Monday, February 21, 2011

Lucky Monkeys

Do not adjust your set. Yes, this is exactly what it appears to be:

A Sea Monkeys Slot Machine! Hereafter known as SM Squared. It's true! And it's the cool sea monkeys with crowns. I played this exact machine and won $45.

Imagine my excitement as the reels spun and sea monkeys in all varieties went flying by. It was almost too much to bear.

After I won on this machine we went off and did other things, then I wanted to come back. But others had found the joy of the SM Squared so I had to sort of lurk and stalk. In the whole casino, there were only two SM squareds.

It would have been better if I hadn't scared that lady off since I quickly lost money the second time around. Sea Monkeys are fickle.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Animal Crackers-Not For Children Any More

Just a few short years ago, the Super Bowl halftime show was under fire for Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's performance and bodice-ripping. A family friendly event was now the latest vehicle for sexual more-pushing (that's supposed to be "mor-ay"). Or so it was suspected.

I didn't really pay much attention to the flap (so to speak). However, with this latest discovery, perhaps there is some type of secret agenda after all:

Draw your own conspiracies.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Florida - Have a Tree-ific Day!

Just what have I been doing down here, you ask? Even if you didn't, here are some of the sights. The next four are from the Kite Festival on Treasure Island. Apart from the teams who flew kites in the "double string ballet competition" (think synchronized swimming with kites) it was a normal event.

Treasure Island used to have a lot more "kitsch" than it does now. However, there are still photo opportunties:

Pirates will be pirates, though, and this one's sign reads "Do Not Climb Pirate." It's like they know me.

There are many entrepreneurs trying to make a living. Pamphlets and business cards are left on my door often. However, my favorite is this hand written piece of paper. Note how I cleverly blocked out there phone number with lipstick (although I guess they'd welcome any phone calls). The last line is my favorite: "Have a tree-ific day." Thanks, I will now.

Then there's this disturbing figurine that looks like a teddy bear in a housedress and slippers hanging out with its duck friend. Those are all the words I have for this.