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Cursed. CURSED!

This painting was recently sold for £20 at a junk shop near me. Then it was brought back. Then it was sold again. Then brought back. Then sold for £25.

Having acquired a reputation as accursed, it sold on Ebay to an attraction in London for £1,600. Yes, it’s a Hallowe’en story – I missed it at the time.

The article describes all the ill luck that supposedly has followed it, including to people at its final home.

Personally, I think it’s simply unnerving because her left eye is about twice the size of her right eye. It’s otherwise reasonably well painted, which somehow makes it worse.

People will only accept so much facial asymmetry.

RFK jr’s face gives me the willies. It’s like his left eye is trying to slide off his face, just like this guy (name that film!).


Comment from thefritz
Time: November 21, 2023, 9:36 pm

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: November 21, 2023, 9:56 pm

As long as we are in a mood to recognize the weird and sensational…


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: November 21, 2023, 10:11 pm

That’s a childhood portrait of Nicole Kidman.

With a built in satellite speaker and microphone.
When’s she’s bored at night (insomnia) she listens in and randomly reads paragraphs from Dante’s Inferno.

Worst of all, she has to occasionally break into the place it hangs to replace the batteries.


No? You’ll believe in spirits haunting it though?
I see.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: November 23, 2023, 7:54 am

ExpressoBold Pureblood:

“You will be glad to know that the party turned out be absolutely fabulous;

Some say the best since the one at which a horse was named consul by the late Emperor Heliogabalus.”

— Ogden Nash

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