Let's visit the Musee Grevin wax museum in Paris to play 'Guess the Deformed Celebrity!'

Your guess is as good
as mine on most of
these. I know the guy
in flannel is supposed
to be Leonardo DiCaprio
and the fellow with the
wimpy mustache is
Johnny Depp, but some
are a real mystery to me.

16 harsh truths that will make you stronger. (Gathered by Marc and Angel)

  1. Life is not easy. – Hard work makes people lucky – it’s the stuff that brings dreams to reality. So start every morning ready to run farther than you did yesterday and fight harder than you ever have before.
  2. You will fail sometimes. – The faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant. You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. So get out there and do something! Either you succeed or you learn a vital lesson. Win – Win.
  3. Right now, there’s a lot you don’t know. – The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. Embrace new information, think about it and use it to advance yourself.
  4. There may not be a tomorrow. – Not for everyone. Right now, someone on Earth is planning something for tomorrow without realizing they’re going to die today. This is sad but true. So spend your time wisely today and pause long enough to appreciate it.
  5. There’s a lot you can’t control. – Wasting your time, talent and emotional energy on things that are beyond your control is a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation. Invest your energy in the things you can control.
  6. Information is not true knowledge. – Knowledge comes from experience. You can discuss a task a hundred times, but these discussions will only give you a philosophical understanding. You must experience a task firsthand to truly know it.
  7. You can’t be successful without providing value. – Don’t waste your time trying to be successful, spend your time creating value. When you’re valuable to the world around you, you will be successful.
  8. Someone else will always have more than you. – Whether it’s money, friends or magic beans that you’re collecting, there will always be someone who has more than you. But remember, it’s not how many you have, it’s how passionate you are about collecting them. It’s all about the journey.
  9. You can’t change the past. – As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” You can’t change what happened, but you can change how you react to it.
  10. The only person who can make you happy is you. – The root of your happiness comes from your relationship with yourself. Sure external entities can have fleeting effects on your mood, but in the long run nothing matters more than how you feel about who you are on the inside.
  11. There will always be people who don’t like you. – You can’t be everything to everyone. No matter what you do, there will always be someone who thinks differently. So concentrate on doing what you know in your heart is right. What others think and say about you isn’t all that important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
  12. You won’t always get what you want. – As Mick Jagger once said, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need.” Look around. Appreciate the things you have right now. Many people aren’t so lucky.
  13. In life, you get what you put in. – If you want love, give love. If you want friends, be friendly. If you want money, provide value. It really is this simple.
  14. Good friends will come and go. – Most of your high school friends won’t be a part of your college life. Most of your college friends won’t be a part of your 20-something professional life. Most of your 20-something friends won’t be there when your spouse and you bring your second child into the world. But some friends will stick. And it’s these friends – the ones who transcend time with you – who matter.
  15. Doing the same exact thing every day hinders self growth. – If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Growth happens when you change things – when you try new things – when you stretch beyond your comfort zone.
  16. You will never feel 100% ready for something new. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means you won’t feel totally comfortable or ready for it.

Three swell prints by one of my favorite illustrators, Daniel Danger!

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Click here to order these prints from Cotton Candy Machine!

Learn to spot the difference and maybe save a life.

He died for your power, cable and phone service.

We told him not to go down into the basement looking for a spare lightbulb!

What the bad guys in Gotham City use for target practice--not that it'll do them any good.


Brains. They do a body good!

An amazing Steampunk Han Solo and C-3PO by the talented Bjorn Hurri.

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click on images to make them larger. Such is life.

A couple of my favorite Goro Fujita pieces I haven't seen posted anywhere in a while. I felt it was my duty to do so.

The thing you learned today.

Men's clothes button left over right to prevent our swords from snagging, and women's clothes are right over left to make it easier for their right-handed servants to button while dressing them.

Now you know.

My Aunt Zelda was the last of the famous erotic lampshade dancers. Sadly when she passed she took her secrets with her to the grave.

Click image
for a massive
view of Aunt
Zelda and her
Racy fun!

For starters I'd build a time machine to go back to 1969 and have a steamy relationship with Raquel Welch. After that, who knows?

A rarely seen piece of Robert McGinnis 007 James Bond artwork. Probably deemed too racy for U.S. audiences.

What were you reading in 1971? It might have been this classic. I hope not.

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for a jumbo-
sized version
if you feel so

Great new posters for classic horror films. The Invisible Man by Kevin Tong and The Mummy by Martin Ansin.

Posters are available at Mondo on Thursday Aug. 11th.
Please click on art for larger images. They're great!