August 2008

Taken from Wooster Collective:

From AFP:

“GENEVA (AFP) — A giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.

The art work, titled “Complex Shit”, is the size of a house. The wind carried it 200 metres (yards) from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children’s home, said museum director Juri Steiner.

The inflatable turd broke the window at the children’s home when it blew away on the night of July 31, Steiner said. The art work has a safety system which normally makes it deflate when there is a storm, but this did not work when it blew away.

Steiner said McCarthy had not yet been contacted and the museum was not sure if the piece would be put back on display.”


Had THE most delicious Sea Bass sandwich today at The Fish Store on College Street in Toronto. The Fish Store is a little teeny, tiny hole in the wall. In the winter they have about four seats inside and in the summer they have a little patio. They serve fresh grilled fish sandwiches and salads. You can choose from a wide selection of fresh fish that they display chilled on ice. I usually have the Tilapia ($7.95) but today I decided to go crazy and get the Sea Bass ($10.95). It was amazing. They grill it up on a little tiny grill in the back of the store, top it with a yummy vinaigrette and serve it on a fresh bun from local bakery Golden Wheat. It’s a great place to dine with a friend or alone, because they have a great selection of magazines to read while you eat. I am also charmed by the fact that although they don’t know my name, they know my dog Cosmo’s, and are disappointed when I don’t bring him along.

The Fish Store is located at 657 College Street.

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And other times it’s just my sofa.

Sure Mad Men is a great show.  It’s shocking good fun to see how our parents/grandparents might have lived, all that smoking and drinking on the job, and that’s just the pregnant ladies.  As a woman I sure am grateful to live in modern times.  Except….man that fashion was killer.  I love Betty Draper’s dresses with their full skirts and crinolines and Don Draper in his smart suits with the French cuffs…yum!  I don’t want them to bring back the political incorrectness, but some of that fashion would be just fine.

Photo by Matt O’ Sullivan at The Narrative.Net

Obviously, I was never a boy scout. I also was never a girl guide, but I envied those girls in their smart uniforms, knee socks and that red sash covered with badges for skills like penmanship and sewing. But these are different times and the Boy Scouts have updated their merit badges, now you can get them for skills like texting, you tubing, and ipod listening. Or for more varied and unusual skills like cat herding and snoring.

Cat Herding Badge

Cat Herding Merit Badge

Snoring Merit Badge

Snoring Merit Badge

You can find these badges and more at the Boy Scouts of America website

You have to check out this link. This guy’s girlfriend is really into Alice in Wonderland so he created a Wonderland Expedition Kit for her for her birthday. The kit contains a number of artifacts gathered by “Professor Jonathan Lake”, the last known visitor to Wonderland in 1867. Please check out the link here for the Professor’s back story and his collection of artifacts. Amazing.

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