Friday, May 20, 2011

Artsy Fartsy

Friday, May 20, 2011

[adjusting bow tie] "Welcome, gentle beings, to the grand opening of SplüüRff.

[faint applause]

"All of our works here tonight have been created by world-renowned artists, and are available for sale for far more than you can possibly afford. So, let's begin.

"Our first piece was painted by Japanese artist Noh Wei using traditional oils. Her inspiration was taken from the ocean, mother earth, and the organic nature of the gore splatters in Bikini Slasher Kill Zone 4: Revenge of the Waxers"

"It sells for $490,000.

"Our next piece comes from Swedish craftsman Joques Onyu. Joques spent three years in isolation to focus on this masterpiece, during which time he subsisted solely on prune juice and Ranch flavored Bugles."

"It sells for $893,000.

"The much lauded Yuki Grohs is known for her daring and unconventional techniques. This piece, for example, was constructed using squeeze mayo while the artist was blindfolded and spinning around on a wheelie office chair."

"It sells for $10 million.

"Another avant-garde darling of the art world, the 'Do' Dude uses his trademark combination of gold leaf and 'personal bodily secretions' to both shock and intrigue viewers."

"This mixed-media masterpiece sells for 11.2 million.

"Please feel free to browse the rest of our gallery, where you'll find even more distinguished masterworks, such as:

'Summer Daisies for Janet'
$7.5 million


'Grilled Cheese Electric Chair'
$27.5 million


'The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez'
$17.5 million


'Texas'
$6.66 million


"And, of course, our most coveted new piece...

'Coffee Cake with Icing'
$6.00


Thanks to wreckporters Christie R., Aimee W., Alyssa H., Holly L., Laura M., Christy S., Liz C., Anita M., & Stephanie F. for the art attacks.
Libby said...

'The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez'... yes. So very yes.

Katherine S said...

It may be dangerous saying this...but does the coffee cake look like a black iced king cake to anyone else!?

Susanne Iles said...

This entry was so amazing! It's making me want to change my painting practice and go into cake decorating. Such passion! Such verve! Such...uh...the words escape me.... :)

Muria said...

Is it just me, or does it look like they put gold leaf on some Mounds candy bars for that one cake?

Some real modern "artistry" going on there (and yes, I really mean those quotation marks). :)

bassgirl said...

The coffee cake with icing looks like it was created in 1997, left in the cupboard under the sink, and just rediscovered now. A side benefit of this is that the bluish mold might be penicillin, so it'll cure what ails you!

wv: dorts Who were the dorts that created these masterpieces?

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Does the last one just have spent coffee grounds sprinkled on top?

I love the Japanese artist Noh Wei. She was mentored by R.U. Kiddingme.

sara said...

The "names" of the artists are fantastically clever! Bravo

I kinda like the golden poo bug cake

Christina said...

Today's cakes just leave me baffled?!?! WTF?! What's even more surprising is someone is actually willing to PAY for one of those 'things'!!

wv: dediv - I would dediv it weren't for my morning coffee to get me going!

LMAO!

8424c696-390c-11e0-9801-000bcdcb8a73 said...

That second one looks like a banana slug dressed up for a birthday party.

Jessi said...

Fezes are cool.

Beth said...

I wear a fez now. Fezes are cool.

Connie Moreno said...

Good grief, each one got progressively worse and worse! Now I'm sitting here wondering if anyone actually BOUGHT one!

Debbie P said...

Joques Onyu--simply genius!!!

Common Nonsense said...

I'm pretty sure the things on the gold leaf cake are actually pieces of Almond Roca.

. . . Which, yes, are unfortunately shaped, but delicious.

Danger Boy said...

@Katherine S
No, that's just you. The rest of us think it looks like poo.

(Thanks to the rest of us for letting me pretend I speak for you. I will now stop that.)

Sharyn said...

If you put 1000 chimps in a room with 1000 tubes of frosting and 1000 cakes for 1000 hours, one will eventually recreate the works of Shakespeare (or maybe Bronwen Weber.)

