Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Skeleton Party

So I kinda like skeletons.

There's something funny about them. I call them hilarious, charming, and cute. Of course, I'm sure they're anything cute about a rotting body... but when I look at one of those plastic skeletons in a science classroom, I smile. I can't help it.

I found the picture above here at We Heart It (I think I'm terribly obsessed with that site). There's something magnetic about it. I like how the skeletons are so tiny, and the red-hatted one had his hand on the yellow-hatted one's leg. What could it mean? They both look like guy skeletons to me, but I could be wrong. They're sitting stiffly, as if their mother skeleton is forcing them to pose for the camera.

Mommy Skeleton: Now smile!

Yellow: But Brad's touching me. Tell him to stop.

Red: I'm not touching him. He's lying.

Mommy Skeleton: Look, we're not cutting the cake until you sit still. We need a nice picture for Daddy, considering he wasn't seen you in 126 years. If they dig him up this year, you probably won't want him to scold you.

What do you think of when you look at it?

In my Who Am I? section, I mention that I like weird things. Including tap-dancing skeletons. There's a story behind this. My friend and I were trying to study one night, bemoaning the fact that Halloween was on its way and we didn't have the time to go out. We kept the television on one of the lower channels and were strangely entranced by an old Halloween special where old celebrities (none I knew of) got together in costumes to dance and sing. The show was incredibly corny. My friend and I dropped our books and laughed hysterically. At one point a group of skeletons came out and tap danced. It was brilliant. I wiped the tears out of my eyes and thought, without a doubt, that the corniness was so high that it could actually be considered good.

With that being said, I like watching old horror films. And I mean really old. This small hobby has led me to my silent film favorites such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (which I referenced in my Men of Honor post) and Nosferatu. Other black and whites continue to be a lot of fun, and one of them has a knee-slapping (yes) skeleton moment towards the end of the film. I highly recommend you click the video and enjoy it. Rest assured I cry-laugh every time I do :)


  1. Oh, I totally get that! Skeletons are strangely cute.
    Looking at the picture, I was thinking more they were lovers and the red-hatted one has its hand on the yellow-hatted one's knee. But they do look a little small to be that old... Maybe they're a shrunken old couple who have been married a couple hundred years and are celebrating their anniversary!
    I like your interpretaioon. I've had that conversation a few times... ;)

    Hahaha, that video was funny. I mean, scary... of course. =D

  2. ha, this post was funny :)

    I always feel as if those plastic skeletons are following me - you know, like the eyes in portraits that seem to follow you. It's odd.

  3. I like skeletons too...great post!! xx

  4. @Melee Ah! I like your theory too. Like, birthday party old people lovers, haha. That makes sense. Yes! I love that scene. Someone put the last part on loop, where she gets thrown into the acid... which is just awesome, albeit dizzying.

    @hila Yes, those creepy portraits! But I guess for this picture, that's an added strangeness to it. Their faces are really interesting.

    @TimbarikaDoll Yay! They're kind of cool :) Thanks!

  5. I completely get what you mean when you say you have a strange liking towards weird things. For example, I have a strange obsession with leafless trees, their shape and twiny branches remind me of a creepy beauty like Sleepy Hollow :p

    xx and hugs


  6. OMG House on Haunted Hill<3 Ha I love this post!

  7. SKELETONS!!! You've GOT to hear this song called Skeleton Song by Kate Nash. :D

    Nice blog! :)