Sunday, July 26, 2009

100th Post

And it's time for some toilet humour.

It's the door to the restrooms in the King's Cross First Class Lounge. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Deco Deco

Spotted on a side street near Rue Cler and Rue Grenelle.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Odd Paris Graffiti

Because the world already has enough pictures of the Eiffel Tower. (That, and as impressive as it is, I'm much more ambitious.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Win At Life

Key point from this article:

"If you can ever get two players to actually debate a moral point in a game as vigorously they might debate a StarCraft build, you’ve won at life."

Congratulations, Philip Rosedale. You win at life.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm Embarassed To Say

This was a summer anthem for me in 1987:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Victoriana on the Cheap

From a conversation with Serra Anansi and a belated fulfillment of a 'kinda' promise to Kaye Robbiani and/or Scotti Lyle.

Also known as: How to toss together a passable costume for Victoriana, fast and cheap.

Disclaimer, I haven't tried this, it's just an 'idea' from what I've learned about 19th Century fashion and might come close to late Victorian natural form.

Text here:
Go to any plus sized dress store and find something conservative.
Get two full length dresses.
Same one, one will be a parts sacrifice.
Then to the fabric store for ribbons and notions and tassels and stuff.
That match.
You'll need a store bought crinoline. Pirate your old wedding dress maybe.
You'll also need a few yards of stiff crinoline, but that's pretty cheap too.
That will be bustled up and attached to the main crinoline.
More butt. :)
Now you have a dress and a dress to tear apart. What you do with the sacrifice one is pull the bodice off, and hem it. It will become an overskirt, tie it up with ribbons on the sides.
Take the sleeves and poof em up for some poofy shoulders, sew them over the main dress.
Add frills to taste.