Archive for the ‘Gift Ideas’ Category

The Back Of Peter Falk’s Head Board Game

Monday, 6 January 2020

“My favorite part about the Columbo Board Game is that they wouldn’t pay Peter Falk what he wanted to be involved, so they had to work around showing his face.”

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Ronco’s Greatest Hits, Han Li, Sam Chatmon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Just a few more shopping days left. Go for it [via].

“We found the happiest lady [Han Li] in China. We told her that you don’t need a real hula hoop to have fun. She agreed.”

Khruangbin made me smile [found here].

Sam Chatmon (1897-1983) sang his version of a classic cheatin’ song in 1978. Apparently the vid was filmed by Alan Lomax.


The origin of the song “Make Me A Pallet On The Floor” is fuzzy and dates to the 1800s. It appeared in sheet music in 1908 in “Blind Boone’s Southern Rag Medley No. One: Strains from the Alleys.

Now check out John William Blind Boone‘s amazing story…


Magic Slim, aka Morris Holt (1937-2013). Nice Chicago blues [via].

Magic Slim was forced to give up playing the piano when he lost his little finger in a cotton gin mishap. He first came to Chicago in 1955 with his friend and mentor Magic Sam. The elder (by six months) Magic (Sam) let the younger Magic (Slim) play bass with his band and gave him his nickname.


Have a great weekend folks. Be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

Elsie’s Tavern

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Michael E. Long makes and sells shadow boxes of curious/derelict building exteriors and interiors.

[Found here.]

Stuff What My Kid Drew

Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Child’s Own is a company that takes children’s pictures and turns them into stuffed animals things. Unfortunately, it’s too late to order for this Christmas, but it’s still a cool idea.

[Click on any image below for larger examples of awesome.]

[Found here. Related post here.]

DIY Mt. Fuji Incense Burner in +100 simple steps

Friday, 29 November 2019

[Found here.]

Another Great Gift Idea: My Imaginary Boyfriend Calendar

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Pure awesome. Made me feel like preteen girl again.

“Barry, 44, boyfriend – whatever you want to call him, we love, adore and miss the man who ran the greatest country in the free world. This is our homage to his charm, wit, brain and dazzling smile. This 2020, 12-month wall calendar measures 12″ x 12″ and includes thirteen, I-love-Barack, collages combined with the monthly calendar grids and a bonus 4-month view of January 2021 – April 2021. Printed on premium gloss paper.”

[Found here. Related posts here.] (more…)

Paper Wolf

Monday, 14 October 2019

Pretty cool paper sculpture kit for under $10. If I was 14 I’d want it, but I’m not 14, and I still want it. [Found here.]

Pair it up with this, and you’ll be your nephew’s Favorite Uncle (or your niece’s Favorite Aunt) forever.

Don’t forget the paint.

Trombone Kazoo

Thursday, 27 June 2019

I got one of these as a present when I was a tad. The slide was inoperable as it was for looks only, and I recall that I annoyed a lot of adults with it. Somehow it disappeared for a long while, but reappeared a couple of years later.

No idea where it is now.

[Found here.]

Comfort Food

Thursday, 30 May 2019

[Found here.]

Enlaces Calientes para Cinco de Mayo

Sunday, 5 May 2019


What’s the word?
No, really. What’s the word?
Oh, jeez. Last time. WHAT’S THE WORD?


Koala Mom.

Veteran Dan Crenshaw stands up.

Nicholas Sandmann did nothing wrong.

“There are demon worshipers in the cul-de-sac” [Sound up].

There is a reason that she’s referred to as Alexandria Occasional Cortex. (Dude wouldn’t post my polite comment either, even though I’ve been linking to his site for years.)


We took an unscheduled trip recently, and Bunkessa had some observations about the plane flights: “They treat us like children.”

“Get in line. No talking.”
“We’re not going anywhere until you buckle your seat belt.”
“Sit up straight.”
“Put your toys away.”
“We’re turning off the lights so you can sleep.”
“BTW, you’re grounded until we say otherwise.”
“Curfew is at 11PM.”
“Once we land, you may go to the Carousel.”


10 years ago. 5 years ago. 1 year ago.

[Top Image from here.]


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