February 10, 2009

Silly web stuff

A video comparing Benjamin Button and Gump

Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie link

When Charlie Kratzer started on the basement art project in his south Lexington home, he was surrounded by walls painted a classic cream. Ten dollars of Magic Marker and Sharpie later, the place was black and cream and drawn all over.

There are fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill lounging with George Bernard Shaw — and the TV squirrel Rocky and his less adroit moose pal Bullwinkle.

There are both The Walrus and the Carpenter (from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There), and William Shakespeare. The Marx Brothers peer around a corner. A flip-top garbage can is transformed via marker art into Star Wars' plucky little beeper R2D2.

Below is a snapshot of the room. If you follow the link above, there is a video that pans the entire room. Very cool.

Healthy Fitness Horoscopes. link

This showed up in my e-mail a little while back. Not that I pay attention to horoscopes, but here is the one for Gemini which sounds a little like me:

Gemini: May 22 – June 23
As a Gemini, you put a lot of value into careful thinking. Unfortunately, this means you have a hard time shutting off your thoughts and relaxing. The next time you’re mind is racing, slow down with a yoga class. If you’re not seeing the fitness results you’d like, satisfy your analytical side by keeping a fitness journal to assess your exercise habits. Log your workouts on a calendar to see how much exercise you’re getting. Fewer than three sessions a week means you need to take action. You’re interested in so many things, so it won’t be hard to find a new sport or activity to shake out the doldrums.

And something I clipped from some random Kindle post:

Q: Will ebooks save trees from being cut down?

A: Yes, but, nowadays most paper is made from criminal trees that deserve to die.


SeanH said...

And the really bad trees are turned into tabloids.

SeanH said...

Also: the Button/Gump thing is the reason why I stopped going to movies, they spelled "your" wrong in the horoscope (the first time), and if I did that with a Sharpie at my house we'd be a hiring a contractor to fix it the next day and it wouldn't be me.

Anonymous said...

So when does your Yoga class start?