Bored Panda posted a fantastic series of parent-child costumes. Here are my favorites:
Which is your favorite?
I’ve always been fascinated by origami. I mean, you can take a piece of paper – ANY piece of paper – and turn it into a three-dimensional creature solely by folding that piece of paper. How awesome is that? Who came up with that idea? “Gosh, I’m bored and all I have is this piece of paper. I know, I’ll fold it until it looks like a bird.” Really?
Now, I can do a bit of origami myself:
The problem with origami, however, is that it comes in three difficulties: easy, medium, and epically difficult. For example, compare the above to the below:
Now, I don’t know if this guy follows the “rules” of traditional origami (no cutting, gluing, etc, just folding), but who cares? This is awesome. And I will never be able to create anything close to these even WITH cutting, gluing, etc. Dinosaurs, skeletons, insects (centipedes!), angels, he does it all. Want to see? Check out his Flickr.
Btw, here’s HIS dragon:
My favorite? Probably this one:
So readers, have you ever tried origami? Do you just make cranes? (Love cranes. Especially the ones with flapping wings.) Or are you an origami god like this guy? Or would you rather see the fruits of others’ paper-folding labors? Comment!
Well, anyone who follows my blog will know that I LOVE random feats of human creativity. Like these:
So you don’t have to tilt your head sideways and squint:
The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a medium at large.
He often broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.
Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.
The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
In democracy, it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
A backwards poet writes inverse.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
What’s the definition of a will? (It’s a dead giveaway.)
A bicycle can’t stand on it’s on; it’s two-tired.
Got a couple new articles for interested readers: The Psychology of Limitations: How and Why Constraints Can Make You More Creative and Six-Word Memoirs. I found the second article through the first, but it’s the second article I find the most fascinating.
Now, I have to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of short stories. I don’t like overly long and flowery things either, but I’ve simply never cared for short stories. With a few notable exceptions, they’re either boring or too short to properly flesh out a story. (This is my opinion. If you like short stories, more power to you. You probably like “deeper” literature than I.)
However, the notion of a six-word memoir struck a chord with me. This could be fun! To borrow their graphic:
Go to the articles above for more.
Here’s mine: “I’d still rather be a dragon.”
What’s yours? You can come up with something real or fanciful or humorous – odds are, I won’t know the difference. ;)
P.S. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
The following are proof of three things: some people are awesome, some people have too much time on their hands, and sometimes awesome people have too much time on their hands.
Ginger Cat vs. The Paper Army:
Sculptures that leap off the page: