Introduction: Lollipop Licking Machine

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I never understood the phrase, "You can't have your cake and eat it too." It seemed to me that eating the cake was the ultimate form of possessing it. We put things in our mouth, or touch them with our mouth, as a way of claming possession. These thoughts were the origin of this piece, although a host of ideas concerning the eroticism of licking and the separation of the body and the self also snuck in. I am interested in the way that a body part, separated from the body and performing an absurd task can suggest so many things to different people. Children love this machine, yet many adults find it repulsive. Others find it very "naughty", though it contains nothing overtly sexual. I am never sure how someone is going to react to this machine, which makes it one of the most fun to exhibit.


Fikjast Scott (author)2014-02-14

Great idea and workpersonship

thehbird (author)2014-01-11

Well this is new and when I was in school for a science fair pro. Someone saw how many luck it took to get to the center of a tootsie pop lol

AJMansfield (author)2013-03-17

Add a ticker counter thing, to count the number of licks. Then we will finally know how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie-roll center of a tootsie-pop.

AJMansfield (author)AJMansfield2013-03-17

Oh, you'd also need a webcam, too.

caitlinsdad (author)2013-03-15

IKEA should snap up your device and put one in every store to demonstrate the durability of their spoons just like how many times you can slam one of their drawers shut or jump on the seat cushion.

foobear (author)caitlinsdad2013-03-17


spiderham (author)2013-03-15

So... How many licks does it take to get to the center?

foobear (author)spiderham2013-03-17


foobear (author)2013-03-17

How funny, and of course, immediately suggestive of an automated tongue-bath, cat-style.

Have you invented a back rubbing machine?

vicvelcro (author)2013-03-15

When construction of my secret subterranean fortress is complete, I must have two of these.

I like it very much.

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