Strange billboards have been mushrooming around the highways and byways of the mideast USA - like this example:

Photo by Michael™ - cc license

Also spotted on flickr this one, Clowns hate tangelos - which even the wikipedia knows is from the 36th episode of "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" called 'Attack of the Clowns / Complete and Utter Chaos'. Other billboards spotted have the lines

"I'm a hot toe picker." - "My boogers itch." - " I've got a meat beard" and "Shiny shiny. Pretty pretty."

So what is the deal and why are random lines from a cartoon showing up on billboards like that? Well, duh, it's advertising of course! Any real cartoon fan is also a Cartoon Network fan for their daily fix, and these are billboards for the hip kids in the know and all others who still have their childlike unbridled curiosity intact. Remember kids: "Clowns hate tangelos. Messes with their equilibrium."

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Comments (10)

  • silver3's picture

    Ha ha that billboard made me laugh so hard, I pooted.

    Jun 22, 2006
  • LeslieBAP's picture

    I never knew there was a Mideast in the USA. Midwest, yes...

    Jun 23, 2006
  • Dabitch's picture

    Ha ha ha! Late nights and lack of sleep makes me invent new words. What I really wanted to say was "south". I'm leaving it in though, it's funny.

    Jun 23, 2006
  • Dabitch's picture

    I think it works. Not all too familiar with these toons, but I get it - imaginary friends, creating a buzz by preaching to the converted (really, it is lets admit it) but at the same time raising enough curiosity out of those who don't know what it is about to have people talk about it. This doesn't always work - in this case I think it does and is appropriate.

    Jul 08, 2006
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Well I'm really glad I found this site. Explains the inexplicable

    Jul 15, 2006
  • powerrangerplastic's picture

    This is from the show "Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends" and is a quote from one character named Cheese.

    This show is aired on Teletoon and Cartoon Network.

    Jul 03, 2007

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