Squirl's Nest

Monday, July 10, 2006

Giant Lava Lamp

Okay, there must be some old stoners in Soap Lake, WA. I think this is for real. They want to put a 60 foot lava lamp up in town. Why would anyone want a 60 foot lava lamp? Can't they think of any better tourist attraction. Who'll they attract? A bunch of more old stoners?

Anyway, here's the site. Please, please be sure to listen to the Giant Lava Lamp song. I want to hear what you think of it.



Blogger Effie said...

no volume here--I'll check it out at home...

a giant lava lamp, eh?

Um, interesting.

In Canada we have a GIANT nickel, and we have a GIANT apple, there's even a GIANT lobster and a GIANT Canada Goose, but nothing like a lava lamp. Would it work?

Mon Jul 10, 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, I think they would have it work, but I'm not sure. You have quite a few GIANT attractions in Canada, too, don't you? I think I saw a goose when we were driving around Lake Superior. Is that the one?

Mon Jul 10, 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Yup--it's in a little town called Wawa--and if you stand in the right spot to get your picture taken (especially when wearing a white hat) it looks like the bird plopped on your head...teehee--yes, little things amuse little minds, I know!

Mon Jul 10, 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yes, Wawa, that's right. But we didn't stop long enough to get a picture. I'll have to remember the white hat-thing if we ever go through there again. tee hee

Mon Jul 10, 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

All this talk of wawa and I find myself getting thirsty.

Mon Jul 10, 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

I couldn't even listen to it all the way through. It was weird!

"It's a boy, it's a girl..."


Very interesting!

Speaking of Giant...Things...I've once drove by and visited a:

Giant Cross in Texas
Giant Turtle in Texas
Giant Duck in Texas

Well, I suppose, they say "Everything is big in Texas."


I am going to have to take a drive up to Wawa sometime, because I've heard of the Giant Goose there. I am kind of an exotic tourist trap kind of person. The giant goose sounds great, and with the white hat idea, courtesy of Effie, it would make one grand finale of an inside joke for me.

Squirl, I'd be absolutely scared if someone put up a 60 foot lava lamp in my city....

Mon Jul 10, 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, go get your wawa like a good little boy now. :)

Amber, isn't that song just bizarre???? It doesn't make any sense at all.

I didn't know that Texas had all those giant things. The turtle and duck seem to fit into the same theme as the goose. Let me know if you ever visit it. Lake Superior is really pretty. Just try to go in the heat of the summer. When we went it was the end of August and it got down to freezing at night. Not fun for camping, I'll tell ya.

And yeah, the lava lamp does sound a bit scary...

Mon Jul 10, 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Done got my wawa and I ain't fersy no more. Ha!

Mon Jul 10, 02:55:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Sometimes I go out to this site to see all the screwed up things like that across America.

It's rather amusing ;).

Mon Jul 10, 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

"Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Seattle has the Space Needle and Soap Lake has the Worlds largest Lava Lamp!"

Bahahahahahahahaha . . . this cracked me up. Everybody lets get stoned~ and go see the giant lava lamp. The little ones gave me the creeps, so I think the giant one would really do so.

The song is strange, very much so.

Mon Jul 10, 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

I find my lava lamp quite relaxing and
soothing. It makes a perfect night lite.

Now, erecting one in the middle of a street is just plain weird! It would be most affective at the lava lamp corporate headquarters.

I wonder if it has a giant bottle cap under the top. haha

Mon Jul 10, 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, you got your own wawa like a big boy. I knew that you could!

Kittn, hi! How's vacation going? That site is interesting. I didn't know there was a giant singing Christmas tree in Muskegon. Thanks for the link. I will be wasting some time there.

Nina, old stoners, it's gotta be. That song is weird, the idea of a giant lava lamp is weird. Glad you got a laugh. :)

Lori, yeah a giant one is way too weird. I think the regular ones are fun. Somebody I work with has a yellow one on her desk.

Mon Jul 10, 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Squirl ~~ I like your lava lamp
in the sky, Lovely. Thanks for your
visit and glad you liked the post.
I don't think we want to go back to
the Good old days. I like the things we have to make life easier.
Take care, Merle.

Tue Jul 11, 03:01:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Oh, you have NO idea, Miss Squirl!!! Soap Lake is not too terribly far from here, and the whole thing is just so hilarious! See? If you come to see me, you can see me, M_D, Jim, AND the giant lava lamp! It just keeps getting better and better now, doesn't it?!

Tue Jul 11, 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Oh, and Lori said "erecting one."


