Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Saturday, 31 January 2015

NASA Continues Coverup!

NASA administrators continue to strongly deny that there is a stained glass and fusing store on the moon. 
Recent pictures have been circulating on the internet and purport to show the reflection of a long chocolate brown coloured awning with the words 'Stained Glass' inscribed on it in the helmet visor of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lending weight to conspiracy theories which suggest that the U.S. space agency faked the 1969 moon landings in order to divert attention from the Vietnam War and the increasing price of Bullseye kilnshelf paper.

Sceptics have long claimed that photos of the alleged lunar landing which show shadows facing in the wrong direction, coupled with the awning reflection seen in Aldrin's visor, suggest that the event was faked by NASA and the reflection seen in Aldrin's visor proves it was staged in Toronto, Canada. 
Conspiracist Gary Beige has documented proof that Fantasy In Glass Glassworks, a glass emporium of some note, has been based in Toronto for several decades and yes, while out-of-this world, it has never been anywhere but Toronto, more specifically on The Queensway in the Swiss Cheesed GlassWerks Building in Toronto's west end. 
Mr. Beige claims that two employees who worked there disappeared shortly after in mysterious circumstances and that they have yet to be found.
Said Brownie, "The problem is that stained and fused glass craftspeople are scared to talk about this - too many of their colleagues have been silenced over the years."
Canadian Space Agency sources scoffed and pointed to the timing of the story. "This is malice put about by opponents of the United States' plan for a Lunar Moonbase and a colony on Mars and the revival of lead came in stained glass".

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Sales Page Updated

Our Monthly Sales page is now The Unpredictable and Sporadically Always Changing Sales Page and already Mikey has changed and added stuff- see here (you might need to do a page refresh)...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Mikey Once Again Answers Another Question From Gary

“Hey Mikey, how come you can see through glass?” asks Gary Brun.
Wow, how about starting with something simpler like how come the Leafs suck? But, I understand that I do have a job to do, Gary...
The reason you can see through glass basically is that there is no reason that you can’t. 

Despite its appearance, glass is a highly viscous liquid rather than a solid, and you can see through it for the same reasons that you can see through water.
Coming up with such an admirably simple answer, Mr. Brun, allow me to expand a bit further. You are welcome to get your teacher, friends or family to write me further should this not make much sense to you. 

Most liquids, when cooled, have a freezing point at which they suddenly become solid. Glass, by contrast, simply gets gradually stiffer as it cools. At room temperature its rate of flow is so slow that it would take billions of years to ooze out of shape, and for most practical purposes it may be treated as a solid. Its internal structure, though, is not the regular crystalline latticework of your standard solid, but rather is basically random, like the typical liquid. As with many liquids, the rather loosely spaced molecules in glass are simply not big enough to obstruct the passage of light particles (see my paper on the properties of glass here).
Furthermore, (a) there are no footloose electrons in glass to reflect light, as with metals; (b) the energy levels of the individual atoms in glass are not such that they absorb light in the visible spectrum, although they will absorb infrared and ultraviolet; and (c) there are no internal boundaries or discontinuities in glass as there are in ordinary crystal solids to refract light, which would cause some light to be lost to internal reflection. (Glass reflects light only at its external boundaries-- that is, the boundary between the glass and the surrounding air, or whatever. This permits refraction to be precisely controlled, which is what makes eyeglasses, and optics in general, possible). In short, the reason you can see through glass is that there is no reason for you not to be able to see through it.
That is all...

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Go Figure...

Overheard by a staff member:
'I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants...'

A true story (honest- you couldn't make this stuff up);
We once lost a commission because we had suggested the use of gluchip as a background, which the customer had learnt, was made by using animal glue. 

She turned and walked right out of the store. 
She was a vegetarian...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015


(as seen after a seminar taught by Louie)
Our 2015 Seminar Schedule is now up!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Oh, The Humanity!

Former instructor and close associate of Fantasy In Glass "Cupcake' Haff succumbed to cannibalism today...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Social Media

We've had a Facebook presence for a few of years now. 
And when we say we, we mean both Fantasy In Glass and Figimodo.
We also have a YouTube channel.
And an Instagram feed.
Even a Twitter feed.
And our long time running blog (still the go to place with over 1700 entries and counting)
Join us on Facebook and "Like us" to make our blog entries, product announcements, and industry tidbits part of your Facebook newsfeed.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Our Infamous Electro-Figtrometer

See our ever attentive staff meticulously running each and every sale square we receive through our own in-house Electro-Figtrometer. 
Used on all our glass shipments to detect and eliminate excess radiation and bad karma, this is one of the many steps we take to assure your safety and protection. Another reason to shop at the World's Greatest Stained Glass and Fusing Store.
Tuesday it will be getting quite a workout as we expect several shipments, and all not from our full line Ontario glass supplier because there ain't one