Colossal is one of the largest art, design, and culture blogs on the web, and I’ve been a big fan for ages. The trouble is I mainly use an RSS reader to keep up-to-date with its posts, rather than visiting it directly, and so I can easily mess changes to the design or layout of its website.
Take the ‘Editor’s Pick’ collections, for example, and this one — the best of humour.
Some invaluable advice here from novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby.
Eight excuses I have told my son to use for his failure to hand in English homework, excuses I have learned are acceptable during a thirty-year career in journalism, books, and film
Dear Mrs D, I’m sorry I haven’t done my homework, but my homework diary is currently full, and I’m not looking to take on anything else right now.
Terry Border’s whimsical ‘Wiry limbs, paper backs’ series
Books come to life as characters of themselves.
They make a great collection, though I don’t think they’ll want to hang around on your bookshelf for long.
The Amazon Mr Men reviews
Hamilton Richardson (London) likes reviewing Mr Men books on Amazon – these are the highlights so far.
I remember as a kid reading these books and through them learning the phrase ‘for instance’. That was about my level. I certainly didn’t pick up any of these issues. For instance,
“For indeed, what does he come face-to-face with at the foot of these stairs but his own repressed sadness? This comes in the form of his miserable alter ego – physically identical, polar opposite in mood. It is only through this confrontation with the shadow that his unsuitable persona can find authentic resolution and true integration of the self can be achieved. These archetypes are quite literally brought to light as Mr Happy coaxes Mr Miserable up to the surface and into view of the conscious mind in a climax of now genuine peace and bliss.”
This cartoon by Bob Mankoff really tickled me. I’ve never seen it before but it turns out it’s a ‘pop culture classic’. Brainpickings reviews the artist’s memoirs of the same name.
Rejection as creative catalyst: a lesson in entrepreneurship from New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff
A tale of finding art in the absurd and entrepreneurial spark in the rejected.
Action Movie Kid: DreamWorks dad Daniel Hashimoto turns toddler son into lightsaber-wielding CGI superhero
A dad has turned his young son into a lightsaber-wielding, telekinesis-mastering pyromaniac on YouTube. His secret? He works as an after effects artists for DreamWorks.
Yes I think we can safely say that all of us dads are more than a little jealous of this guy’s skills.
Baby trashes bar in Las Palmas
So funny. Surprisingly effective.