popsicle heaven….

oh…wow…..as someone who has been called a popsicle/icecream junky…..this could be bad….
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LIFT – F’n incredible short documentary(about 24 min)

This guy decided to set up shop in an apartment building elevator(which seems smaller than most elevators, which I think adds to the awkward feeling of some of the interviews.)  He sat there for 10hrs a day for several months and filmed the various daily travelers.  Its an amazingly mesmerizing experience……some of the elevator occupants are talkative, some are silent, some are happy and some are borderline full out crazytown.  Its amazing how human beings seek out the need to express themselves, and when they find a captive outlet that “wants to listen”(this may even just be the absence of protesting communication) they begin to flow forward with all sorts of personal stories and info.

Heres a couple of my favies….

This lady was amazing...every time she came on screen I leaned forward in my chair in anticipation of the zany antics that were sure to follow.

This lady was amazing…every time she came on screen I leaned forward in my chair in anticipation of the zany antics that were sure to follow.

possibly my favorite moment in the film

possibly my favorite moment in the film

if you ever find yourself in an elevator and an old man with black pits for eyes says "I used to be quite famous" and starts making invisible lassos with his hands....gtfo right away...use the escape hatch in the roof

if you ever find yourself in an elevator and an old man with black pits for eyes says “I used to be quite famous” and starts making invisible lassos with his hands….gtfo right away…use the escape hatch in the roof

this guy was so strangely intriguing...he was very visibly worried about the camera and kept offering food to the film maker....

this guy was so strangely intriguing…he was very visibly worried about the camera and kept offering food to the film maker….

 

So pop open a soda, put your feet up and fire this bad boy up.  I gaurentee you will dig it, if you dont like it I will give you a 100% refund of your money.(uuuuuuuuh…lets see….zero percent of zero…carry the one…..take away for taxes….thats still zero)

 

what are blind people afraid of?

pretty much the polar opposite

pretty much the polar opposite

In the comic book Matt Murdock is a blind super hero who has no fear.  Tommy Edison is pretty much the exact other direction, he seems to be scared of almost everything(sall good bud, me too.  bird poop and burning to death aint no joke)  What Tommy does have going for him is he is friggin hilarious.  This guy could seriously be the poster child for the saying “turning lemons into lemon aid” check out his youtube channel if you have time, he’s got some great stories and observations on what its like living as a blind person.

Houdini’s “Spirit Photo”

Today I learned that Harry Houdini created the image below to prove to the people of the time that it was possible to alter photographic images.  Harry…I think you would have liked the internet a lot….there’s some pretty zany stuff out there these days….photoshop was a pretty big game changer…

"here you go Abe...Waldo...right next to the giraffe chewing bubble gum...I found him..."

“here you go Abe…Waldo…right next to the giraffe chewing bubble gum…I found him…”

TIL – An exception to every rule……coconut crab

coconut crab....I would eat the @#$@#$ out of you....

coconut crab….I would eat the @#$@#$ out of you….

My deep seething hatred of spiders is a fairly well documented issue….but on the far side of the emotional spectrum is my great love for consuming shellfish(crab, shrimp, lobsters)  Today I learned that the Coconut crab is a large crustacean(that basically looks like a giant armored tarantula…the very essence of my nightmares) that lives in the tropics, spends most of its life on land, can crack coconuts with its claws, can get to be 3 feet from claw to claw and eats everything it can get its claws on.  Also, when cooked its meat has a sweet coconutty flavor…..

I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I HAVE CONSUMED YOU COCONUT CRAB….BEFORE I DIE YOU WILL BE MINE….

apparently these guys are so bad ass you have to tie them up like a war crimes criminal to cook them...

apparently these guys are so bad ass you have to tie them up like a war crimes criminal to cook them…