Thursday, June 30, 2011

Purple Roadside Toilets, Or The Case of the Invisible Blogfodder

A couple of days ago, as I was driving to work, I spied a new Art Object by the side of the road. I had to look away, blink, and look back, because I wasn't entirely convinced that what I was seeing was truly there. (It had been one of those mornings. I had had to leave the house in an undercaffeinated condition.)
Someone had spray painted a toilet bright purple (a very bright purple), stuffed both the bowl and the tank with a flower arrangement of purple silk flowers and silver spiky bits, and set it next to their driveway at the side of the road. Lots and lots of silvery spiky bits. And fringe. And festoons.

And me without my camera.
So, I vowed that the next day, I would either bring my camera, or, at the very least, get a cellphone picture of this monstrosity Art Object, and share it with y'all. Because who wouldn't want to see a purple and silver toilet floral arrangement.
But the next day I couldn't find it. I couldn't remember exactly where along my route I'd seen it (I did mention that the original sighting was during a period of extreme caffeine deprivation) so I assumed I'd missed it and would try again the next day.
But I still can't find it. (And it's pretty darned impossible to miss...)


So the way I see it, there are four possible explanations.

A) The original perpetrator artist finally sobered up and reconsidered.
B) A kindly neighbor/friend/relative persuaded the perp artist that the object was an eyesore inappropriate for roadside viewing vulnerable to theft in such an exposed position.
C) Someone actually stole it. (The mind boggles.)
D) I hallucinated the whole thing.

What do you think?

10 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I vote hallucination!
I've done the same kind of thing...

Dorothy said...

Personally, I vote for hallucination. I know what caffeine deprivation does to me.

Bullwinkle said...

Absolutely had to be caffeine deprived halucination.

Also: my road side find wasn't as ..., uhm, embellished (? shall we say) but I did get a picture ;)

amy said...

Apparently we're all convinced that you hallucinated. Because the mind can't comprehend a purple party pooper out on someone's lawn.

:)

Cookie said...

I think it was there. What better way to get people to find your house when you're having a party?!

"It's the house with the purple toilet with all the flowers in it on the left. You can't miss it!"

Then again, we know where I live. *L*

xo

Angie said...

What did you say you consumed the night before? :D

Joansie said...

I think it was a former neighbor of mine who has moved near you. Wait, and something else will pop up.

My neighbor would have a couch, with two stuffed cows sitting on a couch watching tv out on his front lawn. Or the next day it might be a boat towing two water-skiing cows. It always brightened my day.

Laurie said...

B. Maybe. Vermonters are pretty rugged, and immune to criticism. But still.

catsmum said...

or perhaps
E) the powers-that-be hauled it away ?

kmkat said...

I think it was the landing marker for the alien zombie invasion. Lucky for you someone removed it before *they* landed.