Saturday, January 31, 2009


since today is the last day of suspect and fugitive, i thought i'd end with a fugitive fugitive. in other words, a nonarchival criminal. it's a mascapone!

al capone made from mascarpone cheese.

thanks so much to everyone who stopped by the blog in the past year! also a special thanks to cakespy jessie, skully noah, moxie, kristen and megan from not martha for all of their support! youse guys are da greatest!

a double special thanks goes to leff. he knows why.

don't forget, if you'd like to keep up with another year of my daily posts, a year of deer starts...TOMORROW! drop by! i promise it's going to be even more nuts than suspect and fugitive was.

well, probably by the midway point at least.

hope to see you there!

Friday, January 30, 2009

darrell strawberry

darrell strawberry made from heated strawberries.

yeah, this one is pretty literal. but, as i mention in the upcoming "evening magazine" segment about this site, i'm only one person. (i'll get you a link to the segment after it's aired and has gone online. for seattle and pnw folk, i'll post an air date as well.)

(a further aside to seattle readers: did you feel the earthquake this morning? (how many times are you going to be asked that question today?))

one more fugitive and this project is over!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

speed stick

speed racer made from speed stick.

watch the opening and you'll understand why i was hooked on manga and anime from an early, early age. (i mean, that guy that crashes his car over the cliff? he didn't parachute out! (that was a big deal to me at 6.))

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

rosanne barrbque sauce

rosanne barr made from barbque sauce.

one of my favorite things about the rosanne show was the relationship between darlene and david. so you can imagine how happy i am to see them both working together on "the big bang theory".

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

martin shortening

martin short made from vegetable shortening.

the ed grimley dance was one of my favorite dances from the '80s. other great dances include, but are not limited to, the thriller and one of the safe variety.

Monday, January 26, 2009

kate flour

katharine hepburn made from cake flour.

i wish that i could be more like katharine hepburn. in addition to being beautiful, her timing was impeccable.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

kevin eyekliner

kevin kline made from eyeliner.

how incredible was kevin kline as otto in "a fish called wanda"? it's still hysterical over twenty years later. see?

related: corn starchie leach

Saturday, January 24, 2009


usher made from blush.

i don't listen to usher because i'm an old but here's a song anyway.

Friday, January 23, 2009

diablo cocoady butter

diablo cody made from cocoa butter.

i've been sucked into "the united states of tara". (thanks, netflix preview!) toni collette is incredible and the two kids are pretty awesome as well!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

lip gloss lil mama

lil mama made from lip gloss.

yeah, i know. it's kinda' an old song but it's relevant to me because leff is better at that song when we play "lips".

s'ok though. i kill him on "fake plastic trees" .   oh, and "call me". and "i wanna' be sedated".

does that mean we're even?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

yo yolk ma

yo yo ma made from an egg yolk.

all of these months later and i *finally* get yo yo ma to work.

let's watch a video in celebration, shall we?

only 10 more days and this project is finished!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

fake snobama

obama made from fake snow.

yes, it's true. i've used fake snow before. i've also made three previous obamas. but i don't care. i'm going to be standing on the mall in the freezing a@$ cold watching our new president get sworn in today!

happy obama inauguration day!!

Monday, January 19, 2009


sarah silverman made from mascara.

if you're easily offended, you probably don't want to click the upcoming link. but i really enjoy this particular joke of sarah silverman's.

time to jet! literally. leff and i are heading to d.c. today for obama's inauguration!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

meg and jack white eyeliner

meg and jack from the white stripes made from white eyeliner.

i *know* that i'm not the only person who's had "hotel yorba" and "seven nation army" stuck in their head for years.

actually, all white stripes songs are terribly ear wormy which is why i can't listen to them anymore.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

stephen fryshadow

a special hello to anyone visiting from ravelry! thanks for clicking through!

stephen fry made from eyeshadow.

regular readers know of my great love for "jeeves and wooster". i particularly enjoy the musical bits. especially when stephen fry's all deadpan. example: "minnie the moocher". ("ho di ho di ho di, sir." haha!)

related: hugh laurie as coffee house

Friday, January 16, 2009

vanilla rice flour

vanilla ice made with rice flour.

this one goes out to my little brother who used to play that funky music. all. the. freakin'. time. well, at least when he wasn't rocking his hammer pants. (i'm kidding. he never owned hammer pants. (although he wanted to...)

anyway, here's ice ice baby. 'cause i enjoy cooking mcs like a pound of bacon just as much as the next person. which means, obviously, that i don't. (i do like "under pressure" though.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

maple marple

margaret rutherford as miss marple made from maple syrup.

