Friday, February 25, 2011

Swarm

/swɔrm/ Show Spelfor Illustration Friday:  swarm –noun 1. a body of honeybees that emigrate from a hive and fly off together, accompanied by a queen, to start a new colony.  

Well Done Sir Charlie Sheen

Man, this guy is classy.  I mean, class all the way.  He handles delicate situations with grace and humor.  Charlie should be a motivational speaker or life coach for sure.  Let's take a look at some of his recent tidbits of wisdom, shall we?

Sheen said if his show (Two and a Half Men) was canceled, he would "go make movies with superstars instead of working with idiots."  - Let's discuss this for a moment.  I think Charlie is a little confused.  Sure, he's been in a couple of decent films, but I think it's safe to say his little stint on Two and a Half Men is his most successful work.  Now, I absolutely detest this show and am always horrified that a.)  people watch it and b.) that other guy always gets nominated and wins frigging awards for comedic acting.  It actually astounds me.  Not as much as the reality that Charlie has managed to keep this job for as long as he has because, let's face it, we've all been expecting him to pull some crazy stunt and get fired.  The guy is a loose cannon.

"I gracefully ignored this folly for 177 shows," Sheen wrote to TMZ. "I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth." - Power???  Um, really?  The only power he has is with regards to how much cocaine he can sniff through that shnoz of his, and as we've all come to see, he can sniff pretty hard. 

On his cocaine and stripper addiction he said, "I healed really quickly, but I also unravel really quickly, so get me right now guys," Sheen said. "Get me right now." - Does Charlie think that everyone is more stupid than he is?  No one heals really quickly from addiction.  NO ONE.  Especially stripper addiction.  

[Image via Life is Savage]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blue Baby Blue

Baby blue is a baby who was murdered by his psychotic mother. Nobody knows his real name. His mother murdered him by shattering a mirror and stabbing him to death with a shard of glass.

To summon baby blue, you go into the bathroom (i suggest with at least one other friend) and fog up a mirror. You know how the mirror gets all foggy after you take a shower or something? You can do the same thing by turning on hot water for a while.

Write "Baby Blue" in the mirror fog. Turn off the light and wait a minute. Hold out your arms like you are going to carry a baby. One of you will feel a weight in your arms, like a very heavy baby. You have to hold him for a while, then you can pass him to the next person. if you drop the baby while holding or passing him, you’ll get a scratch on your arm. Drop him twice, get another scratch. Drop him three times…he’ll shatter the mirror and stab you to death.

My friend Bailey and I decided to test this out. Bailey turned out the light and I held out my arms. I felt a very heavy weight in my arms. My hands were sweating and I was so nervous that I dropped Baby Blue. I felt a sharp pain through my arm. I passed the baby to Bailey. Bailey was freaked out that she dropped Baby Blue immediately. I heard her whimper, so i knew she’d gotten a scratch. A few minutes later, i heard another whimper and knew she’d dropped the baby again. "Turn on the light!" she squealed. I flipped on the light. We looked down at our arms and saw bright red scratches on our arms. One for me and two for Bailey.

There is also another version of the story. In this version, you enter the bathroom with the lights off. You should say the phrase "Blue Baby" over and over for thirteen goes whilst pretending to rock a baby. After you finish chanting, a baby will appear and scratch you. You should drop it and run out of the bathroom as quick as you can otherwise a woman will appear and scream "GIVE ME BACK MY BABY". If you are still holding her baby then she will kill you.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Bownessie" - Lake Windermere monster

Windermere is a town of about 2300 population within the Lake District National Park in the North West England shire county of Cumbria. Windermere town center is half a mile from Lake Windermere, England's largest fresh water natural lake. Lake Windermere has been summer and holidays cottage country since for the middle of the 19th century when a railway branch line gave the city-folk from central England access to the area's beauty.

The town of Windermere does not touch Lake Windermere. But it has grown together with lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere. The odd combined town retains two distinct town centres. The Windermere railway station continues in operation today.

While there are a many cultural attractions in the Wingemere area, none can match the beauty of the natural environment. The mountains of Cumbria surround the lake basin, at the center of which lies the ten and half mile long ribbon lake: long, narrow and deep. Ribbon lakes were formed during the last ice age and are canyons with a river at either end. A glacier would have dug a glacial trough through a vein of soft rock, creating a canyon surrounded by the harder rock of the mountains. Boats from the piers in Bowness sail around the lake. There are 18 islands in the lake, the largest of 40 acres and privately owned. Two other villages are along the lake shoe, Ambleside and Lakeside. Sailing from one to the other is an excellent way to while away a summer's day.

