This Balloon Artist Takes His Job Very Seriously. The Results Are Awesome.

When you think of the phrase “balloon artist,” you probably see images of puffy poodles, silly swords or maybe a funny hat. But this guy has given the children’s party staple has been a mind-popping upgrade.

Jason Seconda is the owner of Airheads Entertainment where he pushes the boundaries of what you thought balloons were capable of. I just hope he’s not blowing all of these up by himself. I never thought I could be this impressed by balloons.

This is just wild.

The 40th anniversary is now the balloon year.

I’d like to try this on for size.

I hope this princess didn’t pop!

These are the scariest balloons I’ve ever seen.

Lookin’ good, gramps.

“Kiss me, I’m a balloon!”

Special delivery!

(via Twisted Sifter.)

You can find out how to book the Pennsylvania-based balloon guru for your next shindig on the company’s Facebook

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Read more: http://viralnova.com/balloon-art/

Did George Takei swipe yesterday’s pasta snark to sneer at Barilla?

http://twitter.com/#!/GeorgeTakei/status/383569212553183232

Yuk, yuk, yuk. Get it? BIGOToni.

George Takei’s Twitter feed is usually pretty entertaining and he once insisted that he writes all his own Facebook commentary.

For a guy proud of crafting his own commentary, his swipe at Barilla for its chairman’s stance on traditional family doesn’t seem too original. “Bigotoni” was done to death by the progressive herd yesterday.

http://twitter.com/#!/peacevehicle/status/383354286593155073
http://twitter.com/#!/HeyPapito77/status/383393435144560640

Pasta wordplay aside, apparently Barillia’s apology wasn’t good enough for Takei:

http://twitter.com/#!/BarillaUS/status/383346542218084352

Ahem:

Related:

Actor BD Wong hops on the Barilla boycott train

Rep. Jared Polis trolls ‘extra-double lesbian loving’ Barilla chairman over ‘traditional family’ comment

Chrissy Teigen says goodbye to Barilla pasta over chairman’s ‘traditional family’ stance

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/09/27/did-george-takei-swipe-yesterdays-pasta-snark-to-sneer-at-barilla/

RIP: ‘Alien’ designer H.R. Giger remembered as ‘genius visionary’

http://twitter.com/#!/WSJ/status/466172520102916096

He gave life to nightmarish creatures and settings in movies like “Alien” and “Species” as well as disturbing paintings melding human and machine elements. H.R. Giger’s work work is recognized across all creative genres from the visual arts to music and film.

Giger’s museum in Gruyères, Switzerland, reports that the artist has died at age 74 after being injured in a fall. He was remembered today by fans and artists of many disciplines.

http://twitter.com/#!/hmvtweets/status/466132770457403392
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http://twitter.com/#!/alshadowdancer/status/466130587523493888
http://twitter.com/#!/bonniegrrl/status/466186198646394880
http://twitter.com/#!/MetroNewsCanada/status/466191073099128832
http://twitter.com/#!/DallonWeekes/status/466192473690497024

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/13/rip-h-r-giger-swiss-surrealist-alien-designer-remembered-as-genius-visionary/

Sorry, Jim Carrey: Charlton Heston movies still in demand

http://twitter.com/#!/janevonmises/status/318157574690205697

Jim Carrey might have kicked off the week with his attention-grabbing “Cold Dead Hand” music video, but by Friday the precious flower was threatening to sue “Fux News” for slander. Of course, Carrey’s entire video was essentially an attempt to slander the late Charlton Heston, which each chorus kicking off with the line, “Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand.”

Heston can no longer defend himself, obviously, so there’s something beautifully poetic in the week ending with a Charlton Heston movie very much in demand. It’s Easter weekend, so TV viewers across the nation settled down on the couch to enjoy that beloved holiday classic, “Dumb and Dumber.” No, it was that other holiday classic.

Hey @jimcarrey , Charleton Heston is on TV. Guess what; He’s Moses! Must still be in demand, 45 years later!

— Gary Campbell (@souperfan2012) March 31, 2013

@jimcarrey , the Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston is on ABC.You watching? You may learn something from a “real actor”

— Big B (@RYCHE29) March 31, 2013

Watching “Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston. Such a classic film…Wish we had more like it.

— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) March 31, 2013

Watching the Charleton Heston version of The Ten Commandments just to spite @jimcarrey… Oh, and because it is a great portrayal of Moses.

— Joe Rose (@BrosephRoseph) March 31, 2013

Watching Charlton Heston play the part of Moses in “The Ten Commandments” highlights the fact that @jimcarrey is a pusillanimous crap weasel

— Ban The Left (@mrgeology) March 31, 2013

Hey @jimcarrey want to see a REAL Actor? The Ten Commandments is on. Charlton Heston will live on in our hearts long after you’re forgotten

— Mushupug (@mushupug2) March 31, 2013

Don’t look now @jimcarrey, but Charlton Heston is on. #ABC #10Commandments

— Rschrim (@Rschrim) March 30, 2013

@jimcarrey Hurry jim, 10 commandments on abc, acting class open, Heston says you can sit on front row, do it now before your next flop.

