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By on January 21, 2011, with 42 Comments

Remember when South Park was in its very beginning? I remember there was this crazy dude character named Towelie, who was in fact a speaking towel whose only interest was getting stoned (?!). Hilarious! If my memory serves me well, he was a result of a terrible army experiment gone wrong. Dunno why this animation below made me remember of Towelie, but I think it has something to do with that tune “Won’t ya get me down, to funky town” he sang all the time. Anyhow, concentrate on the red dot in the middle of the .gif below, wait for the counter to drop to zero, and watch the black and white town turn colorful without consuming any illegal substances! Drugs are bad, illusions are awesome!

  • David

    Haha, this is awesome :D

  • skylark

    It is similar to a power satation chase scene in a bat-man film or carnival train illusion

  • breandan

    Cool, pity it only lasts a second.

  • NeeL

    The colors (added by my mind) reminds me of my nieces sidewalk chalk colors. :)

    Anyway, nice illusion!

  • Rickford

    I’m not sure it is working right. I could see the colors changing out of the corner of my eye with only part of the illusion showing on my home page.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    Totally WILD !!! That is great. Give me some more of that……….

  • Abraham

    I do not see anything fill me in

    • Katie

      Dude, you have to stare at the dot when it turns color and then like yeah…

  • ZL123

    Cool! Tada!
    “Drugs are bad, illusions are awesome!”
    It’s a pity it only lasts one second.

  • qwertyuiop

    wow thats really cool!

  • skylark

    it would be a really nice music album cover about trolley services with a dj and tour guide
    excellent art concept

  • skylark

    I would really love to see another one like this with a “candy store” in it.

  • Lizzie

    I see pretty colors! :D

  • philip horn

    reminds me of the 70′s days,cool trip

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Dokka/557608875 Brian Dokka

    Very Cool!

  • Jimy


  • Theo Adams

    The old ones are the best :P

  • I Carlos

    omg that was so cool

  • olivia

    thats ace

  • Jess

    it looks brilliant :)

  • Richard S.

    ABSOTIVELY the best illusion of it’s type I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of them.

  • Care Bear

    There are no doors! Kenny is in there! You killed Kenny. You … Never mind. This one is a keeper. It even worked on me. Keep ‘em coming.

  • Nicole

    haha this is so awesome!

  • Mary

    Loved it. Just try not to blink for as long as you can after the effect kicks in.

  • dancer

    Take me to FUNKY TOWN oh take me to FUNKY TOWN :)

  • Kidsrock12347

    i dont find it cool its kinda lame

  • Asad

    I think it’s fake colors are changed by animation.

    See how?

    Scroll down 4 a while when town is black and white after 3 to 4 sex passed move scroll to upward you see colors.
    And when counting reaches 10 again scroll down and after 10-12 seconds of Tada move upward no colors.
    it means no illusion it’s just animation.


    All who say coll illusion are really dump.
    Bye bye bye

  • David Garrido

    It’s just a animated gift, like all the other gifts that was maded long long time ago, in the very begining of the pc animation… a fake one… and a obvious one…

  • neni


    It’s called successive contrast.
    Google it…

  • zack forbing

    Drugs r really bad

    • Frayham


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  • alFReD

    ppl who says its lame, didn’t find out what its talking about… look more carefully…

  • Nikko

    way too cool

  • Pog

    This is great ! Look more carefully. Try using your eyes and not your mouth , fingers I mean

  • Rascal

    Cool, but you forgot to credit it: https://varuas.deviantart.com/gallery/

  • http://gmail.com kat

    so cool!

  • mya

    nice it worked sooo cool

  • Aryan

    totally cool and cheesy effect !

  • mickeyc

    luv it

  • Bella

    really cool!!!!

  • Someone

    kewl! It’s really cute and colourful too :)
    (and yes, I am canadian.)