Random Thursday: Geek Alphabets, Brazilian Brilliance, and Tasty Eyeballs

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

I’ve been seeing pre-migraine sparklies since last night.

They’re very pretty . . .


O is for Otis Frampton is Outstanding

Artist Otis Frampton is doing a series he calls ABCDEFGeek.


It’s awesome.

And occasionally heartbreaking.


The Letter T moved me to tears.

It isn’t finished, yet, but Mr. Frampton has a lot of other great stuff in his gallery to look at while you’re waiting.


Rugby Burns, Brazilian Style

If American soccer tried this kind of campaign,
we might remember that David Beckham is an athlete
and not just Mr. Posh Spice.

Okay, probably not . . . but it would be worth a try.

(thanks, Watson!)


The Eye Has It

Four people sent me the video of Benedict Cumberbatch on Sesame Street,
and thank you, because I hadn’t seen it and I love Murray Monster and the Count and it’s fun

But since then, it’s been posted everywhere from Facebook to CNN,
so I figure the reason the rest of you haven’t sent it to me was because you assumed I’d seen it, too,
which I had,
Or because you don’t know how much I love Sherlock Holmes in any format
which means you’re new around here,
Or you haven’t bothered to see the BBC’s version of Sherlock,
which you absolutely should.*

So here’s something my good friend and fellow Sherlock fan firstmausi sent me:


If you don’t know why this image is one of my favorite things,
the third season of Sherlock is supposed to be out on DVD on February 11th.

Watch the second episode and get back to me.


Dumb Housework

I didn’t—I don’t, usually, to be honest—but now I’ve been given the perfect excuse not to.


(thanks, Vicki!)


Reality Never Bothered Me, Anyway

Poetic license strikes again!


*Or you have a life.  Then again, you’re reading the footnotes on a blog, so . . .