Crafts Funny Mythology and Folklore TV

Fairy Doors

Hundreds of fairy doors have been attached to the bases of trees in Wayford Woods, Crewkerne.

It is claimed the doors have been installed by local people so children can “leave messages for the fairies”.

But trustee Steven Acreman said: “We’ve got little doors everywhere. We’re not anti-fairies but it’s in danger of getting out of control.”

But I love tiny doors! I even like the doors in Lakeside that are big enough for human to stoop through but (as far as I can tell) have no logical reason to not be human sized. If the fairy doors are damaging the trees or endangering wildlife then ok, but otherwise they’re ace!

Though reading more it sounds like they’re getting some shit ones. Hmm. Does there need to be quality control of fairy doors? Maybe. But what if that’s what the fairies like?

NB: Not to be confused with:

(I tried to find one that had the “Last Man on Earth” Scary Door episode but now there’s a new series called “The Last Man on Earth” that’s what all the search results are for :( )


Futurama Couch Gag

A show out of ideas teams up with a show out of episodes

I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long to have a Futurama couch gag, this can’t be the first, surely?


Roberto Demon

Spotted on Boing Boing today:

The Morgan Library in New York is currenty exhibiting one of the great masterworks of medieval illumination, the Hours of Catherine of Cleves. All 157 miniatures have also been digitized.

Anyone who likes medieval illumination should definitely check it out. Page 75 is a personal favourite, a depiction of Hell itself which upon closer examination appears to be inhabited by a demon with something of a resemblance to everyone’s favourite stabby robot:

roberto demon



Earthican Flag

A composite of all world flags weighted by population (and tweaked slightly to make it a little less red)


I wonder if it’s the sort of thing where your your flag just jumps out at you – I can clearly see the Union Flag but can’t see other more populous nations, though it won’t help that nine of them are tricolours.

It’s almost as good as the Earthican Flag.