Purdue wallpaper

Submitted by Blue Indy on October 24th, 2011 at 1:03 PM

So let's put aside for the moment that we lost (again) to our in-state rival, and that they went out and beat B1G juggernaut Wisconsin, thus decreasing our chances of winning the West Legends division even if we win out... grrrr. Yes, let's put all of that aside, and focus on... HOMECOMING! Purdue comes to the Big House this weekend sporting a 2-1 conference record after Illinois chocked an impressive win over Illinois.

My original idea for a wallpaper was to focus on a "Boilermaker pun," which of course begged the question what the heck a Boilermaker looks like! Purdue went with this interpretation, but when I checked Google, I came up with this:

which is quite literally a man making a boiler. And even though that welding helmet was begging for wings, I decided to go in a different direction when I was going through the attic for Halloween decorations and came across the toy train that goes around our Christmas tree. I don't know why, but toy trains make laugh, so I give you the following:





October 24th, 2011 at 2:33 PM ^

Great job. I like the subtle comparision of Purdue to a toy choo-choo train. It is quite funny (for some reason). I think another funny one (maybe for next year?) could focus of the World's Large Drum, which has also always seemed silly to me.

Thanks again!

Gulo Gulo Luscus

October 24th, 2011 at 5:50 PM ^

i remember having the exact style of connecting train track building blocks depicted in your wallpaper.  think the accompanying train pieces had magnets on front/back (except for engine/caboose respectively) so you could connect those too.  fine work as always and thanks for jogging some childhood memories.


October 25th, 2011 at 12:19 AM ^

Our bullet trains have wings...well, more like a maglev propulsion system, and aerodynamic nose-cones. And even without that, they always run on AC power...dangit, but that's normally provided by a boiler. Fine I guess there's a place for boilermakers.

Either way awesome job as always, Blue Indy. Toy trains ARE hilarious.