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ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:57 pm
by Ubi Dubium
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I made several likenesses of the FSM (pesto be upon him) for our Holiday tree this year. I'm thinking about showing the UbiDubiKids how to make them, but I fear the mess they would make if I taught them how to make pompoms.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:09 pm
by S'presso
Haannnggg on... Making pompoms?!

Very impressive likenesses. I made one once, out of some rubber tubing. He had glowing LED appendages, but my brother ripped the wiring to pieces

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:22 pm
by ET, the Extra Terrestrial
I didn't know you could make pompoms. I thought the unverse was created with a fixed number of pompoms, never to change. Sort of like neutrinos.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:33 pm
by Ubi Dubium
Of course you can make pompoms! It just makes a terrible mess. Little bits of yarn everywhere.

We even made marshmallows once. (Everybody's response: "You can make those?") It made an even bigger mess. Perhaps anything worth making yourself is going to generate a huge mess. Must be one of those deep truths of the world.

I'd have loved to see the LED appendages. Did you take any pictures?

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:55 pm
by S'presso
Alas, not when they were working. But I still have the monster, and I'll post pictures later. Or when I remember.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:55 pm
by ET, the Extra Terrestrial
Ubi Dubium wrote:Of course you can make pompoms! It just makes a terrible mess. Little bits of yarn everywhere.

We even made marshmallows once. (Everybody's response: "You can make those?") It made an even bigger mess. Perhaps anything worth making yourself is going to generate a huge mess. Must be one of those deep truths of the world.

As witness my Burritos of Doom.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:17 pm
by Roy Hunter
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I didn't know you could make pompoms. I thought the unverse was created with a fixed number of pompoms, never to change. Sort of like neutrinos.

I read somewhere that making pompoms is an extention of superstring theory, where the strings are wound into a multidimensional 'torus' which, once it has come back round on itself, you can then laterally bisect, breaking all the superstrings and forming a relativistic pompom. No, wait, I didn't read it, I learnt it in nursery.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:10 am
by Ubi Dubium
Roy Hunter wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:I didn't know you could make pompoms. I thought the unverse was created with a fixed number of pompoms, never to change. Sort of like neutrinos.

I read somewhere that making pompoms is an extention of superstring theory, where the strings are wound into a multidimensional 'torus' which, once it has come back round on itself, you can then laterally bisect, breaking all the superstrings and forming a relativistic pompom. No, wait, I didn't read it, I learnt it in nursery.


Sounds like the right way to do it. But then you need to take some kind of quantum scissors to it, and trim it down, leaving little bits of superstring all over your floor. (Which you then clean up with a vaccuum energy fluctuation?)

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:45 pm
by PirateFishWorshipper
Merry FSMas to you! :D

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:42 am
by Ubi Dubius
Besides Friday, what is the next Pastafarian Holiday? Nor'easter?

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:52 am
by Roy Hunter
Ubi Dubius wrote:Besides Friday, what is the next Pastafarian Holiday? Nor'easter?

Oohh! Good one!

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:27 pm
by Ubi Dubius
Thank you, Roy. I'll be trademarking it.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:42 pm
by ET, the Extra Terrestrial
Ubi Dubius wrote:Besides Friday, what is the next Pastafarian Holiday? Nor'easter?

Yeah, it's tomorrow.
NOAA wrote:Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
344 PM EST SAT FEB 21 2009

...SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...

.A STORM SYSTEM ORIGINATING IN THE GREAT LAKES WILL REDEVELOP SOUTH
OF NEW ENGLAND...AND INTENSIFY AS IT TRACKS NORTHEAST TOWARD THE
CANDIAN MARITIMES BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING
HEAVY SNOW TO INTERIOR SECTIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN
MAINE...WITH A FOOT OR MORE EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS AND
FOOTHILLS. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW AT THE COAST WILL KEEP SNOW
AMOUNTS DOWN...WITH TOTALS RANGING FROM 3 OR 5 INCHES IN SEACOAST
NEW HAMPSHIRE TO AS MUCH AS 10 INCHES NEAR PENOBSCOT BAY. THE SNOW
WILL BEGIN SUNDAY MORNING...OR EARLY AFTERNOON IN CENTRAL
MAINE...AND SHOULD BEGIN TO WIND DOWN FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST
LATE SUNDAY EVENING INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SUNDAY TO 6 AM
EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

SNOW WILL BEGIN ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE
AROUND MIDDAY...AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...BECOMING HEAVY
AT TIMES DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF
TO SNOW SHOWERS AROUND DAYBREAK MONDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY MONDAY MORNING.

Re: ChriFSMas Tree

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:44 am
by KC Observer
Ubi Dubius wrote:Besides Friday, what is the next Pastafarian Holiday? Nor'easter?


No, it would be next Friday!