Wednesday, October 27, 2010

And I thought they smelled bad on the outside

DC got eleventy inches of snow earlier this year.  While it's too early to predict if the coming winter will be as harsh, that's no reason not to be prepared.   If you found yourself trapped in a blizzard with no shelter, would you know what to do?

Well you will after reading Cutting Open an Animal and Crawling Inside to Survive During a Storm in the Wild.  Author MTL offers invaluable advice and recommendations ... that could save your life!

Crustaceans?  While delicious to eat, they're not going to provide you much cover:
Their crunchy exoskeletons crack and chip easily. Their segmented bodies fall apart under duress. They have no souls, so they provide no warmth.
Nope.  You're screwed, dude.
Bald Eagle?  Don't even think about it.

You'll want something with a little more square footage in the chest cavity.  But don't imagine it's going to be easy.  Careful planning and forethought - that and a steaming carcass - are your only hope.
Weigh your options carefully before tangling with a moose ... the best way to catch a moose is to tame a wolf pack and sick it on the moose. 
Maybe Bison are more your speed ... if you can run them down:
They aren't afraid of shit. Bison expert Jim Pisarowics puts it well when he says, "they usually appear peaceful, unconcerned, even lazy, yet they may attack anything, often without warning or apparent reason." And when they come at you it's at 35 mph with a head the size of a truck engine and two razor sharp horns. In a word: gangster.
But lest you think COACISSW is all just macho bluster and posturing, it's not.  MTL knows you can't survive an apocalypse if you don't take care of yourself.
It's a common misconception that survivalism and appendage maintenance are mutually exclusive. Nothing could be further from the truth.  I never leave home without my mani/pedi set.  I can't think of a more enjoyable way to spend several hours inside a moose than rejuvenating my feet with a combination of coconut oil, lanolin, and vegetable glycerin.
via Neatorama

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Squashes and gourds living together. It will be anarchy!

Have you gotten your pumpkin yet?  I hope you got a bunch, because Pink Raygun has more carving templates than you can shake a proton pack at.  There's one for each fandom - zombies and Time Lords and hunters, oh my!

He slimed me Ray ...

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Templates - Pink

Previously on wax|wendy: ASTRONAUT!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lambic Pentameter: The Noun Game

The fabulous Duchess Jane Beth has started a photo project, and you should join in.  Here's how it works:

Go to her Week Seven post.  Watch the comments and pick a noun - or suggest one of your own.  Take pictures inspired by said noun, and upload them to Flickr, in the dedicated game group.  If there's a story behind the noun/photo, feel free to share.

Read more about the genesis of the game here.

Now go forth and shoot!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I review it: RED

I want to be Helen Mirren when I grow up.

Explosions, quips, geography that makes no sense, Ernest Borgnine, and a bone crushing fight scene wrapped around a surprisingly sweet heart. This movie is just fun.

Probably one you can save for NetFlix.

3 Seagrams Golden Wine Coolers out of 5

Thursday, October 14, 2010

#Supernatural 6.4: Weekend at Bobby's

Bobby discovers again some more that you should always read the fine print, especially when you're making deals with devils.

Written by Dabb and Lofflin

Directed by Jensen Ackles

When Dean picks the shots, do the actors have to shut their cake holes?

Jensen talked about his experience behind the camera at Comic Con this summer:
Q: Jensen: What was it like directing your first episode?
A: The main difference - and greatest challenge - was in the approach to the script. Normally he only has to make creative choices about his character, but as the director, he was making creative decisions about every word on every page.
He said it helped that the writers gave him a Dean-lite script, so that he was only acting 3 of the 8 shooting days, and directing the other 5. Working with Jim was great - he did all the heavy lifting- except that he never hit his marks.
It was a "cool, new, exciting" experience, but not one that he seemed too eager to tackle again. He also doesn't consider himself a director, saying instead that he was given a task and he tried to execute it to the best of his ability. It also helped that Jared wasn't there.
He didn't seem too eager to repeat the experience, but he won high praise from Jim Beaver:

"Seriously speaking, I've been doing this for 32 years and I've worked with a lot of really, really good directors and I've never felt any more secure and well guided as an actor than I have by Jensen Ackles."

Photos courtesy ontd_spnparty

More clips and previews, including behind the scenes video, after the jump ...

Sunday, October 10, 2010


October 10th, A most auspicious day       A most auspicious day

Heather Champ is encouraging people to document today, 10/10/10, in photographs.  Your pictures can be shared at the tententen flickr group; you have 10 days to upload them and join in the tengasm with the rest of tenopedes.  Random images will also be displayed starting tomorrow at her site - here.

So what's so significant about today, other than a randomly cool symmetry that won't happen again for another gigabillion years?  Well, if you look closely through your lens, you may just discover the meaning of life.

Heather Champ via laughing squid

Saturday, October 2, 2010

'Drowning in the Kook' is the name of my new band

"There is a whole silly world out there filled with Birkins and hobos and diamond-encrusted clutches you can't fit your Tampax in, but you are none of these.

You are a rock star."

via Jezebel