Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Episode of Vegan Black Metal Chef!

Horns up, peeps...a new episode of Vegan Black Metal Chef was posted today!

I wholeheartedly agree with a comment on YouTube that states, "Pretty sure this kicks the sh*t out of Epic Meal Time"!! Hells to the YES!

Check out video #2 below!

In case you missed it the first time, here is the badass video that started it all!

Check out Vegan Black Metal Chef on Facebook!!


Tonight's Viewing: Theatre of Blood (1973)

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Richard Scarry!

Richard Scarry's illustrated books were HUGE in my house growing up and were a huge influence on me while I was learning to read as a wee one. I loved the colorful illustrations of his books and his animal characters were plucky and fun friends for this widely imaginative kid. I especially adored Lowly the Worm.

Lowly RULES!

Plus, I always wanted Richard's last name, which is THE COOLEST EVER!!

So, when I found out it was Richard Scarry's birthday today (thanks, Google!), I just had to give a quick shout-out. Scarry would have been 92 today, but he sadly passed away in 1994. He definitely helped (and continues to help) children learn how to read with his fun, creative books.

I loved his books as a kid, and was pleased to find he actually has a Halloween book out, called The Best Halloween Masquerade Ever as well as a Halloween video called The First Halloween Ever!

Richard Scarry + Halloween = BRILLIANT!

I just wish he had done more Halloween-themed stuff, but the two above will have to suffice.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Scarry, and thank you for filling my childhood with your delightful books!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Pumpkin Dream

I came across this delightful Flickr photo set of a beautifully illustrated book called The Pumpkin Dream by Robert Aaron Wiley and just had to share this amazing artwork!

Since I've been itching for Halloween season (just a few more months!), these images pretty much made my day! I love the illustrations and the book just looks so darn cute! I can't wait to get my hands on The Pumpkin Dream...just looking at the photos dissipated any Halloween blues I was feeling. PLUS, you can also buy the designs emblazoned on a tote or T-shirt HERE! Gah, I want them ALL!

About the book:

A tongue-in-cheek illustrated holiday poem about a Halloween night gone wrong when a bored trick-or-treat pumpkin, against advice and fear of others, leads the main character into a world of witches and monsters.

This first edition contains 37 illustrations in classic Halloween colors of orange and black, with images inspired by vintage cartoon animation.

You can buy the book HERE!

Buy totes and t-shirts HERE

Visit author and illustrator Robert Aaron Wiley's blog HERE!
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