Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday's F Word: Happy Coffins

Who says leaving for the afterlife needs to be a somber affair?

The Lien Foundation, a Singapore philanthropic house and St Joseph's Home and Hospice, is challenging outdated taboos.

"The name 'Happy Coffins' may be like an oxymoron...(but) we seek to turn the coffin from a supreme negative symbol of death into a creative canvas for reflection and inspiration, and the positive celebration of life." (Mr Lee Poh Wah, CEO)

Rather than "gloom and doom", the dearly departed can spend eternity in a customized coffin much like the ubiquitious designer clothes and coffee he/she enjoyed in life. And just imagine the conversation starter at funerals to take loved one's mind off of grief for a bit?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday's F Word: Itsy Bitsy Spider...

....crawled up the Mazda vent.

Toyota recalls have become ubiquitous. Ho hum. *yawns*. But now Mazda has implemented a recall due to the possibility for clogs in the vent line to by *drumroll please* spider webs. Seriously. Wouldn't it be ironic if these insects had chosen their vehicular namesake, the Spyder? ;)

"A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction in the line," warns the official recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If a spider does weave its tangled web there, it could prevent vapors from escaping the fuel tank and "eventually result in a crack, potentially leading to fuel leakage and an increased risk of fire."

Naughty, naughty arachnids.

While we're discussing our 8-legged friends, I found a humorous video to the tune of The Who's "Boris the Spider". Here's to hoping you don't feel something crawling up your arm!

Back to the final organization of the new craft room so I can finish up some new listings.