I’m still laughing at this video even as I type up this quick post. Richard Dunn found himself stranded at an airport after his flight was cancelled last week, so using his iPhone (and a wheelchair and a roll of packing tape) he set out to make a music video.
It starts strong and then it gets better. Three thumbs up.
Filmmaker Bianca Giaever was just a few weeks away from graduation when she began her final class project. She took creative direction from six year old Asa Baker-Rouse, who gave her some pretty specific advice about her film and about life in general.
The end result is sweet and imaginative, and life-affirming too. Clear your schedule for the next eight minutes and be prepared to be punched right in the feels.
Finally! A practical use for all those dead flies that gather on your windowsill. Are you ready for some arts & crafts with dried up fly corpses?
Wait, where are you going? Come back!
We all have that one person in our family who is impossible to buy for because they already have everything. There are two in mine, and this year they’ll both be getting this book: The Life of Fly by Magnus Muhr.
When they’re not buzzing in our ears or ruining our picnics, flies have lives of their own. Until now, their tiny world has remained completely unknown to humankind. In this engaging study, photographer Magnus Muhr carefully documents the world of the common housefly and reveals that when we re not around, flies behave pretty much like we do. Playing golf or soccer, sunbathing, partying, dating, singing, and even fly fishing anything’s possible in the fascinating (if brief) Life of Fly. Featuring the best of Muhr’s spooky yet surprisingly sweet creations, this macabre collection is sure to captivate humans like no fly has done before.
Once you get over the slight ickyness the drawings of Swedish artist Magnus Muhr are kind of brilliant. It’s not a bad afterlife for these lucky little flies.
I feel a bit bad for the American member of the household, as there was no turkey to be seen today. The plan was to at least make ourselves a turkey sandwich in remembrance of last year’s Thanksgiving Down Under, but I’ve been sick for the past couple of days and eating isn’t high on my list of things to do.
But don’t feel too bad for him, I did promise him a pumpkin pie this weekend!
Today I am thankful for my comfy bed, tissues, We Rule (I’m such a tragic) and a boy who stocked the freezer with icy poles. I hope I wake up tomorrow feeling a gazillion percent better so that I can actually go to work.