Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sunday Burst of Weirdness

I didn't see a whole lot of weirdness this week, for obvious reasons, but some stuff did catch my eye:

:: Alan reports on a somewhat questionable marketing strategy by a Buffalo website. There was also a follow-up that I find not entirely convincing.

:: Over at Back of the Cereal Bus, Drew Mackie regularly reports on odd search strings that bring people to his blog. In the latest edition of this, I saw one that almost made me spit green tea all over my keyboard:

Jane seymour open heart looks like a butt

I laughed and laughed, because the first time The Wife and I were watching teevee and saw a commercial with Ms. Seymour displaying her "Open Heart" design, which looks like this:

...we both laughed, and I can't remember which of us actually noted that it does, in fact, look partially like a human arse. I was then reminded of one of the funnier episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, in which Marie (Raymond's overbearing mother) takes a sculpture class and makes a giant sculpture that everybody but her sees as strongly resembling, well, a certain part of the female anatomy. (Clip here, although a plug-in download might be necessary to watch.)

That's about it for this week.

1 comment:

kidicarus222 said...

Hi. Thanks for the link. I've gotten quite a surge in traffic relating to Jane Seymour's design and whether it looks like what it's supposed to look like. I actually put up an open letter to her on this very subject.

People see what they want, and I'd like to think that the various interpretation are a better indicator of the beholders themselves and not a comment on Seymour's skill at jewelry design.