Since the 1950s there have been isolated reports of somethin odd in Lake Windermere. The story, documented by Centre for Fortean Zoology, was not much known until 2006, when a man and wife reported seeing something large swimming about 30 yards from shore. This focused local attention on the Lake and later in the year a photographer named Linden Adams took some photos that were picked up by wire services and cable news network. The pictures have never been proven inauthentic.

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Lake ‘monster’ sighting

A BIZARRE swimming incident on Windermere coincided with the announcement that a paranormal investigator will plumb the lake’s depths in search of a giant creature. Thomas Noblett, 46, was swimming the lake this week when he was suddenly swamped by a three-foot wave of unknown origin. A spate of eyewitness sightings reported by The Gazette during 2006-2007 described a 50-foot long serpent-like animal surfacing on Windermere. Psychic Dean ‘Midas’ Maynard, who came to prominence by accurately predicting sports score lines and X factor winners, will hunt for the beast in September. Mr Noblett trains on the lake for four hours every day in preparation for a channel swim. Never having had to deal with anything more than the odd passing trout, the 46-year-old said he had since reconsidered the legend of the Windemere monster. “I didn’t entertain it before. Now when I’m in the lake it has my full attention,” he said. Mr Noblett, managing director of The Langdale Chase Hotel, was swimming close to Wray Castle at 7am on Wednesday morning when the 3ft swell hit. He and swimming trainer Andrew Tighe – paddling in a boat beside him – were the only people on the lake. “We had gotten up early and Windermere was crystal clear. The lake was totally empty apart from us and all I could hear was the slapping of my arm against the water,” explained Mr Noblett. “All of a sudden this wave just hit us. Andrew said ‘where the hell did that come from?’ and it made the boat rock from side to side,” he continued. Treading water, alone, in the centre of the lake, Mr Noblett watched as two large waves sped towards either shore. “It was like a big bow wave; a three-foot swell at least. There was two, as if a speed boat had sped past, but there were no boats on the lake,” he said. Previously an escape from the jellyfish he dodges while training at sea, Mr Noblett said the lake’s depths were not so inviting anymore. “I always look forward to swimming in Windermere, now I’m starting to get the fear. Twice I have looked down and seen fish, but only small trout. The reeds sometimes scare you, because they suddenly appear like triffids.” Dean ‘Midas’ Maynard will search the lake for the monster in September. Mr Maynard, with a background in ghost hunting, is currently searching for a sonar-equipped boat to use in the search. “It’s a fascinating subject. I’m not saying there is or isn’t something down there. Most eyewitness accounts describe some sore of eel, which if living in open water can grow very big,” said Mr Maynard. Mr Noblett is swimming across the English Channel in mid October. He hopes to raise £10,000 for Richard Rose Central Academy in Carlisle and the Cyctic Fibros is Trust.


From the Westmorland (Eng.) Gazette: 18 Aug. 2006

A HOLIDAYMAKER has spoken of his horror at seeing a Loch Ness-type monster’

emerge from the depths of Windermere, report Paul Duncan and Peter Otway.

University lecturer Steve Burnip and his wife, Eileen, were shocked at seeing the serpent-like creature surface from the waters as they stood at a well-known viewpoint.

"I was absolutely flabbergasted, I just stood there and couldn’t believe what I was looking at," said Mr Burnip, who has been holidaying in the area for 13 years with his family.

He claimed the creature was about 15-20ft long with a little head and two small humps following in its wake. "It was like a giant eel."

Mr Burnip, who is 51 and from Hebden Bridge, was looking out from Watbarrow

point that looks across the lake to Waterhead.

Ian Winfield, a fish ecologist for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Lancaster University, believes Mr Burnip could have seen a catfish, as they have been introduced to a lot of lakes for angling.

"The Wels catfish comes from mainland Europe and can grow to about 500cm and weigh up to 306kg and there have been numerous records of catfish washing up dead in Cumbrian lakes," said Mr Whitfield.

When I got wind of this story, I must admit I was absolutely thrilled to bits at the possibility that there was a cryptid yet to be found in English waters. I happened to have booked a stay in the town of Windermere itself from August 22 to 24 and was going to spend a fair chunk of time visiting the lake and nearby Coniston Water where Sir Donald Campbell died while attempting to break the world water speed record aboard Bluebird in 1967 so I had the opportunity of checking Lake Winderemere out.

People often say that if there is a cryptid in a lake why haven’t more people seen the creature and more often as well. If the body of water is anything like Lake Windermere, I can fully understand why this creature would be so rarely seen. Unlike North American lakes, access to the shore around Lake Windermere is extremely difficult. True, there are a number of piers from which you can board tour boats of the lake, but most of the shoreline – particularly at the southern end – is inaccessible.

