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also, the Disney signature, as a kid that did not look anything like "Disney" to me

for real man, that is a straight up capital G

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought Arby's was a cowboy hat

weirdest looking oven mitt I've seen

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I still refuse to believe this kid is blonde

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost

Wait...I thought it was a cowboy hat, too. I am confrused.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

huh

turns out it IS a a cowboy hat. I thought bcs that stupid oven mitt was their spokesperson that the hat was supposed to be an oven mitt and I was very confused

still am apparently

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

There were lots of logos and such that I thought were intentionally scary that (I assume) weren't actually meant to be. Like:

http://blog.trufcreative.com/img/PBS2.jpg

I didn't understand why they wanted so badly to frighten me after Sesame Street.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

BLERG.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought Zero didn't have a lower jaw. felt bad that people made stupid jokes at his expense when he obviously couldn't enunciate properly.

NO TBEAUTIFUL : - (unregistered), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

expos "elb" logo is one of the most hare-brained i've ever seen

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought the white bits were (disembodied?) fingers:

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still have a hard time reading the Goodyear logo as a winged foot/ankle.

fit and working again, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

sinkist?

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

took me forever to figure this out. mostly cuz i was seeing it like this:

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still have a hard time reading the Goodyear logo as a winged foot/ankle.

Trying to work out what else one would see it as?

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks to my ex and his sense of humour, every time i turn on my DVD player and see this, I think "PLONEER"

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp I just find that, at a glance, it doesn't read very well. I've seen it as some kind of gas pump (imagining Goodyear -> Cars -> Gasoline) with the wing being the pump, pointed to the right.

fit and working again, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

antlers? hairdo?

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Or a hand with finger pointed.

fit and working again, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought hawaiian punch kid had a pineapple on his head. because hawaiian punch tastes like pineapple

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

tastes like gross

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Punchy's a good one. Never knew wth was going on there. Just looks like a piece of trash on his head.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like a beat up old tin crown to me.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crown of thorns, red with the blood of Christ, drink for gross sacrament.

Dale, dale, dale (Abbbottt), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will show you fear in a handful of nuts (how's life), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did he soak a straw hat in Hawaiian Punch? Between that and all the punching, I'm a little concerned for his mental health.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Or a hand with finger pointed.

― fit and working again, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:19 PM (46 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

always saw this when i was a kid

mizzell, Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of old baseball logos:

I never saw that the mitt is made up of an M and a B until years later...

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

charlie brown isn't bald -- schulz explained in an interview once that he is meant to have 'very light blond hair.'

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh wow that brewers thing

yoel rak (toandos), Thursday, 10 May 2012 06:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a popular Finnish comic strip that has character who looks like this (the bald guy):

For the longest time I was wondering, "Why the heck does he have a weird skin flab under his nose?!". Then I happened to read some of the early strips where he was drawn a bit differently, and it turns out he's supposed to have a "boxer's nose": the upper curve is supposed to be the bridge of his nose, and the lower curve is the actual nose. I still get angry at the artist anytime I see the strip in the papers: there's no way the reader can interpret those two bits as part of the same nose!!

Tuomas, Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

WTF does '3'3'3. even mean?

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

not exactly misinterpreted, but ever since someone pointed it out to me I've never been able to look at the London 2012 logo without seeing Lisa Simpson giving someone a blowjob.

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adding colours makes it even more obvious.

Tuomas, Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've mentioned this before, but years ago I put this vinyl cover on my wall because I thought it looked cool, and only after it had been there for months did I realize what those mountains were, and why the Natural Four looked so happy.

Gives a new meaning to the album title as well...

Tuomas, Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

A polar bear on the telephone.

Mark G, Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

the blue man in the PBS logo always creeped me out too

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Expos logo is clearly a lower-case e for Expos, a stylized capital M for Montreal that swirls into a lower-case b for baseball!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

This probably belongs on here:

Moodles, Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

nickb and moodles otm. too me forever to catch the faces in the GITM cover, and when i first encountered the KFC logo, i couldn't tell what the hell that was under the colonel's head. a cartoon body?

