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March 05, 2007

Charlton's Choices

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

For a while now, I've been collecting links from Charlton Griffin, a resourceful, witty, and generous websurfer. The time has come to share 'em with the wider world.

* Canadian sand sculptures: clearly one of the major art forms of our day.

* Here's a hilariouis recent case of forgery. I want one of those bills.

* Make your own "For Dummies" book jacket here.

* Oh dear ...

* Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie make sense of language.

* Santa? Let's try that one more time, OK?

* Friends don't let friends swap heads.

* Watch what a professional Photoshopper is capable of.

* Andy McKee has his own way of making a guitar sing.

* As long as we're on the subject of the art of interviewing ...

* The long-awaited merger between technology and biology has arrived.

* Some actors do a kind of karaoke / re-enactment to a famous bootleg audiotape of Orson Welles being difficult at a radio-commercial-recording session. And here's a plastered Orson making a hash of a Paul Masson ad shoot. Lordy: Imagine what it must have been like to direct Orson on one of his off days.

* Bugs' bones.

* There was always something a little spooky about Mary Poppins, wasn't there?

* Let's see: Shall I drop acid? Or shall I watch a Bollywood song-and-dance routine instead?

Some terrific news from Charlton is that XM radio will be broadcasting some of his audiobooks, starting about now. Yet more reason to subscribe to satellite radio. Here's a complete list of the audiobooks Charlton has produced and recorded. You can buy and download them from Audible and from the iTunes store.



posted by Michael at March 5, 2007


The Fry-Laurie colloquy is hysterical. Thanks for the link.

Posted by: ricpic on March 5, 2007 9:38 AM

Hey Michael, this is WAY off-topic, but you did a posting a while back about a "Book of Quotes" that you liked and I can no longer find it. Do you remember what it was?


Posted by: Ian Lewis on March 5, 2007 10:46 AM


(oops, I first posted this to the wrong blog entry below.)

* Watch what a professional Photoshopper is capable of.

I LOVE it!!

She's now ready for! (Or as ready as it's gonna get.)

(Though, actually almost all of this could have been accomplished with professional level makeup and styling, or more on the styling front. I.e. -- how bought trying tight spiral curls on the old girl? Might look kinda cute and racy. Not sure.)

Posted by: dougjnn on March 5, 2007 4:32 PM

The "Bollywood" clip linked here is actually from a Tamil-language movie made in Madras aka, Chennai. The dancer is the amazing Prahbu Deva [], one of India's flashiest choreographers. Worth more than a snarky chuckle, I think.

Posted by: David C. on March 6, 2007 9:41 AM

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