I leave for Disney World and our Disney cruise exactly one week from today! Over the next two weeks I’ll post a poster each day from Oh My Disney’s “Nothing’s Impossible” show, which will be at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX from March 7th-11th, during SXSW. Check out the post on Mondo for more details.
Oh My Disney and Mondo invite fans to explore decades of beloved Disney films and characters like never before through original and fresh artwork from some of Mondo’s most renowned artists like Martin Ansin, Jeff Soto, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor and Rich Kelly. Oh My Disney, a new pop culture blog on Disney.com, brings classic and current Disney characters to life for digital audiences through humorous and heartfelt original artwork, stories, articles and videos.
We’ll kick it off with Anne Benjamin‘s Snow White.
This new track from Miguel, recently heard on an episode of Girls, is hot!
And here’s Miguel dropkicking some ladies. Finish her!
Written and directed by Emmy-nominee and 2013 Sundance Best Director winner Jill Soloway (“Afternoon Delight,”" Six Feet Under” and “United States of Tara”), “Transparent” is a darkly comedic story about an LA family with serious boundary issues. In this exploration of sex, memory, gender and legacy, the past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone’s secrets to spill out. Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker ,and Jay Duplass star in the pilot.
Ray LaMontagne’s new album drops on May 6th. Here’s a quickie article on Rolling Stone.
And here’s a teaser:
WTF? I like Ray a little less “Bob Seger-ish” and a little more depressed.
Jackson patented shoes used to do “The Lean.” View the patent on Google. Image excerpts below.
“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” -Olympic Charter
What a fine doodle, Google.
We get a lot of free “promo” stuff in this house from our jobs, either via contests and giveaways or items just showing up at the door unexpected. It seems 2013 Christmas season was focussed on Audio. We received 3 Bluetooth speakers: the attractive Bose SoundLink, the bassy TDK A33, and a colorful Logitech UE. The Bose, nestled in to our bookshelf in the living room, sees use when I sit in my recliner and cruise the internet. The TDK is in the master. We gave the UE to Sprout for Christmas to use with her iPad.
It was a lot of fun to keep receiving fun new products and then, out of nowhere, a set of Motorola Buds showed up on the doorstep. I love music and especially love listening to music through headphones but I hate wearing them because of the constant aggravation of the cord. My arms are always tangling up in it, or it’s draped across the keyboard annoyingly, or it catches on the countertop. I threw these on and made a swimming motion. They are lightweight, have excellently placed controls, have suprisingly balanced sound, and are very well designed. It’s wonderful being introduced to freedom from the cord. They have pushed me to strongly consider a pair of Studio Beats in hawt Matte Black, but I’d really like to get my hands on a pair of Sennheisers.
Our friends Katie and Amber are joining us on our cruise later this month and we are very excited to see them. We made reservations at the exquisite Palo aboard the Disney Dream. Good times ahead!
This will be us in a couple short weeks.
January has been a slow month for content as shows are on hiatus, and I’ve been planning vacations and working a lot of overtime. We recently dove in to HBO’s Big Love and are nearly through season 2. Bletchley Circle season 2 started, Call the Midwife season 3 is a go, and we are going to watch Broadchurch as it has rave reviews. I’ve realized that a lot of the “across the pond” shows I need to download in HD as the SD versions show too much pixelation for me. It’s a tad irritating as the US shows I can grab in SD, saving a lot of space and bandwidth, and not have issues.
I started doing Bing searches to get rewards and redeem them for months of Hulu Plus. It only saves me $8/mo, but I’m currently paid through March. What can I say? I’m cheap!