Category Archives: Bloggenpheffer
From here. The link and plug are completely gratuitous, posted because the image is amusing. This blog remains resolutely noncommercial.
The book igloo is the work of artist Miler Lagos. Love it! -Bridget Crawford
Maya Rudolph doesn’t nail it perfectly, but there are moments of brilliance in this skit! It’s worth sitting out the annoying ad at the beginning. -Bridget Crawford
Other than the misplaced apostrophe in the subtitles (“kid’s look at these crayons”), I love it. -Bridget Crawford
Harry Potter here. A whole multi-genre slide show here. And there’s always this: From here. -Bridget Crawford
The “HappyBirthday” extension for Facebook can automatically send messages to your “friends” on their birthdays. (See Lifehacker’s take here.) I like a good generic wish — heck, I bought stock in Hallmark earlier this summer. It’s a whole new robo-era. … Continue reading
I’ve never enjoyed magazine-style personality quizzes or horoscopes, but I do have fond grade-school memories of “fortune tellers” made of folded paper, such as the one shown at right (image source: retrodundee, here). Nevertheless, I couldn’t resist Firefox’s Webify Me, … Continue reading
CNBC has a story and slide show “Marijuana by the Numbers,” explaining that if legal in the United States, marijuana would be a $40 billion industry. See here. I did chuckle when I saw the slide above, describing the history of marijuana … Continue reading
In an interview (here) with filmmaker Louis Massiah, American author Toni Cade Bambara explained why she dedicated one of her books to her mother: So, why I dedicated The Salt Eaters to my mom: I can remember any number of … Continue reading
Maya Angelou recently donated 343 boxes of her papers to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. At the accompanying ceremony/talk, she told a story about a time that she and James Baldwin went to a bar in … Continue reading
This sign, from a shop on 29th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues in Manhattan: Via WNYC.org and Leonard Lopate’s "Bad Sign Language" contest (here). -Bridget Crawford
Fun with corporate website search functions: Via.
The creative folks at the Japan Trend Shop (here) are marketing a new gadget to help … um …. quiet down the men in your life. There’s a choice between the wood (single-piece) model, or the polyurethane dual-part model. Warning: … Continue reading
Via the fabulous Rebecca P.; see also.
Santa walks alone in Raleigh, North Carolina. The head of the merchants’ association that coordinates the local holiday parade says, “[I]t’s confusing for children to see two people in Santa suits.” Story here. Ummm…from the photo of a … Continue reading
Next to the image of three WPMI-TV (Mobile, Alabama) anchors on an electronic billboard is a”right now on Twitter”screen. Larger version here. Via.
From this post: The Art of Gesture in Tourist Italy … In Pisa my elder daughter became fascinated by all the people taking pictures of their friends holding up the leaning tower, or pushing it over – it is never … Continue reading
Now I just have to figure out where to deploy this: “The poetics of post-capitalist hegemony invests itself in the systemization of the gendered body.” Make your own here. –Ann Bartow
And even more felted body organs here!
Here is just one sample of the distinctive artworks that are featured at Regretsy:
From here, via.
“The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has changed its name, after being made aware that its acronym WTF had become crude internet slang.”
Per The Guardian: … It seems that the federation was unaware of – or unconcerned by – the modern meaning of WTF until its acronym featured on a blog that compiles unfortunate corporate logos earlier this year. Commenters wondered whether … Continue reading
So I’m going to buy one here when they are back in stock. NB: This is NOT a paid or compensated (in any way) mention. –Ann Bartow
Better than you might think!
“The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children, Benjamin & Ofelia, a packet pf Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionery. It was only after I was leaving the check-out that I noticed the appalling illustration on … Continue reading
From here: Fitness Balls Recalled by EB Brands Due to Fall Hazard; New Assembly Instructions Provided WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following … Continue reading
Imagine the possibilities. -Bridget Crawford
This is funny.
Over at Prawfsblawg, Bennett Capers asks (here): Given the importance of this first impression, am I the only one that obsesses at the start of the school year about what to wear on the first day of class, down to … Continue reading
Do not teach in these pants.