Make Your Own Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Lights
Posted by Pile
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|We here at BSA want to get in the holiday spirit too, and what better way than to show off these cool, festive holiday lights... Find out how you can make your own too!
We also have t-shirts for sale with a picture of my FSM hovering over my neighbor's "traditional" lawn. WizeGurl also created a very cool graphic FSM "May the Flying Spaghetti Monster illuminate your solstice" that she's got on shirts and greeting cards. We guarantee that 0% of these proceeds will go anywhere near the state of Kansas! Help support our site if you're interested. Thanks! Enjoy!
The eyes blink back and forth from red to green. It looks pretty cool. I tried to be as noodletomically correct as possible. In order to make more noodle ends where there weren't rope terminations, I used electrical tape to block out the light.
Ingredients: 63 feet of lighted rope, a few hundred cable ties, a string of 140 mini-lights, and two spools of 9 gauge wire and some smaller wire.
First I made a rough sketch of His Noodleness noting the characteristic ramenly profile.
Using 9 and 10-gauge wire, some plyers, a cutter and bunch of cable ties, the wire frame, or pasto-skeleton was assembled (cue Six Million Dollar Man theme music).
After spray painting the frame black, it was time to attach the light rope.
For the eyes, I took a set of 140 mini-lights, disabled two of the colors, used electrical tape to make them into bundles and wired them into the sockets. The eyes can blink and fade in different patterns.
It was hard to not be humbled in the sight of His Noodly Light.
More pictures soon as we raise FSM into the sky.
Oh, here's a pic my friend made for t-shirts (minus the holiday message):
As you can see, the neighbor has me beat in raw wattage.
More images of His Ramen!
In case you're wondering, His Noodleness is visible from at least a half-mile away on a very busy street that is a major thoroughfare. Tens of thousands pass by each day.
We really need a video so you can see the light action and the blinking eyes... I'm working on getting something like that going.
Posted by Pile on 200x-12-07 12:38:44 (148393 views) and updated.
|My Sides Are Busting
Posted by Too Funny on 2006-12-15 13:50:13
|Your next post is about "anti-faith," and here you are worshiping the god of lightbulbs.
|Posted by Pile on 2006-12-15 14:17:10
|After this, I'll post about the importance of being consistent, immediately followed by a lecture in irony. ; )
Posted by coop a loop on 2006-12-15 17:05:10
|Posted by Sparky on 2006-12-15 17:13:40
|TooFunny, it's meant as sarcasm.
I love it! I did the Great and Awesome Invisable Pink Unicorn, but nobody can see it...
|Posted by Pile on 2006-12-15 17:16:13
|Ok, we raised the FSM up high on the roof. You can see this guy from 15 blocks away. As soon as it gets a little darker I'll take some more pictures and post them.
Posted by Mr. Mister on 2006-12-15 17:23:34
|It's not meant as sarcasm!! Praise the FSM! He is the true creator!!
/wish I was a midget.
|Posted by Nutsack on 2006-12-15 17:32:56
|ALL HAIL FSM!
|Posted by fark on 2006-12-15 17:36:25
|all hail drew curtis and his noodly appendage
|New Orleans Will Glow With His Noodly Appendage
Posted by Maitri on 2006-12-15 18:23:25
|I am making this for Christmas-Mardi Gras. Oh yeah, cher!
Posted by jd on 2006-12-15 18:49:03
|May he keep you in his sauce
Posted by Feli on 2006-12-15 18:49:15
|Good work. His pastaness will be impress.
|Posted by miker on 2006-12-15 19:36:04
|that is the best thing I've ever seen
|Subsecretary of religious matters, PhD, MD, mechanic, amateur
Posted by on 2006-12-15 21:23:51
I've seen the light
The monster touched me with his noodle apendage
I'm going for a beer to celebrate
|Posted by Asahetter on 2006-12-15 22:26:08
|This is an awesome idea. I love the pics of FSM floating in the night.
|Posted by Obbop on 2006-12-15 22:58:01
|The Great Kumquat is not amused.
|Posted by Great Kumquat on 2006-12-15 23:00:56
|Yes, I am.
|Posted by Anonymous on 2006-12-16 00:39:03
|Ramen brother!!! I think I'm gonna make one tommorrow before its too late!!
Posted by mm on 2006-12-16 00:42:59
|Posted by Neuhmz on 2006-12-16 01:13:29
|I am going to start building one of these right now
|Posted by digger on 2006-12-16 01:18:24
|very good work on digg too
|Behold Ye Noodly Pirates!
