Eyebomb, therefore, I am.

That’s right, after a distinctly maudlin post about baddies and world affairs I’ve an even whingier one coming next week about what, in the name of heaven, I write next I thought it might be time to add a little light fluff to proceedings.

Enter eyebombing. If you haven’t tried eyebombing you should. It’s a scream, it’s a little bit naughty, a little bit out there and yet at the same time, harmless. Eyebombing delivers that delicious frisson you get from being bad because it’s naughty and you’re not meant to, without the pang of worry that it might hurt someone.

Here’s what you do.

  1. Find a bit of street furniture that looks like it could be a face.
  2. Stick eyes on it to make it come alive.
  3. Photograph it.
  4. Repeat.

Is it illegal? Um… probably but it’s not as if sticking googly eyes on things does any damage. They can be peeled off, after all.


Above, Bolougne, below, Mum’s kitchen: I should have eyebombed the whole bunch of carrots.

IMG_1878 IMG_1883

Some work better than others.

IMG_1876 IMG_1760 IMG_1735

Some don’t work at all: I hoped this would look like one of the characters from Robots. It doesn’t.


Others work better than you expect: These are all objects in and around Bury St Edmunds, where I live.

20140915_153945 20140915_153135 20140306_12202520140217_15251620131211_085224 20131231_141907 20140105_121318 GooglyJoy IMG_0614 IMG_0876 IMG_0877 IMG_1054IMG_1088

You can find more eyebombing at eyebombing.com


Filed under General Wittering

30 responses to “Eyebomb, therefore, I am.

  1. Methinks you have a little too much free time MTM LOL – but I agree – it looks like FUN πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. Didn’t realize there was a name for this type of thing. Maybe the fire extinguisher would work if it was upside down?

  3. Thanks for my morning smile.

  4. This was so brilliant I mentally eyebombed your blog post.

  5. Glad you enjoyed it everyone. It makes walking the route to school fun: what shall I eyebomb next? Then you plan, decide, pick your eyes and stick them on a plastic bag. When you get to the object it’s quick and easy to pop they eyes on and take a snap.



  6. Reblogged this on willmacmillanjones and commented:
    O K, we are all a little bit mad, aren’t we? I’m off to buy some eyes.

  7. I love this idea! Watch out Cornwall, here I come! x

  8. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    When all else fails to get rid of that writers block – go out and do something daft and harmless – like this!
    It may not clear the block, but it will bring a smile to your face and everyone else’s as well (except whoever has to go around removing the stickies) πŸ˜€
    Oh – and DON’T GET CAUGHT DOING IT πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. Woo Hoo, looks like great fun.

  10. Ali Isaac

    Hilarious! You just made my day… why would anyone want to remove them? I’m off to buy a bag of googly eyes…

  11. I defy anyone not to look at those photos and smile! I might have to buy a packet! πŸ™‚

  12. Sheer poetry! I love it.

  13. david staniforth

    Great fun, Mary. Eyes are on the shopping list :~)

  14. Such fun! Some great faces!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.