Thursday, February 26, 2009

Prairie Squid

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I've got a bizarre sense of humor. The more surreal you make it and still have a kernel of truth to it, the funnier it is. So it makes perfect sense that, when I followed an ad to and saw this as the shirt of the day... I had to have it.


The thing that really sold me, though, was the artist's description:

I grew up in a tiny town in the middle of America, far from the coasts or any cultural epicenter. This piece is partly a reminder to the big city folks that amazing things still exist out here, despite how bleak things may look from the interstate. It is also simultaneously metaphor for me lashing out at my hayseed roots in frustration, wanting bigger and better things.

Trust me, that resonated with me. Amazing things do happen out here, despite how it looks. A statement like that, along with an amazingly cool, funny drawing that's well done — how could I resist?

1 comment:

Jonadab said...

I think the phrase "Prairie Squid" is inherently interesting. I also think it would make a good name for a music group or album.