Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rorschach Graffiti

If you do your grocery shopping at the Ralphs on Huntington, surely you have noticed this rather abstract bit of tagging on the fence across the street. I think it looks like a dragon. Little Bit thinks it looks like a seahorse. Your thoughts?

20 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Puff the Magic Dragon. :)

Dixie Jane said...

I think I will go along with Little Bit.

Mister Earl said...

LB is right. Or it could be a dog or a cartoon lion or tiger with a very long tail.

Sharon said...

I think I see a Genie floating on a cloud!

Susan C said...

A seahorse with the face of Scooby Doo

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I think it used to be a gas station

dbdubya said...

I initially had the same thought as Judy - Puff the Magic Dragon. But Susan's right - the face is Scooby Doo, but it's definitely a dragon - the tail gives it away. So, it's Scooby Doo the Magic Dragon.

Yes, PA, this used to be a gas station. It's now a car wash under construction. They ran out of money several months ago, so it sits as an eyesore at one of the portals to South Pasadena. Sadly, the abandoned Gino's restaurant on the west and the unfinished car wash on the east side of town are ugly bookends. Gino's is going to be torn down soon, which will be an improvement.

Kat said...

I hate to see a family rift over this... How about "sea dragon" or "dragon horse?"

TheChieftess said...

I immediately saw Scooby Doo...and I'll agree with the dragon tail...yep...I think Scooby Doo the Magic Dragon works for me!!!

Wayne said...

I saw a dragon right off the bat but I couldn't help thinking of a Jay Leonhart song, God Fearing Boy. One verse goes:

But it seems his free associations
All dwelt on conjugal relations
They gave him Rorschach Tests
And all the poor boy saw were breasts.

Trish said...

I was going to post a witty retort about puff the magic scooby...when a friend stopped by, saw the pic on my computer and said "that's a VERY "happy" Scooby on that fencing!".

and after we finished lol'ing, I lost my train of thought!

Virginia said...

I'm going with LB of course!!! And I'll bet Wayne has seen breasts on every single Rorschach he's ever done!

Shanna said...

I saw a seahorse before even reading that Little Bit saw it too.

Denis said...

Totally Scooby-Doo!

Mister Earl said...

Yes, it really does look like Scooby Do, but with green scales. So is Scooby Do the Magic Dragon about marijuana?

Wayne and Virg: Reminds me of the psychiatrist who gave a Rorschach test to a fellow who saw nothing in the shapes but naked women and couples having sex. The psychiatrist said, "You know, you're a real pervert!" "Me?" said the fellow, "You're the one with all the dirty pictures."

dbdubya said...

Many years ago, Mr. Earl, I had to take a Rorschach test to get a job. I got some advice beforehand that I should never identify anything sexual or violent. When I took the test, all I could see bugs and monsters fighting or having sex. I lied and came up with a bunch of crazy stuff. The guy sitting next to me was struggling - he was having a difficult time writing anything. Afterwards he asked me what I saw and I told him about all the BS I'd written. I asked him the same question and he responded, "I didn't see anything but a bunch of f...ing ink blots.

I got hired. I never saw the guy again.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I took a lie detector test for a job once. I told the fellow administering the test that I was an artist. That got him all worked up and he proceeded to go into a rant over Van Gogh whom he considered a hack. This guys artistic outlet was carving ducks. I thought he was a quack (get it?)

yeah, I didn't get the job

Mister Earl said...

PA: Were the ducks anesthetized before he carved them? Maybe he spatchcocked them, but was afraid to say so.

Mister Earl said...

DB: Hmmm. I wonder what your results revealed? I don't know how they interpret those things. They probably know that all the pictures are about sex or violence, but want to see how creative those who've been warned can be with their answers.

Laurie said...

I love love love LOVE LURRRRRRRRVE you guys!

The happy Scooby is too funny. How did I miss it?

Great work today, gang. Now I am going to start looking for more environmental inkblots. Your interpretations are fab.

Until tomorrow...