…may go unheralded by the major online media outlets, but hopefully will be noticed by the wordpress chums whom I have so long neglected.

Without further ado, please put your retro-hats on and venture into the Wayback Machine with me and the hilarious song stylings of DeStorm. If you think he’s awesome (and who wouldn’t?) check out the rest of the Soul-Tunes series, which include beat-box versions of cartoon themes ranging from Fraggle Rock to G.I. Joe to the Animaniacs.

It’s nice to be back, peeps!

squirrels

Look! A Two Headed Squirrel!

. . . I think Sarina Brewer is the BOMB!

While many fine artists work with materials like paint, pastels, marble, fibers and even brass, Sarina chooses to make her art from…well, roadkill, if you want to be blunt about it.

 

No, this image does not do Sarina’s creations  justice — I’m merely begging you to click on this link to see her incredible work.

 

Besides, weren’t you wondering to yourself  just the other day, “What should I get Carrie for the holidays?  I want to give her something really special!”

 

I would decorate my house from floor to ceiling with Sarina Brewer’s creations if I could — and it would probably ensure that tax collectors, Mormons and Avon Ladies wouldn’t linger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unbeknownst to some of you who only know me through this blog, in recent months I’ve been inspired by my love of movies to share my strange cinematic taste with friends, family and passersby.    The tradition has been established, and I thought I’d share it with you, loyal readers, and invite you all to be there in spirit, if not in person on Friday, November 20th at Club Awesome (aka my house, email me for info if you think you can make it!)

And yes, by request from an out of town friend who couldn’t make it last time, there will be a “here in spirit” message wall at the party where all snarky comments, congratulations and contributions will be displayed for our guests!

So what exactly will be on the movie menu?  Here’s the description I wrote for the invitation:

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A place, where nobody dared to go - the love that we've come to know - they call it XANADU!

We’re going back to a simpler time before cellphones and the Internet, when Regan was in office and legs were very warm…in our first feature, the legwarmers are sported by Olivia Newton-John as she inspires an artist and a musician to build a roller disco palace called *’Xanadu’*! Will she give up her career as a Muse to be with the man she loves even though he wears vests and pulls his jeans up too high? Watch and find out!

The legwarmers in our second feature are sported by a still to become a jowly Scientologist John Travolta in *’Stayin’ Alive’*, the little known (and hardly watched) sequel to ‘Saturday Night Fever’. Our hero Tony Manero has given up the disco lifestyle and traded in his white suit for a tight spandex leotard and a headband. Will Tony get the lead in the Broadway show? Will he tame the diva and bend her to his will? Will you die laughing when you see his outfit in the big ‘finale’? Come to movie night and find out!
OK, now tell me that although y’all live in faraway places, you’ll do your best to roller disco yourselves to New Jersey and join in the fun!

I never cared much for Lady Gaga, but I sure do love Christopher Walken.  If you survive his rendition of “Pokerface” without dying of mirth, check out the even more spectacular audio of him reading “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe (how did I not find that on YouTube before Halloween?)

Those of you who are my friends on Facebook have already seen these pictures in the last few days, but I wanted to make sure that those of you who haven’t get an equal opportunity to comment, snicker and/or tell me how much I’ve changed.*

OK, kids…time for hilarity to ensue.  Here’s me THEN:

halloween 1984

HALLOWEEN 1984

And here’s me NOW:

Halloween 2009

HALLOWEEN 2009

Happy Halloween, peeps!

*If you’re a reader of both my blogs, you might be interested to know that my companion in the 1984 photo is recent (yet photographically elusive) Cool Jobster, Trent Faust, way back in the day.   I cannot claim he still looks exactly like this 25 years later, but having seen him recently I can verify that he’s holding up pretty well!😉

I know lots of you just don’t “get” rap music because you can’t relate to the clothes, or perhaps the jail-inspired saggy pants fashion, or the paradox of a scary-ass looking dude brandishing an automatic weapon and whining about how hard it is “out there for a pimp”.    And believe me, I feel you on that.

But does it have to be that way?  Can rap a song transcend its “gangster” stereotype and cross the boundaries of social class, fashion, and thumping animalistic sub-woofer straining beat thumps to be appreciated just for it’s cleverness and sense of fun?    You know I think so if you’ve already grooved to the funky style of Brett Domino, and  MC 900ft Jesus here on this blog.

So go ahead, wanderers into the weird…check out the rap “stylings” of Mr B. Not only is he a gentleman through and through, he’s got a great sense of humor, a very cool hat, and a banjolele!   Quite right, old chums!  Enjoy!

Listverse does it again, with a bunch of neato images from space, including this one:

Hope You're Wearing your SPF 1,000,000!

Hope You're Wearing your SPF 1,000,000!

Be sure to click here if you want to see more!

Because I have some fans who are not also Facebook Friends (and why aren’t you?  Just friend me, “Carrie Lowery” and make my day!), I thought I’d share one of my favorite photos from the SciFi/Fantasy convention I attended last month down in Atlanta, GA.

I happened upon a dozen or so convention-goers, all of whom thought they’d be the only “Indy” in attendance.   Fortunately, since geeks are normally pretty even-tempered, there was no big rumble . . . the gang set aside their differences and compared hats, whips and deadpan “Harrison Ford faces” with great good humor.

A "fedora" of Indianas at DragonCon 2009

A "fedora" of Indianas at DragonCon 2009

Note: When I asked what the collective noun for “Indiana Jones” should be when I posted this on Facebook, the terminally clever Pannonica replied within seconds…”a FEDORA, of course!”

After I watched this (and totally loved it, BTW – Brett Domino is beyond awesome in a totally nerdy way):

I couldn’t help but think of this:

I’m sure this all has something to do with taking the step of literally letting my geek flag fly and getting  that new tattoo next week, but since plenty of my friends are also nerds, geeks and even dorks, I thought I’d share.

…and yes, it’s going to look like this:

If You Don't Know What This Is, You May Be Normal...

If You Don't Know What This Is, You May Be Normal...

Opinions about the wisdom of this choice have varied (depending, of course on the geek level of the respondent), but the funniest reaction I got was this:

Me: Look – this is a picture of the tattoo I’m getting on Monday!

Hip Friend: Jeez, Carrie!  What are you going to do next?  Get a pocket pencil protector tattooed over your heart?

I’m not sure anyone can talk me out of it at this point, but you’re welcome to try.

Live long and prosper, peeps!