October 15, 2003 9:39 PM   Subscribe

Maggot Art. "A fantastic new teaching tool for use in the elementary school setting. Children get hands-on experience with insects that most people find truly disgusting -- maggots -- while creating a beautiful piece of artwork to share with others."
posted by lola (10 comments total)
oops ... double post. Matt please delete.
posted by lola at 9:48 PM on October 15, 2003

*shudders.* I know I should be more adult about this, but with apologies to you, lola, and the original poster (wow - can't believe I missed that one), I will be clicking on a link for maggot art on the same day a dozen wooly mammoths freeze to death in hell's boiler room.

/really, really, really squeamish about the "m" word (and I've eaten snake and alligator... and clicked on the menstrual art link.)
posted by taz at 2:46 AM on October 16, 2003

taz: You don't see any maggots ;-)
posted by i_cola at 3:26 AM on October 16, 2003

ah. okay, then. Much, much better than what my fevered imagination anticipated - thanks.

Right; now, bring on the Eviscerated Rat Art - I'm steady.
posted by taz at 3:45 AM on October 16, 2003

Posted about this a couple of weeks ago - here

"Back in April I had some email to-and-fro with an old best buddy from my early teen years. We used to call many people "maggots" back then. I can't do better than to quote a couple of his emails:"

That would've been about 1960.
posted by Grand Wahzoo at 4:48 AM on October 16, 2003

They're not just for breakfast anymore?
posted by batgrlHG at 10:10 AM on October 16, 2003

God help me, I kind of like them.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 11:24 AM on October 16, 2003

Wait, wait -- I mean the pictures, not the maggots. Especially not for breakfast.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 11:25 AM on October 16, 2003

lola, thanks for the link because i missed it the first time around. the resulting artwork is kind of nice, but what happened to blowing ink around a sheet of paper with a straw? what are we teaching our kids when we tell them to dip worms in ink and let THEM do all the work while we kick back and watch? "slave labor is okay when it's another species doing the work for you?" is there something cautionary to take away from all of this? or are we merely teaching them about etymology? anyhow, thanks for the fun link! :)
posted by mosspink at 12:27 PM on October 16, 2003

I just saw "Lost Boys" again a couple weeks ago... (I was in Austin, TX, and got to experience Mr. Sinus Theater at the Alamo Drafthouse - most fun I've had while traveling on business in a long time)

I have had issues eating rice ever since.

Please. Enough with the maggots.
posted by antimony at 2:16 PM on October 16, 2003

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