Mark Ryden

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Mark Ryden

ex·quis·ite
ekˈskwizit,ˈekskwizit/Submit
adjective
1.
extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.
“exquisite, jewellike portraits”
synonyms: beautiful, lovely, elegant, fine

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Chicago Unicorn Spire

April 7, 2006 at 8:36 pm (Uncategorized)

I am excited about this upcoming Chicago landmark which will have residential apartments in it and look like a Unicorn horn smack dab in the middle of the skyline expanse. Who knows we might even get pushed up a notch on the list of 15 best skylines in the world

A towering work of architectural genius. The world is watching as we create Fordham Spire– Chicago’s first major skyline statement of the 21st century. Designed by the world-renowned Santiago Calatrava in his inimitable and poetic style, this 115-story building will bring a new level of luxury and prestige to a city which has long been known as the birthplace of the skyscraper.

Outside, this modern masterpiece captivates the eye with its serene, mysterious crystaline presence. Inside, it indulges the senses with a five-star array or opulent amenities–as well as Chicago’s most exquisitely crafted and lavishly appointed residences, each of them one of a kind.

I wonder if Oprah will do an upgrade and move out of the Watertower Place above the Ritz Carlton, but I doubt it. VIA [Towleroad] which is based in New York.

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I’m the only gay in the village

April 7, 2006 at 8:29 pm (Uncategorized)

Little Britain is taking the UK and the world by storm and can easily be compared to Monty Python because of its short burlesque-style skits.
Here is what the Wikipedia says…

Little Britain is a BBC radio and television sketch show written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Its title is an amalgamation of the terms ‘Little England’ and ‘Great Britain’. It made its debut on BBC Radio 4 in 2001, running for two short series of five and four half-hour episodes, respectively.

In 2003, the show transferred to television, with an eight-episode series on the BBC’s digital-only channel BBC Three. Most of the TV material was adapted from the radio version, but some new sketches featured recurring characters. Due to its success, the first television series was repeated on the mainstream channel BBC Two. Although reactions to it were mixed, many critics were enthusiastic, and the show was commissioned for another series.

See this hilarious flash parody of Daffyd (I’m the only gay in the village) Thomas. Made by Phillip Crammond who made Dame Ednas Website.

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Hodge-podge

April 7, 2006 at 8:27 pm (Uncategorized)

Cute parrot story about a two year old African Gray that screams like a girl from the San Francisco Gate.
Have you noticed your VOIP connection getting crappy lately, My boy-friend was right about it being the cable companies fault and here is the proof.
Former head of Star Wars program says Cheney main 9/11 suspect.
I remember on the Anna Nicole show, her going to this penis puppet show and wishing she could of revealed more, well Malcontent copied some of the highlights for me from HBO last night and I was thrilled to be a “Puppetry of the Penis” virgin no more.
I’ve found over the years that the dumb ones are better at sex, probably cause they have less on their minds to get in the way of their performance… Hence the phrase “Big and dumb and full of cum”.
Richard Rothstein helps me put Katie Couric in perspective over her move to CBS.
Damn Interesting helps me understand that we won’t always have a Solar Eclipse in “The Final Eclipse”
Planet SERPO’s website was only down for server move. See my archived post on this here.
Renewed interest in Noah’s Ark here.
A dutchman actually builds his own.
The best celebrity camparison yet of the guy from “Next top model” Jay Manuel and The Little Mermaid’s Ursula the Sea Witch.

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Happy April Fools day

April 1, 2006 at 4:07 pm (Uncategorized)

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Happy Paddy Day

March 17, 2006 at 2:56 pm (Uncategorized)

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Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar. After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, “I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland.”

The other guy responds proudly, “Yes, that I am!”

The first guy says, “So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be?”

The other guy answers, “I’m from Dublin, I am.”

The first guy responds, “Sure and begora, and so am I! And what street did you live on in Dublin?”

The other guy says, “A lovely little area it was, I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town.”

The first guy says, “Faith & it’s a small world, so did I! And to what school would you have been going?”

The other guy answers, “Well now, I went to St. Mary’s of course.”

The first guy gets really excited, and says, “And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?”

The other guy answers, “Well, now, I graduated in 1964.”

The first guy exclaims, “The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar tonight! Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1964 my own self.”

About this time, another guy walks into the bar, sits down, and orders a beer. The bartender walks over shaking his head & mutters, “It’s going to be a long night tonight, the Murphy twins are drunk again.”

Wiki says…

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Gigglesnort Hotel

February 4, 2006 at 7:22 am (Uncategorized)

I was Googling for Hardrock & Coco & Joe – The Three Dwarfs, which is a Chicago cartoon that was played on TV around Christmas time during the 60’s and 70’s. I then found a link to one of my favorite shows back then called Gigglesnort Hotel or BJ and The Dirty Dragon I’m not sure what it was called now. My father remembers having to put a special antenna on our roof in Kangley, IL. just so this show would come in so I could watch it.

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Here is a really good quote about the hardrock cartoon though…

On December 28, 1953, children’s eyes brightened as they watched Garfield Goose
& Friends

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on WBBM-TV (originally WBKB-TV) and were introduced to two charming characters: Suzy Snowflake came “tap, tap, tapping on every windowpane” and Frosty first ran “over the hills of snow.” Three years later, The Three Little Dwarfs, Hardrock, Coco and Joe, became the third and final portion of The Classic Holiday Trilogy.

Peter Cottontail was also produced, but failed to gain the staying power of the Trilogy’s characters. These heartwarming creations of Centaur Productions in 1951, also known as “song cartoonettes,” were produced using two types of animation.

The Three Little Dwarfs and Suzy Snowflake were created in black and white, stop motion animation, which is the cinematic process that brings a figure or puppet to life on the screen.

The technique is accomplished by moving the figure in increments while filming one frame per increment. When the frames are put together in the final film, and projected, the puppet appears to be moving.

UPA animation brought Frosty the Snowman to life. UPA (United Production Artists) pioneered the technique of using “limited” animation, which uses abstract art, symbolism, and limited movement to create the effect of movement. This form of animation was developed for cost-cutting, rather than artistic reasons. In later years, The Classic Holiday Trilogy became a Chicago holiday tradition, shown on WGN-TV’s Garfield Goose & Friends, Ray Rayner & His Friends and Bozo’s Circus, bringing joy to millions of Chicagoland viewers throughout the years.

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First Post

February 1, 2006 at 8:32 pm (Uncategorized)

Well after hearing much bally-who about WordPress over at Digg, I decided to join the bandwagon and see what it was all about. So far I am a little daunted by the layout for posting but I will probably get use to all the features in time. Before this I have had little exposure to blogging with the exception of my blog over at Blogger which is Google owned. Right away I see that there isn’t alot of features to edit posts like blogger but I hope to find them. Maybe after I click on the button “Save and Continue Editing” there will be more to this.

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