Sunday, February 28, 2010

Is It Just Me or Do You See It Too.....

I have always wanted a tropical fish aquarium but I don't have very good luck with fish. Even poor goldfish have met their demise once I give them a home. I'm not sure what I do wrong, but because I can't have anymore deaths on my conscience, I just no longer buy them for me. My daughter came across this neat (so she thought) thing around Christmas at one of the m.a.r.t. stores. It looked like a computer monitor but when plugged in, it lit up and fish could be seen slowly swimming around. Wow....all the beauty of an aquarium and none of the work or worry. She got it for me. She bought herself one as well. She paid $30 for it so figured it would last me quite a good long time. It never advised you on the box, however, that once the light burned out inside, it was useless as it could not be replaced and it was recommended that you dispose of it. This, in itself, was a rip-off as far as I'm concerned. The light only lasted a month, by the way.

After we discovered that it would have to be pitched, my grandson decided to take it apart. Excuse the fingerprints on the mirrored edges on the front of the monitor in the picture, but I thought maybe I could use this for a frame for some photographs as its quite pretty. You can see from the photo that its quite colorful.

Upon further and closer inspection, however, it was discovered that there is something hidden in the "plants" of the ocean. Now, Lord knows I've never been deep sea diving and I am no expert on plants but I seriously doubt that this particular rendering is an actual plant. Maybe it is....I don't know.....but it certainly looks enough like something else that now all I can see every time I look at this is that particular plant. So, I post these pictures for your verdict.....what do you think? I've heard of people finding hidden pictures of p.e.n.i.s.e.s. on other things....matter of fact I actually do own a Disney movie case that has one drawn on it and Disney had to pull those from the shelves many years ago. We heard it was done by a disgruntled employee. Another friend of mine has an air freshener spray can with one hiding among the roses on the front.

Here is a closer view. I'm not a prude and part of me thinks its funny.....but another part of me thinks that some employees have way too much time of their hands. This came from China so they can't blame U.S. workers this time.

Well, needless to say, I guess my great idea of putting some family photographs behind this make-shift frame has to be abandoned. Unless I want to have the reputation of the 'dirty old lady' in the neighborhood.

My daughter checked hers out and it does not have the little hidden surprise like mine does. Maybe they figured it out and recalled them and mine was missed......or maybe I'm just lucky.

18 comments:

JY said...

Saw it! Looks like one with a FACE on it! LOL

Rae said...

Wow! Lucky you. Now that was quite a surprise. Consider it a very special gift. I bet it is one you will never forget.

Respectfully Yours said...

I do see what you see here. As far as Disney and other products hiding the porno pics in their products. I did a project on this once. It is actually a marketing tool called subliminal advertising.

These little ditties are placed so that your subconscience picks it up while flipping through magazines or walking past something quickly. Check out this picture for an example of what I mean.

http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/subliminal/images/coke.jpg

My understanding is, it is actually band in Canada. Companies are up to all the tricks to get our business.

PS My mom had one of those aquariums too. She loved hers, but her bulb never burnt out.

SOUL said...

that's hilarious -- i bet you could get thirty bucks out of it on craigslist or ebay !
serious. people dig out of the ordinary stuff. or maybe unique is the word.
in fact -- i know someone right now that would take it off your hands-- i just can't say who it is cuz it would make me look bad-- and she doesn't have money to offer for it--
besides that? she's a little on the young side -- ugh
i bet you figured it out now ?
if not-- i reckon i'm safe enough.
but really-- i bet someone would buy that.
don't throw it away just yet-- think about it for a while.

laterz
i'm still laughin. that's just funny-
oh ps-- i have that movie box too :))

Coffeypot said...

Have your daughter look again. You may have received the male version and she has the female version.

Leann said...

I see what you see, but I don't think it's so obvious that it can't be overlooked. Just sayin'

Mikey said...

Snorting with laughter here!!! Oh my my my!! I never would have seen it, but now that you point it out... no, I wouldn't use it as a picture frame either, lol!!

connell said...

That would be a deep sea wandering wiener.

or not...

fiwa said...

Heehee!!! I would probably have never noticed it. Maybe it's an eel! ;)

Jamie said...

That is some funny s**t! I wonder if I would have noticed it...but I can sure see it now.

Happy Freakin' Monday!

forsythia said...

WAAAAY too much time on their hands.

ain't for city gals said...

OMGosh..If you ever make it to Arizona I can take you to a rock formation (on the way to Las Vegas) that looks exactly like this...my mom and I laugh and laugh every time we drive by it!

Linda Medrano said...

I used to have a 60 gallon tank and tropical fish. I recognize that particular fish, but I forget its name. They mainly lay on the bottom of the tank and smile at the fish passing by!

Cheryl said...

Whatever it is, it brought a smile to my face :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

Yep, looks like it to me Val....and it looks happy! I guess you're just lucky....

I'm still laughing... Hugs, Joy

Mama Llama said...

I would have never noticed had it not been brought to my attention (!).

My virgin eyes.
Val, whattya doin' to us here?! :)

Thanks for the giggle! Be well.

Far Side of Fifty said...

HA! Perhaps it is a collectors item. Thanks for the giggle:)

Margaret Hall said...

LOLOLOlll.....Ahhhh, Val, I have been absent from your blog, my friend, and the first visit I come to peruse the anemones for the p*e*n*i*s~!! LOL
I do believe that you could do as others suggested and post it on Craig's or on Ebay and start the bidding wars...*smile*
How funny, but not funny that the danged bulb faded out so quickly!
Good to "read" you again~!!
Hugs, Margaret...