Thing-A-Day: Craaazy Eyes!

Last week I was working down at Klutz Books, helping them mock-up advance copies of some of their newest books.  One of them contained a painting of a certain U.S. president, and it was our job to cover up his painted eyes with a set of especially jiggly googley eyes.  Now, I’m not normally a sucker for googley eyes, but for some reason, this combination was hilarious.  Literally everyone who walked into the room laughed out loud when they saw it, so I couldn’t resist taking home a few leftover pairs and experimenting on my own.  My thoroughly scientific conclusions were as follows:

Googley eyes are somewhat amusing/disturbing in any size…

…but they’re even funnier if they’re just a couple of sizes too big…

…or they’re looking in a shifty direction…

…or in two different directions.

Athletes are pretty funny with googley eyes…

…especially when they make intense faces…

…and “rockers” are pretty funny, too…

…but no one is funnier than babies!

Magazine/catalog images courtesy of Sports Illustrated and Knit Picks ©2010.

10 Comments

  1. I came here from Dollar Store Crafts and I have to say that this is one of the funnest things I’ve ever seen!
    I love this idea and we’ll definitely be doing this to some fun photos!

  2. Thanks for the laugh, and the inspiration! I did this yesterday with my daughter, and we had a great time. We started with magazines, then moved on to friends’ Christmas cards. Hilarious! http://abigailpod.blogspot.com/2010/07/one-with-googly-eyes.html

    Now I want to pack googly eyes and glue in my purse, so I can stealthily adorn the faces in magazines when I find them in waiting rooms, etc. I’d love to see someone stumble on that in the wild 🙂

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