The Throes of Adulthood

Calvin and Jobs

(Via Phil.)

“How precious was that while.” —Piers Anthony

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Slayer Za

Slayer Pizza

(Via Loudwire.)

Aka, Todd and the Pizza of Pure Evil, if you’re a metal-head, then John Hurkes’ Slayer pizza is totally the pizza for you. Really:

The flour was stone ground from 350 communion wafers and kneaded together on an altar of sacrifice.

(On the topic of pizza, if you can do without the communion wafers and ritual sacrifice, get thee to the Eclipse Pizza Co. in Reno. It’s hardly metal, but it is darned good.)

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They're turtles...and they're shooting pool!!!

(Via Texas Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)

“Its Friday Night in Laredo and the Texas Turtles are having a little fun before tomorrow at South Texas Collector’s Expo!!!”

Oh, to glance over my shoulder while having a drink at the bar…and to see this!!! #MindBlown (Anyone in the Laredo area, I envy you and your physical proximity to tomorrow’s South Texas Collector’s Expo.)

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Friday Fitspiration


(Via Shawn Johnson.)

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to; it’s not for them.”

#Beastmode activated, thanks to the ever-inspirational Miss Johnson. ;)

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Howard T. Duck

Howard T. Duck

(Via deviantART.)

“Alright, people—and I use the word derogatarily—we can do this the wrong way or my way!” —Howard T. Duck

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Lego Pitfall

Lego Pitfall!

(Via Killer Kitsch.)

From a long-ago and far-away place whence Minecraftian creations were assembled by the laying of hands onto square-shaped, interlocking plastic bricks sometimes augmented by Lincoln Logs. ;)

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Epic CVS

CVS Golden Gate Theater

I stopped in at the most epic CVS drug store ever to pick up some motion sickness pills, and was treated to an odd mix of fluorescent lighting, art deco, and Phil Collins music playing over the PA. It was the most fun I ever had buying medication while simultaneously traveling through time.

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Princess Thor

Princess Thor

(Via Eric Ravenscraft.)

This looks like a job for Captain Jamie Kirk—ie, “if it exists, it can be cosplayed.”

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Because even Bigfoot shows up if you wait long enough…

Bill Watterson sighting in Pearls Before Swine

(Via Stephan Pastis.)

Recognize the artwork in that Pearls Before Swine second panel? Someone special drew that. Someone without whom countless childhoods spent reading the Sunday paper would have been all for naught. Here’s a hint:

The idea I proposed was that instead of having me get hit on the head, I would pretend that Pearls was being drawn by a precocious second grader who thought my art was crap. I named her “Libby,” which I then shorted to “Lib.” (Hint, hint: It’s almost “Bill” backwards.)

Follow the link, read Stephan’s story…and bask in the awesomeness that is the return of Mr. Bigfoot himself to the daily comics. Sort of.

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Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits

(Via Brain Pickings.)

Maria Popova, Wendy MacNaughton, and the creative team at Accurat have designed a nifty visualization of writer wakeup times as related to their overall productivity—for no other reason than to express an endless fascination with authors and the way they write.

The most important point, perhaps, is a meta one: A reminder that no specific routine guarantees success, and the only thing that matters is having a routine and the persistence implicit to one.

In other words, the more you write, the more likely you are to continue writing, and the higher the possibility that you will one day be paid for it.

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