Rob Beschizza at 9:38 am Mon, Jan 28, 2013
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
A fountain version of this, with authentic trickling tears would be killer…
The perfect accessory for the fishbowl in which your sole living companion resides!
Forever expensive is more like it.
Loses something in the modeling. Doesn’t look at pathetic.
I suspect it looks more pathetic if you own it.
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Maybe it’s just the gray skies of Winter today, but that thing is heartbreaking…
Looks like a very serious version of Slimer from Ghostbusters. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4089599780_bee71b67af_o.png
I won’t be buying from ThinkGeek. They steal ideas and products.
That ThinkGeek writeup describes about every dot-com millionaire’s house ever.
No thanks, I already have a mirror. And that was way cheaper than $40.
Just as point of reference, are those jowls or boobs? Or some of both?
I’m sorry, but I cannot buy something that stemmed from what was free.
Reminds me of some guy on Amazon selling books of rage comics. Ten-to-one none of them were his/hers/whoever.
So long as they don’t commit plagarism-style misrepresentation of authorship, or attempt to turn around and squash the cultural artefacts they are derived from, why not?(in the general sense, not particularly whether you’d want a forever alone bust or not)
The derived work has its own value added(in this case, somebody had to sculpt the thing and then bang out copies) and fulfills a function(holding down the coffee table and helping ensure that you remain forever alone) that the original online images don’t. Any attempt to deny the creative debt to the original would be in deeply poor taste; but what’s illegitimate about offering a previously unavailable incarnation of the meme?
Would you also refuse to buy a translation, critical edition, (or just plain bound copy) of a work that is in the public domain?
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