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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

#Write_On This April!

Remember last year's #Write_On campaign? Well, April is almost upon us again and #Write_On is back, bigger and better than ever!

This year, Egg Press and Hello!Lucky are teaming up with Paper Source and Sakura to challenge friends, families, and fans alike to write 30 letters in 30 days over the month of April, National Letter-writing Month. As a special incentive, free letter writing starter kits are available to get your writing hand in gear: each includes four letterpress cards and a Gelly Roll pen!

Isn't there someone special you've been meaning to jot a note to? What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Lonely Life

Sort of an introspective sci fi indie film featuring crazy animation and Will Oldham, The Lonely Life is a short film by Mike Aho from ((sounder)).

Streaming on on Juxtapoz.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sesame Street Parodies Takes on House of Cards

Sesame Street Parodies has done an incredible job of spoofing pop culture over the past couple of years, and their take on House of Cards, reimagining Frank Underwood as the Big Bad Wolf, is no disappointment.

I particularly like the scales of justice and the onscreen texting device. I haven't seen a whole bunch of these since the True Mud (spoof of True Blood) a while back but it looks like those Sesame Workshop Muppets have been busy, making fun of everything from Sons of Anarchy and Downton Abbey to The Hunger Games (Cookie Monster is Katniss and Peeta is a pita bread) and Boardwalk Empire. Some are admittedly funnier than others.

For example, not sure Homelamb would be amusing to anyone – particularly children– who hasn't seen Homeland but fans of the series will love seeing Claire Danes' crazy Carrie portrayed as a flustered sheep in love with a wolf in sheep's clothing… named Baaa-rody.

I may or may not have spent an afternoon going through all of these with Roo. Our family favorite was the Star Wars parody, with Cookie Monster having to learn how to deal with an overpowering urge to eat his copilot, Chewie:

Wasn't it uncanny how much Grover sounded just like Yoda? Ahem.

For those of you who haven't been tuned into Sesame Street since you were a kid, I should also mention that these parodies appear to be an Elmo-free zone so it's safe to tune in.