i used to prefer geraldine mcewan's portrayal of marple until groc told me about the rutherford films. they're really fantastic and have the greatest theme song. so, you know, thanks, groc! (and thanks for suggesting this fugitive all those months ago!)

related: bagatha christie, poirollup

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


david suchet as hercule poirot made from four strawberry fruit rollups.

look, i love "poirot". i also love that leff sings "duh, duh, duh, duh, duh/it's poirot/it's poirot" to the theme song.

also, i am very fond of this sketch leff made of the mustachioed one.

related: bagatha christie.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

turkey bacon

(please note that this bacon was consumed as part of two blts shortly after this picture was taken. (i've tried to keep waste to a minimum with this project.))

kevin bacon on turkey bacon.

once at a party someone told me that i reminded them of kevin bacon in "footloose". this was puzzling as a) i don't look like kevin bacon b) i don't dance when i'm angry. the person finally cleared things up for me when they explained that kevin bacon played a minister's kid in "footloose" while i'd been playing the role in real life for twenty odd years at that point.

Monday, January 12, 2009

ll kool aid

ll cool j made with kool aid.

oh yeah, mama said knock you out! (i *so* wore out my copy of that ll tape.)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

white lily allen

lily allen made from white lily flour.

this is another fugitive for leff who may or may not become obsessed with all things lily allen shortly.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

allspice girl

victoria beckham (a.k.a. posh spice) made with allspice.

you know i only made this one so i could link to my favorite soup clip of all time, right?

Friday, January 9, 2009

caramel blanc

first things first! hi, shelterrific readers! thanks for clicking through! and many thanks to shelterrific for the kind mention!

mel blanc made from caramel sauce.

here's an early david letterman interview with mel blanc. (hunter thompson was on later that night. what a nutty episode!)

the one thing that always makes me laugh about mel blanc is the fact that "that's all, folks!" is *really* his epitaph!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

flanny cash

today's fugitive is flanny cash. (johnny cash made from flan.)

since i was fairly certain that this was going to be terribly gross and/or disgusting looking ingredient to work with, i decided to make a "dry" cash first.

not so nasty looking here but brace yourself.

after four cups of milk, a bit of boiling and some time in the freezer (i'm impatient) we have the wet version.

now that's all kinds of gross. which makes me sad, really 'cause i love both flan and johnny cash. though not usually at the same time...

anyway, enjoy some cash clips. (oh yeah, that last one's from "columbo"! it's, like, my favorite episode of that show!!)

p.s.-- i also made a flan rabbit.

not that it really matters.

still, it's leagues better than the gelatinous salmon rabbit that i once made. (warning: click on that at your own risk. it's NAAAAAAASTY!)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

misoul men

sam and dave made from miso paste.

yes, "soul man" is pretty great, but i *really* like "hold on, i'm coming". and not just because it was in one of the best "blues brothers" scenes. although that doesn't hurt.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

chris rockamole

chris rock made from guacamole.

there's no doubt that chris rock is a comedic genius. but i feel like "pootie tang", which he produced and in which he played three roles, has often been overlooked. i mean, these three scenes (even though chris rock isn't in all of them) crack me up for hours!

Monday, January 5, 2009

fake canadianne bacon

audrey hepburn as princess anne from "roman holiday" on fake canadian bacon.

for my final audrey, i decided to go the "roman holiday" route. mainly because i wanted to watch these two scenes

Sunday, January 4, 2009

funny facial scrub

audrey hepburn as jo stockton from "funny face" made from st. ives apricot facial scrub.

i can't ever get enough audrey so i think i'm going to make these two portraits into a trio tomorrow.

oh yeah, audrey's dance from "funny face" of course. and don't forget to think pink.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

hollyandaise sauce

audrey hepburn as holly golightly made from hollandaise sauce.

there's so much to love about "breakfast at tiffany's". well, i mean, except for the horribly racist portrayl of mr. yunioshi by mickey rooney, the unbelievability of george peppard as a love interest and the hollywood ending that feels tacked on. (seriously, i *never* watch the end of "breakfast". holly's supposed to go to brazil.)

i criticize because i love. (haha!)

Friday, January 2, 2009

lipliner corinne

diane lane as corinne burns from the fabulous stains made from lipliner.

i just got around to watching "the fabulous stains" on new year's eve and HOLY CRAP! it's incredible! (this scene in particular is especially great. (although vaguely nsfw depending upon how uptight your boss is.))

it and "linda linda linda" made for a super fantastico holiday.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

msgene wilder

gene wilder made from msg.

gene wilder is awesome in everything from "willy wonka" to "young frankenstein" to "bonny and clyde".

but "silver streak" still gets on my nerves.

happy new year!