Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The very best complaints letter in the whole wild world

Take that, Richard Branson. Your virgin air ways upset people.

Read the most hilarious complaints letter, here.

Monday, 26 January 2009

First day back at uni

And yeah, sure, I could finish my month overdue essay that I've written just over 50% of and am already struggling, but no no. Looking at cute cartoons, below, and this is just so much more fun. You draw a little line drawing and it'll create some snazzy generative drawing from it. So, you go from this appalling simple line drawing self portrait:

To this:

Who cares about writing about plants when you can draw them on this??

There is nothing better...

Than a baby otter. D'awuh. Check out Natalie Dee's website of cute images then go look here for ones to wear.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Food with faces is certainly the best kind

My friend randomly linked me to this when we were talking about how good My Neighbour Totoro is - if you have not seen it, dear God, go buy as it is the perfect film to watch on blue days where you feel like poop.

Bento, for those who are unaware of what it is, is basically a Japanese packed lunch except that it can be made to look incredibly artistic and usually has a brilliant balance in terms of eating healthily. But Anna has gone one step further when it comes to making it look presentable by creating characters. This is called charaben, for the record. Some of her creations are mind bogglingly beautiful but she also provides a 'how-to' on each of them so that you can make your own. I plan to attempt a totoro, which is today's how to, at some point. I might post a picture of it so you can admire how appalling it is in comparison to this beauty above.

Have a look see via.

First One

Okay, for the record this isn't a blog devoted to loving the Common Otter. My friend Maia just loves Lutra lutra right now and I was stuck for a name. So sue me for lack of imagination!

I'm not really sure what I'm going to blog about. Food probably. I like food. Perhaps music. We shall see.

To be honest, I should be writing a 2000 word essay on plant niches, but this seemed like a more interesting thing to do. It's a month late, but I have until the 5th of February or something. I'm sure it'll be okay..... Maybe.