Thursday, 31 December 2009

A great old timey Bike Video

Bicycle, unicycle, ultimate wheel and more. I love the sewing bike and the one that is like a train railway car.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Marzipan Babies

While I was looking for the original fake baby being shown off by a lady in a grocery store which I never did find, I found this even more bizarre video of  edible marzipan babies.

Fake Babies

I find these disturbing but to each their own. It's not so much the art of realistic sculpture I find odd, it's the women that 'pretend' their baby is real and show it off in malls and stores.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Attack of the Killer Bunnies

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Diseases Aren't Funny but...

Wow, if you mention any disease in a blog post you get interesting medical ads. Shows you how much money is in it. Just say cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, or anything of that ilk and here come the pill salesmen.
Now that I'm over 50 I notice so many TV ads target people over 50 for everything from erectile dysfuntion pills to adult diapers. How gross. Like vultures ready to swoop down on us with all kinds of potions.

More Absurd Things

Just off the top of my head at 3 AM here are some more absurd things:
1. The platypus
2. Places that hired blacked performers in the 50's and 60's, but didn't allow them to eat in the restaurants and hotels they were performing at.
3. Racism, it's just absurd, period. We should be judged on our character, not our color.
4. Colorism: If you don't know what that is, look it up.
5. All the women that want to be blonds. I don't know if they have more fun but we are making hair dye companies and beauty salons rich.
6. Teeth that don't grow back. That's crazy. Will someone please figure out a way to regrow teeth?
7. Expecting women to dress their age. We should be able to wear what we want. If you don't want to look at us, get a blindfold.
8. The Music Industry. Why do they get to pick who deserves publicity and who doesn't.
9. Ageism in Dancing. Dancing should be for everyone, not just skinny young women.
10. Insomnia How come I'm not in bed?

Yay Nanowrimo

I finished my Nanowrimo and entered the 50,050 words about 2 1/2 hours before the deadline on Nov. 30, 2009. It felt fantastic to be able to do that. It's my third or fourth try and I never succeeded before. So go me. Now if I could just get some readers for my blog.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Nanowrimo Final Days 2009

I'm working like crazy on today, trying to get my 50,000 words done before Nov. 3. I'm at about 32,000 words right now and taking a break. I lost a week due to a cold. But I'm doing my best to follow through with this project. I'm too far into it now to just up and quit.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Goodbye Soupy Sales

I wanted to give a little nod to one of the pioneers of comedy on TV. Soupy Sales passed on today to that great comedy club in the sky. I'm sure he'll have them rolling in the aisles. I was a mere child when his show was a big hit, but it must have made an impression because I remember him all these years later with his infectious smile. Don't forget to laugh today. It's good for your health.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Snake Oil Salesman

You know I didn't think I'd have much to put in this blog, but I guess life is even more absurd than I had at first thought. So here's a video for you. I've heard the song many times I'm sure, but I've never seen this music video.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

You Can Call Me Al

I laughed so hard. What could be more absurd than Paul Simon and Chevy Chase doing a duet?

Friday, 16 October 2009

Where is the Off Switch?

You know what is absurd? My sleeping schedule. It's almost 5 AM and here I am still wide awake. I haven't gone to bed  yet. Yesterday I slept until 10:30 after going to bed at 2:30 AM. I just have this restlessness. I want to make things but I feel too tired to really do them justice. But I'm going to force myself to turn off my computer and lay down at least. Any second I am. Really. Okay maybe just one photo first ...or two.
I just finished these two hats. One is knitted and one is crocheted. Do you think her head is full of random thoughts like mine is? She looks kinda like Cher when she met Sony. I got you babe.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Juggling Teddy Bears

Today I realized I've been juggling over 30 years. Wow! So here are some absurd juggling photos I took at the park today. Hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Face on a Zeppelin

AHA, I found the cloth zeppelin with a doll face I mentioned in an earlier post. It was one of the things that inspired me to do this blog. It's just after 3:33 in the video embedded here:

You know I paused the video and looked carefully, and I think it's a fish with a human face. LOL.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Life Can Be Colorful If You Know the Right People

I'm totally in love with the red fox and her ears. The Morris Dancers were from Long Beach CA. I'm tired from a busy day and of course the program is in the other room buried in one of my purses, and I can't remember their exact name. They were having so much fun. The event was Pagan Pride LA in the Whittier Narrows Park. Parking was $6 but admission was free w/ the donation of canned goods for the food bank. The weather was perfect. We were going to vend at this event but our plans never quite gelled. Maybe next year.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

I Remembered!

I like to think of our brains like a computer that can solve questions put to it while we sleep. Such was the case last night. Like I said in my last post, I couldn't remember where I'd heard the phrase "Theater of the Absurd" recently. But when I woke up I remembered! It was on a show about Czechslovakia by Rick Steves.  He was talking about the theater there and they watched a show about the theater of the absurd where a modern dancer in a white unitard had all these strange white cones attached to her costume that bobbled around as she danced. Definitely absurd.

First Post and What's Up With This?

A random series of events clicked for me and suddenly Theodora's Theater of the Absurd was born. A while back I was doing research for a name I could use while doing Steampunk events, and I chose the name Theodora. Then I decided to use the name as a vampire character for Vampire Wars. Then just a day or two ago, I heard the term 'theater of the absurd' somewhere. Now I can't remember where I heard it but I started thinking about my love for the absurd. And the list began to grow. I have to add things like Yellow Submarine and the Blue Meanies, this odd doll I saw on an Etsy video where it was like a zeppelin but had the face of a smiling girl, A book of surrealistic circus illustrations, the current revival of circus arts, my love of juggling, and being a mime in the past. And seeing the Salvador Dali exhibit at LACMA with my daughter.

In fact I would love to put on white face, take my hoop to a hoop meeting in a public park and spend the day hooping and never say a word to anyone. That's just the kind of absurdity I'm talking about. I don't fit in with other hoopers anyway, so why not do it my own way?