Here's Brutus Buckeye in a Red Onion

By 11W Staff on June 4, 2014 at 5:40p

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BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

I wonder if onions arranged for a license.

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TheBadOwl's picture

If that guy has media credentials, I bet OSU is going to threaten to take them away unless he gives them the onion.

EDIT: Or they'll take away 11W's credentials for saying the onion looks like Brutus.

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

Looks like a TMNT to me.  Order me a Pizza

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MordenoftheSith's picture

Sorry, but it looks more like a Battletoad!


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GoBucks713's picture

Nah, looks like my ex-wife.

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MordenoftheSith's picture

You mean the onion and your ex-wife are similar in that they both make you view the world through tears...

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GoBucks713's picture

That, and the fact that they are both dirty and smell bad.

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Crumb's picture

The offseason sucks.

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Hovenaut's picture

That's a scarlet onion.


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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Making Michigan Men cry since 1890

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DoubleB's picture

As a former restaurant manager all I can think is Mr Onion cutter needs to wash his hands if he's working with food.



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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Onion Brutus, so dope, make a grow man cry. 

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Go1Bucks's picture

10 minutes ago, Ohio State University issued a statement to all red onion growers to cease and desist any and all semblance of facial caricatures of Brutus Buckeye in further onion growing processes or suffer legal suit. Reportedly from the office of Gene "Huh?, Not me! " Smith

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Yes!! This is what we are about... It's the secret to why we have tears of joy when we crush the hopes and dreams of TTUN (side note: sippin' my nectar of choice to this image is therapeutic).

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CALPOPPY's picture

That's an Allium analogy.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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brband64's picture

Root for the Buckeyes.

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dubjayfootball90's picture
I saw the picture, then said 'nope' twice... Dunzo...

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Whoa Nellie's picture

Have that on toast?  A pancake?

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MAVBuck's picture

That just made me cry

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BroJim's picture

Looks kinda like a TMNT

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BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

Here comes the nerdy: This phenomenon is called "Pareidolia."

Why do we see Brutus in an onion?  Faces in the geological features of Mars?  It has been to our evolutionary advantage to try and lend some shape and meaning to the randomness around us.  Think of it this way.  You're a "caveman" walking around the African savannah.  You hear a bunch of branches crack and start running, guessing there's a hungry panther nearby.  If there's no panther, you don't really lose anything.  But if you "guessed" correctly, you might just have saved yourself from being dinner.  (As a result, you can have more babies that are likely to act on the basis of pareidolia, which means that those babies are more likely to live long enough to make babies likely to act because of pareidolia...and so on.)

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741's picture

Look at the big brain on BPL!

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bedheadjc's picture

Been trying to work up a comment on the "seeing Jesus in toast" phenomenon and wondering what sort of crowd would now descend on this eatery (?)...the same crowd of wailing 50yo Hispanic women "I SEEE HEEM!"....or something else more Ohioan? More Lutheran? A potluck of babushka ladies maybe storming the place? Mustache grandmas with their purses. "Praise Jesus, Brutus is making me cry...SEE...TEARS!"


BlueBayou's picture

Seeing Jesus in toast may have been first, butt its definitely old news now.  Even though it may be the number 2 strangest place you've seen Jesus, you certainly won't forget it.

*Sorry, I tried to shrink this big ass picture, but wouldn't get any smaller than this.  Must be divine intervention.


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BlueBayou's picture

Brutus looks angry

Darn right he looks angry.  Look at the picture.  Somebody sliced him in half!

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Very cool!  He should be stepping on a Wolverine though!

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MN Buckeye's picture

Just beautiful. I love onions.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

His eyes! They follow me wherever I go! *tears up*

Phillips.449's picture

I have an Idea!  Just call it "Eat Too, Red Onion" and we will all know what you mean

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ULuvLucy's picture

This reminds me of the time I glanced down and noticed the sandwich I was eating looked like the state of Ohio.


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Barnsey69's picture

Where else can you get anything from onion Brutus, to dog bunghole Jesus, to top-notch Buckeye recruiting news...this place truly has it all!

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Alex Boones Liver's picture

I saw a vision of Brady Hoke this morning, but I flushed it before I took a picture.

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Go1Bucks's picture

I keep looking at the onion for a laugh.  Can anyone find an onion with Gene's face? lol

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