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Archive for February, 2007

Disneyland: How to Draw Goofy book

How to Draw Goofy book

Jenny at The Blackwing Diaries has a great set of scans from this 60s Disneyland book “How to Draw Goofy: A Walt Disney Character Model Guide”. I particularly like the quote from Walt Disney himself.

Part one: Cover and Walt’s quote.
Part two: Page scans.

Autumn and the Plot Against Me

Autumn and the Plot Against Me: One man’s long search for the location in a Windows XP desktop photo. (via Kottke)

The Rock Balancing Art of Bill Dan

The Rock Balancing Art of Bill Dan: Need a new hobby for the summer? How about putting rocks on top of each other.

Darth Vader on Twitter

Darth Vader on Twitter: “Sigh… some days I just miss my braided rat tail.”

Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon Lego set


Alice had a treat for the Star Wars fan’s eyeballs today over at Wonderland: a new Lego Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon set — over 3 feet in length! It’s made of over 5,000 pieces which, apparently, makes it the biggest Lego set ever made. It also includes Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.

It can be yours this October for a mere £350!

While you’re revelling in lost youth, be sure to check out the new Transformers toys as well.

Disney plans live action Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Disney plans live action Sorcerer’s Apprentice. With Nicholas Cage as the Sorcerer. Seriously, could they not think of a worse idea?

Tetris Kids furniture

Tetris furniture for kids.

Feodor Rojankovsky


John K has a great post on Feodor Rojankovsky‘s illustrative paintings over at his blog today.

Rojankovsky (1891-1970) was a Russian-born artist best known for his animal-filled childrens illustrations. “Two great events determined the course of my childhood. I was taken to the zoo and saw the most marvellous creatures on earth: bears, tigers, monkeys and reindeer, and, while my admiration was running high, I was given a set of color crayons.”

More of his work for children can be found here and here. He also drew lady parts. Um, that last link probably isn’t safe for work.

Could California split from the USA?

Could California split from the USA? “California’s governor has also put his finger on a little discussed flaw in America’s constitutional formula. The United States is almost certainly too big to be a meaningful democracy. What does “participatory democracy” mean in a continent? Sooner or later, a profound, probably regional, decentralization of the federal system may be all but inevitable.” (via Kottke)

“I don’t think you can feed grass to cows”

“I don’t think you can feed grass to cows.”