mmmm, bacon
June 30, 2008 1:49 PM   Subscribe

"Meat Vision" allows Bacon Boy to propel sausages and corn dogs out of his eye sockets - A young man's art therapy produced a hero, Bacon Boy, and has been chosen by the Tacoma Museum of Glass as part of a traveling exhibit, "Kids Design Glass".

He created Bacon Boy as part of his program, during his treatment for acute myelogenous leukemia.

As they worked, a pound of bacon sizzled atop the glass furnace for atmosphere. Periodically, the glass artists shouted, "Bacon's cooking."
posted by nomisxid (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Bacon Boy's secret-identity alter-ego needs to join the staff of the Post-Intelligencer so he can be commissioned to take pictures of him. I need pictures of Bacon Boy.

Of course, the publisher would probably just start a whole anti-Bacon Boy vendetta.
posted by hifiparasol at 2:02 PM on June 30, 2008

Ok, I was really scared that the "propel[ling] sausages and corn dogs out of his eyesockets" thing was being done by a real, live person. Then, I was, in turn, excited and disappointed, but ultimately I was relieved.
posted by owtytrof at 2:17 PM on June 30, 2008

This superhero is useless without pictures.
posted by ardgedee at 3:05 PM on June 30, 2008 [3 favorites]

Bacon for Vendetta!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November
Hot omelettes and potatoes, we're makin'.
I see ev'ry reason why eggs, scallions and taters
Should be fried up with crispy bacon.

posted by ...possums at 3:10 PM on June 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

there are pics of past winners' creations, but I didn't see one that looked very bacon-y, so I'm guessing Bacon Boy hasn't been added yet...
posted by nomisxid at 3:24 PM on June 30, 2008

Worthless FPP without a picture.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 3:37 PM on June 30, 2008 [3 favorites]

Should I link this here, or in the previous plush particles post?
posted by Sys Rq at 3:40 PM on June 30, 2008

I am intrigued by your ideas and would like to subscribe to your comic book.
posted by empath at 4:19 PM on June 30, 2008

I don't mind having a little left to the imagination. I was moved by the story of this child's creativity finding an outlet in the middle of a heartbreaking diagnosis. Sometimes the description carries enough without the benefit of "gee-whiz!" illustration, and anyway I'm glad to learn programs like KDG provide this opportunity for creative young minds.
posted by skyper at 5:03 PM on June 30, 2008

Bacon boy?
posted by Furie at 5:40 PM on June 30, 2008

I saw Bacon Boy and a really greased-up Eggy Gal doin' it Sunny Side Up.
posted by Dizzy at 7:07 PM on June 30, 2008 [2 favorites]

Please forgive me.
posted by Dizzy at 7:30 PM on June 30, 2008

Meat Boy.
posted by rory at 4:03 AM on July 1, 2008

skyper - I don't mind leaving something to the imagination either, but it would have been nice if at least one of the articles had featured a drawing made by the artist in question. It's supposed to be about him and his work. We needn't see the final translation into glass, but a simple scan of one drawing would have helped.
posted by caution live frogs at 6:25 AM on July 1, 2008

More here than meats the eye.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:54 AM on July 1, 2008

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