This is my 300th post and my third blog. It is by far the most fun for me and hopefully, it's been a little fun for you, too. Thank you for putting up with my smart-snark, haiku hang ups, dinosaur lovin', pop culture commentary, book & movie reviewing, blog hopping, juvenile drawings, and...oh, heck, it's all pretty juvenile. If you can't have fun when you're an adult then what's the point? You might as well remain an ovum.
In honor of the 300th post to CHERDO ON THE FLIPSIDE, I'm giving back to my community with some creative suggestions.
In Knoxville, we have an iconic remnant of the 1982 World's Fair in the form of the Sunsphere. Personally, I think it's cool and it definitely adds something to the city-scape that gives it a unique look, much like the St. Louis arch or the Golden Gate Bridge (with less magnitude).
Every time Hubzam and I drive pass downtown, I spew forth positive comments on our own dear Sunsphere. Without fail, he replies that the "gold ball" should be torn down. Blasphemy! He is just jaded by his time in K-ville and constant exposure to this fancy orb in the sky.
Unfortunately, I think many Knoxvillians feel the same way. They've lost their love for the shiny ball, but it's not too late. We just have to work with it a little more. As a resident of K-town, I've seen people dress their dogs and cats for everything from Halloween to Easter. Why can't we do that with the Sunsphere?
|Disclaimer: No portion of the Sunsphere is edible.|
Mayor Rogero, are you listening? These are gems.
|Disclaimer: Knoxville has no actual deadly rays coming from a big Sunsphere eye.|
Halloween ushers in hundreds of haunted houses, cemetery tours and Fall festivals. By decorating our Sunsphere with an Evil Eye, any passing tourist would realize we are serious about Halloween. Too scary? There's always the old standby, the Jack-o-Lantern.
|Disclaimer: The Jack-o-Lantern does not contain a giant candle. That would just be silly.|
Having seen the new and improved Summer and Fall attire on the Sunsphere, the public will clamor for more.
|Disclaimer: Holly berries are poisonous. Not these, but in general. Happy holidays.|
Ho, ho, ho...Merry Christmas! Call the art students in once more for the holly leaves at the base.
|Disclaimer: No actual egg products were used. This is vegan display.|
Easter celebrants will appreciate the giant egg and if they're not celebrating the holiday, we can always go completely secular and, to quote Portlandia, "put a bird on it." Wouldn't that put you in the mood for Spring? Of course, it would.
My son just walked by and suggested we turn it into a disco ball. He needs to up his creative game.
Mayor, I await your call ( I'm available as creative consultant, should you need assistance).