Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
When my little guy was a lot more little than he is now, he had a theory about the goings-on in the yard. Specifically, about the dandelions, which never seemed to go, no matter how hard we tried to get rid of them. They were in fact an army. The Dandelion Army.
So I made these
The Lost Colors of Crayola: Crayola has been the standard for crayons, and at least partially responsible for bringing color naming to the mainstream for 126 years now. The crayons and color names have come a long way from the standard 8 color crayon box of black, blue, red, green, brown, yellow, violet, and orange. Over the years they’ve added plenty of new colors to their line of wax crayons but not all of those can still be found today. Some of those colors have been discontinued or renamed, for various reasons, and since 1998 they’ve maintain a core collection of 120 colors, (check out our post ‘All 120 Crayon Names and Color Codes‘ here in the COLOURlovers blog to see them all and grab their digital code equivalents). Retired colors are tucked away in the Crayola Hall of Fame [colourlovers/evad/27 Mar 2012]
Sir Ben Kingsley in Talks to Play Iron Man 3 Villain: Sir Ben Kingsley is in final negotiations to play the villain of Iron Man 3, but he apparently will not be playing the Mandarin. Don’t believe that just yet. With principal photography creeping up soon, new casting additions have to be completed even sooner and so two weeks ago came a casting call sheet revealing important information about returning characters joining Robert Downey Jr. We know Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson are all back from Iron Man 2, and they may just be joined by newcomer Ben Kingsley for the threequel. Variety has the scoop, reporting that Sir Ben Kingsley is in final negotiations to play “the villain” of Iron Man 3. Any movie fan familiar with Kingsley’s repertoire and of Iron Man’s history may immediately (and justifiably) picture the Mandarin as a good fit for the British actor, but the source specifically states that is not the case. Instead, Kingsley is apparently playing the man behind the “spread of a virus through nanobots,” adding more credence to the rumored Iron Man 3 plot reported by Latino Review - who’ve held a mighty impressive track record in their Marvel Studios scoops over the years. Their scoop had the Shane Black-Drew Pearce screenplay drawing its premise and inspiration from Warren Ellis’ critically acclaimed “Extremis” miniseries of the Iron Man comic books. [screenrant/Rob Keyes/9 Apr 2012]