Archive for January, 2009

Floating VW

January 31, 2009

Do you recall the ad with the floating VW?  Was it the National Lampoon that parodied the ad with their own version?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg

Smurfs singing a Country Song with German lyrics

January 31, 2009

If you have never heard the Smurfs singing a country song with German lyrics then click this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-4O_YgffOM

Helen Keller Jokes

January 30, 2009

After hearing, while in Australia, a Helen Keller joke, I asked my punk rock consultant if she and her pals knew about them.  She didn’t and had to be informed about them.

http://www.jokechallenge.com/keller.html

My consultant thought they were “sick.”

The last time, before hearing the one in Australia, that I had heard one must have been over thirty years ago.

Imponderable Questions (No. 1)

January 30, 2009

Do nudist magazines ever titillate readers with a “bathing suit” issue?

Tip for writiers

January 30, 2009

There is a magazine called “Going Bonkers” and it has been around for a good number of years.

Here is the link to the writers’ guidelines page

http://www.gbonkers.com/writer_guidelines.htm

Smiling Dog Pix

January 30, 2009

There is a (new?) magazine that is inviting their readers to submit photos of their smiling dogs.

http://www.thebark.com/

We hope our friend “Jersey Bill” has a good one of Auggie smiling so that it can be submitted and bring Auggie a greater amount of fame and fortune.

When the Song is wrong

January 29, 2009
leaves are gone?

leaves are gone?

The words to the song are “all the leaves are gone/ and the sky is grey” but it wasn’t like that today in Berkeley.

Graffiti Sneakers

January 28, 2009
Graffiti Sneakers

Graffiti Sneakers

 [Note this posting updated on June 30, 2010.

This is probably the most popular item on our blog and so we talked to the artist again and have learned that the newest best link is

www.filthy510.wordpress.com

He has moved from the old location and is now working at Galaxxi Tatoo across the street at 2431 Telegraph Ave.]

Alejandro Flores makes custom hand painted sneakers using graffiti style lettering.   We noticed them in the window as we were walking by

Filthy Dripped on Telegraph Ave. (in Berkeley)

http://www.filthydripped.com/about/

and thought that we’d found a good item for this blog.

unique shoes

unique shoes

The artist told us that he has been feature in Rolling Stones magazine (dang! there goes our “scoop”!  Oh well, maybe Vogue will read our blog and steal this item from us and not from Jann Wenner’s publication.

Sneaker

Sneaker

Fashion items do seem to bring a goodly number of hits and building circulation numbers for this blog is the name of the game!

Staute of a dog

January 27, 2009
Ivan

Ivan

Queen Victoria’s dog, Ivan, has been honored with a statue in Sydney, New South Wales.

Flower Power

January 27, 2009
flower power

flower power

When signs with blooming flowers begin to appear (on the streets of Berkeley), amid the barren winter trees, that’s a sure sign that Spring (and Spring Semester) will arrive soon.