Thursday, January 04, 2007

Colorize Me! Redux

For the longest time I was under the impression that I owned two copies of the "It's A Colorful Year In Virginia" calender until just recently when I actually took a closer look at them. One of the pair is a 1990 re-issue of the original created, apparently, at the request of the Hamburglar's management. The Ham-man had recently undergone extensive plastic surgery in an attempt to make himself less 'wicked Uncle Ernie' and more 'dribbling water-headed baby' in appearance and he was eager to show his handsome new features to the world. Since they were sending the calender back to press anyway, the head honchos at McDonald's decided to spare some expenses by merging two states into one, thus the added "and N.E. Carolina" banner and the little chunk of N.C. that's stuck onto Virginia like one of those hard, red butt-pimples. How was this merger reflected inside the calender? The line "June is a month of Sun Days at Virginia Beach" has the words "and at the Outer Banks!!" added to it. North Carolinians must have been so proud. Also notice that while visiting the Planetarium in Richmond, the Professor has been abducted by aliens and replaced with a plant-based, yet nearly identical replicant. The differences are so subtle that no one even notices...




1 comment:

Smurfwreck said...

Man that hurts my head.