The Week: May 25, 2012

Posted on
May 25, 2012

I seem to have left my brain somewhere. Not only was I unaware of the month and date, but I also started typing “2005” into the title of this post.

Yeah. Yeah. I know. I should probably go have a cupcake and retrace my steps. I mean, really, there’s only so many places that a brain could be, right? While I go do that, you enjoy these links, courtesy of people who are far more with it than I am:

—————

My friend Mimi took her daughter to Tokyo Disney Sea (yes, this is a real Disney park, and no, I’d never heard of it), where they learned of the existence of a character called Shellie May. It doesn’t make a lot more sense if you read it, but Mimi’s take on the whole thing is pretty darn delightful.

—————

Words cannot express how amazing this is: Jeff Goldblum gets interviewed INSIDE OF A CLOSET  (sent to me by the lovely @gret_herself, to whom I am forever indebted.)

—————

This made me giggle so much. For all my friends out there who are parents (and to those who aren’t), Jezebel has a great take on why you’re so not almost ready for a baby, even if you think you are. 

—————

Whatever your political affiliations, the story behind why a little boy was patting the president’s head is downright touching.

—————

I’m not a fan of actual violence. But theoretical, fictional violence at the inanimate things that annoy us? I’m SO DOWN WITH THAT. Which is why I find the “Things I Want to Punch In the Face” blog so darn enjoyable.

—————

Inspired by Memorial Day, my friend Angela decided to use her blog to memorialize her own loved ones. You can participate in the project, too. It’s easy, and it’s a great way to honor the people who helped make you you.

—————

I can’t for the life of me remember if I’ve linked to the Photoshop Troll blog before. Either way, you should visit, because it’s HILARIOUS.

—————

Ewww. Pretty sure this sandwich is going to kill someone.

—————

This is so creepy, but I can’t look away. Io9 has a collection of portraits of ventriloquists and their dummies that will HAUNT YOUR DREAMS.

—————

Rand and I have always wondered about this, and Slate delivers: How those cranes get on the top of buildings in the first place.

—————

OMG I FOUND IT, you guys! I found my brain in the fridge! AWESOME. Oh, wait. It’s just a hunk of cauliflower. Damn it. The search continues …

Leave a Comment

  • LOL – Things I Want to Punch in the Face is GOLD!

    On the Apple Genius Bar:

    “There’s no need to make me feel like a Mensa member just because I belly up to the bar; my IQ score did that for me in fifth grade. Bitches.”

    Not sure if I’m Mensa material, but that’s damn funny. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bettina

    The Jeff Goldblum interview really did make my day. I just realized that I stll have crush on him. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Lizzie
  • Apparently Duffy and Shellie Mae are more popular than Mickey and Minnie now.

    I’ve definitely seen people try to put their life-size duffy dolls in a seat on a roller coaster more than my fair share of times. Oh. and people now sew outfits for “her.”

    Did I mention she has creepy blue eyes?

  • Thank you, thank you for the Slate Crane link. A 40-story building is going up next door to us (apparently using the internal climbing method), and it’s totally bugging us that not once have we ever actually witnessed the crane climbing. All of a sudden, I’ll just notice that it’s taller. This Slate article blasts apart my theory that King Kong has been sneaking around in the middle of the night to pull it up. It’s about halfway done, so I still have a chance to see it in motion. A second tower is going up next to it, and I’ve actually been taking pictures in hopes of catching them assembling the 2nd crane. (Perhaps I need to get a life?)

More from The Blog

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • Church floor tiles. Bergamo, Italy.
  • My beloved surprised me with a trip to Bar Luce, a cafe designed by Wes Anderson in a far corner of Milan. I am still reeling from the perfection of the place, from the pinball machines that only accept lira to the chocolate buttons on a perfect piece of cake, bearing the cafe's name. #Milan #barluce #wesanderson
  • Why let Venice have all the fun? Milan's canals aren't quite as impressive or as famous, but on a sunny afternoon, they are a great place for a stroll.
  • I didn't even use a filter. This is just the color of the sky in #Milan.
  • And now we are in Milan, where the Duomo might actually be prettier at night.
  • Drank absinthe in a bar inspired by Hemingway and forgot about the rain for a while.
  • Everything here looks like it's part of the set of a Wes Anderson movie.
  • It is beautiful and freezing  here.
  • When everyone finds out the story of your engagement and insists in watching the video over the dinner.
  • It's freezing outside, so we keep popping into cafes. Thankfully, Prague is delivering on the cake front.

All Over The Place

Buy my book and I promise I'll never ask you for anything again.

BE AWESOME. BUY IT.