, scrapes and scratches with the incredible healing power of a designer bacon strips bandage. [link]
Bacon Microwave Cooker
Enjoy the delicious taste of freshly broiled bacon every time. [link]
Unsettlingly real-looking felted bacon scarf. [link]
Bacon Air Freshener
This unlikely Bacon Air Freshener is the perfect way to brighten any carnivore’s day. [link]
Bacon Briefcase [link]
December 17, 2008
CAIRO (Reuters) –
An Egyptian man said on Wednesday he was offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Sunday,
The daughter, Amal Saad Gumaa, said she agreed with the idea. "This is something that would honor me. I would like to live in Iraq, especially if I were attached to this hero," she told Reuters by telephone.
Her father, Saad Gumaa, said he had called Dergham, Zaidi's brother, to tell him of the offer. "I find nothing more valuable than my daughter to offer to him, and I am prepared to provide her with everything needed for marriage," he added.
Zaidi's gesture has struck a chord across the Arab world, where President Bush is widely despised for invading Iraq in 2003 and for his support for Israel.
Amal is a student in the media faculty at Minya University in central Egypt.
Zaidi's response to the proposal was not immediately clear.
(Reporting by Mohamed Abdellah, Writing by Jonathan Wright)
[T]he nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh ... was built in measureless eons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. There lay great Cthulhu and his hordes, hidden in green slimy vaults . . . until the end.
—H.P.Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"
3D short film, France 2003.
Director: Mikael Genachte-Le Bail, Gaetan Boutet
Music: Cédric Genachte-Le Bail
http://ryleh. free. fr/
Cedric Genachte-Le Bail's Myspace:
December 11, 2008
Blogger: Jon Stewart 'slays the homophobic Huckabee'
David Edwards and Muriel Kane, RAW Story
Published: Wednesday December 10, 2008
When former Arkansas governor and conservative Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on The Daily Show on Tuesday, Jon Stewart pressed him hard on the issue of gay marriage, knocking down one false argument after another.
As blogger Pam Spaulding at Pam's House Blend commented appreciatively, "Jon Stewart asked serious questions any hard-hitting progressive journalist or political commentator with a talk show is perfectly capable of asking. He made Huckabee explain his positions on LGBT rights and connects it to the messages in his new book about the merits of social conservatism that he's hawking.
"Please watch the whole interview," Spaulding adds.
"It literally made me weep because Stewart gets it.
This is a human rights issue.
Stewart began the interview by suggesting to Huckabee that there's "one thing I guess I don't understand about social conservatives. ... You write that marriage is the bedrock of our society.
Why would you not want couples to buy into the stability of marriage?"
"Marriage still means one man, one woman, life relationship," Huckabee replied. "The only way we can create the next generation is through a male-female relationship. In 5000 years of recorded human history, that's what marriage has meant.
However, Stewart wouldn't let Huckabee get away with that assertion. He pointed out that Huckabee was taking things "back to the Old Testament -- where polygamy was the norm. ... Marriage has evolved greatly over those 5000 years from a property arrangement, polygamy. We've redefined it constantly.
"It seems like a fundamental human right," Stewart said of marriage. "You write in your book that all people are created equal, and yet for gay people you believe that it is corrosive to society to allow them to have the privileges that all humans enjoy.
Stewart then increasingly backed Huckabee into a corner, where in his attempts to avoid admitting that marriage is a fundamental right, Huckabee was left arguing that it is merely a legal arrangement that the government can define as it sees fit. He concluded weakly that "those who support the idea of same-sex marriage have a lot of work to do to convince the rest of us.
"It's a travesty that people have forced someone who is gay to have to make their case that they deserve the same basic rights," was Stewart's response.
This video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 9, 2008.
NAPLES (Reuters) –
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are appearing in Italian nativity scenes this year, alongside the baby Jesus and wise men, according to Naples craftsmen selling figurines in the run-up to Christmas. The production of handmade figurines for nativity scenes is big business in this southern Italian city and has been for centuries. But beyond the thousands of angel, sheep, Mary and Joseph figures filling market stalls before Christmas, craftsmen say Obama has become a top seller. "The ones we are selling the most of are those of Barack Obama, America's new president, along with his wife Michelle," said craftsman Genny Di Virgilio. Tradition requires that the nativity scene be built up over time until Christmas Eve, when baby Jesus is put in the manger as the very last element of the display. As always, figurine-makers provide a chance to choose a more light-hearted approach for the scene providing replicas of personalities who have made the news during the last year. Beyond Obama, they are also selling figurines of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni. While cherished by many, some people say the arrival of celebrity figurines spoils the traditional sense of Christmas. One nun, Angelica, scoffed at what she called a "cartoon version of a nativity scene." Grandfather Pasquale Oliva, looking into a shop window in Naples agreed with her. "Something as beautiful as the traditional nativity scene shouldn't be spoiled by these figurines of personalities and I don't think children like them." However, his young grandson Francesco was quick to disagree, snapping "yes" when asked if he liked the modern twist on tradition.
I'm a big fan of Noah Scalin's ambitious Skull-a-Day project, through which he crafts and posts a skull using a different medium every day. So I was delighted to get a review copy of SKULLS, the book adaptation of his website, which lavishly reproduces his expert photographs of his widely varied projects. Every one of these skulls is an artistic success, though some are better than others (I'm a big fan of the food-skulls like those shown below -- even the simple Soy-Sauce Skull is admirably well-executed given the volatility of the medium). It's always tricky to turn a website into a book, but this is a good one: in addition to the skulls and the brief artist's notes, there's a couple of appendices, one of which will teach to you make skulls from a variety of household objects, the other shows off some of the best fan-skulls Scalin inspired.
Buy The Book!
December 08, 2008
Artists Amy Rawson and Brian East made this felted Santa Cthulhu (a towering 12 inches of wool and madness) and have posted it to eBay for your bidding pleasure.
E-bay Link to Felted Santa Cthulhu Figure AHA Art Doll