Pinterest- “It’s like chick tumblr”

 

My wife, like many women in America, has recently joined and become obsessed with Pinterest.  While the site is not quite my cup of tea, it reminds me of a great post that Chris from Message With A Bottle  posted last month where a friend tries to explain Pinterest to him.  Here is an excerpt…

A friend tries to explain Pinterest

Aubrey – Just pinned your video on my board!

Chris – Hey! What did you do now?

Aubrey – Hahaha! I pinned your YouTube video on Pinterest. It made me laugh, and as I work from home, it was very apropos!

Chris – Thanks! Women love Pinterest huh?

Aubrey – I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It is AWESOME. We’ll see if i get tired of it.

[2 minutes later]

Aubrey – And magically – You got repinned. Throwing some more stuff in. I’ll pin it for you.

Chris – I don’t get that website, I mean I get it, but I don’t. Show me your page.

Aubrey – Haha. No idea what you’ll see. I just started playing with it. It’s heaven for me though.

Chris – Ugh, I already have a headache trying to figure this out.

Aubrey – No it’s so awesome. The cool thing about it, is that when I pin something, other people searching for topics or just viewing my pins by other people repinning will hit your content.

Chris – Oh. So it’s like chick tumblr.

Aubrey – YES!

Chris – And is it just to show off stuff?

Aubrey – It’s more like……’community brainstorming’ or ‘interest sharing.’

Chris – …about nice heels.

Aubrey – No! About everything. Fashion, locations, food, entertaining and home decor etc.

Chris – Oh, so like pictures of nice heels in Milan

Aubrey – Haha! And also it’s a lot of hotography.

Chris – That sounds like something I’d be into.

Aubrey – Photography. Forgot the P.

Chris – Too bad. I was interested in hotography. Thought it was like a type of amateur erotica.

Aubrey – Ugh

Chris – Are there any men on it?

Aubrey – Yes. Not sure if they’re all gay though. Ha!

Chris – So this website is for women and gay men. It’s like Bravo.

Read the rest of the post HERE.

While you are there, be sure to read his other posts.  He has one of the funniest blogs about being a new parent.

 

 

I Tumbl For You

Sorry for getting Culture Club stuck in your head but I wanted to announce that I have started a Tumblr blog www.fatoveractor.tumblr.com

I know what you are thinking, “Gee, Ed, you are doing such a GREAT job of keeping THIS blog updated!  Why do you need another social media site?”  Well the simple answer is that Tumblr is a great place to share cool things I find on the web and thoughts that are not quite worthy of a full blog post.  It is meant to be a random collection of ideas over many forms of media, so I do not feel guilty about not keeping to a theme there.  It is incredibly simple to share things from a website, email or even my cellphone with the touch of a button.  It also has endless sets of beautiful themes that are fully customizable to really make your page rock.

I am still figuring out how to use everything, but please check it out and maybe subscribe to the feed if you like it.  I don’t know how to find other Tumblr blogs without the url, so if you join Tumblr send me a link so I can follow you too!

My New Favorite Artist

I think I have a new favorite artist!  If you need a bit of cheer, I highly recommend you check out James Hance and his “Relentlessly Cheerful Art” site here.   The print above is his homage to a Calvin & Hobbes with the perfect title of The Kessel Run

 He also has a an adorable series of prints based on the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A. Milne and E.H. Sheppard called “Wookie the Chew”.  The best part is all of his prints are only $10!!   You can see more of his artwork here and even purchase his book “Wookie the Chew-The House at Chew Corner” for only $5!!  

New Community Theatre Blog

There is a new Peoria Community Theatre blog in town!  The Peoria Journal Star has gathered representatives from all of the local community theatre companies to blog about what’s going on at their theatres all in one place.  The name of the blog is THINK THEATER  and it can be found on the PJ Star’s website under blogs, or you can link directly to it here http://blogs.pjstar.com/thinktheater .

 While it may never replace the popularity of our former favorite source for theatre news, http://www.peoriatheatre.com  , it is definitely a step in the right direction for arts unification!  You may even see a few familiar faces blogging there, so check it out!

Star Wars Toys That Never Made It

I found this gem online today.  It’s for the collector who wants to have EVERYTHING in the Star Wars Universe!  So far Hasbro hasn’t crossed THESE lines…yet!  I love the dark humor, but it’s the photoshop that REALLY makes it for me!  For more, including The Planet Alderaan and Smouldering Moisture Farm Playsets, see the original post here.

Broadway in 3-D

How would you like to see a Broadway show in 3-D?  (I know, “Isn’t ALL live theatre essentially in 3-D?“)  SHUT UP AND READ! 🙂

A company called Fugobi is pitching the idea of filming Broadway productions to be shown on movie screens in a 3-D format.  Producers Dale Smith and Tim Hickson shared their ideas for a “21st century model for theatrical distribution”  with an audience of Broadway producers, tour presenters and industry professionals at the Broadway League’s annual Spring Road Conference.

The project, called “fugobi broadway 3d,” is a response to “an increasing demand for interactive, integrated and inclusive entertainment options.” Smith and Hickson’s “fugobi broadway 3d” will combine “the unique thrill of live performance with the captivating experience of 3D film, bringing the Broadway experience to digital cinemas across the United States and around the world.” It will give “Broadway fans a new way to enjoy and interact with their favorite shows and to expand Broadway’s reach by giving new audiences the chance to see the best that Broadway has to offer without having to travel further than their local cinemas.”  –Kenneth Jones, Playbill on-line.

 I think it is a FANTASTIC idea!  There is still nothing to equal the thrill of seeing a show live, but this sounds like it will come close.  It would be a wonderful opportunity for both new and seasoned Broadway fans to see some of the Award winning performances up close that they may have missed because they live hundreds or thousands of miles away from New York city.  

In these economic times, I may not be able to afford a trip to NYC and a $100 theatre ticket, but I CAN afford $15 and a trip to the movie theater! 

Read the full article by Kenneth Jones at Playbill.com .

Mmmmm….cake!

If my wife and I are blessed with another little girl I hope expect  DEMAND that we receive this cake!

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2009/02/come-to-dark-side-we-have-cake.html

This would also work for a boy with a few modifications.  OOH!  Even better if we have twins! (A boy and a girl, of course!)

Star Trek Inspiration

Thanks to Bob Manasco for pointing this site out to me!

Working for the Federation is still a JOB! Being that, I’m sure they had some of those silly inspirational posters in the break areas to motivate the crewmen. What if they looked like this?

http://echosphere.net/star_trek_insp/star_trek_insp.html

I may need to assimilate a few for my office!