The remaining 999 cakes will look like these.

Muria, I have no interest in starting an EPCOT, but since you asked a direct question -- they look like almond roca to me. On a side note, I will never eat almond roca again. Perfect aversion therapy.

WV: mayssd -- they really mayssd up these cakes.

Amy said...

That first "cake" is labelled a "Message Cookie" - what type of message is it trying to send?!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

"Texas" $6.66 million! Hahahaha!!!

thesacredandtheprofane said...

W.T.F.?!?

Seriously. That's the only thing that kept going through my mind. The commentary was awesome though.

And I think "The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez" should be the title of your NEXT Cake Wrecks book.

KSLSRocks said...

Those titles were hilarious! I kept laughing as I kept reading. Then I came to "Texas 6.66 million". My boss just looked over at me funny - must stop laughing like a rabid hyena amped up on Mountain Dew/Monster energy cocktails.

Morgan said...

The "fez" comment made me snort ... and the coffee cake made me gag. All in all, a wonderful post! :)

KJ said...

I am laughing out loud this morning! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

These cakes truly qualify as abstracts!

I think the "Grilled Cheese Electric Chair" started life as a bouquet of flowers... but I could be wrong.

pikkewyntjie said...

The second cake could be used as a sex-ed visual for the lesson on STDs. The little squiggles are viruses. Tell me what they are attacking and you pass the quiz.

I think Katherine S is right. That is a king cake, but it had a different color scheme before Mardi Gras. Now they are letting Mother Nature do the decorating. If you're wondering if it's the same toxic mold they found in houses after Hurricane Katrina, yes it is! Good eye!

Jaycee said...

Oh My!!! That is all... (0:

Kris said...

So, I never post, but, I couldn't pass up the word verification today:

wv worses: I can't figure out which of these cakes is worses!

Marebabe said...

I'll just bet you always got A's in Creative Writing. :)

I'm usually at work when I visit your site, and it's hard to keep from howling with laughter! Today was especially brilliant. Thank you.

jennl777 said...

I'm sorry, but any legitimate installation has at least one piece entitled "Untitled XII". That said, I'm prepared to enter the bidding war for "Fez"...

BP said...

Coffee Cake with icing...bahahahaha best art gallery ever! I'll take them all for the low price of possible indigestion and a bottle of tums. :D lol

Anna Kate said...

I think this is my favorite post! Very well done. =)

Mrs. Howard said...

Are those Almond Rochas in No. 4?

I cannot say this enough, but I want a fez. Fezzes are cool.

flying gargoyle said...

Where is "Ceci n'est pas un gâteau"?

Oh, wait, they all are...

And will these keep like Twinkies, so my investment will rise?

Ruby said...

Wow... I actually went to art school, and while there were talented people, there were also a lot of hipsters who created shite EXACTLY LIKE THIS. In fact, I think they may have used the same names for some of their pieces!

Caroline B said...

Sadly, I have seen worse pieces of 'art' while wandering through the Tate Modern..(yes Damien Hirst, I mean you!)

Anonymous said...

I hate abstract art O_o

:::b r a n d i::: said...

I want 'The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez'!!!!

Manda said...

Wait, there are ranch flavored bugles?!!!

Anonymous said...

Fezzes are cool!

~Blue

Naomi said...

I love how knowing that the gold-wrapped things are Almond Roca doesn't make them look any less like poo.

Kristers said...

Actually, "Texas" makes sense to me.

Receptionist Row said...

HEY.....FEZZES ARE COOL!!!!


As are Bow-ties..... ;)

Pilgrim said...

love this!! Thanks for the great laugh this morning!

modern art just isn't what it used to be, eh?

The Angry Jackalope said...

Grilled Cheese Electric Chair is my new hipster band name. Copyright trademark!

Anonymous said...

ok, ok I get it-you had a bad experience in Texas. But do you SERIOUSLY have to keep harping on it? The humor is really starting to wear off.

Anne-with-an-e said...

As someone who is supposed to be getting a distinguished degree in the field of art history, I shouldn't be laughing as hard as I am. But this is payback to all of my colleagues in the contemporary fields who told me my field wasn't "art."

