30 April 2009

How To Attract Unicorns

And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with their bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness." -Isaiah 34:7
For the past two weeks I have been entrenched in researching how to attract Unicorns to my yard. I know what you're thinking, that Unicorns are just a myth and I am wasting my time. 

However, according to Wikipedia, Unicorns are "not found in Greek mythology, but rather in accounts of natural history, for Greek writers of natural history were convinced of the reality of the unicorn."  And to quote Steve Carell as Michael Scott in "The Office". Because anyone anywhere can submit information to Wikepedia, it must be true.  

So now that I am sure they exist, I have concocted a sure-fire way to attract these gorgeous creatures.  All you need is a garden, some Pez and some gold dust.  With this, and after finding the vortex in your garden, you can coax the Unicorn out to your yard to be seen by an ugly mortal like yourself.

For more complete instructions, follow the link to my eHow article: How to attract Unicorns  and good luck! 

21 April 2009

Conserve or Be Stabbed

We've all heard the tragic warnings from environmentalists about over-using our finite resources before we destroy our planet and all life on it. Yet many people still have not changed their wasteful ways. If you know someone who is selfishly burning our supplies, this just might wake them up to the detriments of their behavior.  
This shower curtain allows you just a few minutes to take a shower before it inflates into a Wall of Spikes- literally pushing you out of the bath. 

Designed by French artist Elisabeth Buecher who calls her method "design by pain and for our own good", this shower curtain is used to curb our limits.  I believe it is a good way to show us the evil in our ways of that we may not be aware.
I do not know how much time you have to soap up and rinse before the final curtain call, or if anyone would actually purchase this to push them into conserving.  But I do appreciate Buecher taking a stab at influencing us positively through brute force.
Here are photos of the curtain in pre-stages of shower...

..and in full stabbing force.

If you think this may be too extreme to give as a gift to the Wasteful One in your life, remember the pain they will feel is nothing compared to that they are causing.

To see more of Buescher's and other conscious artists' designs go to the blog  TextilesFutures.co.uk

13 April 2009

Everyone Is a Rockstar

I found this on my friend John's facebook page and it is the coolest thing... if you have time.  It's instructions on how to make a fake band/album cover.  Here is mine. 
Here's how to do it:
  1. Go to "Wikipedia." Hit “Random Article”or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Go to "Random quotations"or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click  http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  4. Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together
Upload yours here- I'd love to see them~ and THANKS JOHN! I love you! xoxox
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