Friday, November 23, 2012
Brooke I. may not be able to play Portal herself (it makes her too dizzy), but that didn't stop her from throwing a triumphant Portal birthday party for her science-loving sons:
The table was set with a mini Portal gun and canisters of the orange and blue "propulsion" & "repulsion" gels from Portal 2:
[Correction: Oops, sorry, guys; these gels are NOT edible - but Brooke does have edible versions on her blog!]
Plus there were portals everywhere: painted on tunnel entrances, boxes, and even glowing mirror versions made with rope lighting!
For a party game they played pin-the-name-tag-on-the-Cave-Johnson-portrait:
Yep, that "cake" is actually meatloaf. (I'm making a note here, Brooke: HUGE SUCCESS.)
Head over to Brooke's blog to see tons more pictures, and for the recipe for those gels and the meatloaf "frosting." And thanks for sharing, Brooke!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here's a Thanksgiving giggle for you: William Shatner singing about the dangers of turkey fryers.
I can't even make this stuff up, you guys.
The original PSA came out last year, but this year Statefarm asked John Boswell, the famous Youtube auto-tuner, to remix it for them, with glorious results.
Not only is it equally catchy and cheesy, this PSA marks the first time I've ever heard William Shatner sing in tune. FASCINATING.
Now I'm going to have "dingle dangle!" stuck in my head all day.
Happy Thanksgiving, guys! (Unless you're somewhere it isn't Thanksgiving. Then happy regular weekday!)
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
By now you've all heard (and perhaps grown sick of) the international sensation that is Gangnam Style, but I'm betting a papercraft Psy horsey-dancing on your desk will STILL make you grin:
This work of genius is by Kamilbox, a German papercraft designer, and you can download the template and get complete assembly instructions - for free! - here on Instructables.
Now let's all cross our fingers for an Elevator Guy version. [evil grin]
Thanks to Michelle H. for the link!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Amy H. recently made these foam pumpkins for a steampunk-loving co-worker, who plans to use them for her Thanksgiving table:
(Hey, there's still a day to go for us here in the 'States - and I bet you could find some small pumpkins really cheap right now! Just sayin'. :D)
Thanks for sharing, Amy!
John and I hosted an early Thanksgiving for our families yesterday, which is why I've been MIA over here the past several days. Sorry!
So now I have some catching up to do! Let's get right to it, shall we?
There's been quite a resurgence of 80's action figures being used as wedding cake toppers, and I've gotta say: I APPROVE.
The Star Wars Snowflakes are back again this year, but now with even more fantastic designs!
Anthony Herrera Designs.
Hit that link to see all 24 designs - and the best part? You can download free templates for all of them! Hellooo, easy stocking stuffers! Just print them out, roll them up, and tie the paper roll with a pretty ribbon!
"I'm not having my daughter growing up thinking girls don’t get to be the hero and rescue their little brothers," Hoye explains on his blog here, where he has described exactly how he changed the game and offered his patch for free so other Super Parents can change "Wind Waker" if they like.
However, you've really, really got to see the video for it. I was a bit skeptical when someone mentioned it made them cry, but darned if I didn't get a little something in my eye by the end:
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