Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New from the Riddled Gift Shop

You may be thinking that the new range of tea-pots look very classy, but where are the spouts to let the tea come out? That just shows how little you understand about post-functionalism. It is high time to liberate and autonomise teapot design so that individual teapots become a visual record of the design process, revealing the purely conceptual formalist aesthetic. You can't expect tea as well.

27 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

Silly. Those aren't teapots. They're water bears.

Substance McGravitas said...

I believe the зорб tag applies.

Whale Chowder said...

They look like something you don't want in your intestinal tract or urethra to me.

Substance McGravitas said...

POOP!

Smut Clyde said...

VS is nearly right; they are wart-orb airs.

vacuumslayer said...

"VS is nearly right"

I am the SMARTEST PERSON IN THE WORLD!

Smut Clyde said...

They look like something you don't want in your intestinal tract or urethra to me.

OK, Mr Picky, what things DO look like something you'd want in your intestinal tract or urethra?

Another Kiwi said...

Pshaw, those are the old "This is your eyes after watching too much TV" posters from Aramoho school

Substance McGravitas said...

OK, Mr Picky, what things DO look like something you'd want in your intestinal tract or urethra?

What entrance are we starting with?

fish said...

OK, Mr Picky, what things DO look like something you'd want in your intestinal tract or urethra?

Don't look at me.

Whale Chowder said...

OK, Mr Picky, what things DO look like something you'd want in your intestinal tract or urethra?

Things that look more like POOP or PEE than like something that's going to try to embed itself in some fleshy place and sap your precious bodily fluids.

Your mileage may vary.

Whale Chowder said...

What entrance are we starting with?

...and how friendly are we supposed to be with the, um, agent that is, um, inserting those things?

Also, Substance, it's impolite to go in through the out door.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I know orbs when I see 'em.
~

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Don't look at me.

Candiru,
bad for you.
Life goes on...
Blocked urethra, life goes on.

Another Kiwi said...

just not all that much longer

Smut Clyde said...

something that's going to try to embed itself in some fleshy place and sap your precious bodily fluids.
Now I am tempted to start a regular series of parasitology posts.

Mentis Fugit said...

Spoutlessness may well be post-functional, but the failure to break free from the "short and stout" paradiggem is disappointing.

P.S. Candiru Canduyu

Whale Chowder said...

Now I am tempted to start a regular series of parasitology posts.

For the record: The Good Herr Doktor has come up with this idea all by his lonesome. I take no responsibility for his behavior.

Also note: without looking, I'm willing to bet there are more than half a million websites with exactly such content. Rule 34 sez: some of them are somebody's idea of sexy time.

Whale Chowder said...

"parasitology"

About 17,200,000 results (0.07 seconds)

Off by a few orders of magnitude.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Now I am tempted to start a regular series of parasitology posts.

Worm Wednesday?

Substance McGravitas said...

Helminthepistles.

Smut Clyde said...

with exactly such content.

My contents are different.

Another Kiwi said...

ha ha happy times weighing sheep poop and sieving it to get at teh good stuff. Oddly there were no biscuits in the tea room
It really is all about content in that branch of science

M. Bouffant said...

Function is for Philistines!

Dubious P said...

Oh, Candiru
I need you soo

Dubious P said...

They look like something you don't want in your intestinal tract or urethra to me.

The tract itself, however...

I will leave it to Sub to shoop the appropriate handlike forms/mathematical operators into frames 2, 3 and 7 so as to create the proper goatseesque perspective.

Smut Clyde said...

#7 is actually the same as #3 but at a different scale.

I think this one belongs in the same sequence, between #1 and #2. From one of the 1953 Upshot-Knothole tests -- probably 'Annie'.