— FunnyUSA (@GeorgeKarahalio) March 31, 2013

@jimcarrey I’m watching The Ten Commandments, because Charlton Heston makes epic movies, you just make movies I wish I could un-see.

— Laura1013 (@Laura1013) March 31, 2013

Every Easter, Chuck Heston in The Ten Commandments is on TV. When The Mask is on every Halloween, then Jim Carrey can talk.

— Jules of Denial (@Coolish_Breeze) March 31, 2013

@jimcarrey “The Ten Commandments” w/Charlton Heston is on ABC! Oh, wait you’re prob watchin the mask thinkin what could’ve been @greggutfeld

— Christopher Clark (@todays_texan) March 31, 2013

@jimcarrey You know your career is over when you have to attack a legend..You are a fool. Heston was a great man, you’ll never come close.

— Oasis (@Oasis00000) March 30, 2013

Despite Carrey’s feeble attempt to link gun ownership to “shooting blanks” and impotence, it doesn’t appear that Moses had anything to worry about in that department.

That Charlton Heston was a dashing man in his day #tencommandments

— kaminski (@kms1618) March 31, 2013

The Ten Commandments: because even a biblical Charleton Heston needs to be shirtless as much as possible.

— Isaac C (@horifiedsurvivr) March 30, 2013

I forget just how ripped Charleton Heston was back in the day. No wonder Jim Carrey hates him. #TheTenCommandments

— Wonderlander (@wonderlandr) March 31, 2013

Hmmmmm, side with our founders, or this guy…. I think his name is @jimcarrey twitter.com/yewkalaylee/st…

— Paul Revereless (@yewkalaylee) March 31, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/30/sorry-jim-carrey-charlton-heston-movies-still-in-demand/

HuffPo moves Donald Trump coverage ‘back’ to news section

Back in July, the Huffington Post devoted its home page to a photo of Donald Trump and the headline, “You’re Fired! From Our Political Reporting.” What followed was “An Important Note On Our Coverage Of Donald Trump’s ‘Campaign.’”

In short, the editorial board of the Huffington Post declared Trump a “sideshow” and announced that any future coverage of Trump would be found under HuffPo’s entertainment section. HuffPo’s adherence to its own rule was spotty at best, but tonight, the Huffington Post has another important announcement:

HuffPo, smelling blood in the water as Trump announced a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” just couldn’t hold out any longer. Arianna Huffington herself declaredin a lengthy essay that, from now on,the Huffington Post will“not only be covering the ways Trump’s campaign is unique in recent American politics, but also the disastrous impact it continues to have on his fellow candidates and the national conversation.” Or it could just cover the news as news. Or not bother at all.

Something tells us the whole “covering Trump under our entertainment section” smackdown didn’t sting quite like it was meant to.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/12/07/huffington-post-moves-donald-trump-coverage-back-to-news-section-readers-unmoved/

Sarah Palin tweets inspirational Newtown message; knee-jerk haters hate

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahPalinUSA/status/280570162107781120

Former GOP VP candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shared a message of hope and faith for her Twitter and Facebook fans late tonight.

It may seem, especially after Friday, the world is spinning fast and furious and out of control. Many political, economic, and societal problems attempt to weigh down our spirit so heavily that some despondently give up after being deceptively led to believe there is no real hope for anything getting better. And despite 24-hour news cycles with constant information flooding our eyes and ears with much white noise, TV’s talking heads really have nothing meaningful to offer.

So the world spins furiously, but there is a reason its literal and figurative centrifugal force tightly holds us here together for such a time as this. Until God loosens the tie that binds us to this temporal earth, we are in it together, and we are expected to do our part to make it better. So, now is the time to speak truth, however politically incorrect some may deem it, and focus on what really matters so our nation’s spirit can be lifted as we unite in the cause for a better world built on real hope. First, all truly is hopeless if your faith and hope are put in any politician or media elite. That is because the average person is more truthful and responsible than the average politician or media elite.

Gov. Palin shared this video of “Mary Did You Know” produced by actress Roma Downey and reality TV producer Mark Burnett.

Too bad some people will never get the message:

@sarahpalinusa Oh shut up. Honestly, you are so irrelevant.

— Lee S(@LJSearles) December 17, 2012

@sarahpalinusa: so your cure is suck on a bible & arm kindergarteners?? Well, that makes perfect sense, thanks Sarah…& Happy Hanukkah btw…

— Angry Bob (@ComicAngryBob) December 17, 2012

@sarahpalinusa Do you truly believe that our only hope lies in christian faith highlighted by a Cee Lo video? #brainwashed

— Adam Rappoport (@rappisupa) December 17, 2012

@sarahpalinusa. Stop your mad and moronic support o guns!!

— Cape Heritage Tours (@Capeheritjamie) December 17, 2012

@sarahpalinusa shut up already, you gun-toting whackjob!

