Friday, January 30, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Case Study 617


Subject exhibits pain and disgust associated 
with human or near-human condition.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

kaboutermanneke


Water fairy in a ship's figurehead, 
there to guard against sickness, shoals and storms. 
When all else fails, he's there to guide 
the drowned souls to the land of the dead.

Friday, January 23, 2015

moll-rower


n.  domestic squabbler
- Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, 1911 ed.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Leuka


Gods were always falling for nymphs and having their way with them. In this case, Pluto carried Leuka off to his underworld realm. When she died, as all mortals must, he created in her honor a white poplar and placed it in the Elysian Fields. One side of its leaves were white, the other side green, symbolizing both upper and lower worlds. Horticulture once again buys absolution.

Monday, January 19, 2015

telebot


Invented 100 years ago this month, this is the Alice May 1250.
Her job: to deliver singing telegrams. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

supine


Several curious abrasions and a supine attitude 
suggest a reason for subject's unresponsiveness.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

ogre


Most ogres these days are homo sapien intolerant. 
They can stomach babies, but have no use for children.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Kerflooey


Poorly conceived cartoon character 
- circa 1957 - 
who bombed in all the test markets.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Gorm pick


Viking guitar pick depicting King Gorm 
was carved into tapir bone.