In response to my earlier post about a pantless pair of pigs and the phenomenon of pantlessness in humanized depictions of animals in cartoons, children’s books, and elsewhere, my friend Tina Hanlon made this comment: I wonder if it has something to do with pants being a more recent invention than cloaks/shirts/robes of various kinds.Continue reading “Pantless and Topless, But with a Strategically Placed Towel”
Category Archives: Body Parts
One of Chicken’s Children Got Shoes
The fifth or sixth egg of the eleven in my salt and pepper shaker collection is most notable for its footwear: This freak of nature was born with its shoes already on, it seems. How the shoes got inside the shell is unclear–unless perhaps, those are not shoes at all, but this particular chick’s actualContinue reading “One of Chicken’s Children Got Shoes”
Recently, my friend Joseph Thomas made a comment on Facebook that relates to my interest in salt and pepper shakers: What I think is wonderful about salt n pepper shakers: although they come as a pair, they so often aren’t bound together, save by their maker’s intent or owner’s whim. Thus, even pairs “meant forContinue reading “Polyamory”
And speaking of exotic Orientalism, how about these? When I first looked at them, I thought that they were supposed to the sort of imaginary Africans who used to appear in the cartoons and comic books of my long-ago youth–the kind whose strange customs included various sorts of bodily mutilation, including the use of tooContinue reading “Bluish Women”
Some months ago, I did a series of posts about shaker sets that represent women with various limbs, etc., missing. I described this set: And this set: But I somehow managed to forget about this set: Here we have two more versions of what appears to be a certain sort of masculine ideal of womanhood:Continue reading “Perfectly Armless”
Perhaps a Tinge of Sexual Innuendo?
Writing my last post about the hot dog and wiener nesters, I found myself being reminded of a scene in one of my favourite books for young people, Brian Doyle’s Angel Square, and especially this scene describing a conversation the main character has with one of his classmates: I was remembering something that happened withContinue reading “Perhaps a Tinge of Sexual Innuendo?”
Once More for Old Times Sake
The chain of go-withs continues. First an egg with a goose, then a goose with an old lady, and now, an old lady with . . what? One old lady–no, let us say one mature lady–goes, first of all, with another mature lady:And then, one mature lady clearly goes with a mature gentleman. Well, ifContinue reading “Once More for Old Times Sake”
The Ultimate Amputee?
At first glance, this set is merely a little mysterious: Could it be the profiles of two pregnancies? Or a couple of faceless guys with bad toothaches? Or perhaps just a couple of chawed-off hunks of bubble gum? Bringing the two shakers towards each other solves the mystery: It is, in fact, the ultimate amputee:Continue reading “The Ultimate Amputee?”
Yet More Amputees
Here’s a set of shakers that happily acknowledges its status as a pair of amputated body parts. Not only are the feet off the body they surely ought to be attached to, but they also proudly announce, “Walked my feet off in Niagara Falls Canada.” It’s a visual pun, see? There’s no body, right? TheseContinue reading “Yet More Amputees”
The breasts of my last entry are not the only detached body parts in my salt-and-pepper collection. Here are a pair of hands: They are, as you can see, golden hands. Or at least gold-painted ones. As you can also see, also, the hands hail from Banff, Canada, the tourist haven in the Rocky Mountains.Continue reading “More Amputees”