MoFA: ‘Portrait Gallery’ Specimens

  • Title: “Happy Pop Tart”
  • Media: Pop Tart. Heat. Happiness.
  • Submitted by: Ryan W.
  • What kind of treat that looks this delicious wouldn't be happy? Ryan reports that it remained happy as he devoured it.

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  • Title: “Oreo Ghost”
  • Media: Oreo Cookie. Spirit from... THE AFTERLIFE.
  • Submitted by: Linh N.
  • Linh knows how to properly consume an Oreo cookie: you twist apart the cookie, bite off the icing, then consume the two chocolately halves separately (you, of course, may choose to employ milk at any part of this process). What Linh didn't realize, though, is that friendly-looking ghosts sometimes choose to haunt these cookies. Here is the photographic evidence of one such ghost!

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A butternut squash with breaks in its skin that give it the appearance of having a single eye and a mouth.

  • Title: “Butternut Cyclops”
  • Media: Butternut squash. Greek & Roman Mythology.
  • Submitted by: Fernando A.
  • According to myth, the cyclopes* are a primordial race of giants -- all with a single eye in the middle of their forehead. Is this squash simply emulating the creatures of myth? Or, is it a sign of a new creature to come? *Yes, that is the proper spelling of the plural for "cyclops."

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An Italian mini-pizza in which holes in the crust give it an appearance of a face.

  • Title: “Happy Pizzetta”
  • Media: Italian white pizza. Oil. Salt. Happiness.
  • Submitted by: Gianluca C. (Italy)
  • Anyone that knows anything knows that pizza is the most delicious of all foods in all the world. This little Italian pizzetta seems to know just how delicious he is & seems very pleased that he is about to be enjoyed by Gianluca.

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  • Title: “Flour Ghost”
  • Media: Pizza Flour. A spirit with "unfinished business."
  • Submitted by: Ann H.
  • Ann found this "creepy demon/ghost face on a dough tray while working at a pizza restaurant." Could this be the spirit of a long-dead pizza maker still haunting the restaurant? Or, could this be a sign of a demonically-delicious meal yet-to-come?

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  • Title: “Shake Face”
  • Media: Banana. Chocolate. And a little of "The Simpsons."
  • Submitted by: Crystal C.
  • Crystal snapped this photo of a banana & chocolate shake from Steak 'n' Shake when they found that their beverage was "looking back" at them. Perhaps it has something to do with the colors, but there is something about this profile that is reminiscent of a character from "The Simpsons." Perhaps this shake held the power to foretell the new, forthcoming Simpsons character?

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  • Title: “Happy-on-the-Inside Pepper”
  • Media: Pepper. Unending Happiness.
  • Submitted by: Ann H.
  • A quick slice with a sharp knife reveals this pleasant pepper's inner joy. Ann stated that it "made [her] smile on a crabby day." Now it spreads its happiness to ALL THE INTERNET.

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  • Title: “Happy Ice Cream”
  • Media: Milk. Coldness. Pleasant demeanor.
  • Submitted by: Susan W.
  • Susan seems to attract the most pleasant of food stuffs. Along with her 'Small Heart Banana,' we're starting to think that she might have one of the happiest kitchens around. She reports that this ice cream looked happy & tasted great.

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