Friday, July 4, 2008

Poop Sign

Poop Sign is a site devoted to selling $8 vinyl poop signs.   It looks like a stop sign, but instead it says poop.  That's it.  Totally inane, and I totally wish I had thought of it. 

Its creator, Chris Yates, seems to have a lot of other artsy projects going on as well.  Chris was born in New Jersey,  got a BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design (hey that's where Seth MacFarlane went!) and then moved to Colorado where he currently resides and schemes. 

I like that the site disclaimer says "Video by Harris Porter & Chris Yates, Music by Michael Felix. Please drink responsibly."  Check. 

The part where he falls down and causes an upheaval of stop signs is delightfully cheesy and poorly made, and that's why I love it.  It reminds me of the wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man Family Guy bit. They spoof commercials.  Except in this poop sign case, it actually is a commercial, which is self-parodying and meta-weird. 

Metafilter user Saxon Kane points out that their tagline perhaps should have been, "It's like a joke, but it's not funny!" Touché.  Which brings this full circle to what the internets is for.  Pursuing and presenting your grandest ideas, for someone else to poop on. 

(From Mefi)

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