Hitchcock never looked better!

I came across this Vanity Fair article from February 2008 the other day. It was pretty cool so I thought I'd share.

Vanity Fair's Hitchcock Classics Photo Spreads

The latest issue of Vanity Fair includes a set of photo spreads featuring today's Hollywood actors recreating classic Hitchcock scenes in an article titled The 2008 Hollywood Portfolio: Hitchcock Classics. These photos are as good as anything Annie Leibovitz has photographed, which is amazing to say, and are quite a cool set to browse through. Everyone from Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow to Naomi Watts to Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy to Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem are featured in this set. Whether you love Hitchcock or whether you love A-list actors, you need to check these out. It's rare that we feature anything like this, but these are just too cool to pass up.

I love these! Here are some of my favorites from the photo spreads:

Charlize Theron in "Dial M for Murder"
Charlize Theron in Dial M For Murder

Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy in "Strangers on a Train"
Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy in Strangers on a Train

Jodie Foster in "The Birds"
Jodie Foster in The Birds

Seth Rogen in "North by Northwest"
Seth Rogen in North by Northwest


The Men's Brain vs the Women's Brain

A friend of mine sent me this video the other day. It's a speaker talking about the difference between how men think and how women think. It really is eye-opening! Watch it with your spouse or significant other - I'm sure you'll both be laughing at how true it really is and the fact that you've probably said some of the same things at one point or another (especially near the end when he starts talking about the boxes!) - I know my husband I do!


My thoughts on the Balloon Boy

So the other day, the world all watched as a balloon traveled like 50 miles across Colorado, hoping and praying that little Falcon was safe. Supposidly, little Falcon's siblings say they saw him untie and climb into their father's balloon which was being used for some science experiment.

When the balloon came down, there was no sign of the little boy - did he fall out? What happened to the basket? Where could he be?!

A few hours later, it was learned that little Falcon had been hiding the whole time in an attic above the garage.

Later the night, the family made an appearance on Larry King Live. The parents asked the little boy if he heard them calling for him when they were running around looking for him. "Yes..." said little Falcon. "You did?! Why didn't you come out when you heard us calling for you?" asks one of Falcon's parents.

"Because you had said we were doing this for the show." Falcon responds. Dad then quickly begins talking about something else.

Later on in the Larry King interview, the interviewer asks if Falcon can clarify what he meant when he said "we did this for the show" and the dad gets all flustered, then defensive and acting offensive at the question, trying to explain that they had been on Wife Swap twice before and that Falcon might have been referring to that show.

Days later, various people connected to dear old dad, come forward, saying that them and the dad had been trying to pitch a science-related reality show to various networks, and part of it was to involve a giant balloon like the one Falcon was believed to have climbed into.

As much as the family denied it being a hoax when it first happened and even after the Larry King interview, obviously it wasn't.

I think they should be ashamed of themselves - the hours of people's time they wasted, while everyone watched on tv, to the authorities who helped search for little Falcon. They should have to foot the bill for the gov't and taxpayers money that was wasted in this faux search for their son, who was obviously safe and hiding in the attic the whole time.

The things people do to get on tv these days... and really - did they think they were going to get away with it too?



Video Game Art

Having an art degree, I love seeing some of the crazy fun stuff people come up with.

Recently, I was introduced to this fun blog - www.spritestitch.com.

It's a blog that features custom made video game art - mostly well known classic characters like Mario, Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Space Invaders and some Final Fantasy. It's really neat though!

My favorites are the Donkey Kong shelves and the NES Controller Coffee table, both can be seen in the Amazing Custom Gaming Room.


It's Tin Foil Hat time!

I saw this on some forum or blog I was reading and just HAD to share it!

Just look at the face on that cat!

Too funny!

Just try to look at this picture and not laugh!


Tiger, meet Catnip

My kitty, Tiger, turns 1 near the end of the month.

So today I went ahead and upgraded her cat food, since we ran out this morning, and put her on Science Diet's 1-6 year Indoor Cat food since she's no longer a baby! She sniffed at it and licked it and I think ate a few pieces of it, so she should make the transition from Kitten to 1-6 year old kibble alright.

PetSmart sent her a birthday card with a coupon for 1 free tree to celebrate with - it was a bit odd seeing my kitty's name on a piece of mail!

Tiger also had her first interaction with catnip today. I had read somewhere that you don't want to give catnip to them when they're real little for some reason or another, but I figured being almost 1 year old was okay to introduce it.

PetCo had a Halloween display with a bunch of pet toys and costumes (I would have gotten her either the vampire cape or the pirate hat with dreads if they were in of our budget!). I bought her a little catnip and crinkle filled pumpkin plushie for $1.50 - probably the best $1.50 I've spent in awhile!

Tiger was laying across the couch when I gave it to her. Usually with new food and toys she'll sniff at it and either lick or pat it to check it out first, but not this time - she laid right into it! She must have bit and played with that toy for a good 20 minutes or so before she wore herself out! It was hilarious watching her! At one point, I went to pick it up and bring it into the other room and she a death grip on it! LOL...

The picture on the right is from the first night we had her, near the beginning of December. She was approximately 7 weeks old and hid under the end table most of the night; she was scared of her new home, mommy and daddy. We made a trail of kibble (as seen in the photo) to try and lure her out, which would cause her to peak her head out.

Nowadays, she can't even fit under that end table - she'd get stuck if she tried! I don't even remember when she got so big! She's nearly full grown now! Look how little her paws were! Now, when she stretches them out, they're nearly the size of her face!

Ah, my furbaby is growing up!


Oh, the People of Walmart...

Just recently, a friend online introduced me to a humorous site, simply titled PeopleofWalmart.com.

I have added this site to my regular daily internet surfing routine.

The premise is simple - regular people like you and me go to Walmart and take pictures of some of the craziest looking people (or vehicles) that you would only see somewhere like Walmart and post them to the site.

Some of the attire these people wear... well some are just straight up kooky and outrageous, while others... well... why would you go out in shorts that don't even cover your butt and if you weigh like 200lbs and have a huge gut, wear revealing clothes?! Sorry but whoever told you that was a good idea to wear something like that out in public... they're probably laughing at you!

Other fun sites to visit for interesting reads that I've learned about lately are FML.com (f-my life), where people share brief posts about something terribly bad that ruined their day, MLIA.com (my life is average), similar to FML, but instead of terrible things that happened, these people share humorous stories that happened during their day that often make you smile. Another fun one is emailsfromcrazypeople.com, where people share some rather interesting emails they have gotten!

Super Mario Ray J!

Nick Volkert, an artist/cartoonist, fellow NIU art student alum and former co-worker of mine, created this for me and I thought I'd share it.

I decided last minute to change a few of the colors in Photoshop, but he did all the rest of the work =)


From LOLcats

I can totally see my kitty Tiger doing this:

funny pictures of cats with captions

And this one just cracks me up, it's too cute!
I'm tempted to do this to Tiger for Halloween!

funny pictures of cats with captions


Multiplex #399

I thought today's Multiplex was pretty funny - especially since Kerasotes does this up here!

For those not familiar, Multiplex is a webcomic about working at a movie theater and the lives of the theater's main employees - if you've ever worked for a movie theater, you'll crack up often at just how true some of these strips are!