Saturday, December 20, 2008

Great Moments in Photo Captions

Gen. Laurent Nkunda, the leader of a group of rebels, with his pet goat Betty in the mountains of Congo.

-Thee New York Times, 12/19/08

Photo by Benedicte Kurzen/VII Mentor

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Diamond David Lee Roth vs. King Carl Brutananadilewski


In this corner, current/former/current Van Halen front "man" DIAMOND DAVID LEE ROTH:

And in this corner, South Jersey's own CARL BRUTANANADILEWSKI:


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Laser Pants 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Greetings and welcome to the first annual Laser Pants 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. If you're looking for a gift that says "I actually give a crap and want to show it through materialism!" we are here to help. All are available via the Internetz.

The Thing
This quarterly subscription production features original objects and creations by the original artists. It arrives in a plain brown box, the size of which varies dramatically (thanks Meg!). Learn more from bits on Marketplace and in Thee New York Times.

Idiots' Books
Another subscription (single books are available too), these are very limited run illustrated books about all sorts of topics, made by the Chestertown, Marlyand team of Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr (thanks Jim and Jill!). Though at first blush these may appear to be wholesome, well-done, smart children's books, they are most refreshingly not. They're better.

Charcoal print of a cowboy hat-wearing, shirtless,
glistening, 70's-era Burt Reynolds
From the Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum in Jupiter, Florida (thanks for discovering this but not making us have one in the house, Eric!)

Dogs of the Soviet Space Program Commemorative Matches
From the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California.

I [Heart] BMore Hoodie
Designed by Nolen Strals; order 'em through Atomic Books. Wear proudly. Stay warm and stay in school. (Photo is of the T-shirt.)

Make Your Own Awesome-As-Hell Hoodie

I got this one for Mink through and it is beyond spectacular, whether iz Caturday or any other day.

Got other suggestions? Let me know, I may append.

Monday, December 1, 2008


From I Can Has Cheezburger:

This captioned cat picture postcard was found by Tracy Angulo in a Seattle antique store. Tracy tells us that the photograph is from 1905, which would make this officially the oldest cat picture with a caption, AKA lolcat, that we’ve seen.

The differences are clear. Proper grammar and a more formal tone was in vogue back then. But the similarities to modern-day kitten struggles and lolcats are amazing. ALL CAPS is still cool, but most importantly, she also no can has cheezburger. More than a hundred years later, all that’s changed is the spelling.