Sunday, December 26, 2010


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Go ahead, admit it: Rock is great but what you really love is DISCO! We saved the last (and best) dance for you. TheSupercargo, TiddK, Squawkingalah, MarcosArroyos and (he, he, he!) OsmarJardim show off their moves and invite us all for a spin on the dance floor!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


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A Salon Artwois world premiere! Lead singer @ameeee and her band of miscreants @lagadu123, @maxraunchiness, @harrarp & @SJHatzi perform in an exclusive Salon engangement to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and a rockin' New Year!

Christmas Greetings from The Supercargo

(Read aloud and fast!)

A singular epitome of Twitter intellectual,
My knowledge is a fascicle, ethereal, material,
But I can Google anything my little brain can't hold at all
And use it in Artwicutweets and never seem illiteral.

Though I'm terribly familiar with moradacious matters rhythmical
And understand Artwiculations vulpine and vestigial
Porphyrophobia left me agroof and ipsilateral
And feral, gusto, lurid, tryst and wizen quinqueliteral.

But Artwiculati everywhere, I value your camaraderie
Your panoply of "likes", "retweets", panurgic skullduggery
And when replete with rhetoric, raillery, thaumaturgy
You'll see this Twitter intellectual aspire to dramaturgy!

(With apologies to W.S.Gilbert)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Update: Wanda in the Midlands

Wanda is with Anamuk. The Winter Wonder Midlands call for coffee, fencing and a gold rush mix.
Tom does a season special.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wanda in Nottingham. A sneak preview.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Travels of Wanda Erlust part 3

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saturday's Paper

Wanda was last seen traveling North with a wicker chest full of goodies.
It's said she's on her way to the ancient settlement of the Saxon leader Snot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Update: Wanda in Essex

Wanda is still en route in the UK. The Wanderlust bear is with Ginette (@Gardencomet) in Essex, and after meeting Dad Bill she's taken on an outing to Southend-on-Sea. The longest pier in the world, how does that grab you Max? The seaside! Tom gets excited enough to dress up for the occasion and do a song.

Monday, November 8, 2010

No horns, no balls, here's Tipsy!

Posted on November 8, 2010 by Jane (@lagadu123)

Altogether now: "CUTE..!"

Monday, November 1, 2010


3 scoops in a cone, one in your hand!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

How to make a Halloween Plumkin

These are hard times, with the recession and all. And few realize how hard it is to come by a simple pumpkin in some parts of the world.
This is where BartWender comes to the rescue. Whether you're in dire straits like North Korea, Iraq or Australia, here's a solution to help you save your hard earned cash by skipping the pumpkin and going straight for a stiff one at the bar instead.
This tutorial (click to enlarge) should help you to have a Happy Halloween after all.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Podcast #12: Amy chuckles (before going to bed)

And one more Salon podcast. This one by Amy Brown (@Ameeee), on five recent tweets that made her chuckle.
From Goulburn, Australia, she presents live on stage: Mendacious, Hithermost, Mercurial, and Gambol...

(By the way: Goulburn now beckons the visitor on the Great South Road (Freeway) and invites you to stop and explore both its urban and rural heritage and lifestyle! Check it out!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Update: Wanda in Devon III

Before Wanda leaves Devon, @TiddK sent Tom her photo album of the little bear's visit.
Cream tea and Ursula. And proof that love was in the air!

(For an overview of Wanda's adventures so far: check this)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Podcast #11: The Word is "Diphthong"

A new Salon podcast by @TheSupercargo, based on the Word of the Day of October 18.
Yes, His round-up has a voice! Enjoy.

You can read a transcript of this podcast here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Update: Wanda in Devon II

                                     Click the pictures for their original size.

Tidd takes Wanda on a day out. Oxygen and Exeter, a whole new world opens up to the wandering bear.

