ar·cane (är-kān') adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge;

Man-Boy Part II

Posted in tv by arcanedufresne on February 26, 2010

Going back to yesterday’s post of being a twenty-five year old man-boy, today I was having a conversation with some co-workers about the cartoons of the late 80’s and early 90’s that we grew up on. I managed to scour the internet and piece together a pretty comprehensive list of some of my favorites from that period in time. Sometimes I feel like I am the only person who watched some of these shows (Cowboys of Moo Mesa, Gravedale High, Dinosaucers). How come no one remembers Gravedale High?? Rick Moranis was the teacher at a school that housed the adolescent versions of Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman and so many other awesome creatures. What were you watching when you were eight years old?

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Posted in inspiration by arcanedufresne on February 26, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life.

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The Eccentric Worries of a Twenty-Five Year Old Man-Boy

Posted in musings/writings/creations by arcanedufresne on February 25, 2010

Below I have comprised a list of a few strange things that I fear from day-to-day, that I feel safe in saying no normal person probably ever has even cross their mind:

  • When I am trying to cross a busy, fast-moving street and finally get a chance with a break in the cars, I worry that as soon as I step onto the road I will be struck by an invisible car traveling at high speeds.
  • There are automatic flushing urinals in the restroom at work and sometimes they flush while I am still standing at them and I worry I may have died or been killed on the way to the lavatory and am now a ghost.
  • If I am behind a car with someone smoking and they throw their smoldering cigarette butt out the window, I worry that the butt will miraculously bounce from the asphalt into a compartment of my car that contains or carries gasoline and will then explode.

I’m sure that there are more similar and equally strange worries but these were at the forefront of my mind today.

The Workspace Pt. 2

Posted in art, home, inspiration by arcanedufresne on February 24, 2010

As promised, here is a more up-close version of the corkboard above my computer. Again, I’m looking for any one of the three musical performers names. Good luck, amigos.

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Mishka Spring 2010 Lookbook

Posted in clothing/fashion by arcanedufresne on February 24, 2010

Everybody is drooling over Mishka’s Spring 2010 Lookbook. I will have to say that not only am I a fan of most of the clothing articles that they are releasing, but also the whole feel of the lookbook. The shot of them strolling down the bridge makes me think of how curiously exciting it is to roll in with a posse of dudes. You could get yourself into some crazy mischief.

Strangely, I find myself getting drawn back to those vests again and again while browsing through this.

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Corked Board

Posted in art, inspiration, musings/writings/creations by arcanedufresne on February 23, 2010

The newest addition to my “workspace” is the corkboard behind my monitor which has somehow traveled with me from our first house in Iowa City on Benton St. I’m not sure why I wasn’t utilizing it more effectively sooner than this, but the plan going forward is to have a rotating montage of photos on display to draw on for creativity and inspiration for whatever current project I’m working on. If you can name any of the three performers in the pictures, you can win yourself a little gift. Don’t break the WordPress servers commenting all at once though.

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The Bow-Tie Kid

Posted in clothing/fashion by arcanedufresne on February 23, 2010

Last week I was minutes away from purchasing a new bow-tie from J. Crew and as I went to check out, it was conveniently out of stock. I had been fiending for new one for some time now and finally found one I liked for a decent price and was thwarted at the finish line. But now it’s burned into my brain that I need a new bow-tie and I’ve spent the better portion of this morning scouring for one.

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Oh Mama, I wanna go surfin’

Posted in movies, sports, travel by arcanedufresne on February 22, 2010

Ty and I watched Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer this weekend. It was his first viewing and for me the first time I had seen it in probably 10 years. It was still as magical as I remember, and Bruce Brown’s narration is cheeky, cheesy, mildly derogatory and pure gold. Do yourself a favor if you haven’t seen this film and give it a view, especially now if you live in a place that has been pummeled by snow and winter, this is a great escape to help you get through the last few weeks of winter. I’ve never been surfing (goes back to that growing up landlocked situation), but if anyone has some expertise and wants to teach me, let’s find a beach.

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And of course the quintessential surfer accessory, the Woodie Wagon
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Edit: Of course, Nick from A Time To Get and myself are on the same wavelength for Monday. After posting this I went over to his blog to see how he started off the week and it was eerily similar and equally amazing.

Another 2000

Posted in music by arcanedufresne on February 22, 2010

Music Monday has turned into a periodic posting of what I have been listening to over the course of the past couple weeks or so, or however long since the last Music Monday. Every other week seems like a good time frame going forward. You’ll notice a trend with about half of the albums, and the next couple posts will follow in the same pipeline…

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Sheffield’s Creme Dentrifice

Posted in history by arcanedufresne on February 19, 2010

After reading today’s Kaufmann Mercantile post on the evolution of toothpaste and also the inclusion of fluoride in toothpaste(as well as the interesting facts behind why the USA is the only country to still use widespread fluoridation on the nation’s water supply), I feel a strong urge to start trying some natural toothpastes. Has anyone ever used any and have any suggestions? I don’t want it to taste like I’m brushing my teeth with dirt and patchouli. Also, please don’t call me a hippie.

This is an advert from the first toothpaste in the liquid, tubed form that we know today. What a great name for the product. If this still existed I would buy it on aesthetic and name value alone.

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