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A few things I've been meaning to share [Nov. 22nd, 2014|08:47 pm]
Thrift Shop Horrors

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My sisters are identical twins with pretty much the same tastes in things. I happened to see this very cute Mammy whilst out with one of them, but bought her as a surprise for the other sister for Yule. The sister I was out with whined, "But I collect Mammies!" Yeah, I know, so does the other sister, and there weren't two of them.

I really like the paint job, but the zombie arms and the giant hole through her chest is worrying. I've decided she's a vampire Mammy, and the hole is where the stake should go through her heart. Either that, or she's a really unusual spoon holder.

Note the three dogs alongside/behind the Mammy. One's a bone china collie, of the type which used to come three to a set (Mother and two babies). Very delicate and pretty, despite her nose in her air, like she smells something bad. Not at all a horror. The poor hound/setter behind her, though, is disturbing, with his slapdash paint job. And the little plush thing behind them? Another dog - a terrier, dressed like a lion.



This yellow cat pitcher had been in my possession for a few years before I finally decided, yes, I had bought it for someone, and ought to send it off. I thought it was kind of horrific when I bought it - first of all, its missing the top part of its head, secondly, those eyes are painted backwards, with the pupil being bisected by the iris. Or something. It has a peculiar stare, regardless. Yes, you do pour out of the tilted ear.



This Poodle made me feel so bad for it, I had to buy it for fear someone else would just toss it in the trash. Yes, it does look like it's made out of sh*t. It has horrible, buggy eyes. It's some sort of hard, clear plastic, with colored bits of brown plastic inside. But wait, it gets worse when it looks at you head on.



"I am a sh*tty Poodle. Help me."



Spring horses are a weakness of mine (well, okay. Animal representations are a weakness of mine), and this creepy guy was hanging out at a high school flea market. I saw him when I walked in the door and thought, "That's coming home with me. It's frightening." By the time we reached the table with this horse, I'd decided I'd be willing to pay top dollar for him - at least $5! Instead, the seller, who'd been watching me watch the horse, said, "Take him, he's yours. For free."

FOR FREE. How could I pass up such a nightmareish little creature?

The bad thing is, I didn't pick up the second horse (on wheels!) to go with him. I regret that. It's bad to separate horses, after all.





Finally, meet Bubba (no, not the dog, that's Rogue, and she's sitting with Bubba to give you an idea of his size). Bubba is a hand puppet, designed to be held over the head and his arms wave when pulled by strings. Sadly, his mouth doesn't open. There's a local guy who builds puppets for parades, and he was having a yard sale. Bubba was one of a great many large puppets he had in the garage, and my favorite, because of his kind of zoned out expression. My dog likes to chew on his fingers (fortunately, she has a very soft mouth, and doesn't damage anything by chewing). Bubba joins a collection of peculiar puppets I have (or had. For some reason, since moving, I've only been able to locate one of them, and that's the smallest, a tiny hand puppet).

Hope you've enjoyed the weirdness.
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[User Picture]From: dinogrrl
2014-11-23 02:56 am (UTC)
I am kinda in love with the cat pitcher.

And OMG my mom has (had?) a little frog made of the same weird pebbles and plastic wtfery that the poodle is. To this day I have no idea wtf that was about, my mom doesn't particularly like frogs and it's about the most butt-ugly thing you ever did see.
But I love it.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 03:00 am (UTC)
My friend was very pleased with the cat pitcher. It was kind of hard to give it up, but I don't collect cats, but dogs and horses, sooo.

The Poodle is just...bizarre. I have it in my kitchen, so I can ogle its bug-eyed wonder every morning while making breakfast.
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[User Picture]From: nutmeg3
2014-11-23 03:08 am (UTC)
I'd seen Bubba before, but the other horrors were all new to me. That poodle is pretty special, I have to say.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 03:14 am (UTC)
Do you recognize the horror episode? silvrethorn was very disappointed I'd never seen it, considering the horses in it.

The Poodle is going to remain with me. I'd still be afraid of someone throwing the poor thing away because UGH-LEE.
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[User Picture]From: rose_cat
2014-11-23 03:28 am (UTC)
I'd throw it at somebody. Somebody I couldn't stand!
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[User Picture]From: nutmeg3
2014-11-23 03:39 am (UTC)
No, I haven't seen it, either. :-(
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 03:43 am (UTC)
You can watch it and feel sad, like I did, rather than horrified. :D
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[User Picture]From: rose_cat
2014-11-23 03:27 am (UTC)
Maybe Mammy is a toothbrush holder :D

I like the cat pitcher, though! It looks like a relative of Hello Kitty.

And the poop poodle...are those googly eyes? Honestly, I'm surprised it made it to the store shelves D:
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 03:31 am (UTC)
Mammy could be a toothbrush holder, possibly?

