Pagans, Spinners, and Mentos, oh my

  • "HWJR": How Would Jesus Roll? One man’s sacrilege is another’s act of devotion, as displayed through these illustrated Jesus rims. [Via]
  • File under "How [Not] to Win Friends and Influence Pagans": folks in England are displeased by the giant chalk Homer illustration. [Via]
  • The I Am Bored blog has amassed a great collection of CD hole art.  (I wonder whether CD art will someday be a collector’s item, as album art has become.) [Via] On a related note, a certain pharmaceutical has gotten a similar notion. (I suppose the pagans would approve.)
  • Mentos pioneers gumvertising, creating images out of the iconic little freshmakers. They have a site for creating your own images by drawing with gum, but it seems to be down at the moment.
  • The "Zebra memorial crossing" is meant to memorialize pedestrians who’ve been struck by cars, thereby making the streets safer.  Seemingly obvious irony: it appears to distract pedestrians at exactly the moment they’re in harm’s way.
  • I enjoy the work of Russian illustrator Gordei.  Not speaking Russian makes things that much more mysterious & intriguing. [Via]
  • Washroom iconography: Useful. Washroom iconography + wiseass labels: way better. [Via]

0 thoughts on “Pagans, Spinners, and Mentos, oh my

  1. Re: Washroom iconography: My favorite hands dryer graffiti:
    1. Press button to start airflow.
    2. Rub hands together under nozzel.
    3. Wipe hands on pants.
    and “Press for five minute speech by George Bush”.

  2. >Many couples also believe the 180ft giant, which is carved in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, is an aid to fertility.
    >A giant 180ft Homer Simpson brandishing a doughnut was painted next to the well-endowed figure today in a publicity stunt to promote The Simpsons Movie released later this month.
    Presumably and aid to anorexics? 🙂

  3. As for washroom iconography, I saw this in England:
    A condom machine with the British kitemark and the slogan “Made to British Standards”.
    Scrawled underneath: “So was the Titanic”
    [Heh–and let’s not forget the “Lucas Lighting” in Jaguars. It was said that Lucas lights switches have three positions — Dim, flicker and off. –J.]

  4. Good thing that Homer painting will wash away. If not, a thousand years from now, people would think our culture liked to eat donuts and gain weight! Oh wait….

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