Monster Haiku at Wildcard Friday April 13

March 11th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Art, Friends & Fun Times, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 1 Comment »

Monster Haiku (book)  features artwork from “52 ills,” a weekly illustration blog created in 2009 by Rachel Arnold Sager, accompanied by haiku poetry by Will Rutherford. All of the proceeds from the project will benefit the March of Dimes, a national organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

“It’s been extremely rewarding to work on such a creative project that also gives back to the community,” said Josh Sager, founder of Second Block Studio, who happened to be born a month early. “When Will Rutherford was looking for visual inspiration for his haiku, teaming up with Rachel was a natural fit. Will’s poems are contemporary and easy to identify with. And they can be silly, just like Rachel’s artwork.”

“I’ve always loved writing haiku because there’s a challenge associated with conveying emotion in such a restricted format,” said Rutherford. “Also, getting to work with such a talented artist as Rachel on top of being able to give back to the community has been a pleasure from start to finish.”

Second Block Studio will also hold an event on April 13th, from 6pm to 9pm showcasing the Monster Haiku Project. Wildcard, located at 4209 Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, will host an art show featuring Monster Haiku Vol. 1, as well as posters, cards, original paintings and selected prints from the book.

Monster Haiku
Friday, April 13
6-9 pm
Wildcard (4209 Butler Street, Pittsburgh)

Monster Haiku on Facebook and Twitter and on the web.

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Boom Box Party in the Burgh: Give a Dolla!

February 3rd, 2012 geekstar Posted in Events, Friends & Fun Times, Music, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! 3 Comments »

Help bring the Decentralized Dance Party to Pittsburgh!

http://kck.st/rX5xOv

What is DDP?
The Decentralized Dance Party (DDP) is a portable, battery-powered Party System. It consists of hundreds of Party people, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing an FM transmitter. All the boomboxes are tuned into the DJ’s master FM broadcast, resulting in a mobile, synchronized sound system!

This Portable Dance Party roams the night, generating complete awesomeness, street by street and block by block, onto buses and subways, into public fountains and beyond. Inevitably interfacing with the public, together we create an infectious epidemic of fun. A Roaming Party Adventure that lasts all night long!

More than a Party, the DDP has proven to be a very interesting social experiment; clearly demonstrating that thousands of people of all ages, cultures and social groups can come together to celebrate life and get crazy in our public spaces without causing any trouble. That is why the DDP is also known as “The Party Revolution”. It is a unique force that has the power to unify and inspire people in ways never before imagined.

When is DDP Pittsburgh?
Friday, April 27 at 8 PM with location to be announced!!
CLICK TO VIEW THE FACEBOOK EVENT

BUT THE PARTY WON’T HAPPEN IF WE DON’T REACH OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL by Feb.10th!

GIVE A DOLLA (or more) THROUGH KICKSTARTER:

http://kck.st/rX5xOv

We are at $727 dollars and need to raise $1000 to make it happen! Only 6 more days left! If everyone, gives at least a dolla, we will make it happen!

THE THEME:
This is the Strictly Business Tour. That means you MUST wear Business Attire (suits, ties, cufflinks, glasses, nice shoes, sexy skirts, gel that hair, etc) and bring along as much business paraphernalia as possible (wheeled office chairs, briefcases, rolodexes, calculators, coffee machines+mugs, water coolers, filing cabinets, etc. get Creative and get Crazy). You can buy suits at Value Village and Salvation Army for like $10 so NO EXCUSES!

Give a dolla on Kickstarter Geekstar friends! Give $20 and score a sweet Fanny Pack of AWESOMENESS!

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Vote for Bird of Prey…Help a Geekstar Out!

January 19th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Friends & Fun Times, Giggles, Pittsburgh, SHOUT OUT! No Comments »

Well, the Steelers didn’t make it to the Super Bowl…boo…but we can help one Pittsburgher shine at the game!

‘Bird of Prey’ is a commercial my long time friend, Joby Harris, submitted to the yearly Doritos Crash the Bowl contest. It’s a yearly contest where the winning commercial is aired during the game – a $3.5 million dollar value! Well, out of 6,000 plus entries, Joby’s commercial was chosen as 1 of 5 finalists!

Joby now lives in Pasadena but his roots are in the Burgh. Let’s show some support! He needs your votes in order to have his commercial air during the game. You can vote daily through January 29. If his commercial wins, he will get to work on a future Doritos commercial with Andy Samberg (SNL) of Lonely Island. AND if his commercial ranks in the top three ads during the game, he has a chance at winning $1 million dollars! This is a game changer! ‘Bird of Prey’ is hilarious…that helps.

Please forward this post to your friends.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR ‘BIRD OF PREY’

Bird of Prey 2012 Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” Finalist – watch more funny videos

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR ‘BIRD OF PREY’

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Happy New Year Yinz Guys!!

January 1st, 2012 geekstar Posted in Friends & Fun Times, Giggles, Pittsburgh 1 Comment »

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Merry Christmas from Geekstar.com!

December 24th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Friends & Fun Times, Giggles 2 Comments »

What’s better than a purple tinsel tree and a SANTA pimp cup! Cheers!

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Unicornucopia

September 23rd, 2011 geekstar Posted in Friends & Fun Times, Giggles No Comments »

So, I just received a magical card in the mail…from my mother. I guess “May your day be more beautiful than a unicorn farting rainbows” is her way of saying…”thinking of you”.  I fully appreciate the card for many many reasons. Little did she know, I do love unicorns so.

I just bought this shirt last week from Threadless.com. What can top flying unicorns and it being Friday?!?!?

I already made friends with a unicorn furry at Pittsburgh’s annual Anthrocon convention. He even modeled for me. I love the James Dean unicorn vibe. The street light added that ambient touch.

Unicorns also have interesting life stories to share as noted before on geekstar.com.

Rainbows and sparkles…

I’m mostly vegetarian…so this would be a no.

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RANDOM PHOTO #5

May 7th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Friends & Fun Times, Giggles, Pittsburgh, Random Photo No Comments »

photo © 2011 geekstar.com | unicorn furry | the streets of pittsburgh on a hot summer night

Yes, I met a unicorn, and he gave me a kiss!

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