Thursday, June 9, 2011

Odds ‘n’ Ends Thursdays: Thrifted Clown Invasion

Welcome to the first installment of what will hopefully be the new editorial schedule of Let's Go Thrifting! This is Odds ‘n’ Ends Thursday. And the finds were surely odd, the end…nigh.

It has been a few weeks since the incident, so I decided to pay a visit to my neighborhood Goodwill. While my sister found a lovely orange skirt for the summer, what awaited me was not quite as festive.

They’ve talked. They’ve gathered and collaborated. And they’ve formed an army. They’re not happy about losing one of their ranks by my clumsy hands a few weeks ago. They’re ready for retaliation. The clowns…they’re everywhere.

Clown Crossknit_Edit

This one is playing hide and seek…for your soul. Please god, don’t let this thing open its eyes. The horror!

Painted Clowns_Edit

Don’t let the cheery disguise fool you. These two are poised for attack. Their outstretched arms are aimed straight for the jugular.

Clown Child_Edit

Meet the leader in battle. It’s a sturdy beast, well over a foot high and intimidating. The dismembered hand under the contemplative face means only one thing: vengeance served cold. It practically lunged off the shelf at me as I passed.

I was able to make a clean exit unharmed and to document my surroundings for further research into the matter. But they are up to something. These clowns are planning a coup.


Anonymous said...

Clowns are seriously the only thing I'm really afraid of.

Jackie Jardine said...

And rightfully so, sainthood!

Amber Von Felts said...

GAHHH! Pink Lady clown with bleeding eyes! The stuff of nightmares!!

Jackie Jardine said...

The funniest about the frightening pink clown is that my sister and friend spotted it first and I heard their reaction from two aisles away. "What is that!? Oh my God! Did Jackie see this thing!?" I stroll over and say, "Okay, what am I looking for?" The reply: "Don't worry. You'll spot it." Half-beat pause...and then a gasp. Yeah, that thing is horrifying.

Vanessa said...

The one with the eyes closed- that will haunt me in my dreams- they all will! "Can't sleep, clown will eat me..."

Jackie Jardine said...

That was the first one I spotted, Van. It really does look like it could just pop open its eyelids at any given moment. Eerie!

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Jackie Jardine said...

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