@TiddK writes: "YAY! Wanda was so excited to win Artwiculate again. :-)
Note to all future hosts of Wanda - collaborate with her on a daily Wanda tweet : people will vote and you could have a win (or more) from it!
Here are two comic-style pictures recording our day out yesterday in Exeter.
I go there once a week anyway, so it is very much a real slice of my life.
They show Wanda in the therapy centre where I go for oxygen, at the Mediterranean café, at the Cathedral, and at the philosophy group.
Hugs, Tidd

Monday, October 18, 2010

Update: Look, no jetlag! Wanda with Tidd in Devon, UK

                                                                                                                      Click the images to enlarge!
So, Wanda made it across the Atlantic and into the land of the Devonshire cream tea, involving scones, jam and clotted cream.
Not sure if she gets all that, but Tidd has already documented her first day with Bruno and Ursula. Click to enlarge!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Update: Wanda in Minnesota part II

Another Update!
Wanda has left Minnesota. But there are still some more pictures of her adventures with Tina and Miriya!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Travels of Wanda Erlust Part 2

Will she go intercontinental now?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Update: Wanda in Minnesota

Wanda in the Twin Cities, visiting Tina in Minnesota. And visiting Miriya most of all, it looks.
Tom does an Elvis imitation, it's the only Teddy bear song he knows...

Tom sings

Well, he gives it his best shot.....

Monday, October 4, 2010

Update: Wanda in New York City part II

David (@dsceiorg) takes Wanda from Fire Island back to Manhattan, and gives her a precious souvenir to take on her travels.
As we got some comment on the speed of part I, this version is slower so David's haiku's can be fully appreciated. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Paul Appreciation Society

Paul @pn8r has such a plethora of lady admirers that he now has to face his very own PAS, Paul Appreciation Society.
Tom reportsings about this of course.
The crown concept was by @Squawkingalah, and @lagadu123 @Ameeee @Gardencomet @mazpowles @MaltaGoddess and who knows who else are the instigators.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Update: Wanda in New York City part I

Wanda visits David (@dsceiorg) in Hell's Kitchen and he takes her to Cherry Grove on Fire Island for fine food, good friends and a fire station.
As David says: "How many girls just show up in Manhattan and get taken to Fire Island? Not many, but all should."
And for all you Artwiculate haiku lovers, this is a real collector's item!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To Laura

Bon Voyage, Laura.

The last airline tweet @Krafti_Kit tweeted was "Couth Airlines: Polite and refined while you fly and unwind. #artwiculate #finallyadecentairline". Laura passed away on September 23rd after a long battle with lung disease. So don't be surprised if we start seeing GS posts requesting an Artwiculate version for playing up in the sky. Knowing Laura she'll have everyone knitting & tweeting in no time. Which is fine, especially since there are way cool people in addition to Laura who are dead and could add a lot to Twitter (I'm talking to you, Sir Winston.) Not to mention to Artwiculate (Heller, Heinlein, Kesey...) Laura may be drinking Martinis with these guys right now & explaining to them the 140-character thing. (Oscar goes Wilde about it). And how to RT. Which is great for them - they're with Laura, ergo, in good company. But here at the Salon & Bar Twiculate, we miss her. Mix us a huge pitcher, BartWender. We want to drown in it. And tweet airline tweets.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Update: Wanda in New Jersey

Paul (@pn8r) is entertaining Wanda with games and visions out of this world.
(To keep track of Wanda's whereabouts: The Chronicles)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Update: Wanda meets Buzz Lightyear..?

BartWender notice: Also: Artwiculate's Birthday is coming up, look!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wanda: A Teaser

Tom is ready to do a song and dance about another Wanda adventure. Just so you know.

BartWender: The SalonArtwois has been online for half a year. I want to thank you all for your patronage.
And we have some bottles of Mastichato Chiou to celebrate...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

An Innocuous Long Island Ice Tea

Even if the weather isn't right where you are right now,
in our virtual bar it's always perfect!

With love from
The Supercargo.

PS: Not sure anyone can read that now I look at it on the screen ... and I forgot the Cola! Here it is again (with correct spelling of 'recipes' too).

Relative proportions for a Long Island Iced Tea

1:Triple Sec (some recipes double this, some leave it out)
2:White rum
2:Lemon juice (some recipes halve this, some replace with Sweet and sour mix)
Fine powdered (icing) sugar

Fill a tall glass half full of ice. Add all the ingredients. Stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Travels of Wanda Erlust part 1

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Update: Wanda in Dallas

On her travels to Artwiculati around the globe Wanda has been to Laguna Beach, Tijuana, Portland, San Jose and Austin.
She now visits @Amanuel187 in Dallas, Texas, and he takes her to the Museum of Nature and Science.
Tom, Bartwender's Cat, does the singing report as usual.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Has anyone seen Tom?

