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usually my mother sends me a check for xmas, but every once in a while she sends an actual object, generally some cheap-ass crap she had lying around unsold from her flea market period (i recall a pair of silvertone plastic earrings, for example). this year, she was evidently moved to actually buy me something.

upon opening the fateful box, i was rendered speechless with horror:

the photo flatters it *considerably*. the workmanship is appalling and it's nearly a foot long.

merry xmas, everybody!

Date: 2008-12-24 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh man, the tack... the tack... now I want one!

Date: 2008-12-25 12:11 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-25 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wonder if there are more of them out there.

Date: 2008-12-25 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
knowing my mother, she bought these things in bulk from a chinese kitsch catalog and sent one to everyone on her list. they probably cost less to buy than they did to ship.

to be fair, she *does* have cataracts.
Edited Date: 2008-12-25 12:12 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-12-25 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cataracts or no, unless they're completely occlusive, nothing excuses the tack.

I still think I want one, though. it's so horrible it's awesome.

Date: 2008-12-25 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
what's your address?

Date: 2008-12-25 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"The Shadow Over Innsmouth" comes to Austin...
Stay within the bounds of the Elder Sign, and have
a spendid holiday.


Date: 2008-12-25 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll have to get a photo of the blue and gold ceramic snail that [ profile] nedsanyour gave me for my birthday one year. It would probably amuse and horrify you at the same time.

In his defense, I'm pretty sure he knew it was appalling.

Date: 2008-12-25 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I actually kind of like it.

Not enough to take it off your hands, dear god no.

Date: 2008-12-25 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
note the EVIL RED EYES.

it's satan, in frog form. i am convinced.

Date: 2008-12-25 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Back when [ profile] canetoad, Grendel and I were sharing an apartment I would have offered you a substantial sum for this. We could have placed it under the equally hideous frog painting.

Date: 2008-12-26 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Proving that everyone's tastes are different (there's a reason Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors, lol)... how much do you want for it?

Date: 2008-12-26 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aiyee, I thought this was from [ profile] thrifthorror!


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