Smurf City, here we come!

June 10, 2011


Blog Guy, can you please help settle a bet with my haberdasher’s manicurist?

Again with the bets and the random occupations? What’s this one about?

She says there’s a whole town somewhere that has been turned into a Smurf village – you know, the little blue cartoon characters – and I say she’s totally nuts.

Actually, she’s absolutely right. Sony chose a little village in southern Spain for the world premiere of their new movie, “The Smurfs 3D,” and they painted the whole shebang blue.

Painted the whole shebang, huh? Is that all they did?

That isn’t quite clear. I’ve heard reports of Sony thugs going around and forcibly painting the villagers blue, as well,

It seems the locals also have to travel around on their knees so they will appear more Smurf-like, talk in squeaky voices and adopt humiliating names that play on their weaknesses.

You mean like Greedy Smurf and Lazy Smurf?

Yes, and Wino Smurf, Incontinent Smurf, Facial Warts Smurf, Floozy Smurf, and so on.

Wow! That’s horrible! Anything else?

Well, you know how cartoon characters only have three fingers and a thumb? There are some very disturbing rumors about how that’s being handled…

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Top: A general view of the village of Juzcar, near Malaga, southern Spain, June 9, 2011. The facades of the houses of Juzcar are being painted blue after Sony chose it for the world premiere of new movie “The Smurfs 3D” on June 16. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Left: Painters paint the facade of a house in Juzcar. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Right: Spectators dressed as smurfs look on during the first cricket test match between England and Sri Lanka at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, Wales May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Lower left: A Smurf

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Thanks Spin, I figured you’d catch that…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Hey look, it’s CrowGirl! Second Smurf from the left there!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Has Sony signed up Sarah Palin to play “Talk to the hand Smurf”?

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Mr.Pilot, are you sure that’s CG? I think its Cam’s sister…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Shra, I think that’s Cam’s sister sitting next to CG!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Manicurist? Where I come from, it’s simple. Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman’s jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Shra & ifly … Sis was feeling kinda blue that day so, she decided to stay home.

I wonder when smurfs grow up, do they join the Blue Man Group?

I wonder, is there a Blue Woman Group?

I wonder, is BG a smurf?

My mind wanders.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Oh, I’m sorry, I thought that WAS the England cricket team.
My mistake.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

I’m outraged. I’ve never worn that much make up in my life.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

My parole officer’s bookie sent this one:

Here haiku abounds
Spin was first to render one
We all imitate

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

My parole officer’s bookie sent this one:

Here haiku abounds
Spin was first to render one
We all imitate

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

No need to feel blue…join the OE Blog Network!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

We’re goin to Smurf City ’cause it’s blue & fun
You know we’re goin’ to Smurf City. Tweets from congressmen: none!
Yeah, we’re goin’ to Smurf City cause the bugs aren’t tall
You know we’re goin’ to Smurf City, doughnuts for all!
Two dozen shoes for every girl!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

thanks, Spin! ‘Surf City’ is actually a Jan & Dean song (I thought it was the Beach Boys too).

and Shra, before you zap me for that little factoid, notice the shameless pandering to you in the last line 😉 If you still must zap, I will accept my punishment.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Lol!! Will let ya go this time, Georgia..
should let you know though, you just used your once-in-a-lifetime-zapper-pass. :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I loved Smurfette when I was young…but who didn’t? 😛

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

thanks, Shra! That’s a great way to start (and hopefully end) the week: zap free 😛

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

I wonder why Sony didn’t choose the heritage town of Jodhpur in western India, also known as Blue City. See for yourself: 4231/jodhpur-fort-91.3.html

Posted by ayazonline | Report as abusive