Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Yogi Bear In Argentina, Me in Florida
Yup, I'm back. Had a great time in Argentina, and I even spotted my own visual manifestation of a secular icon -- none other than Yogi Bear! Found this peeled-paint shape in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
Everyone's favorite picnic basket thief is a popular figure in the world of pareidolia. He even makes a cameo in Madonna of the Toast, in potato chip form.
I'll be talking about potato chips, cows and grilled cheese sandwiches this Thursday at 6:30 at Books and Books in Miami. I'll also be joined by Diana Duyser, which should be a hoot. The Miami press has blurbed the event, so if you don't want to take my word for it, check out Flavorpill or the Miami New Times.