Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Loopy Lupe

I found this bag of Mama Lupe's tortilla chips in a local grocery store:
Her face just invites tastiness and tortilla crunch confidence, doesn't it?

Mama Lupe now joins the pantheon of other chip-related Gallery notables, such as Raul Vega and Uncle Ray. What wonderful company!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 1/30/12

The Annoying J. Crew Model(s) for the week of January 30th:

A whimsical yet enchanting image from the J. Crew website:

I hate it when J. Crew tries to "hip up" their clothing with unusual or unlikely touches. Check out the annoying dude wearing the brogans. Don't you just want to smack him? And the guy on the right...does he think he's Doctor Who, or what?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

No Laffing Matter

This is no laffing matter. Let's get serious and see this week's installment of

RETRO-ADTIVITY

Let's stick with the weekend theme of clowns:
This is the stuff that nightmares are made of.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pointy Clown

It's Friday, and what better way to start the weekend than with a clown image?!

This is the Jel E. Bean clown sign near the Dort Mall in Flint, MI:

The way I understand it, evil clowns usually point to spiky ball tower things.

My god!!

Much thanks to Wordy Nerdy on Flickr, the source for today's freaky clown fix.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Service Cleaning

Here's a sign found in the bathroom at Casey's convenience store in Sioux City, IA:

I've heard of good customer service, but the fact that they will even wash your hands for you...well, that just shows you how determined they are to make you happy.

Thanks again to Nick Zachariasen for his keen abilities to sniff out the weird.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meat and Potato Crap

Here's a packaged meal found in a grocery store:

I'm having a difficult time deciding what unappetizing thing the mashed potatoes resembles. The possibilities are almost endless.

Much thanks to Bill Elliott and Chris Sherer Apodaca for keen, connoisseur tastes in weirdness.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 1/23/12

Oh joy! It's time for the Annoying J. Crew Model for the week of January 23rd!

Last week I featured a J. Crew model that had that fake disheveled look, and whose suit seemed two sized too small. Apparently, the Pee Wee Herman look is in over at J. Crew:

Bowery chinos? Does that mean they reek of industrial waste, urine, and Mad Dog 20/20?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Freeze Frame

Chill out! It's time for another installment of

RETRO-ADTIVITY

I especially appreciate the weird electric glow emanating from behind Mrs. R. Q. Lewis and her kids.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Getting Ready for the Mouthfeel

Here's an ad from the good folks at Ardbeg:

I know that liquor makers like to sexualize their product, but at what point does this practice become, not only too obvious, but downright degrading?

The Gallery wishes you a wonderful weekend, filled with the right kind of mouthfeel!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stimulating God

In honor of the upcoming South Carolina Republican primaries, I thought I'd share with you this little bundle of joy:

Nothing says religious conservatism like stuffing a bunch of babies into a cardboard box.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Lonely Drawing Boy II

Last month I posted "The Lonely Drawing Boy," a box label with an image of a boy sitting at an activity desk. As I noted then, there was something about the kid in that picture that was really pathetic. To compound my sadness, this product had an official Disney Pixar Cars 2 stamp. Recently I was in another store and found another activity desk and chair set under another company name, and this one had the exact same picture of the lonely drawing boy:

I'm even more depressed looking at this image, one that I know was also mined by the evil overlords at the Disney corporation. Man...if this keeps up, I'll have to go on some kind of medication.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coming to You from Rum Headquarters

I was in Indiana over the holidays visiting Milford, a small town in the northern part of the state. Milford might not be known for much, but they have the distinction of being
Indiana's Rum Headquarters!

No small feat.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Smell of Freedom

Gallery bloodhound Nick Zachariasen found this putrid bit American marketing, something that apparently won't make you sweat:

What exactly does freedom smell like?

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 1/16/12

Cha miss us last week? Well now we're back with another

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week!

If there's anything that really pisses me about J. Crew models it's that faux disheveled look:

Fix your tie, dammit!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creepy Toy Story

Over the holidays, I found this sign outside a Dollar General:

On the surface there doesn't seem to be anything unusual about this poster, but there's just something about this image that leaves me a little unsettled. Is it Thomas leering at Barbie? Is it the sad reality of trying to make the Disney bowling pins look appealing? Or is it just the fact that this was outside a Dollar General?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 1/2/12

It's a new year and a new week, so it's time for another installment of
The Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week

As you make, and attempt to keep, your New Year's resolution to lose weight, please make sure this image is in the forefront of your mind:

Yes, you can be too thin.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Shiny New Year

Shiny New Year from
The Gallery of the Absurd!


Here's to a wonderful 2012, where cheesiness will know no bounds.

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