Monthly Archive for March, 2005

It’s a walk-off!

Someone at work mentioned something to me after seeing our birth announcements. Something that’s got me a bit worried – My newborn daughter’s eerie resemblance to Derek Zoolander. Here’s the troubling side-by side comparo:

Eleni's Blue Steel look  The Original Blue Steel look

“I’m thinking – I’m hot, I’m sexy, I’m naughty, I’m coy, I’m scared, I’m an asteroid hurtling to the center of the earth about to blow up….big time.”

Could it be due to some kind of crazy mix up at the hospital? Doubtful, since Eleni was born thousands of miles away from the supermodel runways of New York. Plus, if Zoolander isn’t gay like most of his ilk, he’s probably way too into himself to commit to a relationship or children. That’s a relief, because she certainly has Zoolander’s infamous “Blue Steel” look down. Could this portend a big money, modelling future for her where she buys a Greek Island for her parents to retire on?

The Blob

When I was a young lad, the 1950s classic, B&W horror flick, The Blob, made for a few nightmare-filled nights for me. It was a little cheesey, and I don’t quite remember why people didn’t just sidestep the thing, but it’s still cool to this day.

There was a ridiculous item in the UK news today where they are taking off the air, a clever ad based on The Blob. The ad is for the yeast extract spread called Marmite, with the catch phrase, “You either love it or hate it”. It shows citizens of an English town either running away in horror from it, or hypnotically gazing at it before they throw themselves into it. It’s really an excellent and entertaining ad and appropriate for the product (I personally hate it, AussieGirl loves its Australian equivalent – Vegamite).

Anyway, the ad supposedly distressed the kiddies (they received a whopping 6 complaints), so they’ll be removing it from all children’s programming. Pretty lame. Stuff like The Blob and being scared of it is part of growing up. And it’s really puzzling considering the video games and violent toons that are out there.


…the little lady that will control and consume AussieGirl’s and my life for the foreseeable future. This is our homemade Birth Announcement.

Eleni Theoni Politis
Click on it for a larger version.

A wee bit late, but if you saw how much poop this little thing puts out, you’d understand that we have time for little else besides cleaning, feeding, and comforting her. She’d make Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, proud. Heck, with the noises that come out of her, the Gaseous Weiner would be a huge Eleni fan as well.

I’ve put a 1.2Mb jpg version on my server for family that may want to download and print out. Right-click and select Save Link As… here. It’s designed to be printed at 5×5 inches and 600dpi.

Uhh, is that web-cam on?

The NY Times’ title says it all: Internet Fame Is Cruel Mistress for a Dancer of the Numa Numa. Damn funny video, but in my book the Star Wars Kid still rules the roost of web-enabled embarassment. Where do they get these people?