Below is the scoop on the wonderful MIX festival I will be attending this weekend. If you are around the Twin Cities, I hope to see you there!
Minneapolis will soon have its first independent comics festival! It’s called the Minneapolis Indie Xpo and it’s happening on Saturday, August 21, from 9am-5pm at the Soap Factory. We’re offering free admission, prizes, radical donuts and access to independent exhibitors and publishers from across the nation. Hope you can join the fun! For more information please visit our website: http://mplsindiexpo.com
The Vintage Ads community on LiveJournal linked to a hilarious and creepy toy ad for “Baby Laugh-A-Lot,” which you can go see here.
That reminded me of a hilariously creepy doll that I have down in my basement (which is the best place to keep such things, of course), that goes by the handle of Baby Secrets. I can only imagine how many nightmares were induced by this child’s toy… it probably would have set a record if Guinness could keep track of such things.
Our first Baby Secrets broke, but we loved her so much we actually bought a second one on Ebay. With the second one we realized Baby Secrets had a secret… she gives different messages when you press her hand than when you press her tummy (we hadn’t known about the hand trigger).
My good friends at Puny Entertainment have received two very well-deserved nominations for Webby awards for their brilliant work on the Yo Gabba Gabba! website (they also do most of the animation for the tv show). You should do yourself a favor and check out the website, get blown away, and then go vote for them! Yo Gabba Gabba! is in the “Television” and “Celebrity/Fan” categories.
The thread directs us to this article, about how the Jewish inventor of Sea Monkeys (and X-Ray Specs), Harold Von Braunhut, used to fund white supremacist causes with the pennies he had earned from gullible children. I don’t whether Sea Monkey sales still support these causes or not, but I don’t think I will not be buying any more mortality-challenged brine shrimp in the future to be on the safe side.
All things must come to an end. The last two Brother Theodore videos I found online have disappeared from the web into the deep, dark void… so this would seem to be the last Brother Theodore Wednesday.