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How to Horrify an Eleven-Year-Old

This adorable little fellow turned up in a client’s attic in Somerville. As you can see from the scale of the Kleenex box, he is really teeny. Nevertheless, he is powerfully offensive, at least according to my daughter, who is … Continue reading

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Because Peeing is Cute, but Penises are NOT

I noticed this little guy when I went to use the bathroom at a client’s house in Jamaica Plain. He’s about two, two and a half inches tall. For scale, note the dog hair surrounding him. (No finger-pointing here; I … Continue reading

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Sweeney Beard

I’m sure James Beard was a lovely fellow and a great chef. So I can’t understand why the people of Cuisinart would choose to use this bone-chilling photo of him as a cover for their 1976 cookbook. I realize they … Continue reading

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Rasta Man Lends a Hand

I cheated a bit on this one, as I found it at a rummage sale at my mom’s church. But I was organizing at the time, volunteering my sorting/pricing services. I have no idea what happened to him. But I … Continue reading

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Little balloon alien guy says hi.

Adorable or scary? Or both? This fellow turned up in Arlington, MA. He went calmly to his end in the trash. Bye bye, guy.

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