Here's something Naomi M. shared with me ages and ages ago, and John actually saw it first, and loved it so much that he BOUGHT it, and then I forgot to mention it to you guys:
Eran Cantrell's illustrations are all like this cover: silhouette-based with a funky steampunky flair. Since Jabberwocky is John's favorite poem of all time, I'm not sure he even finished Naomi's e-mail before zipping over to Lulu to buy it. You can buy the digital version for about $5, or the 40-page softcover (which is a very nice quality, btw) with a black and white interior for $9.95, or spring for the full-color interior at $15. And since it's Lulu, you're supporting the artist directly when you buy it - always a nice bonus.
Oh, and get this: you can actually see the entire book on Cantrell's DeviantArt! Just start here, and click [next] at the bottom to go forward.
- Hey parents, do your kids have one of those old plastic kiddy cars? Does it need a makeover? Then may I suggest....THIS?
NaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNaNa - BAT CAAAAR!!
Instructibles user CinnamonTwisties made this for her daughter, and omigosh look how cute:
"Hop in. THE JOKER'S AT IT AGAIN."
- Last month the Navy retired the USS Enterprise, the aircraft carrier we geeks fondly remember from Star Trek IV as the ship with the "nuclear wessels."
However, Jessica K - who is in the process of joining the Navy herself - just shared this good news: They're building a new one.
The new Enterprise won't be completed 'til 2027, but it makes this life-long Trekker happy to know her legacy will go on. [wipes away single tear]
Oh, and fun bonus trivia: My dad currently works at the big shipyard where they'll be constructing the new Enterprise, so I got to confirm the good news with him. Holla, Daddy-O!
(More bonus trivia: I have never before in my life referred to my father as "Daddy-O.")
- Here's a great read in The Huffington Post that Jenn P. shared with me this week: "Why I Bought Boy's Underwear For My Daughter." As a non-parent I had no idea this was an issue, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised that gender stereotypes for young kids extends even - or perhaps especially - to the underwear aisle.
- And now, two Shetland ponies wearing hand-knit wool cardigans:
See more at Modern Farmer, found via my friend & avid knitter Laura.
And finally, your moment of hysterically baffling WTF-ness, courtesy of Lindsay G.: Star Wars French Ballet Disco.
I DARE YOU TO WATCH THE WHOLE THING.