Which is how art works. First Stelarc makes an art installation of himself, hanging himself from hooks, appending an ear to his arm. Then H.o.p. says, upon glimpsing a pic of Stelarc’s ear, “Let’s make a jello man!”
So, he makes a jello man that falls to pieces because it wasn’t made from the Jiggler recipe (two big boxes and only a couple cups of boiling water).
By which point, it occurred to me, that if you CAN nail jello to a wall, as has been proven on the internet…
So, I formed a plan.
And it worked.
And there you have it. Two boxes of jello and only a couple of cups boiling water does the trick. I nailed Jelloman to the wall. Well, it was to a board actually. But I have several pics of its standing against the wall to prove that I did it, in case anyone thinks it’s lying on the floor and not standing.
Now I can get down to writing for the evening.
Update: I see I’m getting suddenly a fair number of visitors to this post tonight, courtesy the presidential debate (what a strange world it is) and a poster at Metafilter wondering as to the veracity of McCain’s statement on the difficulty of nailing jello to a wall.
Below is another shot of our Jello man, showing that the board was indeed upright (in case there are doubters).
Jello Man stood up quite well and probably would have lasted a little while longer than the few minutes we sat happily ogling our achievement before we decided what’s done is done and over with and cleaned things up.