Nail Polish Names (an artist’s interpretation)

The people who name nail polish colors are a creative group. The evocative titles don’t always clearly explain the color. When looking at some of the names, these are the images that spring to my mind. These are real names. Try to guess the color. (I’ll be adding to this as much as a can.)

Suzi Loves Cowboys (available here)

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Alien Dentist

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Power Pencils Launch!

My brand new business and brand new website for my brand new line of products has launched!!!!

These are magical pencils that are loaded with super powers. There will be a new pencil with a new power every month. The wooden pencils ar etched with magical markings and words. They are fantastic!

The first pencil is the Pencil of Desire. Whatever you write with this pencil will come true!

Next month’s Power Pencil will have it’s own design and power. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but it’s going to be awesome. took about a year to get off the ground. The original idea went through many, many stages and it was six months before I finally figured out how to make the actual pencils. Then it took a whole bunch of months fine-tuning that process. I learned so much about all kinds of things! And now I’m ready to make magic pencils!

I’m so excited about this! And the Pencil of Desire is literally and figuratively just the beginning! As I continue to master the art of making fun products, I’ll be releasing more and more stuff!

Laser Farm will continue to operate as my main, personal webzone. And it’s here that you’ll find the usually wonderfulness and Lego Advent Calendar blogs. But now I have two websites! And one of those websites sells magic pencils!!!

Thank you! Now go enchant your words!


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12 Mind-Melting Optical Illusions You Will Not Believe!

Take a deep breath and dive into these eye tricks and treats!

1. The Gentleman Sparrow

Stare at these dots for one minute without blinking. Then stare at the back of your hand for three minutes, blinking rapidly. An image of a sparrow in a top hat will appear after three minutes. (Room must be silent.)

2. The Ants Dance

Look at the ants in the image above. Unfocus your eyes and slowly move your head towards the red dot in the center. As your nose reaches the dot, the ants will begin to wiggle and move and finally the ants will appear to spell out a very unusual word. It may take a few attempts. Never give up!

3. Chatty Arthur
By looking at this image through a paper towel roll, keeping both eyes open (left eye looking through the roll at the spiral, right eye looking straight ahead at Arthur), you will notice the man appears to be moving his mouth!

4. The Nag and The Hag

Can you spot the evil old woman hiding in this drawing of a horse? Try looking at it from the corner of your eye.

5. The Color Conundrum

Your perception of color changes with age. Stare at the box below.

If you are younger than 18 years old, you will see green dots on a red background.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 45, you will see green dots on a blue background.
If you are over the age of 45, you will yellow dots on a green background.

6. The Red Ghost
First, look at something bright red. (Pink will not work.) Now hold your two index fingers in front of your face so that the fingers are barely touching and you can still see the red item in the background. With fingers in the air, look at the red item for about thirty seconds. Now close your eyes as hard as possible. Did you feel that? Pretty crazy, right?!

7. Celebrity Zebra
Stare at the zebra stripes for one minute. Now stare at something blue. The face of Johnny Depp should appear.

8. Triangle Trouble
How many triangles do you see in this image? The answer might surprise you!

9. Rocket Tilt
By tilting your head 90-degrees and looking at these three tiny rockets, you should suddenly feel weightless and will be unable to use your feet. This is due to an early human fear response.

10. The Monkey Cage
You can put the monkey in the cage by staring at the star for ninety seconds and then staring indirectly at a mirror for two minutes. The images will slowly combine.

11. Three Shades of Gray
One of these color boxes is actually red. Can you tell which one?

12. George Clooney’s Secret
If you hold George Clooney’s autograph up to a mirror, you’ll find a secret, erotic message!

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Casting Call!

I’m looking to cast four starring roles in a new web series that I’m writing, directing, and producing. The project will be made in the Lehigh Valley area of southeastern Pennsylvania. (Allentown, specifically.)

Casting four starring roles: Two women and two men between the ages of 18-25. The tone is a cross between Parks and Recreation and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I assure you, this is a silly comedy video and not some creepy weirdo thing.

Improv and comedy skills are a plus, but not required. All are welcome to try out. Looking for happy, positive attitudes. Being creative and goofy helps, too.

I will be holding auditions/informal meet-n-greet in March, with plans to shoot the first episode during two weekends in April(weather permitting). We will be shooting in the Cedar Beach Park area of Allentown, PA. (Near Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College.)

This is a volunteer effort, but I will provide food and snacks, and the project has potential to lead to bigger and better things. Plus, working with me will be a delight because I’m amazing and will not yell much.

You will be at the very start of a new, fun project that will hopefully amaze the entire world! Or at least it will make your friends laugh.

If interested, please email your contact information:

I’ll be sending out more information and coordinating meetings via email.

Please pass this along.


Updates to follow!

Dan Bergstein

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Lego Advent Calendar: Day 24! The Grand Finale!

Santa! Today’s item is Santa!

He has a different beard and hat than the other Santas. His hat even came in its own tiny bag, which makes me think of some magical land where, instead of dealing baggies of drugs, criminals deal bags of Santa caps. Continue reading

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Lego Advent Calendar: Day 23

It’s Christmas Eve Eve! Today is the perfect day to read my short story, What If Nothing Happens This Christmas.

There are only 2 items left in this calendar. One of them is Santa. Santa will pop out of the calendar tomorrow. That’s a sure thing.

As such, if I’m going to get a Mrs. Claus in this calendar, today is the day.

Will she appear? (Hint: No.)

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Lego Advent Calendar: Day 22

Three days. That’s all we have left. Three. After today, we’ve got two days. Then one. Then none. Then tears.

Will this calendar continue to impress during these final 72 hours?

Short answer: Of course.

Long answer, keep reading. Today’s item is… Continue reading

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Lego Advent Calendar: Day 21

Happy Winter! It’s the first day of Winter, which is strange because in Eastern Pennsylvania, we’ve already had three snow storms this month, and today it’s going to be 60-degrees. Calling this Winter is like calling a bald guy “Curly” or calling live-action fairy tale remakes “good.”

Today’s item is great. Of course it is. This entire calendar is great! Continue reading

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Lego Advent Calendar: Day 20

I make a Christmas card every year and send it out to the people who are lucky. Last year’s card, pictured below, looks like the poster for the new Joaquin Phoenix movie called Her. If Joaquin (which I pronounce as Jokin’) had a full beard and was sans shirt, I might take legal action.

Here’s a picture of the card…

And here’s the inside…

This year’s card is more of a think-piece. I’ll share it with you at another time.

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