Entries for June 2017
YouTube channel Man About Cake gives a detailed tutorial on how to make this amazing octopus wedding cake. Although, honestly, there is not nearly enough actual cake in the cake...
Sometimes inspiration for this blog is as close as my wife's bookshelf. True story: I knew she was the girl for me the first time I went to her home and saw she had a complete set of Doc Savage novels. True love, right there.
What can I say? I'm still on a trashy pulp kick. Speaking of which... why does the Dime detective Magazine cost fifteen cents? That just seems wrong.
The other day this book by James Aquilone came up as a suggestion on my Kindle. I can't imagine why.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book. To commemorate, here is a drawing of the giant squid that lives in the lake next to Hogwarts.
Here's a lovely piece of work by artist Barbara Ravietta Rosiak:
What can I say, I'm just in a pulp mood lately and this one is awesome.
"Complete and unabridged" it says, but if you ask me there's something being abridged on that cover...
If you haven't seen the Wonder Woman movie yet, you should definitely go see it. It is amazing. Turns out, she is no stranger to octopodes:
Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. I hope you are all having an awesome summer!
I dunno, her "fiendish plot" seems to be "get eaten by an octopus"...
In all fairness, she's also got a lotta leg...
I have posted work by Brian Kesinger here before, of Walking Your Octopus fame. Today, however, I was messaged by a half-dozen different poeple with this BoredPanda.com article within the space of a couple hours. I figured that was a sign that I was supposed to post new Kesigner artwork today.
(BTW - if you are into Doctor Who, you might like to check out my Time Treadmill blog in which I am posting daily about my mission to watch the entirety of Doctor who - all 833 episodes and counting - while walking on a treadmill. So far I have lost nearly 35 lbs, and I am not even through the Second Doctor yet.)
Check out this article in The Daily Mail about a new wound patch that can stick to both wet and dry surfaces, inspired by the suckers on an octopus tentacle.
I had a meeting today with a retired NFL quarterback, which led me to google for related images. I have no idea who the artist is, but I love this drawing.
Check out this adorable piece by artist Kyle Nelson:
So it turns out, according to artist Bianca Roman-Stumpff, that the Loch Ness Monster was really just a sock puppet all along.
Check out this lovely teapot and other beautiful pieces by artist Keiko Masumoto:
(submitted by one of my favorite readers, Lori DeFuso)
So, what if I did this to memorialize my 50th birthday next year?