Friday, October 31, 2008


I thought it was only fair to show the flip side of the LEGO obsession. Instead of making fun of how minifigs are designed to look--here are rebellious humans attempting to dress up like LEGO minifigs.

I love the "deer in the headlights" dude in the background! There's even a D above his head. Diversion, Disruptive, Dodging, Dork...

I think dressing up as a LEGO minifig is a great way to get out of having to talk for the evening, and to look cool doing it.

Dressing up as a LEGO, however, is not cool and might get your ass kicked after school.

costumes that will get you the cops

Strangely enough these costumes are not friendly fire but are in fact zombie android pot leaves sent out on the streets by the government in hopes of luring in naive hippies. The government also wants you to know that you can't get high from smoking these costumes.

This picture was actually taken sometime in August.

My personal feelings are: 1) This costume should be illegal in most states. 2) You should get some sort of ticket for wearing this. 3) There is most likely something fundamentally crazy about the people who want to wear this.

don't dress your baby up as...

Remember the platters of "babies as food?" Here's another delicacy I thought I'd warn you all about...

The poor little tyke looks really uncomfortable being squished into that copper pot that's being hauled over to the stove...what ever happened to parents dressing their baby up as a cute lobster that isn't about to be eaten?

I swear I had this same pair of legwarmers in 1984! Parents don't dress your baby up as a legwarmer...ever.

I don't even know what this is. A mail carrier from the Himalayas? Part of a Siegfried & Roy act?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the lowest budget in the world

Just where does one draw the line between Martian and Robot? Apparently some do not draw a line. I know this was truly meant to be an enticing album cover, but a few extra bucks put into props might have been a nice touch. If there are Martians out there it seems unlikely that they would need huge metal helmets with no face protection. This looks like somebody got their Aunt Hazel with her Noxzema face mask to pose in a broken air conditioning vent.

digital stimulation

So I'm not crazy about the design for this alarm clock. The way the cat is turned makes it seem like the window reading the time is located in it's "kitty zone." I wonder where the snooze button is? Never mind, I really don't want to know. Purrhaps this cat is just high on catnip--the time in the photo does read accordingly.

the old switcheroo

Welcome to the world of! It's a photoblog that is a lot like that movie Freaky Friday...only freakier. The heads of men and their babies are swapped in the name of good fun and mediocre Photoshop skills.
This one flat-out makes me uncomfortable in a very real way.

baby with all the trimmings

Just a reminder to all parents out there that Halloween is coming. This is one of the most tasteless costumes I've ever seen for an infant. It's not at all the same thing as dressing your baby up as a lobster--this is dressing your baby up as a plate of lobster and garnish to be served as if to be eaten! Alternately, it looks like a plate of lobster giving birth to a human infant. Either way, it's enough to make Anne Geddes throw up a little in her mouth.

Oh, yeah...Thanksgiving is on it's way too.

Friday, October 10, 2008

well hung

What was this company thinking when they made this? I don't know if I could hang something on these without getting goosebumps. It actually says "Hug Me" at the top of the package!

LEGO no you di-in't!

"who's bad?" This reenactment of The King of Pop is pretty bad! For starters, the last time Michael Jackson had freckles, he had his original nose to display them on and we all know how long ago that was. They gave him fringey bangs and a cute little grin--hmm, he almost looks like a young boy. Ewww. On a positive note I thought the one white hand was a nice touch, and it's fitting to see Michael constructed out of plastic--art imitating life, no?

Where to begin? I get that it's tough to transcend the skintight pants look to minifig but why did they have to dress up Prince like Colonel Sanders? The head alone bears absolutely no resemblence to Prince. It sorta makes him look like a lesser character from the movie Tombstone. Kudos to using a comparison photo that shows the real Prince with totally different hair and clothing!

be my Penny Lane

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