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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sock the Monkey!

Sock Monkey Dress
Originally uploaded by Extreme Craft.
Last night, Claire and I discovered the joys of watching Project Runway at Mary's, one of Atlanta's finest gay bars. My curiosity was piqued after reading an article in our weekly magazine describing it as the "gay superbowl". I can happily report that it didn't disappoint. Around a hundred patrons tossed back $3 well drinks and took their gloves off when it came to comments, many of which were saved for the commercial breaks, when they would turn down the sound and pass the house microphone around the room. After the show (and the thunderous applause at Angela's departure), there was a screening of a rough cut for a new television show from Kyle, who brought us the documentary Stories from the Road: Following PJ Harvey. In the new TV segment, he crashed the Project Runway show at fashion week, stalking the casts of both seasons until he met Daniel V.

This i s all a pretty roundabout way of telling you about a dress I saw on the internet today made out of SOCK MONKEYS! It's being shown among the other craft items at the Minnesota State Fair. Let's hope that next year the maker will decide to make a dress out of the flayed skin of Garrison Keillor. Keep rubbing that lotion on your skin before your radio show, buddy boy!

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At 8/31/2006 02:45:00 PM, Blogger Funky Finds said...

wow! i absolutely go nuts for monkeys, but this is...well, overwhelming? but in a slightly good way, perhaps???

At 9/07/2006 08:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My nutty librarian- sister sent me this one.
I loved it. I do similar nonsense with chenille fuzzy chicks/

At 9/12/2006 11:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend and I saw the gowns at the Minnesota State Fair. I hyperventillated, he cried real tears. We absolutely couldn't concentrate on ANYTHING for the rest of the day. We stopped strangers and told them to go to the Creative Activities Building to see the funniest thing in the world. Brilliant.


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