Tue Jul 11, 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Merle, hi! So glad you made it over here. You have a fun blog. Take care. :)

Eclectic, hahahahaha, so that's over by you guys? Now I have to come over for a visit. There's the giant lava lamp as extra enticement. :) And, yes, she did, didn't she. tee hee

Tue Jul 11, 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I want to know if everybody donated to the Lava Lamp cause while they were there? ;)
I sure hope they can get the Target logo out of the thing before they "erect" it.

Tue Jul 11, 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...


Tue Jul 11, 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous lawbrat said...

Interesting. I felt like I needed to be smoking some wacky tobacky while listening to that- and I dont smoke that!!

Tue Jul 11, 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I didn't give them any money. The whole is just too weird.

kranki, man, so groooovy.

lawbrat, stoners, I'm tellin' ya, stoners. :)
Nice to see you around.

Tue Jul 11, 08:17:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Now, watch what you be sayin' about old stoners. You might just be speaking of most of my former bandmates...

Tue Jul 11, 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Okay, that definitely qualifies as odd. Not any stranger than the 'biggest ball of twine' or 'Babe and the blue ox' or some of the other large oddities around. However, the fact that they have a website for it is kinda funny.

I didn't listen to the song, but I'll take your word that it is a weird one.

I laugh that the lava lamp was originally part of a Target ad campaign - or at least that is what the pictures look like. Unless those are just supposed to be examples of how it will turn out? odd.

Wed Jul 12, 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

erected...resurected...whatever...it's full of hot,squishy, balls but it doesn't vibrate, which is probably a good thing.

How could people observe it safely otherwise. haha

powtp...power tp the darn thing!

Wed Jul 12, 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...


If my eyesight gets any worse, I will definately request wacky tobacky.

Wed Jul 12, 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, yeah, I suppose that might just be a reference to a former band member (or so) of yours.:)

Danielle, yeah, I checked out hellokittn's link for some of those. This definitely qualifies as weird. You should just listen to about 30 seconds to see how strange the song is. Don't know about the Target thing. hmmmm

Lori, yeah, it's all about safe, um, lava lamps, yeah that's it.

Wed Jul 12, 09:46:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I think I need that giant lava for my living room. NOTHING screams "Class" like a big-ass lava lamp.

Wed Jul 12, 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jim, I think you just came up with their marketing slogan. Good work!

Thu Jul 13, 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

I'd just like to comment about the "great" things in Kentucky.

Yeah, that about covers it.

Thu Jul 13, 09:29:00 AM  
Blogger oopseedaisee said...

did you ever see that episode of Corner Gas where they wanted to erect a 'big dirty hoe' as a symbol of the towns agricultural ties!

Thu Jul 13, 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Call me crazy but I probably would check it out if I was in town.... I think people will come to see it just because it is different....

Thu Jul 13, 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I suppose the town will next install 'black lights' and paint the place with 'day glo' paints?

Totally bitchen!

(I smoked my fair share, back in the day, but never ever owned a lava lamp...)

Thu Jul 13, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, Kentucky's got that big cavernous stuff, you know? That HOEtel you wanted to start? No, wait.

Oopseedaisee, I just stole your hoe joke. tee hee
No, I've never seen that show but I like the idea of the big dirty hoe.

Judy, yeah, really, I probably would, too. It would be different, weird, and a funny story to blog about.

Sierrabella, whoa, man, did ya see that huuuuge lava lamp. Or was it those bad drugs I was doing??? I love the black lights/day-glo idea. I never had a lava lamp either.

Thu Jul 13, 06:42:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I will be your own personal mole if you like, so when they break-out the day-glo you'll be the first (in Michigan) to know. Hee!

Fri Jul 14, 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, I'll take you up on that offer. :D

Fri Jul 14, 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

It doesn't have my house of ill repute just yet. There's still the issue of the two million dollar price tag. I'd have to join the Chamber of Commerce and everything. Maybe even Rotary.

Fri Jul 14, 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I think that your coming up with the money sounds more likely that your joining a Rotary Club. :)

Sat Jul 15, 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

*scanning for new post* :-* miss you!

Sat Jul 15, 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, I have to put up something new. Miss you too. When are you coming back to work???

Sat Jul 15, 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Tuesday I hope :-D. I'm starting to get bored :-/

Sat Jul 15, 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, thats weird! It may look pretty but real odd!

Sat Jul 15, 11:38:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

I get dizzy when I rotate.

Sun Jul 16, 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, you're ready to come back, eh? Looking forward to it.

Jon, pretty odd, yes. hahahahaha

Bone, that reminds of a song called Dizzy, from the 60s by a guy named Tommy Roe.

Sun Jul 16, 05:28:00 PM  

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