Kristin and Kayla: Adorable Sisters in Amazing Photos

Here’s something guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Jason Lee, a California-based American wedding photographer of eight years, has become something of an internet sensation thanks to funny and imaginative pictures taken by Lee of his two adorable young girls, Kristin (8) and Kayla (5). The photos, uploaded onto Lee’s wildly popular Flickr account, see the lively little siblings snapped as they partake in weird and wacky situations, which vary from daily chores to werewolf-hunting, ceiling fan-riding to playing Super Mario Bros. – in full-scale.

The photos of Kristin and Kayla began when Lee’s mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2006. As Kristin and Kayla were constantly sick with colds and coughs at the time, they couldn’t see their grandmother for fear that she catch their kid germs. Lee decided to start an online photo blog wherein his mother could see her granddaughters and what was going on in their lives. As time went by, the photos of Kristin and Kayla became more and more inventive and fantastical, and Lee and the girls’ internet fame was set in motion.

“Most of the ideas come from the girls,” says Lee of his creative process. “From observing them play, or hearing the funny and outrageous things they say. Their day to day life also plays a big role for my inspiration.” On his shooting technique: “After coming up with an idea, I then ‘set up' the scene, and often use artificial lighting to enhance the images. It helps to plan out the shoot before hand, so at most, I only have them in the shoot for a minute or two.”

Below are some of the stunning, rib-tickling and heartwarming photos in Lee’s collection. If you want to see more (and why wouldn’t you?), head over to his Flickr page or his official blog. [Read more…]

50 Pictures of Cats in Hats

We all know of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book “The Cat in the Hat.” Featuring a mischievous cat clad in a red and white-striped hat, it is and always has been a widely cherished piece of family-friendly literature, beloved since its first publication in 1957 and  turned into a full-length feature film in 2003 starring Mike Myers as the titular feline. Did you know that Myers was nominated for Worst Actor at the Razzies for the film? The film itself was nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actress, Worst On-Screen Couple and Worst Excuse for an Actual Movie. It only won the last one. You’d think it’d win all of them, really. God, that movie was lousy…

Anyway, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, cats in hats. So, I’ve collected 50 (that’s right – fifty!) images of cats in hats from all four corners of the silly part of the interwebs. We’ve got all kinds of hats here: bowler hats, top hats, cowboy hats and wizard hats. All sorts of cats too: Siamese cats, ginger cats, pussycats, erm, those black ones… So, scroll down, look at the pictures, observe them, soak them in and possibly even laugh at them (y’know, if you’re into that kinda thing). Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to go throw darts at a picture of Mike Myers’ stupid face. You ruined my childhood, Myers! You ruined it… [Read more…]

The 15 Most Awesome Draw Something Drawings

Well, it was fun: Draw Something, an interactive mobile application that gained developers Omgpop a Flurry App Spotlight Award this year, took over the lives of our tech-savvy society for a couple short months and then, like so many App Store fads before it (I’m looking at you, Words with Friends), slowly but surely faded away.

The game was simple: pick a friend, pick a word, draw that word, send your drawing and hope its recipient is able to guess the answer. With few of us gifted with the abilities of Da Vinci, Monet or Picasso (okay, maybe Picasso), many users’ drawings were overly simplistic, crudely drawn stick-figure sketches, the kind of stuff a non-prodigious four-year-old scribbles with crayons at kindergarten.

But some artistic souls out there took full advantage of their Draw Something canvas, and crafted technological masterpieces on the touch-screens of their iPods and iPhones, all for the sake of three measly points (or sometimes just one or two). With the game’s popularity now having all but dried up, I think it’s time to take a look back at the best examples of drawings created in Draw Something’s history. Some of them are mighty impressive. But what's your favourite? [Read more…]

Stuff On My Cat: A Review

Ever since the advent of lolcat-popularising weblog I Can Has Cheezburger? in early 2007, funny felines have become a widely beloved sensation of the world wide web. Yes, thanks to ICHC's side-splitting hilariousness, humorous videos of comical cats now fill the comedy corridors of YouTube; priceless pictures of knee-slapping kittens decorate the hallways of flickr and twitpic; even the App Store has taken advantage of the cat-loving craze, with iPhone app CatPaint allowing users to seamlessly insert cats into photographs with the prod of a finger.

One site of many that should raise the interest of cat lovers the world over is Stuff on My Cat, a picture-based blog featuring items submitted by the site’s users. Launched in 2005, it exists to showcase images of cats with – get this, right – stuff on them. This “stuff” could be anything: it could be a cowboy hat, a toy car, a toddler, a slice of toast or, as you can see above, a rainbow-tinted afro. And it’s not restricted to just one measly object being placed on your cat – no no, you can have several objects on your cat, as one user did when, rather interestingly, placing a banana and toilet roll on their puzzled little pussycat. [Read more…]

Dogs Eating Pizza

Last January, we at ThisBlogRules warned you of the rapidly growing national epidemic (possibility of slight exaggeration there) of cats who like pizza. Well, now this speedily spreading contagion, which has left many innocent American citizens well and truly pizza-less, has worked its way into an unlikely source, namely a cat’s worst enemy and man’s best friend. Yes, the pizza-loving epidemic has spread to and throughout the canine community, plaguing millions of mutts worldwide with the sudden urge to devour a pizza, be it a Cheese and Tomato or a Vegi Volcano. Note: speculation has arisen that this urge may have in fact been there the whole time.

Either way, there are boatloads of dogs out there who love to eat pizza, and we have the photographic proof, as you shall see below. Enjoy, but be sternly warned: if you have a dog living within your own home or watching you closely from across the street with puppy dog eyes, protect your pizza with all your selfish, gluttonous might; if you do not, you may lose every delectable last slice of it. [Read more…]