Friday, August 29, 2008


This guy has traveled all over the place taking pictures of famous things and places with his souvenirs held up to cover the original... the photo expalins it better than words do. And there are lots more.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Paparazzi vs. Movie Star

My fourth-grader has just been telling me about a game they play at school, organized by the teachers on yard duty: "Paparazzi vs. Movie Star." Whatever happened to vampire tag? I asked her to type out the rules for me, so that I could share them with you, the faithful Toner Mishap readership. Enjoy! (And please note that I first taught her the correct singular for the plural word "paparazzi"; apparently that's not within the vocabulary of the yard duty teachers.)

To begin, make a group of four people. Make one person the paparazzo, one a movie star, and the other two bodyguards. The bodyguards and the movie star form a circle facing the movie star away from the paparazzo.

The object of the game is for the bodyguards to keep the movie star from the paparazzo.

The paparazzo tries to tag the movie star, because in the game tagging the movie star will give him or her a picture. The bodyguards move the movie star in a circle to keep him or her away from being tagged.

Play rounds until everyone has been everything.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shave it.

Saw this storefront near the house; wife and I laughed about it for days.

Shave it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I just sent some money to Barack Obama.

Those of you who aren't regular readers may not be aware that I've got Hebrew Barack Obama shirts and stuff I'm selling to support his candidacy for the President of the United States.

I've just sent off a nice check to the campaign, as part of my commitment to send 10% of all profits from sales -- thank you for your support! I'll be continuing to send in contributions, so it's not to late to get your shirt and support your candidate!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Things Younger Than McCain

Frozen Waffles
Oral Contraceptives
The Discovery of DNA
The Hindenburg
The Slinky
The 6-Pack
The US Postal Service’s Zip Code System
The Discovery of Plutonium
TV Dinners
Automatic Transmissions
The Shopping Cart
The Golden Gate Bridge
Duct Tape


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Everyone's a critic.

On a recent trip to New York, I was in an art gallery, enjoying Saul Steinberg's "The Collection" -- which I can't share with you here, as no image can be found on the web, and photography was disallowed in the gallery -- when a security guard in the room came up to me, followed my gaze for a moment, and remarked,
"I think if you or me had done that
it would be a lot better."

The best of both worlds.

OK, again I find myself spending quite a bit of time on useless pursuits for the sake of my children having the finest apparel money can buy (or I can create). Enjoy the fruits of my labor: the first-ever Hebrew [totally fair-use] parody t-shirt of Hannah Montana.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Oh, Canada Australia

Thanks, BoingBoing, for directing me to Axel Peemoeller's parking lot graphics; they are only seen correctly when you're in the right place -- e.g., you only see the word "down" when you're in the right spot to go down. Click here to see more.