A whole lot of misdirected energy.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Captain America Shield

I started messing around with this design while working at a restaurant yesterday and a tiny superhero claimed it before I even had a chance to finish. When my 3 year old found the one above (which I'd made last night and left for him to find in the morning) he woke me up with his screaming and jumping around.

Seems all of the kids are into Captain America these days.

Friday, July 22, 2011


THIS happened today:


My Flaming C balloon sculpture flew cross-country last night in a box slightly larger than your average coach-class seat and is currently hanging in Team Coco's Flaming C gallery at Comic Con. If I can't be there at least it is, threatening people from above.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius

When my husband and I talk about introducing our children to the classics, we mean old Looney Tunes cartoons. Much to our delight, the kids have taken to it like gangbusters, especially the Coyote and Roadrunner ones.

That sign? That's my best impression of a panicked coyote's handwriting.

Monday, May 23, 2011


After getting grilled by a tiny partygoer a few weeks ago on the subject of superheroes and villains, I decided it was time to work on some cute little party-friendly ones. The kid was all "I want Spiderman! No, Green Goblin! VENOM!!!" It broke my heart to tell him all I had was a second-rate Spiderman.

I'll get around to my new, improved Spidey and some other guys soon but I had to kick things off with Batman because he's my favorite.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Potato Head

I still worry excessively about misspelling "potato."  

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


*blink blink*

I've spent the better part of this afternoon looking up Space Ghost Coast to Coast clips on AdultSwim.com. I especially like these two in which a pre-Daily Show Jon Stewart is pumped for information on late-night tv hosting by Space Ghost, deprived of oxygen by Moltar and threatened by Zorak. Business as usual and perfect examples of why I love this show.

Clip 1

Clip 2

Brak's up next.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Leave it to Beaver to drink all the beer

In celebration of National Beer Day and International Beaver Day:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pterri (Pee-wee's Playhouse)

Tonight is Pee-wee's HBO show. It's been quite a while since I felt bummed about not having premium channels, but here we are. If you're in the same situation, here's a little something to make you feel better: Pee-wee's Ash Wednesday pageant from CONAN last week. It contains the best stage performance by a can of tuna that I've seen in years.

One last thing: I'd like to thank those who commented on the Pterri pic on my Facebook page using quotes from the show. I know you guys were totally doing the Pee-wee voice in your heads while you typed.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Bear

I dig Conan. Apparently, so does my balloon version of the Masturbating Bear. I made the bear, set him aside (as it turns out, under a heating vent) and then he got down to business.

He's been in my living room for a couple of days now, passing judgement on our tv choices with increasing and decreasing levels of activity. Besides Conan, he seems fond of G4's Attack of the Show and Scooby-Doo.

What didn't the bear like? Justin Bieber's new haircut debut on Ellen. (I guess he preferred the bangs, as activity levels rose during JB's interview with Conan.)

I'm going to miss the bear when he finally deflates. It's like having a dirty, diapered tv critic in my own living room.

(In case the wood-panelled walls have you wondering, yes, I do live inside a magic tree. From the 1970's.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Strong Bad

I still wear my old Strong Bad sweatshirt (from back in the dialup days when every video took forever to load and play) and we've been known to throw lightswitch raves in our house. Why did it take me so long to start making the Homestarrunner.com characters? I think The Cheat's up next.


Saturday, February 12, 2011


This quote from Wikipedia cracks me up:

"The production of ALF was technically difficult and demanding. All four lead actors – Max Wright (Willie Tanner), Anne Schedeen (Kate Tanner), Andrea Elson (Lynn Tanner) and Ben Hertzberg, also known as Benji Gregory (Brian Tanner) – have admitted to a high level of tension on the set.[7]"
"High levels of tension" on the set of a show about a wisecracking, cat-eating alien puppet. I get it, man. I've only had the ALF balloon in my house for a couple of days and I'm beginning to resent it. His popping day is nigh.