First, it started with the tastiest science.
And then he announced there will be t-shirts.
And finally I will also have an excuse to purchase this!
I am so freakin’ excited!!!
Because my brain is temporarily out of service, I’m linking to post by The Mother that explains what Boobquake is about.
“A critical thinking experiment is being planned in real time. The brainchild of Jen McCreight, who blogs at Blag Hag, BOOBQUAKE is designed to test the concept that immodest dress causes tectonic plate disruption.
This is where it all started:
I’ve always said science was cool.
I apologize for the delay, things kept getting in the way but I really didn’t want to add anymore new posts until I finished my tribute to Kimberly’s award-winning cake. So here it is in all its glory.
As I stated previously, there’s so much to Kimberly’s cake that I’m going to have to break it down by layers and visit all the geeky little details. We’re starting at the bottom and working our way us, we we’ll start with the table decorations… also known as the parking lot.
See the brickwork behind the shrink-ray valet? Kimberly made over 1500 of the little buggers for the bottom layer.
Here are some of the shrunken ships in the parking lot. (And here is where I display my crappy photography skills. I don’t know what I did wrong, but this year’s photos aren’t as good as last year’s, even though I have a better camera. I’ll have to get my sister-in-law to give me a few quick lessons.)
My first photo of this was taken at a different angle and when I reviewed it later that day, it looked like the little green guy was pissing on the wall. I don’t think that was quite the effect she was going for, so I made sure to get a shot where you could see the spray paint can.
Now to the Lobby Tier:
First is Leeloo with her multipass.
The little green toothy dudes from GalaxyQuest
The Doctor’s TARDIS
Mars Attacks! and Planet of the Apes, along with some more movie posters
The Predator is giving the Alien (with the pink bow that you can’t see) flowers…. is this an homage to Alien and Predator, or to Robot Chicken?
Check out the slime. It’s those little details that I love.
Now it’s time to visit the Concession Stand Tier:
Another poor quality photo. Someone else did it better here.
This entrance to Miliways had me squeeing with joy. That shows you how much of a geek I am.
The chick from the mini-series V (I’m trying to forget the full television series).
I love the single shoe next to Audrey 2’s pot.
The concession stand with Popcorn, Reese’s Pieces, Spice, and a Slurm vending machine.
I’d love one for my cube at work.
The third tier is the movie auditorium, showing Plan 9 from Outer Space, and once again, it’s a crappy photo.
At this point, I’m going to stop trying to add a comment for every photo and just post.
The alien egg was hidden at the back of the cake – I didn’t even notice it the first day of the show.
This was probably my second favorite part of the cake: Futurama AND Buckaroo Banzai jokes in one shot. (The “Han shot first” graffito was my favorite.)
The entire fourth tier, and hopefully final crap quality photo.
One last shot of the entire cake.
It only took a month and a half to put Kimberly’s cake up on my site… but it was worth it.
Special Showcake Competition
This was the second year that the Austin cake show offered a division for Showcakes. Last year there were a decent number of entries for this division, but this year there were even more. While the entries in the other categories don’t have to reflect the theme of the show – about a 7th of the decorator’s score in the Showcake Competition is based on how closely they follow that theme. This years’s theme was “2010 – A Cake Odyssey” (they announced early last year that this would cover both Science Fiction and Fantasy).
In addition to the general rules, the following rules apply specifically to entries in the Showcake Competition:
Application of the theme (15 pts)
Precision of techniques (15 pts)
Originality and creativity (15 pts)
Appropriate design – size, shape, colors, table decorations, etc. (15 pts)
Difficulty of techniques (15 pts)
Number of techniques used (15 pts)
Overall eye appeal – judge’s discretion (10 pts)
Judging will be conducted by a team of qualified judges (this year it included a judge from Sony Pictures).
I tried to post photos of all the cakes, but I may have missed a few. Other than for the 5th to First Place winners, I didn’t get all of the names of the cake decorators because these cakes were roped off and many of the entry forms were out of reach.
Space by Spacewest
2010 Pan-Galactic Alien Film Festival
by Kimberly Chapman
(No business name because she’s not a professional. She’s simply a highly talented decorator who enjoys designing cakes for her family)
This cake was designed to be viewed from all sides, so giving you one good photo is almost impossible. Up next will be a post with pictures of all the details of Kimberly’s cake.