October 04, 2006
HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN: SKELETON #28
Place of Origin: Unsold dime store stock
Rib Count: 16
Celebrity Look-alike: Tom Waits
Description: This skeleton is of some historical significance because an assembly-line worker was churning out this model and discovered they could cut their eye-painting time in half by simply blasting the entire face with their airbrush. "Hey, the boss said he wanted both eyes to be black.. well, they're black.* " The higher-ups were stumped by this technicality and it seemed that their hands were tied until they struck upon the realization that they could fire the insubordinate on the grounds of excessive paint overuse. This sort of scenario is a typical occurrence in the high stakes world of novelty skeleton production.
[*Translated from Chinese]
This design gets points for being so streamlined.. it proves that the pelvis is really just a waste of space. It's globbiness is strangely appealing, as if he's made of sweet vanilla icing. Best of all, his head is turnable for hours of additional fun.
Additional Info: This was part of a lot that was gifted to me by a retired police officer who has a dream of opening a soda fountain that sells vintage dime store toys. Naturally, I wish him the best in this endeavor and once it's complete I shall certainly visit.
Cause of Death: Exploding cigar