2010-04-28

If you love magic, you'll love Toronto in June

From the Magicana blog, sharing wonder:

For ten extraordinary days in June, Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity with Luminato. This annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, literature, music, food, dance, celebrations, visual arts, fashion, film will now feature magic.


The Masters of Magic, brings four of the world’s master magicians to Luminato to highlight one of the world’s oldest performing arts.



Spain’s Juan Tamariz will demonstrate his skillful minimalist and improvisational magic in not one, but three languages! The maestro will performs one show each in Spanish, English, and French.

Charismatic mentalist Max Maven, once described by Orson Welles as “the most original mind in magic,” will display his skill as a master mind reader, while Mac King, a humourist with a magical bent, will use his blend of magic and comedy to enchant viewers of all ages.

Meanwhile, Bob Sheets brings his own brand of manic comic showmanship to the streets of Toronto in a series of free performances.

Complete details can be found at sharing wonder.


2010-04-27

The 10th Doctor and Captain Picard do Hamlet

From the PBS website:

Shakespeare’s immortal “To be, or not to be” takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors David Tennant and (recently-knighted) Sir Patrick Stewart reprise their roles for a modern-dress, film-for-television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2008 stage production of Hamlet. The production will be presented on PBS by the Great Performances series on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings)


Image from TennantNews.blogspot.com




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2010-04-22

Geek, nerd or dork?

I wish I'd thought of this ...



[h/t: sed contra via great white shark ]


2010-04-21

MLF&H: Glee fan? WWMD?





Orders placed for Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!® before midnight today (April 21st) with WWMD in the comments field will receive FREE & limited edition WWMD stickers! Spread the word to your Gleek friends! (pacific time).

[h/t: Mabel's Facebook Fan Page]

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2010-04-20

"You're Scottish. Fry something."

If you don't know where that line comes from, then you haven't seen The Eleventh Hour.

What are you waiting for? You can watch it online, at Spacecast.com, right now!




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2010-04-17

NSFB

You may need to pay more attention to this if your friends frequently say things like, "Please don't post anything about this conversation."

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2010-04-16

The eleventh hour

Shout out to Space, the Canadian TV station hosting Doctor Who. According to the website, they'll be starting the new season, featuring Matt Smith, starting this Saturday! (And hopefully, they'll continue to host the episodes online as well.) [h/t: The Doctor Who Blog]

Also from The Doctor Who Blog:

Season Fnarg of Doctor Who premieres on Space on 17 April, and for every person who doesn’t watch it, a unicorn will die. It’s in good hands here in Canada, and your blogger for one would heartily encourage all those reading this to support it at its new home for as long as its new home is happy to support it.

I had the good fortune to watch Matt Smith in Party Animals when it aired on TVO and I'm confident he'll do brilliantly in his new role!

For those who are interested, Matt Smith was interviewed by Jian Ghomeshi on CBC One yesterday. You can find the podcast here (Matt Smith starts about the 20min mark):
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Dr Who actor Matt Smith * Stripping banned in Iceland * A plea to stop with all the musicals!

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2010-04-15

Tax time 3

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2010-04-14

Tax time 2

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2010-04-13

Tax time 1

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2010-04-11

Typical

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2010-04-09

Where the birdies is

Check out "Where the birdies is," a publication by Michael Renouf. Michael has a gift for illustrative puns and his style is clean as well as pleasing to the eye. Check out his blog, Non-Stick Plans.

Then buy his book at Lulu.com!

From Michael's post:

My first, experimental, effort in this direction could loosely be described as a book - it's more of a glorified pamphlet - and it's up on Lulu now. It's called 'Where the Birdies is' and is a sort of ornithillogical anthology of 60 birdie-themed drawings (plus the one above on the cover and a little one on the half-title page) from this very blog.

Being Lulu and print-on-demand it's neither perfectly printed (partly due to my habit of using gradients for backgrounds) nor cheap. Am I doing a good job of selling it to you? It's paperback, 7.5" (19cm) square, 64 pages, in full colour (apart from the black and white bits). It even has a contents page, like a proper book. It's only available on Lulu for now.


2010-04-07

MLF&H: Full colour now available for all products!

Question:

The full colour Label Out Loud (LOL) Sticky Labels are wonderful! How long will it take until I can get full colour versions of all of products by Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!®?
Answer:
Wait no more! All of the Mabel products are now available in full colour! On the Mabel's website, click on the "Label Out Loud" tab to order your favourite labels in full colour! (A full colour combo pack is also available.)


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2010-04-04

I almost forgot

Happy belated (by two days) four year blogiversary to me!


2010-04-03

In my garden

If you press your ear to the ground, and really listen, you can hear the diabolical laughter.

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2010-04-02

MLF&H: Save the date with Date Mates™

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If you're looking for something to help you manage the freshness of food in your kitchen, check out Date Mates™, an exciting new product from Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!®!

Date Mates are reusable labels which can be written on with a peel-off grease pencil (supplied).

What are you waiting for? Order your labels today to save the date!


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