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Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009, 06:46 pm
You people need some culture!

As I hope you all know, I
do not
do memes, but I thought I should share my desktop image:



This is what graces my desktop. It is a ratty adaptation of Da Vinci's The Last Supper, and quite a good one too if you compare it against the original:


Unfortunately, it was created to promote a rodenticide, whose name will remain forgotten. Someone posted it on their LJ. I was so struck by it that I sought it out online and found that the full-sized version was made for killing rats. When I pointed that out on their LJ another furry very kindly produced this version with the rodenticide logo photoshopped out. I put it up as my desktop and it's stuck ever since. ^_^

EDIT: hawthorn pointed out this wonderful bit of Da Vinci-themed ratty artwork:

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
canid_anubis

That is pretty awesome :)
Thanks for sharing.

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
helios_inferno

wow..now that's seriously awesome!
A shame about the original intention it was made for, but it still is very well done.

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
zelox_quo

How long have you had this?

For a while at least?

Huh.

Definitely interesting, though obviously only based upon the original and not a 'rattified copy'.

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
qtplatypus

I'm not sure if you saw this story but I think its to your interest.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/17/2689105.htm

Though I can't help but think its an opening to a joke,
A roo walks into a psychologist's office.
Psychologist: How are you feeling?
Roo: ... Insert punchline here....

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
aldi

Some psychologists have all the luck!

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
aldi

Epic!

Speaking of rats and culture, here's some Robert Crumb for you. :-)

Mon, Sep. 28th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Nice, I hadn't seen the cartoon one before :)

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Feed them their last supper??   That's extraordinary artwork!

Edited at 2009-09-26 03:26 pm (UTC)

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
higgs_raccoon

And for the canines who read this LJ...

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(Message against animal abandonment. Rough translation: One of you betrays us, 150,000 times a year. Note that Judas is the only one not recast as a canine.)

More Last Supper variations here.

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Human bodies with dog heads!!!

I like the Lego one. : )

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
hegdish

Now THAT is art! Awesome!

Sat, Sep. 26th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
ankhorite: Rat DaVinci

Wow... the Last Supper and the circled-rat are really wonderfully well done.

Bwah-hah, I didn't catch that the rat Last Supper is set in suburbia! But that makes sense; just another update, I suppose. :)

Thanks for sharing these. And see my icon!

Sun, Sep. 27th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat: Re: Rat DaVinci

Oh, Ankhorite! Another killer icon! <jealous rat>

Being set in suburbia adds to the theme of the advert: It's subliminally pointing out that these "vermin" live among you. Close.

Mon, Sep. 28th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

I still really love that last supper one, so well done.

The Da Vinci piece is fantastic :)

Mon, Sep. 28th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
mishicougar

Nice :) And happy birthday!

Mon, Sep. 28th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
mortonfox

Happy birthday!

Tue, Sep. 29th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
aldi

BTW.. Happy birthday Marko! *hugs tight*