A beep to the system

The staff at Minneapolis’ Acme Foundry, home of quality gray and ductile iron castings, were surprised to see what had been done to the building over the weekend:

Acme Foundry with additional Warner Bros. cartoon characters

Although the business manager is almost certainly telling it straight: “We’ve been in business for over 100 years. I’m surprised it took this long.”

The Super Genius (Carnivorous vulgaris) and his intended prey (Accelleratii incredibus) actually first appeared in 1949, so Acme had at least a 35-year head start, or as much as Wile E. probably needs.

The figures are made of cardboard, and won’t last through a Minnesota winter, but what the heck.

(Via Fark.)


  1. McGehee »

    7 November 2014 · 6:57 pm

    And those cutouts look like they’re from the 1949 debut cartoon.

  2. fillyjonk »

    8 November 2014 · 6:11 am

    The grocery store in the town where I grew up was called Acme.

    They did not, to the best of my knowledge, sell rocket jetpacks or high explosives.

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