Monday, June 20, 2011

Link roundup

1. Julie Taymor blaming others for the failure of the Spider-Man musical:

“It’s very scary if people are going more towards that, to have audiences tell you how to make a show,” said Ms. Taymor, a Tony Award-winning director of “The Lion King” and other stage works and films. “Shakespeare would have been appalled. Forget about it. It would be impossible to have these works come out because there’s always something that people don’t like.”
Because everyone knows of how respectful audiences were in Shakespeare's time.

2. Idoru used to promote a Japanese ice cream. Here's the commercial itself. Via.

3. Transformers: Turn Off the Moon kid's meal toys at Burger King.

4. I like the muted colors on this blog layout. Even the icons look like they were doodled in ink.

5. For Californians, one pundit's analysis of the current budget battle.

*Buy Happy Meal toys at eBay.


  1. The thing that blows me away about the Happy Meal toys is that they are pretty equivalent to a $4-$7 toy in stores. For instance the My Little Ponies they give away occasionally are larger and more detailed than the ones you buy in the store (I've got daughters) In my summer research class coming up I'm going to do a little pilot study to see if subjects can distinguish between happy meal toys and similar retail ones.

    When I was a kid you got a plastic bag 'puppet' with Grimace on it.

  2. I often like the stylized aesthetic of happy meal toys more than regular action figures.