Guinea Pigs Tore My Flesh!
“In the deepest, darkest wilds of Peru they encountered the savage ‘Chanchos de Muertos.’ The ‘Pigs of Death.’ The outside world considered them a myth, but they soon discovered the terrifying truth…”
Jason Chalker, a multi-talented artist and designer based in Dallas, Texas, sent us a link to this awesome B-movie poster that he created so we could add it to our slowly-growing collection of art featuring guinea pigs. Thanks to Jason we’ve learned that there is a dark side to those cute little cavies. Sometimes they can be savage beasties!
You can purchase a print of this piece over at Jason’s bigcartel shop. And be sure to spend some time at Jason’s flickr account to view more of his artwork.
Have you made something awesome that you’d like us to see? Submit it here.

Guinea Pigs Tore My Flesh!

In the deepest, darkest wilds of Peru they encountered the savage ‘Chanchos de Muertos.’ The ‘Pigs of Death.’ The outside world considered them a myth, but they soon discovered the terrifying truth…”

Jason Chalker, a multi-talented artist and designer based in Dallas, Texas, sent us a link to this awesome B-movie poster that he created so we could add it to our slowly-growing collection of art featuring guinea pigs. Thanks to Jason we’ve learned that there is a dark side to those cute little cavies. Sometimes they can be savage beasties!

You can purchase a print of this piece over at Jason’s bigcartel shop. And be sure to spend some time at Jason’s flickr account to view more of his artwork.

Have you made something awesome that you’d like us to see? Submit it here.

From the Department of Awesome Animal Anatomy comes this post by astronomy-to-zoology about Woodpecker Tongues.

“The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.”

That’s one impressive tongue.
Learning is awesome!

From the Department of Awesome Animal Anatomy comes this post by astronomy-to-zoology about Woodpecker Tongues.

“The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.”

That’s one impressive tongue.

Learning is awesome!

Reblogged from astronomy-to-zoology

Jeff Farinosi sent us these great (and thoroughly unsettling) photos of a visit with Horsey Claus. It looks like it was a pretty magical experience.

Santa Claus + our creepy Horse Head Mask = Awesome

Thanks Jeff! We hope Horsey Claus brings you every thing you asked for.

(If you have something you’d like to see on the Geyser of Awesome please submit it here.)

Stop-motion animator and illustrator Charles Pieper sent us his own awesome illustration of the dreaded Krampus. This Krampus isn’t content with gleefully dishing out punishment to naughty children. He also wants to give Santa what for. Thanks Charles!
Charles has his own Tumblr called Young Monsters that you can visit to check out more of his artwork. Have you made something that you’d like us to see? Submit it here.

Stop-motion animator and illustrator Charles Pieper sent us his own awesome illustration of the dreaded Krampus. This Krampus isn’t content with gleefully dishing out punishment to naughty children. He also wants to give Santa what for. Thanks Charles!

Charles has his own Tumblr called Young Monsters that you can visit to check out more of his artwork. 

Have you made something that you’d like us to see? Submit it here.

Benjamin Winter, self-confessed fan of all things Archie McPhee and all-around awesome individual, sent us these photos of a fantastic project that he recently completed: he designed and built a sweet set of Super Mario Bros. cornhole boards

Along with some help from his awesome parents, the project took Benjamin about three weeks to complete. After construction he projected and traced the designs of leaping Mario and Luigi, a naughty goomba, and their Mushroom Kingdom surroundings onto the two boards. The resulting images were then hand-painted and they look great.

Of course, you can’t have a cornhole came without the beanbags. Benjamin made red and yellow bags - red for mushrooms and yellow for gold coins. When thrown through the holes in the board, the bags look like objects emerging from the mystery boxes as Mario and Luigi bump them with their heads. We’d probably do our best to mimic the sounds of the video game while trying to chuck beanbags through the holes. 

Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us Benjamin. The Geyser of Awesome salutes you!

Have you made something that you’d like us to see? Submit it here.
Archiemadillo by Jared Konopitski Beetle with Passion by Jared Konopitski Dapper Beetle out for a Morning Stroll by Jared Konopitski The Giant Beetle Pizza Experiment by Jared Konopitski

We just received an amazing submission from Jared Konopitski. Jared and his wife traveled all the way from their home in California up to the Archie McPhee store in Seattle. After they returned home Jared used some of the items he bought at the store in the construction of four different, yet equally awesome, dioramas:

"We had a blast!! I made a diorama with a few things I bought from the store and thought I’d share. I have included a pic of the Archiemadillo with this email. Infact, this diorama lead to inspiration in the form of beetle domes. Where I use preserved beetles and put them into dome environments. I submitted a few pics of those too. I am not sure if this is Geyser of Awesome worthy, but it would be such a thrill to me and my wife if my humble, yet awesome, creations made it on there. Either way, we will always be loyal spectators of the Geyser filled with Awesome!!"

So here they are! Jared Konopitski’s Archiemadillo, Beetle with Passion, Dapper Beetle out for a Morning Stroll, and The Giant Beetle Pizza Experiment. We love them all. Thanks Jared!

Have you used any Archie McPhee products to create or do awesome things? By all means, let us know!

We recently received this awesome and very touching submission from Joey X. Entitled Sula in Sula Heaven, this collage was made by Joey’s friend Dan as an expression of condolence after Joey’s beloved dog Sula passed away.
If a collage filled with light saber-wielding squirrels, piles of meat, and a random peppering of fire hydrants is any indication, Dan seems like a pretty awesome friend. And it goes without saying that this piece also shows us that Sula was clearly a pretty awesome dog.
Thank you for sharing this with us Joey X.
If you have something you’d like to see posted here on the Geyser of Awesome, please tell us about it.

We recently received this awesome and very touching submission from Joey X. Entitled Sula in Sula Heaven, this collage was made by Joey’s friend Dan as an expression of condolence after Joey’s beloved dog Sula passed away.

If a collage filled with light saber-wielding squirrels, piles of meat, and a random peppering of fire hydrants is any indication, Dan seems like a pretty awesome friend. And it goes without saying that this piece also shows us that Sula was clearly a pretty awesome dog.

Thank you for sharing this with us Joey X.

If you have something you’d like to see posted here on the Geyser of Awesome, please tell us about it.

You know we’re big fans of Googly Eyes, but Anne Wheaton puts us to shame. Her new blog Vandaleyes collects all the best of her own Googly adventures as well as user submissions. It makes us laugh every day. 
She and Bonnie Burton discussed their Googly Eye movement at W00tstock during Comic-Con, which you should watch if only to see Bonnie bring new meaning to the phrase, “Hey buddy, my eyes are up here!”
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You know we’re big fans of Googly Eyes, but Anne Wheaton puts us to shame. Her new blog Vandaleyes collects all the best of her own Googly adventures as well as user submissions. It makes us laugh every day. 

She and Bonnie Burton discussed their Googly Eye movement at W00tstock during Comic-Con, which you should watch if only to see Bonnie bring new meaning to the phrase, “Hey buddy, my eyes are up here!”

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Reblogged from vandaleyesarmy