From the catalogue:
"THE MUTANT RITZ on exhibit are two of
the four mutant crackers discovered in a box of Ritz purchased by
Stephen Matlaga on March 27, 1977. Mutant #1 was placed in a bowl of
cream of tomato soup where it sank to the bottom and was later discarded.
Mutant #2 was eaten inadvertently by neighbor Peter Hodgson. A law suit
was initiated against Mr. Hodgson, but averted by an amicable settlement
out of court. Mutant #3 and Mutant #4 are exhibited here as examples of
the eternal abyss that separates Man and Perfection. ..."
Below, the Discoveror of the Mutant Ritz, Stephen
Matlaga, March, 1977.
Below, a perfect Ritz Cracker.
their discovery, the original Mutant Ritz were measured and recorded:
Mutant #1 – 5.2 x 6.3 cm., placed in soup.
Mutant #2 – 5.5 x 6.4 cm., eaten by neighbor Peter Hodgson.
Mutant #3 – 5.2 x 6.0 cm., existing, on exhibit.
Mutant #4 – 2.8 x 5.1 cm., existing, on exhibit.
Below, poster for "The Mutant Ritz," Triple-A Studios,
October 12, 1977.
Below, original photograph of Cambell's Cream of
Tomato Soup with the last view of the mutant Ritz Crackers, taken by Raymond Neher, 1977.
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