April 6, 2014

The Movement that is Eyebombing

About a month ago,I found this little piece of joy at my local Walmart (yes, I shop there, don't judge):

Then, one day, while surfing the internet looking for something totally unrelated, I came across this website dedicated to the Eyebombing movement. Who knew?

The name and crusade, as it were, was created by two Danish gentlemen and this piece by the BBC tells a little bit about it.

Now, I don't know if my eyebombed pickle jar was influenced by this movement or it was just something this individual thought was fun to do, as many people are capable of coming up with the same idea independently. But, as scientists and inventors (and others in competitive fields) know all too well, whoever gets published first gets the glory. In today's internet/meme world, it's whoever gets the first Google search result. Indeed, there's an article on Gawker that points out this isn't anything new, which itself was published two years ago.

It really doesn't matter, though. What matters is doing it, like my googly eye artist.

Spend three and a half minutes watching the BBC video and then head over to eyebombing.com and I dare you to try to resist the urge to run and buy some sticky-backed googly eyes and do some eyebombing yourself. You can't. It's irresistible. It's OK. Give into it's whimsical charm. Who cares if it's "new" or not. Don't be a hipster snob. 

I know what I'm doing with my 40% off coupon. I'll report back when I've joined the googly eye graffiti ranks. Send me a message and a picture if you succumb to the googly eyed siren!

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