…100% better with more unicorns.

Oh, before I forget, I must give a special shout-out to my favourite social media truth teller — The unicorns. Seriously people, all social media and the Internet in general would be 100 per cent better with more unicorns. @Unicornomics regularly makes my day with truthful Tweets related to the nature of this magical beast. “You can lead a unicorn to water, but you can’t make it drink. Unless you give it a twisty-straw. No unicorn can resist a twisty-straw.”

Indeed, there is beauty in truth.

Follow Steph McGrath on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somethingwitty

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Thank you to blogger @somethingwitty of the Huggington - er, Huffington - Post for her kind sentiments. Unicorns are to the internet like pyrotechnics are to everything: They make the whole ensemble better!

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Unicornomics presents… Unicorn-Art-Mix, a unicorn-themed art show!
The awesome graphic above, courtesy of cartoonist and Center for Cartoon Studies alum Steve Seck, will be one of many works of art featured at the Unicorn-Art-Mix art show opening Friday, 8.12.11, in Phoenix, AZ, at Co+Hoots.
This family-friendly show will feature various works of art, from jewelry to sculpture to prints, featuring…well, unicorns, of course.
Why?
We have two reasons (as if we need even one!):
1. To raise money for the up-and-coming nonprofit Sailbear Labs, Inc. - 501(c)(3) pending - which assists kids in exploring creativity and the visual/entertainment arts, and
2. To celebrate the book release of the humorous how-to guide Raising Unicorns.
Want more details? Email our Community Enthusiast, Tonia Bartz, at tonia@unicornomics.com.

Unicornomics presents… Unicorn-Art-Mix, a unicorn-themed art show!

The awesome graphic above, courtesy of cartoonist and Center for Cartoon Studies alum Steve Seck, will be one of many works of art featured at the Unicorn-Art-Mix art show opening Friday, 8.12.11, in Phoenix, AZ, at Co+Hoots.

This family-friendly show will feature various works of art, from jewelry to sculpture to prints, featuring…well, unicorns, of course.

Why?

We have two reasons (as if we need even one!):

1. To raise money for the up-and-coming nonprofit Sailbear Labs, Inc. - 501(c)(3) pending - which assists kids in exploring creativity and the visual/entertainment arts, and

2. To celebrate the book release of the humorous how-to guide Raising Unicorns.


Want more details? Email our Community Enthusiast, Tonia Bartz, at tonia@unicornomics.com.

Physics & Logic Takes on My Little Pony

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Science, you dastardly fiend! First, you capture a rainbow, and then you dismantle the magic of My Little Pony. What’s next - analyzing the stoichiometry behind Gummy Berry Juice?

Okay, fine, we admit it: We’re pretty impressed. Geeks unite!

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Mythical Prehistoric Animals Exhibit Opens in Prague -

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Sorry our ancestor was so camera shy.

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Turkey-Gator and Its Rag-Tag Group of Misfits (Ft. King Friday)

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It wasn’t until the oil-spill-stained ladybug joined the crew that things really got intense. The flower was under so much stress, it experienced premature balding. Could the box-nosed unicorn save the day, or were the DIY-Nots destined to dwell in a construction-paper forest for all their days to come?

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A Unique Butcher/Art Show in Phoenix

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Not your usual butcher shop finds.
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PETA protesters in Phoenix have run the gamut of weird anti-animal-cruelty protests, from grilling a girl on a fake barbecue to stripping naked and showering in front of a downtown hotel. Wonder what they’d have to say about local artist Sarah Hurwitz’s new “Meat Market" show, which opened this past weekend at eye lounge in Phoenix?

This ain’t your grandpa’s butcher shop.

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​In addition to faux meat shop posters and a giant sculptural rack of ribs, the exhibit includes a full-scale meat counter with plastic wrapped packages of mythical meats such as mermaid fingers, bunyip steaks and baby dragon skin. The back room has been turned into a foil-coated meat locker boasting a giant tentacle and some poor creature’s feathered flank.

"I thought for a while about making up creatures of my own, but really liked the idea of something you believed in as a little kid getting slaughtered and demystified as an adult,” says Hurwitz.


If you cried when Buckbeak the hippogriff died in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, best “steer” clear of this place. Those with less empathy for imaginary creatures will likely get a kick out of Hurwitz’s creativity — and understand her point that if these wonderful creatures really did exist, we’d probably just eat them anyway.

But at least there’s one consolation for our sister arts & culture blog: There’s no Jackalope meat in the exhibit. Hurwitz says she’s “fresh out. But I’ve heard it tastes similar to lobster!”

Shop the “Meat Market” through June 11 at eye lounge, 419 East Roosevelt Street.

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Sarah Hurwitz, artistic butcher extraordinaire, has found a way to make the mythical tangible by wrapping it in styrofoam and Saran Wrap. While we typically don’t assist in advertising unicorn meat sales, this one isn’t being protested by PETA or its sister organization for mythological animals, PETMA, so maybe it’s okay?

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There’s No Gum like Freakin’ Magical Unicorn Gum!
via thinkgeek.com
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Thanks to @koangirl and @unbravegirl for bringing this gum into our unicorn farm treat bags!  ThinkGeek has harnessed the magic of the unicorn, enhancing it with sorbitol and yellow dye!  (We will be filing a request to get rainbow coloring in the next batch.)
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There’s No Gum like Freakin’ Magical Unicorn Gum!

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Thanks to @koangirl and @unbravegirl for bringing this gum into our unicorn farm treat bags! ThinkGeek has harnessed the magic of the unicorn, enhancing it with sorbitol and yellow dye! (We will be filing a request to get rainbow coloring in the next batch.)

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"Unicorns" and "Cheat" Should Not Share the Same Sentence

How to Get the Unicorn in “Zoo Tycoon” Without the Cheat

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Angela Wheeland

"Zoo Tycoon" is a series of simulation games created by Blue Fang Games and released by Microsoft Game Studios. The games allows you to design and run a zoo while trying to make a profit. “Zoo Tycoon” has many codes to unlock exhibits, animals, scenarios and tweak game play. Many websites contain free animal and scenario downloads, but you can attain a unicorn from within the game.

Difficulty:
Easy

Instructions

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      Create a new exhibit.

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      Use fences to make an enclosed area, and place a gate at the closure. If you already have an empty exhibit, click on the main gate to open the exhibit name dialog box.

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      Name your exhibit “Xanadu” when prompted by “Zoo Tycoon.” Ensure you capitalize the “X.”

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      Click “OK.”

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      Browse the available animals, and choose the unicorn. A unicorn costs $6,000 to place in your zoo. Male unicorns are orange and black, and female unicorns are white.

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We thought we read the title wrong. After all, you cannot possibly cheat to get a unicorn - it’s antithetical!

So thank you, EHow.com, for showing us how to play video games that explore the joys of unicorn captivity without cheating to get the unicorn there.

Next time: Taming the devil with love.

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Mislabeled Vial of Unicorn Blood
      

via i.imgur.com
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Upon closer inspection, this vial was revealed to be laundry detergent.
Yes, it gets out stains, but it uses chemicals in lieu of the Essence of Innocence.
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Mislabeled Vial of Unicorn Blood

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Upon closer inspection, this vial was revealed to be laundry detergent.
Yes, it gets out stains, but it uses chemicals in lieu of the Essence of Innocence.

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This One’s for All the Guys Out There

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Well, fellas, we promised you a present.
This one is wrapped in gold and creeping its way into your heart.

Turtleneck power!

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