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November 25, 2011 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Jell-O Turkeyfest - the turkey-shaped Jell-O mold annual competition. David Byrne is a returning participant. (Past winners/entries: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and where it all began: 2005.)
posted by flex (18 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cindy Sherman!
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:44 AM on November 25, 2011


David Byrne is a returning participant.

Turkeying Heads?
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:48 AM on November 25, 2011


Marvellous! Thanks, flex!
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:50 AM on November 25, 2011


I love David Byrne's previous work, but I love him even more for making a a simulacrum of raw turkey made out of rhubarb.

Note to self: Byrne is a cool guy, but cancel next year's Thanksgiving dinner with him.
posted by twoleftfeet at 8:57 AM on November 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I found those very disturbing, very disturbing indeed.
posted by shoesietart at 9:11 AM on November 25, 2011


And you may ask yourself, "Why don't I smell meat coming from the kitchen?"
And you may tell yourself, "This is not my tasty turkey!"

Once in a lifetime, gravy flowing underground...
posted by not_on_display at 9:17 AM on November 25, 2011 [8 favorites]


What are the rules?
posted by MtDewd at 10:20 AM on November 25, 2011


I was not going to click on this, until I noticed David Byrne was a participant. And now that I've seen it, I...um....yeah. Well, I've never liked rhubarb anyway.

But nonetheless, an interesting insight into how other people celebrate Thanksgiving. Or something.
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:20 AM on November 25, 2011


This ain't no turkey, this ain't no meatloaf, there's no time for foolin around.
posted by The Whelk at 10:21 AM on November 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


In this stunning mis-en-matzoh-ball-soup, we are brought back to the original site of sustenance: the womb. Floating, trussed, lulled in a warm bath of chicken broth, we experience the original state of undifferentiated oneness, of satiety.

The descriptions slay me. Pitch-perfect art statements. Love it.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:46 AM on November 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


In the future, all food will be shaped like turkeys.
posted by erniepan at 12:06 PM on November 25, 2011


Is it wrong for me to now really want a turkey shaped mold?
posted by dejah420 at 12:48 PM on November 25, 2011


That Chewing Gum Turkey may be one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. That David Byrne participates in such an activity makes me ridiculously happy.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 1:18 PM on November 25, 2011


I've got some groceries, Jello and rhubarb, to last a couple of days. But I ain't got no turkey, ain't got no drippings, got no giblets to sautee.
posted by contraption at 1:37 PM on November 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dejah420, to see is to desire and man, you should give in to your desire.
posted by jadepearl at 1:39 PM on November 25, 2011


Byrne is a cool guy

I dunno. Judging from some of his public appearances and what his former bandmates say, I'm starting to believe he's just another pretious art-douche who got lucky with a few good songs and has been riding that wave for a few decades.
posted by jonmc at 5:05 PM on November 25, 2011


i wish it listed what some of these are made out of, or are they all very modified versions of jello?
posted by fuzzypantalones at 10:11 AM on November 26, 2011


Might have been handy to know a bit about the contest before being tossed into a bunch of decidedly NOT self-evident pictures.
posted by RavinDave at 11:30 PM on November 26, 2011


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