May 2, 2009

Behold! The Invisible Car [Open Caption]


A 22 year old art student in the UK painted a crappy Skoda to blend in with her studio in Lancashire. The Telegraph









May 1, 2009

The Week A Scary Thing Happened [Week In Review]


Happy May Day! Have you marched in solidarity with any workers today? No? Well, it was raining. We forgive you.

p.s.









30 Rock Was Always a Hit [Pic Of The Day]


[30 Rockefeller Center in December 1933. A photograph by Samuel H. Gottscho. Via Shorpy]









More nesting


We haven't quite finished the bathroom makeover, still waiting on some hardware to be delivered and whatnot, but in the meantime we're moving on to the nursery. Last week I finally decided on the colors, and today I've got someone installing wallpaper. Some of the major accents in the room are black and pink, so I've been thinking about printing out some of our photography with notes of those colors to hang up on the walls. And then I remembered that the plum trees are blooming. Now I can point to this print and say that these exact trees were trumpeting her arrival.


by dooce in Daily Photo

© Armstrong Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Originally
published by Heather B. Armstrong for dooce.com as More nesting. This post
cannot be republished without express written permission.




Gwen Stefani Poses with the Ghost of No Doubt [Open Caption]


[Gwen Stefani and that old band she used to play with on the Today Show; image via Splash]









Down to Our Last Nickel [Recessionomics]


The Way We Live Now: Miserly. Every penny's important. Any scam's a good scam. Jump the turnstiles! Carry a plastic bag wherever you go, collecting scraps! We're on our own now.

So mayor Bloomberg, a billionaire, wants to make us pay a nickel for each plastic bag we get from the stores. That totally defeats the money-saving benefits of using them instead of trash bags. The environment, my butt. Those bags are the only thing keeping rain off of the average New Yorker's head. And they're the spring's hottest fashion accessory!

What is this, a war on the average New Yorker? Now the fat cats in the "legal" system have taken the time to make sure everybody knows that bending metro cards to scam free rides is a crime. A felony! One guy got two years in prison for it. Good god that is an outrage. The Giuliani days are returning even without Giuliani. No plastic bags. No free rides. Harsh punishments. Watch out, minorities stopped by police!

Elsewhere in the city, buildings are falling down for no reason, cops are frisking everyone, and there is no space for your child in kindergarten, so don't even ask.

And elevators are purposely killing the blind. This has gone too far.









Professor Twinklebottom Leaves His Lecture [Open Caption]


[Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (not pictured) leave a Cartier 100th anniversary party thing in New York; image via INF]