Last month I stumbled by chance upon Mike Davidson’s web site. I don’t know who he is beyond what’s on his bio there—he’s a web designer/developer guy—but he’s running a monthly iPod Shuffle contest. The contest for April was to make a “meatspace shuffle.” That is, make something that looks like an iPod Shuffle entirely out of food.
I couldn’t resist.
The contest closed last night and the competition is pretty stiff, so we’ll see what happens. Those of you who are paying close attention *cough* Amy *cough* will note that I’ve waited until after the contest deadline to write about it here, thus reducing the competition. You can check out the submissions on the contest page. Be warned that that page has a lot of images on it so if you have a slow connection you might want to go rummage around in the fridge or otherwise occupy yourself with something more useful while you’re waiting.
Or you could simply open the contest page in a new window and continue reading here, since without further rambling I present the original sushiPod Shuffle by Ed Pas.
Let’s begin with the spy satellite point of view photo that I submitted to the contest. The only evidence of WMDs is that green smear of wasabi of mass decongestion.
Holding pattern at an elevation of 127,000 micrometers:
Finally, here we are, on final approach as we come in for a landing:
I like the middle photo the best. It didn’t conform to the contest image size guidelines so I sent in the first one.
What’s the sushiPod Shuffle made from?
- sushi rice
- black sesame
- pickled ginger
- bamboo leaf (for garnish)
To continue the aerospace theme, I figure that with the amount of wasabi I’ve used, the operative phrase is blast off! And before anyone asks, yes I did assemble it myself, but parts of it came in a kit.