Some Images, Once Seen, Cannot Be Unseen

by Joey deVilla on December 15, 2004

If you’ve never seen the infamous “goatse” image (you’ll have to find it yourself, but it’s not too hard — the image is NOT work-safe!), consider yourself lucky. The rest of us are cursed to see the “goatse” image everywhere [main page is safe for work].

I now see it on the covers of magazines…

Photo: Time magazine showing two hands pulling apart the American flag.

…and books…

Photo: Cover of 'Building Accessible Websites'.

…and product packaging…

Photo: Glad bags packaging.

…and even Disney cartoons:

Anitmation: Disney cartoon showing Pluto flexing his butt prior to sitting on an egg in a henhouse.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous December 15, 2004 at 10:57 am

Just keeping your hand in it, eh?

Anonymous December 15, 2004 at 2:10 pm

Ha, I hadn’t seen that “Plutoatse” one.


Debbie February 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm


I’m putting together a handbook for designers on designing access and I have a section on Accessible Websites. There is a picture by Joe Clark that I would like to include in this handbook. Can you please let me know if this is possible.


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