Saturday, December 06, 2008

Contemplating Vandalism

Fewer giant inflated structures seem to be around this year, for which we can all rejoice, whether it's because the fad is passing or because times are too tight to pay for the blowers. Passing a giant inflated Homer Simpson dressed as Santa really strained my belief in the Common Man.

However, this neighborhood sight has been distressing me for two years now. It's actually rather quaint and folksy and would be charming (and much better than inflated Homers) if it weren't for the eyes. Apparently it was designed by some basement recluse who had never looked a human being in the eyes and therefore envisioned pupils as tiny pinpricks. The result: Mary and Joseph the zombies.

A quick moment with a Sharpie marker ought to solve the problem, converting it into a charming bit of folk art. Would I be justified? Should I wait until the snow melts?

6 comments:

SK: ) said...

By all means--this is a justified community enhancement project. And don't forget to add eyelashes.

Steve said...

Oh, I don't know. You could use a bit of paint and give the sheep some open eyes in the same style - and freak out the rest of the neighborhood.

Wendy said...

I keep going back and forth on whether it would have been worse if they had left out the pupils entirely a la Little Orphan Annie.

I vote for the sharpie. You will have to add another title: The Iris Commando? Vice President in Charge of Public Taste? The Eyeball Fairy?

the Joneses said...

I laughed.

Kinsleys3 said...

That is just funny.

Aunt Cindy said...

Please tell me you wielded a mighty black Sharpie to fix this!