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Anonymous @ 11:20,

It looks like the state of Texas.

Lighten up.

john

Karen said...

Fezes are cool.

hee

DNA Mom said...

Only true artists could appreciate these cakes for the beauty they posses. Ok...I tried to get that out without laughing but it didn't work.

Couldn't pass up the WV: I think that last cake would give you mursa if you even touched it.

Laura said...

What? No Doomsday cakes? Or are you saving those for tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

WV: restpu - The gold leaf cake looks like the "artist" took a restpu in the middle of decorating it. SWEET!!

SaraCVT said...

Apparently, I'm not the first to say this, but it was the first thought that popped into my mind.

Fezzes are cool. (Stetsons, also.)

Anonymous said...

Oh, CW Team! Today's post was so great! Love!

I think these cakes are the result of "Take Your Child To Work Day". Okay, I hope they are....?

In defense of Almond Roca....okay there's no defense. Wrapped, unwrapped; they look like poo. Heavenly, delicious piles of stale...*hurk* Oh, good. I no longer crave candy....of any kind. Or cake...or anything chocolatey....*hurk*

I now have a strange desire to play Q-Bert. Or Tetris.

Finally: Liar! Liaaaar! That is not a coffee cake with icing! We all know it's Royal heritage!

Andrea

-Sea Nymph- said...

Fezzes are cool

mel said...

Well, this was just waaaay too funny today -- on so many levels...you've out done yourselves, and thank you for that! It's taken me 30 minutes to stop laughing enough to be able to comment...

These cakes are priceless (well, actually you've priced them....)and the comments even more so!

That second cake...maybe it's me, but I think it's a little suggestive...well, actually, a lot suggestive...nah, it's downright dirty.... And the last cake looks like something that if you see on you...or from you, should make you call your doctor immediately....

wv - puzzath: what pseudo-high-art cakes have...

Anu said...

I was going to complain about how the Japanese name looks Chinese or Korean and the Swedish name French. Then I understood No Way and Yucky Gross. Joques Onyu is still a mystery to me. Anyone wanna help the non-native English speaker?

WV: cyclami. I don't have the language skills to see what it might mean, but it looks like a word in some language.

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Anu,

Jokes on you.

I didn't get it at first either.

john

Kimberly Chapman said...

Satanic Texas Quilt Cookie FTW!

TravelGoddess said...

I have ALWAYS wanted a cake with gold leafed poo on it. it just says "classy!" how wonderful to know that some talented baker can do that!!!!

ahh, let your "artistic" side fly. Gods help us.

Kylie said...

'Grilled Cheese Electric Chair' would be a great band name. Just sayin'.

Oh yeah, and "mixed media"? Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Common Nonsense,they are Almond Roca. One of my very favorite candies, which I ask for every Christmas, but never get...
My late husband used to refer to them as "cat turds" since without the golden wrappers they are even worse, they are brown and rolled in crushed nuts ala cat litter!
To think someone might have bought these!
(On the "Your" issue...we saw a pack of invitations at a huge party store the other day. "Your invited to..." You would think a printer would have a spell check, if not the baker!

Miss Mindy said...

@Anu - from a native American-speaker (hate to call it English)- I did not get the "yucky gross"! I could not make my brain stop pronouncing the first name "yoo-ky". Thank you for clearing that up!

Art attacks, indeed. I laughed so hard I ended up sort of choking, especially when I came to "'Texas' $6.66 million". And I'm sitting here in my office deep in the heart of Texas writing this comment - the humor is definitely NOT wearing off- it's getting better!

Ellen said...

Ooooh, Rorshach cakes! :-)

What do you see?

Wonderful commentary -- love the names.

I loved fezzes long before Dr. Who. I am the coolest.

Oh, and the gilded poo/almond roca made me think of stuffed grape leaves. Wouldn't gilded dolmathakia be fabulous on a cake?

No?

OK.

Isn't it fun to say "gilded dolmathakia," though?

SuBee said...

