what a birthday for grandie j
on an afternoon spent with family and friends at
imagine a mash-up of
barnum and bailey
guiness book of records memorabilia
carnivals, cotton candy, prize tickets
coin-operated animatronics, mechanical games
collections of very imaginable oddity
along with some
you could never imagine.
it was a boy’s dream come true.
“once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.”
ring around the rosy
“the whole universe is based on rhythms.
everything happens in circles, in spirals.”
in the kinder room
one ‘sleeps’ in the cot garage
a hand reaches out
one ‘sleeps’ outside
barely on her cot
sees the signal
of all kinds.
let the spy games begin.
in my head, i think i’d make a perfect spy,
but in reality, i don’t think i’d fare very well.
– matthew rhys
f and m are transported to a place deep in outer space
“the only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea
that there aren’t any space aliens.
we can’t be the best that creation has to offer.
i pray we’re not all there is.
if so, we’re in big trouble.”
― ellen deGeneres
three different ways
the same game.
hurry, be patient, worry.
what seemed to be
the world’s longest hopscotch
must have been
‘cuz it just kept on going
even when the one who drew it
counted as high as they could
had no more numbers
so it ended at 82
but the boxes just kept on going.
while much of the globe is preoccupied with the world cup from june 12-july 13,
here is an alternative championship that could give fifa a run for its money.
the world toe-wrestling championships.
in 1976, when pubgoers in derbyshire, england grew bored with arm wrestling,
they began locking big toes and trying to pin their opponent’s foot to the ground.
rules state that competitors must yell out ‘toe much!’ if they want to throw in the towel.
competition is serious.
world champion, alan ‘nasty’ nash
has come home with broken toes nine times!
just play. have fun. enjoy the game.
credits: cameracrewgermany.com, bbc news, mental floss magazine