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tumblr: Instant Boobs?! Also seen @ Daiso in Cuperino. Oh please,…

"Instant Boobs" package - front
"Instant Boobs" package - back

Instant Boobs?!

Also seen @ Daiso in Cuperino. Oh please, please, somebody who reads Japanese (I know for a fact some of you nerds are more than fluent / literate in Japanese and have lived or live in Japan now) translate this for me because I’m pretty sure, given the drawings and the look on the girl’s face as she discovers her new ginormous bosom at the end of the instructions, something more is going on than just stuffing her bra.

Posted via tumblr: http://ift.tt/1oSTuqj published on March 24, 2014 at 01:01AM

tumblr: Irie man Sherwin, you never told me about your career as a party…

Japanese Party Wig at Daiso

Irie man Sherwin, you never told me about your career as a party wig model in Japan!

Seen at Daiso in Cupertino. I can’t tell if the guy is a light-skinned black guy, a dark-skinned Japanese guy (more likely a Korean or Pilipino model then), or something Blackface-like going on with the makeup. I also can’t tell if it’s racist or not. I just feel like it’s what conservative Japanese businessmen think of as a “crazy party wig” when most of us probably know at least one guy that just looks like that normally.

Or are one of the tons of guys that just looks like that normally.

Posted via tumblr: http://ift.tt/1oSTu9U published on March 24, 2014 at 12:55AM

tumblr: Maybe only on the streets of San Francisco… Or New York…


Maybe only on the streets of San Francisco…

Or New York City would I look up to see this guy in a partial hot pink bear suit walk past me and not even give it a second thought. I only took some quick photos because I ended up walking behind him for several blocks during end of business day rush hour traffic. Which also made me realize that just like in NYC, both the guy in the bear suit and everyone else could not care less and were too busy getting on with their own lives to give this guy more than a brief double-take. Hey, after all— bear suit or not— we’ve all got places to go, things to do, so let’s keep it moving.

Of course, the outfit couldn’t help reminding me of the 90s club kid scene in New York, including Clara the Carefree Chicken (and crack addict).

Posted via tumblr: http://ift.tt/1nHjFTR published on March 20, 2014 at 12:12PM

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Finally doing about half a decade’s worth of #SpringCleaning and found these while tossing out the box my @DirecTV replacement receiver came in— held onto them because don’t they just scream “Arts & Crafts”? Like they’re just begging to help make/decorate Easter eggs or some third-grade science project growing lima beans?

Posted via tumblr: http://ift.tt/1cE2wFy published on March 13, 2014 at 09:29PM

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Custom Icons for Your Desktop: If I have to look at it all day, I might as well make it fun…

I started customizing my icons awhile ago, but since I just got a brand new personal laptop for the first time in a long while, I went all out and replaced as many as I could and feel pretty happy with the way things look now.

Besides, your desktop, virtual or physical, says a lot about you, your personality, the way your work and even your current state of mind (messy desk, messy mind?).

How do you customize your icons?

Check out these instructions, including how to change Dock icons using LiteIcon (see software below).

My current desktop (it changes frequently) is captured above and as I go through some examples, I’ll be sure to give credit where credit is due.

Icon Sources

All of the icons I use are freely available (although you may want to check the specifics if planning on doing anything other than personal with these) and from two primary sites unless otherwise noted or custom-made (more in the software section below).

  1. Pixelgirl Presents – also includes wallpapers and other goodies (and from the same awesome woman behind ShanaLogic), and
  2. interfacelift, which also includes wallpapers and other goodies as well.

Almost everything is available for both Mac and Windows, sometimes Linux (and you can always convert using tools from the software section below).

Photos

Photo #1: As you can see from the shot of my entire desktop, I’m not going for a particular theme except for maybe a little “steampunk”, maybe even post-apocalytpic sci-fi at times, thus the “space-themed” wallpaper, Orbit by Gerry from one of my favorite desktop wallpaper websites, Simple Desktops.

Photo #2: Starting from the left, some Dock examples:

  1. Finder – Lego Systems 1.0 by Sean King (I use this set for the default for almost everything)
  2. Dashboard – Kaijubees by Melissa Scroggins.
  3. LaunchPad – Little White Sheep holding a rocket launcher from Aries by flamela.

Photo #3: Then, a little something for the geeks:

  1. Terminal – computer screen from the icons inspired by the tv show “LOST” by Hein Mevissen.
  2. eclipse – Blend by Laurent Baumann.
  3. Gimp original icon! – Mascot Wilber with a paintbrush in his teeth.

Photo #4: And as good as Apple is at design…

  1. iPhoto – painting of Mt Kilimanjaro, Kenya from the Hemingway icon set by Leslie Sigal Javorek.
  2. iTunes – gramophone from Vintage Icon set (apologies, more info coming soon).
  3. VLC – vintage TV from the same Vintage Icon set as above.

Photo #5: Of course, just to remind you, a security camera from The Bourne Ultimate icon set by leoyue just to remind you of the NSA watching you.

Photo #6: And finally, what did I use to make all these screenshots? See Homer sticking his hand out as if he was stuck in a well? From The Simpsons Icons by Anton Gerasimenko and Egor Zhgun and well, looks like he’s looking for something to Grab.

Software

  • Img2icn: for creating and converting images to icons: this lightweight tool takes multiples image formats, including jpg, png, etc. and converti images into icons not just in the ICNS format for your desktop, but also for your iOS device and website favicons as well. Some icon sets you may download listed here or anywhere else might be in ICO or ICNS format already, but still won’t work for some reason, you may try sending your ICO or ICNS files through Img2Icn anyway— it’s always resolved the issue for me. Price: you get plenty of free use before they ask you to pay, but for all that functionality and being super easy to use, it was definitely worth the $3.90 I eventually shelled out. Download or buy at the Shiny Frog product site.
  • LiteIcon (for Mac OS X 9 only): another simple, lightweight app for customizing your desktop icons, including those “permanently” in the Dock (such as empty/full trash can) that you wouldn’t be able to use the standard technique for as mentioned at the beginning of this post. It also allows you to set new default icons for all general folders, smart folders, etc. across the entire system. If you’re not running Mavericks (Mac OS X 9), check out CandyBar. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good recommendation for Windows, but if you do, please drop me a note and I will update this info here.

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On Food Truck Names

I don’t know if it’s just the recent hipster love for food trucks, but you have to applaud food truck vendors for the effort they put into their “whimsical” names. This month’s food truck schedule at my apartment complex reads like a @McSweeneys List.

Seriously, like:

Hipster Food Truck Names

  1. Shark Bait – fish tacos and hamburgers.
  2. O Mi Ninja – Vietnamese street food.
  3. Road Dogs – Specialty hot hogs.
  4. Rice Rickit & Soulnese – Savory hood with Asian fusion twist and
    Asian soul food
    .

Except for the title, word for word from the flyer. I love it when the real world and the “surreal” world of our squirrely little brains and clever little thoughts blur.

Posted via tumblr: http://ift.tt/Pbv1jS published on March 07, 2014 at 10:34PM

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WTF? Lay’s Potato Chips now come in “Chicken & Waffles” flavor? I don’t even know what that would be— somehow sweet & savory… and crunchy like cripsy fried chicken but then the syrup…?

Guys, seriously, you can’t just jam all the flavors you like into one thing and expect it to be amazing or even remotely nutritrious— unless this is a science fiction movie about the future and those are pills.

Posted via tumblr: http://ift.tt/1fS9ukU published on March 07, 2014 at 10:22PM