Are globes garbage? I’ve certainly never thought so. Even if the tape around the middle is starting to come up and the Congo is called Zaire, an old globe is still a nice addition to a room…right?
WRONG! Turns out an old globe isn’t a timeless artifact; it’s just an obsolete device that needs to be “upcycled.” Globes have been ruined in many ways in the history of the internet, but the method of the moment also happens to be one of the DIY fads I love to hate: Painting them with chalkboard paint.
And what an improvement!
This mom was similarly grandiose with the globe she painted for her son Charm*:
If you can’t think of anything to write, that doesn’t mean you have to deny your globe the coat of paint it so badly needs.
…Some “upcyclers” do seem to remember the globe’s basic function. Kind of.
It looks like maybe you didn’t “search the world over,” but only from New York to, like, El Paso, Texas? And what’s the point in painting the inaccurate outlines of continents on there in green paint and then drawing around them?
Here’s one more before-and-after and, just to twist the knife, a quote from the perpetrator.“I was incredibly loathe to paint this globe. I loved the colors and it was so vintage!”
Is it passe to use rage comics? Because this lower right panel.
** What? Did I say anything? I did not. Stop looking at me!