Posted by Lord of Pasta on 2006-12-16 01:33:18
Particularly enjoy the spastic comments made by 'Too Funny' - clearly an individual with an under-developed sense of humour and irony.
|Posted by Beth on 2006-12-16 02:00:52
|Did I see this in Metairie???? I got to this post via boingboing.net, so I'm all disoriented.
|Posted by Pete on 2006-12-16 03:55:34
|Same here - I got here and can't remember if it was via The Army Rumour Service (arrse.co.uk) or BoingBoing.
Must be going senile...
Posted by giandrea on 2006-12-16 08:02:12
|I find it totally unrespectful of my religion to depict his almighty noodly appendages in any form!
I will seek cruel and tasteful revenge!
Posted by Alan on 2006-12-16 10:46:31
|Even to this day I find that it seems to scramble people's brains when I tell them I'm an atheist. They look at me like that can't be possible. My favorite is "Just wait, you'll change your mind sooner or later."
Ramen brother, Ramen.
|Posted by crimethlab on 2006-12-16 11:07:25
|AHH i saw this coming home from lil tokyo, you made my night. it looks amazing.
|A beacon for wise men
Posted by Ken on 2006-12-16 12:18:38
|This may be the light that attracts a new series of wise men to witness the birth of the new incarnation of the pastafarian noodliness. What gifts will they bring? I suggest parmesan, soy sauce and chilli oil. That should just about cover all noodle-related needs. Better than gold, frankincense and myrrh anyway. Ramen.
Happy christmas from a post-superstitious Ireland!
|Minister of the faith, Spaguetti Mullah
Posted by NotSoFunny on 2006-12-16 15:32:34
|You got my vote, good there on the chili oil thing.
Greetings from the pope's lands...
|Better than Festivus!!!
Posted by poochie on 2006-12-16 16:42:30
|After spending the last week celebrating Festivus, I think I now wish to make a beautiful light FSM and begin to celebrate this holiday in FSM's honor....what can we call it?
Posted by ENA WEB TEAM on 2006-12-16 17:16:41
|cogratulations..do that nice lights
try doing that i hope do it;)
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Posted by FSM fan on 2006-12-16 18:28:07
|Great! Can you post a high-res image of the lawn picture with the holiday greeting? It would be great to print for Xmas cards...with your permission of course.
|Posted by Pile on 2006-12-16 19:02:06
|I'm going to ask WizeGurl who is our resident expert in Photoshop'n stuff to put a high res greeting card image up for you all. She also created greeting cards online at http://cafepress.com/bsalert
|Posted by Kathy on 2006-12-16 21:15:25
|You need a pirate ship next to FSM! Great job.
Posted by MB on 2006-12-17 06:27:48
|That's some really nice NoodleWork there, Pile. Really nice work, indeed.
I'm gonna post that yard scene pic and link it to your Cafe Press page.
Posted by StillDocked on 2006-12-17 13:34:22
|I am very impressed.
Posted by A. Nuran on 2006-12-17 15:39:19
|May you all be touched by His Noodly Appendage.
|Posted by Pastafarian on 2006-12-18 01:14:06
|"...celebrate this holiday in FSM's honor....what can we call it?"
How about dinner?
P.S. - I really don't know why everyone keeps refering to "His" Noodlyness. It's possible that FSM is female. Those long, flowing strands look feminine to me.
Posted by senja on 2006-12-18 05:08:02
|Holiday is just called holiday.
Funny how manny people already use it,
and most of them are not even aware.
(closet pastafarians like George Bush probably)
So, happy holiday and may it be filled with good food and lots of grog and naked people to bring heaven a little closer at His Holy Season.
|Saludos a los seguidores del Spaghetti Volador
Posted by JK on 2006-12-18 05:55:53
|Congratulations. We have seen the light of creator in Madrid.;-)
Posted by Arktun on 2006-12-18 06:54:31
|mass produce it!
Posted by Rodney on 2006-12-18 09:15:11
|This needs to be in stores alongside all the other holiday decorations!
|That's just divine!
Posted by Maargen on 2006-12-18 12:44:59
|Did the Great One appear to you in a bowl of pasta and guide you through this? This is nothing short of divine inspiration! (OK, maybe it was the mushrooms...)
|Posted by Azile on 2006-12-19 16:51:04
|Wow!!! I LOVED this! Great work.
Posted by FSM on 2006-12-25 04:01:44
|How did you do that ?
Posted by newFSMskeptik on 2006-12-29 07:23:31
|While admiring your FSM project, I noted how nice a home you have. Nice carpet and well matched furnishings!
