Mark Frauenfelder at 10:13 am Wed, Aug 18, 2010
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On eBay: "Big lot of 630 antique german bisque doll arms." High bid is just $5.50 (but shipping is $39).
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Yeah, maggots or cheesy poofs. Chemically, they’re very similar.
No, no, not 5.50 dollars. 5.5 doll hairs!
International arms dealer? :)
Hans Bellmer would be all over this if he were still alive.
Hey, thanks for reminding me: I need to get some more mealworms for Mozilla.
I didn’t realize Courtney Love was still for sale.
I see this and imagine a tiny little hospital tent after a tiny little battle of Gettysburg… casualties of Henry Darger’s Glandelinians.
The only thing I could think of while reading this is. . . . “What up. . .bisque?”
I will be here all day, try the veal.
Ew! That guy is touching maggots. Doesn’t he know you should always keep at arm’s length from those things?
Reminds me of when I was a kid. Mom repaired dolls and we always had various body parts laying about the house. It was no big thing for us kids, but it would often freak out visiting neighbors.
It looks as if someone is about to take up arms.
I mean, the photo could not be more “army”.
I ‘ope there’s no ‘arm in my comments, eh, guv’nor?
How many Doll-Hairs for all those Doll-Arms?
Well, I know where my subconscious is going for nightmare prop fodder tonight…
Yeah, they really do look like pale worms from up here.
Oh my God, I know. I can see them writhing.
We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us, and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile–a pile of little arms.
/ I am
Doll Parts /
/ Doll face
Doll arms /
(..with no apologies to Courtney Love)
I have genuine “old doll phobia” (it probably has a name) and I am not too keen on maggots. I cannot quite describe how utterly nightmarish this picture is for me. Ta!
“I don’t like humans”
Get to the end. Sample the video. Enjoy epic doll parts.
With a whopping zero doll arms, I’m currently sitting on a lifetime’s supply already.
The Horror. The Horror.
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