Artist Uses 1000 Cheetos to Create Portrait of ‘Carl the Minion’ from Despicable Me


What’s better than having Cheetos residue on your hands? Having it on your wall.

Jason Baalman, a greasy-fingered artist from Colorado Springs, Colo., immortalizes famous people with everyone’s favorite pseudo-cheese snack. He’s created Cheeto portraits of Rachael Ray, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Conan O’Brien and Cee Lo Green’s cat. His most recent venture is a 3’x4’ depiction of the Despicable Me minion named Carl, one of the movie’s most beloved characters.


The $500 masterpiece was completed in 50 hours using a hefty amount of glue and more than 1,000 crunchy orange larvae. Now, Frito-Lay North America is giving it away.

Last Monday, the Cheetos giveaway began, inviting fans to tweet #CheetosDM2 at @ChesterCheetah on Twitter. On July 3, one lucky cheese fiend with orange fingers and a greasy iPhone will be announced the winner of the Cheeto-fied Carl. Get the official rules here.


Conan Tries Really Really Hard To Score Free Guinness (We Don’t Blame Him)

The only thing better than free food? Free booze.

Take any mundane event — an annoying relative’s wedding, your coworker’s baby shower, or even the dreaded high school reunion — and add the presence of flowing liquor. BOOM. Good times guaranteed.

Celebrity Grub

Conan O’Brien Can’t Have Enough Gravy

If your food adventures don’t involve tons of fried food smothered in gravy, you’re doing it wrong. Conan O’Brien does it oh-so-right in this video of his soul food adventure.

In Thursday’s episode of Conan on TBS, comedian/show writer Deon Cole took O’Brien out for lunch at M & M Soul Food in Inglewood, where O’Brien promptly went beast mode on the menu. Conan ordered a fried bologna sandwich, fried catfish, fried chicken, smothered pork chops, macaroni and cheese, and six bowls of gravy.

In typical Conan O’Brien fashion, he took what could have been an average restaurant meal and took it to a different level, truly earning his future spot on M & M’s celebrity wall of fame.

If you’re like me, you want to put gravy on everything, but it almost feels like a sin if it’s not Thanksgiving. That’s why places like Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, and M & M Soul Food give the perfect excuse to indulge in a gravy-filled feast without judging eyes lurking.

“If we’re going to do it, let’s do it.” I think this is the perfect motto for any food adventure.



Conan Delivers Chinese Food in NYC

Recently, Conan O’Brien took a break from sitting at his desk during his late night talk show gig and took to the streets. In an attempt to get to know his neighbors, Conan delivers them Chinese food. Although Conan doesn’t attempt to glamorize the life of a food delivery person in the big city, he sure makes it look like a whole lot of fun. Best of all, he even found the love of his life while on a delivery <3 Awwwwww!


The Conan O’Brien Burger

Conan O’Brien had a blockbuster year in 2010, being squeezed out of his network television late night talk show slot, taking his show to the Internet renegade style, and finally finding his home on basic cable later in the year. Statues are a decent memorial, but the real tribute is this Conan O’Brien Burger. Our man Char.L.Ton really came through with the details and branding nods, including a Conan Blimp made of tomatoes, Conan’s trademark hair and newly found beard of melted cheese all sitting on a turkey burger. Eat on Conan, eat on!