Sing Sing Prison Food Tray
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I saw this product today at La Grande Orange, an upscale culinary boutique in Phoenix, AZ and tried to post a cellphone photo of it, but it was very poor, so I’m simply referring to a webpage that sells the same product.
For $14, you can be the brave and free owner of this orange melamine cafeteria tray, a genuine replica of the food trays used by prisoners of Sing Sing!
I can’t help but recognize the same irony that Michael Moore documented in his account of the prison that held a fundraiser, and for a pretty penny wealthy patrons could be locked up in a real cell by a real uniformed prison ward!
Don’t get me wrong: it’s a cute tray, and I love melamine for its retro appeal, but we don’t need crass materialism to remind us of the gap between the haves and have-nots.
Or do we?