Bad Dads 2

October 31, 2010 § 3 Comments

I just stumbled upon more pieces from the Bad Dads artshow. It looks like a really great collection! If you’re a Wes Anderson fan in San Francisco, you best take advantage and stop by to see the whole thing. (Facebook invite here).

If you’re far away from California, like me, take a look at some more pieces here.

Bad Dads

October 30, 2010 § 8 Comments

Whenever I’m home alone on any night that doesn’t offer good television programming, I get an urge to whip out some Wes Anderson movies and giggle at the same quirks I’ve been giggling at for years now. Now that I’ve stumbled upon these posters by Kevin Tong, in his series “Bad Dads: an art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson”, tonight is no exception.

Now all I have to decide is: Royal Tenenbaums or Rushmore?

Make him disappear!

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Scott Hammell, the little brother of my friend Chris who also happens to be a Toronto-based magician, is living in a glass box outside of downtown Toronto’s Union Station until 6pm on Halloween.

The stunt is reminiscent of David Blaine except for the fact that he’s not promoting shock value as much as he’s promoting hunger awareness and compassion for mankind. Scott’s goal is to collect enough food for the Daily Bread Foodbank to cover all sides of the glass box while at the same time, raising awareness for the Free the Children’s Halloween For Hunger campaign.

Read more here and visit Scott’s website here.

Wuthering Heights family tree

October 28, 2010 § 3 Comments

In my attempt to read more classic novels, I just finished Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It surely is one of the all-time great novels, but the story reaches over the span of many years and I would have loved to have found this illustration while reading it to keep everyone straight!

She could have made another one for the housekeepers and various help alone!

Have you read the book? What was your take on Heathcliff?

Pee-wee on Broadway

October 28, 2010 § 5 Comments

Nick and I are going to see The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway tonight! It just opened on Tuesday so I haven’t heard much about it yet, but I kind of like it better that way. Now the only expectations I’ll have will be as follows: 1) to laugh 2) to have a good time.

I watched both Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and Big Top Pee-wee when I was a kid, but there was a 10 year period where I hadn’t seen either of them and forgot how funny they were. I remember watching “Big Adventure” a couple years ago and laughing out loud so many times, it surprised even myself. Remember the scene with the burning pet shop where he knows he needs to save the snakes, but really doesn’t want to touch them?

Comedic gold!

In need of Fall fieldtrips

October 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

After reading this article on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Fall, I realized I need to get on that G train, no matter how terrible the service may be, and get my butt along with my camera down to visit before the leaves are all gone!

“I want to go to there” couldn’t be better applied to anywhere else right now.

Photo from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden photostream

Married life conversations

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

him: I need you to listen to this record this weekend

me: Sure, I am Dr. Music. haha

him: Dr. Amazing, that’s you

me: Mr & Mrs Dr. Amazing

him: You are PhD level amazing

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