O Me of Little Faith

O Me of Little Faith

Push Button, Receive Bacon

I am a designer and occasional artist, but only rarely have I ever resorted to real graffiti. I can’t remember any specific instances, but I’m fairly sure I have left my mark on the occasional bathroom wall. Probably to make a witty retort to some supposed insult, or to correct the grammar of a dirty limerick.

But if I were an honest-to-goodness graffiti artist, I think my life’s work would revolve around taking a Sharpie into every restroom possible to create this:


A close-up:

The photos above come from a post on Grant Hinkson’s blog more than 18 months ago, which is ancient in Internet terms. And the joke has apparently been around much longer. But ever since I encountered it a month or two ago — along with the inevitable t-shirts and other detritus connected to it — I can’t stop thinking about how perfect and funny this is.

It makes me smile. Every time.

Art really does make life more meaningful, even if it’s guerilla art.

Bacon makes life more meaningful, too.

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posted July 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

i thought that was really random and kinda funny at first but not hilarious, until i saw the little diagram of the hot air waves coming out of the dryer that look like bacon. that's when i truly did laugh out loud. thats just as good as when people write "free cowboy hats" on the disposable paper toilet seat protectors.

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posted July 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

I wonder why I've never gotten any bacon when I've pushed the button. Must be a lot of faulty machines out there…lol

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posted July 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

You've seen Jim Gaffigan's bacon comedy routine, right? Hilarious.

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