Pareitoelia

Pareitoelia

Pareitoelia

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Jan. 1 2008 2:30 PM

Pareitoelia

Ah, the first pareidolia of the year! It's like a bright sunny morning in America!

What does this look like to you?

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If you said the Virgin Mary's big toe, you win!

If you think it's the Virgin Mary herself, well, then you agree with the family upon whose wall it appeared:

"I feel like it's telling us something, like it's protecting us," Quintana said. "It's like a miracle."

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Her family concurs.

"I think God is trying to tell us something, like a message from heaven," said Mariah Quintana, Donna Quintana's granddaughter.

If that's a message from heaven, then someone should tell heaven to clean their fax machine. In fact, that looks just as much like the Grim Reaper as it does Mary, so maybe their wall is marked for doom, not protection.

That makes just as much sense as their claim. Or maybe it's a message telling them that proper foot hygiene is important. Will 2008 bring a pandemic of fungus? Ingrown toenails? Maybe it's a sign to encourage foot washing.

Hey, if Armageddon comes to Earth because of this, don't blame Desenex.

Via Fark. C'mon, BABloggees, you need to send these to me when you see 'em!