Eating off the People's Princess
March 26, 2010 8:22 AM   Subscribe

Eating off the People's Princess
posted by patricio (54 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Better than catroulette.tumblr.com but not as good as twoseats.tumblr.com
posted by wcfields at 8:28 AM on March 26, 2010


The mashed potato bouffant redeems this.
posted by Babblesort at 8:31 AM on March 26, 2010


"Hi, I'm the Internet, and I have officially run out of ideas."
posted by jbickers at 8:34 AM on March 26, 2010 [9 favorites]


*clicks* Hmmm. Okay. Whatever... WIN.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:35 AM on March 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think I saw this on Lookatthisfuckingbookdeal.
No?
hm.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 8:36 AM on March 26, 2010


Don't play with your food.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:37 AM on March 26, 2010


I LOLed.
posted by Floydd at 8:38 AM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes, but is it art?
posted by molecicco at 8:39 AM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love food. how is it that some people manage to make food look so fcking disgusting? Yuck.
posted by TomMelee at 8:41 AM on March 26, 2010


just while we're on the subject of enjoyable tumblrs,
http://lookatthisfuckingteabagger.com/
is one that's been bringing the lulz for me recently.
this is nice, because I felt like it wasn't enough for an FPP itself, but wanted to share
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 8:41 AM on March 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


I am really very sorry.

But I laughed. Quite hard.
posted by fire&wings at 8:45 AM on March 26, 2010


Those puns are in terribly bad taste.
[RIMSHOT]

But seriously, and no offense intended to anyone here who buys commemorative plates, but commemorative plates are quite possibly one of the tackiest and most exploitative types of products in existence. I said no offense so you can't get mad at me.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:45 AM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


*clicks* Hmmm. Okay. Whatever... WIN.

That one is special awesome.
posted by Artw at 8:45 AM on March 26, 2010


"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty, and he who listens to my Elton John-penned theme song shall never go deaf."
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:46 AM on March 26, 2010


I guess it's not too soon.
posted by Nelson at 8:46 AM on March 26, 2010


I guess I like this because I'm sad that I broke the "Princess of all our hearts" ashtray that a mate bought from a stall which someone had set up by the side of her funeral procession. Genius.
posted by patricio at 8:48 AM on March 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


What's worse, the plate or the puns?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 8:52 AM on March 26, 2010


I don't get it -- is this some sort of jab because she had an eating disorder?
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 9:12 AM on March 26, 2010


My reaction was identical, 1f2frfbf.
posted by usonian at 9:13 AM on March 26, 2010


I don't get it -- is this some sort of jab because she had an eating disorder?

I don't think so: more that it's just funny looking to eat off a commemorative plate (which is supposed to be purely decorative), and that it's extra funny when the plate has a large photo of someone that you can dress up with your food. It would also be funny if this was, I dunno, a Lou Rawls commemorative plate or something. To me, anyway.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 9:19 AM on March 26, 2010


But seriously, and no offense intended to anyone here who buys commemorative plates, but commemorative plates are quite possibly one of the tackiest and most exploitative types of products in existence.

And yet I'll always regret the one that got away.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 9:24 AM on March 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


But seriously, and no offense intended to anyone here who buys commemorative plates, but commemorative plates are quite possibly one of the tackiest and most exploitative types of products in existence. I said no offense so you can't get mad at me.

I have a friend who collects British Royal memorabilia. I generally give her some item or other as part of her birthday and Christmas presents. As a thrift store devotee, I usually have excellent luck finding some little bits and bobs at thrift stores. One of my best finds ever was a $1 paper doll book featuring Charles and Diana's wedding and honeymoon outfits plus Charles and Diana dolls in the back, dressed in undershirt, shorts, sock garters, and a chemise and stockings, respectively. Another Christmas I gave my friend a commemorative plate from the 1937 coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. For my friend's upcoming birthday in May, I've got a major score: a cup and saucer commemorating Edward VIII's coronation in 1936.

I wouldn't want to collect commemorative plates myself — it's not to my taste, and I'm just not as interested in the British Royals as my friend is. But I find it kind of cool and interesting that my friend does, and that she has the items proudly on display in her home, along with other eclectic items like an old post office slotted window and a 1920's breast pump. As with any collection, it's the spirit in which it is done and the taste and discrimination shown in the selection that divides the interesting and the cool from the tacky and senseless.
posted by orange swan at 9:27 AM on March 26, 2010


I used to think it would be fabulous to collect a whole set of commemorative plates to have as my regular dishes (I was leaning toward the souvenir ones from different states) but then I read that they were chock-full of lead and that eating off of them would be a terribly unsafe idea. Not wanting to have lethal dinner parties, I chose food-safe dishware.

