Friday, June 25, 2021

Frankenweenie Sea Monkeys


How did I miss this one?

I enjoy a good Tim Burton flick, especially his older works like Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, and Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

And of course I love his animated masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas so it's surprising that I've somehow never seen Frankenweenie. Well, now that I've been informed the  movie features Gremlins-esqu monster Sea Monkeys I will correct this post haste!

Poppin' some popcorn now...

Rainbow Sea Monkey.

 Nice to sea the flying Sea Monkeys (Sky Monkeys?) getting in on Pride Month.

David Speakman shared this photo and explanation on Facebook.

"This very rare form of rainbow - sometimes called a fire rainbow - is caused by the angle of the sunlight hitting cirrus ice crystals in the atmosphere.  The effect is fleeting, usually only lasting a few seconds before either disappearing or turning normal-cloud white. 

This was spotted June 5 in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. 

Some think fire rainbows are where the concept of dragons came from.

The fire rainbow is play of light weather phenomenon,  a form of Circumhorizontal arc." 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Martin Hsu

Wow. Another great piece of Sea Monkey inspired art. This time from Martin Hsu whose website is full of great, colorful, pop-culture flights of fancy.

If you haven't already be sure to check out the full gallery of Sea Monkey Art.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sea Monkey Wallet

What is a Comic Wallet? Let's go to for the answer:

"Each Comic Wallet is made from a page of a real comic book that has been fused to a piece of rugged canvas. Wallets are professionally sewn together and comprised of canvas, cotton nylon and velcro. Each wallet has six separate card slots and a clear ID pocket.

Like the Cabbage Patch Kid, every Comic Wallet is 100% unique. Custom and bulk orders are enthusiastically accepted!"

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Syncopating Sea Monkeys

I previously wrote about the Sea Monkey Swim Team. Now it turns out there is a band called the Syncopating Sea Monkeys. They play traditional jazz and they're right across the bridge from me in West Sacramento. Our Sacramento Traditional Jazz Festival, one of the biggest in the world, has passed. But next year I will do my darnedest to get out and see these kids swing it.

Check out their website here: