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August 14, 2009 11:59 AM   Subscribe

One Million Giraffes

At this point it's just fun to see people all over the world turning off their TVs, putting their computers away and sitting down to drawing giraffes.

From the expert, to the cute, to the inventive, to the...um...idk, One Million Giraffes is may actually make their goal, given that they got 12,000 pictures yesterday.
posted by Potomac Avenue (39 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Forgot to link to the blog: Which has giraffes of the day.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:05 PM on August 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


I would like this one on a tshirt.

I love this project.
posted by ericost at 12:06 PM on August 14, 2009


I don't like it when Web sites lecture me about the brower I am using. I am at work and have no control over that.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:07 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow, no kidding. Even though I could be using firefox or some other browser, I still need to have it pose as IE6 to get out of the network here at work.
posted by utsutsu at 12:12 PM on August 14, 2009


Wow. My wife is gonna love this.
posted by explosion at 12:14 PM on August 14, 2009


you married a giraffe?
posted by empath at 12:15 PM on August 14, 2009 [3 favorites]


Just looked at it in IE6 and OMG that's annoying and unnecessary.
posted by ericost at 12:15 PM on August 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


I love this technology giraffe! On second thought, I realize that I'm going to like a lot of these. I like giraffes. A lot.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:17 PM on August 14, 2009


Just looked at it in IE6 and OMG that's annoying and unnecessary.

You're going to be seeing a lot more of it.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:20 PM on August 14, 2009


Dogpile on the GI-raffe!

Okay. It's out of my system now.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:21 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I prefer okapi.
posted by Sova at 12:22 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


This one (um...idk) would be a Doctor Who reference, from the 2005 Christopher Eccleston series.
posted by lholladay at 12:23 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yes, I know that is giraffist.
posted by Sova at 12:23 PM on August 14, 2009


I'm crap at drawing, but I opened GIMP and made my own giraffe to upload for them anyway. My lack of mouse control is embarrassing enough that I listed my age as 12.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:27 PM on August 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


Oh wait:
You can create your giraffe(s) in any way you like, but not on a computer and no store bought objects.
Fine, fine. Guess it's drawing and mobile camera time.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:29 PM on August 14, 2009


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posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:33 PM on August 14, 2009 [10 favorites]


So sweet! Who doesn't love a giraffe? Hippos, on the other hand are total jerks. Just found that out recently from a South African friend of mine who, when I'd told him how I thought hippos were sweet little plant eaters clued me in that these are one of the most vicious animals alive. Not only did one chomp in half and kill his friend, but they spin their tails around when they shit, like a fan, to spread it as far as they can. Plus, their breath is counted as a weapon. I had the misfortune of smelling their breath. So. Wrong.

Huh. Guess I just had to get that off my chest. Back on topic - giraffes are the bomb. They have fuzzy little antlers.
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 12:35 PM on August 14, 2009


Yay, Marisa's back! Now all I need are tickets to Neko Case and ICP this fall and I am set.
posted by adipocere at 12:39 PM on August 14, 2009


There. I hope he's happy.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:42 PM on August 14, 2009 [6 favorites]


That giraffe is part of the fucking CABAL.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:44 PM on August 14, 2009


YAY FOR METAFILTER GIRAFFE!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:54 PM on August 14, 2009


so he's using the internet to show how we use the internet too much?
posted by dawson at 12:58 PM on August 14, 2009


I wrote this poem while on study abroad in South Africa. It is one of maybe three poems I've written since grade school. Finally, I have an audience for it.

THE GIRAFFE
The giraffe, a bull of stately build and grace
Unquestioned by the beasts about its feet
That graze on lowly roughage, turns its face
To mine, and evolution's labor greets
Its hairless rebel scab. My camera shakes
Between prehensile fingers while a tongue
Decides which waving hand of leaves to take
Betwixt the giraffe's lips. I gasp. A bungled
Photograph. The giraffe, who once had watched
with patient eyes and ancient wisdom, flits
away to higher ground. The frame is botched.
The tour guide chuckles, takes his seat, and spits.
posted by HeroZero at 1:05 PM on August 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


man, that 8 year old can't draw a giraffe worth shit.
posted by shmegegge at 1:11 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I like how you bungle the meter a little in the line that ends with "bungled". Amphibrachtastic.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:23 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


!!!!!

Here's a poem my best friend from high school wrote. She read it at my wedding:

ode to my giraffe (blank verse)

Giraffe, giraffe, giraffe, giraffe, giraffe
Your neck is long, your spots are large and brown;
I like you best of all the animals.
The cow goes moo, the dog goes bark, the cat
Meows; but you, giraffe, make not a sound!
So gracefully you eat the leaves from tops
Of trees; you gallop through the grassy plains.
Not cat, nor dog, nor cow could e'er compare
O great giraffe, you make my heart go thump
A thump a thump a thump a thump a thump.
posted by giraffe at 1:31 PM on August 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


A thump a thump a thump a thump a thump.

That just made me stick my head out the window and bite a leaf.
posted by orme at 1:38 PM on August 14, 2009


Hey! You're not the giraffe from last night!

I guess it wasn't out of my system.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:47 PM on August 14, 2009


Is this cute? You bet giraffe.
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:08 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have always felt that the plural of "giraffe" should be "giraves", with a long A. One giraffe, two giraves... you know it makes sense.
posted by Pallas Athena at 2:31 PM on August 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I feel a giraffe. Must have left the door open.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:39 PM on August 14, 2009


That is a truly soulful giraffe.
posted by maudlin at 3:11 PM on August 14, 2009


Obligatory.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 3:56 PM on August 14, 2009


It's pretty cool, I'll give it that

But it would have been way cooler with octopi.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:07 PM on August 14, 2009


I just had to.
posted by ymgve at 5:39 PM on August 14, 2009


Holy crap. Do you still have a working C64 to play those?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 6:29 PM on August 14, 2009


Yes, though I mostly use emulators nowadays. The games are here because I am in the process of converting them to something a bit more reliable than 25 year old tape.
posted by ymgve at 6:41 PM on August 14, 2009


YOSH! Metafilter's own giraffe made the cut.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:56 PM on August 14, 2009


First live action giraffe?
posted by ChrisHartley at 11:57 AM on August 15, 2009


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