Sunday, May 21, 2017

Baby M presents "Guillermo Del Toro"

Hi all. Baby M here! I’m taking over to show off a cool exhibit I went to this past Saturday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Guillermo del Toro is the mastermind behind great movies such as Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak. He is a huge fan of monsters and horror and has a whole house (called the Bleak House) that is solely dedicated to his collection of artifacts, books, paintings, etc that he has collected or made over the years. The MIA was lucky enough to display some of his collection and I was lucky enough to be able to go.

There were some amazing things on display: life size models from Pan’s Labyrinth, concept art from Disney movies, lots of interesting paintings that I could see Lady M wanting to hang in her house. 

(Be warned, tons of pictures are below. Some of them aren't super great quality).

 Concept art for Pinocchio

 Inspiration for the faun in Pan's Labyrinth

 He is also a huge comic book fan

 This was one of my favorite paintings there
This guy said bye to us as we left the exhibit

Thanks everyone for reading!! Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Right-Wing Confusion Runs Rampant in Their Invented 'War on Christmas' @alternet

Right-Wing Confusion Runs Rampant in Their Invented 'War on Christmas' @alternet: The American Family Association and Liberty Counsel have released dueling “Naughty or Nice” lists.

Seriously though I love this last paragraph:

"Hopefully, next year AFA and Liberty Counsel can iron out this discrepancy so that conservative Christian consumers can know whether they stores they are patronizing are good, God-fearing businesses or evil misanthropes intent on subjecting Americans to the unimaginable horror of being wished a happy holiday."

Tee hee -the unimaginable horror!  If only they knew about Creepmas......

Monday, November 14, 2016

His Lordship Cometh

His Lordship has been away for sometime visiting his motherland.  While I am glad he got to go, I have missed him.  Weathering the pain of election results without my better half was lonely. 

You may ask why he is "His Lordship".  He was the next in line to inherit the family estate.  Alas, he was born a year to late. 
 So he remains a Laird without any land.  But to me, he will always be His Lordship. Welcome home darling.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Down in the Dumps

It is hard to be happy these days - first there were the post Halloween blues and now the post election blues.  The nightmare is just beginning and unfortunately, it is not something a haunter has created in their front yard.

I would like to return to an earlier time, a happier time - that is, two weeks ago. So here are some images of Halloween 2016.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

And the Winner is....

It was rigged I tell you, rigged.  Some of the most boring skeletons won, one of which I never saw because it was not visible from the street.  But I will tell you what all these skeletons had in common - a voting box in the store that sponsored them.  So the store could encourage tourist to vote for their skeleton.  Most places with a skeleton did not have a voting box, requiring the voter to remember the skeletons number, walk to a place with a box and cast a ballot.  So here are the result of the skeleton election:

1st Place Manitou Outpost and Gallery

I mean he's ok but compared to quality of some of the others?  First place? Are you kidding me?

 2nd Place
Goldminers Nuts & Candy

 I did not even see this skeleton.  While he's cute, he was not visible from the street through the window, which should have hurt his chances.  But low and behold, they had a voting box.

 3rd Place Mountain High Gallery and Gifts

I mean this is just a cluster-f*^%.  It is so bad they had to put a sign next to it to explain what it was.

So I will present Lady M's picks for best skeletons with honorable mentions.

First place - LeGrande Boutique's floating angel

Second Place - Brazen Bee's beautiful dreamer

Third Place - La Henna Boheme henna painted skeleton

Honorable Mentions:
There were so many great skeletons who should have easily beaten the top three and I would not have been bitter if any of these skeletons had won.

So I will take this up with the Chamber of Commerce for next year as I do not believe the voting was fair and needs to be revised.