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Hey, in today's Guardian newspaper, not only do you get Vern and Lettuce and Super Animal Adventure Squad, but you get an interview with Eric Carle, a fab comic by Berger & Wyse on the topic of Carle's The Hungry Caterpillar (tucked away in the magazine's Restaurant review), and an interview with the Pet Shop Boys! (I DO so love those guys.)



And kudos to Belle Mellor this week for scoring the front cover of The Economist! I'm a big fan of Mellor's work, have a look if you haven't seen it. (Don't miss her Sleep with the Fishes animation.) I'm proud of The Economist; they used to feature a lot of quick knock-off Photoshop covers, but these days they're using more and more high-quality illustration and political cartoons.

My neighbour friend is planning a party for tonight and is putting her event management skills to good use:

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_w_o_o_d_
Mar. 14th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
That list is just adorable !
jabberworks
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC)
Isn't it great! :-D

She spent the evening DJ-ing from YouTube. This is Auntie's favourite track, by a Nigerian group called P-Square:

chamonkee
Mar. 14th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
1. Make sure everyone has a fine party chapeaux
2. Buy enough pizza to kill several sumos
3. make a mix tape containing a: MC Hammer b: abba c: ella fitzgerald
4. rent the goonies on dvd
5. pick out a fancy frock to wear
6. put out fairy lights
7. make a disco ball out of tin foil.
8. Don't invite anyone else
9. Enjoy 1-7 all to your self....
ztoical
Mar. 14th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
remove number 8 and add spaceballs to number 4 and Sir Mix alot to number 3 and thats every birthday party I had from ages 8 to 15 :p
jabberworks
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Haha, that is a fabulous list!!
joedecie
Mar. 14th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
It's funny because this morning before reading Vern And Lettuce, Sam was eating raisins off the floor and I was thinking it was lucky we didn't have a rabbit.
jabberworks
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Whoa!!! That is too weird of a coincidence! :-D
jennieishere.wordpress.com
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yey!
Got it! Read it! Super!

Jen
jabberworks
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Re: Yey!
Yey, Jen! :-D
crazycrone
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I think V&L might live in my building!
jabberworks
Mar. 15th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
I'm sitting here trying to decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing! :-D
ellenlindner
Mar. 15th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ha ha...party planning is HARD. Here's a list from my recent Obama party.
1. Make sure an inspirational political moment is happening on TV.
2. Field lots of questions from people who think that you have misunderstood the actual time that the inspirational television moment will take place.
3. Vacuum while watching inspirational TV moment. Cry every once in a while, out of pure joy.
4. Change into a flattering, not-too-glam dress, preferably stretchy fabric.
5. Drink too many lychee cocktails. Ignore 80% of the party guests in favor of the 5 or 6 people you are slightly obsessed with.
6. Share terrifying gossip with unsuitable people.
7. Drink more.
8. Make a speech about the future, and how grateful you are that friends have stuck by you in the past.
9. Say goodbye. Your guests are frightened and it's time to sleep.
jabberworks
Mar. 15th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, brilliant!!! That was a great party. And Will Kane brought me up to date on at least a year's worth of crap telly, can't beat that. ;-)
ellenlindner
Mar. 15th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Too right...talking with Will made me realize that I already know way, way too much about American teen drama, and need to lay off. Gossip Girl is wrong. It is WRONG!!!!!
Glad you had a good time :) CORNBREAD!!!!!
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