Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Satan's Pear

Despite the fact that there were some pretty newsworthy events on stuff.co this morning - Gordon Brown stepping down, our government deciding to spend $225m more on science and technology, Katy Perry top of Hot 100 list - the most viewed story was not any of these.

It was a story about a woman who found a demonic face in a can of pears.

Ewww, tinned pears.

Demonic Pear Face (terrible band name) has captured the imagination of what is apparently a pretty bored nation. Seriously, this thing is beating a school stabbing, a missing person, and an eight-yolk egg in the ratings. (Pun about egg beating unintentional but pleasing.)

The question is begged: is this merely the childish (but awesome) p
rank of a bored Chinese canning factory worker, or are more sinister forces at work? Could this be the satanic equivalent of seeing Jesus on your crumpet? (Crumpet in the breakfast-muffin sense. Jesus has standards.) Is the Dark Lord among us? Are you meant to call the Devil the Dark Lord, or is that Voldemort? I quite honestly can't remember. Maybe it's both.

Actually, pear does not look unlike Voldemort. I have just realised what no-one else has: this is all just a huge (and highly successful) marketing ploy for the release of the next Harry Potter movie!

I am so incredibly happy with this image.

Tomorrow: boutique elephant breeding revolutionises life for the blind. Don't adjust your dial.


otherworldlyone said...

I once found a chip that looked like a penis. Complete with balls. But I didn't take a picture of it. I just shrugged and ate it.

Voldemort resememblence is uncanny (does that work? uncanny?). Good job.

a cat of impossible colour said...

'Breakfast muffin' has taken on a newly dirty meaning for me now.

WaterGoblin said...

Bored nation indeed, sport began with a boring personal achievement story at 6:07pm on 3 News the other night..

apple cheeked, potato shaped girl said...

What I couldn't get over was how upset the woman was, I thought it was awesome...it's just the sort of thing I would do if were working on a canned fruit production line.

I want a demonic pear!

also are you aware that you have a really bad habit of promising us stuff (mostly pictures) and not delivering.....

How did you get a grown up job?

Anonymous said...

Poor pear. It's not demonic, just ugly. Did it rotate while projectile vomiting? No. Did its crudely-hewn eyes burn with sulphurous flame, and did it utter foul blasphemies in the voice of Bobcat Goldthwaite? No, and No. Why do people always hate and fear what they don't understand?

IT IS ALLY said...

ow1 - Ah, but tons of things look like penises. Not many things look like the face of evil. Yes uncanny works!

Andrea - Ha ha. Iced fancy.

Water Goblin - I hate human interest news so much

Kat - Yeah I know. Waiting for photos to appear on facebook as didn't take my camera. I often wonder why I have a grown up job.

Fraser - Your passionate advocacy of the pear has not gone unnoticed, Fraser. Are YOU an agent of the devil, too??? NOOOOOOO

Phil said...

Or are you being the devil's avocado?

Phil said...

Or are you being the devil's avocado?