Your own personal Pollock

Feeling creative, but don't want to get paint on your shoes? Click on over to, and you can make a Pollock-style drip-paint masterpiece in minutes. Like this one:

It's a Flash-based interactive program in which you can spatter, drip and blotch colors onto a virtual canvas, which responds to the movements of your mouse.

Step one: drag your mouse around.
Step two: click to change colors.
Step three: click and hold to get bigger blobs.
Step four: sell the results like this lady, so you can
Step five: get rich.
Step six: Drink yourself into a stupor, then die in a car wreck. (Or better yet, stick to imitating Pollock's art, not his life.)

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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