Cuckoo Trattoria tessellation

Please, do not go out to eat at the restaurant Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria out behind the Goats on the Roof, in Coombs, Vancouver Island, BC. Food poisoning! Five instances, in two visits by different people. One senior I know, is renowned for his stainless steel stomach, the guy can eat anything short of a school bus. Well, he got sick a few years ago, after being served a lasagna at Cuckoo. It did look a bit suspicious, as in not really layers of pasta, rather a mush of organic matter smothered in cheese. Other than this instance, he’s never been sick from food poisoning in his life.

The other story is more recent. This fall, a friend’s son and wife, along with their inlaws went to get some takeout pizza and pasta. The four of them had a meal of this Cuckoo pizza and pasta at home, while the two kids had Mmmm Kraft dinner. The two couples split for the evening, the inlaws going out to Tofino for the weekend, and the family staying at home. Both couples got sick. Neither of the kids got sick. Easy to figure this one out. Scientifically speaking, the kids were the control group!

My sketch for today reflects this series of food poisoning incidents. Below is the zoomed-in version of my tessellation. Note the rather obvious skull and cross bones, in the general area of the chef’s creations.

Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria tessellation by Francine Champagne, ©2016 — Symétruc d'empoisonement

Cuckoo Toxic Trattoria and Pizzeria tessellation by Francine Champagne, ©2016 — Symétruc d’empoisonnement

Note the four rotation points in this sketch. Symmetry group “P2”, forming a four sided unit cell:

  1. Right in the middle of the pizza is the first 2 way rotation point
  2. In the general area of his third eye is another 2 way rotation point
  3. At the sole of his shoes
  4. And the fourth point, at his out-swung hip

And the zoomed-out equivalent of the toxic foods!

Cuckoo Toxic Trattoria and Pizzeria tessellation by Francine Champagne, ©2016 — Symétruc d'empoisonement

Cuckoo Toxic Trattoria and Pizzeria tessellation by Francine Champagne, ©2016 — Symétruc d’empoisonnement

Well. I said I might clean up the drawing from a sketch. That was a month ago. I did cleaned it up.  Now let’s hope THEY clean up their act too! Poisoning people is not a good way to get repeat customers.

Cuckoo Toxic Trattoria and Pizzeria tessellation by Francine Champagne, ©2016 — Symétruc d'empoisonnement

Cuckoo Toxic Trattoria and Pizzeria tessellation by Francine Champagne, ©2016 — Symétruc d’empoisonnement

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