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  • The White House, Rendered from Jell-O

    Yeah, I know you're sick to death of seeing the palatial homes of heads of state sculpted out of gelatinous food products.

    But here's just one more

    Tags: Art, Food, White House
  • Wanna See Sarah Palin Naked?

    If you're like most of America, you do.

    In fact, I'll bet the only person in the country who doesn't dedicate an unreasonable amount of time to thinking about Sarah Palin looks like naked is Todd Palin.

    Since there's very slim odds that she'll be taking her clothes off for the television cameras — at least through Election Day — we'll all just have to make due with this rendering of what scientists (or some Chicago painter guy, at any rate) believe such a spectacle might look like…

    Maybe a little back story, huh?

    [Bruce] Elliott, whose wife, Tobin Mitchen, owns the Old Town Ale House on Chicago's North Side, painted a nude portrait of the Republican vice presidential nominee and hung it above the bar, where it's now a prime attraction among his display of more than 200 celebrity portraits and other racy art.

    Palin became Elliott's muse after he saw her on TV. "I've been following her religiously," he said Monday at the bar. "I had never heard of her before, like everyone else. I find her bizarrely fascinating, even though I pretty much despise everything she stands for."

    Despite their political differences, Elliott admits to a bit of a crush on the Alaska governor.

    Makes perfect sense. He's intrigued by her so he painted a nude picture of her. Just like we all did. Here's mine.

    Unfortunately, I didn't have the benefit of a model for my nude of Palin. Mostly because I don't have any fully grown children I can entice to get naked…

    His daughter, who looks a little like Palin and does a great impression of her, served as model for the governor's body.

    Because that's how Democrats roll in the Obama heartland.

    (Photo via Flickr)

    Tags: Art, Illinois, Sarah Palin