Saturday, September 08, 2012

An Origami Turtle- and I'm not Lyin'!

Designed by Sergey Yartsev
Folded by Michael Sanders
6" double-sided commercial kami
A man gets off work and walks into a bar. He just got off work, after a long hard day and is ready to unwind with some drinking.. He starts off slowly watching TV, drinking beer, eating peanuts...and finding a flyer on the counter, he tears it into a square and begins folding it. After about an hour of drinking and folding, he produces a fine work of art:  An origami turtle now sits on the counter.

As the night wears on, the man moves on to mixed drinks, and then shooters, one after the other. Finally, the bartender says: "Last call." So, the drunk man says, "One more for me... and one more for my paper turtle." The bartender gives the man a funny look, but serves him up two glasses.   Suddenly, the beautiful origami turtle becomes liquidated when the man drops it into one of the glass drinks, where the paper proceeds to soak up the contents. 

The man pulls the soggy turtle out and plops it down on the counter, making a wet mess.  He then throws some money on the bar, puts on his coat and starts to leave. The bartender, yells: "Hey buddy, you can't just leave that paper lyin' there." 

To which the man replies: "That's not a paper lion, that's a turtle." 


Friday, September 07, 2012

Future Origami Talent?

Oh, the joys of paper-ripping!  The simplicity of a fine art!

Somehow I can't see Robert Lang and Satoshi Kamiya starting out this way....

...but you never know. 
8-month-old Micah (a boy) laughing hysterically while at-home daddy rips up a job rejection letter.
 Don't's just paper!

But I'd probably wait a few years before any of you decide to fold him a Kamiya phoenix 3.5 or Brian Chan Attack of the Kraken and hand it to him.