Mio Mao

April 23, 2009 at 8:11 pm (kids) (, , , , , )

There is a charming childrens TV programme on Five on Sat and Sun mornings, around 7 am (don’t ask me how I know), called Mio Mao. Its an Italian, claymation animation about two kittens, called Mio and Mao. To them, everything is a surprise, and in every episode they discover something in their garden.

The animation is very slick and very humourous. Its a great show.

There are loads of episodes on YouTube.

Kevin.

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Museum of Bad Art

April 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm (art, odds, places) (, , )

This is an interesting place, by the sounds of things – the Museum of Bad Art. I quote – “The Museum of Bad Art is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms.” So there. Why did this all start? Wikipedia explains:

“MOBA was founded in 1994, after antique dealer Scott Wilson showed a painting he had recovered from the trash to some friends, who suggested starting a collection”

The thing that made me smile though, is this account of two thefts at the gallery.

In one case, a reward of $6.50 was offered for the return of the first. 10 years later, a ransom note was received, but left unpaid. Then the thief just returned the painting anyway! In the second case, a painting was removed and replaced with a demand for $10. Eventually, the painting was just returned, but this time with a donation for $10!

Wacky.

Kevin.

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Notable dates in March

April 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm (interesting, odds) (, , , , , , )

There are two notable dates just past that I managed to miss, but have recently come to my attention 🙂

One was Earth Hour, where they were trying to get 1bn people to switch off their lights for 1 hour. This happened on the 28th March, and included cities all around the world, including the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building in the US. There was plenty going on in the UK too. It was even supported by the likes of Google.

Another major landmark date in March that I also missed, was PI Day, specifically 3/14 at 1:59 (in ‘US’ speak – i.e. 14th March).

Well I give you all advanced warning of Star Wars day – May the 4th (be with you).

Kevin.

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