Archive for October, 2011

The Reason I <3 Street Fairs….

#1. You get to mingle with an interesting crowd.

#2. You get to hear some great local music.

#3. You get to browse the work of local artists and see all the interesting little shops & venders!

Case in point:

Skeletal Dropkick

This is a lovely little shop that specializes in hand-made ceramics. Not only are they useful, but they are SUPER CUTE!


The Walken Dead


Youtuber Brian Rimmer put together this fancy video showing us all of the Doctor’s regenerations from 1963 to 2010, starting with William Hartnell and ending with Matt Smith.

1. William Hartnell – Patrick Troughton: The Tenth Planet, Part 4 (1966)
* The First Doctor dies of old age / exhaustion due to the energy drain on the planet Mondas.

2. Patrick Troughton – Jon Pertwee: The War Games, Part 10 (1969)
* The Second Doctor is exiled to Earth by the Time Lords and is forced to regenerate.

3. Jon Pertwee – Tom Baker: Planet Of The Spiders, Part 6 (1974)
* The Third Doctor dies of radiation poisoning from the crystals of Metabelis Three.

4. Tom Baker – Peter Davison: Logopolis, Part 4 (1981)
* The Fourth Doctor falls from the Pharos Project radio telescope and merges with the Watcher.

5. Peter Davison – Colin Baker: The Caves Of Androzani, Part 4 (1984)
* The Fifth Doctor dies of spectrox toxaemia exposure on Androzani Minor.

6. Colin Baker – Sylvester McCoy: Time And The Rani, Part 1 (1987)
* The Sixth Doctor regenerates when the Rani shoots down the TARDIS.

7. Sylvester McCoy – Paul McGann: Doctor Who: The Movie (1996)
* The Seventh Doctor is shot by a gang member, then dies while being operated on in hospital.

8. Paul McGann – Christopher Eccleston: No official regeneration exists. (This video features a fanmade regeneration created by Mulett.)
* The Eighth Doctor’s reason for regenerating is unknown.

9. Christopher Eccleston – David Tennant: The Parting Of The Ways (2005)
* The Ninth Doctor dies of cellular degeneration caused by absorbing the energies of the Time Vortex.

10. David Tennant – Matt Smith: The End Of Time, Part 2 (2010)
* The Tenth Doctor dies of radiation poisoning caused by the faulting power supply of the Immortality Gate.

This blog has been around for a few weeks now, and I figure some of you may be wondering about the name.   I went through many names.  Most of which were already used on other sites. I needed something unique, funny, and hopefully a bit nerdy.

So how/why “Bunny Venom”? 

This is Attila:

(If you want a “step & go” pet harness like what Attila wears in this photo, you can get them here:
I recommend it for any pet owner, Houdini couldn’t get out of that harness.)

Attila is my pet rabbit that I adopted from the local animal shelter earlier this year.  What can I say, those Sarah McLaughlin commercials really started to get to me…but I digress.

He may look cute and harmless, but that rodent has a viscous streak a mile wide!

Attila-the-Bun is a curious little bunny who prefers exploring and destroying to cuddling and being sociable.  While he does enjoy cheek scratches quite immensely, he would rather be chewing on something.  So much, that if you interrupt said destruction, he may give you a nasty little nip.   I do love my little “bunbun” though, despite his destructiveness.  Not so sure how he feels about me, though.

 Well, we’ll not risk another frontal assault. That rabbit’s dynamite. 

This is where the website name came from.  I couldn’t think of a title, then it hit me.  What if the bunny bit me (which he has….many times), then, like Spiderman, I gained some sort of super-powers from the bunny’s venom?  It seemed so ridiculous that it was cute, and amusing.  That in turn reminded me of some more super hero ridiculousness…Deadpool.  Hence the quote at the top of the page (taken from Marvel: Ultimate Alliance).   “Bunny Venom” seemed like something that would happen in a Deadpool-like comic.

Attila’s name was somewhat of an appropriate coincidence.  I named him Attila, just for the pun.  In an episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, they happen to use the pun (Attila the Bun!), and they also happen to mention Saint Attila in Holy Grail when they are about to use the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch against the killer rabbit.

Brother Maynard: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one.

Cleric: [reading] And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, “O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats and large chu…

Brother Maynard: Skip a bit, Brother…

Cleric: And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

Brother Maynard: Amen.


Well, Everyone Else Is Doing It

This video is making its rounds quite often lately.  I do feel the need to say that YES it is completely fictional.  For those who are convinced otherwise, look at the photo at the end…if the victim was truly unknown, how would they have gotten a photo of the person alive?

I must say, it is very thought-provoking.


“Photoshop is a relatively new invention, but even in the very early days of photography, people were figuring out ways to manipulate photos to certain ends. In the late 1800s, spirit photography became popular with hoaxers and those who just wanted to push the medium, though mainly it was hoaxers trying to prove the existence of ghosts.”

Fantasy World Map

Crap. I should have taken a LEFT at Hyrule….

The Results Are In — Zombie Cupcakes

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These are the zombie cupcakes I assembled.


Baked cupcakes (I used devil’s food…seemed appropriate)

While the cupcakes were still warm, I injected them with “Pus” — a small tub of cool whip, 2 bricks of cream cheese, a tablespoon of vanilla and about a half a cup of sugar (may add more sugar to taste of course)  Whipped everything together till it was smooth and tasty.  Put it in a pastry bag  and injected about an ounce of “pus” into the center of the cupcakes.  If you wanted to make the cream filling more pus-like (or to resemble any other bodily fluid…or even zombie-flesh green), you could add some food coloring.

If the cupcakes crack, it’s for one of two reasons. Either you’ve got too much filling in the middle or you let them cool off too much.  If they’re still warm to the touch, then it’s definitely the former.

On the top of the cupcakes i put a thin layer of green frosting to resemble grass.

after topping with grass, I dipped the cupcakes in a mixture of Oreo crumbs, heath bar bits, and autumn leaf sprinkles.  This gave it a nice outdoorsy rocky soil look.

Then I put the decorations on top. I was able to locate some zombie hands, like in the original design, but then I also found some zombie finger puppets.  As you can see, they turned out quite nicely. I think I prefer the finger puppets to the zombie hands.


EDIT:  Added more photos to the slideshow of ZOMBIECUPCAKES 2.0…..less leaves and gravel, more bones….