About this time every year, I am amazed at the pumpkins that folks create.
Not the pies — although I appreciate those, too — but the pumpkin carvings that I see on porches, stoops and online. They just get more extreme and extraordinary every Halloween.
In fact, I saw one today that touched my inner gourd.
Girl! I hear that.
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Tagged art, design, Foods, gourd, Halloween, Holiday, home, Humor, life, online, porch, pumpkin, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, stoop
What is the funniest joke of all time?
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One cannibal turns to the other one and says –
“Does this taste funny to you?
My all-time favorite.
What brought this to mind? I found a sculpture online — a modern take, if you will — of two zombies eating a clown that was inspired by that classic vaudeville joke.
I don’t know…from where I’m sitting –
Clown looks pretty tasty.
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Tagged art, cannibals, clowns, comedy, design, does this taste funny to you, funniest joke of all time, funny business, Humor, jokes, life, sculpture, two cannibals eating a clown, two zombies eating a clown, vaudeville, zombies
I was sitting at my desk today and wondered –
Does the rebus still exist?
I loved solving this picture puzzle as a kid, so I Googled it…and was relieved to discover that rebuses are alive and well and all over the Internet. In kids games. In artwork. Even in one advice column where the answers are provided in rebus format.
But my favorite rebus discovery was Narragansett Beer — they’re using the rebus as part of their advertising campaign. In fact, they have an entire page on their website devoted to rebuses.
Here are a couple of my favs. See if you can solve them.
The answers — and 62 more rebuses — are on their site.
Posted in Advertising, Art, Business, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, advice column, art, Business, design, food, Google, Humor, Internet, kids games, life, Narragansett Beer, picture this, rebus, website
Hey Bloomberg, before you go:
Is this size Coca-Cola allowed here in New York City?
Gotcha — it’s chalk art!
Pretty realistic, huh?
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, art, chalk, chalk art, Coca-Cola, Coke, design, food, Humor, life, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City, the real thing
When I was eight years old, I sat down at the dining room table with my mother and shared my plans to move the family to New York City.
While impressed, she decided to stay in Kentucky.
But the dream remained and I finally made it — have been living here for seven years, in fact.
Watching the movie Tangled on Disney Channel reminded me of that dream.
Posted in Art, Comics, Entertainment, Family, Humor, Movies, Television
Tagged animation, art, cartoon, Disney Channel, dreams, entertainment, family, Humor, I've Got a Dream song, Kentucky, Movies, New York City, Saturday, Tangled movie, Television
This made me smile from ear to ear…so I simply had to share!
Special thanks to Earth Pics for spreading the joy on their Twitter feed.
Check their Instagram account for more amazing photography.
Posted in Animals, Art, Environment, Internet, Life, Nature, Photography
Tagged animals, Earth Pics, environment, Instagram, Internet, life, nature, pay it forward, photography, smiles, strawberry, turtle, Twitter
While checking the time on my cellphone last night, I accidentally took this photo.
I was waiting outside the backstage door at Kinky Boots on 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues here in Manhattan. I think the building in the shot is across the street.
The picture is grainy and off-kilter, but I kinda like it.
It looks like an action shot taken from a car…or maybe on the way down, before the photographer hit the pavement.
And I bet a few visitors to New York City might find its disorientation a reflection of their feelings from time to time during their trip.
Me? I just hit the wrong button on my phone.
Posted in Art, Broadway, Design, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Photography, Travel
Tagged action shot, art, Broadway, camera, cellphone, design, disorientation, entertainment, grainy, Humor, Kinky Boots, life, Manhattan, New York City, pavement, photo, photographer, photography, picture, sure shot, Travel, trip, visitors
Go ahead now…
Clean it up.
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Tagged art, Business, cleaning, commentary, design, Humor, life, office, pooping, toilet
Growing up, my school mascot was the Golden Gophers.
I’ve always loved that.
My high school is no more, but the Fancy Farm Elementary and Middle School are still going strong, as are the Golden Gophers.
I wonder if they’re looking for some new artwork for the logo…because this whiteboard sketch I found online would be killer.
Posted in Animals, Art, Education, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged animal instincts, animals, art, artwork, design, education, elementary school, Fancy Farm, Golden Gophers, Gopher, high school, Internet, logo, middle school, school mascot, whiteboard sketch
I just learned that improvised dance is called ‘danceprov.’
I didn’t know the art form existed…and certainly wouldn’t have guessed at that name.
So does it follow then that stream of consciousness writing is…’writeprov?’
Spur-of-the-moment shopping is…’spendprov?’
Snacking when you’re bored is…’bingeprov?’
Sketching on a napkin is…’doodleprov?’
Writing your daily blog when you don’t have a topic is…
Posted in Art, Blog, Comedy, Commentary, dancing, Humor, Life, Shopping, Writing
Tagged art, art form, binge, blog, blog post, comedy, commentary, danceprov, dancing, doodle, food, Humor, improv, life, napkin, shopping, sketch, snacking, spur-of-the-moment, stream of consciousness, title, writing