I cannot pretend that this project is in any way moral, sane or defensible. I know only that to bear a cold cut bedecked skull upon a platter into the midst of a Dionysian-frenzied crowd of Halloween revelers chanting "Meat head. Meat Head. MEAT! HEAD!" is to know what it is to touch the face of an angel.
Here's how to make your own.
– 1 plastic skull
– 1 box of red or green gelatin
– Cream cheese (optional)
– Food coloring (optional)
– Plastic wrap
– 1-2 cookie sheets
– 1 1/2 pounds thinly-sliced cold cuts
– 1 hard boiled egg
– Olives or cocktail onions
1. Wash a plastic skull. If it isn't labeled as food safe, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Place this on the most opulent platter you possess.
2. Prepare a batch of gelatin, using half the amount of water suggested. Pour this onto a plastic wrap-lined cookie sheet to a depth of 1/4 inch, chill and let it congeal. Use a red-colored flavor for a gory look, or green if you should care to add an alien undertone to the festivities.
3. When the gelatin has set to a rubbery consistency, slice it into swatches and mold these around the skull. It may not be possible to thoroughly cover the entire head. This is okay. You will live - but he won't. Muahahahahahaha! You may also opt to augment coverage with cream cheese, stirred with the food coloring of your choice.
4. Layer the entire surface with thin slices of cold cuts. Deli ham (as pictured in my 1999 rendition above) can provide a smooth, only mildly-revolting skin, but salami and mortadella evoke a delightful soupçon of postmortem putrefaction.
5. Halve a hard boiled egg, then halve the yolk and press sides into the eye sockets. Pimento-stuffed olives or pickled cocktail onions make delightfully disturbing pupils. If you should care to amp the hue with beet juice or red food coloring, who in the world would stop you?
6. Augment the presentation by decking the platter with cooked, sauced spaghetti, meat scraps, pimento-topped hummus - however the spirit moves you.
7. Lower the lights, clear a space on the buffet table, and select thematically appropriate music for your ascension into Halloween host immortality as you introduce Meat Head to his adoring new fans.
Serve with forks and crackers. Most guests, by then whipped into a state of meat-adoring ecstasy, will simply lunge at Meat Head with their fingers, clawing off his flesh and stuffing it into their gaping maws, but you yourself may wish to maintain a sense of decorum. You're not a savage, after all.
My first Meat Head construction in 1999 was inspired by the mad geniuses at MIT, and in 2010, we were dazzled by the creativity of the good folks of iReport and Geek Out! Read: Sink your teeth into creepy, gory Halloween eats
Do you think this should be on the homepage considering the headlines? #insensitive
Oversensitive pansy. Grrrr.
Hey, let's take the flesh of slaughtered animals, fashion it into the form of a human skull, and feast on it while celebrating some random holiday where we dress up like idiots and send our kids to get candy from strangers. Cause that's not f***ed up.
maybe ill server this up for halloween
I'm delighted that people are still enjoying Meathead! I made that page nearly fifteen years ago, at the very dawn of the web. And, yes, those clamoring for Braaaains can eat their fill ... just pop off the top of the skull, fill it with potato salad, and cover with cold cuts!! (In most plastic skulls, the top comes off easily. Look at the first picture at http://cascade.mit.edu/halloween/meathead.html)
That meathead pictured above actually got me a job at Maxim in the late 90s! Thank you!
I want to be sarcastic when I say this was really a necessary, important story. I *want* to be sarcastic and dismissive...but I can't. I say the words and find myself meaning them with utter sincerity. This was absolutely a necessary, important story.
Thank you for sharing your utmost feelings with all of us. That took guts,gumpshun and a tight panty wad. I believe Faux News is hiring.
You're welcome. I was shaking and crying by the time I hit post, but I managed. Granted, I had "The Greatest Love of All" playing on my stereo, so I felt stronger and braver than usual, but I don't think that should detract from the character I showed in doing what was necessary.
Absolute Strength with the stereo as a back-up. I usually have Oprah playing in the background so I can turn and energize myself to face the world. It is tuff at 5:00 a.m. in the morning but Oprah and Gayle help me everyday.
LOL at this convo.
Somebody asked about the brains- you could really easily cut a hole in the skull, balance a bowl of guacamole or hummos or cheese dip (whatever floats your boat) in there... either layer the meat on top, or leave it exposed. Would be a neat addition, I think!