BartWender: Last thing I saw he was grooming himself like mad just for Marianne's party.
Jeez, that tongue of his has seen places you just don't wanna know..

Mermaid Announcement


OK, everyone! Pool Party starting soon at the Salon! 9:30 pm Paris time, 12:30 pm Los Angeles, 1:00 pm New Delhi, 4:30 pm Tokyo, 5:30 am Canberra!


The men of Artwiculate are ba-a-a-a-ck reprising their now-famous Chippendale's dance for their favorite dame, the one and only Marianne whose wit cuts to the quick and has that uncanny way of capturing truth in but a tweet. She thinks she's not a poetess, she, but those of us who see the coruscating flights of her mind's fancies know better. We assumed she's watched brother Jon show his Chippendale's moves ad nauseum so Osmar Jardim gallantly offered (paid us) to replace Jon and dance for Marianne. (And on second thought, maybe the girls can use the Ice Bath we booked for the party too...)

Let's Mango! And Mambo! (Jumbo?)

Let's get this Pool Party started!!! BartWender stocked up on all the good stuff & decided to kick off the party with Fresh Mango Margaritas! So what are you waiting for? Order yours! Love, hugs and body shots!

Care To Join Me?

Oh, yes! The girls, (Katy @Kado56 and Miranda @Tralala56) specifically requested for the Party a Sauna and an Ice Bath (we think the latter's for the guys). BartWender can't say no to the girls, so here we are - cherchez la femme!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Update: Wanda in Texas II

Not too many bears have visited the Texas State Chambers. Leave it to Marcos to take Wanda on a Grand Tour.
Of course Tom, BartWender's cat, felt it needed some Good Ole Southern Karaoke, so turn up the volume, and sing along!

Maybe you should read the book first, before watching the movie. @marcosarroyos wrote:

Wanda signed in as a visitor, then we went to my office. After a few minutes I said, "Let's sneak out of here and go look around." She said, "Yeah, I've never been to Texas before. So we went outside and walked around the grounds. She wanted to sit on a cannon and see what it was like. I helped her up there, but she didn't see what all the fuss was about. "Why do they always have cannons at places like this?" she asked. I really didn't know unless it has to do with phallic contests, but I didn't tell her that. She sat on a bench to catch her breath for a little bit. She thought the Capitol was very pretty, and it is. In fact, it's taller than the one in Washington, DC. We take pride in that here in Texas.

I explained to Wanda that the Texas Capitol is the only Capitol that faces south. It faces that way, so that the Yankees (this is a Civil War and current term) can kiss our ass. Wanda laughed about that a lot.

We saw the rotunda where I took her photo sitting in the center which commemorates the Republic of Texas. Later we went upstairs to see the Senate Chambers. She looked around and said, "Nice place, but so much bad goes on here, I can tell." She's right. They say you don't want to watch sausage being made or watch the Texas Legislature at work. They're both pretty nasty. She took a seat in the back under some photos of recent Senators, but wasn't impressed.

We went down the elevator and ran into a lady I work with named Cheryl. I introduced them. Wanda liked Cheryl and asked for a photo. Before we sneaked back to my office, Wanda wanted to get her picture taken with a bust. No, not that kind of bust, a copper statue thing, you know. Anyway, she picked out this guy with glasses that was a Senator in the Texas Legislature for like 40 years. I told her that lots of dirty money probably crossed his palm.

After work we went home in rush hour traffic. We got home and met Zoe a little girl that Mrs. Arroyos was babysitting for the evening. We all went out to Que Pasa for some great Mexican Food as only you can get it in Texas. Don't tell anyone, but the Mexican food is better in Texas than it is in Mexico. I know, I've had both many times.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Update: Wanda in Texas

Wanda is having a field day with Marcos in the Lone Star State.
She gets a grand tour of the Capitol building in Austin, and a VIP peek into the Holy of Holies of Texan democracy.
Tom, BartWender's cat, did a song and dance about it.

And this is only part one. Stay tuned for more. Mucho more!
She may not want to leave…

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Update: Wanda in Oregon

In her wanderings, Wanda spends quality time with Laura in Portland, Oregon.
Krafti_kit kept a visual record, all the way to the creation of a blueberry tart...

Larry King and Sarah Palin discuss Artwiculate

Well done, Planetchopstick (Australian, age 35)
He took the last nine winning tweets on June 29 and...
...well, watch it yourself.

