Proper cast iron skillet care

Proper cast iron skillet care

There are so many things that Gothel didn’t teach her daughter. If Rapunzel had had access to the internet, she would have known that it’s essential to dry your cast iron skillet immediately after rinsing.  This life lesson is brought to you by the wise people at HuffPost

Masters Degree in DizCoz

Masters Degree in DizCoz

So you got a mermaid outfit at Party Central for Halloween this year?  That’s cute. You may be vintage, but you’ll never be dressed-up-as-thumbelina-including-weird-hair vintage. I don’t always go into the jungle.  But when I do, I get rescued by flying men in loinclothes. Ryoko-demon‘s Disney cosplay is truly at a Sensei-white belt-virtuoso-master level.  I mean, … Continue reading

It’s always cooler in Japanese, too

In keeping with Disney’s new tradition of releasing trailers that give absolutely no information, the English trailer for this winter’s Big Hero 6 is a boy playing with Stay Puff Marshmallow Man’s friendly little brother.  If you saw Maleficent on opening weekend (you did see Maleficent on opening weekend, didn’t you?) you might have been surprised and confused, … Continue reading

Summer Reruns

Summer Reruns

You shouldn’t be stuck watching old King of Queens reruns when there are so many good things on Netflix this summer. This includes THREE pirate flicks:  Jake and the Neverland Pirates has new episodes for the young; the Muppets Treasure Island sets sail for the young-at-heart; and the long-awaited Pirate Fairy movie (pirate – and fairy – … Continue reading

It’s the American Way

It’s the American Way

If there’s one great thing about the US, it’s the way we chew up and regurgitate other cultures’ traditions. And today is the day for one of the best imports of all.  As you break out the BBQ and watermelon, don’t forget to say a silent thanks to all the rich contributions throughout the centuries … Continue reading

Storybrooke Live is Live!

Storybrooke Live is Live!

The fan-driven interactive site Storybrooke live started Tuesday with updates from all the characters as we begin our journey through 3 seasons of Once Upon a Time.  Travelling at an episode every 2 days, the citizens of the town only know themselves as members of Our World.  Cast are role-playing the official characters, and keeping … Continue reading

Make yourself up

It’s the first day of July, so I hope you already have a plan for your costume. You don’t?!  You only have 4 months to go! Fashion-hair-person-who-knows-stuff Kandeej to the rescue with a long list of make-up tutorials for Disney and non-Disney dress up days.  You have 122 days to practice your favorite look.

That’s Mr. Bubbles to you

That’s Mr. Bubbles to you

If I had to pick any Disney character to call in an emergency, catastrophe, or totally-not-my-fault conundrum, it would be this man: Cobra Bubbles, ex-CIA, Hawaiian social services, intergalactic agent. It’s true that Mary Poppins is the cream of the crop and tip of the top, and Genie has phenomenal cosmic powers, but this man … Continue reading

Boys, too!

Lest you got offended by the feminist angle (not so much angle as full-on tilt) of my post on Maleficent last week, I must mention that Disney does its share of injustice to young boys.  While many have criticized the traditional princess characters and praised Disney for its efforts to rewrite what it means to be … Continue reading