Wall Of Stain
May 19, 2005 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Wall of Stain Fascinating pictures representing the truest form of Americana.
posted by AMWKE (20 comments total)
I don't get it
posted by ZippityBuddha at 2:20 PM on May 19, 2005


For photos of the american dream, in action.
posted by joelf at 2:27 PM on May 19, 2005

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posted by ITheCosmos at 2:37 PM on May 19, 2005

Keep hitting reload, it's in and out.
posted by gurple at 2:41 PM on May 19, 2005

<3 the internet <3
posted by mcsweetie at 2:50 PM on May 19, 2005

I just don't get British humor.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:56 PM on May 19, 2005

It made my brain bleed.
posted by tozturk at 3:31 PM on May 19, 2005

Anybody, what does <3 mean?
posted by jeff-o-matic at 3:36 PM on May 19, 2005

It's a heart, sideways.
posted by Specklet at 3:37 PM on May 19, 2005

Well THAT was a waste of 30 seconds.
posted by longsleeves at 3:42 PM on May 19, 2005

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posted by Citizen Premier at 4:52 PM on May 19, 2005

Why do you hate America?
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 5:53 PM on May 19, 2005

Good folks exist that have a variety of appearances, I don't think this level of humour suits the site too well.

The pug and baby pics were ok, otherwise it is too close to mocking a physical deformity to , eh, ... I just don't like it. It creates a bad echo in the mind next time you meet somebody or somebodies parents that happened to be born that way.
posted by buzzman at 5:57 PM on May 19, 2005

I got the same vibe as buzzman. Before the page was half-loaded, I started really hoping it was going to turn out to be some sort of Photoshop exercise. It is some sort of a Photoshop thing isn't it?
posted by klarck at 6:26 PM on May 19, 2005

Nah - they're just those false goofy hillbilly teeth that they sell at the mall and at baseball games.

Quite funny to see so many of them lined up like that. Good post - insofar as it's definitely something I wouldn't have dreamed would be on the net.

Americana? Eh... I was hoping there'd be a few more Brit jokes in there.

I heard the British all have bad teeth because they live on an island and their gene pool is ...narrower... than elsewhere - and this causes bad teeth genes to flourish, so they all have lousy chompers. Anybody know if there's any truth to this?
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:02 PM on May 19, 2005

Baby_Balrog: Combination of things, and I doubt genetics is one of them (mongrel race, and all that).

There may still be some truth on the purely cosmetic front - silver fillings are free on the NHS while white cost money, and tooth-whitening isn't an everyday thing (yet), but as far as functional soundness goes, I really think it's a meme that's hanging on beyond its time (if you could find data for UK/US floss or toothbrush sales, that might prove me wrong).
posted by Leon at 7:48 PM on May 19, 2005

I've seen comedy here in the states about British toothpaste having sugar in it... uhhh... geographical idiocy; or?

I've also met good people with teeth like these. I know it is a joke here, but I mean; it would be like saying to somebody 'Hey, how come your mom is so wrinkly?" or "gosh, your dad looks like he worked too hard and too long in the sun"

Eh, just a bunch of pictures; and I won't be trying on a pair anytime soon. I have a singular tooth out of alignment; every halloween I toy with the idea of painting it black... I just don't want to offend the tooth Gods and then chip a tooth accidently on a beer bottle the next day. Kinda like industrial/mechanical accident jokes (toes, fingers, hands, etc.) ... they are only funny until it happens to you or somebody you know.
posted by buzzman at 8:17 PM on May 19, 2005

posted by Ynoxas at 9:19 PM on May 19, 2005

British teeth? All the gut-rot tea with lashings of sugar and condensed milk.
posted by TimothyMason at 11:55 PM on May 19, 2005

The Men of Staines.
posted by Floydd at 9:46 AM on May 20, 2005

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