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The Cojoined (And Possibly Transgender) Mermaids of Wildwood NJ

22 Jul

July 22, 2015

Sideshows, carnivals, and traveling circuses used to feature all sorts of “amazing” oddities and displays. Bearded ladies, wolf-men, snake-people, and even mermaids could be seen and gawked at for just a few cents. But nowadays, not only has the price gone up, but the public demands more and more. Nope, plain old run-of-the-mill mermaids aren’t enough to satisfy audiences today. This amazing piece of sideshow art was on display in Wildwood New Jersey.


These are not your average mermaids, nope. These are conjoined mermaids. And ironically, they are painted behind a pair of seats it would be impossible for them to sit in.

This being the modern era, and not knowing thing one about how mermaids would reproduce- like a fish? Like a human? -the painting is very unhelpful in that regard, the possibility came up that maybe, somehow, those conjoined mermaids are also transgender. The one on the right does look a little more masculine than the other. (Unbelievably, alcohol played no part in that conversation.)

I will wisely leave that topic alone.

However, although I am sure that isn’t vintage, it is still a great example of old sideshow art.



11 Jun

June 11, 2012

(That’s not a typo.)

Allan Keyes begins a regular gig (with a snazzy logo) today.


Sometimes I just like to google weird things to see what images come up.  I almost always get……interesting results. Some of these I felt were worth sharing with you good people.


Top Five Images Found:


Lemul S. Jackson

This guy isn’t bad per se, and I’m sure he’s a big hit with all the chicks at Shaft Nite at the local Fuddruckers, but come on man! Nick Fury? DUDE……this guy is more like Lemuel S. Jackson than Samuel L. Jackson. FATVENGERS, ASSEMBLE……AT THE BUFFET!


Autobots! Transform into something to hide my shame!

 If this guy is Prime, I really don’t want to see what Megatron looks like.


 It’s Sailor Moo! But I gotta give him his (her?) props. Not everyone can carry off a phallic pink penile sword with that much panache


For the love of God, do not look below the waist. That’s just wrong.

 I apologize for subjecting you to this guy’s gut of fury.  But you can thank me for not showing you this guy from the back!

 And the absolute runaway #1 image for searching FAT+GUY+COSPLAY:


MO VAUGHN HAS REALLY LET HIMSELF GO…..remember this pic taken in happier days, when Big Mo would go on to become of the biggest busts in Mets history (and yes, pun VERY intended)

 Got a search suggestion? Send it in!

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