There's a website called shipfoliage
that charges you $20 to ship you 3 leaves. I get that they're relying on the ridiculousness of it to generate buzz a little bit [like dumb Halloween costumes
do] but man.
Here is a picture of a child jumping into $5,000 of leaves
Some of the different hairstyles considered. Click for big
This is insane. I realize that I don't need to say much more than "someone would pay $15,000 for a single card" but let me explain briefly for anyone who wants context.
[Also, here it is on ebay
and here's an article about it]
At a recent Magic the Gathering Grand Prix, a bunch of players were doing a draft. Drafting is a format where everyone gets random cards. You pick one card, and then pass the remaining card to pass to the player next to you. If you won the entire event, you would get $4,000 and a spot on the Magic Pro Tour.
So this guy happened to open a pack of cards where one of the cards that he opened was worth about $400. Even though it didn't work well with the cards he had already taken, he took it because, well, hey, $400.
Tons of Magic players got really upset that someone would take a card just for it's value rather than take a card that would work well in his deck. They thought he was breaking the spirit of the game.
Anyhow, so the player decided he was going to put the card up on sale on ebay with half of the money going to charity. Currently this card, which some people are calling "a piece of Magic history" is selling for crazy amounts of money. [and for the record, I would not call this card a piece of Magic history that warrants anywhere near this price]
Ira Glass: “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
and artist credit
Here is a cat welcoming a soldier home
And here are more
It has a mode where it shoots out a ton of mini pucks. It's like puck multiball or something. You can even play it as a team two vs two game. THe big pucks are worth 100, and the mini-pucks are worth 30.
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So the bulk of these cakes were new to me and worth sharing, even though I have to imagine that some of them have to be on purpose.
I ran my first game of a Star Wars RPG the other day and so I'm been browsing the internet for various star wars things. In my travels, I was surprised to learn that there's an Aunt Beru action figure. I really can't imagine this was a big Christmas seller
Yes, for $6 on Amazon, you can own this figure. And while you're there, have a look out for Uncle Owen too. Recreate that scene where Luke is angsty because he wanted to go to Tosche station to pick up some power converters but has to do chores instead Star Wars: Power of the Force Flashback Aunt Beru Action Figure
|Karen as Edward Scissor Hands, Violet as Margo Tenenbaum, me as Robin Williams Movies|
In 2012, I wasn't Robin Williams for Halloween, I was Robin Williams movies
for Halloween. It's a pretty easy costume as far as lazy costumes go. I mostly put it together with stuff from the thrift store. Links below go to amazon pages for each movie (some like $3 or less) or to products similar to the ones I used.
: Pans and thrift store sweater (no joke, by the way, I got it for 80 cents and there was a $50 price tag still on it,
Good Will Hunting
: A letter (hard to see) saying "it's not your fault, it's not your fault"
Obviously you could do other movies too. Like One Hour Photo
if you have some old negatives lying around
Anyhow, I hope that helps if you are looking for obscure, funny, or clever costume ideas. I figured I'd put this up now so I get all the Google hits come October.
Here is is in the year 1900 and here he is today. He was born in 1832. Go read about him:
I've been listening to a few episodes of the Smart Passive Income
podcast and, for the heck of it, I'm trying making an amazon affiliates website. And so, I introduce to the world, Board Games For... (Board Game Reviews)
which is a quick website where I write blurbs about board games with the intent of redirecting them to the Amazon page for those games where I would get a cut of the money if someone buys it.
We'll see how it works out. I've got to generate all the content for the blog now, but the main goal is to get people onto the site and over to Amazon.
So let's say you're Taylor Swift. I'm sure all the time fourteen year old girls say to you, "YOU GET ME, TAYLOR!" and "Your song meant so much to me! I did
know that he was trouble when he walked in! Your music really helped me get through a hard time! I told him we were never ever ever getting back together!"
But I wonder if you are other musicians if anyone is just ever like "hey so at work I spend a lot of time filing TPS reports and doing HR duties and I like listening to your music when I do it.
Anyhow, in case anyone was looking for a good set of songs to do mortgages to, here is mine. The key is keeping things pretty fast paced. Enjoy all of my both good and/or embarrassing songs!
Ironically, lyrics may not be safe for work on a few of these.
[A mashup a Jay Z and Radiohead. NSFW]
This song except the extended
version. From Attack on Titan [Hulu Link]
which I watched in like 5 days while feeding our new baby in the middle of the night. If you think this is nerdy, wait until a few songs down
I've always found the video kind of obnoxious but the song catchy. It's a Far East Movement
Here are a pic from browsing imgur.com on my phone
I'm posting from my phone and am curious to see how this looks later.
And I'm sure this would only be in certain cities and blah blah blah but still a very sci-fi sort of idea.