December 6, 2007

Someone At The Times Style Section Just Learned About Push Presents

It's ok, I'd never heard of a push present until about six months after the kid was born, and I'd been working on one. A Bundle of Joy Isn't Enough? [nyt]...
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Posted by greg at 10:16 PM | Comments (8)

Q: The Ghost Towel From Lazybone Looks:

A) Freakin' expensive at £24 B) Like nothing you couldn't make with $2, a trip to Ikea, and a pair of scissors C) Unfortunately, too much like Abu Ghraib Guy D) Freakin' awesome, if you can overlook C, which,...
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Posted by greg at 9:18 PM | Comments (0)

Are You Not Mark Mothersbaugh? You Are The Rug Artist From Yo Gabba Gabba.

Wow, LA Weekly's got a 150,000-word [give or take] article about Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the members of Devo, who has continued his creative pursuits by 1) opening a music studio that composes like every song on TV, film,...
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Posted by greg at 6:11 PM | Comments (2)

Merry Krishna! Ghee Happy T-Shirts Make The Perfect Holiday Gift

I've been a fan of animation artist Sanjay Patel's take on Hindu's greatest deities and heroes since he first published his book, Little India, in 2005. [The book was greatly expanded last year and published by Penguin as The...
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Posted by greg at 4:13 PM | Comments (2)

Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, Plus Grace Jones

Except for the theatrical release of The Last Emperor and the Iran-Contra hearings, I didn't think I missed anything culture-wise while I was a missionary in Japan in 1988. I didn't realize how wrong I was. The intro to Pee...
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Posted by greg at 1:30 PM | Comments (1)

The Casalino Chair Is Back In Production

Susanne is reporting at Kidsmodern that Alexander Begge's awesome 1970 design for a plastic non-Panton kid's chair, the Casalino, is back in production. The Dutch manufacturer Casala is introducing it in two sizes, for kids and toddlers. Apparently, Casala...
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Posted by greg at 10:46 AM | Comments (8)

When Was Sesame Street Cool Enough To Have Philip Glass Animations?

Seriously, Philip Glass? And all this time I thought his first project for children's television was the South Park Christmas Special. Now it turns out he did at a trippy composition for a set of animated color wheels. Did anyone...
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Posted by greg at 10:04 AM | Comments (7)

Mr. McFeelgood? Sesame Street/How They Make Pills Mashup

So the kid's sitting on the floor, breaking all her crayons, and I'm all, "Dude." And she's all, "I want to see what's inside." And I'm all, "Do you remember how they make crayons? Has YouTube taught you nothing?" [OK,...
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Posted by greg at 9:22 AM | Comments (1)