Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin's at the airport as I type, waiting for his flight to England to attend his father's funeral, catch up with his college friends and do a final tour around some well-remembered places from the first few decades of his life. One minute after he left, the dishes were done. Two minutes after he left, full-blown panic set in, which is ridiculous because I'm a grown-ass woman who's lived on her own at various periods of life and I'm fine and he's fine. Then I spoke with my old friend Jill (late of Brilliant at Breakfast) for awhile, at her invitation to "talk me off the ledge," then Robin called from the airport, and now I just feel silly. So here's to silly me, with the TV on just a little too loudly in the next room, only half-watching the Super Bowl and trying to pay attention to the ads -- two creepy denying-women-agency ones from Doritos and I don't remember the other sponsor but it featured Kevin Hart, a cute Prius one, one with the Hulk and Ant-Man that I described to Robin over the phone as it was playing, and a whole mess of ads for movies that won't be out for months. Seriously. For months. And formulaic as all get-out. I mean, here you go, a movie plot generator (via Laughing Squid), see what I mean? Now to take a few deep breaths, remind myself that my neighbors still live in this house so I'm not really alone, and try to stay up late enough to catch Colbert's live show...

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I hear there's some kind of big sporting event tomorrow:

Both via Laughing Squid.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Hoorah, a new Simon's Cat!

I hate the shorthand of "generic character plus eyelashes equals female" but other than that it's got your minimum daily requirement of cute.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot keeps getting incrementally better so I'm less and less nervous about getting around whilst Robin's away. Still, it's all a bit surreal. Speaking of which...

Via Laughing Squid. As Robin observed, this is "where you take a piece of art and reduce it to Myst."

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

So I understand there's some sort of sporting event on Sunday, right about when Robin's preparing to fly to England. You'll forgive me if it's not a priority. However, I do like to keep an eye on some of the ads. Here's one for Death Wish Coffee, explained by Laughing Squid:

But the one I'm really looking forward to is the live commentary from Key and Peele as new characters Lee and Morris. Here's a preview:

Via The Mary Sue.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Nothing sillier than Groundhog Day. Here's your Fake Science guide to understanding the day (via Wil Wheaton).

Monday, February 01, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits, and good riddance to January (as usual). And my foot pain has been localized to just below my big toe on the top of my right foot, so I have no idea if it's a bruise or a bunion or what. I can walk on the foot, but biking and showering are painful (the bike stirrup and my shower flip-flops cut right into the pain area). So I just have to be patient and let it heal. Meanwhile, who's up for some Disney food art (via Laughing Squid)? Doesn't that just make you forget your pain? Yeah, I didn't think so.?

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

So we just watched Fox's version of Grease!Live!With!Exclamation!Points!, and I found myself cringing at all the compounded anachronisms even as I cheered on Eve Plumb and Didi Conn and even Ana Gasteyer. The color-blind casting I got used to after a few minutes (loved the "Beauty School Dropout" number), but the band in the American National (yes, he did flub it and say "American") Bandstand scene having one guy with a mohawk and a female guitarist with whatever non-'50s outfit she was wearing? I never thought I'd miss Sha Na Na, but there you are. Still, it could have been even weirder (another bit I liked, calling the decidedly non-fat actress "weird" instead of "fat" and having that taken as the compliment it was obviously meant to be), they could have used suggestive Victorian calling cards (via io9).

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Morning errands done with (I hope) minimal limping, and now I can rest my foot! My plan is to read a lot whilst being horizontal, but for some reason I can't find these modern-version children's books (via Brand Flakes for Breakfast) anywhere...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Work was a lot better today, mostly because I was able to keep my walking to a minimum in an effort to let my foot heal faster, although I fear only horizontal rest will do the trick. So I'm glad it's the weekend! Still a couple more weeks until John Oliver's show returns, but he's left us this little gem which I'm sure graphic artists like Robin will appreciate:

Via Mark Evanier.