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An April's Fool

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The FoolSymbolism of The Fool
(Tarot card)

The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us, the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world. The sun shining behind him represents the divine nature of the Fool's wisdom and exuberance, holy madness or 'crazy wisdom'. On his back are all the possessions he might need. In his hand there is a flower, showing his appreciation of beauty. He is frequently accompanied by a dog, sometimes seen as his animal desires, sometimes as the call of the "real world", nipping at his heels and distracting him. He is seemingly oblivious that he is walking toward a precipice, apparently about to step off. One of the keys to the card is the paradigm of the precipice, Zero and the sometimes represented oblivious Fool's near-step into the oblivion (The Void) of the jaws of a crocodile, for example, are all mutually informing polysemy within evocations of the iconography of The Fool. The staff is the offset and complement to the void and this in many traditions represents wisdom and renunciation, e.g. 'danda' (Sanskrit) of a Sanyassin, 'danda' (Sanskrit) is also a punctuation mark with the function analogous to a 'full-stop' which is appropriately termed a period in American English. The Fool is both the beginning and the end, neither and otherwise, betwixt and between, liminal.


Source: Wikipedia

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is an informal holiday celebrated every year on April 1. The day is not a national holiday in any country, but it is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other, called April fools. Hoax stories are also often found in the press and media on this day.

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Springfield - LEGO Style

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The Simpsons

The New 16 LEGO Simpsons MiniFigs!

A new set of characters from The Simpsons have been brought to the world of LEGO. In partnership with 20th Century Fox and in honor of the 25th anniversary of the television series, LEGO has released a series of 16 new character figurines from the iconic animated comedy.

The new Lego cast includes the five family members, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Ralph Wiggum, Chief Wiggum, Apu, Millhouse, Nelson, Krusty, Itchy and Scratchy.

To top it off, each character comes with their very own accessory.

The entire line of LEGO ‘The Simpsons’ minifigures series is launching in May in major toy retailers nationwide for $3.99 each, just in time for the special LEGO episode of ‘The Simpsons’ that’s premiering May 4, 2014 on Fox at 8/7c.

- By Larry Fire



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Source: FireWire

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Life Stinks for Abigail

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Life Stinks For Abigail?Back in May of 2012 I posted about the "Life Stinks? We Can Help." advertising campaign waged by Tidy Cats™ brand kitty litter, in the BlogDogIt article titled "I Need You To Lower Your Voice." That article featured an embedded YouTube video (The Lobby) that I only recently noticed had been removed (apparently by Tidy Cats.)
 
This discovery set me on a mission to find that video again to restore the post. I assumed that since this advertising campaign / web series was so good that I would have little trouble turning up a replacement; was I wrong? It really took some digging but I finally found the collection on the Kids At Play Media website. I was so relieved to find they had the entire 10 episode series available; I was really beginning to think these video gems would be lost to the world at large. I hope all interested parties will forgive me as I do my bit to continue to share the trials and tribulations of dear ol' Abigail.
 
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 BlogDogIt Playlist - 10 videos - 18 minutes

Kids At Play MediaFrom Kids At Play: Life Stinks? For Abigail it often does. It seems that no matter where she is or what she’s doing things have the potential to go wrong … hilariously wrong. A hysterical new web series starring Rachael Harris, produced in association with AFG, Principato Young Entertainment, and Electus.  

The Abigail / Life Stinks Logo Image above recovered from:
Internet Archive - Wayback Machine.

 

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Hey Buddy - Lend a Fin?

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YouTube Embedded VideoFascinating underwater footage of human/dolphin interaction:

"A Bottlenose Dolphin needed my help to get a fishing hook and line off it's left pectoral fin" - Keller Laros.

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Free Publicity - and Worth it!

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Throw BlogDogIt A BoneI have been having fun with the BlogDogIt "Friends - Link Exchange" (over to the right there - in case you missed it.)[smiley:;)] I have made several friends and have hopefully generated some traffic for them. I also have them to thank for bringing visitors to BlogDogIt by virtue of their display of the "BlogDogIt Tag" on their site, as part of the "Throw BlogDogIt A Bone" initiative.

I was facing a delima in that I had several links posted in the link exchange simply because they contained links back to BlogDogIt while not actually displaying the "BlogDogItTag." I still want to promote those sites but I really feel that the "Friends - Link Exchange" needs to stay true to its intended purpose.

Today I completed what I think to be a fine solution: I call it "Friendly Ad Roller" and right now it is displayed in the upper left corner of every page. This feature displays a randomly selected link-back graphic to one of our friend's websites. The pool of ads contains the official link exchange participants as well as other folks that I would like to bring to your attention.


Scroll this Box for the full "Rotation" of available Ads.

Shining the spotlight on friends of BlogDogIt.com

If you would like your site in this spotlight - just ask.
If you wish to be removed - same deal.

webmaster®BlogDogIt.com

 

 

 

 

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...a Trickfest, I tell ya!

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Welcome to the world of opticals!It's stuff like this that has me keeping an eye on OpticalSpy. This amazing video is chocked full of visual effects, trick photography and WTF-nots you just have to see it to not believe it! I know, 7 and a half minutes is a lot to commit to a random YouTube vid but hit play and if you are like me you will be wishing there was more when it ends.

This could go viral!

Visit Optical Spy - World Of Opticals

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Console Living Room

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The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Connected via strange adapters and relying on the television's speaker to put out beeps and boops, these games were resplendent with simple graphics and simpler rules.

Portal To Another DimensionThe home console market is credited with slowly shifting attention from the arcade craze of the early 1980s and causing arcades to shrink in popularity, leaving a small percentage of what once were many.

Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again. Simply click on the screenshot or "Emulate This" button for each individual cartridge, and on modern browsers the games will just start to run. As nostalgia, a teaching tool, or just plain fun, you'll find hundreds of the games that started a billion-dollar industry.

These games are best enjoyed in an up to date version of a modern browser. Currently, there is no sound in the games, although that feature will be added soon. Please read carefully regarding key mappings of the games and programs, to use them in your browser.

Simply click on a system below to browse through available games and cartridges and try them out. Where possible, links to manuals and additional information are available for reference.

Click Your Console - Revisit Your Youth.

http://Archive.org

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Speaking of CFLs...

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I was casually reviewing the video portfolio of our friend Tom Durham and discovered a spoof commercial he made for a client espousing the benefits of Compact Florescent Lights.
You gotta see this...

Click the Title Card below to watch the video on Tom's site.

the-modern-family-lightbulbs
Source: http://work.tomdurham.com

Tom Durham

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And I Quote . . .

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" If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor "

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Found in the article: "Tutu’s Torch" - WalkingWithTheAlligators

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Tutu  http://www.searchquotes.com

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