Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Yoda and cracker

Some last minute shopping at Target with Yoda and his cracker.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cracker in Central Park Blizzard

There was nobody out when the snow started yesterday. There were no foot prints or tire tracks. It made me realize how busy this three lane road in Central Park is on a normal day. It was all empty, white and untouched. I love weather like this.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crackers & Champagne at Suzan Fellman

Saltines, wishbones, monkey bones, pretzels, fortune cookies & CHAMPAGNE.

This thursday eve, 5-7pm.

Suzan Fellman Showroom
678 S. Cloverdale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
P. 323-936-7759

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cracker at Tom's Diner from Seinfeld

George, Jerry, Elaine, & Kramer are seen regularly eating at Tom's Restaurant on Seinfeld. Here, the place is decorated for the holidays with string lights.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sartre Cracker "l'enfer, c'est les autres"

Ever get that feeling of being pulled in two directions at once? Jean-Paul Sartre would love this moment.

Hell is other people's exit strategy at 23rd Street, NYC.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Big Brass Cracker Prototype

Zebra Cracker. Just got it from the caster. Not polished or anything. It's beautiful in the raw state!

This cracker appears larger than objects that it comes close to.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Big Cracker Sculpt in Wax

I carved a larger cracker in wax for all of you saltine fans.

Here's a picture for scale. It's significantly larger. I'm considering making one twice this size as well.

The Cracker Kitchen by Janis Owens

It seems every year Apalachicola has a new book on crackers. We haven't tried any of the recipes yet.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wall Street Bank Parking

This beautiful car was parked outside of a Wall Street bank. Can you spot the cracker?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Aquaman and Cracker

You can buy almost anything Nautical at The Tin Shed in Apalachicola, FL. I got some sea sponges there to take to the nuclear reactor in Canada. I'm creating an exhibit of radiographs of sea creatures to be released later this year. Sign up for the newsletter to stay informed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sidewalk No.52

Nice pattern cast in the concrete on West 12th Street, NYC.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jacques Torres Turkey Army

No cracker today. That would be redundant. I cast American snacks in pewter. Jacques Torres casts American holidays in chocolate. Maybe one day I'll cast a pewter turkey, but until then, chocolate turkey is always better than aunt Edna's dry white bird.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Patsy's Pizza 45¢ Linguini Clam Sauce

For Patsy's 76th Anniversary, they rolled back the prices to 1933 prices. The line was long, but people were patient. There were several cars from the period parked outside.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Doris is cancer free!

Doris, her doctor, and a wishbone.

Doris found me somehow. I'm glad she did. She had cancer two years ago. She fought it and won. She asked me to make some wishbones with a customized thank you to show her appreciation for all the people who helped her survive.

You can read her compelling story here:

Friday, November 20, 2009

Apple Crackers 5

Art on art. Got some Manchego?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Apple Crackers 4

Pac Man cookie visits Cupertino, CA.

Professor Hubert Farnsworth: "Oh dear, she's stuck in an infinite loop and he's an idiot! Oh well, that's love for you, I guess."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Apple Crackers 3

Now that's a hungry cookie monster! Never mind that 40 year old blue guy who was forced to change his diet due to political correctness. (BTW Happy 40th, Cookie Monster!)

Pewter fortune cookies also like apple cider from what I hear.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Apple Crackers 2

Enrique has the only copper cracker. I did a lot of experimenting when I was designing the prototypes. He got the copper one and ran off to One Infinite Loop with it. I wonder if it will show up in OS 11 as an Easter egg.

Here's another infinite loop:
float x = 0.1;
while (x != 1.1) {
printf("x = %f\n", x);
x = x + 0.1;

Monday, November 16, 2009

Apple Crackers 1

One of my long-time New York friends took his snack food collection (and his family) to California. He works for that ultra hip computer company that makes the little music thingies that hold a ton of vinyl records. I heard from Lieutenant Dan that it's some kind of fruit company.

Anyway, enough about them apples. This week we'll feature pix from him in not The Big Apple.

Friday, September 4, 2009

De Korenbeurs and cracker

Wifie found her name in a faux Dutch town on a lunch-time stroll.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Copper Queen of the Hudson

The Statue of Liberty intrigues many people. I'm one of them. I did an oral presentation on Lady Liberty in 5th grade. Long before Google, we either had World Book or Britannica Encyclopedias to do our reports from. My homework (completed in the 70s if you must know) was often misguided by my prized set of 1955 World Book Encyclopedias handed down from my uncle. After a few bad grades for out-dated references, my parents got me the Random House All-In-One Encyclopedia (I still have it). Not as much about the copper crowned French chick in the harbor as World Book, but something.

Why did the French give her to us? Only they know.

That's her sticking up in the distance. My wife takes a walk out to the water at lunch time and wonders if her arm gets tired holding that torch.

