Balloon failed at its one job, and no one can stop thinking about it
You’d think the most conversation-starting thing on the internet wouldn’t be one balloon, but hey, anything is possible.
@0600Hours posted an amusing picture of a balloon that just did not make sense. It’s a balloon with a tiny face drawn on it, so when blown up the face would be enormous, right?
This balloon had one job.
A humble Greg Kennedy responded early on with the most normal response:
That doesn’t seem right at all! His face should be blown up huge in the second frame.
— Greg Kennedy (@greg_p_kennedy) April 8, 2018
It’s what we were all thinking, Greg.
But from there, the conversation delved into a public forum of creativity and free associations. We begin with an artistic short film about the balloon:
Followed by those who were compelled to share their own balloon horror stories:
This one is just going to give me nightmares.
Then, the conversation naturally delved into big faces, starting with “the pebble:”
Followed by America’s sweetheart Haley Joel Osment and his actual large face:
And then, is that Rihanna as an air balloon? At this point, why not.
This one is my personal favorite:
In retrospect, this conversation has a somewhat natural progression. Great A to C work, Twitter.
We learned a lesson today: give the internet anything and they’ll make something strange beautiful.