— Chris (@ThatGirlRuns) December 17, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/17/sarah-palin-tweets-inspirational-newtown-message-knee-jerk-haters-hate/

Squee! Journalists in full groupie mode ahead of Tiger Beat banquet in D.C.

http://twitter.com/#!/utaustinliberal/status/196275683276754944

Ah, Nerd Prom: second chance prom for some, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner if you’re a journalist with any sense of shame.

It’s the night journalists suspend any remaining pretense of objectivity to rub elbows with celebs like Kim Kardashian and Elle Macpherson. Oh, and to giggle like lovestruck schoolgirls while the president delivers canned one-liners.

Hmm, so maybe not that different than any other night.

Find so sad that the tweets I'm reading coming out of the #WHCD event are all about the celebrities spotted <SMH>

— Me (@RelevantMom) April 28, 2012

The same 12 celebrities make rounds #whcd events #woody harrelson pic.twitter.com/ZN06hjzz

— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 28, 2012

Catching up with Kate Upton #whcd pic.twitter.com/xj5uNnpu

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) April 28, 2012

Lindsey Lohan #whcd pic.twitter.com/k8kkRSvi

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) April 28, 2012

Kris #Jenner #greta #Lindsey #Lohan #Susan #Axelrod John Coale #WHCD #brunch pic.twitter.com/DQRB86ft

— Priscilla Huff (@phuffdaddy) April 28, 2012

Update: Lohan is here, in the flesh, at #whcd brunch, posing for pics with Axelrod, looking better than most of us would post-redeye.

— Alec J. Wasserman (@Alec_Wasserman) April 28, 2012

Any questions for David Arquette? He'll be at my table tomorrow for #WHCD

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) April 28, 2012

Someone should let them know it’s not 1985 and the guys in Menudo aren’t going to sign their copies of Tiger Beat.

Sure, they try to play it off like it’s ironic. Y’know, like trucker hats and pornstaches. Sorry, journos, you’re going to have to work harder at weaving that narrative:

DC journos: The whole ironic/vaguely apologetic posture toward #WHCD is way more annoying than just admitting that you love it.

— Charles Homans (@chashomans) April 28, 2012

Just heard a thousand screaming girls in unison and thought it was a massacre. Then I realized Robert Pattinson just landed in DC for #WHCD

— Steve Gustafson (@stevethegoose) April 28, 2012

Those screaming girls? Probably our media.

+1 RT @harrisj: Agree RT @palafo: I think #nerdprom is bad for journalism and public perception of the media.

— Mike Ziegler (@mikeziegler) April 28, 2012

But not bad material for a Twitchy post!

Some poor souls, like the Washington Post‘s chief Occupy D.C. correspondent, won’t get to toss their panties at celebrity crushes.

https://twitter.com/#!/anniegowen/status/196301826256154624

Chief Occupy D.C. correspondent! That exists. And apparently, she’s not welcome at Nerd Prom. Maybe she worked too hard to fit in with the Occupiers?

But at least it’s a diverse crowd:

It was great bumping into @navarrowwright last night. Other than the Emerging Voices event, the others were very French Vanilla. #diversity

— Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt (@JenebaSpeaks) April 28, 2012

Alas let's see what the actual #nerdprom looks like.Mainstream elite media should be mindful calling any other institution out on #diversity

— Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt (@JenebaSpeaks) April 28, 2012

Well, just about as diverse as the MSNBC lineup. Or the Obama campaign headquarters. Do as we say, not as we do!

If you can’t take the fawning spectacle, here’s a coping tip:

Oh, the #WHCD is this weekend? Good, I'll know when to turn Twitter off.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) April 27, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/28/squee-journalists-in-full-groupie-mode-ahead-of-tiger-beat-banquet-in-d-c/

Singer Ryan Adams: Even ‘jesusy’ Romney supporters ‘know he is a liar’

http://twitter.com/#!/TheRyanAdams/status/254104880065691648

Singer Ryan Adams (or, Mr. Mandy Moore, if you prefer) is an outspoken Romney hater and faithful Obama supporter.

@BarackObama represented us. He stood there and told the truth. Mitt Doucher told any lie he thought would deceive people to elect him.

— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 4, 2012

Really, really faithful.

I know who I would trust to watch my cats. #Obama2012 #Cats!!

— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) October 5, 2012

Today he went a step further by outing himself as a proud member of Obama’s loyal entertainment industry bigot brigade. Skipping the Left’s beloved “magic underwear” swipe, Adams dripped with Better Than You™ disdain for Christians as he explained that “even the jesusy people who support @MittRomney can fact-check.”

“Even the jesusy people.” Lowercase “j,” natch.

Is he sure those icky Jesus cooties won’t blind Romney supporters to the facts? You know how the “jesusy people” are, especially when they’ve thrown their support behind “Mitt Doucher.”

Exit question for Adams: Is President Obama not a “jesusy” person? Perhaps Adams has been spending too much time listening to Madonna endorsements of the “black Muslim” candidate.

Previously:

Singer Ryan Adams likens people who support Chick-fil-A to racists

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/05/singer-ryan-adams-even-jesusy-romney-supporters-know-he-is-a-liar/