Wednesday, May 27, 2009



well, i hope everyone had a happy and safe memorial day and that you were surrounded, as we were, by family and friends. also, jake had a wonderful birthday--thanks so much to all of you for the well-wishes--and for the squirrels, kc and roger!! jake's grampa rodeo gave him some nice bar-b-qued ribs and london broil, so he was happier than a boy could be...

today's post is a bit of a jumble, but i hope you'll get a kick out of any and all bits.

but for those of you who have yet to see this, here's the cover to the elusive perhapanauts no.6--which, we have now been told, will be out in stores june 24. and for those of you in the charlotte, north carolina area, we WILL have them at heroescon that previous weekend! so if you're a real die-hard perhapa-fan and need that book asap--well, just come and see us in charlotte, eh?


our pal, rich woodall, sent over this wacky article featuring "hi-tech," "futuristic" gadgets from the past. i dug this first one the most...!

The 1920s satnav ... and other weird and wonderful gadgets that never quite took off

It was the invention of the future - a tiny machine complete with its own map that would tell motorists which way to go.
But this was no satnav - after all, the communications satellites that help modern cars locate themselves were still decades away.
Instead, the route-finder for the well-equipped 1920s driver was a wristwatch-style device equipped with minuscule maps.

Miniature scrolls bearing the directions were loaded onto the watch and revolved as the wearer continued his journey.
The 1920s TomTom never took off - perhaps because there were too few motorists to buy them.
It is one of the labour and face-saving devices to go on display from a private collection of weird and wonderful gadgets from the past.
Maurice Collins, a retired businessman from Muswell Hill, London, has cherry-picked 50 must-have items from his collection of 1,400 historic gadgets to show off at the British Library Business and Intellectual Property Centre.
Mr Morris said his collection was a celebration of 'ingenious products that attempted to solve human difficulty'.

if you want to see more of the article--and more of the gadgets--check out the link at:


and dani, sent over this touching piece--

The Pigeon and the Bunnies

These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.

Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon that we have here in rehab. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in...even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.

Then, 2 days ago, I only counted 2 bunnies in the cage, so I hurriedly picked Noah
up from the front of the cage so I could look inside. And to my surprise...there was the tiny bunny...under Noah's wing...sound asleep! The bunny had crawled through thecage....preferring a featherbed, no doubt.

Now, they are all together, and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he extends his wings out to surround them...and they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak!!!!! This is amazing!!!


have lots to do and the morning's already racing by!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

First and foremost, thanks for sharing the bunny story. Stories like that make my heart light.

I was down the Cape this weekend visiting the rents. They have a big yard that is normally bunny central, so when I saw that big hawk sitting on top of the widow's walk on the house next door, I immediately headed out to the yard to herd any unsuspecting bunnies back into the woods. The bunnies, of course, were way ahead of me an already made themselves scarce.

Kudos to Craig on that great cover and I cannot wait to find out who the Monster 5 are.

Jason Copland said...

Hey Todd,
Looking forward to chatting with you and Craig at Heroes... and picking up 'Haps #6! The cover looks awesome! Can't wait to read it.

Oh, I've got a new Big sketch up at my blog (, if you happen to wander over that way... ;)
Talk to you soon!

~ Wendy ~ said...

Awww. I love the rabbit story.. why can't we all get along like that? Wouldn't that be quite the world to live in?!
I CAN'T wait to get the new perhaps.. It look great! (poor Larry, *sniff, sniff*)..
So glad Jake and his family had a great time this past weekend & he was spoiled royally for his birthday. :-)