The Faceless Host
The Faceless Host

Little-known fact about angels: God made them out of chewing gum. Used chewing gum. Some strawberry, mostly, and whatever flavor happens when you mash up Bazooka Joe pink with lime. It’s really only important that they’re approximately humanoid. You know, a suggestion of arms. People’s imaginations fill in the rest. BTW, be careful of the wings. They’re […]

With apologies
With apologies

Easter’s just around the corner, and that means that I’ll be flooding thrifthorror with bunny pics. But first, a moment of quiet reflection on Sad Jesus. I did a little research–very little–my limited, broken Spanish told me that “St Christo de Limpias” was “Clean Jesus,” not Sad Jesus, though there were some gender and quantity […]

Space-mug will not hold your drink. No no.
Space-mug will not hold your drink. No no.

In a sense, this is part of the broad family of “mugs what we bought at the Renaissance Festival.” In a broader, more real, sense it’s in the vast bin that is tragic ceramics. It might also be made by the same artist that made the moai, but that’s conjecture. The mugs came from space. […]

It may be some sort of egg?
It may be some sort of egg?

In a sensible universe, you could take the lid off of something like this, fill it with, I don’t know, peanuts, or those cheapie-cheap halloween spider rings or something. No, this was sealed shut, like some sort of weird pod, maybe a bomb, something that explodes in clouds of smoke that spiral like dark cartoon […]

Drink. Drink deeply.
Drink. Drink deeply.

Few mortals are given the gift of the Mysteries of the Ancient Order of Jellyfish. So take though the sacred chalice of the Moon-Jelly, filled with moon-jelly wine, and raise it to your lips, and drink. Mind thou not the texture, it is supposed to be that way, and the burning sensation, likewise, is to […]

Truth in advertising.
Truth in advertising.

Yep, that is, indeed, what it is. At some point, you do have to give in. There are things that defy labels. Creatures whose only natural habitat is as a background element in “Yellow Submarine.” They are the weird things, blue heads, big feet, leaning together, headpieces filled with clay. They are also discounted after […]

Well and truly fired
Well and truly fired

I hope this made a satisfying “BOOOM” sound when it went off. With a nice column of smoke. Maybe there was a large collection of them, and they were used to play some significant and exciting piece of the “1812 overture.” And then, spent, they were cast aside, their brief moment of glory fading like […]

THEM II
THEM II

The two great motifs here at Thrifthorror: shell art and clowns. These weird creatures are a distant third. I think they may be some sort of fungus, with a broad cap. Sort of a puffball, or something in the criminy family. Eventually their caps burst and they distribute their spores across the winds, and they sprout […]

Woah, I needed those
Woah, I needed those

Okay, so I know broken stuff isn’t actually funny, because, OMG broken stuff at Goodwill? Say it ain’t so! Except sometimes it is. Also, I don’t really like angels. Or happy couples. Anyway. Angel? Cloud fairy? I can’t tell. Something from column A, something from column B. Regardless, she probably shouldn’t have played that last […]

Amiable ceramic lumps
Amiable ceramic lumps

We feel that these have a strong 60s craft vibe. They aren’t, as far as I know, but they couldn’t exist in a universe that couldn’t ironically reflect on 60s craft. Their natural habitat is in a “Card & Quill” shop, or maybe a teacher’s desk. You know, that teacher. The one who smelled of […]