2017 has been a barren wasteland of a year, where all that is solid has melted into air, all that is holy has been profaned, and man is at last compelled to face the fact that they’re probably going to make another Minion movie. A bizarre and terrifying year deserves a bizarre and terrifying trend, and one of the trends this year birthed was the idea of a “cursed image.”
A “cursed image” is any kind of image that fills the viewer with inexplicable confusion and dread, whether due to the photo’s poor quality or the distressing things depicted in it. There are no real, solid criteria for what makes an image cursed; you know a cursed image when you see it. If you’ve ever looked up pictures of a furless Tickle-Me-Elmo doll, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Not all of these 25 inexplicable photos are cursed, but all of them carry the central feature of a cursed image: the sense of looking on a familiar scene to find it somehow changed, as though you’d strolled a few universes over by mistake. Make of them what you will — just don’t come complaining to me when you end up with a mildly-cursed computer.
1. People often like to say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, I’m here to tell you that, nope, the path to hell isn’t a road, it’s a set of stairs, and every step of the descent is marked by the cackling of these unholy beasts. The 90’s were a truly wretched time.
2. When I’m up to my knees in stress and I’m trying to play it cool, with full knowledge that my pretensions towards normalcy are not helping the situation and may actually be making everything worse: