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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Local Hype: Those Aren't Ghosts in the USC Libraries, The Whole Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp Saga, Actual Good Eats & More


You've might have read about the Whole Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp Saga a few weeks ago, but we at TTDILA found it truly strange and unreal as the person at the center of it is Jensen Karp, co-owner of local pop art gallery, Gallery 1988. 

Let's go back for the uninitiated. Jensen says and posted pics online that he found shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Because Jensen is known as a comedian writer, among many other titles, many took this as a joke. General Mills, owner of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, customer service did a really bad job of handling it. The last update from Jensen was that he was waiting for an envelope from General Mills to send them the two, what seem to be, shrimp tails, from his cereal.

This is a really great break down of what's happened on social media and it's insane how dumb General Mills has been about it.  

6 Social-Media Lessons From Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shrimp

What TTDILA finds so strange, is we primarily know Jensen from running Gallery 1988. We just posted on two  Gallery 1988 art shows this week. You sometimes forget he has a very vivid back story and even married the actress who played Topanga, named after Topanga, from Boy Meets World. 

We've seen him preparing or schmoozing with guests at his shows multiple times or just taking out a huge pizza for an opening. It's weird how the internet talks so much about his other endeavors as to us he primarily just runs a really cool art gallery in LA.

What's also strange is the lack of LA based media covering it, with many reports coming from New York. And some very negative posts of Jensen from women on Twitter.

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch–Shrimp Saga Is Getting Dark

It's all very strange, but we'll update you if there's any more news about it. Kind of amazed  Gallery 1988 isn't doing some special art show themed around it or at least a special print. Hmmm, well, at least they're not selling NFT's yet. Let's hope, there's no Netflix show based on this.

Vista by 71Above
Wonho Frank Lee

 Beautiful view, not so great looking food.
Menya Tigre’s curry ramen with customary noodle pull
Matthew Kang

(jeffrey w/Flickr)


That explains all those extra legs and eyes, but seriously this is truly messed up.

"Between 2011 and 2013, the professor and his crew, on their own time, used a camera attached to an autonomous vehicle to scour the ocean floor, 3,000 feet deep, between Long Beach and Catalina Island. What they found was sickening – literally and figuratively."