The witness, Mr. Burnip, was very fortunate that he was in a location that afforded a good view of the lake. Watbarrow Point is the home a famous local castle so it is not surprising Mr. Burnip and his family were in this area. As the report indicates you can see Waterhead very well from this spot so the witness description of his sightlines is accurate.

Although it is certainly possible there are Wels catfish in Lake Windermere, what Mr. Burnip saw and described is nothing like a catfish. He is adamant that he saw head and two humps and this is certainly not an aspect that one could possibly expect a catfish to exhibit. Richard Freeman and the gang from the Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) in Devon, also checked out the lake, as I did, after Mr. Burnip’s sighting and they hypothesized what Mr. Burnip saw might have been a large sterile eel. Now, that is a hypothesis I could live with. It is possible that Mr. Burnip saw an eel swimming on its side (this does happen and I have seen footage of it myself) which would account for the creature. It would have to be a very large eel to be 15 – 20 feet long, but it is a possibility with some merit to it.

Neither the CFZ crew or our British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC) field work team saw anything out of the ordinary at Lake Windermere, but I am fairly excited about the prospect of revisiting the lake to ascertain whether this unknown creature is a cryptid or an extraordinarily large and unusual eel.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Now offering free backgrounds!

So I've decided to try  my hand at free Blogger backgrounds.
You'll see there are a couple of new tabs at the top of my blog, under my header. The one on the right, that says "free backgrounds" will take you here.
I've also included instructions for uploading.  You can maybe use them for other blog formats, but since I don't use any others, I just don't know. If anyone tries it with something

jembatan tertinggi di dunia yang melewati awan



Sudah lihat “Mr. Bean Holiday”? (^_^). Dalam film tersebut ada adegan dimana Mr.Bean mengendarai mobil melewati jembatan yang sangat tinggi. Jembatan tersebut adalah “Le Viaduc de Millau”, Jembatan tertinggi di Dunia.









Jembatan ini memiliki ketinggian sekitar 343 meter. Bandingkan dengan menara Eiffel yang memiliki ketinggian sekitar 300 meter, itu berarti membangun jembatan ini sama seperti membangun beberapa menara Eiffel sekaligus, dan diletakkan saling bersampingan antara satu dengan lainnya.





Dirancang oleh Michel Virlogeux dan Norman Foster. Jembatan yang telah diresmikan penggunaannya pada 14 Desember 2004 ini terletak di Millau, Perancis.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just for fun


'Cause I'm silly that way.
And bored out of my freakin' skull.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Joel McHale Looks Sassy on the Cover of Emmy Mag

I've always been a fan of Joel McHale, but I became a VERY big fan of Joel McHale's when he took almost all his clothes off on Community.  And if you don't watch Community, you're missing out on some seriously funny shit.  The paintball episode is by far my favorite.  Anyway, I'd much rather check out Emmy magazine right now instead of, oh, Rolling Stone, who has that annoying squirrel Bieber on the cover squaking about sex, politics, and abortion.  Ick.  It's going to be a sad day for tweens everywhere when the Biebs goes through puberty and loses that voice of his.  I can't wait.   

Get to Know James Morrison - Now!

This song is just soooo lovely.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweater

For Illustration Friday.It's a little big...but how could you ever tell her you don't like it?

Failed experiment

So I have been getting a lot of spam comments lately on this blog. Really, why do people feel the need to do that? If I wanted to link to your crappy shoe sale blog, I would have already done so. If I wanted your opinion on how American women suck and everybody needs to marry foreigners, I would have solicited it directly. (Seriously - I got one of those today...some rambling tirade by an obvious

Monday, February 14, 2011

Be Mime

Monica Denise Arnold is Back, Bitches!

Remember Monica??  If you grew up in the 90s, then yes, you remember Monica.  Who can forget The Boy is Mine?  Not me.  Well, she was at the Grammys last night and wow, her chin looks as sharp as the shoulder pads on that dress! 

[Image via Us Weekly]

Lady G's Freak Flag Got Bigger

Ok, so horns on her face?  Sure, yes, somewhat normal.  But, horns on her shoulders (yes, those are horns and not nipples, although I might believe it more if she had nipples on there instead)?  I just don't know about that one.  What monster has horns on its shoulders?  None that I could find.  Looks like Lady G has gone and created her own little monster.

Holy Moly!

I'm not sure what is really going on here, but this is pretty horrific.  Serene Branson, a reporter from CBS News Los Angeles, became a viral star last night after she attempted to discuss what happened at the Grammys.  There's a lot of speculation swirling around about what actually happened to her, but CBS News refused to comment and The Telegraph is reporting that Serene was taken to the hospital since she may have had a stroke during her live segment.  What do you think?  Stroke?  Or maybe the silicon from her fake boobies started to leak into her blood stream?  It's really anyone's guess right now... 




