Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Shakespearean Insult Kit

Thou vain sheep-biting malt-worm!
Thou spleeny hell-hated puttock!

Thou dissembling rump-fed jolt-head!

Thou saucy ill-nurtured bum-bailey!

GG's editor has found relief & amusement from tweeting Shakespearean phrases out into the ether. While they were rude & often filthy to Elizabethans, they are funny to modern ears. Sometimes, one really does want to let someone have it online; but GG Central finds the world harsh enough without adding to it with modern vulgarity. So let fly with the old vulgarity & consult the Shakespearean Insult Kit.

PS: Here is another Shakespeare Insult Generator!


(photograph of Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton by Bob Penn/The Taming of the Shrew)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vote for Dare to Design Finalists 2011

It's that time of year. Vote for your favorite in the Shabby Apple Dare to Design Challenge. This year there are fifteen finalists, 13 dresses & two skirts. Visit the SA Apple a Day blog & choose.

A little tip:
GG's editor found it helpful to visit every link to see the patterns & supplementary drawings. You might not fancy the fabric or the colors & embellishments used on a dress or skirt but will like the pattern.

Voting is open until September 11th; the winner will be announced on September 15. Good luck to the finalists!


(Suzy Parker in Givenchy by
John Rawlings/Vogue, 1953. Available at The Condé Nast Store)

Monday, August 29, 2011

How to Draw Bunnies

We're feeling rather down here at GG Central because Giulia is not feeling well (again). So funny bunnies just seem right. GG's editor just laughed out loud at the latest (& last in the series) drawing tutorial on the Guardian's children's books website.

Visit talented illustrator & comic book writer Simone Lia's website. And then get to those bunnies! It's too late to send in your creations, but you can visit the slideshow of entries. GG's editor is particularly fond of the meta-bunny by Pete.

ciao-meow/GG Central

(drawings by Simone Lia via The Guardian)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Storm Warnings

Hallooo from GG Central! Our home internetz have been restored just in time for Hurricane Irene. Yeesh. We will resume posting as soon as our electricity is restored or as soon as we arrive at a friend's house.

GG's editor is tweeting until the power goes off.
Here's a great link to the New Yorker's Book Bench blog - Six Shorts To Read During a Hurricane.

Stay safe!

ciao-meow/GG Storm Central

(photograph by Anna Bond via bricolage by way of Cup of Jo)