May 11, 2009

Mystery image.

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What is it?

ANSWER: Palladian got it right off. It's an extreme closeup from the photograph in the Main Street Café post. Here's a medium closeup that shows the whole distorted image in the coffee pot:

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21 comments:

Palladian said...

I'm tempted to say that it's a picture of Cher before she makes herself up.

But I think it's the Althousian elbow.

Seven Machos said...

A nose being whooshed away by a churning tide of semen.

AlgonquinS said...

Obviously, it's the inner ear of a unicorn.

Duscany said...

It looks like someone wearing a chrome mustache.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Well, it's probably better left up to a trained medical professional to answer, but I'm guessing the nozzle of a coffee making device.

dbp said...

A self-portrait.

Pogo said...

1. It's definitely treatable, although likely will require debridement.

2. It's Yin and Yang's lesser-known brothers, Poon and Tang.

3. It's the last thing I saw before hitting the bar floor, drunk, disheveled, and decked by Cher's bodyguard.

NKVD said...

Not exactly a mystery - scroll down to the coffee pot photo - it's Althouse's elbow.

Issob Morocco said...

Bruegel like in its swirling patterns, which seem to blend into each other,while seemingly separate. Wavy Gravy.

Chip Ahoy said...

No, that's not Ann's elbow reflected in the coffee pot. That's definitely a picture of a blob fish fellating Michelle Obama. So thanks, now my eyes cannot unsee this obscenity.

Ron said...

Ringo Starr?

Meade said...

Where is the Not Safe For Work warning?

Thanks. I've probably lost my job now.

Paddy O. said...

So, that's the vortex!

amba said...

And here I thought it was a nose wrapped in shaving cream.

veni vidi vici said...

For a second, I thought it might be Sasha Grey's flanks in a bubble bath.

jdeeripper said...

I was gonna guess a top down view of a cinnabon.

Can't find Louis' cinnabon clip.

goesh said...

- the wags are out in full force yet again I see - clearly the top one is a space alien's hand clutching a football

traditionalguy said...

That picture is an experimental camera's capturing of the Professor's brain early in the AM before her expresso kicks in.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I thought it looked like the Cialis logo.

Not that I use it or anything.

knox said...

Even knowing what it is, that closeup still grosses me out.

Ann Althouse said...

@knox Me too!