Super Sloppy Chili Cheese Dawgs VI: Los Angeles Marathon 2017

In attendence for March 18th, 2017: Alex Kenefick, JP, Vero, Dedman, Nockels, Sebastian, Will, Roz, Emilie, David, Yenni, Parker

Full Photo Album Links coming soon!

It was our SIXTH time handing out super sloppy chili cheese dawgs on the corner of Temple and Edgeware (Mile 5) during the Los Angeles Marathon! As expected, it was very uplifting and gratifying watching all of our Angelenos reaching their personal best in their racing outfits!

Every single one of these runners had to train, prepare, consider their goals, and get up earlier than the sun to do this run. But not all of them knew they’d be facing the possibility of eating a chili cheese dog, and that’s where we come into the picture. Runners sprinting up over the freeway and hanging a left on Temple had to make a choice they’d never considered.

They had to ask themselves:

Am I going to eat a super sloppy chili cheese dog right now?

Because as said above, the SparkleBlob Chili Cheese Dawg Station isn’t at the end of the route, we’re at the very devious mile 5.

We don’t want you to be prepared for the question, we want you to reckon with your emotional nature, and wrestle with yourself. We want to catch you off guard. We’re a junk food rubicon, merely one in a series of mental trials and initiations that will accompany your physical and mental 26 mile journey. We are there to provide you with a decisive crisis that will transform you in some way… for better or for worse.

You don’t have to be a Republican or a Democrat to eat a chili cheese dawg, you don’t have to be religious, or an agnostic or an atheist, you don’t have to be tall or short or skinny or fat or any specific type of person to eat one of our questionable creations. You just have to pick a very unexpected and strange option that greets you at mile 5. We’re not all born with money, but we’re all born with time, and none of us know how much each of us gets. This existential fact hits home when marathon participants round the corner and see us hollering, cheering and handing out these improbable (but desirable) tasty greasy globs of low nutritional value.

Our chili dogs may give runners those extra carbs and salt that’ll boost them through the next few miles… or our chili dogs might give some that miserable belly bomb feeling, standing in the way of their personal victory, we’re never quite sure. What we do know is that we run out every year, and that even if not all runners EAT a chili dog, they always smile and laugh when they see us.

We laugh together, and we offer each person, each hardworking person working on their aspirations and athleticism, we offer them a chili dog. Because that’s just such a wildly unreasonable thing to do during a sporting event in a town that praises eating right, getting enough sleep, having good skin tone, etc. In our absurdity lives camaraderie, and every runner is fed like family, while supplies last.

Disco’s playing, hotdogs are steaming, the stove is cooking, cowbells are ringing, horns are blaring, we are a nonstop hollering cheering chili cheese machine! They think we’re deranged, getting out there in the morning and making super sloppy chili cheese dawgs, but we know they’re truly the wacky ones, they’re running 26 miles!

Women’s History Month Stickers from CraftNight!

SparkleBlob strikes again with our monthly Craftivism, this time in honor of Women’s History Month!

Download your Women’s History Coloring Stickers HERE! 

Featuring images of: The Statue of Liberty, Audre Lorde, Statue of Justice, a Taco, a Beaver and a Clam! We had a fine CraftNight coloring these stickers and sticking them wherever we wanted! A GREAT night! Might I add, we also had playing in the background the first season of the TV Series, Wonder Woman, starring Lynda Carter. She was the highest paid female actor of the 70s.

I illustrated these stickers (print these on adhesive sticker sheets!) in honor of Women’s History Month. And for anyone who is like “WHY?” Here’s why:


Living free from violence is a human right, yet millions of women and girls suffer disproportionately from violence both in peace and in war, at the hands of the state, in the home and community. Across the globe, women are beaten, raped, mutilated, and killed with impunity.

This is from Amnesty International’s Women’s Rights page. Read the rest of it, and get involved here. 

It’s not olden times, it’s happening NOW. It’s not okay. Part of changing how women are viewed and treated today is teaching and showing that women have always been amazing.

It wasn’t the suffragists who created great women. Great women have existed since the beginning of time, doing many of the exact same things as men. But they were denied access to education, voting, owning property, making decisions about their own bodies. Myths were created explaining how emotional, needy, soft, and helpless women were, and those myths are still being created and perpetuated today.

Female leaders, military strategists, doctors, scientists, musicians, artists and writers have always existed, they were just written out of the books.

So it’s time to know our women, from the past to the present. And it’s time to learn from them, because the women of the past can help inspire the girls and women of the future. Women’s History aims to open the books and show that women were powerful, even wicked, and just as responsible in creating society as men: equal.

So you know, jam out with your clam out, women hold up half the sky, and SparkleBlob’s proud to acknowledge this fact.


Valentine Craftivism!

A new month, a new winter craft!

We got wry and spry with our valentines this year, I decided to make “Valentines for Politicians”

Download them here from our CraftNight Website. 

Some of the valentines are mean, but… you know, making sweeping general unconstitutional bans that strand desperate people at airports for over 20 hours without food, and then maybe later down the line cause them to lose their lives… well, that’s not just mean, that’s absence of human decency. So we decided, on February 8th, to make love notes for Washington DC this year, and send them to those in power who could use a message from We the People. 

While some of these valentines coyly remind our elected officials that it’s only two years until citizens visit the voting booths, other valentines are anything but vague and take our country’s leaders to task for behaving like reprehensible bratty miscreants.

If you’re infatuated with the Trump administration, these valentines might not be for you. They tend to take politicians to task over things like civil rights, the environment, free speech, you know… silly little leftwing concerns. HA HA HA.

I also made a guide showing which politicians could use support, which ones could use encouragement, and which ones could really just use a crass souvenir of creative cheeky dissent.

Happy Valentines Day!