The men who stare at Goatse


Found on Sean Bonner's tumblog.


  1. Ahhhhhh, unless the manager had a great sense of humor, someone is now gainfully unemployed. I’ld hate to be drinking a hot beverage when I saw that. Hard on the sinuses.

  2. Darn it all! I had no idea what was so “funny” about this until I cranked up my search engine. Thanks Xeni. Thanks a lot.

    1. Search for “tubgirl” and you’ll be rewarded with something to get the taste of goatse out of your mouth. mmmm. taste of goatse.

  3. “If I stare at it long enough … and with sheer force of will … I can influence the fingers to exit the orifice, make the hands let go … I can make that rectum close up.”

  4. I dunno, Xen. That extra “E” looks different from the others on the sign – wider, and with a thicker stroke. Plus, the perspective looks off for that one letter. We certain this is real?

    1. The “E” looks like it was most likely stolen from a different sign and placed there by some local miscreants, not an employee of the theater. For the record, I haven’t done similar things and this is just a theory.

  5. Looks like it’s maybe made out of electrical tape.
    Who cares if it’s real…still funny!

    Deviceofmind…DO NOT Seek out Tubgirl. Some things just can’t be unseen…and that’s something you’ll never wish you’d seen.

  6. it is ENTIRELY possible this is photoshop. consider the source! :)

    I didn’t ask. i honestly don’t know. but i wouldn’t put it past ‘im.

    1. I just assumed that someone climbed up there and slapped up a piece of paper with an E on it. Don’t you all carry a fold-up ladder in your mobile prank kit?

  7. It took a couple reads of the marquee before I saw it – I guess goatse is a bit too common in my daily reading material.

    No comment.

  8. a friend and I were in the French Quarter around 1961
    sleeping on the floor of a coffeehouse where I played Flamenco guitar for $$$; we had very little money but there were PoBoys!! to the rescue – man they were good, a variant was kind of an Italian sloppy joe on a huge bun – truly something out of Woody Guthrie times
    blended with Jack Kerouac on the hot and dusty trail …
    then on to Cosmo’s Bar for beers and great times…
    dirtfarm out….:

  9. Very minor evidence that it might be real:
    There are numerous Es of the right size/font right in the image. Most photoshoppers would just cut & paste one of those.

  10. This is a real picture, it is not photoshopped and it is hockey tape, me and my friends did this, none of us were employees of the theatre we were just some “local Miscreants”

  11. This is funny, but what I think is even funnier is reading the last 3 titles together. This is it, Men Who stare at Goatse, A Christmas Carol. I remember looking for silly combos of titles like this when I was younger and nothing better to do. Too bad I didn’t have the sense to have a camera to document those crazy combo titles.

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