The Things I’ve Seen

It’s been a quiet week, so today, I’ll simply be sharing with you the 4 weirdest things I’ve seen lately.

1) Wooden Armour For Sale

Apparently, this armour belonged to a medieval French knight who thought he was being very clever.

Knight 1: Ooh lala, I have invented zis new kind of armour for zee battle.
Knight 2: Zis new armour does not seem très practical, mon ami. ‘Ow does one get up on le cheval wearing zis gigantic wooden suit?
Knight 1: Non, non! C’est for le ground war. We line up in our wooden armour side by side, and the English cannot get through. Also, c’est parfait for ze castle invasions. If you are spotted, you simply pretend that you are le furniture, a cupboard in ze corner par exemple. No one will ever suspect that we are les chevalier!

At least not until someone needs to hang up their robes.

2) This is a statue that I saw for sale on Facebook Marketplace. But I have no idea what it’s a statue of. To me, it looks like the girl is being attacked by a ferocious lamb. She’s been bitten A LOT and now she’s about to faint. Although this scenario seems highly improbable, I googled “Do sheep attack?” and the answer was “a young sheep, called a lamb, is easily spooked and older sheep will attack without thought in order to protect them against a perceived threat.” There you go, Mary. You spooked the lamb and paid the price.

3) My new Facebook friend?

For some strange reason, I don’t think the person who contacted me and wants to be my friend on Facebook is REALLY Rich Bradley. I don’t know why—I just have a feeling. I mean, he LOOKS like a nice dude, but…don’t you think the heart and flowers is just a little too ‘try-hard’? Also, is he saying he’s a god? Like, a god who fears nice things? At any rate, those aren’t exactly key selling points if you’re trying to become my friend. Unless you actually are a god and can do something about all those lamb attacks.

4) At first glance, this doesn’t seem that weird. It’s a picture of a lovely little girl surrounded by pumpkins, posing for a fall photo. From a distance, (particularly the distance between the checkout counter at work and the booth across the aisle where it’s being sold as “portrait in vintage frame”) it seems like a really cute tribute to autumn. But then you zoom in on the little girl’s face and suddenly, it’s very disconcerting.

Is it just me, or does she look terrified, like she’s about to cry? And all I can think is, what did they do to this kid? Was she promised a special new doll if she posed nicely, and then they showed her the doll and it was Chucky? Was she about to be attacked by a lamb? (Seriously, this is my new fear. Sayonara, quicksand).

Who would frame a picture of their child looking like Michael Myers is the photographer? I mentioned it to the vendor who was selling it:

Vendor: Huh. You’re right. She does look unhappy. I thought it was one of those pictures that comes with the frame, but now that I see it up close, it’s not a stock photo. It’s a stalk photo. Get it? Like a pumpkin stalk. Maybe she was sitting on the pumpkin stalk.
Me: Or maybe she was being stalked. Either way, that’s one sad child.

And I have to look at her every day until someone buys that damn vintage frame.

43 thoughts on “The Things I’ve Seen

  1. I was thinking the lamb had an armpit fetish and was getting a good lick on ol’ Mary, which caused her to faint. All good God fearing men attach cute emojis onto the end of their sentences, because you never know when God might take something typed out of context and dig out the lightning bolts. Pumpkin Girl’s hairstyle looks a lot like what my sisters wore in the late 80’s…. is the photo from that era? There’s just something about old pictures that makes everyone in them look creepy…

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  2. I’m having trouble getting past the fact that pumpkins don’t have stalks, but, more importantly, it’s too early in the year for pumpkins and yet I’m seeing “pumpkin spice” stuff everywhere. Presumably this is to get ahead of the Christmas rush which will come in September.
    And that sheep statue reminds me of a horror comedy from New Zealand called “Black Sheep” about sheep that go crazy and start murdering people. In New Zealand that’s a legitimate concern. I understand sheep are actually a threat to the Hobbit population.

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  3. It makes you wonder what happened to that little girl. I mean, why is her picture being sold? I wouldn’t want to have to look at it until it sells either. Too sad. I have a friend who comes across vintage ephemera and tries to find the rightful heirs to old photos and letters when she can. Mona

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  4. those wannabe ‘friends’ on facebook — I look upon then the same as tv commercials with sound off — wondering if that’s what some scammer on the other end is the iconic ‘trustworthy white guy’ pic…

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