Art / Lifestyle

Permission to land on a hot tin roof

Once again straying into the messed-up side of art, I stumbled across this ‘gem’ over the last weekend.

Apparently Dutch artist Bart Jenson was left grief-stricken when a motorist took all his beloved cat’s lives at once.

After a brief period of mourning, Jenson decided that the best way to immortalise Orville was to… turn him into a helicopter.

Stuffing and preserving the cat, presumably with the help of the Norman Bates handbook, Jenson made the unusual move of fitting the cat with propellers and zooming his rigid corpse around in airborne circles.

Being an artist, Jensen of course couldn’t keep this taxidermy/RC helicopter hybrid to himself and is currently displaying the Orvillecopter at the Kunstrai Art Festival in Amsterdam.

This stroke of genius lends itself to so many other possibilities:

  1. Next time the family pet dies, console crying children with a dissection, stuffing and learning to fly project – it’s three Boy Scout badges in one! Teach the kids the physiology of Tiddles before cramming sawdust up his backside and flying him ’round the local park. Winner.
  2. Why spend billions on drone aircraft when you can use a hollowed out cow to blast the living daylights out of pesky insurgents, women, children and anything else that has the audacity to get in the way? Watch bastard enemy stare in disbelief at flying cow as it soars spread-eagled overhead, before launching AGM-114 Hellfire missiles strategically down their gullets.
  3. Give grandparents the perfect send off by quite literally sending them to heaven. Obviously catching them in the rigor mortis stage may well yield best aerodynamic results.


Frisco Rosso

With more tension than your mother’s suspension, I am Frisco Rosso. I’m likely to deliver a few lines worth at any given moment regarding film, music, sport, books and anything morally unsound that strikes a blow between the eyes in the name of entertainment.


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