Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Odds and Ends

Today, I thought I would share some of the wackier photos from my iPhone. Quant images captured in the various wanderings of The Preacher and The Queen.

Would you like to dance big boy? This is a rather prickly piece of art spotted at a gallery in east Fort Worth. The same artist had a similar piece decorated completely in pennies. Asking price? $25,000. My question: who, in their right mind, pays $25,000 for a mannequin covered in pennies? I have to admit, though, whoever thunk this up had a pretty eye catching idea.

I was in the check out line at an Ace Hardware store when I spotted this one. It was my profile picture on Facebook for a while. I love it. It makes me crack up everytime.

I spotted this one at the local Walgreen's, and I even had to call The Queen over to show her I wasn't making it up. Kinda reminds me of a movie where these kids discover their neighborhood is inhabited by all the old movie monsters, but the monsters are real. The kids are fighting Wolfman one night, and one of the kids manages to kick Wolfman in the groin. Wolfman howls in pain, and kid says "Whoa, Wolfman's got nads." Can't remember the name of the movie though. It was funny/sad.

I'm slowly driving along in a strip center parking lot after dinner one night with The Queen, and she says: "Did you see that?" I said, "No, what?" She said, "Back up. You've got to see this." This was the display from a store that sells...ahem..."Club Attire". Who knew they made mannequins like this?


  1. I had to stare at the first picture before I realized it was covered in yellow colored pencils....ouch.

    The two "health and beauty" products are hilarious...the one that cracks me up is Zim's Crack Cream. Google it.

    The mannequin....scary. These are the things that, as the mother of boys, gets my dander up. I would hope that the only place my boys see a woman dressed that way is in their bedroom...after the vows.
    Well, a mom can dream can't she??

    Great pics, K.

  2. Mel, I apologize for the picture quality. iPhone cameras are a step up from the phone cameras we had just a couple of years ago, but they still don't even come close to the image quality of the Kodak digital camera I got 10 years ago. And let's not talk about newer digital cameras.

    Crack Cream is funny. It would have been funnier if it were a product for diaper rash. Another good one is The Original Bag Balm.

    Lastly, yeah, I was very surprised to find that there are "bigger than life" mannequins. I'm generally oblivious to that sort of thing...note that it took The Queen to point this item out to me.


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