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A new low for tat?

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on July 19, 2006

Spotted in a jewellers on Oxford Street:

A pewter statuette…

…of a dragon…

…wearing leathers…

…and aviator sunglasses…

…on a chopped motorcycle….

…with crystal wheels.

I’m not sure if it’s possible to make it any tackier…

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  1. ajshepherd said,

    I think I speak for everyone when I say I am SO glad you didn’t accompany that with a photo.

    Maybe it’s an anti-theft device, to put people off smashing the window by scaring them away.

  2. ciphergoth said,

    No rainbows?

  3. the_magician said,

    … a rainbow


    A unicorn (in pastel colours) in the sidecar, carrying a teddybear, which is cuddling a kitten. The unicorn is wearing a Charlie’s Angels retro t-shirt and a peace emblem necklace.

    … and the motorcycle has a bumper sticker (sure, why not) which says “Honk if you love Bilbo” and “my other bike is a landspeeder”.

    And the whole thing is inside a sparkly snowglobe … that plays music! Probably “The Rainbow Connection” from the Muppet Movie … as arranged by Liberace!

  4. sbisson said,

    Rainbow crystals as the wheels…

  5. sbisson said,

    Well the crystals wheels were rainbow crystals…

  6. jarel said,

    I’m almost surprised it doesn’t have a dolphin as a passenger.

  7. marypcb said,

    it *could* be tackier
    – real handstitched leathers
    – a ‘handpainted’ flower fairy riding pillion
    – lines of wizard hats and knight’s shields on the petrol tank with crosses through…

  8. stevegreen said,

    I recall some idiot trying to see “authentic” dreamcatchers with dolphins on. Guess you’d see a lot of those when crossing the plains with your tribe.

  9. ocean_song said,

    giggle. I myself was hoping for a photo!

  10. alex_holden said,


  11. kshandra said,

    a dragon…

    …wearing leathers…

    …and aviator sunglasses…

    So? 😉

  12. the_ogre said,

    …that you refrained from posting a picture of that. *Whew*.

  13. andrewducker said,

    Me too!

  14. sclerotic_rings said,

    Only if the dragon had a unicorn riding “bitch” on the back.

  15. maetang said,

    It’s like a dictionary definition of “kitsch” or something! Almost to Terry Pratchett-like levels of parody!

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