Monday, July 30, 2012

Word of the day: Anthropomorphic

Pee Wee Herman would be proud.

From Archie McPhee, purveyors of fine life tools like absinthe floss and squirrel underpants, now bring you the greatest accessory you will ever need. Nothing injects levity into a situation like sticking googly eyes on your favorite inanimate object. A stapler, a can of soda, a pack of smokes - the possibilities are endless!

Unless you're dealing with very large objects. The average pair of googly eyes really won't do much good on your piano. But wait! For a one time payment of $7.02, you can get giant googly eyes!

Put googly eyes on ALL THE THINGS!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Appealing to your inner intellectual badass

Let's be honest: there are VERY many more things sexier than the History Channel. I'm not talking about Cinemax after 11pm, but Swamp People, Cops, and whatever's playing on PBS at this very moment are certainly in the running.

So in an effort to make history "sexy," and therefore interesting to us plebs with birth dates in the 1980s that don't pay attention to anything unless it's on fire, designer Jenny Burrows decided to embark on a project that demonstrates how tough historical figures are in comparison to some modern "heroes."

Sadly, her use of the Smithsonian's logo went "too viral" and she was asked to take down any options to purchase these as prints. Quite a shame because "Historically Hardcore" would have been an amazing ad campaign. Some of the simplest facts, presented in the most direct ways can be incredibly persuasive.

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Little Pony gets a makeover

Artist Mari Kasurinen is an...artist...? I guess there's a market for every kind of art. Even if it's pony-centric.

While I never had a desire to have a horse as a child (too much poo!), I had a pretty serious fondness for My Little Pony. They're cute, have fun hair, and magical powers. How can an 8-year-old resist?! Okay, a 31-year-old is pretty helpless too...

But why stop at plastic toys and cartoon shows, when you can market to the parents? Your toddler may be entranced with the pony with the diamond on its tush, but you will certainly be taken in by the Michael Jackson pony you can sport on your desk.

Only $250 each. Just a car payment. No worries.

Monster trucks are getting more monsterous!

And nothing is more right with the universe.

We recently celebrated the date on which all our dreams of hoverboards were broken. But some are keeping hope alive by modifying the time travel vehicles of the past into the badass, Ferrari smushing vehicles of the future.

Muddin' in a levels of rednecketry to be attained.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I don't care who you are, this is freakin' adorable.

I've been inundated lately with Facebook posts about friends getting married and having children. It's getting old, cut it out.

Grizzled and grouchy as I've become, I can still appreciate creativity and cuteness where it can be found. As well as the talent it requires to create stop motion animation. Plus, Lego totally rules.