Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pineapple Ephemera

From the wonderful new Google digitalization of Time Life photographs: "Sen. John Kennedy & his bride Jacqueline in their wedding attire, as they sit down together at table to begin eating a pineapple salad at formally set table outdoors at their wedding reception." (Location: Newport, RI, US; Date taken: 1953; Photographer: Lisa Larsen; ©Time)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


'Tis the season for making the annual Christmas piñata in my household. Last year a rather mangy cat kept the niece and nephew and the neighbours' kids amused for a long, long, l-o-n-g time (maybe fewer layers this year...). And then there was the supplementary just-in-case one, the 'piñata of shame', covered in pictures of people who well deserved to be whacked with a stick. This year, thanks to instructions in the local paper on making a papier-mâché piggy bank, I think I'll try a big pink pig piñata. I think the paper may have pinched the 'recipe' from here.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Another great gift for the classicist with everything from the brilliant
Unemployed Philosophers Guild: "Eternally condemned, Sisyphus pushes his rock round as the seconds tick by." You can get your 'Freudian Slippers' here too.