As an artist who has dedicated my life to creating works to challenge the ignorant, I am not surprised by your hateful comments. Not everyone can be open minded enough to open their minds in an open way to the true beauty hidden in these works. These "cakes,"as you call them, are a true and honest representation of the multi-cultural, inter-faith, chocolate-covered, beauty that can be found within each and every one of us. Your comments can only be a result of self loathing. I'd loathe you all, too, but I'm too open minded and gifted for that.

Libby said...

Anonymous @ 11:20:

Seconding John. It's also known as a 'running gag'. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

And of course, the alternate title for many of these pieces would be "Using up the last icing in the bag because why waste any?"

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

SuBee,

[Slow clap]

john

steveandonna said...

Dear God! Someone please call the EPA! That last cake has a horrible case of BLACK MOLD!!!!

Anonymous said...

ACK! I meant "its" Royal heritage. Maybe I should take up cake decorating....

Andrea

Kiri D said...

Wicked awesome. I swear you could shellac those and give them to MOMA in New York and they would hang them. Trust me I was an art major. There are Modern artists that do that shite all the time.

wv: unograme - What you call Uno after have one too many. "Hey get out that Uno Grame, man, I wanna play."

Title Loans said...

I would like to purchase 'Texas' please, but I feel we need to negotiate the price a bit. I just feel like we can skim a cool million off.

Thanks!
Ava :)

Jane said...

SuBee (12:57)....O...M...G....best comment of the day. Made me literally snort when I laughed.

On another note, in regards to the Almond Roca--Anyone else not able to eat Almond Roca because a co-worker once referred to it as cat poo rolled in kitty litter?.......

No? Just me?.....

Okay, never mind. (skulking away)

thesacredandtheprofane said...

It just keeps getting better! I don't know which is funnier- SuBee's comment, or John's response.

Kudos all around! Bravo! Brava!

cliff said...

OMG I laughed SO hard at the titles you gave those "masterpieces". I snorted.
the comments are equally good. I can't stop snickering!!!

Good.Weird.Life. said...

Man, I nearly died when I saw the Texas one! I seriously almost fell over laughing! SO FUNNY!!! The entire post today was just absolutely hilarious!

Labgoddess said...

But...I LIKE grilled cheese...

Courtney said...

Loved the Texas joke. Keep 'em comin'.
-A Texan.
(A Dallasite, no-less - I live in the very city that nearly caused your demise!)

onovanDay said...

i think you may have outdone yourself with this post!

Anonymous said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw the second cake was tapeworms... which made me think of Flukeman from X-Files... And given Flukeman's obsession with toilets and sewage, you'd think he'd love the golden poo cake.... There's got to be a joke somewhere that can tie all of these together but I can't quite think of one :)

Terrs said...

i wear a fez now. fezzes are cool.

Anonymous said...

So funny!

WV: Matess: On Gollum's visit to Australia he learned a new phrase: "G'day Matess!"

lori said...

Ranch flavored bugles made me choke on the moon pie I was eating, and Grilled Cheese Electric Chair made me spit it out all over my keyboard. A novice CW reader mistake, I know, but would it be ok if I give my IT guy your number? I don't think he's gonna understand why I need a new keyboard unless he speaks to you directly.

allergicone said...

The final cake is a fitting tribute to that seminal art film - Disney's "The Black Hole."

Glenn Ferrell said...

Wow! The "coffee cake with icing" must be frosted with used espresso grounds? Sheesh!

ViolaNut said...

'The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez' reminds me of "Ode to a small lump of green putty I found in my armpit one summer morning". And would probably have a rather similar effect to Vogon poetry, actually... ;-)

WV: hyleelv - the squeal one makes while strapped into a Vogon Poetry Appreciation Chair

Sue said...

hahahahah! This one made me LOL here at work :)
xoxo!

Ellen said...

Anonymous said...
>>
The first thing I thought of when I saw the second cake was tapeworms... which made me think of Flukeman from X-Files... And given Flukeman's obsession with toilets and sewage, you'd think he'd love the golden poo cake.... There's got to be a joke somewhere that can tie all of these together but I can't quite think of one :)<<


The joke is out there.

