Aside from bringing you amazing art goodness 4 times a year through Nothing to Nobody magazine and also online here, our publisher Jo Jette also spends her time writing about the fearless pirate girl, Miss Blimey. You can check out the stories for yourself on the Miss Blimey website, and if you feel like adding some pirate goodness to your life you can purchase Blimey books, comic, tote bags and miniature glass bottle necklaces in her online store!
Ok yes, so we know we were supposed to get this up on Friday but I’ve had a cold and it’s a bit hard to type when you keep sneezing everywhere a’right? Anyway – this time the challenge was to find as many cool shirts as we could on the Red Bubble (www.redbubble.com.au) website in 60 seconds. So strap yourself in because here we go y’all!
Everyday – amongst the stress, deadlines and general mish-mash that life throws at us – a little beam of goodness shines through. Today that goodness came through in the form of this wooden pirate music box. As if it wasn’t awesome enough that this thing is created from hand painted wood, but when you turn the key on the bottom of the box, and set the music going, the little pirates then move around and do a little spinning jig of their own! A big fat shout out must go to Mr Matthew Serpell for bringing this in and brightening up the NtN office today. Arrrgh!
Every now and then – at least three times a year I reckon – I am reminded of how awesome the movie The Goonies actually was (still is). If you were a bit of a nerd or outcast as a pre-teen then this movie made you feel like it was everyone else that was a loser because they weren’t on the hunt for One-eyed Willie’s treasure/ pirate ship/ on an adventure. As an almost grown-up I often wonder if anyone working on the film ever really questioned why the script writers were always giggling in the corner ever time One-eyed Willie’s name was mentioned but then again I am eternally grateful no one noticed and gave the pirate a less humorous name like Captain Boredness or Captain Blandpants.
My Goonies ponderings then always lead me to start singing the theme song from the film, sung by the always amazing Cyndi Lauper. Now this was a lady who got away with some naughty lyrics in her songs. My sister once told me that the song ‘She Bop’ is about ‘taking care of oneself’ so to speak…. put your mind in the gutter for a second and you’ll catch my drift. If you still don’t get it then a good old maths-debate will make it a bit clearer. Whether this is true or not doesn’t matter – its a good story. Enough ramble bamble though and back to work…
P.S Goonies never say die!