You should attribute your temporal blessings to your god and creator!
If I were a believer in the FSM, I would have to move and give lots of stuff away. Rather,.. if I were an autonomous atheist, I wouldn't waste time mocking believers in Jesus Christ to be consistent with my autonomous atheistic worldview,..
But then,, there would be less judgment to be executed in the end,....
Posted by Pile on 2007-01-01 10:48:06
|Ahhh, Pascal's Wager... another lame rationalization to believe in superstition. The problem with Pascal's Wager is it's a lot more risky trying to figure out which "god" is the real god. If you buy into this whole "judgement day" schtick, then you have to constantly worry whether the right god is muhammed, jesus, yaweh, thor, mithra, or xenu. It seems kind of frustratingly pointless. And what if jesus real message was that he wanted people to have the courage to challenge his existence? That seems a lot more consistent with the bible... it's inconsistent and misleading. If god really wanted people to believe a certain way, he wouldn't have made his dogma so confusing and hypocritical; he wouldn't have given people the ability to think for themselves. How do you know I am not on the right path and it is you, who will be judged and executed in the end for taking the easy way out and refusing to think for yourself?
|re: Nice home
Posted by Mad Davey Read on 2007-01-22 12:26:50
|"But then,, there would be less judgement to be executed in the end,..."
What makes you so sure that your view is right and we pastafarians will have a negative result on your mythical judgement day? We have just as much scientific evidence for our beliefs as you have. Granted, our beliefs haven't managed to cause as much oppression, war, and murder as yours has, but I would think that would only detract from the validity of your views. I hardly think that those things could have been part of your god's plans. Perhaps you Christians should worry more about your own results on judgement day instead of harrassing we members of the true faith. YARGH!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-28 14:49:16
|god created spaghetti so how could thi be god? this is truely insane
Posted by bear199 on 2007-02-10 10:12:33
|Creative way to make Christsmas lights.
|How can you.....
Posted by Ragu on 2007-02-13 11:38:00
|spell anonymous but not truly???? Ramen
Posted by Pile on 2007-03-08 17:35:57
|I want to thank everybody for so many kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the lights. Next season I'm going to build a beer volcano and stripper factory!
|I Love The Almighty Creator!
Posted by Doodles on 2007-06-17 10:25:38
He created us all.
May his noodliness never dry up and go all crusty.
|You're missing something important!
Posted by M-RES on 2007-10-05 05:29:38
|Now you just need to decorate your lawn with pirate paraphanalia - like a Treasure Island crib scene ;)
|Posted by Pile on 2007-11-15 00:52:36
|I'm thinking a beer volcano this year... thoughts?
|A Graven Image?
Posted by Habbakuk on 2007-11-16 17:52:10
|Fortunately, there's no Pastafarian prohibition against representations of the FSM, graven or otherwise. In fact, one gets the sense that Her Noodliness appreciates the recognition!
|god created spaghetti?
Posted by trubeliever on 2007-11-19 09:15:39
|I'm sure it was the other way around.
Posted by fc larsen on 2007-11-19 13:05:32
|Mmmm.... Stripper Heaven and Beer Volcanos and Stripper Heaven and Pirates Treasure and STRIPPER HEAVEN awaits you. Mmmmm... Stripper Heaven!!!!!!!! Mine and your noodles be blessed.
Posted by Jo Mamma on 2007-11-30 23:51:52
|so I'm guessing most everyone here are FSM believers. I would further conject that you won't be celebrating Christmas at all, since it's a christian holiday - at least, that's the popular notion. Do your family and friends know?
I mean, how many of you won't be buying presents for your wives or girlfriends? Personally, I don't care much for Christmas: I think it's materialistic, and geared toward getting money into the hands of corporations - but my wife still gets a gift. :) I'm wondering how many pastafarians will still have wives and girlfriends in January... :)
Posted by wizeGurl on 2007-12-02 21:39:25
|Let's just say that many of us here are as firm believers in the FSM as we are of any other revealed truths out there.
And fortunately, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a jealous god. You can decorate all the pagan trees and drink all the egg nogg you want, and give solstice gifts to whomever you please. Yes, even Christians.
|Re: Christmas lights
Posted by Captain Jackie Sparrow on 2007-12-05 13:22:06
|Jo Mamma, you are implying that all pastafarians are male? Wow! Isn't that a lot sexist? And Wizegurl has it right; FSM is not a jealous god. She (FSM) allows people to celebrate whatever and however they want. This is the main reason I became a pastafarian. I am so sick of so-called christians claiming a love for all and then showing a complete lack of tolerance for anyone who believes different then they do. Wake up and smell the pasta! We were each made different and therefore should glory in our uniqueness as that is the way it was intended.
