Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns

One could argue that I titled this post “Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns” as a cynical ploy to get people to read it. Can anybody really resist looking at something THAT bad?

Probably not. Look how many truly awful movies have gone on to become huge cult classics. “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” for example. Or “Killer Klowns From Outer Space.” Or “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

But the featured photo alone should be proof that, in this case, I mean business. It is a tall, skinny quadrangle that has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. But I did have to give my QUADS a workout to get up to that quadrangle and I think I quadrupled my stupidity by even taking a picture of it. (See what you’re in for if you continue reading this?)

The tail of this weather vane has six sides. My personality has six sides too, and posting this picture shows my VAIN side. Hahahahaha. (And my boring side too.)

I noticed that the “Y” in the YMCA logo is made up of two polygons: a red hexagon and an orange triangle. WHY would I post such a thing? (LOL at my pun.)
A star like this one is a decagon. With ten sides, this figure is the STAR of my polygon quest so far. (Good luck trying not to groan at that one.)

Please don’t put a HEX on me for taking a picture of two blue hexagons (and a quadragon.) I might need some kind of analysis because it’s the logo of a dialysis clinic.

I SURE WOULD like to know who left this six-sided Sher-Wood hockey stick by the ice rink. (OMG, that was actually a pretty good one.)

I used the stick to slapshot The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong into the rectangular goal, thereby attaining my GOAL of total ridiculousness. (I deserve a slapshot in the face for that pun.)

For some reason I always thought it was Oscar Wilde who famously said, “the pun is the lowest form of wit.” Just now, I consulted Google and learned it was first written by an English playwright named John Dennis. That was 300 years ago. That made me feel pretty LOW — until I read a little further and learned Dennis added, “it is therefore the foundation of all wit.”

And the picture coming up next should prove to be the foundation of a DIMWIT.

Yup, I FOUND this foundation of dimwitticism just above the foundation of a house. By my count, those beige panels have 20 sides, which makes them “icosogons.” And that clearly makes ME the icon of icosogons.

With that, I conclude my search for polygons this month. That’s it. I’ve found every single polygon there is to find in MY Town.

But I’ll probably be back with something else this month . . . if I can think of anything.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

10 response to "Really, Really, REALLY Bad Polygon Pictures and Puns"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: January 9, 2021

    An icosogon! Congratulations just for knowing the right name for it. And great shot of Mr Bing Bong in goal. Or is that in gaol?

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 9, 2021

      Tons of fun puns!
      Nice mullions and muntins too!

    • By: gregblood Posted: January 10, 2021

      “Icosagon” was one of three things I had to Google while posting this. I’m not that smart. I liked your GAOL pun a lot, sir.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: January 9, 2021

    Very creative use of puns and polygons – nice job! I am of the opinion that the Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the worst movies to ever grace this earth. I like your post much better.

    • By: gregblood Posted: January 10, 2021

      I agree about the horror of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” even though I do appreciate a lot of campy humor. (For example, I am a big fan of the old Batman TV series with Adam West.) Thank you for saying you like my post much better than “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Small praise is better than no praise.

  3. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 10, 2021

    “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” not a good movie, you can’t be serious. It’s quirky, weird and deliciously outrageous.

    • By: gregblood Posted: January 10, 2021

      Yes, it is all of those things, but “quirky, weird, and deliciously outrageous” does not necessarily make a good piece of film-making. Sometimes it does though — check out “Blue Velvet” or “Fargo.”

      • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 10, 2021

        RHPS is fun though, dancing, singing etc. you either get it or you don’t I suppose.

        I admit there are a few places where it does get quiet but overall great.

        We had cinemas here where everyone would dress up as the characters and watch the movie at midnight.

  4. By: BobinVT Posted: January 10, 2021

    I’m feeling this is so educational. I’m learning a whole bunch of new names for polygons. By the way, our favorite bad movie is Tremors. Only the first one with Kevin Bacon. All the sequels are awful, and not in a good way.

    • By: gregblood Posted: January 10, 2021

      I’ve never seen “Tremors,” though I have heard of it. I might have to check it out. I’ve always thought Kevin Bacon was an under-rated actor.

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