Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Simpsons and Star Trek Themes Collide

It’s Bart Simpson vs Captain Kirk or Lisa Simpson meets Spock.

Using a Theremin, a funnel and a Rhodes piano, a combination of The Simpsons and the Star Trek theme songs has been mashed together.

It’s not quite Gwen Stefani and the Soggy Bottom Boys, but it is different.

And how often do you get to see a Theremin in action.

Ancient Chinese Marijuana Found

Here’s a story for those of you vegging out after munching on Thanksgiving day leftovers.

The Toronto Star has a story about an ancient marijuana stash found near Turpan in northwestern China. The marijuana is believed to be 2,700 years old – the oldest ever found – and is believed to have been buried in the tomb of a shaman for medicinal or psychoactive purposes, not for clothing or food.

Here’s why squirrels shouldn’t Just Say No to dope.

Pieces of Canadian Meteorite Found

I’ve been fascinated by the footage of the meteorite that fell over Canada last week.

I’m not normally into astronomy, but for some reason the shot from the cop’s dashboard camera of the sky lighting up and the streak that followed has really captured my attention.

A planetary scientist and a graduate student have found some fragments of the meteorite.

An American is offering a $10,000 reward for pieces of the meteorite weighing one killogram or more.

I’m guessing they’ll maintain them for research and forego the cash.

Feel Good Friday = Perfect Day

I haven’t posted in a couple of days due to the holiday, but my Thanksgiving Day was just about a Perfect Day.

I watched documentaries about Andy Warhol and the folks at the Factory on the Ovation network, ate leftover dressing, wandered in the sun in my mom’s backyard, ate pecans I picked up off the lawn and cracked open on the spot, eyed a woodpecker stealing pecans from the tree, came home and watched some football, ate some more of my favorite foods, watched a Reno 911! marathon, caught a cool documentary on PBS about two fellows following in Marco Polo’s footsteps and all the political hassles they went through that still didn’t dampen the wonder of their journey, saw a few minutes of Jackie Chan in “Legend of the Drunken Master” and fell asleep next to the person I love and my dogs.

Yep, it was a Perfect Day.

This Lou Reed tune played during the Warhol doc. I used to have this on cassette years ago and always loved it. I thought it applied perfectly to the day and the parameters of FGF.

Fruit Sticker Art

Fruit – we’re all supposed to get about 3,000 servings a day according to that food pyramid thing.

For artist Barry Snyder that means more color for his artwork.

Snyder makes creations using the tiny sticker on each item of fruit in the produce section.

For street bananas, click here.

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The Knitted Dissected Frog

As Christmas and Black Friday approach, I know I’m beginning to try to think of the perfect gift to get for everyone important in my life.

I’ve come across one item that may not match anyone on my shopping list.

It’s a knitted, dissected frog available on Etsy.

I have documented my lack of crafty skills previously, however I do know crocheting and knitting are two different things, but I wonder if Aunt B has considered using her hooks to come up with something like this. She’s usually creating anatomically correct items.

How about amphibians?

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Squirrel Queen Flickr Meme

I saw this over at Jane Q. Public‘s home and was just curious about doing it for myself.

It’s a Flickr meme. Instead of just typing out your answer on your blog, you head to Flickr and type it into their Flickr’s search box. Once the results pop up, you use only the images that appear on the first page, choose your favorite and copy and paste each of the URLs into the Mosaic Maker (3 columns, 4 rows)… Enjoy!

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you attend?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you?
12. Your Flickr name?

Here are my answers:

1. Stephanie

2. Crab pasta (but I like mine with alfredo)

3. South Fulton

4. Green

5. Nicole Kidman

6. Beer

7. Machu Picchu

8. Cheese Cake (but I like most all desserts)

9. Mature (because I so often feel immature)

10. Comfort

11. Mellow

12. Squirrel Queen

Holly and Heartbreaktown have also done Flickr memes, but they’ve been a bit more mysterious about their answers.

Photo Credits: 1. Stephanie_35, 2. Crab Pasta, 3. Bo-Peep Motel, South Fulton, Kentucky, 4. Forest Green, 5. Nicole Kidman, 6. Stella Artois, Belgium, 7. Sunrise, 8. Cheese Cake Cupcakes, 9. a3256 A Mature Red, 10. Comfort in the Leaves, 11. Melt into Mellow Scottish view, 12. Close up squirrel

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Bob’s Pickle Pops

We were out of milk and nearly out of bread so I hauled my puny butt to the grocery for a quick trip down the aisles.

While there I found a new treat for Newscoma today at the grocery.

The woman loves her some pickle juice and this new product is just the thing to whet her whistle.

Bob’s Pickle Pops.

The product originated in a roller rink in Texas. Don’t all the great foods come from roller rinks or carnivals?

You can freeze them like a popsicle or just drink the briney juice.

Coma gave an enthusiastic thumb’s up after ripping hers open and pouring it down her gullet.

On their web site there’s a video of how they make the pops. It’s from the Food Network’s show “Unwrapped.

I think we’ll be purchasing a few more of these treats in the coming days.

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Feel Good Friday – Knights of Cydonia

I’ve got a little sci-fi, spaghetti western combo for you on this Friday morning.

It’s Muse with Knights of Cydonia paying homage to everything from the Lone Ranger to Star Wars. Yes, it’s that song from Guitar Hero.

For more tunage and FGF vibes, visit Newscoma, Ginger, Ron, Jane Q., Monster Mash 40, Lady Jaye, LeBlanc, Sharon Cobb has two tunes and lots of others around the web.

Also, Sista Smiff and Holly, and Aunt B.

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Honey Barbecue Bee Hive

I got an e-mail today that had the craziest tale and pics about a guy’s barbecue grill getting invaded by bees and how he handled it with a bug bomb.

I found the pics and narrative online.

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With bees dying off, I’m sad that the BBQ owner opted for mass destruction instead of calling a bee keeper to take them away, but I don’t think he anticipated the size of the hive he was dealing with under his grill cover.

Too bad the bug bomb ruined all that honey.

For a history of the barbecue apron, click here.

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