Ikea Stonehenge

17 Feb

This just in from the “It’s a Rather Gloomy Day and I Need a Good Laugh” Department:

Ikea Stonehenge, from How to Be a Retronaut (be sure to check out their 1976 version of Facebook, while you’re there). I don’t know how many of my students have experienced the universally exasperating experience of assembling anything from Ikea (the closest locations are in Chicago and the Twin Cities), but if you’ve worked your way through one of Ikea’s picture-based instruction sheets–which are designed to make sense to all of Ikea’s international customers, regardless of the language spoken–you can see that this parody is right on.

I can’t resist quoting Spinal Tap (again, it is a dreary day):

In ancient times…
Hundreds of years before the dawn of history
Lived a strange race of people… the Druids

No one knows who they were or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock… Of Stonehenge

Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge! Where a man’s a man
And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan

Turn it up to 11, all….


One Response to “Ikea Stonehenge”


  1. Facebook, 1976 « Delineation of Design - April 20, 2011

    […] As mentioned in Design 3 this morning (just before Bob Barker, yo). Credit: How To Be A Retronaut, who also gave us Ikea Stonehenge. […]

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