Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


G.D.B.P.W.S.N.B.D.G. for short
January 13, 2012 3:07 AM   Subscribe

Giraffes Drawn By People Who Should Not Be Drawing Giraffes, the only website "dedicated exclusively to giraffes drawn by people who should not be drawing giraffes." It features a pithy giraffe by Philip Glass, and aims to acquire drawings from both a sitting world leader and Lady Gaga (neither of whom should be drawing giraffes). (Previously)
posted by quoz (33 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love this. Whimsical and the website owner is a charming writer.
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:29 AM on January 13, 2012


Seems to be down at the moment? There's a cached version at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://prettyawfulgiraffes.wordpress.com/.
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots at 3:54 AM on January 13, 2012


Loaded for me. Also David Eagleman's isn't so terrible. It's something you'd at least recognize as a Giraffes.

Also, given the level of scribbling, I wonder if a lot of these weren't done at booksignings or something, where the scribbler was pressed for time.
posted by delmoi at 4:09 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


IIIII......Liiiiiiiike.......thiiiiiiiiis?
posted by shortyJBot at 4:11 AM on January 13, 2012


I like the Wall of Shame for people who turned her down. Number 5 on the list:

Former MN Governor and Conspiracy Theorist Jesse Ventura. June 2011. When approached at a book signing for 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You To Read in Rosedale, MN, his reply was a simple, “I don’t know what a giraffe looks like.” No comment.

Minnesota wit is lost on me.
posted by three blind mice at 4:12 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


All them's doin what they aught not should'a did.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:26 AM on January 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


I take issue with this idea, because I think everybody should draw giraffes. Giraffes are totally awesome to draw, because they look like something that was designed by someone who didn't quite know what they should look like to begin with.
posted by xingcat at 4:30 AM on January 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


Favorited for "pithy giraffe by Philip Glass".
posted by pracowity at 4:36 AM on January 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


I approve! I, too, ask people to draw giraffes for me!

I got Chuck Palahniuk to draw a giraffe for me once. It was super-nice of him, because I was at the end of a really long line at a book signing. This was after the audience disappointed him because no one got sick during his reading of "Guts." It is actually a pretty decent drawing of a giraffe, and he included a black tongue. I should find that when I get home from work.

I also got Jeph Jacques and Jeff Rowland to draw giraffes for me, but they probably don't fall under the category of "people who shouldn't be drawing giraffes."
posted by giraffe at 6:14 AM on January 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Fuck facebook. THIS is what the internet was supposed to evolve into!
posted by symbioid at 6:42 AM on January 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


Coming soon: Governance And Legislation By People Who Should Be Drawing Giraffes.
posted by Anything at 6:43 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


My new band is called Phillip Glass and the Pithy Giraffes.
posted by echo target at 6:55 AM on January 13, 2012


I'd forgotten about the One Million Giraffes project. The main link in the (previous) thread is down because the project site moved to onemilliongiraffes.com.

And the good news? "Jørgen was wrong." - the site owner did collect 1,000,000 giraffes.
posted by rh at 7:03 AM on January 13, 2012


If anybody needs a sockpuppet username, Pithy Giraffe seems to be available.
posted by schmod at 7:05 AM on January 13, 2012


I love a bit of crowd-sourced e-Dada.

Greatest thing of its kind since Sorry Everybody.

Thanks.
posted by Herodios at 7:12 AM on January 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I dunno, Lady Gaga practically IS a giraffe.
posted by Artw at 7:15 AM on January 13, 2012


Is "pithy" a synonym for "looks like a dinosaur"?
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:08 AM on January 13, 2012


Everyone should be drawing giraffes.
posted by hermitosis at 8:10 AM on January 13, 2012


Everyone should be drawing giraffes.

I drew a giraffe once.
posted by martinrebas at 8:19 AM on January 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like the fact that people on the cutting edge of scientific enquiry can't draw nearly as well as people who lived in caves 32,000 years ago.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:29 AM on January 13, 2012


I tried drawing a giraffe. It is harder than it looks.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:37 AM on January 13, 2012


Dr. Zira: It is harder than it looks.

Needs more spots.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:41 AM on January 13, 2012


Giraffes Lions were never native animals of Southeast Asia the internet in recorded history. As the result the depiction of lion in ancient Southeast Asian internet art, especially in ancient Java, is far from naturalistic style as depicted in Roman or Persian art counterparts, since the artist whom carved drew the lion sculpture giraffe doodle never saw the actual lion giraffe before, and all based on perception and imagination.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:46 AM on January 13, 2012


Yeth. That Philip Glath giraffe is pretty pithy alright.
posted by yoink at 9:51 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


This guy really shouldn't be drawing giraffes.
He's good at it, though.
posted by the Real Dan at 10:36 AM on January 13, 2012


I ask for people to draw me a sheep. It's a rare thing that they (correctly) draw me a box with airholes.
posted by Capt. Renault at 11:33 AM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! You have won sweetkid's "This is exactly what I wanted to see today" award. Giraffffessss.
posted by sweetkid at 12:28 PM on January 13, 2012


I tried drawing a giraffe. It is harder than it looks.
posted by Dr. Zira at 11:37 AM on January 13 [+] [!]



It's kyoot.
posted by sweetkid at 12:29 PM on January 13, 2012


Didn't Bad Spock Drawings kinda do this type thing first? I like them, but then again I can draw Spock quite badly (and have there and will offend so again).
posted by Shane at 1:06 PM on January 13, 2012


Here's my attempt.
posted by symbioid at 3:11 PM on January 13, 2012


We can all draw giraffes!!! There's over a million of 'em.
posted by BlueHorse at 3:37 PM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


symbioid, that is adorable.
I think everyone else who posts in this thread should draw a giraffe.
posted by Dr. Zira at 3:57 PM on January 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Dan Rather story is great.
posted by grapesaresour at 4:02 PM on January 13, 2012


« Older Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen...  |  The billionaire became inmate ... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments