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Apr
26
2012

Happy Birthday, Mutant Jello!

Mutant Jello and Hans

The Mutant Jello meets its creator after a year apart. Hans is wise and takes precautions.

It's been a year.

On April 26, 2011, Hans, our resident mad scientist, came by the social media and t-shirt monkey's office with a bowl of extra strength jello leftover from mocking up the Edible Gummi iPhone Case. As a joke, he plopped this 3x strength Jello out of the bowl and slapped it onto the glass door.

It stayed up there for 112 days.

We watched in horror as the Mutant Jello sagged, grew crusty, then craggy. A semblance of a mouth appeared on its surface. It curled up around the edges and became more loathsome as time went on, but it did not budge. We documented its ominous progress via Twitter to keep a record of its changes. Just in case it succeeded in dominating the world.

It escaped in August. Four months later.

We proceeded to catch the Jello in a net and hang it from the ceiling for observation. In the year since, we have not seen any further evidence of sentience, though the foreboding we feel as it looms above leads us to believe that it is not dormant, but waiting.

As a birthday present to our benevolent overlord, we decided that it was time to free it from its confines, if only for the day. This is what happened.

Mutant Jello Suspended

This has been the Mutant Jello's home since its escape. The lights would make it a cheery little nest, if the Jello didn't loom so menacingly.


It is down!

It is down! Please note the gloves worn in careful precaution.


We remove the restraints.

We carefully remove its restraints. Yes, we were afraid for our lives.


We remove the restraints.

No Timmy! Don't touch it, you don't know what will happen!


Time for your closeup!

A close up of the eldritch horror.


Mutant Jello's Back

Its formerly squishy back has become a calcified and pockmarked landscape.


Aww! You care!

Yes! We remembered!


Timmy returns the Jello

After its outing and several escape attempts, Timmy finally returns the Mutant Jello to its home. We rest safe in the knowledge that it is again restrained.


For more pictures, check out The Mutant Jello birthday flickr set. There are close-ups of its mysterious crags and pockmarks if you feel brave enough to embiggen them. We cannot take any responsibility for madness caused by gazing into the abyss, however. So proceed with caution.

Happy birthday, you loathsome thing! You make our lives...interesting. To say the least.

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Comments

meaningless icon! I hope this was an excuse for cake... and maybe some jello cups/shots.
Jangle said this 877 days ago.
meaningless icon! Oh, Timmy... you are so brave!
ResidentWeevil said this 877 days ago.
meaningless icon! Go Timmy! Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MUTANT JELLO!
Alphageek1 said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Joyeux anniversaire Jello Mutant !!!
Barrette-Man said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Enjoy your time with this rather quiet Jello - next year, it enters the Terrible Twos...
Birder Katie said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Must...... Obey......
Deathwombat said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Birthday dear mutant Jello
Sweetpea Bumbleroot said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Birthday Mutant Jello! I have admired you since the beginning. I hope to be like you some day, withered and scary looking on the outside, yet strong and mold resistant on the inside.
TXBeebs said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Happy, Mutant Jell-O. There is always room for you. In hell. Or R'lyeh.
codemonkeychris said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Birthday all powerful Mutant Jell-0. ALL HAIL OUR MASTER!
Fezman said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! #baconallthethings Clearly this would be improved with bacon.
Ican'tBelieveIt'sNotBacon said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Birthday, Mutant Jello! Live long and prosper...in captivity, of course. :)
MsLinnyB said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! I really feel by now it should have a name. I dub it Herman.
Nemephosis said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Birthday, Jell-overlord!
hashiba42 said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am pleased to share my birthday with this... thing.
madhatjk said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! It is waiting for you to get complacent. Then it will start eating the monkeys one by one. IT MUST BE DESTROYED!
bsaana said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! I would just like to say that I warned you last year about the jello at my High School that wouldnt die! Heheh Happy Birthday Mutant Jello.
pthalio said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Manny happy returns, O Great One.
daisygnome said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Happy Birthday, Mutant Jello! Just remember, though you are not the bouncing baby you were born as, you are still beautiful :)
G33Ke 1 said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! All hail the mutant jello. Happy Birthday, master.
TaiiChii said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Even though we live in the future here in Australia, we still receive news after everyone else. Also we are lazy...happy belated birthday to the Mutant Jello (so tempted to call it 'jelly').
Gehrke said this 875 days ago.

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