I hate to spoil it for all you folks on my Christmas list, but I can’t wait to share what I’m getting everyone for Christmas. I have considered in the past making a pact with myself to purchase every single Christmas gift at convenience stores. I’m not doing that this year, maybe next year (I can see you squirming with excitement already).
However, I have found the perfect gift for every single person on my list. From plant lovers to patriots, I’ve got you covered.
It’s the Obama Chia Pet from the Proud to be American Chia series.
Or maybe you’d rather have the Statue of Liberty Chia with the “ever-glowing flame.”
Feeling a bit more revolutionary, there’s the George Washington Chia.
There’s also an Abraham Lincoln Chia edition, but I can’t understand why they didn’t manufacture it where Lincoln’s beard will also grow green plants. Only his hair grows. Shouldn’t Abe be wearing a stovepipe hat to cover his hair, leaving his chin as the best spot for luxurious growing greenery?
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Oh where oh where can I order one of these?
I don’t care so much about the pickpocket option, but I would be interested in one that doesn’t fling its own poo. Or anyone else’s poo for that matter. No poo flinging in general, just to be clear.
Oh, and non-smoking of course.
Via: Sober in a Nightclub
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Happy Friday everyone!
I know this is a commercial for Gatorade, but I can’t find a video version of the song without it, plus I still dig watching Muhammad Ali strut and do his shuffle.
The song is by Kermit Quinn.
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I know it’s late in the day, but it’s still Friday and who doesn’t love a Rube Goldberg Machine. Now that’s a winning combination.
It’s OK Go’s new video for their song “This Too Shall Pass.”
I’ve used OK Go for my Feel Good Friday before with their synchronized treadmill action on the video for the song “Here It Goes Again.”
Suddenly I have an urge to play the old game Mouse Trap.
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It’s Super Bowl Sunday.
Hip hip hurray! It’s a holiday in the Squirrel Queen household.
A day for the best finger foods and snacks of all time. A day for football. A day for creative advertising. A day for comradery. A day for beer!
Unlike many seasons, I’m not rooting against a team, but I will be pulling for one this year.
Peyton and the Colts already have one Super Bowl ring and a Lombardi trophy. Let Drew Brees and the rest of New Orleans celebrate tonight. It would be great to be down on Bourbon Street this evening.
Like the song says, “this aint your daddy’s Saints.”
No matter which team wins today, I’ll be OK with it.
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If weather prediction were left to up to the Squirrel Queen instead of that annoying prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil, there would be no way that six more weeks of winter would be an option.
Who listens to a groundhog anyway? Fraidy cat scared of its own shadow.
Not the Squirrel Queen. I’m mandating an early arrival for spring.
I’m booking it a flight on Priceline right now.
William Shatner would be so proud.
Oh, William Shatner, how I heart you and your vocal stylings.
I found Shatner’s rendition of the Elton John tune “Rocket Man” and I can’t get enough of this. It was part of the televised 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards.
As if his singular version isn’t trippy enough, through the “magic of television” they bring in a couple of other versions of Shatner for a trio finale.
I wonder if Travelocity could use any of this footage in their commercials? Nahh.
As a bonus, you get Karen Black introducing Bernie Taupin at the front end of the clip.
Of course, Family Guy lets Stewie do his dream version of Shatner, but I’ll stick with the truly original Captain Kirk puffing, sweating and offering dramatic pauses as he wends his way through Elton’s tune.
Of course, I’ve previously documented here at the Queen’s abode some appreciation of Captain Kirk’s appeal to alien babes and the Star Trek theme song.
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