Monday, May 07, 2007

I'm not a ghoul, I'm a businessman

This week is starting off pretty damn good, thank you. We got a satisfying amount of work done in the yard and my youngest daughter resolved some boyfriend issues (and when she suffers, we all suffer, believe me.)

A couple days ago I got this in the mail from Lulu, a bit of local news:

4 skulls plus 1 pot add up to hot water

Local drag performer, puppeteer and artist JoJo Baby was looking to buy some vintage mannequins when he freaked out at the sight of human skulls boiling in a pot and notified the authorities.

Ultimately the police determined that the man obtained the skulls legally from some bone supplier in China.

With so much cool stuff happening in this big ol' world of ours this blog practically writes itself.

8 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

Puppeteers rank just below clowns, but just above mimes in the "scary" factor.

Dino aka Katy said...

it would be pretty freaky to walk in on someone cooking skulls

Coaster Punchman said...

Glad to hear the boyfriend issues are resolved. Did the resolutions involve a bitch slap?

Erik Donald France said...

Excellent bizarro story. Crazy cats all. Which reminds me, I think it was Osceoloa's head that made the rounds back in the 1840s. Or maybe it was Black Hawk's . . .

Bubs said...

Erik, that was Osceola. His head was passed around for years after his death. Several items of clothing, personal effects and body parts purporting to be Osceola's also made the rounds.

CP, those skulls were lawfully purchased. Not removed from the heads of ex-boyfriends.

Katy, yes indeed. It puts a distinct smell in the air.

Johnny, one of my favorite movie lines ever is from "Being John Malkovich." Someone asks John Cusack, after he's taken a beating for putting on an obscene puppet performance, why he does it. His answer, through bruises and swelling:

"Because I'm a puppeteer."

Grant Miller said...

Wait. You can get human skulls legally? Ugh. Now you tell me.

Bubs said...

Don't despair Mr. Miller. I'm sure it's nothing that some tarps, shovels and a few gallons of bleach can't fix.

"jew" "girl" said...

skull soup... has a very third world flavor to it, no?