Hummingbird Hat

November 8, 2009

This guy made a hummingbird hat. A pair of hummingbird feeders cantilevered off a bike helmet. Yeah, exactly what it sounds like. I can’t stop watching this video. The expression on his face. The thumbs-up. It’s like he’s sticking it to every jerk who ever made fun of his Tilley hat and recumbent bike in high school. This is what those inspirational posters mean when they say you should FIND YOUR BLISS.

ROY FOUND HIS BLISS AND HIS BLISS LOOKS LIKE THREE HUMMINGBIRDS FLITTING AROUND HIS BIKE-HELMETED FACE ON A QUIET AFTERNOON AT THE COTTAGE.

(also: there is birdshit on his shoulder.)

(also: on his chest. just saying.)

(also: i want a hummingbird hat, please.)

(also: some hummingbirds.)

Via Regretsy.


Etsy, Regretsy.

October 21, 2009

Etsy is a marketplace website where individuals can sell stuff- usually handmade items or vintage finds. It’s awesome- I bought Scott a cool hand-printed necktie from this Etsy shop for Xmas, for example. But not everyone in this world has good taste (I know this because of reality television). Enter Regretsy, where the tagline is “Handmade? It looks like you made it with your feet.” Check it out for tons of crappy crafts and searing commentary. Much of it’s NSFW, by the way.

Wow, thanks so much for “upcycling” this orange peel. Really it’s just so great. Hey, did you know that orange peels are biodegradable, and completely disappear in about a month? True story. Of course now that you varnished it and hot glued it to a bobby pin, it’s going to be in a landfill for fifty years.

Wow, thanks so much for “upcycling” this orange peel. Really it’s just so great. Hey, did you know that orange peels are biodegradable, and completely disappear in about a month? True story. Of course now that you varnished it and hot glued it to a bobby pin, it’s going to be in a landfill for fifty years.

Thanks to Peneycad, who found this link ELEVEN DAYS AGO (the site’s now being featured all over the interweb). That girl is like a canary in a mineshaft of cool stuff.