This just makes me mad at myself for being so fucking responsible about my family's health and safety.
posted by padraigin at 9:29 AM on March 26, 2010


CEL: Ach! The clowns! Stuffed Barney Toy does not approve!!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:33 AM on March 26, 2010


A clown collection could be really kind of awesome. I wouldn't want it in my home, but I'd like to see one. And then hastily exit the building once I had. God, clowns might be fun at the circus, but they are so damn creepy in toys and art.
posted by orange swan at 9:42 AM on March 26, 2010


This post mixes the two best things the UK has to offer: (1) a refined taste in collectibles and (2) a nutritious, varied, and delicious cuisine.
posted by smrtsch at 9:43 AM on March 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I also eat off my decorative Goatse plate. The sooner you finish your taters the sooner you see all of Goatse!
posted by Schmoopy at 9:53 AM on March 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


At least you can eat off a commemorative plate whereas you can't even buy a gumball with a tasteful commemorative coin. Well, OK, Liberian gumballs.
posted by FelliniBlank at 10:11 AM on March 26, 2010


This isn't at all what I expec-.. OOOOhhhhh, it's eating OFF. Eating off. :sulks:
posted by LordSludge at 10:17 AM on March 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Combustable Edison Lighthouse - at first glance I thought that was a commemorative plate of Adrienne Clarkson with John Ralston Saul in the background. (Maybe you have to be Canadian to get that reference...)
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 10:17 AM on March 26, 2010


I always admired the fridge magnet sets of Michelangelo's David with dress-up clothes, particularly the "Miss David" set where you could put him in drag.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:36 AM on March 26, 2010


Call me when the internet has copies of somebody eating out the People's Princess.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:46 AM on March 26, 2010


"She was living life on the wedge."

I just don't know what to say.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:59 AM on March 26, 2010


I always admired the fridge magnet sets of Michelangelo's David with dress-up clothes, particularly the "Miss David" set where you could put him in drag.

I have a couple sets of these: Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. I like to play that they both left Jack and ended up life-long dear friends who drink champagne at lunch and talk about books.
posted by padraigin at 11:33 AM on March 26, 2010


(Maybe you have to be Canadian to get that reference...)

Oddly enough, that picture was taken at the giant Stittsville flea market outside Ottawa.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 12:01 PM on March 26, 2010


This is the only blog I've ever wanted to make love to.
posted by run"monty at 12:11 PM on March 26, 2010


Another few favorite single meme Tumblr's
posted by wcfields at 12:47 PM on March 26, 2010 [7 favorites]


The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew: http://lookatthisfuckingteabagger.com

Hey, if it weren't for that site, and the seriously lame Scott Baio's tweets being reposted on it, I wouldn't know about the Amish and Muslim healthcare exemption. (Ai yi. I cannot WAIT for Glenn Beck to hear about that -- his head's gonna asplode).
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:57 PM on March 26, 2010


at first glance I thought that was a commemorative plate of Adrienne Clarkson with John Ralston Saul in the background.

That's what I thought, too!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 3:52 PM on March 26, 2010


The "about the author" box is perhaps the best bit of this.
posted by bwerdmuller at 3:22 AM on March 27, 2010


I don't have a commemorative plate but I do have a couple of Wedding coins. If I was going to eat off the investment income from them, they would be too small for the smallest hors-d'œuvre in the universe.
posted by tellurian at 9:00 AM on March 27, 2010


Wait! I mean that the investment income from the coins themselves would be too small to contain the smallest hors-d'œuvre in the universe.
posted by tellurian at 9:11 AM on March 27, 2010


No, no hang on! What I meant to say is that the amount from the investment income of the coins wouldn't buy a big enough hors-d'œuvre to cover the coins.
posted by tellurian at 9:15 AM on March 27, 2010


That is, in relation to the coin size and what it can buy, (hors-d'œuvre, wise), it's not covered.
posted by tellurian at 9:18 AM on March 27, 2010


And value, of course (of the coin, not the hors-d'œuvre).
posted by tellurian at 9:20 AM on March 27, 2010


I don't like these type of plates with food on them and I hope I've made myself clear about the coin thing.
posted by tellurian at 9:25 AM on March 27, 2010


I have some very nice plates from 'James Bond Island' that I display in my living room. They feature me in a very fetching pose with a tasteful message printed around the perimeter that says: 'Phang - Nga Bay Southern Thailand — James Bond Island' with two small illustrations that depict the unusual rock formation and a small seascape (the illustrations are in a somewhat blurred but tasteful bright blue). I wouldn't dream of eating from them.
posted by tellurian at 9:40 AM on March 27, 2010


I guess what I'm trying to say is that I KNOW HOW DIANA WOULD FEEL. e.g. that sausage one.
posted by tellurian at 9:50 AM on March 27, 2010


Actually I didn't find one with sausages but that's because I couldn't be bothered going through them all and the lazy person that made the site didn't add tags. But I bet it's there and it's horrible and disrespectful.
posted by tellurian at 9:52 AM on March 27, 2010


Hah! Just as I thought. I just found the search facility and it reports: 'Terribly sorry, a total of 0 result(s) for sausage.'
Typical. I wonder what else it says 'terribly sorry' for?
posted by tellurian at 10:04 AM on March 27, 2010


OMG! It says Terribly sorry, a total of 0 result(s) for bacon, rice and spaghetti.
What a disappointment. This is amateurish.
posted by tellurian at 10:14 AM on March 27, 2010


Flagged.
posted by tellurian at 10:14 AM on March 27, 2010


What the bleedin' schmoop is wrong with you, tellurian?
posted by Schmoopy at 4:59 PM on March 27, 2010


Hehee, nice one Schmoopy. You ask what's wrong with me!!!
posted by tellurian at 2:59 AM on March 28, 2010


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