Monday, March 23, 2009

Waste of my mind

Something an acquaintance of mine once told me: take a picture of an Asian lady holding something if you want it to look bigger. I don't quite remember the context of the conversation that led to that but....



The above was one of the highlites of last week. Taking advantage of a coworker bringing in a five pound bag of gummy bears and the knowledge that freshly bitten gummies have adhesive properties akin to superglue, I endevoured to construct a chain of gummy torsos that was at least six feet in length.

It's made of over 300 gummy torsos, weighs half a pound, and is six feet, one inch in length. The one in the photo above broke when she tried to hold it above her head; it has since been reaffixed.

To make it I had to eat 300 gummy bear heads and feet, again roughly half a pound, and you had better believe I felt sick afterwards.

These are the things that I do to entertain myself nowadays. Anyone else doing anything particularly exciting? I know at least one grounder is building 3000 piece puzzles in their spare time.

4 comments:

shinysara said...

That is so awesome and adorable!!! I can't believe I've never thought of making a gummi bear chain. If only there was a way of doing it without decapitating them, that part's kinda sad...

Michael said...

Sad but delicious.

Seriously though. Felt ill for like two days. Still worth it.

Waple said...

I had no idea they had such adhesive strength. That's ridiculous. I also can't believe you were able to do that at work. I will require a more in-depth explanation of the building process another day. Well done, Michael.

Thom said...

Nice! What I'd like to know is how you got the idea to do this. Was it random, divine inspiration or are you simply a genius?