Thursday, December 4, 2008

Life On Mars, Part Three

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The dinosaur exhibit gave way to the Carnegie Museum's collection of avian taxidermy...a logical progression since dinosaurs eventually evolved into birds...

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Missy found the PORTAL to the RIPE VESSEL (this will only make sense if you've seen the movie "BEING JOHN MALKOVICH")...

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One really morbid display case had examples of cartoon bird characters coupled together with their real life counterparts, like TOUCAN SAM and TWEETY BIRD. We thought it was odd the way they displayed the dead birds...imagine how many kids were traumatized by this display...

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From there, we made our way to the EGYPTIAN wing of the, a hapless pharaoh presents the falcon-like god HORUS with the gift of snowballs:

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Inspiration for the next TOFU BABY comic:

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This looked like the entrance to PRINCE's newest club:

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No joke...Missy really liked the MUMMIFIED CAT...

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We were magically transported from Egypt to the snowy climes of THE ARCTIC:

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This could easily double as a display in OLD NAVY or THE GAP:

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Eskimos segued into a celebration of Native American history...Missy experiences what it's like to be inside an "authentic" PUEBLO...

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...and then an "authentic" canoe...

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A display case with "authentic" INDIAN BINGO paraphernalia:

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After 3+ hours wandering around the Carnegie Museum, we felt that we had our fill of culture and that it was time to go fill our bellies with food...

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Joe contemplates the fountain:

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An example of Pittsburgh-style street art:

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We decided to hit up PRIMANTI'S so that I might experience a world-famous Primanti's sandwich...Missy searched the menu for vegetarian options:

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We were all really hungry and the service was unbelievably slow...we passed the time by shooting our submission for an APPLEBEE'S commercial that uses footage shot by actual Applebee's regulars:

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I finally got my Primanti's sandwich...what makes a Primanti's sandwich a PRIMANTI'S SANDWICH is the fact that they stuff coleslaw and french fries into the sandwich. Legend has it that they started doing this so that the workers could eat an entire meal with one hand. But according to a poster I read in the restaurant, the real reason they started piling the coleslaw and fries into the sandwich was because they simply didn't have enough plates for everything they served. Anyways, I got the three cheese Primanti's sandwich and it was delicious...even if it was a bit difficult to eat. I crossed off "eating a Primanti's sandwich" from my bucket list - Pittsburgh edition...

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