I’m already matzahed-out and I haven’t even had my first bite yet this year. Nonetheless, we are professionals here, and have a duty to report on the important issues of our day.
Like the matzah sculpture contest held at NYU recently (Manischewitz-sponsored, natch).
The New York Sun reports,
The finalists in Monday’s contest came forth with matzo candlesticks, a matzo Wailing Wall, even a matzo video game, complete with mini matzo Mario. “Super Mario Brothers is a game of conquest but more notably of oppression,” the artist’s statement read. “You thought it was a game about pizza-eating plumbers? How could you be so na?ve?”…
The idea was “to bring matzo back to people and let them really interact with it on a personal level,” a Manischewitz assistant brand manager, Arye Weigensberg, said.
Snerk. Anyway, art student James Donovan won the 1k prize with his Washington Square Park arch. I’m really annoyed that they didn’t feature a picture of the mazah Mario, though.
ETA: Wait, is that him in the background of the picture, right by Donovan’s neck? It sort of looks like it, though it’s hard to tell.
(Hat tip to Uri.)