If you're going to play with your food, do it properly.
While most of us couldn't wait to dive into our thanksgiving meals, 30-year-old Greg Milano took his time and recreated the Tesla Cybertruck out of a block of mashed potato. His Brother, Dan Milano, live-tweeted the event, which is, according to CNN, a 20-year-old Milano family tradition that started with Greg crafting miniature mashed potato volcanos. Greg has now taken the Thanksgiving sculpting to a whole new level and spent hours carving out the replica of Tesla's controversial truck that was revealed a week before the Thanksgiving holiday started.
"The hardest part was definitely the geometric lines of the design, keeping the proportions correct, achieving the illusion that it is sitting on four wheels and creating the thin walls of the bed of the truck with the tailgate down," Milano said. It is an intricate carving, and mashed potato is far from an ideal material for carving out a sculpture. The detail is superb, and he even made sure the windows were smashed in the same places from the ill-fated steel ball stunt from the Cybertruck's reveal. Our favorite touch though, is the truck bed that was begging to be filled with gravy.
Over the years, Milano's "mashterpieces" have included the DeLorean from Back to the Future, BB8 from Star Wars, the White House, and, most spectacularly, the Guggenheim museum. This one, due to its timeliness and the already viral status of the Cybertruck, has become a massive viral hit.
"I am just a big kid," Milano told CNN. "Pablo Picasso summed it up well: 'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.'"
The answer to that problem, it appears, is to have incredibly patient parents that don't mind you playing with your food. Once Milano had finished, he heated the sculpture up, poured gravy on it, and ate it all up like a good boy.