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English Fried Breakfast


thisiswhyyourefat: Meatini A full English fried breakfast served in a cocktail glass made out of bacon. (via rathergood)

Rubber Duckies under a Hockney


Rubber duckies aren’t just for kids.  Why sit in the bath tub with nothing to do?  Rubber duckie, you’re the one.  Two.  Three.  Four! Rubber duckies under a Hockney.

The Drunken Mug


Here’s an interesting little curiosity.  I found it at a flea market.  One side of the mug is a guy with one set of eyes.  And, on the other side he’s got two sets of eyes.  What brilliant, stoned guy thought of this?  Were there a lot of these mugs made?  Did people actually buy… Read More »

Mmmmmmm Grapes!


“Mmmmmmm Grapes!” A pastel painting by Barbara Dale

Meet Jack Perrin

I’d like to introduce you to Jack Perrin, artist extraordinaire.  First, he created the performance piece above, imitating my “Mmmmm Grapes!” pastel painting.  Then he drew the remarkable, “When I Grow Up I Want to Be an Artist.”  Jack depicts himself in the center of the page and the only bit of color is his… Read More »

An Obsession With Food


I’m obsessed with food.  You can tell that from the pictures above.  I paint characters eating.  I serve cupcakes with faces on them to cartoonists.  I take a picture of the hotdog I’m served at the ballpark. When my brother and I were young my mother often made us breakfast.  She took a glazed donut,… Read More »

Stoop Storytelling: Charm School


You have to tell a story with no notes, just you, a mic, blinding lights, and seven hundred people.  It was the scariest thing I’ve ever done.  The theme of the show was family secrets.  There were seven of us.  To hear my secret, listen here

My Old Magnolia Tree


My cousin, John, who still lives in Louisville, Kentucky (where I grew up) just sent me this email: Barby, I noticed your posting on facebook about the magnolia tree at your old, old, old house.  I was over there the other day (we’re putting our house up finally).  Look at your tree now. John When… Read More »

Reddy Kilowatt


*** “It’s too simple, I said.  I didn’t know then it was simple, but eloquent.” (Carl Reiner in, “The 2000 Year Old Man” about the invention of the cross.) *** It’s not very often that I run across something that is absolutely perfect.  It never happens in complicated genres like books and movies.  They’re too… Read More »



The Cold Brown.  They served it at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.  It’s a slice of toast.  Then lettuce, cold turkey breast, chopped egg, and bacon.  Smother the entire thing in Thousand Island dressing.  Live happy. Meanwhile, check out the sandwich below.  It’s a perfect example of beauty over function.  I love it!

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