This page made me literally laugh out loud. Here’s a sample (about a book called Petticoat Pirate):   

Sarah: Few people know about Ass Pirate and Butt Pirate’s younger brother, Petticoat. One might think he’s into chicks, but really, it’s all for show. Because that’s a man, baby, yeah!

The site’s pretty funny.  

[Via BookShelvesofDoom]

Logo scandal

I don’t know if you’ve been following, but there’s been a dust up surrounding the logo for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Here’s what the logo looks like:  

2012 London Olympics logo

What’s the issue? The issue is that the logo is butt ugly and cost around $800,000. Some of the criticisms:

The criticism is fair: the design sucks. It’s just too difficult to read the numbers ‘2012’. They are barely distinguishable as jagged, cut-out shapes, and the colours are garish. Meanwhile, the Olympic rings, surely a key component, have been shrunk to a tiny detail and treated in a single colour.Across the board, few have been kind to the designers. Some have suggested that the logo ‘looks like a window I recently kicked a ball through’; others say it resembles Lisa from The Simpsons ‘giving head’. Some say that it looks like a broken swastika, a car park surrounding a small stadium in the middle, or Little Britain‘s Vicky Pollard getting down with the Elephant Man in a pink tracksuit.  

Heh. Lisa Simpson. Heh. In contrast, here’s the Vancouver 2010 logo:

Vancouver 2010 Logo

Which I think is quite nice. And then there’s the proposed Chicago 2016 logo, which for reasons I don’t understand was rejected by the International  Olympic Committee:

proposed Chicago Olympic logo

I thought that the integration of the Sears Tower with the Olympic flame was kind of neat but what do I know?

So readers, could the London logo get any uglier?

Crazy hair

I’m in need of a haircut, which is what led me to look at this. The last haircut I got was months ago – I’d asked for it to be chin length and it ended up being cut to my mid-ear. Yeah, it was pretty short. So I’ve been growing it out because the hair on the top of my head was about an inch long.

Anyway, Styledash has a link today to some of the craziest hair styles ever created.

Let’s hope that when I get my haircut this week, it doesn’t turn out like any of these!