Gleaner than you ever thought possible

Two versions of The Gleaners by Millet

To the left, “The Gleaners” by Jean-François Millet (1857). To the right, a revision approved for inclusion in the Gluten Free Museum, dedicated to erasing all images of this deadly poison in the documentation of everyday life.

(Via Jeff Faria.)





5 comments

  1. backwoods conservative »

    15 April 2015 · 9:00 pm

    Considering how much I love bread, I must be guilty of gluteny.

  2. CGHill »

    15 April 2015 · 10:40 pm

    Just happened to glance at a bottle of up&up (Target brand) acetaminophen caplets; it’s marked “GLUTEN FREE.”

  3. fillyjonk »

    16 April 2015 · 7:13 am

    The one I find even funnier, in a social-commentary sort of way, is the cowboy (I don’t think it was the artist who drew Tintin but it looked like his style) where the wheat stalk was replaced with a “more acceptable” cigarette.

    (Years back, I was at a conference where the Aldo Leopold Center had a booth. The guy manning it and I got to talking and at one point he asked me, “Can you tell how the photo of Leopold was altered when it was made into a poster?” It turned out the cigarette in his hand had been Photoshopped out to make it more “friendly” to show schoolchildren. (I guessed that they took the pipe out of his pocket – I knew Leopold smoked a pipe….so I was close)

  4. Jay »

    16 April 2015 · 11:24 am

    Wheat (gluten) products are becoming the peanut products of the 21st century. Wondering when the knock on the door will come from ‘Child Services’ asking about the peanut butter sandwich my son took to school for lunch.

  5. fillyjonk »

    16 April 2015 · 8:53 pm

    “Are you now, or have you ever been, a bread-baker?”

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