Author: Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of AWESOME!

We just posted the latest episode of the Archi…

We just posted the latest episode of the Archie McPhee – Less Talk, More Monkey podcast! It’s all about the Yodelling Pickle and includes a description of our cackling contest and the time Bobby Brady visited our store with his duck. 

You can listen by clicking here!

Also available on iTunes and Google Play!

Seattle Refined did this awesome story on our …

Seattle Refined did this awesome story on our Rubber Chicken Museum

Our customers give the best quotes for these kinds of things: 

Harold Simpkins has traveled the globe and says this museum is one of the newest wonders of the world.

“I’ve seen the pyramids of Giza, the hanging gardens of Babylon – or at least where they were. I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything as bizarre or wonderful as this,“ he said.

And Rubber Chicken Bandages are here! Proving once and for all that laughter really is the best medicine. (Not really. Actual medicine is the best medicine. Consult a doctor, not a chicken.)

Archie McPhee has opened a Rubber Chicken Muse…

Archie McPhee has opened a Rubber Chicken Museum

The next time you’re in Seattle, stop by and learn the history of the rubber chicken. We’ve also got the world’s largest and world’s smallest rubber chicken! You’ll squawk with delight! Click here to listen to our podcast about the museum. 

More info here

We’re happy to announce that Archie McPhee has…

We’re happy to announce that Archie McPhee has a podcast! 

Less Talk, More Monkey from Archie McPhee!

You can subscribe on iTunes or Google Play here. 

You can also listen online. There are three episodes up so far. 

Epidose 1: Inflatable Unicorn for Cats: What if cats form a grunge band

Episode 2: Finger Hands: Tiny hands commit tiny crimes

Episode 3: Rubber Chicken Musem: You can’t touch the chicken through Twitter

Hope you enjoy it!

Hello, friends of the Geyser of Awesome. My na…

Hello, friends of the Geyser of Awesome. My name is Maika and, for the last 7.5 years, it’s been my pleasure to spend my days combing the Internets for all manner of awesome things to share with you here.

I’ve spent the last two weeks celebrating many of our all-time favorite posts. Now I’m stepping out from behind the proverbial curtain because today this Geyser officially stops erupting. But this isn’t goodbye.

I am immensely proud of the work I’ve done and skills I’ve cultivated working on the Geyser from its inception. So, although Geyser is ending, today a brand new site is just getting started.

I cordially invite you all to join me over at The Spoodoir, an ever-growing web of wonderment, and weirdness, and words, where you’ll find the same sorts of awesomeness I’ve shared with you here and more. Today is a day of endings and beginnings. Tomorrow The Spoodoir shares its first catch.

See you there!

P.S. – For anyone interested in following me personally, you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and at Haute Macabre where I’m a staff writer.

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Hooray! It’s time once again to visit the Duck Fashion Show, where haute couture meets sassy waterfowl models. For the past 30 years Australian farmer Brian Harrington has been dressing up and showing off his Famous Ducks at the Fashionable Ducks Show, held during Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show

Harrington works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck in an impressively elaborate costume. The outfits range from day and evening wear, in both modern and period styles, to fancy bridal wear. Each year the beautifully dressed-up ducks waddle parade along a duck-sized runway before an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds.

Visit Brian Harrington’s website to learn more about his fabulous Famous Ducks.

[via Design Taxi]

archiemcphee: Artist Sandy Cramer of Knot Just…


Artist Sandy Cramer of Knot Just Rope in Rockbridge, Ohio, spent 2.5 hours with water-based white paint, a brush, and a Vet Tech anatomy book as a reference in order to transform her horse Raven into the awesome Skeleton Horse you see here. If you visit Sandy’s Knot Just Rope shop in Rockbridge, you might get the meet Raven in person.

Click here to learn more about the making of the Skeleton Horse.

[via Laughing Squid]

archiemcphee: From the Department of Awesome O…


From the Department of Awesome Once-In-A-Lifetime Photo Ops come these incredible shots of a mighty Golden Eagle wielding a knife. Yep, that’s pretty freaking awesome.

Dutch photographer Han Bouwmeester was using the knife to slice off chunks of meat to attract birds of prey in Västerbotten, Sweden. After he accidentally dropped the utensil in the snow an eagle swooped down and grabbed it. 

“Once it flew away in the sight of my camera I saw something red in his claws and made some shots of it. On the display from my camera I saw immediately that it was the knife we used to cut the meat. We surely left it in the snow.

At such a moment we were firstly enraged with ourselves because this was a fault.  But he soon dropped the knife after realising it was useless for him. I was happy with the absolutely cracking and unique picture. The eagle is holding it exactly as we should do with it. What a crazy once in a lifetime moment this was.“


archiemcphee: This awesome arboreal dwelling i…


This awesome arboreal dwelling is the Living the High Life Tree House created by Blue Forest, a British tree house design and construction firm. It’s a luxury family-sized complex featuring two separate tree houses, one for kids and one for their parents. The elevated dwellings are connected by a network of rope bridges which also lead to an adventure play area and an assault course, the latter of which is also accessible via an 80-yard zip line.

It may look rustic, but this is a top-of-the-line tree house. The kids’ house features three medieval towers, and inside one of them a concealed hatch in the upper floor leads to a secret game room containing a plasma TV and video game console. Meanwhile the grown-ups’ treehouse features a conical thatched roof and interior walls made of hand-split oak shingles and cedar tongue-and-groove boards. Inside there’s a kitchen (complete with plenty of wine storage), bathroom, and a large open living area for treetop entertaining. The complex also features accommodations for guests of the family.

Head over to the Blue Forest website to check out more of their amazing custom-built tree houses.

[via designboom]

archiemcphee: These awesome photos, in which r…


These awesome photos, in which rolling waves appear to be both perfectly frozen in time and miraculously made solid, are the work of French photographer Pierre Carreau.

Carreau “shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid.”

Visit his Pierre Carreau’s website to view many more examples of his amazing work. He also offers prints of some of his images via Clic Gallery.

[via Colossal]