Friday, August 22, 2008

Special Friend

I think this ad speaks for itself.

A big absurd THANK YOU to Julian Anderson who was lucky enough to find this bit of popular culture goodness.

Hmmmm.....

Found on a door of a men's room.

I'm still trying to decode this message. Can you help me?

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 8/18/08

I guess you can do handiwork in your J. Crew clothing. Wouldn't used hand-me-downs be more cost effective?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Yoplait Me a Melody of Lost Worlds

Here's an entry I featured in the original Gallery of the Absurd, as the Lost World merchandising reference should indicate:

I thought the whole point behind Lost World was that it was a film concerned with carnivores....

Silent Night, Holy Night?

For those of you longing for the holidays in these dog days of August:

Some would call this face cute. Others, whose sensibilities have been worn raw by the grindstone of commercialism that we've come to expect from the Disney corporation, see in it the embodiment of pure unadulterated evil.

Bouncy Bouncy!

Jeez! Quite a transformation.

More bounce for the buck, it would seem.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Birth of Big Boy!

This is part of a paper place mat I found at a Big Boy's in Michigan.
Sorta ruins your appetite, him putzing around in the breakfast food and all.

Fried "Fun" in Ireland

Another entry for our Don't "Quote" Me on That section, this one discovered at a restaurant in Ireland:
Perhaps there's a "special" way of preparing Irish cuisine that we aren't aware of, something that gives meaning to that phrase, "the luck of the Irish."

Thanks again to the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks, where I found this curious image.

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 8/11/08

Your Annoying J. Crew Model for the week of August 11.

When drunk J. Crew models dress themselves and then are asked to walk a straight line.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Summer Means Psycho

A good friend of mine, Monica Osborne, alerted me to this "ad." It's a pictures from a New York Times story on business dress during the summer. This dude is wearing a "shorts suit" by Obedient Sons.

Would you hire this guy? Doesn't he look like Pee Wee Herman turned serial killer?

Take a look at the New York Times story to see more freaks of fashion.

The Gate Challenge

Challenging the gate? What is this, something like a WWF smackdown?

Much thanks to a grad student of mine, Brendan Van Voris, for sending me this image.

The Hippocratic Oath Has Never Been So Wacky!

Here's something from the original Gallery of the Absurd, and another contribution to our Clowns Are Scary collection.

If he ever says "turn your head and cough," watch out!

A very special thanks to David Carvell who found this frightening sign at a convenience store near where he lived back in the late 1990s.

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 8/4/08

Your Annoying J. Crew Model for the week of 8/4/08.

On the back roads of Morocco, in Italian chinos and a jacket, with fashionable facial hair, scratching his neck. 'Nuff said.
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