Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Barbie - The Undead and more...

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So I looked for it again...Altered Barbies.
Why?  You may query?
One Halloween my eldest daughter gave up her small supply of
Barbies for decorations.  My friend's son Nick loved helping.
We did a ritual dismemberment with ketchup for blood
and a song that my daughter said
she made up (?)
"Barbie is dead!
We pulled off her head!
What about the body?
We flushed it down the potty!"

It is a strange kind of fun thing to make a plastic perfect diva go through dramatic character changes.

Ours was similar to this one below, but more dolls.
Call C.S.I. now Oh No it can't be!  BARRRBIE!
Ken is the primary suspect!

I thought if I were to create a series of altered Barbies and made the
Barbie-Q or a Shish Ka Barbie it would be one more thing to add
to my bio for getting a monthly "nut check" or worse getting put in 
a van by men in white! 

Here is what some people did to her:
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This next one was called Crystal Meth Barbie...
I dunno she has too many teeth and she needs to lose
some of that hair and have a couple of zits that look
bad that she obsessed over and made bleed or maybe
a pipe burn on her lip.
Link to Fugly.com

Years before Barbie debuted at the 1959 International Toy Fair, Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler came across a German sex doll named “Bild Lilli”. This pint-sized vamp was sold as a sexually suggestive gift for adults. Jack Ryan was hired as Barbie’s engineer. Toning down the German doll’s risqué image to be more suitable for children was not on Ryan’s agenda. To the contrary, he often boasted how this new doll was his ideal sexual fantasy, and all other women should start taking notes.

(source: http://stilettorevolt.com/2009/03/the-sex-lies-behind-barbie-2/)
Jack Ryan oh look at his wife Zza Zza!
 Jack Ryan also invented Hot Wheels.

In 1993 a group calling itself the "Barbie Liberation Organization" secretly modified a group of Barbie dolls by implanting voice boxes from G.I. Joe dolls, then returning the Barbies to the toy stores from where they were purchased. (source:wiki)  I missed that. The B.L.O. has it's own website!

Click on the bald GI Barbie head to go to BLO web!

And Barbie pieces can be used in the artistic motif:
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This is one of the many entries at Altered Barbie 2010 MUST SEE!

Click on the (Photo source) beneath the pics to link to their webs.
The Altered Barbie 2010 had so many entries and they are selling them. The one I linked above is called Trophies and sells for $450!

I must have a psychic feel for the bizzarre because as I type there is the above linked event going on in San Francisco.  It is a really entertaining site if this sort of thing entertains you.  In life, I met a Lesbian who blames her mother for making her that way by giving her a Barbie (sans Ken) and then never buying her any clothes.  She said in life she is never satisfied because of the fact all the boobies in real life have nipples. LOL I am just fucking with you or am I sharing a latent memory...

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Thanks for stopping by. Happy Harvest!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Practical Magic Blog Partying!


I am so happy to participate in the PMBP.  I loved blog spying on the many witchy, crafty, magical, and all so artsy blogs.  I don't want to miss any of them.  I have learned a thing or two as well.  Thank you for being there!  Thank you for stopping by my blog, as well! I have found a font of romantics and I am smiling slowly as I appreciate the blogs I have spied.

The movie "Practical Magic" is the topic of this blog post for the purposes of the "Practical Magic Blog Party".

The movie starts out with the two major characters Sally and Gillian Owens, two young girls heir to a family curse started by their ancestor Maria who was also the progenitor of their special gift-Magic.

Maria was persecuted and almost hanged, but magic set her free. She was banished to the island where the movie takes place, left waiting for the father of her unborn child. Angered and heartbroken that her lover had left her alone, Maria casts a spell upon herself to never fall in love again. So powerful was her magic and so intense her sadness, this spell twist into a curse for all the women in her family. Any man who fell in love with an Owen woman would die.
 Historically, love and passion have represented strong mojo!  True love being the most desired and imagined.

some how the video that is embedded here is now blocked. It seems that using movie clips is being better controlled now a days. YouTube has the video I posted here, but it is not embeddable.

