Images to make perfectionists suffer


47 Responses to “Images to make perfectionists suffer”

  1. kansas says:

    It burns! It burns!

  2. GawainLavers says:

    What’s the opposite of anal-retention?  Anal-distension?

  3. ThunderHammer says:

    don’t forget this one.  It’s so bad someone painted a monkey over it.

  4. Deidzoeb says:

    It can be difficult to get the last drops out of those paper cartons with plastic spouts on the side. Opening it the old way (as pictured above) can make it easier to get the last drops, so it’s more perfect depending on what your goal is.

  5. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    NO! NO! KNOW! NO! NO!

  6. Boundegar says:

    The checklist made me snerk.

  7. Pag says:

     My first reaction to the one on the right was “The focus is not at the right place” — photography perfectionism, I guess…

  8. Shazbot says:

    I thought I was impervious, until I hit the image of the kit kat, at which point I involuntarily shouted “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?”

  9. alfanovember says:

    The ideal screening tool for hiring sysadmins.

  10. gsilas says:

    I got a sudden, intense giddy joy out of seeing the floor tile “problems”.  In particular, the rectangular tile inset into the hexagonal.  I will dedicate my life to irregular tiling, from this day onward!

  11. davnel says:

    How to drive an engineer totally nuts!

  12. Dlo Burns says:

    I was grooving to the balance / imbalance of the pix, until I came to the last pencil. I feel I have to go see if my mechanicals have enough lead in them.

  13. Tom says:

    Reminds me of a trip to D.C. several years ago.  In a traffic circle was a huge bed of yellow tulips with a single red one near the center.  Next to that bed, a huge bed of red tulips with a single yellow near the center.  I think I could have lived with it if both odd tulips had been exactly centered. 

  14. Jay says:

    That tile floor can’t be real. TELL ME IT’S NOT REAL!

  15. ando bobando says:

    The plates in the dishwasher!

    Also the fact that there is way more relish left in the bottle bothers me more than the fact that the label is upside down. Why do they sell those three packs with equal sizes of each condiment? Ketchup should be twice the size of mustard which is then twice the size of the relish.

  16. rob_cornelius says:

    this is getting sent to the totally anal graphic designer in our office… I will listen to the bang when her head explodes

    • TheMudshark says:

      She may be totally anal, or she may be the only one around who knows jack shit about her work and has to put up with all the ignorants around her calling her “anal” for managing to do her job well in spite of them.

  17. Tavie says:

    Thanks for the agita.

  18. Matt Black says:

    Some of the tiling “errors” are reminiscent of Islamic buildings such as the Alhambra, the principle being that only God is capable of perfection, so minor imperfections are deliberately introduced so as not to be disrespectful to the deity.

    • Susan Carley Oliver says:

      I’ve heard this referred to as “the Persian flaw” in reference to leaving one knot incomplete in a Persian rug.

      The Japanese concept of wabi sabi comes to mind, as well.

  19. Donald Petersen says:

    Who doesn’t alphabetize their spice rack?

    Oh, that’s right.  My wife.


  20. Antinous / Moderator says:

    This is quite appealing to the artistic temperament (as opposed to the designer temperament.)  A piece broken off the statue, a single dead flower in the bouquet, a crooked tooth in the otherwise perfect face – those are inspirational to the artist.

  21. garyg2 says:

    Love the book shelves , intentional disorder, so… wicked.

  22. Quiche de Resistance says:

    There is nothing wrong with this way to open a snack bag.  What is wrong is when my wife (always) tears it from half way across the top all the way down the damn side so there is no way to close the fucking thing with a chip clip and you need to wrap it with with a goddamn roll of tape to get it closed so shit doesn’t get stale or fall all over the place.

  23. Sekino says:

    I was fine until the very last one. That drives me to violence (towards pencils of course). Goddamn ingrown lead!!!

  24. Mantissa128 says:

    I like this one because it’s Russell’s Paradox.

  25. niktemadur says:

    A Mexican classic – many car mechanics have a habit of buying cigarette soft packs, throwing all the cellophane wrapping away and ripping the square hole on the bottom, leaving the top foil intact.

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