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Mouse or Balloon People Porn? It's All In the Eye of the Beholder.

One of the apps I use to edit photos on my iPhone is Iris Photo Suite. In the FX part of the app, there is little icon for Art FX that has always confused me. I have circled it in red in the image below:

Iris Photo Suite screen capture

I could never figure out what it was, because I was sure that it wasn't what I thought it looked like. It couldn't be, because I thought it looked like...

wait for it...

TWO BALLOON PEOPLE HAVING SEX.

I knew it couldn't be that, so I looked and looked and looked at it this afternoon, because I just could not fathom that a group of creatives sat around a table and decided that TWO BALLOON PEOPLE HAVING SEX was the perfect icon for Art FX.

And then it finally hit me after months of giggling at the two porny balloon people. It's MICKEY MOUSE:

Iris Photo Suite Art FX icon

This has been bugging me for months, and now I feel like I just failed some kind of basic psychological test, and you're all going HMMMMM and mentally writing me out a prescription.

If you are, can you make that prescription out for something smooth and slow like those 1970s disco biscuits that the educational films of my youth made look so good? Thanks.

Spring Sunset

Me at Aiming Low: Glamour Shots FTW, Complete with Screech, Lemmy and David Bowie