Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of activated almond milk with added full moon energy. Haere Mai and welcome to another edition to 10 Interesting Things, a collection of ragamuffin and rebellious things from the good ole’ webs that can’t really be neatly categorised. I hope you enjoy.
With thanks to the always interesting blogger Miscellaneous Details.
A 25-year-old PhD student just convinced Lego to mass-produce Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ as an official toy kit – Artnet News
The kit is the brainchild of Truman Cheng, a 25-year-old PhD student from Hong Kong, who submitted the idea to Lego Ideas, which allows fans of the colorful construction toys to share their suggestions for future Lego kits.
Expect a mix of obscure 80’s bands, Australian pub rock, punk, post-punk, new wave, metal, pop, new romantic and everything in between. The highlights for me were: Grace Jones, Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, The Angels, Australian Crawl, Flowers, Peter Gabriel and Ultravox. However there is something for everyone to enjoy here, even if you weren’t a child of the 80’s. From the amazing music blog A 1000 Mistakes.
Continuing with the 80’s vibe, Brian Lageose blogger of Bonnywood Manor helps people young and old to recall what it was like to live through the 80’s. I was only a little kid but I can still remember the music and also the fashion…oh the fashion! Here is some of Brian’s epic list. He has many other cool lists too.
- Trying to stonewash my own jeans, using bleach, because buying the real thing was too damn expensive. (And failing miserably with the home-school fashion update, reducing the denim to the consistency of mosquito netting.)
- Wondering if Madonna will ever be able to do anything to top the “Like A Virgin” performance at the MTV Awards, where she rolled her ass around on stage in a wedding dress. Little did we know that she was just embarking on her mission of world domination, incessant hairstyle changes, and a burning desire to show her uncensored burning desire in the metal “Sex” book that surfed coffee tables for a few years there. (And no, the carpet did not match the drapes.)
- Watching “16 Candles” and thinking that the scene where Molly Ringwald gets both the hot guy and the birthday cake while sitting on a dining room table, as a Thompson Twins song plays in the background, was the most romantic thing ever. Of course, this completely doomed the satisfaction prospect of any relationship I would have from that point forward.
They may not have had modern technology or 3D modelling but they still knew how to make things look symmetrical and beautiful. Via Reddit
Frankenstein a film from 1910 restored to HD in 2017
How to sex-up tax time…with an R&B song
It’s almost tax time in New Zealand, are you ready for your sensible deductions, or to put in for salary deductions?
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