Message of the Day – Who You Gonna Call?

At the Old Capitol Art Fair the weekend before last in Springfield, we found a photographer who photoshops images into usually old photos.

The one you see below of the Ghostbuster Pillsbury Dough Boy behind a state capitol caught my attention.

[Correction by a reader – That big, white guy is the┬áStay Puft Marshmallow Man, not the Pillsbury Dough Boy.]

Certainly both sides would love an exorcism–

  • the Republicans of Mike Madigan
  • the Democrats of Bruce Rauner
When I first looked at this image, I thought it was the Illinois State Capitol. It's not. It's Wisconsin's State Capitol.

When I first looked at this image, I thought it was the Illinois State Capitol. It’s not. It’s Wisconsin’s State Capitol. ┬áNext year, maybe the artist will bring something similar with the Illinois State Capitol.

This was created by “skeletons in your closet photography,” Laura and Paul Meddaugh, who live near Madison, Wisconsin.

The husband was a teacher from a conservative suburb who got laid off, if I got the story correctly, after Governor Scott Walker’s legislative program passed.

The image is posted with permission.

I suggested that before they left town, they should take a photo of the Illinois State Capitol and bring more than one similar piece to sell next year.

The paid have a Facebook page:
The couple must like the Dough Boy, too, because the image is featured on their Facebook page:

Skeletons in your closet photography Facebook page.

Skeletons in your closet photography Facebook page.

Their email address is

The phone number is 606-249-8399.

And from the demonstrations against Governor Scott Walker:

A self-identified University of Wisconsin student carries a sign saying, "

One sign says, “Teabagers are too stupid to understand that he is screwing you too!”


Message of the Day – Who You Gonna Call? — 16 Comments

  1. No, that’s not McHenry County’s Pillsbury Dough Boy.

    That’s his brother.

    Our Pillsbury Dough Boy is an Attorney and he is a lot fatter, a lot happier and full of dough. In other words, he’s on the take…lol…

    In fact, our Pillsbury Dough Boy is “GINORMOUS”

    And believe me folks, he is not sharing anytime soon.

  2. FACT CHECK: It’s the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, not the Pillsbury Doughboy.

  3. Thank you, Sean.

    My older brother actually did a lot of commercial artwork for Sta Puff when he was still in Illinois (back in the day).

    Nice to know someone remembers that product.

  4. I find the sign that says “This is a peaceful protest” kind of funny, when viewed in the light of the tens of thousands of dollars in damage done to the capitol building in Madison.

  5. It’s ok Cal.

    We are both too old.

    I have the Sta Puf Fabric softener confused with Stay Puft marshmallows.

    Two entirely different products.

    Homophones are confusing.

  6. Received an urgent message this morning that the puff guy at the Wisconsin Capital is in fact a clone of ERIC C, AKA FRANK Z.

    Run for the hills, before he explodes!

  7. Its just amazing how you turn the table on others when you are in fact the stalker.

    You have no self control and you have hurt so many people.

    Further, you have lost any and all credibility.

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