Angst on a Shoestring

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Continuing "Behind The Mask"

Thursday, August 24, 2006


TrueNuff - Mac/PC commercial spoof - "Upgrading"

And not to leave the fans of Microslop er I mean Microsoft:

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


More Gothic Fun

A darling Lil She Creature Pillow.

I don't know how I make my way about, but I'm glad I found my way to Strange Monster.
From the site:
Strange Monster is run by the outrageously industrious team of Cameron Smith and René Cigler.
Almost every design you see here was drawn by René and the brands such as Sugar Hiccup and the Lil She Creatures were created and developed by René and Cameron. We print all of our designs here on our manual press so if you buy from us you are buying from the source and we hand made it.

Who wouldn't love a Bone Kitty sachet?

Some of the novelty items on the site such as buttons and keychains are made by one of our licensed manufacturers and are based on the graphic brands we have developed such as the Lil She Creatures, Sugar Hiccup, Ultra Vixen, Miss Kitty and now Bone Kitty and Monkey Love.

And yes they do plus sizes for us larger Gothic ladies!

Strange Monster

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Only 27% Evil??

This site is certified 27% EVIL by the Gematriculator

However, my site is 73%. Not crazy about having a cross be the "good" symbol though..I was thinking..Peeps. Yellow ones.

This site is certified 73% GOOD by the Gematriculator

Monday, August 21, 2006


Behind The Mask

Some boards I designed for an exhibit. More to be posted.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Monalisa Descending a Staircase

Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


215 Festival! News openly swiped from our site!

Amy Sedaris | I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence WITH John Hodgman | The Areas of My Expertise, John Coulton AND David Rees | Get Your War On!
Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 7:00PM
Central Library
Ticket Info: FREE. No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

The multi-talented Amy Sedaris is many things: actress (Comedy Central’s Strangers with Candy, Sex and the City), film star (Bewitched, Maid in Manhattan), and yes, David Sedaris’s sister. The movie version of Strangers with Candy, in which she stars alongside Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Sarah Jessica Parker and Philip Seymour Hoffman, recently played at your local theater. In I Like You, Sedaris serves up hospitality with a twist and includes the recipes for her popular cheese balls and cupcakes, sold at Joe Coffee in Manhattan.

A frequent guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and NPR’s This American Life, John Hodgman is the author of The Areas of My Expertise, an astounding compendium of faux truths. Dave Eggers comments, “His world is similar to our world, but better in that its geography is crossed by magic and hoboes and lies so odd and bold and true that they may even qualify as fiction.” The host and curator of the eclectic literature and music series, “The Little Gray Book Lectures,” Hodgman performs on stages nationwide and his writing appears in McSweeney’s, the New York Times and The Believer. He is also the PC guy in the Apple Commericals.

David Rees’s profane and irreverent political comic strip, Get Your War On, is seen by millions of readers online, in Rolling Stone, and other publications weekly. Biting satire coupled with a keen news sense are the hallmarks of Rees’s clip-art comics, which skewer both politicians and the media with dead aim.

Jonathan Coulton is the musical director of “The Little Gray Book Lectures,” for which he composes theme-appropriate music for nearly every show and also provides “the occasional quirky cover, haunting interlude, or graceful transition.” His full length CD is Smoking Monkey.

Amy Sedaris's Sort of Official Site

Amy Sedaris Rocks!

John Hodgman

Jonathan Coulton

David Rees


Steve Wozniak!! Here at the FLP!

Steve Wozniak | iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 2:00PM
Central Library
Ticket Info: FREE. No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

In 1975, a young engineering wizard, Steve Wozniak, created the first personal computer, the Apple I, and ignited the computer revolution. Ten years later, he received the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed upon American innovators. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and received the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”

I am beside myself with glee!

Steve's Site
Lecture Series

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


October Effigies

Around our house, Halloween is a sacred holiday that my son would make a religion if he could. The Boy has a nice collection of witches, black cats and various costume bits and bobs. As an artist, I want train his eye as it were not to spend his allowance on crappy decor but instead aspire to better things to collect. So I'm always looking for new things. And my GBRs, I've found a great one. October Effigies is the site of one Ms. Kerry Kate. She stitches together wonderful spells in the form of dolls. She calls them "Vintage Style Abnormal Dolls."

Take this sweet devil for example. She comes complete with a recipe right on her tummy!

This is a lovely Attic Doll. Crafted from oils, ink, paper and cotton. She reminds me of Lene Lovich, actually, which is probably why I covet her!

From her site: In addition to designing over 100 dolls and making and painting several hundreds by hand, Kerry Kate also designs and makes a line of stuffed print dolls that are for sale and are also available for wholesale. October Effigies has been featured in several films and upcoming features like MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM, BLACK DAHLIA and Silent Ghost Cinema's THE GHOST OF SLEEP. Publications including DOLL MAGAZINE, VIAL, DARK CULTURE MAGAZINE and SPIN. Her hand painted dolls have been sold and shown in galleries all over the world.

Monday, August 07, 2006


This just in from the Beeb

My friend Michael brought this to my attention:
Hunger Dictates Who Men Fancy

As a large woman this is not news to me. It always seemed that the men I attracted looked like they needed a good meal and GBR's, I am the Hungry Man Entree!

The Venus of Willendorf

Venus of Willendorf '91 - Harriet Casdin Silver

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


100 Actions - Register to Vote! has a post called "Register Someone to Vote" that's worth checking out...

Deadlines for voter registration vary from state to state, so it's important that you reach out to unregistered voters before it's too late.

We only have 98 days before the elections. Exercise one of your greatest rights; the right to vote. Don't forget all those that fought and died for your freedoms and if you want "D'uh W" out, VOTE!

"Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
Native and Chinese Americans Get the Vote
The Civil Right Movement
Pins from the Civil Rights Movement