Thursday, May 31, 2012


He's no David After Dentist, but a close second. I appreciate how genuinely frustrated he seems at the situation.  I know how you feel, kid.  Waking up from anesthesia is a weird time.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bearded Beers

If you have not tried this beer yet, do yourself a favor and pick one up today.  While I'm not usually the biggest fan of New Belgium's lineup, I've really been digging their Belgo India Pale Ale. This addition to the Explore series is perfect for summer drinking with a nice balance between bitter and sweet. Nicely carbonated to keep the drinking smooth, and with a 7%ABV it packs a punch that tends to sneak up on you.

I picked up my sixer at West Lakeview Liquors ,aka The Rooster, on Addison and Leavitt.  This place has an amazing selection of craft brew.  Stop in next time you're looking for some killer beer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Anatomy of a clash

Chicago Tribune photographer caught this great and intense photo sequence at the 2012 NATO Summit protests. This seems like a fair trade off to me - if you break a stick on an officers head, you should plan on getting punched by that or another officer.

I'm hoping that the small group of radicals pumping up the tension in these otherwise peaceful protests do not do anything too stupid.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Banana Peel Trucker Hat (for bananas)

       Artist Brock Davis' kids were a bit grumpy recently due to the apparent dorkiness of their breakfast. Thanks to a little quick thinking and an x-acto knife, their bananas were suddenly stylish enough to sit with the cool kids.

Brock's art reminded me of one of my favorite breakfast transformations - giving the Land O' Lakes butter lady boobs! Thanks, Dad, for showing me this awesome trick a long, long time ago.

"My kids were grumpy at breakfast this morning, so I had this idea to make a quick banana peel trucker hat for the banana to wear using the peel of the banana. This cheered them up and it made the banana look relatively hip."
-Brock Davis

How to make:
"Banana: Take 1 or 2 bananas. One to make the hat, one to model the hat. This could also be made using one banana. Carve the shape of the hat using an x-acto knife. Leave one of the banana peel sides longer, to make the rim of the hat. Most bananas come with a little sticker. Use this sticker to serve as the logo on the hat, if you want your hat to have a logo.
Simple project, takes about 5 minutes yet the memories will last a lifetime."
-Brock Davis

Boobs: Take 1 box of Land O' Lakes butter. Cut the label off at the knees. Cut off the knees leaving a little space around them. Cut a flap in the part of the box where the lady is holding the butter on three sides (left, right, and bottom) with an x-acto knife. Tape the knees to the back of the box.  Lift flap and blow your third grade buddy's minds!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kids Reenact 'Sabotage' - MCA Tribute

Kids Reenact 'Sabotage' to Honor Memory of the Late MCA
Portland-based filmmaker and Dad of the Year shorlister James Winters played next level cops and robbers with his kids and nephew last week while putting together this stellar reenactment of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" to pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch who passed away May 4th at age 47


   I snatched this pic from a friend's FB page because, well, it is awesome.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Let's get physical

I'll say that this video is one of the best ways you can spend ten seconds on the Internet.  I am blown away that this thing only has 26k hits. YouTube perfection in my book. Extra points for the terrifically lame song softly playing in the background.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mario Kart

I really appreciate that the brilliant minds at MIT are discovering ways to make my dreams of driving a go kart in my office a reality.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Photo Hunt: Bears Edition

     While these pictures appear to be similar, they are in fact very different.  
Can you find:
1. An old school badass Bears coach flipping a bird to the camera
2. A current Bears QB dressed up in his period pants walking a gerbil

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Children of Orleans

Please enjoy this short excerpt from the soon to be completed novel "Children of Orleans" written by my very talented and creative friend, Mike Zapata of ANTIBOOKCLUB.  Mike is the hairy one in the picture above.

“The Pope is diseased,” said the old, mad pirate to boy on one of their walks. “Pope John XXIII, who was Pope from 1410-1415, and who was also a pirate, was particularly diseased. He had a disease where he thought he was Pope. All Popes, as it turns out, have the same disease. Poets are also diseased. Most of them have syphilis, which is a sex disease that drives men to dementia. During the Sino-Japanese War, I met a famous Japanese poet who had syphilis. It was said that he hadn’t

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bubble Camping

What's that?  You want to go camping, but aren't really interested in bugs, tents, or generally sleeping outside in the elements?  Not to worry (if you have an extra $12,000 laying around), the folks at French based BubbleTree have you covered. These cleverly designed bubbles provide you with all the joys of sleeping outside under the stars, while safely sheltered in a climate controlled, bug-free bunker.  Of course, there is still the option of just grabbing a sleeping bag and actually sleeping outside... but that's not exactly "glamping" (very stupid word) now is it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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