Excellent work on the lights Pile! I will now go make one to put on my house in honor of Her Noodlyness. May you all be blessed by her noodly appendage! Oh, and Pile, good luck with the beer volcano and stripper factory!
|The atheist and Straw-man Fallacy
Posted by Purushadasa on 2007-12-06 11:58:11
|The atheist, since his own childish theories hold no merit of their own on which to stand, and since the absolute truth of the Supreme Lord cannot be challenged directly by any means, all too often mentions such bizarre things as "spaghetti monster," "mermaids," "sky faeries," and a myriad of other ridiculous straw-man arguments that he manufactures in his fertile imagination. The straw-man argument is perhaps the most shameful and childish of all the logical fallacies, and among the very favorites of the atheist.
The fact is that the ungodly atheist is afraid to face the issue directly, and the issue is simply that God's personal and intelligent plan for the highly structured, ordered, and variegated universe that we all experience every day makes much more sense as its ultimate origin than such silly mythological concepts as "chance," "randomness," and "evolution theory."
It is physically, logically, and mathematically impossible to derive life from nonliving chemicals, personality from some imaginary, impersonal system of “chance,” or any amount of greater intelligence from any amount of lesser intelligence. The conclusion is that all life comes from life, all personality comes from personality, and all relative intelligence comes from absolute intelligence.
There is not so much as one single example, in the experience of any scientist throughout all time, of one species being observed producing a member of another species. Conversely, every nanosecond, every millisecond, every instant, every moment, every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year, every decade, every lifetime, every generation, every century, every millennium, every epoch, every aeon, every era, and every age, since time immemorial, and right down the line, to this very red-hot nanosecond, what we observe, each and every time, without fail, adjustment, or substitution, is that each respective species produces members of its very own, very same species. There is absolutely not so much as a single example, throughout the entire history of all time, of crossover from one species to any other species. There is none, none, none -- none at all.
Only the insane can neglect these facts and insist upon the foolish, illogical convolutions of "evolution theory" instead.
|Posted by hmn on 2007-12-06 13:37:53
|Oooh! Where's my popcorn? This is about to get good!
Posted by Pile on 2007-12-06 13:59:28
|Which god are you talking about? There are tens of thousands of gods.
Even among Christians, there are over 30,000 (THIRTY THOUSAND) different sects of Jesus-worshippers who can't agree on a damn thing.
There is not so much as one single example, in the experience of any scientist throughout all time, of one species being observed producing a member of another species.
Lame. That's not how evolution works. It's a gradual process. One species does not immediately turn into another. This is why creationists are ignorant idiots. Go read a science book.
The rest of your diatribe is equally stupid and inaccurate. Go see Freethought pedia where all these tired, lame, arguments have been refuted a hundred years ago. In 1800+ years, you fundies haven't come up with a single, decent argument backing up your goofball pretentious claims that can't be thoroughly debunked in five minutes by anybody with a fifth grade education.
|re: The athiest and the Straw-man Fallacy
Posted by ungood on 2007-12-06 14:20:41
|"...The atheist, since his own childish theories...", "...the ungodly atheist is afraid to face the issue directly...", "...only the insane can neglect these facts..."
-Can someone say: Argumentum ad hominem?
"Conversely, every nanosecond, every millisecond, ... every era, and every age, since time immemorial, and right down the line, to this very red-hot nanosecond, what we observe, each and every time, without fail, adjustment, or substitution...", "There is none, none, none -- none at all."
-How about: Argumentum ad nauseam?
"...since the absolute truth of the Supreme Lord cannot be challenged directly..."
-Maybe: Argumentum ad ignorantiam?
Perhaps you should read up on your logical fallacies before throwing the first stone.
Posted by Pile on 2007-12-06 21:15:49
|Let's not forget that if FSM is a "strawman" so is JESUS.
Posted by myname on 2007-12-12 06:17:23
|it said in the gospel of the flying spaghetti monster he is a boy
Posted by Bilbo Baggins on 2007-12-15 19:11:02
| I liked that argument about not being able to see species branch off from others...
Man I wish I lived that long. Maybe she can talk to her God and make that happen. Paradox?
|I think I'm in love...
Posted by Kylyssa Shay on 2007-12-19 15:16:44
|Oh, I love it. I needed that laugh today!
|Posted by The quiet one on 2008-03-11 09:30:15
|Can I ask, Purushadasa, whether you've ever had an infection? Earache, or a chest infection, or anything else? You have?
