Junk food tastes better than it looks--place a pile of neon orange Cheetos next to a basket of fresh strawberries to see for yourself. Now an unidentified group of people (or person) wants to show us just how unappealing junk food is with a Junk Food Pyramid, a 25-foot-high pyramid of, you guessed it, junk food debris. The installation--if it is to be considered art--will supposedly appear in New Orleans this May.
Details on the pyramid's Web site are sparse, with only this description of the project: "Part public art, part educational, and part 'we are fed up and mad as hell', the junk food pyramid seeks a new conversation with our city, the nation, and a positive dialogue and understanding with the industries and government policies that have made us the sickest and fattest people on Earth. Join us."
The site also features a quote from the founders of New Orleans' NAKEDpizza  restaurant that, slong with updates from the restaurant's Twitter feed , lead us to believe the pizza place is behind the pyramid. If so, it's a bold statement for a business to make, but one that could bolster a brand whose tagline is "Better taste, all natural."
A Junk Food Pyramid Twitter feed  also popped up yesterday, imploring school teachers and Brad Pitt(?) to contact the Web site for further details.