February 24, 2015

Tools of Creativity

Two C-clamps

One pair locking wrench

One honkin' huge binder clip

Four thumbtacks

Four different types of tape.

Sixty sets of chopsticks (flat)

Two different styles of gift tissue

48 sheets of cellophane

Multiple boxes of chocolate pocky, unopened

Four ceramic tea candle holders

One jumbo bottle acetaminophen

One battery-powered lamp

One nebula light

One kaleidoscope light

Four laser pointers

Multiple hardcover books

One sheet muslin

One item donated via Texas

EDIT: I forgot a couple of things...

One folding tray table

One large bookstand

One trilobite

One rock.

Combine.  The result will be coming to The Pond soon.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 05:03 PM | Comments (18) | Add Comment
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1 Oh noes! The ducks have built a Mecha!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 24, 2015 05:04 PM (+rSRq)

2 Whew! No rubber bands on the list; I think I'm safe!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 24, 2015 08:52 PM (+rSRq)

3 I dunno. "Item Donated From Texas" could very well be a firearm. Or a light artillery piece. I wonder what the penetration on pockyshot is?

Posted by: Avatar at February 24, 2015 10:16 PM (zJsIy)

4 Rubber bands are not weapons, they're power sources!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 24, 2015 11:50 PM (+rSRq)

5 Mmmm, more like Power Storage.

Posted by: Mauser at February 25, 2015 04:20 AM (TJ7ih)

6 There I was nodding along, "mm hmm, mm hmm," then had to double-take to confirm that yes, that's a sixty and not a six on the chopsticks.

And a trilobite. Huh. (Side note: I was fascinated by those when I was a kid.)

I have no idea. I shall await the reveal with due anticipation, however.

Posted by: GreyDuck at February 25, 2015 10:39 AM (3m7pZ)

7 I wonder if the end result be "cute", "terrifying", or "NSFW".  Or possibly some combination...

Posted by: Siergen at February 25, 2015 12:23 PM (ohSuC)

8 Tabletop photography studio for anime figures or war-at-sea set for the battle between rubber ducks and shipgirls.


Posted by: J Greely at February 25, 2015 05:47 PM (fpXGN)

9 This is going to be interesting, I know!!

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at February 25, 2015 06:00 PM (ZJVQ5)

10 J, because "a trilobite" just screams such things?  :-)

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 25, 2015 10:30 PM (jGQR+)

11 (...and I'm picking on you because you're the only person to take a guess.)

Posted by: Wonderduck at February 25, 2015 10:31 PM (jGQR+)

12 The trilobite is the guidance system for the mecha.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 25, 2015 11:21 PM (+rSRq)

13 Or maybe the hood ornament.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 25, 2015 11:37 PM (+rSRq)

14 Trilobites are a powerful symbol of Mad Science, suggesting that the other seemingly-ordinary ingredients will be combined in ways that defy the so-called "laws" of physics.


Posted by: J Greely at February 26, 2015 01:06 AM (1CisS)

15 Did someone say "Mad Science"?

Posted by: Siergen at February 26, 2015 09:55 AM (ohSuC)

16 Wasn't there a kit car or some limited-production thing that used a trilobite as the hood ornament?  That rings a bell for some reason.

Posted by: Ben at February 26, 2015 07:18 PM (DRaH+)

17 Siergen: "Wasn't there a kit car or some limited-production thing that used a trilobite as the hood ornament?"

You may be thinking of "Evolvo," by pun- and fish-happy artist and favored collaborator of paleontologists Ray Troll.

Page 95 of Rapture of the Deep: The Art of Ray Troll (University of California Press, 2004):
"I pitched the idea of an "Evolvo" concept car to various institutions for many years; finally, in 1999, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science fulfilled my dream when they hosted my exhibit there.  I acted as art director for Chuck Parson, a Denver-based artist, who tricked out the automobile with many of my icons.  There was a talking-head video of me in the back explaining my work; in front, a lifelike sculpture of Charles Darwin sat at the wheel, while a lobe-finned fish (Eusthenopteron) occupied the passenger seat.  The trilobite hood ornament was the sweetest touch.  The current mayor of Denver, restauranteur/raconteur John Hickenlooper, is the proud owner of this art vehicle." 

Hickenlooper is now in his second term as governor.  I have no idea whether he still owns the car eleven or twelve years later, though I suppose that as a Democrat,  accepting evolution is not as much of a political liability as it might be on the other side of the aisle, so maybe he does...

Posted by: Ad absurdum per aspera at February 27, 2015 02:30 PM (4sBqR)

18 No,  not what I was thinking of.   Asi de from that,  however:  I did not know that...what an interesting story! 

Posted by: Ben at February 27, 2015 03:48 PM (QoQdM)

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