Did you ever wonder what would happen if you didn't wash or comb your hair for more than three days?
After the dot-com I worked for went under in 2001 I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I lived alone in a bachelor apartment at the time, and one week I decided to go as long as I could stand it without washing or combing my (very long) hair. This lasted about 3.5 days.
The results you see above took about a half-hour and several fistfuls of Pantene conditioner to undo.
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Last week I read the "Did We Live Up To Our Yearbook Pages?" article on The Hairpin, which reminded me that its been 20 years since I graduated high school.
1993 was TWENTY years ago.
My yearbook entry didn't contain any milestones to live up to.
Or did it?
I found these old paperbacks in a box that I haven't unpacked over several moves. I can't decide which one to re-read first.
Once upon a time, a dear friend of mine had the misfortune of dating a total pig. The sort of pig that didn't really start showing his snout until they cohabitated.
He had this cheerleader figurine in the bathroom of their apartment, and during the time they lived there he and his friends made a little sign for her and hung it around her neck (the details of which escape me but I clearly remember it being really offensive), and someone wrote WHORE up the back of her leg.
After my friend ditched his sorry ass, she got talking with a friend of hers about this figurine and the two conjured up a plan for her friend to get herself over to his place and steal it. Which she did.
In the years that followed, her friend that stole it sent it to her in Japan, she brought it home when she came to visit me, I brought it back to her when I visited Japan, and now she's in Australia.
When the plan was formulated to rescue this figurine from my friends ex, the idea was to start collecting photos of the figurine all over the world.
This is one of the photos of The Cheerleader that I took while she lived with me.
Gentlemen Broncos is available on Netflix Canada and here are the top five reasons why you should go watch it right now:
1. Jennifer Coolidge:
2. Cool snake:
3. This guy:
4. These guys:
5. Battle stags and surveillance does:
I promise, I'm not kidding. See?
In a nutshell, this movie is about an awkward young man who enters his sci-fi manuscript into a contest at a writing festival only to have it ripped off by a washed up sci-fi novelist. Delightfully awkward and absurd.
This movie was directed by the same fellow who did Napoleon Dynamite. I like this movie better.
This is an old video from a visit to Japan in 2005. I was at Nagoya castle and wound up agreeing to go up on stage to hit this huge drum, it was all very confusing and there was so much bowing.
The funniest part is that I actually paid them money to do this. Sometimes when you get out of your element and go somewhere that you don't speak or read the language, you can find yourself in some pretty ridiculous situations.
This is just incredible. Great footage of a camoflaged octopus rapidly revealing itself, inking and trying to get away from a diver, plus an interesting discussion about their camoflage abilities.
Going through an ocotpus phase lately, most of my doodling has involved octopuses these past few weeks. No idea why, sometimes I go through phases where I draw the same thing over and over, or everything I draw has a similar theme.
I love the idea of this character with a giant pacific octopus living on her head, I've been drawing her over and over again. The octopus operates as though its part of her (occasionally reaching out and picking something up, wrapping its arms around her, pushing elevator buttons etc) but its never formally acknowledged by her or any other adults she encounters.
Early on I did a few sketches where the octopus was more menacing and they had an antagonistic relationship with each other, but I think its funnier if the giant pacific octopus just IS and no one reacts to it at all.
I don't feel like I have a very good grasp on the anatomy, so I've been spending some time reading up about the giant pacific octopus online. Incredible creature. I got to see one in person years ago at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California (awesome place, highly recommend - the jellyfish exhibit was mind blowing) but it was all tucked up in the corner so I didn't get the opportunity to watch it move around. There is a great little video about their octopus exhibit on their website.