Surely I'm not the only one who thinks the creatures of the deep are freaking amazing. This angler fish has a light that it hangs in front of its face that attracts other creatures which it can then attack and eat! Clever! On the other side, someone emerges from the deep, triumphant! There is an old greek word for emerging like this from water, "anodyomene."
Don't you think if you were taxidermying a terrifying bull that you might make it look a little more terrifying and less like a doofus? Teeth! I'll show it's teeth! Maybe that's what the hyena's taxidermier was thinking too. Teeth! Rawr, teeth!
This has got to be the worst taxidermy anyone has ever seen. When I label this "squirrel monkey" I hope you take that with a grain of salt. Who knows that this alien creature really was originally, pre-baby doll eyes. And what's up with sad buddy Polar Bear on the other side? Why are her eyes so crazy saggy and human-like?
The neighborhood striped kitty rubs the whiskers of the striped snowcat who is visiting. So cute!! On the other side, a girl, I imagine her to be in 7th grade, smiles for her yearbook photo, headgear and all. We know how that awkwardness can feel...
Three shovels whose metal bits have been cut out to look like lace (!!!) on one side. On the other, a picture from the 1950's, the caption of which can be read, "Betty, shoveling it down." Clearly this is a play on words. It's also an appreciative nod to how womanliness, expectations, and shovel-use has changed over the years. This pendant measures slightly less than an inch in height.
Also, few people know this about me, but I wrote my undergraduate thesis on girning. What's girning, you ask? A little-used but apt english word that means "face-making." Yup, I wrote a 90 page thesis on making faces. Therefore, pictures like this one make me melt a little bit. I know likelihood is slim, but I hope I'm not the only one.