By Phil Plait | June 24, 2009 3:47 pm

I guess this spring retainer from a ’66 Bronco was happy to be replaced. That’s service with a smile.

Tip o’ the dipstick to Dan.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Humor, Pareidolia, Pretty pictures

Comments (22)

  1. That is Repaireidolia

  2. richard

    terrible/awesome pun.

  3. Hi Phil,

    KQED’s Quest did a segment last night on Asteroid Impacts (video available at They didn’t mention you or your book, though. Could they be upset that you’ve left northern California?

  4. Dwhisper

    I look at it and I see cookie monster…

  5. Sili

    I love stuff with faces on them.

  6. OMG! It’s Jesus’ bellhop!

  7. BigBob

    It’s a friendly jar of Marmite[(:)

  8. Andy wilson

    I think I can see Jesus. Or is it the Marshmallow man off ghostbusters?

  9. dre

    That’s a snazzy little hat he’s wearing.

  10. Do you see that scrawl on the top of the thing? I think it says Allah in arabic.

  11. My first thought? “That’s shrapnel from a comic book bomb.”

  12. Slightly reminiscent of Tim Burton’s Jack Skellington.

  13. Adrian Lopez

    It has a little hat.

  14. Stone Age Scientist

    OMG! It’s Apocalypse in the world of Watchmen! I can still see traces of The Comedian’s blood on it!

  15. Bill Cassell

    Uh oh. I just looked into His “eyes”. I think I now need a tetanus shot =)

  16. Crudely Wrott

    Wall bee. Got one just like it.
    How ’bout that?

  17. TS

    That picture reminded me of a recent visit to the Jewish Museum in Berlin. It has nothing to do with pareidolia, but interesting nonetheless.

  18. Darrin

    Obviously it’s the Awesome Smiley.

  19. An X-ray of “Jack” from Jack In The Box restaurants?


  20. Svlad Cjelli

    Jack Frost! ūüėÄ

  21. Is it celebrating the end of spring?

  22. I know, this is the remains of the Marshmallow Man from the first Ghostbusters movie!


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