Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jiffy-Pop Man



Jiffy-Pop
Jiffy-Pop
Jiffy-Pop Man
heard what you were thinking
in the bathroom drinking
blinking sleepy sand

Jiffy-Pop
Jiffy-Pop
Jiffy-Pop Man
morphs behind the mirror
tiptoes nice and nearer
boning knife in hand

22 comments:

Oddyoddyo13 said...

For some reason, this reminds me of a song....

Furtheron said...

I thought the same as Oddy...

Tabitha Bird said...

Don't think I want to met that Jiffy Pop man somehow :)

SzélsőFa said...

it sent some shivers down my back...
perhaps it's simplicity and realism that makes it this creepy.

SzélsőFa said...

oh, and i forgot to mention the picture. i might have nightmares about it :))))
it looks as if it was a merge of some other photos.
i see a child's head at his chin/lips, a monkey between his nose and eyes, faces above his eyes.
geez.

Laurel said...

CREEPY! Very trippy and with the eerie sense of simple words and rhyme from a nursery song. Definite drug induced paranoia vibe going.

Cloudia said...

you are admirably open to inspiration.
lucky for us-




Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

raine said...

I think you really enjoyed writing this. :)

jason evans said...

Oddyoddyo13, a twisted song. Like Lizzy Borden.

Furtheron, or maybe Candyman or Bloody Mary. Those mirror, freak-out games.

Tabitha, oh no. You don't. ;) I once read that women can stare into their own eyes in a mirror, but men can't without becoming unnerved by what they see (their faces become foreign and threatening). It's true for me, and maybe the same is true for women. The Jiffy-Pop Man probably lives there.

Szelsofa, that's so perfect! Your reaction is exactly what I was going for. :) As for the picture, it's folk art/sculpture from a anthropology museum. I did all sorts of Photoshopping to freak it up.

Laurel, you got it! :) Like those twisted kids' nursery rhymes. Lizzy Borden took an ax.... But unlike Candyman, the Jiffy-Pop Man is real. :p

Cloudia, I'm open to whatever wants to poke its head into the light.

Raine, oh yes. B-horror films in all their glory. Who knows, maybe he'll get to be a star someday....

Terri said...

Ho-Hum. Freddy Kreuger meets Beetlejuice (in the Bates Motel?)

SzélsőFa said...

now come, you're thinking we were some sorts of guinea pigs. that's nasty...
:P
:))))))

Anonymous said...

love it!!

anne

lakeviewer said...

Creepy! Though, jiffy pop was such a comfort food back when.

jason evans said...

Terri, the Bates Motel works!

Szelsofa, but you're willing guinea pigs, no? :D

Anne, I thought the vibe of this one would appeal to you!

Lakeviewer, that's the best part! Mixing something bad with something so fun.

SzélsőFa said...

i can only report on my behalf, but to certain limits, sure, yes, yes!
'jiffy pop' was (or still is) something people eat? i had no idea :)

jason evans said...

Szelsofa, you wouldn't still be here if you didn't like my experiments. ;) As for Jiffy-Pop, many of us from the 70's and 80's (and before?) thought Jiffy-Pop was the coolest. It's raw popcorn in a self-contained foil pan. You cook it on a stove top, and the popping popcorn makes the top balloon up. It's still sold, but I have to think that microwave popcorn hugely dominates. It probably still sells here because of the cool factor.

SzélsőFa said...

dang yes, because it's still within limits. my limits. yes, those are mine. MINE !!!
:)))))))))

so, actually, something that actually was (is) called jiffy pop in USA the was available in Hungary in well. it was around the mid 80's i guess. i recall having done it when at highschool, and later on a bit into the 90's. microwave popcorn overtook the market here as well.

wv: zessibri
a miniature, carnivorous bird not unlike the colibri the way it moves, but the zessibri's beak has sharp edges like that of a knife. early scientists have described a 'zess' sound, or rather a ' sensation', as they refer to the phenomenon, when the bird cuts the throat of the prey.
en.wikipedia.org.wiki/zessibri

....Petty Witter said...

Not good bedtime reading - there was something slightly sinister in this, not that I didn't enjoy it.

Bernita said...

Another killer last line, Jason...

jason evans said...

Szelsofa, that's cool that you had it there too!

Petty Witter, yes, the sinister element is definitely strong.

Bernita, thanks! I really liked the gloss of "boning" knife. Lots of additional images.

Jean said...

ok, age revealing but... Jiffy Pop has been around since the 1950s.
I remember it well.
It was never scary, however, until tonight.

d;-)

jason evans said...

Jean, I figured it had to be around longer! It rocks. Come to think of it, it does seem like a fifties thing.