Depictions drawn from regrettable accounts of the less fortunate for purposes of instruction; so that one may avoid similar missteps.
September 19, 2011 7:08 PM   Subscribe

Things Could Be Worse.

After all, you could be suffering from banjo infestation, or own a crystal ball that offers only insults.

Benjamin Dewey presents the Tragedy Series.
posted by subbes (45 comments total) 81 users marked this as a favorite

 
Genius. Thanks.
posted by dobbs at 7:18 PM on September 19, 2011


OH GOD THE MACARENA

How did that ever make sense?
posted by pecanpies at 7:20 PM on September 19, 2011 [18 favorites]


Ok, so, er, embarrassing - the thread I thought I was commenting on just got redboxed and I was mysteriously taken back to this page, whereupon I left that total nonsequitor of a comment. That said, though, I stand by the macarena never making sense and purport that it's an excellent example of how things could be worse. They have been.
posted by pecanpies at 7:22 PM on September 19, 2011 [14 favorites]


It could have been the lambada.
posted by hydrophonic at 7:25 PM on September 19, 2011


DO THE HUSTLE!!!

OMG!!!
posted by Windopaene at 7:25 PM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am, in fact suffering from a banjo infestation. Can't play 'em and can't get rid of 'em. They make a great noise when my cats knock them over though.
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:27 PM on September 19, 2011


Lungfish Foreclosure. It has a catchy ring to it.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:29 PM on September 19, 2011


the thread I thought I was commenting on just got redboxed

I'm really not sure how that comment would have been any more appropriate in the Afghan dogfighting thread.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:30 PM on September 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


This one just became my desktop.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:30 PM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is very Roz Chast. Love it.
posted by mykescipark at 7:31 PM on September 19, 2011


This is great.
posted by brundlefly at 7:32 PM on September 19, 2011


foofaraw is my new most favourite word.
posted by elizardbits at 7:33 PM on September 19, 2011


I'll see your chocolate meltdown and raise you a molasses flood
posted by Grimgrin at 7:34 PM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


If all this tragedy is too much, try this one.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 7:34 PM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


The muted/sepia palette was what first drew me in; for some reason I don't think these would be nearly so effective in black-and-white or full colour.

I shall be checking under my bed for banjos this evening, though.
posted by subbes at 7:35 PM on September 19, 2011


CLAUSTROPHOBIC BRICK STARTING TO GET NERVOUS
posted by bicyclefish at 7:39 PM on September 19, 2011


Love the tags.
posted by Curious Artificer at 7:51 PM on September 19, 2011


submersible commandeered by bears
posted by mrzarquon at 7:55 PM on September 19, 2011


I can't help but see these as album covers.
posted by swift at 7:55 PM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


When I was in Basic Training my mother sent me a newspaper clipping with the photo of a young boy that that a wrought iron fence protruding through his mouth. It had enters through his chin/neck. It was like 3 inch square and and the paramedics had cut a 3 foot section of the fence off, but it was still going through his head. (He'd been climbing it to catch a fly ball.)

My mother had written, "There's worse places you could be" under the photo.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:55 PM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


I can't help but see this as Chance in the best board game ever.
posted by LucretiusJones at 7:59 PM on September 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: a modest kerfluffle descends into wild foofaraw.
posted by telstar at 7:59 PM on September 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


squids at play

everything needs cephalopods
posted by mrzarquon at 8:00 PM on September 19, 2011


Metafilter: axepocalypse.
posted by swift at 8:02 PM on September 19, 2011


These are all absolutely brilliant.
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:04 PM on September 19, 2011


Reminds me of Mr. Boffo's Unclear on the Concept series.
posted by not_on_display at 8:11 PM on September 19, 2011


Metafilter: Modest kerfuffle descends into wild foofaraw.
posted by Rangeboy at 8:12 PM on September 19, 2011


Even if you have a banjo infestation, you should probably not send one to the object of your unrequited love. Just sayin'.
posted by Alterscape at 8:34 PM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Love this.
posted by Splunge at 8:45 PM on September 19, 2011


I'm so depressed now.
posted by The Whelk at 8:57 PM on September 19, 2011


I love these so much.
posted by millipede at 9:11 PM on September 19, 2011


Internet discussion, subjectively.
posted by brennen at 10:01 PM on September 19, 2011


drawings with a similar tone -> new ways to fail
posted by iintheskyy at 10:03 PM on September 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


*sigh* It's true.
posted by ursus_comiter at 10:44 PM on September 19, 2011



I swear, this never happens...
posted by Donkey_Unicorn at 11:06 PM on September 19, 2011


"Lungfish Foreclosure. It has a catchy ring to it." Seeing that so many people are "underwater", that makes total sense.
posted by RuvaBlue at 11:13 PM on September 19, 2011


The only one worthy of the sword has no hands to grasp it. I feel like there's something vaguely profound there.

Also, I kind of want an entire sleeve of tattoos inspired by this tumblr.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:27 PM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is absolutely adorable.
posted by Spatch at 3:23 AM on September 20, 2011


Love these. Absurd, surreal... yet strangely profound.
posted by Acey at 4:06 AM on September 20, 2011


Wow! Good thing I'm an insomniac, 'cause these are the real stuff of zany bad dreams--
Can I buy some postcards?
posted by emhutchinson at 5:16 AM on September 20, 2011


Oh god, the brick is brilliant. And contrary to single-idea blogs of my experience, s/he seems to be getting more creative and inspired as time goes by.
posted by pseudonymph at 5:42 AM on September 20, 2011


This one made me profoundly sad for some reason.
posted by ShawnString at 5:45 AM on September 20, 2011


Oh shit, they have my number.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:50 AM on September 20, 2011


That's it. I'm going to wave at every flag today. Just to make sure they feel like people are paying attention.
posted by quin at 9:03 AM on September 20, 2011


It was only chores after all made me laugh.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:39 PM on September 20, 2011


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