Sunday, May 30, 2010
Here's a video of a HUGE marionette. It looks like he's about thirty feet tall. He's walking the streets of France, looking for his lost daughter, a twenty-foot tall little girl in a yellow raincoat. He ends up finding her and walking her home.
What's not to like?
I believe this festival happens in Jules Verne's home town, as a tribute to his work.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
During a recent trip near Dayton, Ohio, I took the advice of some strange friends and went to go visit the "Big Butter Jesus" - which is what some heathens call this huge statue of the big J. It's sort of yellowish-gray, and looks as if it might have been carved out of butter. Like for a state fair.
Some motorists get out of their cars and take a picture with three people to the right of the BBJ, making letters with their arms: "Y" (Jesus' letter), "M", "C", and "A". Yup - YMCA!
I just took a stereo photo of the big guy. First, click on the image to make it big, then cross your eyes until you get a third Jesus in the middle...focus, and there he is, in all of his three-dimensional glory!
Oh, and a STRANGE thing: my car's "Check Engine" light had been lit for about ten months - but just as I left the BBJ, the light turned off, and has remained off for several weeks now! NO JOKE. Hmmmm...
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Here's a vid I only just caught - I guess it's been out for six or eight months, since it's an ad for the Beatles Rock Band. But it's not one of those ugly shots of the game with the wooden moptop cutouts, it's a really SHARP animated "cinematic" version: