October 15, 2006
HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN: SKELETON #16
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes (barely)
Place of Origin: Unknown
Rib Count: 16
Celebrity Look-alike: Donkey Kong
Description: Here's yet another entry that I would classify as a "throw away" skeleton. A funny name for it because we all know I couldn't possibly bring myself to trash even the trashiest one. This guy is flat and crude, but I've got to hand it to him for being the most translucent member of the countdown. And someone, bless their soul, was once employed to paint his eyes, and they did a better job than this piece deserves. I suppose I should also force myself to appreciate the artistic achievement that's displayed here. It certainly required an imaginative sculptor to dream up that face. Speaking of artistic liberties, why is he wearing a neckerchief?
Additional Info: Once again I haven't a notion of how I became the owner of this "collectible." Mind you I'm usually quite aware of the stories behind my junk. I know I like to joke around about magic skeletons, and I often "nyuck it up" with talk of magic skeleton powers and all that jazz, but if I may be serious for a moment.. this is a clear cut case of skeleton magic.
Cause of Death: Toes caught in an escalator