I'm not bad, I'm just photographed that way
September 11, 2008 6:35 PM   Subscribe

It's all in your mind. Suggestive photos of innocent things. (Probably NSFW.)

There's also this subtle ad for a lubricating gel, which is definitely NSFW if your coworkers are quick on the uptake.

To atone for the previous naughtiness, here are some photos of stunningly beautiful libraries (highly SFW).

The BoredStop site has lots more interesting and amusing photos - have fun browsing. (Unfortunately, most are not attributed, which kinda spoils a lot of the fun.)
posted by Quietgal (48 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
OK. The one with the eye rotated 90 degrees. There's got to be some reuse of gene sequences going on there.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 6:42 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I see what they seem to have done but didn't actually do there.
posted by DU at 6:50 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Innocent" is misleading- more than half of those pictures were ads that intentionally- and this is clear from the text, in many cases- attempt to suggest sexual or erotic imagery.
posted by hincandenza at 6:53 PM on September 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


NSFW? It's all in your mind, boss!
posted by rokusan at 6:55 PM on September 11, 2008


I want a beer.
posted by buzzman at 7:02 PM on September 11, 2008


yeah, those are deliberate.
posted by Maias at 7:10 PM on September 11, 2008


I want a beer also . . .*looks in hand* . . .huh, lucky me.
posted by nola at 7:10 PM on September 11, 2008


I totally lust for beer now!
posted by schyler523 at 7:19 PM on September 11, 2008


I guess I picked the wrong day to quit smoking...
posted by matty at 7:23 PM on September 11, 2008


Also, the 90 degree rotated eye gives me a whole new 'insight' into the concept of 'skull-fucking'.

Thanks! I'll be here all week... try the veal!!!
posted by matty at 7:25 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


No, it's not all in my mind. They are simply advertisements with everyday objects arranged to depict sexual organs because the art directors for the agencies responsible are lazy.

I'm glad to see that it only has six "diggs"
posted by mattoxic at 7:33 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Eye ad is brilliant, for an erotic film festival.

As for re-use of genes... aside from some generic start-stop chemokines and other developmental microenvironmental cues for epidermal growth, crabby appleton, sorry, that's very likely not the case. It's a really good photo, though, and used in really good context.
posted by porpoise at 7:39 PM on September 11, 2008


If it's NSFW it gives me another way to comfort myself that I'm not a bad person because I don't have a job for the last 2 years. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near a place that it was unsafe to view these images in the context given. Please, if you work in such a place tell me where it is so that I don't accidently get myself hired there.
posted by RoseyD at 7:45 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


AAAAH! Yeah, it's all fun and games till somebody rotates the eye.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:45 PM on September 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


In that ad for lube, is she supposed to be ramming a post up her vagina? Is that it?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:52 PM on September 11, 2008 [5 favorites]


Was that ad for the lubricating gel too subtle for me? Is the woman supposed to be penetrated by one of those protuberant things on the pier?
posted by Locative at 7:54 PM on September 11, 2008


When Subtlety Met 4chan
posted by cortex at 7:55 PM on September 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


Y'know, I don't think of myself as the censorious type. But I'm actually glad I live in ad markets where this stuff is beyond the pale.
posted by grobstein at 7:57 PM on September 11, 2008


In that ad for lube, is she supposed to be ramming a post up her vagina? Is that it?

Not necessarily.
posted by Rangeboy at 8:21 PM on September 11, 2008 [7 favorites]


A few of those library photos made me think of "The Library of Babel."
posted by peeedro at 8:33 PM on September 11, 2008


From the same site, I found this pictu-OH SWEET BLISTERING FUCKWICKETS WHAT THE SHITTING MUHAMMED IS THIS?
posted by turgid dahlia at 8:44 PM on September 11, 2008 [8 favorites]


The eye one was good.
posted by Cyrano at 8:45 PM on September 11, 2008


Ok, not erotic, but I love these from the same site as the lube ad.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:57 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


that boredstop site reeks of blogspam, complete with unattributed photos.
posted by puke & cry at 9:05 PM on September 11, 2008


ramming a post up her vagina

You used to be so romantic...
posted by 0xFCAF at 9:44 PM on September 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


1) What's that site that has the similar concept of details of innocent photos that look like porn? Like it's a photo of some food but cropped it looks like a bell-end, that kind of thing?

