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Implied Regurgitation
November 7, 2002 9:43 AM   Subscribe

Implied Regurgitation : "An exploration of how our environment changes via the addition of "I threw up." stickers to various random images around us."
posted by monkeymike (23 comments total)

 
This is fun! A physical meme...
I think I'll order a few stickers. A local county auditor, vain fellow, who puts his picture on all the gas pumps... I think maybe he feels the need to throw up (especially since mustaches, drawn or even scratched on his picture, seem to disappear as fast as they appear.)
(Disclaimor: This is all hypothetical, of course.)
posted by Shane at 9:56 AM on November 7, 2002


Years ago you could order a set of stickers designed to cover up the heart symbols on those "I (heart) NY", "I (heart) my Schnauzer" "I (heart) my grandkids" bumper stickers. They had a picture of as screw on them. One woman used up an entire package in the parking lot of the opera company one evening.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:04 AM on November 7, 2002


Hey, you're right - it is fun!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:13 AM on November 7, 2002


That was great, crash. This is a cool idea all around. The Britney on a skateboard was exactly the way this should be used. For good and evil.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:23 AM on November 7, 2002


a very interesting idea, but i wonder if this project would provoke more thought and discussion if the phrase was different.

am i reading too much into this, or does their tagline, "an experimental environment appropriation sticker campaign," hint that they want to make some larger comment on how we process images and words?
posted by ronv at 10:35 AM on November 7, 2002


So is appending "in bed" to your fortune at Chinese restaurants art as well?
posted by turbodog at 11:02 AM on November 7, 2002


Reminds me of I'd hit it meme.
posted by bobo123 at 11:18 AM on November 7, 2002


my favorite bumper sticker appeared a few years back in response to all those "i ♥  my dog" stickers which read "i ♣  my dog".
posted by quonsar at 11:48 AM on November 7, 2002


I noticed a lot of SubGenius iconography. Those guys are fun!
posted by kookywon at 11:52 AM on November 7, 2002


Hey quonsar, wouldn't "i &spade;   my dog" work well also?
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:30 PM on November 7, 2002


Okay, that didn't work, but you know what I mean....
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:31 PM on November 7, 2002


Okay, here we go (now that the joke's ruined):

I ? my dog.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:33 PM on November 7, 2002


Bloody fucking hell. It worked on preview. Whatever.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:33 PM on November 7, 2002


No, no, that's good. How about one for Ashcroft - "I ? America." Works both ways.
posted by soyjoy at 12:38 PM on November 7, 2002


actually, Ufez, now that you mention it i misspoke. it WAS the "i ♠  my dog" that the 'club' stickers were responding to!
posted by quonsar at 12:48 PM on November 7, 2002


doesn't seem to be much diff between ♠ and ♣ at this font size...
posted by quonsar at 12:49 PM on November 7, 2002


So is appending "in bed" to your fortune at Chinese restaurants art as well?
Are you a reformed (or not) WEFfer, or did that meme start somewhere else?


...in bed

There's also the Replace a word in a phrase with "pants" game. How do these go?:
"My kingdom for some pants."
"The true measure of a man cannot be found in his pants."
"The Good, the Bad, and the Pants."

...and so on.

-and-

"Everything tastes good on a Ritz... in bed."
posted by Shane at 1:22 PM on November 7, 2002


shane: what's WEF? Somehow I think "in bed" predates whatever WEF is and probably even the term "meme" (circa 1976?) itself.
posted by turbodog at 1:35 PM on November 7, 2002


what's WEF? Just an old, now-defunct forum that shall remain nameless... Thanks.
posted by Shane at 1:39 PM on November 7, 2002


My favorite riff on the "I [heart] X" stickers are the "I [heart] science" ones--not with a valentine's style heart, but this kind.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 2:21 PM on November 7, 2002


As a missionary kid, the game we played was appending "in bed" to the end of phrases in hymns. "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me in bed" or a bit of a change: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, all thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea and bed." Somewhat more subversive, given our upbringing, ages and the subject matter, than implied barfing could ever be. Or maybe it's just me; I just don't see where "I threw up" is all that engaging or amusing.
posted by Dreama at 2:23 PM on November 7, 2002


Well, I threw up! :)
posted by LouReedsSon at 2:41 PM on November 7, 2002


This reminds me of a brilliant guerrilla alteration I saw in SF once: it was a bus-stop advert for Guess? or some such company, featuring a waif-thin, ribs-showing model, all in artful black and white. Someone drew in a word bubble in black marker saying, "feed me."
posted by hashashin at 8:28 PM on November 7, 2002


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