Step right up for the Creep Show Hall of Fame!

November 9, 2011

Blog Guy, I know it’s only November, but I’m wondering how you’re coming along in your search for the blog’s coveted Creep Show of the Year Award.

Oh, don’t worry about that, it’s a done deal. It’s a Creep-o-Rama, Creep-a-Palooza…

See, Russian police have arrested a man described by local media as the “cemetery collector” for digging up 29 corpses and dressing the remains in female clothing to display around his apartment.

Holy Crap! Do we know anything about the guy?

Well, friends described him as “eccentric.”

Are you making that up?


So is the winner coming to Washington for the big awards banquet?

You bet. We’re having it at a hotel over near Arlington National Cemetery. He says he wants to bring some “friends.”

Blog Guy, judging from these pictures, this man’s stuff is just grotesque. That cigarette, the hats  and sunglasses…

Oh, sorry for the confusion. HIS work is in this fuzzy shot on the right. The other photos are from the Day of the Skulls yesterday in Bolivia.

Let me make sure I have this straight. On the VERY day you find out about a guy who digs up dead bodies and dresses them, you were able to find these TOTALLY UNRELATED skull photos to help illustrate your piece?

Exactly. Is this world a wacky place, or what?

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Top: The skull of a woman called Arminda is displayed during the Day of Skulls at the General Cemetery in La Paz November 8, 2011. Bolivians who keep close relatives’ skulls at home as a macabre talisman flock to the cemetery chapel once a year to have the craniums blessed and to bring themselves good luck in the future. REUTERS/David Mercado

Left: A woman holds a skull at a Catholic mass during the Day of Skulls at the General Cemetery in La Paz November 8, 2011.

Right: A still image taken from undated police footage shot inside the apartment and released to Reuters on November 8, 2011 shows books, clothes and dressed figures, reportedly mummified bodies desecrated from cemeteries.  REUTERS/Handout

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I’m betting that the man was born in — or has ancestors in — Krasnoyarsk, aka Wackytown.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

I humbly offer a haiku:

Cemetery man
Aspiring window dresser
He’s well on his way

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Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

29 bodies dressed up on the wall
29 bodies dressed up
If one of those bodies should happen to fall
28 bodies dressed up on the wall.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

Who knew that Russians were into mummification of folks other than Lenin and Stalin?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

If this guy is coming to Washington for the awards banquet, will he be invited to visit the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop?

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Gosh, that would make him the second creepiest guy in the museum, assuming Lamar is in town….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

RE “second creepiest…assuming Lamar is in town.” Oh yeah, Mr B? Oh yeah? How can you keep dissing him when Burma even renamed itself after him? (With a minor typo which my Lamar was gracious enough to overlook, what with the maps and money already printed.)

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Shouldn’t the figures in the first two photos be wearing yarmulkes instead of wool hats and flowers? After all, yarmulkes are skull caps.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

That first one looks like Randy Quaid – maybe he was right about the Star Whackers after all.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Randy Quaid, hmm?
If the Bard were around he might say:

Alas poor Randall!
I knew him, Nosmo
A fellow of infinite jest,
Of most excellent paranoia:
He hath wrecked my guest house a thousand times;
And now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips
That porcelain hath kissed I know not how oft.
Where be your gibes now? Cousin Eddie’s mooching?
Your Amish bowling tricks ? Your flashes of asylum,
That were wont to set the tabloids on a roar?
Not one now, to mock your own smoking?
Quite star-whacked?
Now get you to my undertaker, and tell him, let
him bleach thy teeth …..

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

#1 – Incredibly bad teeth. #2 – beautiful teeth. What does this say about the state of dental care in Bolivia?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

“Reportedly mummified body” appears to have socks on its hands. That’s definitely weird.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@jclimacus081 – that’s got to be the best reworking of Hamlet I’ve ever read!

Posted by Funkyk | Report as abusive

thanks Funkyk, that’s very sweet :-) BG’s rather fond of the Earl of Oxford’s writings and I’m only too happy to oblige him

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

@Dave, and plastic surgery also! You over-looked the perfectly crafted nose on the second skull!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

that second skull has Michael Jackson’s nose (his last nose…there were MANY versions), or maybe Joan Rivers. Possibly they all 3 used the same plastic surgeon.

Bring out your dead! Join the OE Blog Network!

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Georgia, my lawyers have asked me to put this on the record. Have I or have I not asked you to get help?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

If I may interrupt:
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat, “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

If you’re reading this, you’re already one of us! Tea and doughnuts, anyone? Join the OE Blog Network!

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

@BG – isn’t that the purpose of your blog? I know it’s helped me immensely 😉 OU

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Look BG, if Georgia needs help, we all do..
bring out the dead and lets have a parade!!
Lamar would decide and award the Best in Dead!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Robert, I thought the point of this gathering was precisely we could all share our …er…
quirks and… er…peculiarities, and …er… meds! Somebody said tea and doughnuts? Xanax sprinkles and Ritalin filling for me!! Oh, and some nice Earl grey, please!

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