Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Way-Out Wednesday: Devil Or Angel

For today's Way-Out Wednesday, I found something that I think best encapsulates how I feel pretty much on a day to day basis. You know, if I was a toy. That was a disgusting rat. Wearing a prison jumpsuit. And male. Otherwise, the similarities are endless.

Actually, I think this thing is hilarious. I love it's crazy disturbing face. Is it angry? Is it laughing? Is it about to shiv someone for a cigarette? Who knows?! That's what makes it great. It kind of has that "Mona Lisa smile" thing happening, but of, like, bad people. Come to think of it, it reminds me of the "hee hee hee" laughing face that Muttley had, from those cartoons in the 60's and 70's.


The seller says it's vintage 50's and has an "Annalee" label, but it doesn't look familiar to me at all. Most kid's toys from the 50's had a sinister and borderline deranged look about them, and not very kid-friendly or fun at all, so it could very well be from then. I don't suppose anyone recognises this thing? (You can click the pic to get to the listing, if you want to buy the escaped prison rat.)

Luckily for us (read: actually quite unfortunate), the seller has another Annalee stuffed thing, equally as fug and scary as ol rat boy up there. Aww, it's an angel...

See now, why would anyone make an angel look like this?! This isn't a cherubic and safe and heavenly kind of face an angel should have. He looks like he's plotting how to make your disappearance from your boating trip look like an accident, and his Mr. Burns-ian hand-wringing doesn't help either. Eeeexcellent. I was under the impression that angels had sweet, smiling faces of joy and wisdom and crap. Come to think of it, this is probably exactly what my guardian angel looks like.

"Devil or Angel" by the Clovers.


  1. Oh I always so look forward to wayout wednesday and you never disappoint. These are hilarious. The rat look like an extra from prison series OZ.

  2. Aww, thanks doll! There's just something so awesome about creepy or fug vintage crap, isn't there?

  3. So cool. Never seen anything like that before.

  4. Those dolls are something, all right... did people actually pay money for them before, I wonder? Definitely way out :)