BartWender: I addded a transcript of Lady Palin's musings in comment #2

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Update: Wanda with Krafti_Kit

Tom gets a postcard from Wanda, who is with Laura (@Krafti_Kit) in Oregon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Podcats #010 (Video)

Clean the cat box, Tom did a Podcast! Here are his favorite tweets. Live on camera!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Update: Wanda in San Jose.

For those of you wondering where Wanda's wanderlust had taken her, here's @ajeanne's update: 
(click the image to really get close to her new friends...)

1. Wanda arrived with her darling suitcase, full of fun things for her trip.
2. Wanda makes friends with Summer & Raleigh, two RagaMuffin kittens who enjoyed her company very much.
3. As she goes out with Mr. Moose, Wanda dons fashionable pearls.
4. She loved the kittens so much, she made friends with Rhapsody's new litter.
5. Little Rodeo, the cow kitty, took a special liking to Wanda. She was like a big sister to him.
6. Wanda and Patriotic Rabbit have a fabulous time celebrating the 4th of July.

We'll miss Wanda here in San Jose, but we know she'll have a great time visiting with Laura up in Portland.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Let the compotation begin!

Nothing but the best for EmmaExpress! BartWender has ordered too many cases of Champagne (hmmm... he's all too eager to keep refilling all the ladies' glasses, keeping an eye out especially for Emma - her glass that is). On the menu today, both boiled and grilled lobster, smoked salmon continental, Bar Twiculate's house recipe of shrimp perfectly cooked in a fragrant broth of root vegetables & cloves served with our secret cocktail sauce, Alaskan King Crab, oysters on the half shell (for Max), and of course, caviar!

A toast to Emma:

Congratulations on getting your Master's, Mistress of Wit! Wassail!

Stay tuned for more libertine debauchery including but not limited to a hot, hot, hot video of Emma dancing the tango... can you guess who with?

****BartWender here.... a glass of Champagne coming right up for beautiful Miranda. You are looking lovely again today, Mademoiselle.

Ready... Set... Tango!

EmmaExpress (looking red-hot!) celebrates getting her Master's on the dance floor with that consummate libertine MaxRaunchiness, showing off his moves. Oh, Max - is your dance card full? Gentlemen -if your ego can acquiesce to granting Emma her earned "touché!" her dance card may accommodate several more roués...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Now blow your vuvuzela to this!

Brevity, thy name is twitwit

A homage to short & sweet articulate tweets,  by Katy @kado56.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Final Wanda in Tijuana

Here's Wanda doing some bedtime reading last nite. 
She has departed TJ on her way back to @SJHatzi

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wanda in Tijuana Update

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wanda in Tijuana

Left: "Here I am introducing Wanda to the redheads, blondes, and brunettes at the Tequila Bar & Grille.
She's a great sidekick, because the ladies just threw themselves at me. I think they all got jealous of her. Ha, ha, I love it!"
Right: "Here's one brunette who didn't feel threatened by Wanda.
She wanted to keep her, but I explained the law on kidnapping in Mexico are harsh due to all the kidnappings they've had lately.
No problem after that."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A serenade for Wanda?

This picture came in the mail, signed: "Wanda gets serenaded. Max Raunchiness, Tijuana"
What's the deal Max?

Monday, June 7, 2010

California Dreamin'

***Click on collage to see a larger version of Wanda's scrapbook!

What a blast we've had these last few days, Wanda & I. Alas for me, Wanda will soon be on her way. Her itinerary is almost all worked out and we'll post it here within a few days. Right now it's looking like I'll be dropping her off to Max at TJ (just a couple of hours by car from me) & after I pick her back up & she's off to tour the States with a short sojourn in Canada and then she'll be off to Brazil, followed by Europe, India, Japan and Australia!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wanda on Skype

BartWender: Just had to check if Wanda was for real, and boy, she is!
Raving about how excited she is about meeting MaxRaunchiness in Tijuana.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Wanda Erlust Chronicles

***Click on the photo to read all about Wanda's first day of her "Around The World In 365 Days" trip!

Meet Wanda, everyone! Wanda is a gypsy, philosopher, troubadour! She just started visiting Silia in Southern California for a couple of weeks & then she's off to see the world!

