Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Breaking the Mold!

Sir Dayvd's blog yesterday featuring breasts, thighs, and legs, reminded me of something...

I was looking up “Turkey with Beer” recipes not too long ago and came across a half-baked website that is, in part, a collaboration of David Byrne and Danielle Spencer (Australian pop singer and wife of Russell Crowe).

Anyway, it’s hard to figure the who, what, when, where, and especially WHY of the following information, but I present it for you to simmer in the creativity of it all and to get your own creative juices (pardon the cooking puns) bubbling.

It all starts with a Jell-O® Turkey mold. As the site says, it's actually taken from a cornish game hen, but then again a true turkey-sized Jell-O® mold would be a bit overwhelming. Since 2005, there has been a Turkey-shaped Mold contest among Spencer and Byrne’s friends.

If you search long enough you can find a recipe for realistic flesh-tone, which involves adding lite evaporated skimmed milk for opacity and a dash of green food coloring to peach or watermelon flavored Jell-O®. It essentially tastes like regular Jell-O®, but the milk adds nice body, as it turns out.


Chicken Noodle Soup Turkey: Nourishing and healing? Or intestinal and revolting? Ford's congealed chicken noodle soup turkey launches an unflinching investigation of the attraction/repulsion dynamic of domesticity itself.


Guac-a-Bird [Avacado Gelatin Turkey]: Who knew such a thing as avacado gelatin was possible, let alone desirable? David knew, evidently, and birthed his post-punk guac-a-bird for all to enjoy.



Mac-'n-Cheese Turkey: At first glance Leanne's Mac-'n-Cheese turkey seems to embody the Platonic ideal of pure turkey form. The revelation of this perfect shape's secret ingredient—extra Velveeta®—sends us reeling down a chasm of regional, political, and class-based prejudices. And when we scale back up to the heights, we realize that modern-day hieratic beauty goes hand-in-hand with post-industrial consumer capitalism. Yes I said yes, it does!


Mountain Dew® Lime Jell-O® Turkey: In a one-two punch, Karis seconds Leanne's mac-'n-cheese Velveeta® class revolution.


Fish Bowl
By Matt K.

That’s just a few of the many winners – check out the rest at:

http://www.daniellespencer.com/graphics/projects/various/jello_turkey/2005.htm

Sir Bowie “who can’t wait to see what you creative Knights do with this turkey of a post!’ of Greenbriar

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well you pilgrims have just got two days till Thanksgiving. As I'm sure I have said over the years, The Brits have no idea just how strongly the US celebrates this day, where it will just be another rainy Thursday to us in the UK.

You almost take it more seriously than Christmas, which you' all now call The Holidays.
In fact the way i see it.. Christmas here is effectively the same as TG day there...ie: you have to go through hell and high water to get home to be with your family round the table, for a big meal of Turkey and all the trimmings.

One of my fave films of all time is John Candy and Steve Martin, doing just this in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" ... ...and I'm hoping they play it on TV here in the next few days.

So Happy Thankgiving Guys and Gals, i can hear the pots and pans rattling as you read this. :))

Fine blog of super-weirdness, just right for all the New World Vegetarians over there.

Sir D. ( whoo just loooves Meat...its soooo ummm Meaty:) of O

Sir Hook of Warrick aka "David K Wells" said...

Just sent you guys a link to the Turkey Testicle Festival on UTube! I likes me Turkey with Balls!

Sir Hook the Flem Gobbler of Warrick