Monday, March 31, 2008

how to say "howdy" without saying anything

Pineapple "Wallies"
removable wall stickers, 4.25"x6"
25 for $10

Due to its association with warmth and friendliness, pineapples in America were often used as the “crowning” piece in large displays of food. Similarly, the pineapple symbol was used frequently in the 18th and 19th centuries to decorate bed posts, tablecloths, napkins—anything associated with welcoming guests. From lamps to candle holders to salt and pepper shakers and beyond, the pineapple motif says "Welcome!"

- The Pineapple,"Princess of Fruits"and Symbol of Hospitality
University of Central Florida Special Exhibit

ready, set, nest

Dwell Studios

Gio Giraffe - Aqua



Monday, March 24, 2008

for good measure

government sponsored fitness

"The excellence of a man is a benefit to the public" - Proverb

pizza capital of the world - pennsylvania?

not all musicians play music...

Neil Aspinall, "The Fifth Beatle"

10/13/1942 - 3/24/2008

"As a loyal friend, confidant and chief executive, Neil's trusting stewardship and guidance has left a far-reaching legacy for generations to come."

- Paul, Ringo, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono 3/08

Monday, March 17, 2008

ukulele chanteuse - a "how to"

worth it's weight in gasoline

"I'm not offended by the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb. I also know I'm not blonde."

-Dolly Parton

today's toast

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.

-An Irish Toast

Thursday, March 13, 2008

philanthropic catalyst

“I always wanted to do the most important things, and what can be more important than science and religion? Science gives us knowledge, and religion gives us meaning. Both are prerequisites of the decent existence.”

-Michael Heller, 72
Priest, Professor & Scientist
2008 Winner of the $1.6mm Templeton Prize

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

early economics

Tooth Fairy Economics
By Anna Jane Grossman

When his youngest son asked why he got $2 when some other kids at his Los Angeles school got $20, branding specialist Rob Frankel decided to make it a business lesson.

"I told him it was actually a franchise, and that we were in a $2 territory. My wife did all she could to keep a straight face," says Frankel, 50. "I was like, 'Do you know what a franchise is? Well, McDonald's doesn't actually own each McDonald's ...'"

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

vista de la 405

train to hooverville


how big is it, mr. spitzer?

all in the name of liberty

january 2001

1. beyond the sea - bobby darin
2. sound of silence - paul simon
3. southside - moby w/ gwen stefani
4. mary jane - janis joplin
5. blue rondo a la turk - dave brubeck
6. not a pretty girl - ani difranco
7. stoned - rolling stones
8. dream a little dream - louis armstrong
9. don't think twice, it's alright - bob dylan
10. you don't know how it feels - tom petty
11. ride again - mates of state
12. legalize it - peter tosh
13. it aint me, babe - bob dylan
14. jack-ass - beck
15. mack the knife - bobby darin
16. take five - dave brubeck
17. take a giant step - taj mahal

Friday, March 7, 2008


one good thing reagan did

"The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you have succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake"

-"Uncle" Alan Greenspan

a little vay-kay?

don't hate

Thursday, March 6, 2008

luck - a "how to"

"The harder I work, the luckier I get."

-Sam Goldwyn

present and voting

why not?

guide to hiring women

a hearty congratulations, mr. buffett

World's Billionaires 3/5/2008

1. Warren Buffett, age 77 - $62bn

Buffett filed his first tax return at age 13, claiming a $35 deduction for the bicycle he used to deliver newspapers, Forbes said.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

hype in absentia

birthday eve mix

1. what difference does it make? - the smiths
2. stars in their eyes - just jack
3. wonderlust king - gogol bordello
4. jeg er din radio - kna connected
5. the lions and the cucumber - the vampire sound, inc
6. lebanese blonde - thievery corporation
7. galang - m.i.a.
8. stay fly - three 6 mafia (feat. young buck, eightball & mjg)
9. mr.right - mickey avalon
10. higher - the game
11. destroy everything you touch - ladytron
12. perfect - mason & princess superstar
13. yummy - gwen stefani
14. acceptable in the 80s - calvin harris
15. love is the drug - kylie minogue
16. synthesizer - electric six
17. time for deliverance - do me bad things

a new tool

Sunday, March 2, 2008

241 days until halloween

five eighty five plus one rusty t-rex

hey, thanks nasa

David Palmer and Tim Kallmanfor the Ask an Astrophysicist team,

Question: Why does the Moon sometimes come out during the day?

Answer: It might be useful to think of the Sun as a large light bulb, and the moon as a large mirror. There are situations where we can't see the light bulb, but we can see the light from the bulb reflected in the mirror. This is the situation when the moon is out at night. We can't see the Sun directly because the earth is blocking our view of it, but we can see its light reflected from the moon. However, there are also situations where we can see both the light bulb and the mirror, and this is what is happening when we see the moon during the day. You can explore this for yourself with a light and a hand mirror. Depending on which way you face (away from the light or sideways to the light) you can see either just the mirror, or both the light and the mirror.

serious business.

who knew?

A hurdy gurdy, also known as a "wheel fiddle," is a stringed musical instrument

quilting - the ultimate in art and utility

good album. bad cover art.

feeling good kind of music

when music meant something

heaven on earth

full name: Wladziu Valentino Liberace

a bath house in long beach, oh my