I though the best way to create a meathead was for the mother to drink heavily during pregnancy
Hell,You'd drink too if you saw her mother.
That's repulsive and not the slightest bit funny.
But enough about you...
And do you think your funny?
Lighten up Francis! (and John)
You seem angry, which I guess happens when one goes through life named after a toilet...
Has anyone seen my nose? I know it's around here somewhere.
This is absolutely disgusting!
And when you serve this, be sure to ask loudly "Ok, who would like some head?"
You know it is a great party when everybody comes!
Hehe...great ice breaker
Perfect for a room full of zombies...awmmnawmmnaaammmm gnommnomgrrwamnurmmnommm Meat GOOD!
It is nothing short of barbaric that people in this day and age continue to consume meat. It should be outlawed.
hey veggie fascist, i'm here to tell you the world is comprised of many shades of gray. Yours is obstinately black and white. Grow up.
No, Conan is absolutely barbaric. Eating meat is merely Visigothic. And fun.
Outlawed...maybe not. Well, not in our current culture, anyway. Too many people view it as some sort of "right" still, despite the fact that we don't need to kill animals to survive just fine. Best you can do is lead by example. Given that we're not uncivilized hunter-gatherers anymore, and have the means to produce perfectly tasty and nutritious food without enslaving and slaughtering sentient beings en masse, one can only hope/assume human attitudes will continue to change.
Want a real head just go over to Mexico they"ll give you a real one narcoblog.com...
traditionally, people will keep eating this so called meat head until they start eating the real human meat head. logically, why would you spend and invest more time gathering all the above specified ingredients and recipes while you can fetch a real head without using plastic head? And trust me there are many lazy people in america who wouldn't bother making plastic meat head, but rather do the easy way.
This is where people like jeffrey dahmer get the idea from. It's start out eating stuff like this then escalate to the adventureus thought of eating real human heads. This is really sick!
Please tell you're joking, you freakin' meathead.
tell me^^, that is.
Ah, so it's a gateway head.
But where's the Brains? yummmm, brains......
I love it...but Im confused on how they did the teeth???
Guessing the teeth are part of the plastic skull.
I think we're ready now for mutually-assured destruction.
Wouldn't it just be easier to use a real skull, with real flesh?
Looks a bit like Mason Verger. Pass the favah beans!
LMFAO! That's got to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I'm tearing up.
No thanks. There are already too many meatheads.
That is absolutely disgusting looking. Maybe something a serial killer would appreciate. Thanks CNN
Cannibalistic simulation FTW.
You have too much time on your hands.
i hate people who use that term... because your life is so busy that you couldn't spare 20-30 minutes to build a meat head (but an hour to browse the internet is more/less productive?)> Sheesh.
Who doesn't like a little head.
What about a real skull? Would a real skull work? Or does it have to be plastic???
Real skulls break too easily. Remember, they're not one solid piece - they consist of several plates held together by pure living will-power.
How many people have you killed?
I did this last year, everyone loved it
Looks gross. But people will eat anything.
This looks very cool. Wonder where the Veg-heads are condemning this.
I would not eat that.
dude,this is so COOL;p
That is the most beautiful piece of brilliance I've ever seen.
they cheated, they used a plastic skull lol, until I found that they used a plastic skull, I thought they carved it out of a large ham. wouldve been cool tho
I thought it was a giant ham too! It looks Dee-Lish!
Gross... is what makes it cool.
You need to have your head examined : )
the gravy is theirs!
I feel ill.....
"Give me Head till I'm Dead"-Booger from Revenge of The Nerds
i agree this is disgusting! im gonna try this! wish me luck
This is a gross misrepresentation of a holiday that i invented back in 2003. its true name is St. Hammond Gassys, and this is not how you do it. 1st off it takes place in the 2nd week of june, and 2nd, you carve a meat head, then put glasses on it, put it in a cookie jar, and leave it on a hiking trail (or something similar). Next you wait for someone to mistake it for a severed head from a mob hit. The goal is to make the local police report in the newspaper. If anyone wants the true story behind Hammond Glasys, i'd be happy to address them. my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org We have plenty of photos from holidays past, and would love to share them.
You can't even spell "your" holiday's name the same way twice.
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