Shout Out to the London Chessboxing Club!

After I posted a design for chessboxing the London Chessboxing Club commented and gave a link to their club for anyone interested in what Chessboxing really is and who does it.  The link is still there in that post so check them out.

Turns out, chess and boxing are no longer polar opposites in the sport/games arena.  So if you have been torn between brains and brawn, look no further.  These players bring both to the…table..mat….ring….board….um….whatever.  And better still, men  AND women participate.  It is a crazy world and someone is always thinking up something new.

In honor of those chess boxing crazy champions here is our newest design:



And speaking of crazy new sports, what is too hot to handle and resembles snowboarding?  Check back to find out!


Who’s Your Paddy?

That should tell you that favorite of holidays is coming round again.  Who doesn’t love St. Patrick’s Day? In fact, it may be a favorite around the globe.  Almost every big city has an Irish bar.  And it isn’t because the Irish have suddenly become constant world travelers.

So who’s your paddy?  I guess whoever is buying rounds on St. Pat’s day.  If you are looking for the proper attire your’s truly, the Stoned Hamster and the Literate Phoenix are happy to oblige.  Here’s a link and a taste:

From “Who’s Your Paddy?” to “You Look Like I Need a Drink”  this year you can be the best dressed at your favorite Irish pub.  Here’s a few of our favorites,


Next we are going to give a shout out to a very cool group of athlete/braniacs!


What Do You Do With Your Dead Goat

So you are sitting around wondering, “Hey!  I have this terrific goat carcass.  What would be a really cool thing to do with it?”  Then it hits you!  (Not too hard I hope.)  I could ride around on my horse with a bunch of other horse riders all who are trying to steal my goat carcass and keep it for themselves – at least long enough to be declared the winner.

Then, sadly, you remember, this is already a sport.

I know dear reader, you are sitting there in your sofa thinking “How can this be?”  “Who would think up such a crazy sport?

Oh wait.  If you are sitting ‘in’ your sofa rather than ‘on’ your sofa, you must be Turkic ( a sofa is a type of room).

So then you remember, oh right, our Turkic national sport is goat grabbing!  And you head outside, jump on your horse, still holding onto your dead goat, and you ride off to make sure you can hold on to your title of Champion of Buzkashi!

Buzkashi Afghan flag colors

Check out all the latest trends in Buzkashi Fan Wear!


And tomorrow, I will share the answer to that important question – “Who’s Your Paddy?”



Today I Present….Wacko Sports


Okay, so normally one imagines glasses-wearing  super intelligent people in suits playing chess.  And the stereo type for boxers is not so bright bulky guys all sweaty.  So the question is “Who exactly is playing Chess Boxing???”

No really.  It is a real sport.  I don’t get it.  But it’s just more proof that there is something for everyone in this world, and if there isn’t, wait a moment and someone will invent it.

Tomorrow I will share with you “What to do with your dead goat?”

Free photos

Alex Markovich  has been a photographer for a long time now.  He is offering for free some of his work for your personal use (no reselling).  Check him out. Here is what he says about why he is doing this:

When I walk or travel I take lots of pictures. These pictures are “the moments which impressed me” so I decided to capture that very moment. I’ve got thousands of photos stored on my hard drives an…

Source: Free photos

Ornaments as Unique as You

From homage to Pluto, to Santas and Reindeers, hundreds of unique ornaments you can not get anywhere but here.

There are vintage designs and modern funny ones, as well as some more traditional.  Did you grow up with Howdy Doody?  Got ya covered!  Looking for Dad?  How about an “I AM the Papa Bear” ornament.

How about a harp playing griffin?  A star gazing Santa. Or just a bit of Pi?  A personalized festive dinosaur.  Or something for cat lovers, dog lovers, more.  A drum playing mouse?  Or a personalized house?

How about honoring a firefighter, police officer, or one for your Bae.  Crazy eyed reindeer or Santas in sleighs.  Messages to Santa on the tree can be found.  And a few for the Geeks and the sports fans around.

So click on over and visit a while.  At the very least, we will give you a smile.



Christmas is Coming!

What gifts are you looking for?  Got a horse lover on your list?  How about this design?

horse head w mistletoe no bkgrd
Christmas Horse Silhouette

Maybe you have someone who is an avid fan of marijuana, medical or otherwise:

How merrier can you get?
How merrier can you get?

Whatever and whoever your Christmas gift shopping list includes, there is something in my shops exactly right!

BINGO Players Know B4 You Do!

BINGO it is B4

BINGO!  It’s not just for Grandma anymore.  Seriously.  In fact, there are some seriously serious people out there who play.  They have special equipment.  Lucky seats in their regular BINGO hall.  And callers that sounds like they have over-dosed on Mother Goose.  And if you know someone who is ‘that’ type of player, let’s make sure they are dressed and ready to go to BINGO night.  Here is one of my latest designs.  Have fun B4 its too late!

The Power of the Couch

Cats have been worshiped and adored.  Dogs have been useful members of communities.  It has been said that the difference in the two can be explained by how they view our role in their lives.

Cats look at us and think “they feed me, pet me, and wait on me…I must be a god!”

Dogs look at us and think “they feed me, pet me, and OMG they must be gods!!”

Yep.  That explains nearly everything.  But there is one missing piece of information and I have put it on a t-shirt for your wearing pleasure.  Just so you never forget.