Friday, March 23, 2012
ILE D'YEU? YEAH I'LL DO YOU!!
Thanks to Big Shoe Reader Brett for this amazing find among a cluster of metal signs at a local thrift store. To the trained Big Shoe eye, the sign of course reads "I'll Do You." YEAH YOU WILL!! But to someone with access to Wikipedia, the sign also references a small island off the coast of France famous for its tuna a lobster fishing. Ile d'You has a rich history: It was evangelized by Irish monks in the fourth century, ravished by Vikings in the ninth, monasticized in honor of St. Stephen in the 10th, and played host to sea-faring artist Jean Rigaud for many years in the early twentieth century. A rich diversity summed up in one phrase by a dumb American porn star, "I'll do you....huh huh huh."