Thursday, October 27, 2005
silly is sublime
i like to laugh. who doesn't? when slogging through the tedious tasks of daily life, and i'm feeling a little down, i just glance around at my bright, funny thrifted trinkets and toys, and i can't help but crack a smile!
and i can't help but wonder, "what is the story behind this object? what kind of crazy sense of humor did it's maker or previous owner have? why did they give it up? why is this thing so odd?" silliness is a wonderful thing. we should all have more silliness and frivolity in our lives! the beauty of thrifting is that funny, odd, silly things can come into our lives, cheaply, if we take the time to look for them.
which brings me to the funny bag above, found at a new york city "thrift store" not too long ago. a sad example of graphic design, for sure. but i love it nonetheless, if for nothing more than it's imperfectness.
what's the funniest object *you* ever found at your local thrift?
i love pop "corm",