One piece of paper.
April 14, 2006 12:23 PM   Subscribe

One piece of paper. "It was an experiment to see how long it could last. Draw a comic, rub it off, and draw another over the top. Once it had finished, a second experiment was started on another piece of paper. Current data - one piece of paper can survive an average of 65 cartoons being drawn on it" [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie (29 comments total)

 
That was cool, despite its utterly terrifying URL.
posted by Tlogmer at 12:43 PM on April 14, 2006


I'm curious as to why it's hosted there, and who the guy who wrote it is, but I was too scared to click anything.
posted by Tlogmer at 12:44 PM on April 14, 2006


This one's pretty funny.
posted by agropyron at 12:49 PM on April 14, 2006


goaste
goatse

can you spot the difference.
Although, I nearly didn't click on it because I thought it was, well, you know.
posted by seanyboy at 12:51 PM on April 14, 2006


I like this one.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 12:53 PM on April 14, 2006


I did a double take after looking at the project, and I lopped off the URL in my address bar to the root domain, and sort of braced myself, knowing what the root page could be, but turns out it is harmless and the URL was very slightly different.
posted by mathowie at 1:12 PM on April 14, 2006


Hey, goaste's got some pretty good taglines. How come we don't have cool taglines like those, huh? Huh? How come?
posted by jenovus at 1:17 PM on April 14, 2006


[this is good]
posted by AwkwardPause at 1:17 PM on April 14, 2006


Quite a few of those are hilarious, and there is lots of other good stuff on that site.
posted by fire&wings at 1:22 PM on April 14, 2006


goaste is excellence.
posted by iamcrispy at 1:30 PM on April 14, 2006


Metafilter: Huh? Huh? How come?
posted by Plutor at 1:30 PM on April 14, 2006


The handwriting on this is pretty much identical to mine and it kind of freaks me out.
posted by I Foody at 1:32 PM on April 14, 2006


Metafilter: I have bought egg
posted by blacklite at 1:51 PM on April 14, 2006


WHAT
THE

...oh.
posted by knave at 2:04 PM on April 14, 2006


awesome
posted by krix at 2:15 PM on April 14, 2006


these are great.
posted by unknowncommand at 2:28 PM on April 14, 2006


It's been done (see Robert Rauschenburg's "Erased De Kooning Drawing" of 1953).
posted by Lockjaw at 2:30 PM on April 14, 2006


Killjoy.
posted by dhartung at 2:55 PM on April 14, 2006


goatse.cx is long-since gone.
posted by Paris Hilton at 3:00 PM on April 14, 2006


Oh, the other stuff on that site is pretty slick as well
posted by Paris Hilton at 3:01 PM on April 14, 2006


Not to mention Rauschenburg's "I Have Bought Egg" (1955) and "Shut Up" (1956).
posted by Nedroid at 5:33 PM on April 14, 2006


I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there were actually funny comics on this site. From the description I assumed I'd be seeing the paper after each drawing had been erased, or something of the sort, given the focus on how the paper was holding up, so I didn't bother to click through it from Projects. D'oh!

Some of those had me laughing out loud.
posted by kindall at 7:47 PM on April 14, 2006


Knew I was going to love these from about the 4th cartoon. Aces. It also pleases me lots of other people seem to like them as well. They remind me of school.
posted by MetaMonkey at 8:38 PM on April 14, 2006


I invented a new color. I call it 'green'.
posted by loquacious at 11:34 PM on April 14, 2006


Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments
posted by ZippityBuddha at 3:58 AM on April 15, 2006


I loved the Miracles of Jesus one.

"Will I have to buy a bigger frying pan?"
posted by Target Practice at 7:41 AM on April 15, 2006


Agreed. The miracles of jesus necessitated a long pause for hearty laughter.
Inspirational comics for those of us who can't draw.
posted by greytape at 12:54 PM on April 15, 2006


The Greeks had a word for it: palimpsest.
(via wikipedia)
posted by klangklangston at 5:45 AM on April 17, 2006


It's stuff like this that Internet is truly for. I laughed, I cried, I emailed the link around. Nice post.
posted by wonkybusker at 7:07 AM on April 17, 2006


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