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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chocolate Hot Tub



English is the most widely spoken language in the world. Unlike French, German, Spanish and Italian, there is no institution which oversees and codifies it. Instead, the Oxford English Dictionary has become the de facto authority on the vocabulary, and it is highly flexible, dropping words as they become archaic and adopting new ones as they become part of the lexicon. Even so, it only contains some 600,000 definitions; other sources estimate there are roughly 1,000,000 words in the English language. Because of its origins — developing from a number of ancient tongues — English is highly adaptable and embraces neologism easily.

Curiously, not a single one of these million words can accurately express Verne Ricketts’s Chocolate Fantasies, which have to be seen to be believed, and once seen can never be forgotten.

He makes them out of graham crackers and compounding medium (faux chocolate). Yum. They look like they taste as good as the expert piping. 

Ace of Cakes, look out!

Chocolate Fantasies, Verne Ricketts, Lieba, Inc., 1985

Also from this book: Chocolate Hanukah, Chocolate Nativity, MoonPie, A Chocolate Tragedy, Animal Crackers

2 comments:

  1. I want to see more! I don't necessarily want to eat them, but I'm impressed.

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  2. There will be more coming; they're so good/bad I have to eke them out!

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