October 02, 2006
HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN: SKELETON #30
Place of Origin: Discount store
Rib Count: 10
Celebrity Look-alike: Alfred E. Neuman
Description: Well, what's to say about this snappy little fellow? I guess I'd better think of something because there are twenty-nine more after this one. This guy is a part of the "Metal Linking Ring" family of skeletons which became all the rage among skeleton-makers in the 1990s. He was originally part of an earring, so a good dangle was the primary goal (while painting both eyes was not). He's got some stuff going for him.. acceptable design, compact size, a winning grin. But the fact that it was intended as jewelry somehow detracts from its very essence. Search deep in yourself.. get in touch with your seventh (or eighth) sense, (whichever it is that can sense stuff about skeleton photos.) I'm betting you can actually feel the fact that this item was not created to simply exist as a skeleton. And there's something highly disturbing about that.
Additional Info: Fortunately for me, this skeleton was more durable than the ear-clamping device that it once attached to because I inherited him after the mechanism broke.
Cause of Death: Head injury