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Joker Face in Toilet
Found on eBay: "Dark Knight Joker (Heath Ledger) - Face in My Toilet!" The seller writes:

Plain and simple, you are bidding on my toilet. This toilet was installed in my home in 1971. Recently, I realized that the mineral buildup in the toilet had a strong resemblance to the Joker character in The Dark Knight. Click through the pictures below and see for yourself. Resemblance? You decide. For the winning bidder, we will have a plumber professionally remove the toilet, then have it shipped directly to you. Shipping is $200.

Coincidentally, I'm in the process of remodeling the hallway bathroom in my house and am in the market for a new toilet. But I definitely won't be bidding on this thing.

But at least it's not a Jesus face in a toilet. (Thanks, Heidi)
Categories: eBay, Pareidolia
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 22, 2008
Comments (11)
"Mineral buildup"? I don't want to know what kind of "minerals" those are.
Posted by nasobem  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  03:45 AM
More appalling is that someone HAS actually bid...
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  06:01 AM
A little CLR will wipe out the Joker and Gotham can be safe once more.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  10:20 AM
"mineral buildup".....thank God, at first I thought it was gonna be a turd.....
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  06:30 PM
"a plumber will professionally remove the toilet"??? C'mon, ANY idiot knows it takes all of about thirty seconds to "professionally" remove the toilet yourself...

So what is the going rate for someone else's skid marks in their toilet??? And what idiot is gullible enough to pay $200 to ship a $50 toilet???
Posted by Christopher  in  Warm, sunny Florida  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  06:36 PM
Current bid is $300... I guess it's true. There is one born every minute, and they all seem to bid on stupid crap on eBay...
Posted by Christopher  in  Warm, sunny Florida  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  06:39 PM
Of course people are going to bid on this. Typical...
Posted by DJ_Canada  in  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  on  Wed Jul 23, 2008  at  10:39 AM
Hmmmm... That looks like MJ to me. LOL
Posted by Thebes  in  Albuquerque  on  Wed Jul 23, 2008  at  05:29 PM
Well of all the stupid and somewhat sick things I've seen auctioned on ebay,this makes the top 5 list.You would have to pay me a VERY hefty sum of money to even consider bidding on this.The movie was so awful that I was ready to strangle someone by the time it was over.The idea of looking at the "joker" every time you wanted to use the bathroom is so disturbing that I'm questioning this sellers mental status.
Posted by kiki  in  Hong Kong  on  Fri Jul 25, 2008  at  11:35 PM
its shows what a lifeless loser you are if you spend your time looking that close to your toilet
Posted by t  on  Sat Jul 26, 2008  at  02:12 AM
It looks more like a Mexican "Catrina" (dressed-up female skeleton image).

Anyhow, you couldn't use this toilet for its intended purpose for fear of obliterating the alleged picture. So maybe you're supposed to mount the toilet bowl on the wall, a la Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain"?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Hidalgo, Texas  on  Sat Jul 26, 2008  at  01:57 PM
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