33 posts tagged Pink
33 posts tagged Pink
Something awesome just happened in China: On October 30th the Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Ball Pit.
As part of a breast cancer awareness campaign called “Pink October,” the hotel filled their 81 ft x 41 ft swimming pool with 1 million pink and green balls. The looks on the faces of the people gleefully romping in the massive ball pit makes it abundantly clear that event was a hit.
"According to the hotel, 300 of the guests were recovering cancer patients volunteered from the Shanghai Cancer Recovery Club. The pool was described by Kerry Hotel General Manager Peter Clarke as being filled with "one million wishes," as many of the balls had hand-written wishes on them."
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Last year we posted about Josh Sundquist’s awesome Leg Lamp costume based on the “major award” from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story. For Halloween this year the rapper, motivational speaker, math nerd, and Paralympic champion has outdone himself with an outstanding flamingo costume.
We love the concept, execution, and that amazing hot pink bodysuit. And we hope that Josh doesn’t spend so much time upside-down on Halloween that he misses out on all the candy and ends up with a head rush instead. Candy beats a head rush every time.
American artist Scott Scheidly (previously featured here) has a new solo exhibition of his awesome Pink series of paintings opening at Spoke Art Gallery, which is a perfect excuse to share more of his work here with you.
“The Pinks” explores the cultural and social implications of color and how the predefined notions that accompany these perceptions can alter one’s identity and subsequent world view. By incorporating either hyper-masculinized or historically infamous figures, Scheidly further drives the point home, making a mockery of his subjects though biting socio/sexual satire.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Further proof that nature is awesome: Michael Murphy photographed this amazing fluorescent Red Triangle Slug (Triboniophorus graeffei) in the misty Mount Kaputar area of north-western New South Wales, Australia. This particularly fabulous species of slug is only found along the eastern coast of Australia. By day they hide under leaf mould, “but on rainy nights locals have long reported sightings of hundreds of the astonishing creatures that come out to feed off mould and moss.”
But do they taste as goog as our Pacific Northwest Banana Slugs?
“4 days of 8-10 hours of work, 5.5m of minky and a couple wounds later Pinkie is now complete. She stands at about 55” (4.5ft) from her hooves to the hightest part of her mane and weighs a whooping 15lbs. As pictured, she can stand unaided thanks to some cushioning foam inside of her (to learn how I did it check this journal: [link]). Her eyes and cutie mark are satin stitched instead of machine embroidered because they were too big for my embroidery machine. The lines and details in her mane were also satin stitched.”
And just in case you’re wondering (because we’ll admit we were) this prodigious Pinkie Pie cannot support a person’s weight (that would required a solid internal frame). She’s meant for cuddling, not riding.
Visit the MagnaStorm DeviantART gallery to view more of Elise’s amazing plush creations.
Today is the third and final day of the Emerald City Comicon here in Seattle, WA. The awesome vibe is still going strong and Archie McPhee is still proudly occupying booth #2013, doing our part to fan the flames of wonderful, whimsical geekery that permeate every corner of the Washington State Convention Center.
One of the happenings we promised would take place during ECCC was the opportunity to meet the Original Unicorn, and boy howdy, was that ever an awesome experience. As you can see from the many images posted above, not only did people get to meet the Unicorn, people also hugged the Unicorn, communed with the Unicorn, and even danced with the Unicorn.
Then there was the unfortunate incident with the poor Star Trek “Redshirt" on the worst away mission ever - accidentally stabbed by a unicorn when approaching for a simple hug. Life can be so cruel. Hilarious, but cruel.
There’s still a little time left to come over to booth #2013 and say hello. Unicorns, horses, anthropomorphic bacon characters and squirrels wearing underpants would love to meet you.
Here at the Geyser of Awesome we’re no stranger to animals wearing sweaters. We’ve seen Shetland Ponies wearing sweaters, cats wearing sweaters, and even an adorable pug wearing an awesome dalek sweater. But this might be the first time we’ve seen a snake wearing a sweater.
Meet Milky Joe. Milky Joe’s thoughtful human, Stephanie Christine Davidson, didn’t want her cute cold-blooded friend to get cold during the winter, so she commissioned Kacie Kim (aka Unicorn Girl) to knit this awesome pink sweater for him. How sweet is that?
We must say, it looks great on him and now we sort of wish we had a long, full-body sweater we could wriggle into. Visit Stephanie’s blog to watch a video of Milky Joe enjoying his cozy, pink sweater.