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OMG it’s XYZ!

‎Posted March 21, 2013 in Fred Hacks, Sightings, Stuff We Like. Tagged with .

So the other day, while catching up on our long-ignored Twitter page, I noticed we were tagged in a photo. >click<

WhaHUH?? Those our are XYZ Blocks! Did someone knock us off? Were the images licensed to someone else? No. That's not even possible. I cannot believe someone had the chutzpah to take our wonderful blocks and blow them up to coffee table size. I need to get to the bottom of this…stat! Heads. Will. ROOOOLL!

Wiping the sweat off my brow, I took another look. How did they get those Scrabble tiles so big? That desk lamp is huge! What does this “mini modern” watermark on the photo mean? (They don’t call me a super sleuth for nothing.)

Everyone, meet Modern MC — modern dollhouse interior designer. *headslap*

Says MC about her inspiration:

I was led by thoughts of cool parents who don't take life too seriously, collect pop culture trinkets and sometimes go to Comic-Con.

Um…that's like everyone in our art department! Almost. Thanks for including us MC — and reminding everyone to have fun!

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Fred Sox Outing!

‎Posted August 14, 2012 in Behind The Scenes, Stuff We Like. Tagged with .

Last week the Fred staff took part in the 4th Annual Fred Sox Company Outing to Fenway Park. We had newbies, seasoned veterans, Sox fanatics, an intern, one interloper and a hitchhiker all join together to watch the Sox beat get clobbered by the Tigers. And what else did we do? WE STARTED THE WAVE! Yep. We were those people.

Fred, who forgot that he himself had tickets to see the game (in the good seats, natch) found out about our questionable deed and let out a disappointing sigh. "Who the @#$% starts a wave when the Sox are rallying?!?"

We do, Fred. We do.

Fred staff on the bus bound for Boston.

Our motley crew "loosening up" before the game.

Jason was unhappy because he had a flask of tequila down his pants and not in his belly.

Fenway Park view from the bleachers.

Our seats were exceptional during Detroit’s numerous home-runs.

Art department representin'! Carl, Liz, Tara, Jason, and Winsor.

Fred staff

To our left: Dee, Peter and Angela.

Fred staff

Paula and Deb clearly had a ball.

Jess and friend successfully rallied the fans.

Julio and Meagan started the second Wave.

So let’s root, root, root for the wrong team…*sing song*

Ooooh, Eeeee, Ahhhhh…Detroit scores again!

Customer Service representin’! Jess, Amanda and Jill.

Interpretive song and dance to the tune of Sweet Caroline.

We're famous!

Big THANKS to Fred for the tickets, dinner, drinks AND transportation to the game. He sure knows how to throw a company outing!

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Holy Hacks, Batman!

‎Posted July 14, 2011 in Fred Hacks, Stuff We Like. Tagged with .

The cuties over at My Jello Americans really broke the mold when it comes to re-purposing our ice trays with their boozy concoctions. And believe it or not, they're ALL Jello shots. Take this, for example. It's called "the Skrik" (that's Norwegian for "the Scream" or "Ice Screams" in Fred). An artful aperitif indeed.

Ice Scream jello shot

Here's a backward boilermaker (and straightforward genius) called The CityWide. Start with one Pabst Blue Ribbon shot glass, fill with Bourbon and pop the whole thing down the hatch. Now we don't condone this kind of drinking, but we do condone this kind of fun!

Cool Shooter jello shot

Okay guys. This one creeps me out. In fact, it's so foul mouthed it will make your jaw fall on the floor. (Just remember the five-second rule!) Take a look at the MJA School of Dentistry:

Frozen Smiles jello shot

Frozen Smiles never looked so…good?

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We Love People

‎Posted March 15, 2010 in Just For Fun, Stuff We Like. Tagged with .

This video made us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Comedian Mark Malkoff sets out to disprove the myth that New York is unfriendly by attempting to transport himself from the southern most end of Manhattan as far north possible only by having people on the street physically carry him along the way.
[youtube=] "You're Like Yoda, Man"

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