Friday, October 24, 2008


I have a new favorite website. It's called "Painter of Pancakes" and features the oil paintings of Dan Lacey, whose approach is really quite simple. Dan takes an image of interest, be it political, humorous, a figure in the entertainment industry, what-have-you, and draws them... with a pancake on their head. Brilliant!

Here are some of my favorites.

Barack Obama in a moment of pancake reflection

David Letterman never looked more normal than when he is wearing a pancake on his head

After seeing this painting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad replied with “In Iran, we don’t have pancakes like in your country. We don’t have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don’t know who’s told you that we have it.”

Oprah Winfrey doing her now infamous "Has anyone seen my pancake?" bit

Lacey makes an effort for realism with his depiction of Icelandic prime minister Geir Haarde with a frozen pancake on his head

Sarah Palin gets the triple-stack treatment

Vladimir Putin eats a pancake off a tranquilized tiger

Lacey also does some non-human subjects:

here is an angry bunny with a pancake on its head

how about an IBM server with a pancake on its head?

if you keep up with the blog you know my affinity towards this hadron collider, maker of dark matter and potential destroyer of all humanity... with a pancake on its head

and what pancake wouldn't wanna sit atop a mathematical constant such as Pi

Pass the syrup!

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