Awesome. This looks like the gingerbread house where Lurch would reside. Even though it has reindeer, stars, Santa, and a snowman, it all manages to look, well, a little noir. Shades of Tim Burton.
Whut is it, ma?
I'm all outta that ding-dangled pumpkin in a can again! I need you to run down to the Mega Quik-E Mart and get me some!
Ma, I'm watchin' my fishin' show! They's just about to catch 'em a channel cat and everythin'!
Jimmy, you get down there right now! And don't buy no fancy stuff -- get Food Town, it's cheaper!
The general public, clamoring for a bacon-clad gingerbread house, issued a new demand: Instead of cured meat stripped from a pig, the finished creation must also reference a '70s-era pornographic film.
And that, gentle reader, is how The Beyond The Green Door Bacon-Festooned Gingerbread House was born.
It now resides as part of the permanent collection of the Oscar Mayer Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin.
Visual double-entendre time. At first giving off a stately vibe, like a huge Gothic cathedral in Oslo -- with flying buttresses! -- this one takes on a new dimension with a little imagination and/or a dirty mind. Something sorta symbolic about this one (and creamy).
Pretty sure this is the Pentagon, the nerve center of the nation's military, shortly after the terrorist attack of 9/11. Immortalized in gingerbread. Actually, those look like graham crackers. Other inaccuracies: There were no peppermints in the central courtyard that September, and gumdrops have never been planted on the south end of the Concourse.
In this three-story work that begs multilevel interpretation, one thing seems sure: The architect of such a structure probably didn't plan on peppermint sticks as support posts. Building codes mention something about earthquakes. Other questions: Is the guy on the second floor a "jumper"? Why are there no walls so we can see their painted-on TVs? What are the green things? And is the front of the building some sort of chocolate composite?
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