For this installation, entitled Super Mario Clouds (2002), Cory Arcangel hacked into and modified a cartridge of a Super Mario Bros, the blockbuster Nintendo videogame released in the United States in 1985. By tweaking the game’s code, the artist erased all of the audio and visual elements except for the iconic, fluffy white clouds that scroll endlessly across the bright blue sky.
Arcangel, who is trained as a musician, considers computers and video game consoles as his instruments; he will often learn a new programming language in order to develop an artwork. Viewers cannot handle the console on display here, but they can model their own version: Arcangel provides detailed instructions as well as the code for re-creating this project on his website.
Photographed in the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.
Well, the day we’ve been anticipating with a mix of excitement and dread has come – the day when we must finally bid farewell to the greatest TV Show Ever in the Universe of All time: Breaking Bad. Are you hosting a viewing party or perhaps even a BBQ to mourn/celebrate while watching the finale? If so, The Savory has been kind enough to help you relax and untangle the knots in your stomachs with an epic burger recipe: The Hoisin Burger (aka The Heisenberger)!!
Sweet, tangy and spicy hoisin sauce kicks up beef patties and spices up mayo in this Breaking Bad-inspired beef burger recipe. You can make these as regular burgers or sliders for a group.
Here’s what you’ll need:
· 1lb ground beef
· ½ green onion, minced
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 2 teaspoons cilantro, minced
· 2 Tablespoons ginger, minced
· 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce
· 1 teaspoon sesame oil
· 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
· Black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients, being careful not to over-mix. Shape into patties and grill to desired done-ness. Makes 4 quarter-pound burgers. If desired, top with Marie’s Purple Slaw and chase with a couple of chilled Blue Sky Cocktails!!
Just one more day of waiting until the beginning of the end: meaning the bittersweet final epsiodes of Breaking Bad, a TV show so amazing, it needs custom cocktails created it its honor! Thrillist Dot Com has posted a few intriguing recipes for potent potables — including The Blue Sky, The Mr. White and The Captain Cook — that you can shake up for your upcoming Breaking Bad viewing parties, as we drink our way to a very sad day.
Here’s how to make one of them:
Blue Sky Cocktail
•1.5oz Pisco brandy
•1/2oz lemon juice
•1 egg white
•1/4oz Blue Curaçao
For a little crystal blue persuasion, just pour everything but the soda into a shaker (without ice), then jostle that sucker until the egg’s all foamy. When the chemical balance of cold and blue is complete, pour it into a glass, top it with crushed ice, then fill it with soda until the foam reaches the top. Garnish it with 99.1% pure blue rock candy.
Rachel at Face of the Earth creates beautiful miniature ecosystems. Some house delicate air plants, Reindeer moss and Foliose lichen of a wonderful blue hue. While others feature tiny, exploded meth labs, and tiny, handmade 1/4-inch reproductions of high school chemistry teachers turned methamphetamine-makers.
This terrarium is an 11″ tall ecosystem showing a Hand Sculpted and hand painted miniature interpretation of the well known opening sequence of this fantastic TV show’s first season. Lining the bottom of this open terrarium are pieces of blue sea glass, closely resembling the blue crystals Heisenberg cooks. Alongside the crashed meth lab is the tiniest depiction of Mr. White you may ever see, handmade at about 1/4″ tall, glasses tighty whities and all. The RV is a whopping 1/2″ long, hand sculpted and painted. The desert scene is a slight DIY project, with lichen, a petrified mushroom, stones, a tiny tree and reindeer moss to create a great little sustainable ecosystem that you can keep anywhere in your home or office. With easy care instructions, anyone care care for these tiny worlds, from the most experienced botanist to those with a brown thumb.
And because its composed of low-maintenance greenery, this terrarium requires very little water and care in order to thrive. So, whether you’re entering day three of a crystal bender, or are just too consumed with a Breaking Bad marathon on Netflix, the plants will be just fine.