Friday, February 11, 2011

Cafe des Petits Amis

How's my French?So here's where this came from... After the last blog post, with Mouse juggling his cocktail olives, I got this lovely comment from Martine-Alison: martinealison said... Adorable que cette petite souris...Une fois je me trouvais assise à la terrasse d'un café à Mougins dans le sud de la France. En face de moi, plus loin, se trouvait un monsieur qui avait sur son épaule son

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mouse goes to Book Land

Based on an almost overwhelming vote for Mouse, I chose him to represent me for the "100 Illustrations" book. I was also leaning that direction as I thought he had a more universal appeal. I changed it up just a tad to fit the layout better.I just hope he had his drink after he was done piloting his little ship and not before!Thanks to everyone who provided input!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Spam & Art

Dear Loser Spam Commenter,While I actually like Spam and eggs...I do not like your recent attempts to use my blog as a re-direct to your stupid shoe advertisement blog. You have now done this twice with my last blog post. Your comments, which I have deleted, don't even make sense. So knock it off. I have reported your sorry ass as well, and while I appreciate your right to have a advertisement

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Going Home

Another piece based on an idea I had in my head. Again - not really even close to what I pictured, but it came out okay.

Weird Al?

Nope, not Weird Al. This is a pic of Russell Brand on the set of his new film, Arthur.  Without the facial hair, he is an uncanny double of the Weird singer.

[Image via I'm Not Obsessed]

Stars Without Make-Up Can Look, Well, Ugly

Wow, this is something.  I always like seeing stars without make-up because it makes me feel better about my own face, but when I see something like this, I actually squeal with delight.  Not only does Kelly Ripa look plain jain and homely, she also looks like maybe last night's fat injection to her lips isn't taking so well.  She looks like Janice Dickinson and that is not someone you want to emulate.  But, enough about her face.  Look at those little teeny legs of hers.  Good grief, woman, eat a sweet muffin with extra sweet!  Her frickin spandex pants are baggy.  Baggy!!!  That's ridiculous.

[Image via INF Daily]   

Rihanna's S&M Video

To be honest, when I first started watching this, I thought I was watching a spoof of her new video (especially since Perez Hilton is in it).  But, then I realized that no, this is actually her new video for her song "S&M" and well, I hate it.  It's no secret that Rihanna has claimed she's super freaky when it comes to sex and may even possibly be a sex addict, but this concept of S&M is sooooo boring.  Xtina already tried to do this recently and it did not go well.  S&M isn't thrilling anymore thanks to so many celebrities and music artists overplaying it.  It's a shame because the song itself has some potential and yeah, I'll most likely add it to my workout list and totally get after it, but the video itself is not good.

New Guy on the Block

I don't really know who Matt Bomer is, but does it really matter???

Whooo is Adorable?

I've been doing a lot of wedding prep since I got engaged on Christmas Day and Etsy is proving to be absolutely awesome for decorating ideas.  My fiance and I are getting married in Maine and since the venue is rustic, I want my decorations to compliment the venue and its surroundings.  I stumbled on this little wool felted owl and just love it.  How cute would this be for a friend expecting a child??  And it's the perfect price at $30. 

Anne Hathaway is a Lucky Girl

And, I hate her a little.  Ok, a lot. 


[Image via CeleBuzz]

Leggings for All Ages


I've seen a lot of leggings since Christmas, which means one of two things: with Linds going into rehab, her line of leggings was deeply discounted (most likely just given away to anyone who would take a pair), or Santa had a few fabulous elves that were sick and tired of making baseball bats and barbies (I don't blame them).  I saw a woman yesterday who was probably in her 50s wearing jeggings.  It was mildly mortifying, but what was even more mortifying was the oversized Bill Cosby sweater she was sporting.  Needless to say, she did not pull off the leggings.  So, there's definitely an age limit, yeah?  A normal woman (not a celebrity) in her 30s - can she pull off leggings?  I mean, if Russell Brand can pull off leggings, I would think a 35 year old woman could pull them off.  Maybe.  Granted, not any woman with any figure can wear leggings.  I'm not trying to be at all mean, but larger women should never wear leggings.  Ever.  It's not always pretty and camel toe is never pretty.

So, can a 30 something woman pull off leggings?  Or will she look like a 20 something on her way to Starbucks for her third skinny mocha latte of the day while texting on her pink Blackberry about how Chrissy is such a slut for flirting with Tommy at the party?

[Image via Celebmo]