Husband just emailed me a hilarious Craig’s List ad and it reminded me of a project a coworker and I had many years ago. (Coincidentally, when I searched the archives I found that the post about our project is the same one that contains that creepy donut link I re-posted earlier today).


Ceramic bald Lionel Richie bust wanted

Date: 2010-02-01, 9:40AM CST

I am looking for a replica of the bust made in the Lionel Richie “Hello” video.

However I’d like it to be bald as I intend to recreate that lovable afromullet with some sort of cream cheese dip at parties. Not that I have many parties, but if I had this, I might start. I’d like it to be maybe about a foot tall. It really has to look like that bust (which oddly enough doesn’t look like Lionel Richie at all) or it won’t be worth it. Hopefully it can be the same orangish-brown matte finish that is in the video but I understand making it safe for a cheesy-afro might lead to some compromises.

Please email me with a bid including a breakdown the cost of supplies and labor. I can also exchange for computer repair (mac/pc, virus/malware repair, etc) or maybe a 12″ G4 iBook,

Thank you to Curtis for informing me that terracotta would not be a good choice for a food-safe sculpture.
Take care.

How awesome is that? You may be thinking, “That’s one of those stupid things people make up to post on Craig’s List to be funny.” I don’t think so, because I think such an object would be fantastic.

I may not be the best judge, however, because Coworker Who is Not My Boyfriend and I once spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to construct an all-cheese replica of the Lombardi trophy.

We never made the cheese trophy – I’m sure we found something new to scheme about and forgot about it. I hope this guy had better luck:

I’m wondering if the people who make these disturbing cremation urns could create serving bowls on commission. I’m also wondering why on earth they used Barack Obama as their model, because that just raises all kind of questions.

$2600 is a lot to spend for a snack bowl that looks like Barack Obama, but it might be a bargain if you get a personalized one that looked like Uncle Fred or whoever you wished.

Personal Cremation Urn

Personal Cremation Urn

Yeah, I’ve been saving that link for a special occasion.

You’re welcome.

Here’s the “Hello” video, in case you’ve forgotten it:

I wasn’t one of the complainers, but I’m indebted to them because I adore this sandwich.

The Great Pimiento Cheese Scandal of 2009 (a.k.a. PimientoGate)

In the vein of “you complain; we listen”, Cheesetique has hastily responded to the widespread and desperate pleas of, “BRING BACK THE GRILLED PIMIENTO CHEESE”. I just couldn’t take it anymore – some of the emails I got were so emphatic (direct quote: “I ask you..no, implore you to bring back the pimento grilled cheese. Please.”) So, as the saying goes, ask and ye shall receive. The Grilled Pimiento Cheese is back on the menu. Huzzah! (P.S. Yes, “pimiento” IS spelled that way.)

Over at Copper Brick Road there was a link to Be Different…Act Normal’s recent post about making your own girl scout cookies. The recipes are actually at here at bakingbites. I want to try the thin mint(ies), but I’m betting Husband will vote for the homemade samoas. Maybe later. The idea of cookies makes me a little queasy right now – we just got home from lunch at the cheesetique, with a detour by the Dairy Godmother for some sorbet to stash in the freezer while they’re closed for winter break. (The Dairy Godmother reopens February 6th).

Coworker Who is Not My Boyfriend and I have decided that we need to work in an entirely new medium, to take our art to the next level, if you will. Neither of us has ever worked in any sort of dairy-based media at all, so we have some homework to do before we embark on our masterpiece. Currently, we’re preparing to do a few experiments concerning the materials and processes necessary to succesfully weld cheese.

I ask you, what could be better than NFL-themed cheese sculptures? We’re not ready to work from one big block of cheese – one slip and the whole piece is ruined. Rather, we envision our initial forays to be multi-piece creations that we will assemble to form the larger work.

I admit we stole this idea shamelessly from an incredibly surreal poster that shows Brett Favre, surrounded by cheese, gazing longingly at a replica of the Lombardi Trophy made entirely of cheese.

And yes, Batty, there will be pictures.

Husband thinks there’s probably a pre-made mold in which one could make such a thing, but I’m not sure if I want to know if such a thing exists. And frankly, I don’t want to search for it hard enough to find it if it’s out there. I’m not sure I can live in a world where there’s such a demand for such items.

Not to mention that this then takes the enterprise from cheese-sculpting to the actual making of cheese.

Cheesemaking.com has many practical cheesemaking items, and cheesesupply.com goes so far as to sell a heart-shaped cheesemold, but no Lombardi Trophy mold.

Maybe I should try looking for chocolate molds…

While we work through this quandry, enjoy the creepy, yet hypnotic, donuts, courtesy of memepool. (be sure your speakers are on).