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…for coming to visit!

So many bubbles,

-Shady

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Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

“That’s the reason I didn’t want kids. The stickiness.”

– KB, 9/25/17

She’s got a point,

-Shady

…I took my cousin Alex’s senior photos.

In return, I got this:

Pee-wee Colorforms!

With all of the pieces still intact!

Thanks to Teri and Alex for the awesome payment.

Totally worth it,

-Shady

LEG DEATH RETURNS!

I modified it a bit,

-Shady

Oh, he noticed you noticing. That's how he likes it.

Keep ’em coming,

-Shady

So good, and barely any exclamation points.

Legion by William Peter Blatty, which is a brillion times better than this turd.

Legion is the official sequel to Blatty’s The Exorcist, and the book was later adapted to become the third film in the series. (Exorcist II barely counts as a film, let alone a sequel… trust me.)

Both The Exorcist and The Exorcist III hold up as genuinely terrifying films, but this book is an absolutely fantastic read all on its own. Pick up a copy and give it a read if you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit a little early this year.

This more than makes up for Jay! Anson!,

-Shady

An awesome Chaplin print from Salomon.

…for this Chaplin print!

It glows in the dark,

-Shady

That'll work.

Still pretty accurate,

-Shady

Define "enough."

That’s gotta be it,

-Shady

…to visit Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in July.

I wasn’t allowed to take photos of anything they were currently building (but believe me when I say this: IT WAS ALL AWESOME), but I was allowed to take a few shots of some of the stuff they had scattered around their conference room.

First up, a couple sculptures of Jim.

Some Jim busts.

Next, the eyes and facial animatronics from Carol of Where The Wild Things Are.

Carol's eyes from "Where the Wild Things Are."

These are Jim’s original designs for the creatures of Turkey Hollow.

Jim's "Turkey Hollow" creature designs.

Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs was there…

Baby Sinclair from "Dinosaurs."

…as was Yolanda from… something.

Yolanda!

But then things got really cool, like this Oscar the Grouch that was one of the originals used on Sesame Street way back in the day.

Oscar the Grouch!

And then there were the Skeksis from The Dark Crystal!

Skeksis!

So…

Skeksis!

…many…

Skeksis!

…awesome…

Skeksis!

…and amazing…

Skeksis!

…Skeksis!

Skeksis!

And finally, in the bathroom, I came across these two signs…

So must guests.

…accompanied by this sitting on the counter.

But not with that.

As a sidenote, I also got to meet Toby Froud, Brian Froud’s son, later that day. All in all, it was a pretty awesome experience.

Hopefully, some day soon I’ll be able to tell you why I was there, which is also an amazing story. Hoping I can share it with you all soon, folks!

Until then,

-Shady