Right. Did you ask your doctor for penicillin, or for an antibiotic that would actually work?
Posted by FunnyBunny on 2008-03-17 15:54:33
|you must copy and paste this message 3 times on diffrent web pages or the Flying Spaghetti monster will turn you into a noodle. just kidding
|Posted by iokgjbvne vibjhkelt on 2008-05-20 16:58:04
|i do not think this is true i have to say this has nothing to do with the bible and i will have nothing to do with this and i will fill dad if all of u
|Thank you for this
Posted by Alex C on 2008-10-03 11:05:44
|I am planning to use this as a guide to construct my own FSM for this Christmas. Excelsior!
Posted by Gwen on 2008-11-30 11:03:09
|Of course the FSM is a male. He has balls. XD
Posted by Shadeaux on 2008-12-12 10:40:10
| Anyone with the mentality of a turnip can figure out how easily evolution works. But, there are a lot of you out there who choose instead to believe that this planet is only 6000 years old, Adam and Eve walked with dinosaurs(or Satan implanted all the fossils to misguide us humans- choose your favorite fairy tale). It's almost as bad as believing a man can turn water into wine, or walk on water. OH! Wait! y'all DO believe that.
By the way, Pile, LOVE the FSM. I might have to break down and make one just to piss off my uber-Christian neighbors.
Posted by Morgan M on 2009-07-22 08:22:48
|All hail his Noodliness. He will bless you for creating such a wonderful interpretation of Himself.
-Morgan, FSM worshipper
|Posted by jpoon on 2009-10-12 19:36:51
|Hail FSM for his gracious noodliness has given us all gravity (though a tiny bit less gravity now because there are so damn many of us and not enough noodley appendages to hold us all down to the ground).
Posted by leendadll on 2009-12-01 19:36:55
|AWESOME LIGHT!! His noodly appendage will surely favor you during this Holiday season.
But why don't the shirt & pic say "Holiday", our month-long Pastafarian holiday, instead of solstice?
|Posted by ed on 2009-12-23 12:09:06
|i baught one of those string lights and used it to write, "Poo" on the side of my house, and i already got a threatening complaint by the neighbors across the street, i told them i wont take it down, it means, happy holidays in shivarini
|fsm is retarded
Posted by osjng on 2010-04-08 21:08:07
|all yall are jacked up!!! jesus is the true creator, but dont worry, he forgives you for this horrible sin.
|where is the muslim hate?
Posted by crapocalypse on 2010-12-22 09:08:43
|I've noticed a lot of christians on this site slighting the FSM, but where are all the Muslims? I mean, I know a lot of the backwoods christians think that Muslims are all bomb building fundementalists, but I have yet to see a Muslim on this page.
The only exception to the rule is the Amish. I've never once seen an Amish person post anything negative about the FSM. Their silence makes me nervous.
Posted by TheAtheistBiker on 2011-09-10 10:50:40
Nice job, well done! Might make myself some FSM decorations this year. I can see it now, perhaps even a whole host of other atheist symbols: the Scarlett 'A', the Teapot, the invisible pink unicorn (errrr..... let's say it becomes visible for the holidays) and the atom etc?
For anyone interested: a shameless plug:
|No species crossover
Posted by FSMBeliever on 2011-12-09 14:01:06
|It's impossible for one species to cross over to another species? Better keep the horses and donkeys separated from now on.
Posted by FSMBeliever on 2011-12-09 14:03:35
|I forgot the most important part, great job Pile! One of the best I've seen.
|awe so cute
Posted by some kid on 2012-05-09 11:19:20
|Hey heres an idea how about yall grow the f*ck up and stop worshiping some bullshit flying noodle monster shit an get the f*ck on with life you jokes. maybe ya spend o lil too much time in front of a screen and not enough time outside holy shit. this whole site is a complete f*ckin joke, if your reading this, dont waste your time on these chuckleheads.
|Posted by Pile on 2012-05-09 11:57:27
|oops, someone's fragile sensibilities was offended.. boo hoo
|Posted by Mik Wilkens on 2012-12-06 22:50:38
|I just finished my FSM using these directions, and it turned out awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!
|Thanks for the directions
Posted by Tee Dubua on 2015-12-22 05:29:27
|I made one for the wall in my house
|Too hard for me
Posted by Sb on 2017-11-15 13:07:31
|I really like the idea, but I would almost definitely get it wrong, and need a much smaller version to fit in my window. I am also too lazy, or have other priorities, so would rather buy a ready made one. If only fsm was more commercial.