What, you mean besides an NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals featuring 90 points of offense and a heart-stopper of a finish in overtime?
Winner (hands down): The growing bond between a boy and his dog.I like the puppy a lot. He's brutally cute, an attention hog, and a (natch) lot more reactive to calls and invitations to play than the cats will ever be. But he's also really aggro about everything. He eats with desperation. He pees like the world is about to end. He's sort of like an over-eager Twilight fan. I'm not saying I don't like him, I'm saying sometimes he tries too hard. For my money, the cats are much more laid back and cool about things...But for a 9 year old with seemingly endless energy? -- Yeah, they get along great.
Runners up (in no particular order):I don't know -- it wasn't really that bad a weekend at all. These certainly weren't the only cool things I saw over the last couple of days -- but I felt they were cool enough to share. Who knows, maybe we'll do this again next week.
- The Bra Color of Nearly Every Woman I Know -- Honestly, that's how sexy is done. Why? Because it wasn't about trying to be sexy, about hanging it all out there. I mean yeah, I like that too sometimes -- but when you get right down to it, there is nothing more disarming than when a woman is being direct and comfortable about who she is. And for about two days on Facebook, even though it was actually all in the name of a good cause and really didn't have anything really to do with all the baffled guys watching their timeline fill up with a literal rainbow of information, it was still very cool to see.
- Innocent Venus -- On the recommendation of a dear friend, I downloaded this anime series and started digging into it over the past few days. I've only had a chance to see a few episodes so far -- but when you come out of the gate with robot assisted battle armor and mechas blowing each other to bits, it's a sure bet I'm gonna hang around to see the rest.
- The Lorax (Grindhouse Version) -- One of the things that continually brings new visitors to this site are google searches for The Truax, which is a children's story written as a rebuttal by the logging industry in response to Dr. Seuss's book The Lorax -- which I wrote an article (partially) about a few years back. Perhaps that's why I got such a laugh out of this little video, which I stumbled across Saturday afternoon.
- Andrahilde's Sketches of Grown-up Cartoon Kids -- I was tipped off to these from a tumblr blog I keep tabs on, but once I found the deviantART page they came from, I found myself kinda fascinated not only by the particular artists style -- but by the interesting interpretations of what many of the cartoon world's kids would look like as they grew towards adulthood.
Perhaps because I loved the show, The Billy and Mandy one was my initial favorite -- but the Ed, Edd, and Eddy (one of my son's absolute favorite shows) one suggesting that you might be able to take a Kanker out of a trailer park, but you'll never really get the trailer park out of them -- is the one that (at least to me) tells the richest story (which in the end, is what I want my art to do for me).
So, what were some of the cooler things you saw this weekend?
[Listening to: Aaliyah - "Hot Like Fire" ]