Lots of picture variants and the lines on Fark included:
GeeGee LOL, nice touch on the one in his hand. I wonder what could be patented in that field...
Thank you for noticing that! I've been wanting to add a little steampunk to a shop for a while now. Thought the Patent Office might be a good choice.
I can't see what's the big deal about "colorizing" all this shiat. Why in the early days of TV all we'd have to do is put a nice piece of colored plastic over the round screen and - VOILA!! colored TV!
Photoshop as the 21st century L.H.O.O.Q. (French slang -- "Elle a chaud au cul." [referring to the postcard image of Mona Lisa with a moustache])
Collage culture and mashups
L.H.O.O.Q.--Internet-Related Derivative Works [Duchamp laboriously altered the postcard before adding the moustache]
***Update. As of August 20, 2009, no one commented on the detail of the "adjusted" photo on Fark. An enlargement is included:
One IPBiz reader "connected the dots" between the Fark picture and the reference to LHOOQ:
Poor clerk needs to find himself a woman. For his sake I hope elle a chaud au cul.