T R U E   L O V E    /    A M A S   V E R I T A S

1.  The Moon

The moon has a powerful allure -- it is full of beauty, legend, myth and romance.
Age old magic in the promise of love has it's varied incantations that need to be in place upon the New Moon.  This magic is imagined that the moon (dark) that has no face is symbolic of the mystery of the face of one's love that will become shown as in the waxing of the Moon.
Wiccan belief keeps in line with this folklore.  Performance of the New Moon Ritual helps manifest that which is desired.  It is considered a time of recharging and new beginnings.

Many a mother has passed on the following ritual whether she be a witch or not:

Young girls would upon first gaze repeat a poem in anticipation of true love or hold a pebble while reciting and then put it under their pillow.
    New moon, moon,
    Hail unto thee!
    In my sleep upon my bed,
    May the one I am to wed
    In my dreams smile on me.
(this following one my mother taught my sister and I)

             New moon, true moon, true and trusty,
            Tell me who my true love must be.

(strangely enough as I read this next one, a bird was crying out)
New moon, new moon, true and bright,
If I have a lover let me dream of him tonight.
If I am to marry far, let me hear a bird cry;
If I am to marry near, let me hear a cow low;
If I am to marry never, let me hear a hammer knock.
(and it happened again as I previewed and read it!)

2.  The Kiss

Every young girl is just a princess wishing for the enchantment of True Love and Happily Ever After.
Even the strongest of sorceress has no power over the magic of  True Love's Kiss.

Some added folklore trivia about kisses: 
For a girl to meet her sweetheart or to kiss him for the first time under the light of a new moon is considered to be exceptionally lucky, for it means that she will soon become his bride, that their marriage will be blessed with undying love, and that neither of them will know the pinch of poverty.

* A kiss on the forehead means that he respects your intellect.
* A kiss on the cheek - admiration of beauty.
* A kiss on nose - awkwardness.
* A kiss on chin shows that he appreciates something you did.
* A kiss on hand shows timidity and homage.
* A kiss on lips signifies love.
* A short kiss means carelessness.
* All who kiss the bride after the ceremony and before the husband does again will have good luck for entire year.
* If two brides kiss at their first meeting after marriage, their wedded lives will be full of happiness.

Love and the desire for True Love/ Amas Veritas is magic in itself. 

*Thanks to the "Google Image Search" for the availability of images to make my blog possible.  I am using these images in good intention and not claiming ownership.
*Most images are linked to the source as a courtesy to the owners.
*Thanks to "Fliiby" for an embeddable Practical Magic movie clip.
*Thank to the Practical Magic Party Hostess "La Boheme Magique" I had a very good friend in high school named Justina.   I am on a god awful diet, and those Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies will be my holiday cheat treats soon to come!

Stir the caulderon with your witchy cursor
then tap it to return to the party links!

Practical Magic Blog Party

Friday, September 24, 2010

Answer to the "Who Is This Rock Star" Game.

I couldn't put it any simpler and clearer than the "wiki" on Pink Floyd.
Not to mention that when you copy and paste wiki links are teleported fully functional!
"Pink Floyd were formed in 1965, and originally consisted of university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. The group were a popular fixture on London's underground music scene, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles, "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play", and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. In 1968, guitarist and singer David Gilmour joined the line-up. Barrett was soon removed, due to his increasingly erratic behaviour. Following Barrett's departure, bass player and singer Roger Waters became the band's lyricist and conceptual leader, with Gilmour assuming lead guitar and much of the vocals. With this line-up, Floyd went on to achieve worldwide critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall."
"The name Pink Floyd is derived from the given names of two blues musicians whose records Barrett had in his collection, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council

The Division Bell is a collaboration of a lyrical think tank including Gilmour, Polly Samson, Richard Wright, and Nick Laird-Clowes. Polly became Polly Gilmour after the album. She is an accredited author on her own merits. "Black Country Girl In Red China" is a memoir written by her mother of her time serving in Mao Zedong's Red Army.
Click here to see Gilmour's lovely wife's bio

Richard Wright did the lead vocals on the song he wrote on the album "Wearing the Inside Out", his first lead since the '70's. Nick Laird-Clowes is a good friend of Gilmour and has a strong British musical bio.

Nick was in the band "Dream Theatre", but the most interesting info about him was that he went to a monastery in the Himalayas to recover from drug abuse.  Must be nice...much better than the Betty Ford Center!

