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Let them [eat] cake…

From Karen Portaleo, a clay sculptor who’s now the cake decorator at the Highland Bakery in Atlanta, illustrations of just how cool a cake can be…

For more entirely-edible examples of the baker’s art, visit “Specialty Cakes.”

As we lick our lips, we might recall that it was on this date in 1966 that Jimmy Hendrix took the advice of his then-new manager Chas Chandler, and changed the spelling of his first name to “Jimi.”


Written by LW

September 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

“I ain’t phoning no home, sucka”!…

From b3ta user “The Great Architect,” a mash-up of two great 80s icons:

Mr. E.T.

(ToTH to Laughing Squid)

As we rifle the shelves in search of those A-Team tapes, we might spare a memorial thought for two icons of the 60s and 70s, neither of whom lived to know either of the antecedents of today’s amalgam:  Jimi Hendrix was born on this date in 1942, exactly two years after his birthday-mate, the striking– and strikingly unlucky– actor martial arts exemplar and actor, Bruce Lee.

The Fingers

The Fist

Written by LW

November 27, 2009 at 1:01 am

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