Yeah, look close. It's that thing that could be mistaken for a lighthouse. Want a closer view, then take the Staten Island Ferry. It's a fun ride.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Smart Car: One Cracker Long, One Cracker Wide

It's official . . .

. . . one cracker long . . .

. . . and one cracker wide.

The Smart Car would fit in a cracker box, so if you have a Cracker Box Palace, you'll do fine with it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Edible Cracker vs Pewter Saltine Weigh-in

He's not heavy. He's my brother.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Manhattan Ave

Typical New York street signs give mixed signals: Walk that way, one way the other way, no parking today, no parking tomorrow, no parking ever.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cracker plate by Max Barnhart

Cracker cousins having a little get-together.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cast Iron Crucible and Cracker

Iron melts at 2800 °F. Pewter melts at 450 °F. If Momma Donna tossed her cracker into that crucible it would explode like an ice cube in hot tea. Unlike the ice cube, the cracker would vanish in a puff of pewter steam. This iron casting foundry is in Tennessee and still in operation.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A tree grows in Brooklyn (crack and cracker III)

After dropping off some items at the electroplater in Brooklyn, I noticed a tree growing in the crack of the side walk. Eat your heart out, Betty Smith! This is one tough tree, just like the residents of BKLN.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

That's a load of bull crack (crack and cracker II)

Thank you Jim Gland for the original Crack and Cracker a.k.a. the Liberty Bell. This is a good number two — I mean "Crack and Cracker II."

Wall street is having barbeque for this bull. Hope the bear goes to hibernate soon.

Which end do you like better?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Peace and cracker by Max Barnhart

I like how Elvis wrote it and Nick Lowe sang it: "What's so funny 'bout peace, love, & understanding?"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Patsy's Pizza on 118th St (the original)

When my studio was in East Harlem (they turned it into condos) I would go to Patsy's almost every day and get a slice as a snack. They have a coal-fired oven that gives a great flavor to the pizza. It's one of 4 ovens in NYC that still run on coal. Definitely go to 118th Street and 1st Ave when you visit NYC.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Plumbing Cracker

This sink wouldn't leave. It was evicted and tried to squat. The cracker showed it the door.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Lily Pad Cracker

A cracker for the Frog Prince.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Moby Me

E.T. want a cracker?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Help is on the way

I never want to see this light lit up while I'm in the little box on cables.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Doris' CAT scan

Doris is a cancer survivor. She took her pewter wishbone with her to the follow-up CAT scan for good luck. The picture shows her and her doctor, who had just given her the good news: "This picture was taken right after my doctor told me I was ok!!!!" Here's to many more cancer free years Doris. Good to have you with us.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Magic Hat sends their love for Pewter Saltines

To all the rock star fans
Written by Steve the Voice
Monday, 03 March 2008
So, you must already know that great stuff comes out of Magic Hat...I'm talking about beer here people. But, I think what some folks don't realize-what they don't get to see-is that there's some pretty rad stuff that comes back to us, too.

Daily I receive letters filled with adoration and experiences, thank you notes, pictures of families and pets, maps, collages, drawings, top 10 lists, stickers...someone even sent me a ring once. The coolest package of late, however, was sent to me by a man named Herbert Hoover as a thank you. I got it in the mail today, a small white bubble-wrap mailer, black sharpie writing on the front, addressed to me.

"Hey Meech, Thanks for the goodies! Best, Herb." That's what the note said and along with it was a pewter cracker. Yes, a pewter cracker. It's actually very realistic and apparently there's a huge following of Herb's work (which you can check out at and the more and more I look at it, the more I grow to like it.

Herb and I spoke on the phone before this cracker ever entered my life and we discussed our respective names and how people either questioned our "truthiness" (to quote Colbert) or completely fumbled the pronunciation. Regardless, I thought he was nice so I sent him an extra gift with the shirt he won and this is what I received in return.

Point of the story: Magic Hat fans rock. You all completely rule and show us nothing but devotion and love and, what more could we ask for? For all those folks who've taken the time to write a note, send a gift, e-mail feedback, vote in our contests, read our newsletter, come to our events, spread the word, and just think warm thoughts...THANK YOU!!!!

If you have cool stuff to share, feel free to mail it to us and perhaps your goodies will be shown on our site.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

St John's Arched Doorway

Amazingly, this is NOT the main entrance. It's a side door. No wonder this church isn't finished yet.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

3 wise guys

Momma owl puts her wings around her babies.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Koren at the Museum of Natural History XIII

Watch your purse. This guy has long arms and talons.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elephants remember crackers

Elephants will do tricks for a saltine.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Koren at the Museum of Natural History XII

Frog in a corner at 81st Street B & C stop. I would have loved to do our bathroom like this.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sun sculpture

This is the back side of the crab from Hell. You can see its legs.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Koren at the Museum of Natural History XI

Reptiles love saltines.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bird in Hand

Two different versions of bird in hand at St John's.