Wednesday, September 30, 2009

McDonald's Map

Strange Maps this week features a map plotting the position of every McDonald's in America.

There are over 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the US - just 1 for every 23,000 Americans, which I actually found surprisingly few. Is that wrong?

In any event, this market penetration doesn’t mean that McDonald’s is everywhere: somewhere in South Dakota is The McFarthest Spot, the place in the contiguous United States geographically most removed from the nearest McD’s.

The Golden Arches are seemingly packed onto every street corner in the east half of the States, while out west, you gots to go the distance for yo fries (except the for heavily populated coastal areas). And in the McFarthest Spot, you gots to go a full 145 miles to gets yo PATTIE on. Fortunately, South Dakota is home to literally 2,213 Taco Bells, 439 KFCs and a singular Pret a Manger. So probably no going hongry after all.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Diamonds, Buttons and Butterflies

Awesome image at the impeccably stylish ddo's posterous. How easy would this be to make? $1 stamp pads, a diamond stamp and a button stamp. BAM!

"Diamonds & Buttons. It's what life's about."

Copycat version soon to be seen in the lobby of my new theatre. Alongside a copycat butterfly punch collage from Livingetc a few months ago.

If people say they're girly, then I can just say:

      1. No no no - they're my girlfriend's! God, I hate them!
      2. I'm putting on a fairylit romance - you think this is girly?
      3. Do you like my T-shirt?

Sorted. Hand my my hole punch and stamp.

Ruined Theatres

Check out these ruined theatres from model's own's excellent blog.

I have already contacted the curators and asked them to drench the theatres in fairy lights in advance of my BIG BUDGET STAGING OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this autumn, starring Mr. Christopher (all the male parts), Audrey Tautou, Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott-Thomas (some of the girl ones). It's going to be really, REALLY good. Tickets available from my head, nightly. 50p.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Berlusconi and Michelle Obama

A picture speaks a thousand words. Silvio Berlusconi greeted the First Lady at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh this week, much to Barack Obama's disapproval. The Italian PM seemed to looking for a little more than a formal handshake.
"Come to Papa!"

The 5'6" lecherous lothario, recently described by his own staff as sex addict and currently undergoing a divorce from his wife following a string of affairs with young women, was strictly despatched by America's first couple with a polite handshake and series of backpats. Not that the Obamas are cold - other world leaders were greeted with far more affection. It's just that... well... would you?

UPDATE: On his return from the G20 summit yesterday, Berlusconi spoke at a rally and, clearly failing to learn from the outcry that followed similar comments last November, said: "I have to bring you some greetings, greetings from a man, what is his name, what is his name - just a minute it was someone with a tan - Barack Obama."

He then added: "You won't believe it but they went together to the beach to get a tan because even his wife is suntanned." What a smart, savvy and sensitive guy.
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