I want to believe.

Craig said...

Thanks to the CW team and (most of) the comment-taters for the laughs. Laughs help.

I plan to eat Almond Roca while wearing a fez. In *Texas*, where the humor never wears off (which ought to be the new slogan of the Texas tourism bureau). Because America.

@Katherine S: Could be. I detect signs of deep-frying as well, but I have another theory, to which I will get.

Prints of most of these can be found in a collection compiled by art historian W.T.F. Izzit, a pseudonym he took on hearing most people's reaction to modern 'art'.

Note in passing: @SuBee, I second John's... er, that is, I agree with his response.

#4 (not slacking, just short on time): Doesn't look sanitary, even apart from the resemblance.

#5 Ah, the bygone fads of yesterday: cakes that make some kind of sense, food safety... I have seen these berries (?) on ornamental plants and always assumed they were poisonous. Maybe embedding them in frosting makes them safe to eat. Yeah, that's the ticket!

#6 The ever-popular cake-blot test. Does it mean 'therapy needed' if you can tell what it is or if you cannot? I can't keep that straight.

#8 It does look like Texas.

#9 Needs beads and some (literal) gold leaf. Maybe grab those off #4. In the interest of truth-in-labeling, I would have crossed out 'icing' and written 'mold'.

wv: hated. Ya can't make this stuff up.

Sara said...

Ok, first of all, I nearly peed myself I was laughing so hard. Joques Onyu... OMG. However, I think that Do Dude was using Almond Roccas... which in no way forgives the application but at least the hope is that something truly tasty is in the... do do... that didn't come out right... oh dear.

VW: embili I am embili-vibably sorry for that last poop joke.

Stephanie said...

I don't even know what any of those are supposed to be

Chantelle said...

SuBee,

That was amazing! :D

Anonymous said...

You ruin my working life because I sip coffee while I read this blog and then spit it on myself so I miss a lot of afternoon meetings because I cant be seen by clients in a dirty shirt.

Hysterical!

connie said...

I'm sending my check for the $11.2M for the "Do"! I'm so excited that my stomach kinda hurts, I think I need to "Do" :P

Jennifer C. said...

I'm tempted to comment, "Now I've seen everything," but the world hasn't ended yet. Ummm, wow....

Anonymous said...

You, Jen, are me hero. If you only knew the week I've had.... suffice it to say you never cease to turn my frown upside down!! THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

The fourth one looks like it is an homage to cicadas. Or is it just me who sees bugs everywhere?

DaniB said...

Wow! I can't get through my day without your sarcastic wit! You have no idea how much the daily humor means to me. Keep up the excellent work!!

Anonymous said...

My 2-year-old son saw the second cake and asked, "What is this?" After looking at the entire post, he demanded, "More cakes!" You have a new fan. :)

Aaron Sebright said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lippian84 said...

The first one is actually pretty! Or would be, if you couldn't see the brown cake crumbs.

Nancy said...

What. In. The. Heck. Those "cakes" are "ugly."

wv: billyc (buhl-ICK). The sound I made when I saw those cakes.

Maura said...

Those Lucky Charms = styrofoam packing peanuts.

wv - psinguat: a method of producing, collecting, embellishing, and displaying feces or other excrement, for use in works of art or (rarely) other forms of personal, political, and/or social expression.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 4:28 (the 2nd A @ 4:28):

You are not alone; I, too saw cicadas on #4. I'm not certain where we are, but I think we are here together.

- MariaTeresa

Kinipayla said...

I think I've been to this gallery. Do they also sell anything by Yoko Ono?

Julie said...

First thought, "I wear a fez now, fezzes are cool."

Second thought, what ugly cakes!

Anonymous said...

@Everyone who said "fezzes are cool:" Stetsons are cooler. :)

@Everyone who is wondering why the heck everyone is saying "fezzes are cool:" Watch this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obnblNruPiU

-zacharyK

Cynthia "Barbienortena" said...

