Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Random gleans

Gotta love this fetching "book dress," courtesy of Trashonista:

If you're in the mood for a laugh (or a flashback), partake of this vintage anti-LSD film about the Stephen King-esque hot dog that terrorized this woman (or was it vice versa?)
Wasn't that a trip?
British singer/songwriter Lily Allen, whom Elton John calls "Britain's best lyricist," is writing songs for a musical based on Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, scheduled to open in London in 2012. (Hope one of them uses B's catch phrase "and similar.") Bets on whether the lead actress will have to gain weight for the part?
Did anyone see the PBS documentary Biblioburro last week? It was described as "the story of a librarian—and a library—like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province's poor and violence-ridden interior."

Looks heartwarming .... All it takes is one gaucho and one donkey to make a difference!
Jane Austen is a fairly perennial topic around here, and I tagged Stephen King, so I just had to share this item from historicLOLs:

If you're someone who enjoys sending and receiving beautifully printed cards instead of e-mailing or texting friends and family, you will want to peruse our vast collection of discounted notecards—everything from the Brontes to beach parties to lavish images from Russia's Hermitage Museum to album covers of John Coltrane to images of African American "buffalo soldiers." Floral exotica, folk art critters, Inuit and Native American art, Impressionism, kimono designs, Kliban's cats, reproductions of art nouveau-era theatrical posters, Madonna and child images, landscapes, cartoons, Michaelangelo drawings, illustrations of Shakespeare plays, Japanese prints, vintage images of New York and Washington DC, Women Who Dared .... the list goes on and on!


  1. That book dress is AMAZING! I wonder how long it took to create that.

  2. gioconda541@yahoo.comJuly 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    The notecards are practical and beautiful. If you get to keep them for yourself the ones from the Hermitage or the Michelangelo works are like having a little art book at a bargain price. E-mail cannot compete with the grace and charm of a handwritten note on elegant paper.