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The Bubble Project - Make Em Say What You Want

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As if celebrities don't say some really stupid things already, now The Bubble Project --the brainchild of artist and activist Ji Lee --gives you the opportunity to make the famous say what you've always wanted to hear them say on his website. Lee's scope isn't limited to just the net, though. If you are a New Yorker, you've likely seen his bubbles popping up all over. If you haven't, then express yourself and put up your own.

If you aren't creative enough to come up with your own caption for pictures like the one above, it's still fun to browse Lee's website and see what everyone has said. Of course not everyone is as funny as they think they are, but you occasionally come upon one that makes you laugh out-loud in the office and then feel awkward about it. But the real genius in this website isn't the ability to feed words to celebrities, but in the actual expressed purpose of Lee's project. He says it pretty well himself in his manifesto:

"Our communal spaces are being overrun with ads. Train stations, streets, squares, busses, and subways now scream one message after another at us. Once considered "public," these spaces are increasingly being seized by corporations to propagate their messages solely in the interest of profit. Armed with heavy budgets, their marketing tactics are becoming more and more aggressive and manipulative. We the public, are both target and victim of this media attack.

The Bubble Project is the counterattack.
The Bubbles are the ammunition.
Once placed on ads, these stickers transform the corporate monologue into an open dialogue. They encourage anyone to fill them in with any form of self expression, free from censorship.

More Bubbles mean more freed spaces, more sharing of personal thoughts, more reactions to current events, and more importantly, more imagination and fun."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, a little strong, a little wordy, but you get the idea. He offers visitors to his website the ability to print our their own bubbles and put them anywhere they want. Is this defacement of public property? Yeah, maybe. But if you go through the Street Bubbles and see what people have written you'll some pretty great quotes. And if you aren't down for disrupting the public, they are equally fun to print out and put around the office.

 

Seth Plattner
Featured Blogger
Inventor Spot Team

 

Comments
Aug 21, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

What Paris is Thinking

"Oh, My God!  Tell me I didn't just $u@k that guy off."

Aug 22, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris' Thought:

I like to use my make-believe cell phone when I make myself believe I have a friend.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris

"It is really hard trying to think to myself....  Was that a hot flash, or did I just piss my pants?"

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

My face is so beautiful,

I can't help but touch myself. 

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA,L

I can't hear you say those awful things about me.  Besides, it is none of your business how many guys and gals I have slept with already.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

DAH!!!!!!!

The picture is complete--all her thoughts are EMPTY.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris: "Okay, just let me think a minute....

I heard myself fart, so I covered my ear with my left hand.  Now , I think, all I have to do is cover my nose with my right hand.....but will people know what I'm doing?"

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

She is trying to get in contact with her so-called brain

"Hello?  Anyone home up there?"

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris: "HAH! You are ALL wrong about my intelligence.

Things do NOT go in one ear and straight out the other."

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

"Oh, my! I am soooo talented!

 I can get an orgasm just by looking at a man's crotch.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris

"You'll have to pay me more if you want a photo of my entire face."

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

A reporter asked Paris how she thought she could improve herself

.....her mind drew a blank.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

That's what always comes out of Paris' mouth:

white noise.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

That's not white noise

it is a clear condom full of come--she almost swallowed it.

Aug 23, 2007
by Anonymous Paris (not verified)

That is so ignorant to say I'm dum

I got a Gee Eee Dee.

Aug 25, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Damn!`

I thought I had a thought, but it is gone.

Aug 25, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris

"I love giving head--but why can't I ever hear the guys coming?"

Aug 25, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I had to touch my face

to be sure that I'm the beautiful woman in the mirror!

Aug 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

"I don't mind having lesbian sex in the cells,

but I DO mind getting my hair messed up."

Aug 26, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

"I know exactly what Jan Brady was going through--

I also hear voices, but they say, 'Martha, Martha, Martha' . That prison psychiatrist was such a waste of my precious time.   Oh, and people say I got off easy--he didn't last ten seconds."

Aug 27, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

What Paris Has On Her Mind

"Dumb, dumb, dumb!  When will I ever learn?  That has to be the hundredth guy named 'Dick' who has a pathetic, puny penis.  I gotta remember that 'Dick' is just a name and I don't always have to do EVERY Dick I meet."

Aug 28, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris' Thought

"I HATE when I get seman in my hair!"

Aug 29, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris: Oh, My God!

My artificial ear fell off.  Wonder if my breast implants and reconstructed vagina and anus are next?

Sep 2, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I just heard someone in the crowd call me stupid again!

If only I could think of something--anything--intelligent to say.....but I can't.

Sep 3, 2007
by Anonymous Paris Good (not verified)

DAH

"I just did the guys in 101, 102, 105, 108, 212, 214, 218, 310, 312, 316, and 412. I'll get to the fith and sixth floors this afternoon.  I don't understand why people want to know how the "Hilton Head Hotel" got its name.  And they call ME stupid."

Sep 7, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris:

"I thought I lost my dildo, but now that I'm walking down the street I can feel it in my a$$."

Sep 8, 2007
by Anonymous Paris (not verified)

Gee,

I thought that lady astronaut's idea of wearing a diaper would also be useful during a night out of town, but I don't know what to do now that I've soiled mine.

Sep 9, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Paris:

I have several maps and atlases but I still can't find the U.S. on a map.

Sep 15, 2007
by Anonymous Paris (not verified)

Paris: "Damn!....

I should have worn panties--I can feel my yeast infection dripping...."

Sep 15, 2007
by Anonymous Paris (not verified)

"I've got to get my composure....

I just splashed shit on the walls in the Starbuck's bathroom and would DIE if anyone found out that I did it."