Did I mention?........ KING O' THE WEB!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Miracle: Flowering Mother In Law's Tongue

Have had this plant, Mother in Law's Tongue or a variegated cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata and it's many propagations (which have lived in my office, on stage in high school plays, in a bathtub downstairs and out in the yard during summer) since the dawn of time. This is the first time it has flowered in our presence and it has chosen today as its day to get the full blown flower on. Quite wet and juicy during gestation of the bloom. Also known as snake plant.

Mile 700 - Christmas Day 2011

Two sides of Harrisonville Lake:
Rough side, looking at the spillway through the road bridge arch atop hurricane-washed roots.

Pretty side of the lake from the bridge, with a fallen sycamore making its own mirror image.

Probably last o' the year owing to the fact that I am up to breaking a spoke every 20-40 miles, and either need to replace or re-lace my rear wheel. Probably replace, owing to some questionable wear on the hub.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wow - Fleischer Christmas!

Holy crap - Charlie Parker.gunslinger, etc, etc. contributor swac posted a link to the Fleischer Brothers online Museum which has a wunderbar collection of Christmas cards.

Cheesy Christmas Tree Topper

Got it today!

D*mn! Sh*t! The F*cking Best Xmas Gift Ever, B*stards and B*tches!

Spotted by me and purchased at the thrift shop TODAY, by Lex 11. Who wouldn't want to protect their families' precious ears from foul language? Klik 4 bigger

It has a handy chart using amount of cusses removed from popular movies, in order to prove "f"-icacy.

AND It has a setting to allow schmucks like Pat Robertson to shout "Jesus Christ!" without it getting bleeped.

Hooray for Curse Free TV - Fuck Yeah!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Whaddya Feed Your Pet Zombie Pig?

This was a birthday present from an aesthetically minded pal. I feel like I've seen these before, but the 'serving suggestion' really grabbed me.

Monday, December 19, 2011

VICE Guide to North Korea

Hey! A dead dictator for my birthday! Thanks!

Vice Guide to Travel shows this scintillating culture in all its glory.
Just kiddin'!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

What's This Year's MOST INAPPROPRIATE (and creepy) Christmas Gift?

Saw this in a department store recently, but I didn't have my phone (while lamenting that, some chump sarcastically assured me that I would get along fine without it)... so I found it on their site: A PENN STATE STUFFED LION, KIDS!

Seriously, some jokes write themselves, no?

Damn the torpedoes, let merchandising commence!

Friday, December 16, 2011

(Near Proto) Nancy December, 1938 - Xmas gift from me to you

Holy krap - here's a coupla Nancy comics that are SO old, that Nancy doesn't have those teeny tiny hair spikes yet, and Aunt Fritzi has a finger wave hairdo. Worst/best of all. Nancy ain't even in it! From Comics on Parade December 1938. Via Comics Clasicos en Ingles y EspaƱol
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

One More Harry Morgan RIP

Zontar of Venus had this great image from his series Pete and Gladys. But this post, while paying homage to he who embodied Bill Gannon, is actually about the rich, eyeball-stinging panoply of film imagery at the Zontar site. I wanna say....holy shit. Ok I cussed, now go.

Monday, December 12, 2011


I can't read and I can't write down
I don't know a book from countdown
I don't care which shadow gets me
All I've got is someone's face
Money goes to money heaven
Bodies go to body hell
I just cough, catch the chase
Switch the channel watch the police car
I can't read shit anymore
I just sit back and ignore
I just can't get it right, can't get it right
I can't read shit I can't read shit
When you see a famous smile
No matter where you run your mile
To be right in that photograph
Andy where's my fifteen minutes

Sunday, December 11, 2011

MY EYES!! Milwaukee Bus Passes

Ugh I can't remember who posted this first, but thx.
Milwaukee Bus Passes - an assload of 'em. Such variety!
Go Look Here

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Don't You Even TRY to Fence Me the F*ck In!!!

Ya cain't beat thet Cole Porters
performed by the godlike-to-boingboing-followers Davey Byrnes

Friday, December 09, 2011

Pall Mall Mottoes

I'm somewhat in retrospect amazed that these cancer sticks bear the statement Constantine used after seeing a chi-rho that affirmed his joining up with the Christians. Incongruous, no?

In addition, Per aspera per astra? "Through hardships to the stars"???!!! WTF cigs! That was Bowie's motto in Man Who Fell to Earth YOU'RE CIGARETTES!, awreddy!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Reet, Petite and Gone

It's a pity that the dialogue scenes are so damaged, but signal-to-noise during the musical numbers is more that adequate to enjoy these copious one-after-the-other Louis Jordan numbers. Download this gem HERE (Divx, no less!)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Gluyas Williams

Wow, shades of my Art Deco-laden Aunt Flora's house. Gluyas Williams (bio at the site), will be instantly recognizable - go, see, enjoy - it's pretty dense, and evocative.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Words Fail Him

- I'm sure "boring" probably means "awesome" wherever they use umlauts, but who's his marketing guy? I'd change my last name to "Tasty" or DeLish" if'n I was a chef.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Prairie Belt Wallpaper

Yes I KNOW this is all over the inters - that what I call it "the inters"... but I could not resist modifying to adapt to it's extant zeitgeist - let's face it Meat, Prairie....... U.S.A.!

HERE'S A LINK TO A 1440 X 900 WALLPAPER - I'm modern, now!