Attack of the Googly Eyes
Now Dear Boys & Girls,
We would never want to put ill-advised ideas into your heads, but summer is almost here and we (well, E) has noticed that it's very difficult for you to sit still in your seats these days, as school is winding down for the year. In schools across America, a general mood of silliness begins to permeate the air now that June is officially here. And so, on that note...
Certainly we would never advise anyone to take part in "vandalism" but on the other hand, we're not sure if Eye Bombing quite counts as "vandalism" when it clearly makes the world just a little bit of a happier, sillier place.
What is Eye Bombing, you ask?
Answer: The simple application of a pair of plastic googly eyes that you can get your Mom to buy on her next trip to Michael's.
Then, when you see an object that would make an interesting Happy Face, you sneak over (Caution! Proceed with stealth. Not recommended for Police Cars) and when no one's looking, you stick aforementioned Googly Eyes on the object to form a nice smiley Happy Face.
Suddenly a plain old garbage can becomes a Smiley Friend to all. Click the link to find more samples of Eye Bombing that have mysteriously popped up around the country. It's a trend! Check out the pix on their website and have a laugh...because it's Friday, June has officially begun, and that means summer's almost here.
Consequently, dear boys and girls, June is also the time for Graduations. For those of you who are feeling more mature, check out the truly inspiring speech below by one of the great writers of our day, Neil Gaiman. He recently gave this Commencement Speech to a group of college kids graduating from an Art College in Philadelphia. E & G both love Neil Gaiman's writing. He is creative and original and awesome. If you haven't read him, you've probably seen movies he's either written or helped create--Stardust (an alltime fave movie of G's - with Claire Dane and Michelle Pfeiffer), Coraline, and Beowolf (the animated one with Gerard Butler and Angelina Jolie doing voices).
If you're a kid (or a grownup!) who wants to be a writer or any kind of artist/musician/actor, whatever, I think you will find his speech (about 20 minutes long) extremely inspiring. we did! Enjoy ~