2005/06/24

Alien Popsicle Melts New York!

By JULIETTE ROSSANT

giant Snapple popsicle, by Bill Kostroun/API know what you're thinking: you wish you'd been there, too, right?

The Associated Press reports that a 25-foot-tall, 17 1/2-ton ice pop of frozen Snapple juice melted a little faster than expected Tuesday, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid that sent pedestrians scurrying for higher ground. Firemen were called in to wash away the sugary goo.

Snapple, which is promoting its new ice pops, was trying to break a 21-foot record set in Holland in 1997.

But, you know, what got me was how much one of the photos looked like a giant tongue. I became fixated. It's not that I have a tongue fetish or anything. It's just that it reminded me of... Now what was it?...

giant Snapple popsicle, by Bill Kostroun/AP

And then it dawned on me in a flash! The shape was just like the tongue of an alien from one of the Alien movies! -- You know, those critters that have been terrifying us since Ridley Scott first picked up H. R. Giger's artwork for the first Alien, back in 1979?

I saw an image of an alien head. And I saw that tongue-looking popsicle.

Alien headgiant Snapple popsicle, by Bill Kostroun/AP

And I saw them... merge... It was an epiphany:

special Alien-popsicle image courtesy of Mental Whir

I don't know -- you tell me: does that popsicle look like one of those alien hammer-tongues that bashes out everybody's brains from Aliens I-IV? Am I right, or am I right? (Click here for a larger image -- you know, to get the full effect.)

OK, so... Alien V, anyone?

Oh, and next time you eat a popsicle...

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News articles:
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Boston Globe
The Houston Chronicle
The San Jose Mercury News
USA Today
CNN
CBC News (Canada)
SAPA-AP (South Africa)
The Taipei Times (Taiwan)
Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)


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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We traveled back in time just to say Hey, that was my sister's husband's popsicle. You may not believe us but that's just how it is.
Thanks for super-imposing the icy treat into the alien tongue. We enjoyed that tremendously.
If you ever want an ice sculpture and you're in the Chicagoland area look up... Art Below Zero!
Respectfully yours,
Whisky Chicks

6:44 PM, January 21, 2008  

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