Jake Bourbon

Enjoying the view from the Texas Hill Country

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halloweencrafts:

DIY Spell and Potion Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, a glue gun, cardstock, paper towels etc… This DIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait until later to download it.

BRB, got work to do in the library.

halloweencrafts:

DIY Spell and Potion Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, a glue gun, cardstock, paper towels etc… This DIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait until later to download it.

BRB, got work to do in the library.

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"Suppose after all," he said, slowly, "that should prove to be right, and it all ends in your butterflies and morlocks. That doesn’t matter now. The effort’s real. It’s worth going on with. It’s worth it. It’s worth it—even then…."

I can see him now and hear his unmusical voice saying “The effort—the effort’s worth it,” and see the gesture of his clinched hand and the—how can I describe it? the friendly peering snarl of his face, like a man with the sun in his eyes. He sticks in my mind as that, as a very symbol of the creative will in man, in its limitations, its doubtful adequacy, its valiant persistence amid perplexities and confusions. He kneels out, assertive against his setting—and his setting is the White House with a background of all America.

H. G. Wells on his meeting in the White House with President Theodore Roosevelt, as recounted in The Future In America (1906). (via hyperwave)

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archiemcphee:

Alright, I’ll put an ad in the papers, “Wanted: kind home for enormous savage rodent! Answers to the name of Sybil.”

This awesome LEGO model of the Fawlty Towers hotel foyer was created by 21-year-old Cornell University student and LEGO builder Nathan Feist. It’s full of delightful details from the hysterical 1970s British sitcom about a dysfunctional little hotel in the seaside town of Torquay (on the ‘English Riviera’), written by and starring the inimitable John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth. Note the fire extinguisher, fire alarm, and the infamous moose head that hangs above the lobby desk (for now), complete with its broken antler.

Feist showed off his creation at BrickFair Virginia, but he says the model is actually still a work in progress:

'I plan to modify this and post another set of photos once I get some parts I don't yet own and will maybe even build the upstairs or exterior.'

Whatever you do, don’t go in there asking for a Waldorf salad.

[via Neatorama, Nerdist and The Daily Mail]

Nicely done. Moose and fire extinguisher are featured in the episode “The Germans”, one of the best of the best.

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Announced: Star Wars Armada

clevermove:

Announced: Star Wars Armada

Fantasy Flight Friday announced that it will release a new strategy game based on the Star Wars license, Star Wars Armada.

star wars armada box

The new game plays a bit like Fantasy Flight’s ongoing title, Star Wars X-wing at a larger scale. The action focusses on Star Wars’ enormous capital ships, which players control through a unique jointed movement stick.

Star Wars Armada includes smaller ships such as X-Wing…

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Early 2015. Looks like another must-buy from FFG, in time for the new wave of Rebellion-era TV and later era movies.

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amcinematheque:

The Universal Monsters are holding a party at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California this weekend!

UNIVERSAL MONSTER MASH

August 7 - 9 - Egyptian Theatre

All your scary favorites - Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, the Bride - will be haunting the Egyptian with a double feature and pair of triple features.

Universal is best known for their roster of monsters, and this is your chance to catch some of the most iconic movie horror figures on the big screen, all 35mm prints!

The Series:

Thursday, August 7 - 7:30PM

Introduction by Sara Karloff (daughter of Boris Karloff) and Bela Lugosi Jr. (son of Bela Lugosi), hosted by historian Scott Essman.      

Where I would be, were I in the LA area tonight.

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