Lost my appetite...Mmmm... Have an idea... I would print this pics and put on my frezzer, so it would prevent me to eat junk food... Thanks!!!

Terrs said...

@zacharyk: that is like one of my absolute favorite moments of doctor who (i mean, other than watching rose and captain jack totally destroy a bunch of daleks in the stolen earth) because someone had to do it, and who better than river bahahahaha! (and, yes, i said fezzes are cool as well earlier (but not as cool as bowties... or stetsons... or... from last saturday.... bunkbeds......))

wv: serse: are they serse about this freaking art?!?!?!?!?! coming from an art major, come on, really. sersely? (i think i will say serse from now on instead of serious when i text lol)

Anonymous said...

The second one looks like a double headed dingdong with sperm swimming around. Jen, you are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

To the CW Team:

You are genii! This post is spacey-wacey! Also, HHGTTG and Doctor Who? Can't beat it. Also also I love how there are so many Doctor Who fans in the US! Hailing from Scotland, here =D Silence will fall... yet another paradox - it cannot while you are making the world destroy their keyboards! Wreck on! _l,,l <<*rock hand*

Kind regards,

Pink Peril

Anonymous said...

Just have to say it--over 100 posts and no one has pointed out that the "lucky charms" are rabbit shaped marshmallows made just for Easter. Obviously, finding those in June, with or without a Fez, is a feat!

sendingtheclowns said...

@SuBee: (who posits:)
"Not everyone can be open minded enough to open their minds in an open way to the true beauty hidden in these works."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I see your point, dear, but it's been a long day, and I am simply too tired to do THAT much OPENING!
If that *beauty* wants to stay hidden, I say, let's jolly well LET it.

And to this:

"...multi-cultural, inter-faith, chocolate-covered, beauty that can be found within each and every one of us."

I put forth my own philosophy of life (no thanks necessary--keep the change):

"Life is, and always will be, a crap shoot; a multi-colored, inter-breeding, pheromone-covered melange that can be found within each and every back alley ...especially when the *heat* is on (or in). HAVE YOUR PETS SPAYED AND NEUTERED!"

=^~.~^= >^0.o^<

BADKarma! said...

That first one is actually kind of pretty. In a "naughty tentacle" sort of way, to be sure, but it IS kind of pretty...

WV: denoplag - A meaningless yet important-sounding word used by art critics to describe the works of Joques Enyue.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!!! Couldn't stop laughing at the coffee cake. LOVE the subtitles!
~Jess

sendingtheclowns said...

(message from a "family" member):
Heeeyyyyy....wait just a cotton pickin' minute here. Somepin's rotten in SplüüRff.
Somebody gettin a cut the rest of us suckers don't know about?
Look, you're tryin to tell me that
'Grilled Cheese Electric Chair' number is goin off at $27.5 million, right? NOT that he aint worth it dont get me wrong. He'd better be! But the odds sticker itsself says $14.97!!!! Whats up with that, huh? You know sumpin i don't know, and its buggin me. My bookie told me go with the big money entry, and I did. Man...I take a bath on this somebody's gonna wake up with a big hunk of
"Grilled Cheese Electric Chair" in their bed with the frosting all over everything.

=^-,-^=

Bree said...

That last cake could be a tribute to the current season of Doctor Who because I fell silent just looking at it. Then I hope never to remember it again.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if I can get "Bikini Slasher Kill Zone 4: Revenge of the Waxers" via Netflix or Hulu?

@SuBee- you win the interwebs for the day!

@ViolaNut- you win the contract for the hyperspace bypass!

@zacharyK- bless you!! I thought I was missing a joke and now I realize it's just that I missed an episode.

@Craig- it's still slacking.

@Ellen- where's our song? The slacking is contagious, apparently.

-Barbara Anne

wv: noillum
penicillin's cousin usually found on deep fried technicolor pastry/cake hybrids left under the sink in the Epcot/EPCOT/Spaceship Earth bunker too long

Anonymous said...

Sorry guys, but I actually liked "texas"
Well composed.
But an ugly cake.
There has to be a photoshop filter for it.

