Each year for the past several years, we've blogged the results of the Turkey-shaped Jell-O® Mold Competition hosted at David Byrne's creative studio in New York, curated and documented in art world satire flair by Danielle Spencer. I'm a few days late posting this year's—I blame my holiday cold!—but while actual turkey leftovers are the stuff of misery, these faux turkey leftovers are the stuff of delight. Above, David Byrne's entry: "Pumpkin Pie."
The gold medal winner this year went to artist Cassandra C. Jones (above right, with Danielle in the headband), whose work we've featured on the blog and on an episode of Boing Boing Video; a special honor went to her husband Mikael Jorgensen (above left, with Danielle), whom you may best know as a member of American indie roots band Wilco and side project Pronto.
Turkey-shaped Jell-O® Mold: 2010 Competition (daniellespencer.com)
Following Jasper Johns' dictum, Jones takes the turkey and "does something to it", ultimately effecting a masterful transformation that--like Johns--seemingly effortlessly addresses Americana and object-hood in one unimpeachable statement. Encaustic-like in its encasing, the Gobble-pop is a delirious concoction of creamy vanilla with a seductive skin of chocolate, slyly referencing the genre of country fair food-on-a-stick with humble hyperbole while elevating the commonplace to an aesthetic platform like no other.
Gold Medal winner [by popular election] for "Best Overall Turkey"
By Cassandra C. Jones
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana’s congressional election, attacked a reporter from UK newspaper The Guardian, body-slamming him and breaking his glasses. In audio recorded by Ben Jacobs, who covers the U.S. political beat, you can hear Gianforte getting shirty, then, when pressed, the muffled sounds of what Jacobs said was “the strangest thing […]
This is a good homebrew documentary about Little Rascals’ Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer. He was born in 1929. As an adult he held a variety of odd jobs such as dog trainer, bartender, and hunting guide. He was shot to death in 1959 during a drunken confrontation over $50 at a movie cowboy’s house in Mission […]
The plan Donald Trump and the GOP released to dismantle “Obamacare,” the Affordable Care Act, will increase the projected number of people without health insurance by 14 million next year and by 23 million in 2026, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday. The long-awaited “CBO report” you’ve been hearing about in the news was finally […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique items and apparel, including collectibles, books, and t-shirts. Pulling inspiration from all […]
Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]