Please bring either an umbrella or a frozen spatchcock and some toothpicks.
March 6, 2009 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Hi! I'd like you to meet Craig. He has a time machine and his grandmother's a bit deaf, so you'll have to speak up.
posted by goo (38 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

 
They're great. If you like those then you might enjoy the work of David Shrigley whose photgraphic work is quite simillar.
posted by ciderwoman at 10:48 AM on March 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


That is some fantastic wackiness. I heartily approve. Between the batshitinsane of Toynbee tiles and the daily oddity of paper plate smiley faces (read about in The Happy Mutant Handbook, apparently a dead meme 15+ years later).
posted by filthy light thief at 10:49 AM on March 6, 2009


I too have often felt that cyberspace is too limiting for the internet.
posted by Pollomacho at 10:49 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is that one arty kid in your fifth grade class that nobody understood. He was great at drawing things like baby chicks and battleships, but sucked at basic math. He always smelled vaguely like he had crapped his pants. One time you saw his mom pick him up from school, and she looked old enough to be his grandmother. As they got into their woody wagon and drove off, you think you saw his face through the dirty window, frozen in a rictus of "oh God, not home again" terror. The next day, he drew this amazing picture of a flying car.
posted by jbickers at 10:50 AM on March 6, 2009 [18 favorites]


These remind me of the posters from babysue. Most of the other babysue stuff is a little more incindiary, though.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 10:50 AM on March 6, 2009


Aha, I've been wondering where The Daily What1 has been getting these!

I'm on the feed but it's not really worth the trouble of looking up. Unless you like kinda dumb jokes and daily links to under-dressed women.
posted by DU at 10:53 AM on March 6, 2009


It's like if John Titor had a grandmother.
And liked wearing thongs.
And was named Craig instead of John.
posted by willmize at 11:01 AM on March 6, 2009


I'm pretty sure by "thongs" he means flip-flops. That would make him Australian, probably.
posted by EarBucket at 11:10 AM on March 6, 2009


Ah, and I see that it's clear from the pictures he's in Australia. So, yeah. He's talking about sandals, not ladies' underwear.
posted by EarBucket at 11:11 AM on March 6, 2009


My theory on this is it's a public art piece ( / joke ) riffing on what a real world version of Craigslist would look like.
posted by mannequito at 11:18 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


/ in other words, what Pollomacho said.
posted by mannequito at 11:19 AM on March 6, 2009


sorry? 'a bit gay IMHO'? i thought we weren't perpetuating that bullshit anymore?
posted by sexyrobot at 11:24 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure by "thongs" he means flip-flops. That would make him Australian, probably.

I always called flip-flops "thongs" growing up, and I'm from Idaho. I blame Dawn Wells.
posted by Skot at 11:36 AM on March 6, 2009


oh man! I wish I were in australia so I could meet up with craig sometime.
posted by noriyori at 11:37 AM on March 6, 2009


What the hell is a spatchcock, and where can I get one?
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 11:40 AM on March 6, 2009


thanks for wiping the image of Craig wearing two lingerie-style thongs out of my head.
posted by ericbop at 11:46 AM on March 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Man was I prepared to do me some threadjizzin' in this single image post!

But instead it's awesome, and I'm selfjizzin'. Thanks!
posted by SpiffyRob at 11:47 AM on March 6, 2009


sorry? 'a bit gay IMHO'? i thought we weren't perpetuating that bullshit anymore?
posted by sexyrobot at 2:24 PM on March 6 [+] [!]


Actually, that seems (sort of) reasonable. He's using gay as in, y'know, a bit light in the loafers. Not gay as in 'bad', per se.

(I say this as a fag who deplores the use of gay to mean bad)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:52 AM on March 6, 2009


"I like doing stuff, but I end up doing the same stuff again and again."

I think Craig has hit the nail of the modern condition on the head.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 11:56 AM on March 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


I'm pretty sure by "thongs" he means flip-flops.

My mental version was better.
posted by CunningLinguist at 11:59 AM on March 6, 2009


The two colored thongs made me think of an awkward Quail Man look (sans belt and cape).
posted by filthy light thief at 12:18 PM on March 6, 2009


Yeah, but is Craig a girl who reads Metafilter in real life? Questions, people.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:25 PM on March 6, 2009


You might like these too.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:28 PM on March 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Man... Can I just say... I hope single-link-jpeg-filter becomes the hot new mefad. It is retro fucking hot, it is damn sexy, and it is what the internet is about.
posted by pokermonk at 12:42 PM on March 6, 2009


The two colored thongs made me think of an awkward Quail Man look (sans belt and cape).

you just reminded me of the Halloween costume I never got to make in 5th grade...

Making an ass of my self in 2009...stay tuned.
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 at 12:42 PM on March 6, 2009


This guy should make some kind of list. What should he call it?
posted by poe at 12:54 PM on March 6, 2009


Well, as long as nothing involves cheese or kites we should all be fine....
posted by schyler523 at 12:57 PM on March 6, 2009


Man... Can I just say... I hope single-link-jpeg-filter becomes the hot new mefad. It is retro fucking hot, it is damn sexy, and it is what the internet is about.

Yeah, yeah I looked for context and couldn't find any - maybe a Melbournite MeFite can shed some light? I thought twice about posting it, but it's Friday evening and whimsical and endearing won out this time.

I wonder if anyone ever showed up?
posted by goo at 1:08 PM on March 6, 2009


SheMulp AKA Plus 1: Spatchcock.
posted by goo at 1:11 PM on March 6, 2009


Yeah, yeah I looked for context and couldn't find any

No, no... I'm being totally sincere.

Although, that comment doesn't sound much better. If it wasn't for that damn Age of Irony, we'd be fine.

...if only we knew someone with a time machine and could prevent it from happening.
posted by pokermonk at 1:38 PM on March 6, 2009


I'm pretty sure by "thongs" he means flip-flops. That would make him Australian, probably.

I always called flip-flops "thongs" growing up, and I'm from Idaho. I blame Dawn Wells.


I can remember in the 70's-early 80's, flip-flops were still thongs. Especially the ones sold at TG&Y and Winn's, with the tri-colored straps and plain black soles. There was nothing remotely fashionista about thongs back then.

Funny post though - I too, was wondering what a spatchcock was and whether one would make an effective home-defense device.
posted by PuppyCat at 1:43 PM on March 6, 2009


SPATCHCOCK
posted by longsleeves at 2:27 PM on March 6, 2009


They're great. If you like those then you might enjoy the work of David Shrigley whose photgraphic work is quite simillar.

Jesus! Everything was all ironic messages and whatnot, and then BAM, nightmare fuel.....
posted by lattiboy at 3:57 PM on March 6, 2009


I can remember in the 70's-early 80's, flip-flops were still thongs. Especially the ones sold at TG&Y and Winn's, with the tri-colored straps and plain black soles. There was nothing remotely fashionista about thongs back then.

In California in the '60s we called them zoris, probably because that is what the Japanese called them.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:09 PM on March 6, 2009


I want to hang out with this guy, and I HATE ALL CAPS!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:00 PM on March 6, 2009


Also, I won't be arriving in a Delorean, be naked or be half man half fly.

Best. Blind Date. Line. Ever.
posted by _dario at 10:26 AM on March 7, 2009


One of those lightposts is here. Opposite the Victorian Treasurer's electoral office (John Lender: can see his name on a window). TMI? ok.
posted by peacay at 6:48 AM on March 8, 2009


Err... that's John Lenders and:
can see his name on a window in the background of one of the pictures.
posted by peacay at 6:50 AM on March 8, 2009


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