Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Benny Hill is Toast

(cue Boots Randolph's "Yakkity Sax"...better known as the "Benny Hill Theme")

Ah, Benny Hill...how I miss his program! This beloved icon of British comedy (who also appeared in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as a fugitive toymaker) has been a favorite of many over the past few decades as a result of his comic wit, his classic impersonations, his skillful use of visual comedy (i.e. no dialog, just side-splittingly funny action punctuated with clever sound effects and that unforgettable background music), and, most of all, his baby face.

Well, now his face is toast...literally. British artist Lenny Payne has made a portrait of him using 72 pieces of white bread and a blowtorch. The picture is of Benny Hill as his regular character, accident-prone inventor/adventurer Fred Scuttle. Lenny has made toast portraits of other celebrities as well, but he says that his Benny picture is his best to date.

Click on the link to see the picture in the original Sun article. Unfortunately, the owners are just too anal to let me link the image directly. (How stereotypically English of them...)

Now pardon me. I'm off...to play the graaaaand piaaaaano.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!




Link takes you too a site to send vintage e-cards. They are really cute! Hope your Spring is as delightful has ours looks to be!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cirque or "What's Happenin' Now"

Had a great day yesterday, went to see Vareki (means "wherever" in Romany, the gypsy language). It was really a great show, and what was even better was seeing several acts that my daughter could perform from her aerial movement classes! They had a classic hammock piece, and also a hoop piece.

I really wanted a leather bag (only $75), and of course some beautiful masks, (one of each color, blue, white, red/orange and my daughter wanted the most expensive one, which looked like a huge pope's miter w/a decoupage picture of a show scene). There were also gorgeous velvet scarves with Cirque de Soleil designs for a mere $225...

We glanced in at the "Tapis Rouge" (red carpet) folks private VIP area, and my daughter said something very appropriate; "That's where you can go be rich!" I said, "I think you hit the nail on the head! You are so right!" and then I laughed so hard....

Of course, there was a part of both of us that would have enjoyed being able to hang out in the swanky Tapis Rouge enclosure w/fancy free hors d'oeuvres, having an excuse to dress up and buy super expensive specialty stuff, but we also saw the ridiculousness of it, and it was pure tee-hee funny...

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ok, Back to Normal

Apparently, the new web design had some minor flaws so I have put things back to the old format.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fool's Day!

Or otherwise known in France as the "Poissons d'Avril" (the fishes of April). There, people put taped paper fishes on the backs of unsuspecting persons (a la our thump'em on the back w/a "Kick Me" sign). I like it because it's a funny way to get laughs, with out too much embarrasment. Here's a link to more info on this wacky day!

We're headed down to visit the Chinese Classical Garden w/family & friends! I can't wait!

A few minor changes

I got bored of the old look of the Snabulus blog and decided to make a few changes. Tell me what you think.