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Pink Thing of The Day: Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot
All Photos By Gail

Navy Pier in Chicago is the place to be if you want to take a bunch of photos of a person who gets paid to hang out in a Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot costume. Appropriate for a Pink Thing of The Day, the costume is a cheerful shade of Shrimp Pink, so that counts!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot

It is this guy’s job to stand outside the restaurant and try not scare people away, I think.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot with Fans

Here, he is posing for a holiday snap with group of tourist fans! A lasting memory from an incredible vacation!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot

Look straight ahead and keep walking, honey!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot

Hello Ladies, are you perhaps hungry for some delicious chain-restaurant seafood?

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot

He is willing to go the extra mile to recruit those who wish to dip him in drawn butter.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Mascot

“I’m Here All Day!”

Pink Thing of The Day: Rose Quartz Cosplayer From Steven Universe!

Rose Quartz Cosplayer
Photos By Gail

Five Points Fest did not really have a ton of cosplayers running around, at least not on the day I attended, but this dedicated fan of the animated TV show Steven Universe definitely stopped me in my tracks, dressed as they were as the likeness of Rose Quartz, a character from that show. Oh, the Pinkness.

Rose Quartz

Here’s what Rose Quatrz‘ character looks like on the show, so you can see they did a bang up job replicating her costume! You can read more about Rose Quartz on her fan-created Wiki Page!

Rose Quartz Cosplayer

Rose Quartz Cosplayer Spy Pic!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Panther on the Coney Island Board Walk!

Pink Panther on the Boardwalk
All Photos By Gail

Jamie and I were out at Coney Island to see the Fireworks on the Friday before the Friday before the Labor Day Weekend. As we sat eating hot dogs and fries at the boardwalk-adjacent tables by the Nathan’s that faces the beach, I noticed a Pink Panther earning some cash by posing for photos with tourists. Because a panther’s gotta make a living.

Pink Panther on the Boardwalk
Also, Batman.

A Critical Analysis of David Bowie’s Crotch Bulge in Labyrinth

David Bowie Labyrinth Costume
David Bowie’s Jareth the Goblin King Costume, Wig and Props from Labyrinth (Photographed By Gail at Seattle’s EMP)

All of this very sad David Bowie news is the only thing that is making people click on links this week, it seems, and we are all in need of a serious laugh, as a respite from our endless weeping. So, here you go, just in case you missed this brilliant piece of alternative film criticism by Rob Bricken when it was originally published at This Link in April of 2013:

A curious movie watcher [asks]:

I realize that you may not be able to answer this question in the same way that ladies and gay men would be, but in your professional opinion as a nerd and movie watcher, which had the greater visual impact in their respective films: David Bowie’s pants in Labyrinth, or Sting’s eagle-shaped codpiece in the Dune movie? In both cases, I felt strongly that their respective directors filmed them in such as way as to convince me that [their crotches] were completely independent, possibly sentient entities. If so, do you think they should have also received separate acknowledgement during the end credits in their films?

Well, you’re right in that I might have a different answer than some, so consider this my opinion, and nothing more: I say the Bowie Bulge in Labyrinth had more visual impact than Sting’s Stinger in Dune, and here’s why:

Sting Dune 1984

First of all, Sting’s underwear in Dune — while winged and containing a massive bulge — doesn’t really show off a lot of detail. Obviously, Sting’s packing something down there, but the underpants themselves cover a volume of space, which Sting’s junk could be contained with room to spare, or fill to the brim. The underpants are solid and opaque, so there’s no way to know for sure.

Meanwhile, Bowie is wearing tights in Labyrinth that show off his Diamond Dog in stunning detail, so we know it’s enormous. It might — might — be smaller than Sting’s package if it truly maxes out its container, but I say the visual proof of Bowie’s gargantuan batch beats Sting’s potential.

But that’s not all; Sting is only in his skivvies for one scene in Dune, while Bowie is strutting around in his Pants Magic Pants for almost the entirety of Labyrinth. More importantly, the way Lynch made Dune, the film — well, Sting’s near-naked duel makes sense, visually and conceptually, within the film’s style. It has a visual impact, but it’s an impact on par with things like the Sandworms and Baron Harkonnen and all that.

Meanwhile, Bowie’s package is the sexual tyrannosaurus hiding in plain sight in what is supposedly a fun kids’ fantasy-adventure movie. While technically more subtle, this half-hearted attempt to hide it is like trying to hide an elephant in your closet — it just makes the elephant a lot more obvious. And most importantly, remember, Labyrinth is about a teenage girl trying to rescue her baby brother from goblins — and the fact that the Goblin King has a massive, massive dick adds this weird, omnipresent sexuality to the entire movie, which I’m not 100% sure wasn’t included on purpose. I say Bowie’s bulge definitely had the bigger impact (so to speak). Also, I am 99% sure Bowie’s penis has its own SAG card.

Should I mention that “Postal Apocalypse” is my favorite thing I do at io9, or does the fact that I got to write 300 words about David Bowie’s crotch in Labyrinth make it go without saying?

david bowie crotch bulge

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Favorite Thanksgiving Joke

Turkey Time
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Q: What did the Turkey dress as for Halloween?

A: A Goblin.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man on Third Avenue

Stay Puft
All Photos By Gail

It rarely fails that when I am waiting for the downtown bus on Third Avenue and 14th Street, a completely batshit insane individual will walk up and try to engage me in conversation. I am not sure if it is just a wild coincidence, or something about the location of that particular bus stop that attracts the crazies, but it has happened on more occasions than I would care to recall. And when it happened again just yesterday, I was fortunately able to remove myself from the situation by wandering up the street to snap this photo of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man happily attracting Halloween shoppers into Ricky’s, which is across the street from the bus stop.

Rickys Storefront

Ricky’s of NYC: for your one-stop Halloween costume shopping needs!

Drop Dead Gorgeous – Monster High Clutch Purse

Drop Dead Gorgeous Monster High Clutch Purse

Wow! You will be so scary stylin’ when you grab this awesome tin clutch purse to accent your costume for Trick or Treating action or any other Halloween night party activity!

Drop Dead Gorgeous – Monster High Clutch Purse Features:

  • Tin clutch purse featuring Monster High Skull with a Bow Logo
  • Metal clasp enclosure
  • Removable nylon strap
  • Printed graphic on all sides
  • Size: 8″ x 3-3/4″ x 3″

Sale Priced at just $8.95 — scary cheap! Click This Link to purchase!