sea sand a cyst

let’s just see how long this post manages to live, shall we?

ok then. current (very soon to be former) line of work involves playthings—toys, puzzles, games, and the like. vendors will blast my inbox with announcements, sales, product launches, and so forth.

sometimes the content of the communciation will be wholly irrelevant to our merchandise niche. here’s an example from last year.

i found the picture below to be—in addition to completely unreflective of our years-long established purchasing / item category behavior patterns—highly disturbing.  it wasn’t immediately clear why, though…

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after pondering on it, there was no doubt that it was the disembodied pants that were so jarring to me.

dolly-pants1

yup. 

definitely the pants.

ghostly. phantasmagorically perambulatory. pants on, nobody home. but what could could it possibly mean?

dolly-bunnypants-copy

aha. NOW, we’re gettin’ somewhere!

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About dave bois

Freelance writer with a strong pull towards environmental matters (water issues especially) that remains fueled by my study of and early-career practice in geology and hydrology. Music, food, dogs, current/political events, and visual arts combine to command much of the portion of attention not ceded to ecological concerns. Also Monty Python. I've sold a few pieces of original art and have made cab fare home playing saxophone. Native Mainah

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