Every once in a while, it strikes me just how freakin' bizarre the world of cosmetics is.I just put on a product that "tans" my legs, which get very little sun. Then I put on another product on my face and arms, to shield them from getting tan.Two different sunblocks, at that - one for the arms and a separate one for the face.
Does your summer reading list contain the requisite amount of zombie lit?
An artist invents suburban landscapes, ranging from inventive to horrifying, at least from this commuter's perspective. The names are what get me the most. Goldenwood Shores? There is no gold, there are no woods, there is no shore. Much like real life subdivisions, the names reflect the natural resources that were stripped away.
And finally, the worst snake oil ad I've seen in a while: the official neckline slimmer! [h/t ET2U] Now you can take years off your appearance in just two minutes by using a pump on your neck muscles! (Photoshop not included.)
I once asked [J.K. Rowling] about the 12 uses of dragon’s blood, which is referenced
in the books. There are writers who would write “12 uses of dragon’s
blood” and not have a clue what they are; it just sounds cool. But I
emailed her to ask (and this was 10 years ago), and 25 seconds later I
get an email back with a list.
The wishlist is where you can buy Gryffindor bedsheets, though only for twin sized beds! Don't married couples exhibit courage? I should say so. Better to acquire this t-shirt.
It's Saturday, so you have plenty of time to play Sperm Rider: The Power of Testosterone. [via Dr. Momentum] Use your arrow keys to maneuver [... I can hardly believe I am about to write this ... ] giant, cowboy-guided spermatazoa down the city streets, crushing pedestrians and defeating the U.S. Army. Who will triumph?
P.S. If you like the music in the game, check out more tunes by Sulek.
Computers are a growing source of home injuries. I was a little worried about this headline, and then I read the article. You're up in arms about kids tripping over computer wires? Girl, please. When I was a kid, I tripped over the vacuum cleaner cord at least once a week. Where was the article that warned my parents about that?
Dave. Don't trip over my wires, Dave.
And for all you Twitter non-believers: Ivybean104, possibly the world's oldest Twitterer, is seen here telling off her grandson for picking his nose. Comedy gold!
... to recreate some of the world's most famous photographs in Legos. The whole set is here. The original photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt can be viewed here. (And for a change, I didn't feature one of the Star Wars photos. Aren't you shocked?)
Today is a quiet Saturday. Besides the usual weekend catch-up activities (dry cleaner, mowing [BB], haircut [me], grocery store [me + some poor unfortunate conscript]), we may drive up to Grass Valley tonight to our nephew's grad party. Tomorrow BB sings. Have a great weekend!
Han Solo, P.I. [video] I'd totally watch this show! Oh, wait. I already did.
My future sister in law wants to design her own wedding gown. And the reason she belongs in this family is, she's taking her inspiration from the many gowns of Padme Amadala. (I joked that her bridesmaids ought to dress as stormtroopers until she told me I will be one of them.)