(I was Part-Time, but am now a Full-Time procrastinator named Helen fyi) I love Rammstein, Ween, Clutch, Swans, The Big Lebowski, Gogol Bordello, animals, the beach, Type O Negative, Firewater, Salem, Pinback, Metalocalypse, The Walking Dead, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development, Dexter, True Blood, Shameless, all Coen Brothers movies, all John Waters movies, LOTR, BSG, Firefly, and many more. Pizza and air conditioning rule my world. I like dark humor and try to laugh daily to fight the sadness. Don't be so serious, because one day we'll all be diagnosed with something bad or else get into a car wreck and die (sorry, it's true. We will all die eventually of something). One of my favorite forms of escape is finding pics of my dream house & dream bedroom, a place I can imagine myself spending hours hiding out, away from all of life's problems. ABIDE.
That time I named a roach after my ex.
But seriously, at least $10 went to a good cause, and I love WCS/Bronx Zoo.
Archie McPhee has a long, colourful history of celebrating the humble and almost universally despised cockroach. So we were delighted when we stumbled across the top photo of a tiny shrine created beside the body of a departed roach.
It is just one of the Carmichael Collective’s awesome series of Bug Memorials, set up on the streets of Minneapolis to mark the passing of various insects where their tiny bodies were found, on the city’s sidewalks and windowsills.
One of the things we love most about street art is how it urges the viewer to stop and pay closer attention to one’s surroundings. These little memorials do just that while adding a cute and bittersweet significance to sights so common and unremarkable that they would mostly likely go completely unnoticed otherwise.