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS!!! This made my day! A friend and I used to go to a modern art gallery just to laugh at all the craziness passing for "art" - the best ever experience being a "special exhibit" that was up a separate flight of stairs, and when we reached the top, we found the entire room full of identical black canvases... We got several dirty looks from the security people when we felt the need to document the craziness with pictures and a video...

By the way, the "artist" of the Texas one totally fails, because it does actually look like Texas. (I was thinking like airplane view where you can see all the fields...?)

Anonymous said...

Summer Daisies for Janet - Pls explain!

tiny p. elephant said...

HUH????

Arlene said...

Oh man I don't think I have laughed so hard in ages. Noh Wei lmao... oh those cakes really are priceless..wrecks beyond all imagination.

Aliza said...

The captions are particularly brilliant today. And that they can apply to much of what's in more than a few modern art museums and galleries is even better. And the word play with the names-- well, I'm very glad that I learned long, long ago to never ever EVER eat or drink anything while reading your posts. (@Lori, in my case it was having to explain the morning trying-to-hide-the-guffaws. Now the whole team hopes for wrecks every time we order a cake. Sadly, the Costco near us is too competent).

And SuBee-- that was a brilliant post. The commenters are in particularly fine form today!

Texas-- nope, we're not tired of the jokes. Plus it does look like it!

Did Janet follow up those summer daisies with an ax-murderer interactive installation?

Tape worms getting attacked. yup. The squiggles are starting to look like people or something. and I do have to say I rather liked the first cake. It's kind of like some real art pieces of seen, and liked. oy vey, I've gone off the deep end. Or seriously need some sleep…

WV "motthi". I don't know what's the motthi with some of these wreckerators

Anonymous said...

"The Existential Possibilities of Finding Lucky Charms in June While Wearing Rubber Galoshes and a Fez" would be the absolute greatest idea for a new Doctor Who episode ever (if for no other reason then to see a scene where The Doctor ponders the many mysteries of Lucky Charms while wearing his bowtie, his fez AND a pair of yellow rain boots)

P.S. Speaking of Doctor Who, it looks like that last cake was involved in many extremely brutal fights with The Silence.

Jennifer said...

And my family wonders why I refuse to pay for a store bought cake!

Lily Marie :) said...

I'm I picking up some subtle Doctor Who referencing there? Or is that just my over active imagination??



But really. how Bow ties and fezzes be mentioned in the same post without Doctor Who coming to mind?

mscooljane said...

These cakes are out of this world. So pricy...

Fedora said...

I finally got "Joques Onyu". Jokes on you! Ha, Im so slow today.

As another Texas, I still thought that one was funny.

Mucey said...

One word for the first cake: Leviathan.

Anonymous said...

The first 3 look like some sort of intestinal worm to me... :P

heather said...

Grilled Cheese Electric Chair...great name for a band, right? And I LOVE the artists' names!!!

archersangel said...

i....i can't even guess what they were going for on those.

Anonymous said...

Bah ha ha... "Texas" Brilliant.

SaraCVT said...

@Anonymous 3:00am

I mentioned your comment to my husband and he got quite enthused about the idea. He thought it would be a perfect intro--you know, where the Doctor is galloping around in a field with yellow galoshes and his fez on, muttering to himself something like "Why, they aren't REALLY lucky charms, they're just cereal!" and then the actual adventure begins, and you never hear what he was doing in that field. Something to tickle the imagination. I think maybe he thinks too much about Doctor Who.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant post! Your best ever! Brava!

~physicsmom

Wee Tait said...

Did people actually buy these?! That coffee cake once looks awful! Yuki Grohs lol.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know coffee cake was cake with coffee grinds sprinkled on it.

Huh.

Aynfarika said...

the green splotch actually reminds me of the frog my hubby ran over in the driveway the other day...

KBoogie said...

Oh good Lord, why does the second cake look like an STD?

Anonymous said...

I am quite familiar with the work of Mr. Wei... you might want to check out the stylings of his Second-Cousin-By-Marriage Noh Avail.