Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Project - AIR

My ongoing work on a novel =)

(Yes, aspiring novelists are like lawyers...never in short supply of them)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New Blog!

Head's up!

I created a new blog, Etat d'Esprit ! (means "frame of mind" but "state of mind" literally)

It features an array of topics, from weird but interesting things to, yes, literature (of course) but current events as well.

You can check it now at: and thanks =D

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Incredible Hand Paintings

Guido Daniele (I do believe he's Italian) is a bodypainter who creates extraordinary art using hands and other body parts. He mainly creates animals here, but he does numerous other things as well.


Guido Daniele - Official Website with Pictures:


Lego Artist

Okay, so I know that there's already some Lego artists out there right now, but this dude has got to be one of the best.

He's Nathan Sawaya, and he's a dude who obviously has a lot of time on his hands. (Which isn't a bad thing. Dunno about you, but I would personally kill to have more than just 24 hours a day) According to the article at I read, he's already traveled the US doing exhibitions. (Nathan also apparently built a functioning air conditioner once.)

Nathan makes a living out of his Lego art, with some pieces selling for tens of thousands of dollars.


CNN Full Article:

Blogzine with Pictures:

Some of my personal favourites:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Bent Objects

The cool guy who creates these photos, Terry, has, in my opinion, a brilliant sense of humour, art, and originality.

What he does is he takes these little, everyday objects such as paperclips, pieces of wire, fruit, mini hourglasses, toilet paper rolls, etc., and assembles them into these fantastic scenes, which he photographs.

Blogger Link:


A Slight Chemical Imbalance

Just One of Those Days

Prehistoric Citrus Were Very Clever Hunters

Italian Food Is Serious Business

Chained To His Desk

This Chap Sticks The Landing

I loved them so much I installed a little feed widget on the left-hand side of this page =D

Surrealism by Vladimir Kush & Jacek Yerka

Examples of works by Vladimir Kush (Page 2 link located at the bottom of the pictures, above the response posts):

Examples of works by Jacek Yerka:

Official Website of Vladimir Kush: (all works plus description with most):

Vladimir Kush is a Russian-born surrealism painter and sculptor who refers to his work as metaphorical realism. I, however, refer to his work as inspired by Dali with a touch of Margitte, plus a whole lot of brilliant and creative work. Some examples:

There are also some pretty impressive surrealism by Jacek Yerka as well, like below...



There's no words, just large pictures of differently-coloured irises. o_O

It looks kind of disturbing at first, like they're all staring at you or something (which I guess they are) but then you look more closely at it and it's very...fascinating.

Who could have guessed that eyes were so interesting?

Some examples:

Fat Fingers


What this is, basically, you type in what you're looking for on eBay here, and it automatically looks it up for you with that spelling plus, like, 30 more possible wrong spellings of that word.

For example, if you look up, say, Tiffany (as in the popular jewelry company), then it looks up all these spellings as well:
Tiffamy,Tiffaby,Tifgany,Tigfany,Tifdany,Tidfany,Tiffsny,Toffany,Tuffany,Tiffanu,Tiffant,Yiffany,Riffany,Tiffiny,Taffany,Tiffann,Tiffaay,Tifffny,Tiifany,TTffany,Tiffanyy,Tiffanny,Tiffaany,Tifffany,Tifffany,Tiiffany,TTiffany,Tiffa ny,Tiff any,Tif fany,Ti ffany,T iffany,Tiffayn,Tiffnay,Tifafny,Tfifany

And the result is tons of items on eBay that not many people bid on because there's a spelling mistake. Apparently it's supposed to save you a lot of money too.

Some Useful Condescending Phrases

One word: Ouch...


1. Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
2. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
3. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
4. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.
5. I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don't care.
6. I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
7. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
8. I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant.
9. I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
10. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you.
11. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn off.
12. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
13. No, my powers can only be used for good.
14. How about never? Is never good for you?
15. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.
16. You sound reasonable...Time to up my medication.
17. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
18. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...
19. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
20. Who me? I just wander from room to room.
21. My toys! My toys! I can't do this job without my toys!
22. It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy.
23. At least I have a positive attitude about my destructive habits.
24. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
25. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
26. Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject.

500 Random Facts

Only the first 31 are posted here...I doubt anybody will have the time tor read all 500 in one go lol.

Here's the link for the rest:

1. Most American car horns honk in the key of F.

2. The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

3. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

4. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

5. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

6. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

7. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself.

8. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and 'UP' for the direction of the bubbles.

9. 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don't die throughout the movie. .

10. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

11. 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

12. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

13. Reindeer like to eat bananas.

14. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

15. The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."

16. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

17. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

18. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II Killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

19. More people are killed annually by donkeys than airplane crashes.

20. A 'jiffy' is a unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

21. A whale's penis is called a dork.

22. Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.

23. The average person spends 6 months of their life sitting at red lights.

24. In 1912 a law passed in Nebraska where drivers in the country at night were required to stop every 150 yards, send up a skyrocket, wait eight minutes for the road to clear before proceeding cautiously, all the while blowing their horn and shooting off flares.

25. More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money throughout the world.

26. Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920's.

27. One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.

28. Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her.

29. Seattle’s Fremont Bridge rises up and down more than any drawbridge in the world.

30. Right-handed people live, on average; nine years longer than left handed people.

31. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.