Archives for category: miscellany + errata

This is Ash Vickers‘ wonderful tribute to Harold Ramis [obituary]. He writes:

So Long, Egon.

To those who are asking, No, I don’t think the Ghostbusters would trap Egon and shove him in with all the other malicious ghosts.  I think Egon would want to know what it’s like to be in the trap in the interests of science.  The caption on this might as well be “No guys…. It’s fine! I’ll be fine.  I’ll see you soon!”

I drew this as a tribute to Harold Ramis, or as I first came to know him, Egon Spengler.  RIP, Harold. You will be missed.

Brian made this for me!!

I love these intros so much! I remember how excited I was to find that the illustrator had also done plates for a certain favorite children’s (although upon later reading, maybe not entirely appropriate for children) mystery book series…

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<p><em>via Eric</em></p>


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Make it snow!

Posted this on Facebook last week but I can’t stop thinking about it:

What do you mean I'm not a bear? I have all of the koalafications

Ever since I got that crazy glitter set, I’ve been looking for excuses to use it. So when Renée came into town, I decided to make her a fun birthday card to go along with the rest of her belated-birthday goodies!

popsicle card I made for Renée

I saw a similar popsicle card at the store with tiny plastic sprinkle-like dots instead of glitter…but it was $6! And also glitter is way better than sprinkles (on non-edible items at least). I bought some plain cards with matching envelopes at Target. I sketched out the shape I wanted for the popsicle and colored in the stick and popsicle with colored pencils in case the glitter didn’t provide full coverage. I used a darker brown colored pencil to make the stick look like wood. I used plain Elmer’s glue because I didn’t have a glue stick or anything less-thick (I will need to pick up thinner glue for future projects, since the Elmer’s saturated the paper and made it wavy). I did one color at a time, letting it dry a bit before moving on. Then I did the lettering with a glue pen.

I really like how it turned out! I did have to weigh it down a bit to un-wave it, but I think it’s pretty good for a first attempt.

A series of tweets in regards to 4/20:


via BuzzFeed

And her performance of ‘the Star Spangled Banner’:

A list of all her awards, and a roundup of her hits.

Via Boing Boing:

unfinished Cinderella's Castle

David Gray, Reuters – click to embiggen

[…]Wonderland, an unfinished Disneyland clone outside of Beijing. Here, a farmer tends crops in a field now encompassing the abandoned Cinderella Castle-style building that was to be a centerpiece. Construction work at the park, promoted by developers as “the largest amusement park in Asia”, stopped around 1998; disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers are cited as factors.