Legoland Would Be Proud

LEGO builder grubaluk created this awesome diorama of the lovably disagreeable Statler and Waldorf, sitting in their balcony box seats at The Muppet Show, where they enjoy nothing more than heckling the performers. There’s something particularly pleasing about seeing Waldorf’s bushy mustache and Statler’s shaggy eyebrows in LEGO form.

We hope these two curmudgeons keep Grump Notebooks in their pockets. It would be awful to think of a good heckle when away from the box and have nowhere to write it down — not that being away from their seats would ever stop them from shouting.

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PAINTBOXING IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE AND IT’S AWESOME

Bart van Polanen Petel describes himself as a Dutch boxer/painter. To be clear, Petel doesn’t box by day and paint by night: His boxing gloves are the tools he uses to pound out his masterpieces on canvas-wrapped punching bags.

“As a boxer, I am inspired by this primal nature of pugilism. As an artist, I pay tribute,” Petel says in his artist’s statement. “Instead of crushing bones and shattering teeth, I use my fists to create. I use exclusively boxing techniques, with real boxing gloves. No brush allowed.”

Each painting can take up to three hours and cost as much as £1000 (about $1,680) a pop.

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