Monday, April 26, 2010

Unicorn Fail

First off, I've noticed I've gotten some new followers. Hi, welcome, and Happy Monday.

A few months ago, Cathy in marketing showed me the most disturbing Etsy find ever. The release of Regretsy reminded me of it's existence.

Yes, this is a unicorn. Yes, you can find it on Etsy. Yes, this bothers me.

While taxidermy is useful from a scientific perspective, I wouldn't want to own any. If I really want to see some, all I need to do is go to the Harvard Museum of Natural History where they have a full display from fishes to cloven footed animals.

Maybe I should write a letter.

Dear Taxidermist,

While I appreciate the work it took to make this unicorn and how in some sense of the word, it's art, I'm more than a little skeeved by the concept. I see you also have a traditional white unicorn, both from dead-from-natural-causes lambs. I think that may be what's bothering me. Kudos for working with what you got, but I don't need the guarantee that you didn't slaughter sheep for your art. I believe the technical term for that is TMI.

Thank you,
Disturbed Etsy Lurker
___________ hit of the day: The Package by A Perfect Circle


  1. Wow. Not even sure how to comment on this. Does Cathy in marketing have enough work to do? LOL. Hope you're having a good day, Alicia.

  2. Kris - it IS disturbing. Someone shared it with Cathy in marketing and of course she had to share the trauma with me.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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