She wants to flirt with MaxRaunchiness in Tijuana and talk Kafka late into the night while drinking Gimlets with MarcosArroyos! Party with StarOfSavannah, ultracutebot & coinopratdchris, have pn8r to show her the stars, dsceiorg cook for her & Aaron paint her portrait & sing for her! If they'll have her, that is. And then, who knows? Hunt down Harrarp (wherever he roams) and play a game of Go with him (she's been practicing) and then head off to party with Lagadu123, Tralala56, EmmaExpress & Kado56? Finally meet lithiumzombie's goldfish! (OK, Daniel too, she says.) Mmmmmmm... meet MaltaGoddess! (So much fun to be had with Nancy, so little time. *Sigh*.) Jaunt over the Channel for tea with TiddK & GardenComet? Visit TheSuperCargo & guest-star in his daily wrap-up show? Meet up with Igor and drop in on dmriver down under? Ditch Igor at David's and talk JonPowles into cooking for her? (She reaaaaaaaaaaaaally wants him to compose something just for her!) Meet her heroine MazPowles? Meet Squawkingalah's galahs and dance to "Hotel California" with mwartwiculate??? Maybe OsmarJardim may want her to visit in Brazil? Have sushi with Tama001 & agezoko in Japan? See a monsoon wedding or two or three or twenty three with NavinSasikumar, Prashanthm18 & Asim7Asim, Nimue_, DrChavi and...? It's a small world, after all & she wants to live it all! And what about Fatal_Romantic, Faisal___, TinaNguyen, californiakara, minibtweet, twordbird, ysabeluna, davecurry, maryjenkins, ZimmerJohn, DrMobs, GoldenSkye, FogOJones, Eridanus, ChrisDetar, LBY3, Kings_Indian, LunaJune, Wifsie, bwlighting, Mirridun, Anamuk, CelticGladiator, GbayUgurl, Amanuel187, Krafti_Kit, Silverne, Jneen8, Quatfest_Haiku, StephCat716, Nickpbonwick, BurningHawk1969, baccatum, tGunnars, LorcanDesperado? And DrJillZ, K_Geddings, AJeanne, Ecclestoned, PranavMukul, InVinceWil, SnowAndStars, GraffitiPoet, ariandalen, hfeagea, beezknez, lawyergirl3, yearningford_sky, urbanascetic, minibwilson, LStephenCleary, Slave_To_Coffee, lexiconhead, honeygloom, DonnaFaz, Yupius, storygirl08, Schnicka & DarkHaikuMoon?

ONE guess whose idea was this! Nope. Wrong! It is... dmriver's! Oh, yes! It all started a couple of weeks ago with a few DMs that went like this:

"Silia I've had an idea that might be silly, but I quite like. We could have an artwiculate bear (teddy bear) that travels between artwits and get's photographed where people live, could have a series at the Salon? Would that be fun? Probably have a log book to travel too where people enter messages, what do you think?"

ONE guess what Silia thought! Yeap. You're right! From then on it's been a team effort to outfit Wanda (bohemian chic), help her pack (that's her suitcase in the picture) & get her trip started in California.

Here's in David's words his vision for Wanda's circumambulating:

Bear Manifesto (David's rough notes, when finalised these will be in the cover of Wanda's travel log)

1. Treat Wanda well, she has travelled far and has a long way to go.

2. Wanda will travel around any artwiculators that would like a visit within a country before she moves on to another country (she doesn't want anyone to feel left out).

3. Whoever agrees to a visit is then responsible for sending her on to the next person.

4. Send Wanda on as soon as possible, probably 5 days maximum stay. (Her first stay with Silia is longer because they're getting her ready for her trip).

5. Postal addresses must be kept confidential (not passed on to anyone for any reason).

6. Take one or more photos or a video of Wanda somewhere that is important to you and send it to the Salon with a description of where she is. Local icons would be good, or a day in the life of artwiculato X.

7. Wanda's travel log book must be filled in: date, name/twitter name, location (but not your address), WOTD for that date, your own favourite entry to artwiculate for the day, personal messages to the rest of the crowd. Please keep it clean, this is a teddy bear remember, children will want to see in her logbook. (Editor's Note: He's talking to you, Max. ;-).

******If you want Wanda to visit you please say so in your comment to this post so we can begin scheduling her itinerary.

So who do you think named Wanda? ONE guess! Include it in your comment & we'll post the answer in a few days!

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