A real-life conversation between my brother and my niece:
I've told this story before, but I thought that it should be illustrated in clay. My brother is a geek god. I want to be him when I grow up.
And now for the Ten Things.
Before I started Clay Baboons, I had another blog. That blog is currently on hiatus, but I really miss doing link-ups to some of my favourite posts from the week. I've decided to move that tradition over here to Clay Baboons, and put up a Ten Things post every now and then when I've collected ten links that I Absolutely Must Share.
Some of the coolest stop motion photography that I've seen in a very long time. This video from Bang-yao Liu is two years old and has already had five and a half million views, so there's a very good chance that you've seen it already. Well worth watching again!
Some Things, Not So Helpful.
JRose at Cheeseblarg never fails to amuse. Her posts make me literally laugh out loud - as opposed to just saying that I laughed out loud, which is the online equivalent of a polite smile. In this post, she demonstrates the importance of clear and unambiguous messages.
Am I Really Laughing Out Loud as Much as I Claim to be?
This post from Jillsmo at Yeah Good Times (best tagline ever: "Sometimes I say the stupid things that I think.") answers that age-old question: what do I really mean when I type LOL? I thought that it was only fitting that this link should follow the blurb that I wrote about JRose's comic.
A Big Bowl of Stupid
This post about football from Creative Devolution is one of the funniest things that I've read in ages. Disclaimer: I don't follow football. At all. But after reading this post, I feel like I understand it: "mostly it's all these guys who like to match their outfits. And they run around in random directions because that’s what the coach says to do..."
How to Create a Cartoon Post
Lindsey at Happy or Hungry walks us through the process of creating a cartoon post using Adobe Illustrator. Her post includes an epic picture of a cat riding a unicorn (see left). The post isn't specifically about cats riding unicorns, so please don't complain that this is false advertising if you find fewer unicorn-riding cats than you'd hoped.
I'm always excited when another sketch from Don Kenn shows up in my reader. The Danish artist draws the coolest, creepiest monster sketches on post-it notes. I would buy a book of his sketches if he knocked on my door and tried to sell me one. Or else I could just order it online.
Mothers of Brothers Blog
This new-to-me blog brings a smile to my face every morning with exaggerated, indignant stories about day-to-day life. If you've ever had to cancel your cable, or buy new jeans, or gotten a tear in your magical perfect skirt of the universe - then this blog is for you.
You Know They're Out There. Waiting.
If you're not afraid, then you aren't thinking. I mean, sharks are bad enough. So are geniuses. But genius mutant sharks?!? Jessica Hagy "makes fun of some things and sense of others without resorting to doing actual math."
How awesome is that cow? I giggle every time I look at it. Kendall (from Not That Blog) shows us exactly how our perspective can change our experience of time. 63 hours: does it last an eternity or is it gone in a flash?
Facebook and Me - the Untold Story
As someone who had facebook for seven years before actually trying to use it...I get this post from Crack You Whip. And Zimbabwe's status update made me laugh out loud. (By the way, I love Zimbabwe. I spent a few weeks there in 2000, and it was one of the most amazing places I've ever been. I'm sorry that its weeks continue to be bad.)
Thanks to Skwishee at Just a Mum? for the Versatile Blogger and The Sweet Blog awards.