Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ayyy, Chihuahua!



A strange, Spanish language billboard has gone up in the South of Market neighborhood recently.



The message is from the SPCA, offering free adoption and sterilization for Chihuahua dogs through the end of May, featuring a bizarre image of two tiny dogs wandering out of a woman's head.



Does this have some special meaning, or did somebody just get nutty with Photoshop? Maybe it was yapping noises from nearby Chihuahuas that inspired this slice of surrealism.

5 comments:

Lisa Hirsch said...

For some reason the photos aren't being displayed....

Michael Strickland said...

Dear Lisa:

Thanks for the heads up. I'll see if I can fix it.

James Parr said...

As an amateur photoshop geek I would have lightened the background dogs by about 20% and given them a bit of a gaussian blur mask to make sure it looked as though they were in the distant background. BTW, have you seen the company in Portsmouth Square called "Hang On Realty and Insurance Agency." Hang On is the romanization of the Cantonese name of the business so the joke is totally unintentional (although surprisingly appropriate), but it still makes me laugh every time I see it. :)

Michael Strickland said...

Dear James: I have not seen Hang On Realty and Insurance Agency. Reminds me of the now-defunct Gay Wash & Fold on Castro Street, which was run for decades by a Chinese family that predated the 1970s gay invasion.

Michael Strickland said...

From Louisa Spier:

Oh no! Poor Kira, the adorable host of Univision's morning show, "Al Despertar!" http://kiravilanova.com/bio/english-version/