PANTaSk – Judge

By kaydo at 1:08 pm on Monday, September 24, 2007

Become a part of a simple little project run by GOOD magazine.

More info, here:

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PANTaSk: Make a creepy friend

By kaydo at 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2007

This week’s PANTaSk is something that you may have already anticipated, that is to make a new creepy friend.  I’m not suggesting wandering the bus interchange for hours on end, but instead you can buy the friend you need!

By the time you’re reading this, we’ve all missed the 16/09 4pm cutoff to actually be a part of the Floriade gnome-painting competition.  I saw the competition today, we could have won the whole thing.  Less Boony and Steve Irwin, and far more vegemite than I expected.  Regrets aside, you can still buy the creepy little terracotta gnomes around town for about $10 a piece.  If you ignore the whole Floriade link you can keep your keepy friend until the unsealed paint wears off.

Good times ahead, get there.

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PANTaSk: Wander with thousands

By kaydo at 10:56 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2007

This week’s PANTaSk is a simple opportunity to wander around town with a few thousand others.  The Canberra Times Fun Run/Walk is on again this Sunday September 16th.

It’s $22 to enter in the walk, and a bit more for the run and they do take different routes.  There will be roads closed around the lake for the event, so it’s a great chance to see a different view of Canberra with a few thousand others.

Online entries appear to have closed, but you can still enter on the day.  Check the website for more details.

Get there.

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PANTaSk Week 3 – High five someone

By kaydo at 5:16 pm on Monday, September 3, 2007

Our dramatic website migration complete, it’s now time to get back to the PANTaSk.

This one is simple, because I want to make sure it’s achievable for everyone. Before the week is done, you should high five someone, preferably someone you don’t know or where it’s slightly inappropriate (e.g. at the end of a meeting at work). We’re about 7 months away from National High Five Day, so consider this to be practice.

For those of you a little nervous about jumping straight into the high five action, you can practice below*:

Virtual High Five

* – While there’s no limit on the number of times you can practice, it’ll sure start to look a little odd.

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PANTaSk – Week 2 (15 Jul) – Blow stuff up

By kaydo at 10:46 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2007

Welcome to PANTaSk week 2! How did you go with the postcards?

Week 2: Blow stuff up


  • Make a balloon animal
  • Check out WikiHow for a full tutorial, including photos
  • If you get better during the week, you might even try some more daring structures, my personal favourite is the Tommy Gun.

Required task completion date: 22 July

If you participate it would be lovely if you took a photo, if you do, please send it to us. If your creation isn’t all you’d hoped, let us know in the comments.

[UPDATE] – Less than 12 hours into the actual task and LukeO has already made a tommy gun. That leaves a few days left for him to step it up a notch. Extra points for wearing the PANTS jumper during the creation. – kaydo
LukeO and the Tommy Gun

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PANTaSk – Week 1 (8 Jul) – Post stuff

By kaydo at 9:49 pm on Sunday, July 8, 2007

Those of you who have re-call that extends beyond 12 hours, may remember the announcement of a weekly PANTaSk. The criteria is something unusual or fun which can be accomplished in a week. Generally not a zany group activity like our other stuff.

Week 1: Post stuff


  • Buy 5 zany or comically bad postcards (I think it should be a site-wide agreement that we’ll never buy those “[insert town name] by night” postcards that are just completely black)
  • Pop over to
  • Register to get a login on their site
  • Get yourself 5 addresses and postcard IDs
  • Mail the postcards, make them brilliant and witty like the folks you are
  • Receive your postcards from random postcrossers around the world. Make new friends
  • Tell us about the brilliant time you had on your PANTaSk
  • Profit*

Participation requirements: Very few, even non-Canberra PANTSters can join in this one.

Required task completion date: 15 July

We’re always taking suggestions for future weeks, hit us up in the comments. If you participate it would be lovely if you took a photo, if you do, please send it to us. We love mail too.

* There’s no actual profit, nor chance of profit. This is really only likely to cost you a few bucks though.

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