Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Royal Wedding Countdown:
The intellectual post

Thomas Jefferson once declared that he could not live without books.  And considering the countless numbers of books about how to plan a wedding, attend a wedding, crash a wedding, and make your own knitted effigies of a royal wedding, weddings can't survive without books either.  We need a guidebook people.  And let's keep it simple, shall we?

(source here and here)

Over 60 celebration stickers!  Something to help keep you awake at 3am when the ceremony starts.  Well, 3am if you're in the U.S.  Yes, I realize many of you are in the UK.  Lucky you.  Stop gloating.  You don't want to turn pink like Little Miss Princess.  The show-off.  I bet that's not even a real invitation.  Who labels their invites like that anyway?

Monday, 25 April 2011

Royal Wedding Countdown: Cup 'o tea

Tea is bad for you, so don't drink it.  Herbal tea can apparently be really lovely.  Not for me, blech.  But I've heard other people like it.  And no royal wedding tea party would be complete without William & Kate:

The biggest question I have here is why is there money stuffed into Kate's dress?  What exactly are they implying?  Kate's family is already rich, so I can only assume the artist is quite bitter about not being in the teacup herself.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Royal Wedding Countdown: Now that William is Taken...

This coaster is very reassuring for you single ladies:

I know what you're thinking: "Be still my beating heart!"

Friday, 22 April 2011

Royal Wedding Countdown: Knit Your Own!

WeirdoWatcher Lisa R. was browsing the shelves of her local library when she found this little gem:

It has Yorkies!  And hats for everyone!  Can you imagine actually knitting this?  Can you believe her local library purchased it and got it out on the shelves so fast?  My favorite part?  The engagement announcement figures:

Check out the little ring!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Royal Wedding Countdown:
Your ticket into the festivities

It's only NINE days till Prince William marries Kate Middleton, so book your flight now.  I have figured out a way for you to slip into Westminster Abbey and attend the royal wedding in person!  Just slip on this clever mask!

You're the Queen!  You'll waltz right in.  Might want to do something about the eyes though.  They're a bit freaky.  Okay, a lot freaky.  Freaky like this music video I can't believe anyone ever thought was a good idea:
(keep watching till at least 45 seconds in, then you can skip to 3:25 for the full creepiness)

Seriously, why isn't she running from the crazy eyed people?  


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The Cat Lady

He sauntered down the aisle.  Walgreens was a step down from his usual haunts, but it would have to do; Leanne had driven.  Larry paused for a moment to investigate a display at the end of an aisle.  The hair on the back of his neck went up--someone was staring at him.  A tired-looking pregnant woman.  Whatever.  Leanne didn't need to activate plan B, the device held in her hand.  Everyone knows leashes are for dogs.
Yes, I saw a cat, with owner following, wandering through the drug store. At some point you have to ask yourself.  Who owns who?  Here's a clue, if you aren't just tempted by cat lampshades,

but actually OWN one, you might want to think about a re-evaluation.  Unless you're trying to be immortalized by an action figure previously featured here on WhatWeirdos:

The Cat Lady.

Special thanks to Juli M. for the lampshade ;)
Again, yes, I really did see a cat in Walgreens today.  For reals.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

You caught me.

I'm a fan of the United Kingdom.  And they're about to have a big event.  Their biggest social event since the early eighties.  If you've been living under a rock, Prince William is marrying his long-time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, on April 29th.  They're having a national holiday, and enthusiasts are planning parties, even block parties, to celebrate.  Some people are more lackadaisical about it, but they're just party poopers.  I've been trolling for fun mementos for the party I hope to host.  I'm not a royalist; I just think it's fun.  One can carry it a bit too far...but it would be so funny to have a life-size cardboard cut-out of the couple at the party!  Right? right?  Are you judging me?

Maybe I'll just have to settle for the paper dolls. 

The big day is only a month away now.  I'm sure we can find more awesomeness  ;)