2) Credit is not given for many of the library photos; some can be seen on this page ,seen previously on MeFi here. That other site skips the "we have compiled" bullshit and just gives credit to the author of the book.
posted by nowonmai at 10:07 PM on September 11, 2008


After going through that website for a bit, it seems a lot like English Russia: They post stuff snagged off other sites without attributing the source or giving any kind of background for the image, all the while opening pop-ups and generating ad revenue.

At least English Russia lets you comment.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:45 PM on September 11, 2008


Ambrosia,

I think that it's called a mooring or, maybe, a bollard.
posted by Hypnotic Chick at 10:56 PM on September 11, 2008


And I always told myself I'd never want to slide my penis into anyone's eye socket.
posted by jamstigator at 10:59 PM on September 11, 2008


Sorry not to be romantic about it, but if a lubricant suggests that it enables the ramming a post, mooring, or bollard up the vagina, It's very much in my interest to make damn sure of the claim. Safety first and all.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:29 PM on September 11, 2008


Regarding the eye, there's a Brazilian album cover which is an inversion of that:
Something that looks like an eye but, is in fact very NSFW.
posted by vacapinta at 2:13 AM on September 12, 2008


OH SWEET BLISTERING FUCKWICKETS WHAT THE SHITTING MUHAMMED IS THIS?

Someone posted that picture on Metachat. Someone else, a biologist I think, chimed in that it was a certain bug, that another type of bug usually plants an egg or two on. This poor fella looked like too many eggs had been planted on it.

Not erotic at all.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:30 AM on September 12, 2008


The eye one creeps me out. Eeeeeew. Vag-eye-na.

As for the post-up-vagina-ramming, well, you would NEED a lot of lube for that.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:10 AM on September 12, 2008


OH SWEET BLISTERING FUCKWICKETS WHAT THE SHITTING MUHAMMED IS THIS?

It looks like something from Naked Lunch.
posted by TrinaSelwyn at 5:16 AM on September 12, 2008


HA HA, WE MAKE PENIS JOKE!
posted by tommasz at 6:11 AM on September 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


That lube one, with the dock mooring?

I think we found goatse...
posted by Eekacat at 7:02 AM on September 12, 2008 [2 favorites]


Vacapinta—It just looks like a chick with a marble in her mouth.
posted by klangklangston at 9:01 AM on September 12, 2008


Vacapinta—It just looks like a chick with a marble in her mouth.

Its a marble. But thats not her mouth.
posted by vacapinta at 9:13 AM on September 12, 2008


Oh… Yeah, gotcha. But how do you know it's a "her"?
posted by klangklangston at 9:45 AM on September 12, 2008


The lube one was kinda lost on me. I looked at the picture first before understanding there was something "subtle" about it. The woman is clearly sitting a couple feet in front of the post, and not actually on it. My mind registered this. Then I spent four minutes staring at the thing trying to figure out what was so scandalous about it. Then I came here in order to call bullshit on it. Then I learned that lots of people have bas visiospatial skills.
posted by FuManchu at 9:56 AM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


*bad visiospatial skills

Unlike my horrible spelling skills. HAI, IZ A SCIENZE MAJUR!
posted by FuManchu at 9:58 AM on September 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Notice none of those ads are from the U.S., as usual.
posted by Zambrano at 10:35 AM on September 12, 2008


I don't think K-Y used this suggested ad.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:00 AM on September 12, 2008


Let me mount this topic and take a long hard look at it (although I see a few holes already).

I suppose the thrust here is that we could read something into this if we go off half cocked and pull a few boners, especially if you’re bushed or pooped and over a barrel. It could enter your mind, perhaps from the rear, or just penetrate your senses.

We’re not all cunning linguists, and anyone could blow something like this, but we can lick it if we come together and keep a stiff upper lip.

But I would like to insert my penis into that magazine cover.
posted by Smedleyman at 11:04 AM on September 12, 2008 [3 favorites]


Vulva!
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:24 PM on September 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whoops, wrong thread.
posted by flabdablet at 4:04 PM on September 15, 2008


Xcuse me.
posted by flabdablet at 4:04 PM on September 15, 2008


Bijou Phillips shows off her makeup bag. (via Kottke)
posted by Pronoiac at 9:50 AM on September 16, 2008


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