Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Dirty Birdie and the Deity...

It's just amazing to me what people spend their time creating...

The husband knew this, and took this candid shot of me contemplating a metal chicken with plants coming out of its back... He finds it quite humorous how I can just get lost in thought over what, on the surface, seems "uncontemplatable"--his word.

He finds it amazing that I contemplate metal cocks with plants, just as I am amazed at who would bother making such a thing... (as well as whomever first dubbed the male chicken a "cock"...)

At least the artist behind the chicken gets paid for his creation. There's a huge market for kitchy/rustic/metal/country shit...

It's almost like those TV commercials that sell items for just $19.95--who in the hell needs a spatula that flattens, dices, and waxes your car? Of course, enough people think they need it, and will call in the next ten minutes just so they can end up with TWO flattening-dicing-waxing spatulas at the same low price.

I hear they make great stocking stuffers...

That same say--a glorious day spent with hubby, Mom, and Aunt Denise flea-marketing and yard-sale perusing--that I also laughed out loud at this--what brilliant mind thought, "Hey! I know what the market needs--a still-life in white plastic of Jesus on the day he was born! We can even include a wooden base--all for just TWO DOLLARS! What a great memorial to our lord and savior!"

Something tells me it won't become the family heirloom the first-ever nativity creator was expecting... But hey--who knew you could get Jesus so cheap? And outside the church?! Not that the church doesn't cheapen their god in much more myriad ways, but I suppose it's the thought that counts... This way even Jesus can be a stocking stuffer, and perhaps--just perhaps--re-steal the holiday season once more from unbelieving pagans...

And at bargain-basement prices to boot...

What kills me is that, while Jesus and family are worth two dollars, the metal cock? It was selling for $45...

6 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love being the first one to comment, Ja.
I lauged hysterically at this latest posting.
I, in fact, have a set of baby Jesus and crew. It's just one of my many decorations that come out during the Christmas season.
I guess it's supossed to remind us of the "real" meaning of Christmas.
When in fact, it's just something else that I have to dust.
LOL
Love ya! Red

elj377 said...

Is it a plant stand or does it hang? I can't tell from the picture! I too am amazed at what some people will buy on TV for the extra low price...we got a couple of the extras as wedding gifts! Never work as well at home as they do on TV!

Ann said...

Doesn't Mom have one of those metal cocks? Errr, roosters?

Kel said...

Hahaha...you said "metal cock."

I'm not really going to comment because I'm into both country shit and $19.95 gadets.

But I really DO use my Chef Wizard spatula!

mom said...

hello jason! are you not glad that i have this computer fixed enough to start commenting on your blog again?!? thank you ann. i think this is called art in some peoples world!! :) at least you know what it is. i have been to that phila art museum and i saw some art that i would not know what it was even if the artist was next to me telling me what it was!!(i don't even like calling it art.) its all in what you like to decorate with. i still think you are jealous of my light up chicken. :) you really want it don't you!?!? :) after i die you kids will have so much fun with my decorations! :) my 'deer Bucky' i want to go to john. that is my favorite wow and it did not cost anything!! free! not to many people can get a 7 point buck free on opening day of deer season! it trumps my light up chicken! now next time we go to the candle shop maybe we will find a buck that has plants growing out of its back. :) we will take another picture of you looking at that! :) love and prayers

elj377 said...

Is it a plant stand or does it hang? I can't tell from the picture! I too am amazed at what some people will buy on TV for the extra low price...we got a couple of the extras as wedding gifts! Never work as well at home as they do on TV!