It’s 10 p.m. on Monday. I thought about writing a post on the agony of chronic indecision, but couldn’t make up my mind (ba dum bum). Instead, I offer the following diversions and bemusements.
1. The Awareness Test.
I failed. Will you?
2. Sidewalk art.
What does this chalk drawing depict?
Viewed from the opposite direction, it produces an incredible 3-D effect:
This chalk artist does all kinds of optical-illusion sidewalk drawings. Here’s another:
And here’s a website with more. Yes, many of them appear to be product placements. But hey, a chalk artist has to make a living somehow.
3. The Satanvertible’s big break.
After slagging off the Satanvertible in a previous post, I must now report that it has gone and become a Hollywood star. A friend working on a short film for HBO asked if the filmmakers could borrow it, as they needed a convertible for a few scenes and had a limited budget. I drove it to the Pink Motel…
…and was met by the director, who embraced me, then turned and pointed at his rear end and said, “This is my ass. You are saving it. Thank you.”
Here’s the Satanvertible posing with the stars of the movie and some blonde chick hanger-on. The movie’s called “Reunion.” Look for it on HBO in a couple of months, or if you happen to be in Miami, check it out at the Miami Gay & Lesbian film festival.
4. Handlebars, by the Flobots.
I saw this video a few weeks ago and can’t get the song out of my head. It’s kind of disturbing, but also kind of fantastic.
5. Paul Potts on the British show “Pop Idol.”
Had any of you heard of this guy? I hadn’t either. What a video.
6. Cambridge Face Memory Test.
Apparently, a certain percentage of the population has significant difficulty telling the difference between similar faces. This online test assesses your ability to do so.
7. Ellen Page on SNL.
Sorry, Juno-haters! I’m in the tank for Ellen Page. And after seeing this video, I’m all the more so. This cracked me UP.