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Turducken: holiday meal of champions

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
By raincoaster

Let no man/woman/child say we are not all about the servicey pieces here at TeenyManolo. In keeping with our untrammelled serviceyness, we would like to present this instructional video on creating that tasty holiday classic, turducken. Boy oh boy, the mouth just waters at the mere thought of this glorious carnivorous feast!

This reminds me of a stuffed camel recipe my mother picked up in Riyadh; it started with a tiny songbird and ended, of course, with a camel. Some people pick up souvenir tees, my mother collected disgusting recipes. Ah, the fond memories I have of making pickled sheep’s eyes (memories of consuming them, somewhat less fond, actually)!

and now for a little interspecies duet

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
By raincoaster

Stolen from CityRag. Which is less tolerable? The baby’s crying or the dog’s?

Day of the Ninja Approacheth, Stealthily!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
By raincoaster

Day of the NinjaAh, the holiday season. First it was Halloween. Well, first it was Thanksgiving, but I understand that not everyone lives in Canuckistan like me, and some isolated places have theirs later, for some reason. So, first it was Halloween.

Or Beltane, if you’re of a wiccan persuasion.

So for some rare few, next comes Thanksgiving. But after that, nothing but shopping till December 25th?

I. Don’t. Think. So.

Into the celebratory void have stepped (silently, stealthily) the Ninjas. Ladies, Gentlemen, and the Great Undecided, December 5th is International Day of the Ninja.

Is your family prepared?

Here are some handy resources that you can implement immediately, should you wish to either ninjafy or attempt to ninja-proof (ha! good luck) your household.

For those anti-ninja fighters, we wish them good luck and provide the Ninja Defense Poster:

Ninja Defense Poster

But for those of you who are pro-ninja, we equal-opportunity bloggers at TeenyManolo are happy to provide instructions to turn yourself or your children into ninjas using nothing more than an ordinary cotton (please, no poly-cotton blends; play safe, boys and girls) t-shirt. Click to enlarge.

How to be a ninja

Please note careful, ninja-like attention to detail: they have a Christmas tree in the background to tip you off that it is in DECEMBER, not any other month of the year. If you find yourself inspired, you can always make paper throwing star Christmas ornaments out of extra wrapping paper.

And here’s something for all the Jewish ninjas out there: Jewish origami throwing stars!

May we suggest, for your Ninja mask, an appropriate choice of shirt:

ninja in training


Friday Caption Contest Results: Goth Faerie edition

Monday, November 19th, 2007
By raincoaster

It looks like the freaky babydolls really bring out the Dorothy Parker in you. Yes, it’s time to announce our winner of last week’s Friday Caption Contest:


Spring Says:

The Bride of Chuckie demanded a Wiccan wedding.

 Yes, sometimes the first time is the best time. Congratulations, kudos, and glow in the dark pixie dust to Spring, our winner for this week!


Monday Teeny Poll

Monday, November 19th, 2007
By Glinda

Not a pretty picture

The Gentlemen’s Club

Saturday, November 17th, 2007
By raincoaster

SuperdadAnother day where others have said it so much better than I…

and because the last time we did this, the sole thank-you we got was from a male of the species, this link roundup goes out to (and comes from) the guys.

Let’s see what the Daddysphere has to say for itself lately:

Superman is a bad dad

Come on Down!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
By Glinda

Hello? Can you hear me?

This dratted microphone, it never works properly. It always works for Drew, why can’t it work for me?

Ahem. In the latest edition of One Bid, I present to you a blast from the past. One of the original hair bands who just wanted to rock and roll all night and party every day. That’s right, KISS. Can you believe they are making clothes for kids whose parents were probably kids themselves when KISS was popular? It boggles the mind, really. Or, perhaps my mind is just easily boggled.

Party On!

What say you? What retail price are people paying for this article of clothing?

There is no Showcase Showdown if you win, but come on, it’s still fun!

And was it just me, or did the guy who was supposed to look like a cat give you the heebie jeebies too?

Guess the Invention- the Results!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007
By Glinda


Now there were some guesses on this contraption that made me jealous that I didn’t think of them first.

Awesome Mom came up with this gem:

It is an electronic high five machine. For those times when you do something super cool and no one is around to high five you.

I can’t even tell you how many times that exact thing has happened to me.

And Brian’s Babymomma submitted this classic:

A personal space keeper for those long bus rides during commute hours?

As highly entertaining as those are, the actual purpose of the invention is an “Anti-Mosquito Hat” for, well, keeping the mosquitos away. But kudos to the young inventors, blessed with such creativity.

Now, if only I could recruit them to draw up some blueprints for a laundry-folding machine…

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