MoFA

MoFA: ‘Portrait Gallery’ Specimens

  • Title: “Skull Leaf”
  • Media: Leaf. Unknown spookiness.
  • Submitted by: Jaime C.
  • Jaime found this leaf on the street. Before you complain that this is not actually a FOOD anomaly, put such thoughts out of your mind: this is plain creeeeeeepy.

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  • Title: “Happy Corn”
  • Media: Corn kernel. Pleasant disposition.
  • Submitted by: Michelle D.
  • Michelle's son found this happy little kernel of corn on his dinner plate. It was so adorable to him that he couldn't eat it. Proof: a nice smile can work wonders.

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  • Title: “Swamp Thing Basil”
  • Media: Basil. Probably some sort of chemical or radioactive spill.
  • Submitted by: Eli J.
  • Eli found this image of the Swamp Thing in a basil plant and quickly took this picture. Little did he know that the image of the Swamp Thing would become a holy relic for swamp creatures the world over. His home is now overrun with plant elementals making the pilgrimage to witness this basil leaf firsthand.

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  • Title: “Subtly Smiley Potato”
  • Media: Potato. Knife. Unceasing Optimism.
  • Submitted by: Jamie H.
  • There are many that might view this food anomaly as nothing particularly special. To many, it'll just be a subtle smiley face in a cut-up potato. But, I say nay, there are many life lessons we can take from this little guy. Imagine the deep-running optimism this potato must have to still present such a warming smile after having all of its sides cut off. It's almost as if it doesn't know that Jamie is in the midst of making mashed potatoes. Good luck, little tater.

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  • Title: “In the Eye of the Beholder Dog Food Face”
  • Media: Dog Food. Unsatisfied Dog.
  • Submitted by: Andie R.
  • Even more than usual, this entry is almost entirely open to interpretation. Andie claims that this is a face left in her dog's food bowl after an unsatisfactory dinner. She describes it thusly: "This is a photo I took of our dog Darwin's food bowl. Occasionally we treat him to cut up chicken, steak or ground beef mixed in with his food. Sometimes he won't eat all day in anticipation of possible extras. One evening after he realized no manna was to come, he ate his meal and went to lie down. I walked (by) and the few morsels he left behind caught my eye. The more I looked at it I saw a 'dog's grimace'... the eyes, the nose and downward frown with tongue hanging out." Do you see it to, gentle viewer?

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  • Title: “Smiling Faces Pepper”
  • Media: Pepper. Joy. Slice of a clean blade.
  • Submitted by: Jacky H.
  • Jacky cut into this otherwise normal pepper to find two of, possibly, the most pleasant smiling faces that have ever been found inside of a bell pepper. For some reason, though, I doubt that their grins spared them the inevitable end that delicious peppers tend to suffer.

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  • Title: “Donut Monster”
  • Media: Donuts. Muppet-like googly eyes.
  • Submitted by: Jim T.
  • Like the "Cookie Monster," expect only if the cookie monster was made out of cookies instead of just having a love for cookies... and if, instead of cookies, it was donuts. Thus: DONUT MONSTER!

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  • Title: “Ice Cream Shock & Awe”
  • Media: Ice cream. Lid Removal. Intent to Consume.
  • Submitted by: Justine N.
  • The expression found in this newly opened container of ice cream lies somewhere between shock, awe & surprise... with notes of a foreboding realization of what comes next.

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  • Title: “Coffee Face”
  • Media: Coffee. Foam. Unending search.
  • Submitted by: Adam B.
  • Adam B. seem to be involved in an on-going hunt for faces in coffee-based beverages. Here is another that he has discovered/hunted down.

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