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Another pair from the reclamation yard. These are examples that I don’t think are very old.

Or, to be more exact, I think someone has gotten hold of some good antique molds and have made casts, unfortunately with crude embellishments. I see two different hands at work here.

The overall modelling is good and looks antique, but – you may not be able to see this very well in the small image – some mook has made rough clay worms and stuck them on the arms to mimic veins. Also, he’s scratched shallow lines in the abdomen to indicate a six pack.

Shoulda left it be.

Sorry to fob you off with a picture from last week, but I’ve had an exceptionally silly day. It is now officially gin o’clock.


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: July 12, 2022, 11:00 pm

The old galvanized can on the left is more useful.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 13, 2022, 12:35 am

If I wanted really frightening statuary, I’d have someone chisel away everything from a block of guano that doesn’t look like Klaus Schwab and his dwarf aide-de-camp Tony Fauci.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 13, 2022, 1:47 am

Pardon me Uncle Al, but wouldn’t that leave you with the block of guano you started with?

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 13, 2022, 1:40 pm

@durnedyankee — You make a very good point. I see now I was subconsciously focused solely on morphology and had not considered coloration and texture.

Isn’t mimicry in nature fascinating?

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 13, 2022, 6:36 pm

Well, Monty Norman is off the table for the Pool.

Comment from dissent555
Time: July 13, 2022, 7:03 pm

oh, and is it just me or …. when I click on the link to the DP on the sidebar, DP 153 doesn’t show up on the list; DP 152 is the last one.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 13, 2022, 7:41 pm

You’re quite right, dissent555. 153 didn’t get the Deadpool tag. Should be working now. Thanks for pointing it out.

Comment from Drew458
Time: July 14, 2022, 12:25 pm

Gin o’clock. “What time is it?” “It’s a quarter to tonic.”

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