It’s amazing the things you can find on the internet. What the heck is this? I’m sure there’s some reasonable context for this image. There has to be some realm where this makes sense or doesn’t seem like the most disturbing image ever. I think what makes it so frightening is that it seems to be out of some children’s book. What lessons does this provide to children?
“Look, Billy…in the real world, if you’re bigger and male, you can throttle those who bother you.”
“Billy, this small elephant is an abstract symbol representing the Republican party. It coming out of the egg means, allegorically, that the Republican party has long been confined within the “shell” of its self-imposed, conservative restrictions, but now it’s beginning to emerge. The elephant is still young and impressionable though, so don’t vote for it. Vote for Nader, Billy.”
“Billy, even roosters know that chickens are delicious. This rooster is killing a tasty comrade because he knows that when he consumes her, he will not only receive important nutrients, he will also enjoy a tasty meal. Eat your chicken, Billy.”
“Billy, elephants come out of eggs. Now put on your tinfoil hat, join the circle, and start chanting.”
It might be a fun game to come up with captions for this picture. If anyone wants to call me up to place bets on who is the first one to suggest something dirty, feel free. Right now there’s even money on Brad, 30-1 odds on my mom. Come on mom! Stevie needs a new pair of shoes!
Oh geez…I’m going to bed.