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

banal like anal (snoball), Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha ha

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've mentioned this before, but years ago I put this vinyl cover on my wall because I thought it looked cool, and only after it had been there for months did I realize what those mountains were, and why the Natural Four looked so happy.

Gives a new meaning to the album title as well...

― Tuomas, Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:09 AM (3 hours ago)

wtf Tuomas? u trolling?

unregistered, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tuomas the nose on that comic strip dude is driving me crazy! I don't know how you can stand it!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tuomas' boss takes the Capt. Scabbard nose a little too far.

pplains, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, agreed. it's horrible. betty manages a similar nose pretty well:

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

though his sometimes just looks like it has a chunk taken out

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf Tuomas? u trolling?

the eternal question

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Always wondered what was happening with Studs Kirby's nose.

though I've always been sensitive about Studs, since he's the comic character that most resembles me.

pplains, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bagge's stuff is often abstracted to the point where there's no percentage in comparing it to literal human anatomy.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe not circular ears then. but definitely as a hound of the basset/blood type. it looks fuck-all like a speed camera.

thomasintrouble, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

MoT be rockin' some old cameras

Touché Gödel (ledge), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

It looks like a one-eyed man with his mouth open waving at you

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

one eyed man mouth open who takes off his hat to say hi is what i see.

Jibe, Friday, 11 May 2012 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

BTE.

you guys really can't see the swimming shark? he only wants to say hai to u.

Ha.

The Unbassful Serpent (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 May 2012 11:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The hat

dell (del), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Isn't it a trucker hat on backwards?

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think so. It's just so far back on his head and so strangely depicted though

dell (del), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's esp. confusing in the b/w strips, but I had trouble finding one via cursory gis

dell (del), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Billingsley's made the crown too narrow and the back too flat compared to the height of the crown and the length of the bill and also compared to Curtis' head's size.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

He read the ILX trucker hat thread, but has never actually seen one in real life

dell (del), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

dudes he has a fan blade stuck in his head

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 11 May 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

It looks like a fucked-up shoe or something

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

it also maintains the same profile when he turns his head!

Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it's a shoe stuck on a pole sticking out of his backpack?

banal like anal (snoball), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Woudl at least explain why he's getting bullied. "Hey you! Shoe-pole-backpack boy! What ya doin' with that shoe on a pole sticking out of your backpack?"

banal like anal (snoball), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

hEy KiD!
YouR hAt LaCkS pErSPecTivE aNd is BaDLy DrAWn
gIMMe yOuR lUNch MonEY
*shove*

(sorry was going for Calvin and Hobbes bully font, failed)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

12yo Disney-tween bully

a parker full of poseys (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

real unabomber speaks out

Philip Nunez, Friday, 11 May 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

ironic sagging belly in the new look logo

Zaireeka Badu (NickB), Friday, 8 June 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spartan golf club thing is a killer piece of work. I hope whoever came up with that took the rest of the month off after coming up with that one.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 8 June 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:52 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hey look. I found you a new house.

pplains, Friday, 8 June 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

we gooned out over the secret arrow in the FedEx logo several years ago here:

Cleverly designed corporate logos

I still stand by my statement

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Friday, 8 June 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wondering if PP's house is no. 9 on its street...

bentelec, Friday, 8 June 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Woah @ Goodwill house!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Saturday, 9 June 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I never saw Nunez's Unabomber sketch! Man, I'm dying!

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Saturday, 9 June 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

it looks like a butterfly of brains

Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Saturday, 9 June 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

This ain't like no B I ever seen:

LaMonte, Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

The MBay

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Julie Derpy (Phil D.), Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whoa I just realized Hanson's logo looks exactly like a photo of them

brony ver (s1ocki), Sunday, 10 June 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Bay logo up there made me google Hudson Bay to make sure it wasn't shaped like that B

silverfish, Sunday, 10 June 2012 12:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Isn't it just a gothic or other old style letter? Bay founded in mid 1800s iirc

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Sunday, 10 June 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

excitable calligraphy

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 10 June 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

what planet is that?

but the boo boyz are getting to (Z S), Friday, 26 October 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

planet nerd

sleepingbag, Friday, 26 October 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink


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