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January 9, 2008 11:57 AM   Subscribe

There has been a major scientific breakthrough!

We've seen Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories here before, but that was just one project. They've done lots of other cute, clever, scary, and nerdy DIY projects, which they of course, blog.
posted by aubilenon (40 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Mmmm, food-grade rigid transparent domes, YUM.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:02 PM on January 9, 2008


Eww, it's the Horrible Bukkake Edition Flying Spaghetti Monster.
posted by nanojath at 12:03 PM on January 9, 2008 [6 favorites]


At first glance, I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a Dalek or an excited R2-D2.
posted by itchylick at 12:05 PM on January 9, 2008


Awesome. One step closer to 100% edible Muppets.
posted by bondcliff at 12:07 PM on January 9, 2008


EMSL is really awesome, though I have to wonder how popular the junior member is at school. It could go either way.

Also, I often make "picture meals" for my kids and I was very excited about this development. I'm thinking sandwich would make just as good an eyeball substrate as milk duds and be at least twice as nutritious.
posted by DU at 12:08 PM on January 9, 2008


bondcliff: Really, when you get right down to it, everything's edible.

:U
posted by aubilenon at 12:08 PM on January 9, 2008


Awesome. Perhaps I will make some FSM treats for our upcoming hot-chocolate-and-games party. It's just the kind of crowd that would appreciate them.
posted by rtha at 12:08 PM on January 9, 2008


I saw the edible googly eyes and thought about posting it earlier. Lately, my girlfriend and I have gotten obsessed with making food with faces.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:13 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well this is a lot better than the last time we had a googly-eyes post...
posted by clevershark at 12:17 PM on January 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's awesome, Mr Zombie. My kids have specifically requested I not put faces on their food because it squicks them out (I have no complied with this request--"builds character" is my reply). Another good one is cutting a sandwich into cubes and building a fort. Or cut it into a long spiral and making it a maze.
posted by DU at 12:21 PM on January 9, 2008 [4 favorites]


Finally! It's about time googly eyes were just as delicious and edible as children's eyes.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 12:26 PM on January 9, 2008 [4 favorites]


Cure for AIDS!!!, oh, nevermind.
posted by Senator at 12:30 PM on January 9, 2008


I've had the La Choy in marshmallow thing, and...it's actually pretty good. Especially with some chocolate and peanut butter in it.
posted by lodurr at 12:34 PM on January 9, 2008


Oh geez, of COURSE that's how you do it. Why didn't I think of this? This is brilliant!

I feel like a 15th-century monk who just saw his first Gutenberg Bible and is all "Oh.... fuuuuuuck."
posted by Greg Nog at 12:40 PM on January 9, 2008 [8 favorites]


Science!
posted by Mister_A at 12:42 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's about time. I've lost sleep over this.
posted by misha at 12:43 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


I only do eyes.
posted by Ohdemah at 12:47 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lately, my girlfriend and I have gotten obsessed with making food with faces.

I read that last word wrong.
posted by cortex at 12:52 PM on January 9, 2008 [8 favorites]


I read that last word wrong.

And yet you probably clicked through anyway.
posted by logicpunk at 12:53 PM on January 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


For those of us who tend to go a little overboard when preparing food, I highly suggest looking into molecular gastronomy. OMG, it's so much fun! Chemistry and Cooking...I get to be a Mad Scientist with a Chef's hat? Life is sweeeet! (And so is coffee caviar...yum.)

I've got some links on my de.licio.us to some blogs and some retailers where you can buy goodies like calcium chloride and xantham gum. I don't have a lot of links there, but it's probably a good launching point.
posted by dejah420 at 12:57 PM on January 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


And yet you probably clicked through anyway.

And you can imagine my disappointment, is basically what I'm getting at.
posted by cortex at 1:03 PM on January 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


Before I was a parent, I would have said COOL! Now that I'm a parent, I immediately think "oh great, and if someone feeds this to my kids, they're going to try to eat non-edible googly eyes and choke."

sometimes being a parent spoils the fun
posted by davejay at 1:10 PM on January 9, 2008


Email me, Cortex. I have another link I can send you.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:11 PM on January 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


and if someone feeds this to my kids, they're going to try to eat non-edible googly eyes and choke.

I've tried explaining to my son that the only edible fingers are the poultry kind, but he just doesn't get it. Fortunately, his fingers are attached to his arm so the Heimlich has only been necessary once, and only then because he was wearing gloves.
posted by bondcliff at 1:18 PM on January 9, 2008


RAMEN YA , RAMEN YA ! Infidels, bowl after the King of All Seasoning !
posted by elpapacito at 1:20 PM on January 9, 2008


It seems like if you just want to give your sandwich eyes, you could skip the trimming and Whopper steps and just shove the half-gelcap into the bread a little bit. It also seems like this is something I should do.
posted by emmastory at 1:26 PM on January 9, 2008


One step closer to 100% edible Muppets.

Oh no, you can eat 100% of the Muppet already. They're boneless, you know.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:47 PM on January 9, 2008


aw crap
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:47 PM on January 9, 2008


Well, The State is coming on DVD, I hear.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:49 PM on January 9, 2008


Great googly moogly!
posted by kirkaracha at 3:08 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Here are my favorite food with eyes pictures. Now THAT'S the kind of breakfast I want brought to me in bed, with edible eyes of course...sigh.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 3:23 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


and if someone feeds this to my kids, they're going to try to eat non-edible googly eyes and choke.

I've tried explaining to my son that the only edible fingers are the poultry kind, but he just doesn't get it. Fortunately, his fingers are attached to his arm so the Heimlich has only been necessary once, and only then because he was wearing gloves.


Damn me, I shall never buy another child a chocolate rabbit or chocolate foil covered coins ever again.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 3:27 PM on January 9, 2008


while not involving edible eyes, I was reminded of this.
posted by heeeraldo at 3:37 PM on January 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


For those who might be inclined to "take it to the next level", as it were, it should be noted that veterinary clear capsules are much larger than the "00" size mentioned.
posted by Tube at 3:51 PM on January 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


Damn me, I shall never buy another child a chocolate rabbit or chocolate foil covered coins ever again.

Rabbits are eminently edible. Coins I'll grant you.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 6:42 PM on January 9, 2008


Wait a minute, we're getting our gastronomic advice from Satchel now? These eyes are definitely in the 35%.
posted by adamt at 9:14 PM on January 9, 2008


Wake me up when they make an edible Furby. I want something that'll scream when I bite into it.
posted by skryche at 6:44 AM on January 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm sure many people woin't care, but I think that is totally fucking awesome!
posted by webnrrd2k at 9:54 AM on January 10, 2008


Thank god! I was getting worried there. The googly-eye-gap between us and the Russians was enough to keep even the most faithful of patriots up at night. Now we only have worry about the Chinese sending edible-birthday-candle wave attacks against us.
posted by quin at 10:26 AM on January 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I want something that'll scream when I bite into it.

Get a cat. A delicious, delicious cat.

/dog
posted by quin at 10:28 AM on January 10, 2008


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