September 09, 2008

Introducing...The Brat

As most of you have surmised, I am a much better reader of blogs than I am a writer of blogs. Even though I realize how difficult it is to turn out a good blog (as I try and try to no avail), being an avid reader of blogs gives me carte blanche to criticize what is out there in the blogosphere. OK, not really. But if you are a reader of many blogs, you know there blogs for every interest. Mommy blogs, daddy blogs, news blogs, political blogs, Hollywood entertainment blogs. The list goes on and on.

And because I have my little hole in cyberspace to freely state my opinions, I'd like to say that one of my favorite blogs to read are the craft blogs. Not only do I get lots of good ideas on how to make things and thus label myself an artist, I find lots of craft blogs very easy to make fun of.

This entry has got to be my favorite of all time. I don't even remember the name of the blog, but the creative person behind the blog decided she would like to recycle her old shoulder pads from the '80s. First of all, I can't relate to removable shoulder pads because I'm built like a linebacker and have no need to make my shoulders any broader than they already are. Second of all, why would you save something like removable shoulder pads for twenty years? Third of all, why would you be compelled to recycle them instead of just throwing them away. It's like recycling your stinky underpants. No one does that. Except maybe this person.

So she gets the brilliant idea to transform her shoulder pads into none other than...hats! Beautiful cocktail hats! Check it out:

Very stylish, don't you think? Like something out of '20s Hollywood. She should be smoking a cigarette from a long holder. The hat should have a net veil over the eyes, don't you think? Oh wait, she decided to make another one with fringe on it:

How can she even see through that thing? Is this woman for real? I don't get it. And here's the thing that really escapes me. She embellishes shoulder pads that, in their original state, look very much like the cups of an underwire bra. See?

So I've decided to go into the millinary business myself. It's a bra, it's a hat. It's a Brat!

Look for them at finer department stores.

Go ahead. Make fun of this blog. I deserve it.

September 05, 2008

Holy Rosaries! Has The World Gone Mad?!

I think I just had a little stroke. This video completely freaked me and my Catholic upbringing right out. So Fr. Monk looks like he could belong to ZZ Top, but doing the index/pinky pointy thing with his hands in the robe tied with rope is just wrong. Gregorian chants be damned, I guess.