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February 15, 2005 3:07 PM   Subscribe

"There's a Hello Kitty outside my window. Can I have a glass of water?"
posted by miss lynnster (22 comments total)

 
how do you say kawaii! in Martian?

awesome, thanks for the link
posted by matteo at 3:09 PM on February 15, 2005


In April of 1993 we did a feature issue on Crop Circles. In that issue we gave proof of their validity in an interview with Prof. William Levengood, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of the University of Michigan. Since then, the Circles have become more elaborate (they're now called "pictograms" and "glyphs"), and they have been appearing in greater numbers.

Well, this one sure is pretty elaborate huh? Care to chime in Professor?
posted by j.p. Hung at 3:21 PM on February 15, 2005


Damn, I always knew that freaky looking cat was Not. Of. This. Earth (cue spooky music).

What always kills me about crop circles is that people refuse to believe that they are manmade, they have to believe in ET coming down and doodling in a field.
posted by fenriq at 3:27 PM on February 15, 2005


That was funny. Thanks!
posted by notsnot at 3:32 PM on February 15, 2005


Could this possibly be photoshopped? I couldn't find any other pictures of it online, and all links I found linked back to viceland...
posted by Specklet at 3:50 PM on February 15, 2005


Read the article below the picture, that explains how it came to be. There's also an audio commentary on the page that you can play.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:56 PM on February 15, 2005


I found the same picture here. (That link also has a link to Surface2Air, the creators of the crop circle. Their website is seriously annoying.)
posted by Vidiot at 4:05 PM on February 15, 2005


Yeah, I read the article. Gordon Hull is indeed the co-founder of Surface2Air, but there is no mention of this project on their (suck-ass) website.

I think it's bogus. Why would the guy mis-spell his company's own name?
posted by Specklet at 4:12 PM on February 15, 2005


IN THE GRIM FUTURE OF HELLO KITTY, THERE IS ONLY WAR.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:15 PM on February 15, 2005


I'm with Specklet on this one.
I've not heard of viceland before, but seeing as every other article I looked through is a piss-take makes me think we shouldnt take this one too seriously....
posted by qwerty155 at 4:57 PM on February 15, 2005


Coincidentally I saw a Hello Kitty Ferrari yesterday. May be Photoshop.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:01 PM on February 15, 2005


Continuing Surface2Air's website de-rail: Ugh. Browser re-size, barely legible text, counterintuitive everything. Maybe they think they need to be obtuse to maintain a mystique.
posted by gramschmidt at 5:42 PM on February 15, 2005


My guess is legit. Scroll down a bit here to see a view of the circle from the ground & other shots.

Evidently, circlemakers did the actual planning.
posted by Sangre Azul at 5:53 PM on February 15, 2005


surface2air's site was fine by me... no browser resizing, novel navigation technique, what's counter-intuitive about the mac? I rather enjoyed the site, and the nice music I was given to listen to while browsing made it that much better.
posted by odinsdream at 6:01 PM on February 15, 2005


I like how they say THIS IS NOT A CROP CIRCLE on that page Sangre Azul links to.....
posted by jessamyn at 6:06 PM on February 15, 2005


Oooh, nice. (Yes, it's a Hello Kitty post - I had to respond.)

Also, apologies for the OT, but I the only one who thinks it's odd that Hello Kitty now has a pet cat?
posted by JoanArkham at 6:13 PM on February 15, 2005


Wait... isn't that like kitty slavery?

And what's the deal with the little Piglet-esque hamster pal?
posted by miss lynnster at 7:24 PM on February 15, 2005


I wish I owned a little tiny human.
posted by graventy at 7:44 PM on February 15, 2005


Ahh, Sangre Azul, you have changed my mind. Those are the pics I needed to see.

I still think that Surface2Air's site is a piece of donkey ass.
posted by Specklet at 8:07 PM on February 15, 2005


Crap Circle.
posted by wendell at 8:56 PM on February 15, 2005


Damn. WolfDaddy beat me to it.
posted by DyRE at 10:31 PM on February 15, 2005


I now have new desktop wallpaper. Thanks, WolfDaddy!
posted by deborah at 1:53 PM on February 16, 2005


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