The cat pitcher is oddly fun. My friend was delighted to receive it.

I like the ugly sh*t Poodle. It makes me smile, the poor sad thing, sitting next to a shattered-and-glued-back-together statue of Simba from The Lion King.
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[User Picture]From: rose_cat
2014-11-23 03:35 am (UTC)
Awww, that last sounds kind of cute after all. The Disabled Figurines Home, or something :)
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 03:39 am (UTC)
Simba was a gift from a friend; she worked at the store where he was broken. He was probably originally a $100+ statue, but a little girl picked him up and dropped him. Oops. My friend put him back together, and decided, with my taste in odd things, he could come live with me. He also hangs out in the kitchen.
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[User Picture]From: rose_cat
2014-11-23 03:45 am (UTC)
That was really nice of your friend :)
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 04:02 am (UTC)
I thought about foisting him off on someone else who's more cat oriented, but again, as broken as he is, I'm afraid he'd get tossed. And, kind of like Jaye from Wonder Falls, the broken weird things have plenty to say to me.
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[User Picture]From: hermit
2014-11-28 11:48 pm (UTC)
Wonder Falls reference for the WIN. ;-)

My sister had a teddy bear and I had a cat like your fugly poodle, except ours were filled with opal chips. This was early 70's, so they must have been a thing back then because EVERYTHING was fugly in the 70's!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-29 02:18 am (UTC)
Love Wonder Falls. I should ask for the DVDs for Yule. :D

Opal chips would be GREAT. I would've loved a Poodle full of opal rather than sh*t.
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[User Picture]From: hermit
2014-11-29 03:20 am (UTC)
I agree with whoever said it looks like the poodle is filled with aquarium gravel (which is also preferable to sh*t)!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-29 03:39 am (UTC)
Aquarium gravel is a good guess. He doesn't weigh very much, though, my little Poodle.
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[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2014-11-23 04:46 am (UTC)

Keep up the bad work!

I bow to the queen of one of the most horrible hordes I've ever seen.

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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 08:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Keep up the bad work!

I just found the Santa ornament I bought...He desperately needs to be posted up, too.

And if I look around, there's probably more creepy-horrible stuff in my house.
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[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2014-11-23 10:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Keep up the bad work!

You are welcome here any time. Bring it.

The poodle almost looks like it's made out of resign and fish gravel from an aquarium.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 10:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Keep up the bad work!

Oh, I'll need to get a few more weird things together before I can share...I'm sure there are some around here, I'm just not thinking of them at the moment.

The Poodle might've been made that way, though the chips look more like additional resin, in colors.
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[User Picture]From: theidolhands
2014-11-23 11:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Keep up the bad work!

Nice icon!
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 11:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Keep up the bad work!

Thanks, I think I cropped that one myself.
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[User Picture]From: bugeyedmonster
2014-11-23 04:56 am (UTC)
I don't know what this says about me, but when I saw that Mammie, I wanted to see a little arc reactor in that hole in her chest....
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 08:43 pm (UTC)
An arc reactor in her chest would make her so much more awesome. If I was keeping her, I'd find a way to make that happen. Alas, my sister would not appreciate the tacky whimsy.
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[User Picture]From: cornerofmadness
2014-11-23 05:42 am (UTC)
Bubba is horrific.

The shit poodle is worse.

No words for the terrifying blue pony
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
Bubba's great, isn't he?

The poor, poor Poodle...

Hahaha, I still say the pony is Mulder's nightmare toy.
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[User Picture]From: cornerofmadness
2014-11-24 02:57 am (UTC)
It could well be
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[User Picture]From: ms_siobhan
2014-11-23 09:48 am (UTC)
I have enjoyed the wierdness - thank you for brightening up my Sunday morning :-)

I am especially in love with the cat pitcher and the poodle - well words fail me....
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to have brightened your Sunday morning! Yay.

The cat pitcher is probably the most...normal, kinda...thing there. The Poodle is just, well. Sh*tty.
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[User Picture]From: choco_chippie
2014-11-23 06:55 pm (UTC)
The Poop Poodle reminds me very much of a souvenir squirrel I picked up in Arizona back in the 1980's. Inside, are chips of rocks supposedly from the area I visited, then encased in resin molded in an animal shape. Mine looked like poop too, but that just made it awesome.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 08:39 pm (UTC)
He's a sad, bug-eyed Poodle. I feel bad for him, but he's kind of cute in all his awfulness.
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[User Picture]From: itssabotage
2014-11-23 11:08 pm (UTC)
I can smell the poop poodle from across the internet
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-23 11:19 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, he isn't stinky, he just looks like he should be.
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[User Picture]From: stellar_raven
2014-11-24 11:57 pm (UTC)
That poor poop poodle.
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[User Picture]From: evil_little_dog
2014-11-24 11:59 pm (UTC)
He's a very sad thing.
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