Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Public display of aggression

Last Saturday was international pillow fight day!
The plan was to sketch these folks in action, but on the way there, I was delayed by an enormous waterslide.
Fortunately, there was still plenty happening when I arrived.

Everybody had a great time and I'm happy to report that there weren't any casualties.

...well, except for the pillows.

After the feathery riot was over, our group walked to a smoothie place at the base of Angel's Flight. Here's the view from a comfortable shaded chair.

So about the slide. It was a commercial shoot for Dodge that involved well-dressed actors and an inflatable gorilla. I can't believe I'm saying it but I really want to see this commercial now.
Stumbling upon the waterslide was pretty surreal and I was really split with indecision.
'Do I stay and watch people slide down 4th street or do I travel on and watch an enormous pillow fight?'
Fortunately, I was able to choose both!

I wasn't kidding about the gorilla. This is the luckiest guy in the world.

And I noticed that people are really cool when you tell them you're Peter Parker from the Daily Bugle.

What am I going to do next weekend to top THIS?


Stephanie R. said...

Dude, I'm so bummed that I missed the big pillow fight AND the giant slide! Sheri told me about it but I didn't get the message until after it was over. It looked like so much fun! Though I doubt I would put down a pillow long enough to do some actual drawing.

Hope you're doing well. Keep up the posts!

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Yay! Both! I really want to see that commercial too.

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The Gute said...

I just saw that commercial today! Its for a new Dodge SUV and man does that slide look fun! I am happy to report that the giant gorilla does make it into the commercial.

chia said...

wait, so the pillows weren't for smothering and you went anyways? you changed man.

Isaac Marzioli - The Boring Penguin said...

Jeez! Where does one hear about all this sort of fun? I'm just disappointed that you didn't jump on the slide yourself!