October 20, 2003 5:44 PM   Subscribe

Pongomania: one person's imagination and obession with toy modeling clay.
posted by mathowie (14 comments total)
Hee hee! This gives a new meaning to To each his/her own!
Not that you can't play Pongo Pong at the same time. Or pongily ponder that a Pongo Pigmaeus is also a...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:21 PM on October 20, 2003

fun! reminds me of fimo.
posted by amberglow at 7:48 PM on October 20, 2003

posted by angry modem at 8:01 PM on October 20, 2003

"Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket"

Not very inspirational.
posted by majick at 8:03 PM on October 20, 2003

Fantastic site. The clay does look a bit like sculpee or fimo clay that you can fire in your oven. Now I must have pongo!

But not this pongo (as featured on cable channel 12).
posted by jabo at 8:15 PM on October 20, 2003

Of course in my day, back when the 100 Year War was still fresh and only a few weeks old, American audiences still had trouble with the Beatles' "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" because it mentioned plasticine instead of "Play-Doh", whatever that is.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:27 PM on October 20, 2003

(Old but interesting link post-warning)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:30 PM on October 20, 2003

I like the art-as-blog scene that has been emerging lately. This is another great example.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:56 PM on October 20, 2003

I wanna see more Matrix parodies using pongo. Or. Playdoh. Or whatever they call it. Back in my day it was called clay, but I'm just an old fart.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:21 PM on October 20, 2003

I adore this - great, great figures and a wonderful presentation. By the way, I just have to say that I love this comment:

This is hard.

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you all that our dog Sirius munched and crunched our friend early this morning. His name was Dobie. I thought you might want to know. I almost posted a picture of the resulting mess, but it would not have been dignified. What can I say? He died at the age of 2 days and knew how to have a good time. Use your imagination.

Peace, brother Dobie.

posted by taz at 3:45 AM on October 21, 2003

I want this to be the official mascot of Metafilter, similar to Domoko:

Please? Please oh please oh please oh please...
posted by mecran01 at 6:01 AM on October 21, 2003

good idea, mecran01 - but I don't think he will scale well enough:

but this one might:
posted by taz at 6:51 AM on October 21, 2003

plasticine instead of "Play-Doh"

They're not the same things at all. Play-Doh is in fact made primarily out of flour, if the various recipes on the Web for making your own can be believed. Even if the real Play-Doh is slightly different, I'm pretty sure it's made of food. That's why it proudly proclaims to be "non-toxic."

If you leave Play-Doh out long enough, it will dry out. Plasticine will not, as it is oil-based.
posted by kindall at 7:01 AM on October 21, 2003

It reminds me of a casting call for Monsters, Inc.
posted by aacheson at 9:19 AM on October 21, 2003

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