Friday, May 31, 2013

Tea Kettle Hitler

When this tea kettle, designed by Michael Graves and sold by J.C. Penney, was featured on a billboard in California, mini-blogging site Reddit lit up. Why? Because, said some Redditors, it looked like Hitler.

Here's what commuters saw:

If you use your imagination you might think Mr. Kettle looks like Lego Hitler.

Click READ MORE to see a WW-II era photo by Pine Lake's Claude Suttle.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


My sweetie and I are back from the Steampunk World's Fair.

In case you don't know, steampunk is-- well, imagine the Victorian age extending to the present. Imagine the internal combustion engine and transistors were never invented.Add airships, pirates, Edwardian dandies, walking canes, top hats, bustles, all sorts of bizarre goggles, courtly manners, robots, and a free bestowal of royal titles. and you pretty much have it.

Thousands of people were packed into two hotels with passageways and meeting rooms that were far too small for safe traversal and ceilings far too low for extravagant hats. Face-painted mime robots, khaki-clad explorers, can-can girls, bizarre faux artificial limbs, real and fake mustaches, and tight-laced corsets were present in abundance.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I Liked this Funky Little House. Now It's Gone

This little house was situated at the back of its lot. I liked it.

It sat for years with a blue tarp. Now it's gone.

The intention of the homeowner was to renovate it, but it didn't work out.

Monday, May 6, 2013