Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass gives us a glimpse into the secret lives of pizzas in his series Pizza in the Wild. These strange and amusing images are just that – perfectly-shaped pies that are alone in this crazy world, draping themselves over street signs, satellite dishes, and even a pony.
These photographs were inspired by a graffitied image of pizza that Douglass saw in his neighborhood. He was tickled by the sight and decided to replicate it using the real deal, but wanted a very specific type of pizza. It had to be the quintessential pie, like the one the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would devour. Douglass found the perfect pizza in the form of Little Caesar’s $5 pepperoni pizzas.
All told, Douglass has gone through 20 pizzas or so in his series. In an interview with Global Yodel, he reveals that some are better kept than others:
Much of time I will pick up two pizzas and then after I run around town photographing them I will put them in my fridge in case I get another opportunity If you look at the series you can see that some pizzas are fresh and some look to be days old. This works because some situations call for a floppy pizza and some call for a stiff pizza. I also must admit that there has been times where a used pizza gets eaten anyhow, it’s tough to ride around with a freshly baked pizza and not be tempted. (Via Neatorama and Global Yodel)
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Last fall, a most unusual radish was unearthed in Japan. The vegetable walked—no, raced—from that farm and into our hearts. The result was TV appearances, a calendar, toys, and even a photo book. Behold the world’s most successful radish.
If you are not familiar with daikon radish, they are rather large and look like this:
So no wonder after a farm in Hyogo Prefecture pulled a radish that looked like a little person running, people online in Japan were quite surprised. Dubbed “Running Away Radish” (逃げる大根 or “nigeru daikon”), the vegetable’s initial tweet became an internet sensation and was retweeted over 30,000 times.
Obviously, the radish’s shape is quite surprising; however, sometimes radishes grow what look like legs. What’s amazing is that the farmers were able to pull the radish out and not accidentally break off any limbs!
More tweets followed, and the Running Away Radish went viral, even catching the attention of those outside of Japan.
This could get ugly.
Run, radish, run!
The farm’s Twitter also uploaded photos of more radish friends.
Some like jump rope.
Others like hot baths.
This one is glum. So glum.
But none of them have been as popular as the Running Away Radish!
There have been TV appearances.
There’s even a Running Away Radish book.
All of this certainly must make this vegetable the most successful radish that has ever walked—sorry, ran—on this Earth!