This album had bad reviews when it was released. I believe it to be one of the best and most unappreciated in the Pink Floyd discography. 

*Wikipedia Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License;

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Name This Rockstar Game!

He is my all around favorite musician!
Let's play name this rockstar!

Use the comment section for your answer!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My search for a Barbieque image almost satisfied!

Found it via "next blog" button.  The button is located above my blog header on the left hand side listed next to the blogger search bar with other button options.  To find such a find after blogging a few posts ago that I was in search of a Barbieque pic!  This is a Barbieboil?  Cannibal Trolls?  OMG  I guess the thing to do is to produce my own Barbieque pic and while I am at it, my own BarbieKabob, WTF why not just a series of barbie mutilation photos?

Give me some time to dig up some barbies at the thrift store.  I will photo gallery this production on my blog in the near future.  Hopefully before Christmas...

The blog that has this posted is badged below or you can use the side bar badge I also have.   It is a personal blog of a gentleman who likes vintage rock.  I clicked follow because it is a common interest.

Blast From The Past-Blowin' In The WindBlast From The Past-Blowin In The Wind

I do like vintage rock, but one day back in the late 80's I turned the channel.  I heard this band that sounded good, and wondered what it was.  I thought it sounded like an angry Jethro Tull.  It ended up being Metallica!  Oh yeah I liked the speed metal and the emotion in the singing.  It is actually not unlike Jethro Tull.  When Ian Anderson plays the flute they do not edit his deep breaths and you hear this deep groan that I must confess in my youth it was sort of a turn on.  His British accent sweat and a grunt for breath...hey that all it took back in the day when my blossoms were fresh,sweet and vibrant!

The part with the gasping and moaning starts with the flute solo on this album version of "Locomotive Breath" around 2:45 into the video.

In my search for embeds of Metallica and Jethro Tull I found this awesome animation.
I love animation because it is art in motion.  YouTube is hard to navigate for specific genre.
I suggest to click this link for Aniboom to see some great animation creations.  They also have some great competitions.  You will see a runner up for the In Rainbows Animated Video Competition included below as well.  I like RadioHead..  I like the song.  Check it out!

Watch more cool animation and creative cartoons at Aniboom

and that is where my surfing took me today....

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kill Em' All! your computer will be thankful!

I read a very informative blog (see the badge on my sidebar to Mullins' Weblog) post on flash LSO cookies.
You should read it and take measures to rid your self of those nasty fuckers.  The weblog has many links to useful utilities that you need to protect your computer from garbage and privacy threats.  The blog owner Bill Mullins is active on it, so if you comment, he will get back to you.
His links are too numerous to link here even if I wanted to.  Just click on the badge on my side bar or below here to go there and decide what you might want to use yourself.

Bill Mullins' Weblog-Tech Thoughts


Another thing I hate are toolbars that I don't want.

Click here for the Multi Toolbar Remover download

3 Dead Rockstars...my video choices

I have been out of the rock news loop. I know these guys died, but my search efforts tonight was to research how and when and then choose the pics to embed on my blog tonight.

1.  Bon Scott from AC/DC-  Bon Scott died choking on his
own vomit when he was passed out from an alcohol overdose in his
friends Renault 5 ( a French car).  The album they were working on
ended up being named "Back In Black" with new lead Brian Johnson
who had an astonishingly similar voice to that of Bon.

2.  Brad Nowell:  no need to explain...Love IS what I got for this artist.
Friday was the 9th anniversary of Lou Dog's death.  Lou Dog was taken
care of by Michael "Miguel" Happoldt Nowell's friend and producer after
Nowell died from a heroin overdose (five days after he was married) on
May 25th, 1996.

3.  Lynn Strait lead singer of Snot.
Their first album, Get Some, was introduced in the spring of 1997 featuring a picture of Dobbs balancing a lemon on his nose on the cover. Lynn had just finished writing nine songs for his second album. Lynn had always suffered from Tourette Syndrome, but it was only recently diagnosed. When he found out he got a recording contract he said " Good.  Now I can order cheese on my Whopper".

Lynn and his dog Dobbs died in a car accident Dec 11, 1998.