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I am a stop motion animation fanatic.  I’ve seen my fair share of stop motion animations and animators—both good and bad.  However, I have never seen anything quite like the work of PES.
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Well, I have officially discovered my new favorite way to waste time.  It’s called Yearbook Yourself and it is a fun little site that lets you upload your photo and see how you would have looked in classic fashion and hairstyles from 1950 through 2000.
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For those of you who are familiar with my previous blog I have some good news:  “Toilet Humor Tuesday did not die with 365 Video Blog!!”

Toby the Toilet and Tina trash live on and they will be joining us all for a visit and some laughs on Tuesdays right here on Beware the Loquat.  For those of you who are not familiar with Toilet Humor Tuesday, it is the exciting day when my toilet, Toby, and his sidekick, Tina Trash, tell jokes.  Here are the first 2 videos that I posted for Toilet Humor Tuesday on 365 Video Blog.  For those of you who have already seen them there will be brand new videos on special Tuesdays, starting soon– Hooray!

If you’ve got a joke that you’d like to hear Toby and Tina tell feel free to share it with me at bewaretheloquat [at] gmail [dot] com!

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What do you get when you roll 18,085 bras together into a giant ball?  You get a 1,800 pound, 5 foot tall work of artistic genius known as Emily Duffy’s BraBall.
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“Sometimes there’s a macrocosm and sometimes there’s a microcosm, and if you’re dyslexic like me you can’t tell the difference.”  – Bruce Bickford

While browsing the shelves in the gift shop at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, I happened across a DVD called “Monster Road” with a captivating cover.  It showed a man that looked kind yet deranged, reaching out with a small clay figure in his hand.  I didn’t know what it was, but I did know that I had to see this movie.
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Last month I finally had the opportunity to visit the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore, MD.  My mom had been talking about the museum for a number of years, telling me about different exhibitions she had seen at her “new favorite museum”.  I was anxious to see the place after all of my mom’s talk, so on my last visit to the States in July I took a trip to see the museum for myself.
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It would be an understatement to say that I like animals—I love animals; I am obsessed with animals; I live for animals!  Therefore, I was incredibly excited to visit the Safari in Ramat Gan today.

The “Safari” is the popular name for the Zoological Center of Tel Aviv – Ramat Gan, an African park and zoo located in the heart of Israel.  The park is home to the largest collection of animals in the Middle East.  It covers 250 acres of land and houses 1,600 different species from around the globe including mammals, birds and reptiles.
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