Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Everything's Bigger in Texas

Today marks a proud day in history, as Carnival Cruise Lines broke the world record for "World's Largest Beach Ball" today in downtown Dallas, Texas. The ball neasures 3 stories tall. Awesome? Yes. Cute? Definitely!

Just look at this video taken at the dropping of the beach ball:

I laughed out loud when all the people put their hands up in anticipation to hit the ball. It reminds me of that part in Toy Story where all the aliens are in the claw machine and they look up at the claw and go, "Ooooooo."

This event calls out to our inner children, I believe. Adults have forsaken work time for play time, if only for a few minutes, and I think part of the cute connection relies on the playfulness that this depicts.

Cute Cues:
  • Roundness
  • Unsteadiness (Slowness)
  • Smallness in comparison to other objects (People are dwarfed)

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