Top menu

Archive | January, 2009

raccoon puppet not cute

raccoon puppet not cute

A raccoon in a garbage can is not cute even if it’s a soft, fluffy plush hand puppet. I do not like raccoons in garbage cans. I do not condone anyone purchasing a raccoon in a garbage can puppet. However, the message attached to the puppet is clever: Please recycle. link via notcot.

Continue Reading 1
Star Wars Episode V coin

Star Wars Episode V coin

I was cleaning up my boiler room and unearthed a couple toys. One was a Darth Vader action figure with a “collectible” coin celebrating Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. This trio of Boba Fett, Hans Solo and Yoda confuses me. What are they trying to say with this coin? It looks like […]

Continue Reading 0
Estonian matchbook label collection

Estonian matchbook label collection

About a year ago, I purchased 200+ Estonian matchbox labels from the 1950s for $17 (almost 9 cents per label) on ebay. It’s a pretty neat collection. I just need to figure out some way to store them. They are roughly 1.375″ x 2″. I suppose I could make a shutterstock or iPhoto book out […]

Continue Reading 1
cinderblock birdhouse

cinderblock birdhouse

Check out Matthew Zirlinden’s cinderblock birdhouse. Just be sure to find a nice, strong branch to hang it from. From his site: The goal of this project was to design a birdhouse using the element of surprise. A cinder block hanging from a tree is definitely a surprising sight. The bird houses could also be […]

Continue Reading 2
"10 Items or Less" bowling game

“10 Items or Less” bowling game

The season premiere of “10 Items or Less” was on last night. It was pretty good. I still expect the show to be as good as the first couple episodes I saw in the first season. It’s similar to “Reno 911” but without the excessive toilet humor. The improv on “10 Items” leaves me wishing […]

Continue Reading 4
where to get excellent photo prints

where to get excellent photo prints

Looking for a service that provides excellent prints of your photographs for a good price? I haven’t performed any lab tests, but I must say that I’m very impressed with shutterfly.com. My wife ordered a couple dozen prints and they look great. Other places tend to have a habit of producing dark prints. I know […]

Continue Reading 5