Deep-fried things that ought not be deep-fried

Following up on today's BBtv episode about deepfried cellphones, Dario Agosta writes in...

Just finished watching your exilarating video segment on BBtv about the cellphone - deep-frying party (hmmm, wonder how my motorola would taste, tried to get rid of it for years to no avail), and suddenly it dawned on me: I have a friend, Mirko, who is a designer and an artist who *actually* fries... well pretty much everything.

Yes, I have weird friends. Um, no, come to think of it he's one of the most normal ones. Here is a picture of a deep-fried iPod, more on his site: Link.


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  2. I hate to be a buzzkill, but am I the only one who thinks the deep-frying of all things under the sun is kind of “last year” (or even the one before that) and doesn’t exactly qualify as “wonderful”? Yawn.

  3. Gayrecluse:

    I’d second your buzzkill in that I wonder if the tech getting fried could not have been re-purposed into something better? To start with programs like

    That’s just from a quick search, I know many Women’s Shelters and schools who would love to get their hands on cellphones, ipod, functional or otherwise.

    Yeah, it’s funny and kitschy and cute, but it’s also pretty wasteful when there are a great many people who could make excellent use of that tech.

    And personally, the thought of deep fried plastic makes me want to yarf.

  4. the amazing power of art.

    someone fries a half-dozen broken/obsolete bits of plastic and metal worth perhaps 23 cents and people notice enough to comment

    meanwhile, Rome is in flames and train loads of consumer “surplus” head for the landfill

  5. There is a fish and chip shop in central Edinburgh that will deep fry anything if you ask them. It’s on Newington Road and has a rotating selection of chocolate on the menu. At this time of year, the Creme Egg is the speciality. The effect when biting into one is reportedly like eating sugary lava.

    It’s amazing what happens when you search for things. It just reminded me that there is a local deep fried speciality in South and West Yorkshire. Chip shops take cooked potato (it might be left over chips), shape it into rounds, optionally add a slice of fish, batter it and deep fry it. They are called scallops, although they’re nothing like the shellfish. Down on the south coast they take a handful of mushy peas, batter them, and deep fry them as a pea fritter. I still don’t know how we missed that.

  6. Is this mix of important subjects and the most blatantly inane that makes Boing Boing a…

    don’t know

  7. Deep frying is this year’s art car. Expect to see it well-represented at the next Burning Man…

  8. what the…

    … would the next person who considers deep-frying an ipod just send it to me, please?? I can think of several better uses for it.

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