You know how it is. You've been at the fair all day, enjoying the overpriced rides and unlicensed merchandise, and you want something to eat. But you don't want a burger, or six gherkins for the price of five. You want overcooked spaghetti with sauce in a cup, served by escaped convicts wearing huge hats and shirts which once were white but are now so blood-spattered that they're mostly red.
"Mmm... delicious. More goddamn wine!"
"I think you've had quite enough, dear. Let's not make a scene."
Roll up! Roll up! Witness the bog-eyed Elvis Presley, marvel at the chubby Marilyn Monroe, fear the baroque anatomy of bad funfair art!
This blog is dedicated to the unintentionally hilarious art found on many a funfair/carnival attraction. I've been laughing at this stuff for years, but there's not much of it on the 'net.
You've probably seen this stuff yourself - it's usually a bizarre mix of celebrities and naked women, or a random selection of unlicensed Disney and Looney Tunes characters.
Marylin Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean and Stan Laurel are all common sights, as are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Pamela Anderson. But the thing is, at funfairs, they usually look more like a chubby or bog-eyed lookalike than the stars themselves.
I'm not saying that I'm a great artist or that I could do better - I probably couldn't - but then I don't call myself a professional artist and charge money to spraypaint funfair rides, either.