Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mike Doyle's Abandoned House Sculptures


This house is almost six feet high


Mike Doyle creates his sculptures with LEGO, all LEGO and only LEGO. I saw this in an article here and there was a lot about the symbolism of how solidly built homes are no match for nature without maintenance and someone living in them. Here are some details:









Here is his website where he even shows you how he creates the look of a house. He has tutorials on how to make siding for example.


I liked looking at the details because you can pick out LEGO blocks you recognize. Well, I do because we have enough of it around. He likes to portray the decay in abandoned structures. I think he manages to capture perfectly the idea of ramshackle and decrepit using rigid, symmetrical blocks known for their clean, perfect lines.

Halloween Humbug

Google Doodle for October 31, 2012
I'm not working today. Today is Halloween. I'm happy about it because some of my staff are dressing up and I don't want to be there frowning at them about it. I can't fake it when I don't like something and grown people dressing up for Halloween is one of those things.

I don't get the big deal about Halloween for adults. For kids? Sure, what isn't more perfect than bags of free candy and dressing up. I just see it as a kids celebration and can't really take it seriously beyond that. I don't mean parents decorating their houses for their kids either. I don't mean people who are going to be with kids, or working in a toy shop where kids will be or any grown up making an effort to give kids a thrill on the day.

I'm talking about adults actually taking part in Halloween without the kids. Adults going to the effort of dressing up for work and dress up parties make no sense to me and celebrities going all out just piss me off. I don't know why. Because they dress up and play someone else in real life as part of their job? They can't find anything better to do with their time than traipse around from one party to the next and Halloween dress up parties are just one in a series of parties that go on all year? Anyway I think it's just an excuse for women in general to dress slutty sluttier, at least if the costumes I've seen so far are any indication. I don't get why that's appealing.

The very funny girls at GoFugYourself have a gallery of pictures of cheesy celebrity costumes with appropriate and dead on comments about each one. Check that out here. I believe they feel as I do about the level of class exhibited by celebs.

Brainless and drunk. Congratulations you're an idiot
and you're dressed stupidly.
Unoriginal and drunk
Gag me
No imagination
Same old same old 
How many of the costumes had the garter thing going on?
Maybe one year she'll use that stupid amount of money she has and get a real costume instead of playing sexy pinup every year because seriously, she doesn't pull it off and it's beyond old.

Picture Dump





This is photoshopped. It is not real. That hat is all wrong with that dress.
She's from France she would know that.
Shhhyeah! Pandas are bears.
Where is the "slide to become invisible"?

Spotted (lower back), loner, grumpy zebra
The Jellies by Kei Acedera
















Walking Dead carved pumpkins

How about...no? Why would I do this?
I feel better now, thanks

Amish Bundle bed

Is this true? I did not know this!

You know what's easier? A bowl. Then I don't have to look for
push pins, scissors or empty toilet paper rolls.
You want to know why I can't find empty toilet paper rolls?
Because of this:

The latest installment of the Lad's toilet paper pranking series.
Found at 4:36 am. Day: made
I saw this on the Dirty Disher. They're beautiful. Check out a story about them here
Umbuku lizard. Real although genetically modified to have wings.
Read about him here. He's number six on the list.

Echidna puggle
(That's Aussie for: baby spiney anteater)
Check out more pics and a video here
I'm going to try this and let you know if it works

That's a whole lotta feathers and not much chicken

I do this all the time! I thought everyone did

Spirit bear from the Haida Gwaii Islands off BC's coast
I call BS
I've posted this one before and I still can't believe the recursive details
Hilter smiling is way creepier than plain evil Hitler
This cat actually looks like it's laughing
I have no life