Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I put the over/under at 8 hours

There's an HR Giger museum?  Why didn't anyone tell me there's an HR Giger museum?!

On June 20, 1998, the Museum HR Giger opened its doors in the medieval Château St. Germain in the 400 year old historic, walled city of Gruyères, Switzerland. As the permanent home to many of Giger's key works, the museum houses the largest and most impressive collection of the artist's paintings and sculptures, furniture and film designs, including the artwork of Alien and Dune.

Pretty sure she can handle it.

Please consider that some of the work might not be suitable for children. 

The museum is a work in progress and a Giger Bar adjoining the museum is completed.

Oh yes, there's a bar.  It's like you're inside the Queen!


Photo © 2003 Wolfgang Holz & Holly Ryan

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Totally geektastic gift idea for the SoIaF fan in your life - 2011

These are just so astonishingly fantastic they cried out for their very own post.


The Ladies of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire rendered as My Little Ponies.

Winter Christmas is coming.

Unicorns Cupcakes and Whimsy by TiellaNicole on Etsy via Winter is Coming, Bitches.

Previously on wax|wendy: 2009 Gift Guide, 2010 Gift Guides

Friday, November 25, 2011

Totally geektastic gift ideas for the fanboy and nerdgirl in your life - 2011

Bruce Loves You.com has the most fantastic collection of minimalist Supernatural posters.   An entire episode is captured in one simple, clean graphic image.  I seriously need all of these.

Bruce Loves You — Supernatural Episode Posters

Nobody puts Baby in a corner - or in many episodes this season - but you can hang her on your wall.

Metallicar metal wall hanging by Sena Metal Art Designs and Logos.

Read about the creation of this piece here.

Adidas limited edition Kermit kicks.


And then Buffy staked Edward.

Buffy Pop Art T-Shirts by Tom Trager | RedBubble

The survival strap.  16 feet of heavy-duty military spec 550 paracord in a covert ops mission as a fashion accessory.

Because you never know when you might have to jam.

via The Mary Sue

In space, there are no corners.  So say we all.

Nerd Approved BSG notebooks

So, I kind of feel like Starbuck would punch me in the face for wearing these, but I just love them.  "Good hunting".  So saucy!

Her Universe BSG Pajama Tank and shorts - Shop

There's an app for that, or you can snap Holga's new lens filter onto your iPhone 4.
Once fitted you now have access to 9 different and crazy special effects and filters without any software or app installed. Cunningly designed like an old school telephone just dial in your preferred special effect and behold the Holga craziness that follows!
iPhone Lens Filter Kit for iPhone 4 SLFT-IP4 - HolgaDirect

And of course if you have any bad fans on your list, consider this.  It's not a lump of coal, but it's a lump of something.

Thousands of girls stampeded to the square all at once. Heels clacked. Dresses swished. Hairdos wobbled. The T-DOD theme song boomed a pulsating beat.

There was one rule and one rule only: a girl must be walking in order to be chosen.

T-DOD?  Suddenly Tyra's POT LEDOM nonsense makes a modicum more sense.

"She even makes trash look beautiful," Tookie murmured.

Previously on wax|wendy: 2009 Gift Guide, 2010 Gift Guides

Monday, November 21, 2011

Drinkify: There's a cocktail for that

Tell the web app Drinkify what you're listening to, and it will pair your music with an appropriate adult beverage.  It does a pretty good job:

Old school, smooth, and under appreciated.

Tastes like a bari sax sounds.

I would have expected Drinkify to suggest an ice cold American beer, but I guess it checked my Klout score.

This one is a head scratcher.  Hennessy?  Sure.  Makes total sense.  Tabasco?  Okay.  Just like Otis, it starts off smooth and sophisticated and then the heat kicks in.  

But cough syrup?  

Drop a match into that and you've got a Flaming Moe.

I would have expected this drink to be paired with Jimi Hendrix.

I can't explain it, but fire made it good.

Drinkify via Laughing Squid

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

You can't live in a jacket, but you can live in a book

Or a collection of books, if they're used to build a child sized reading cottage.  I think we just put a period on this conversation.

@BethLamPen, you've got some work to do, sister.

book shelter by e.kristina on Flickr

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's a Stampede! Link Roundup - I'll tumblr for ya edition

Suri Cruise and her biting fashion commentary is putting the Hollywood sandbox set on notice.
People want to believe that Harper Beckham and I are going to be rivals. This could not be further from the truth. I have no qualms with well-dressed, well-mannered young celebrities—it’s the slovenly little miscreants I take offense with. (And if you think I’m going to be jealous of a baby’s wardrobe, let me just remind you that I have invested $100,000 of Tom’s money in my shoe collection.)
Suri's Burn Book

If author Cormac McCarthy wrote achingly spare and atmospheric Yelp reviews instead of novels, they would sound something like this:

Paplote Mexican Grill 
Mission - San Francisco, CA Cormac M. | Author | A dusty home at the end of a road, NM
 Two stars
The young cowboy lies in the afternoon sun, gut shot. The bitter tang of cordite and blood mingles in his mouth. In his hand, a pearl handled revolver, still warm. He lies propped against the lone cottonwood. A mile distant, dust trails mark a coming reckoning. Three riders, maybe more. 
His eyes shift upward to a circling vulture, a sentinel of inevitability. The blood is almost black. He has another hour at most. The pain comes in waves, lingering like the burn of bad whiskey. One bullet left in the Colt. 
Something as yet unheralded has died when a quesadilla comes on a spinach tortilla.
Yelping with Cormac by EDW Lynch.

This tumblr is my spirit animal.

ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS by the fabulously funny and prolific Justin Valmassoi.

I'm also pretty sure he was at Nicki and Mark's birthday party.

And while not a tumblr, I do feel the need to mention Cutting Open An Animal And Crawling Inside to Survive A Storm In the Wild.  I've written about this blog before, but after "a year in a concrete wasteland ducking into liquor stores to survive storms", it's back with advice that's more relevant than ever:
An 'expert' on CNN just advised everyone to get to their safe room. He's a damn fool. Room's aren't safe. What holds them together? Nails. Razor sharp steel blades just waiting for the moment a hurricane frees them from bondage so they can ravage you and all those you love. Get out of your house! Get out of your apartment! Get outside before it's too late!

Our only hope is to cut open an animal and crawl inside to survive the storm in the wild.
Cutting Open an Animal and Crawling Inside to Survive a Storm in the Wild