Christmas presents – II

Has the consumistic frenzy infected you yet, like every year? Are you panicking at the last minute, wiping out every good idea and whatever creativity has left you? All the other presents seem more original than yours?
Here are some gift ideas from Bizzarro Bazar.

Survival stockings
This year we haven’t heard any prophecy about the end of the world but, as you know, the Apocalypse is always near. So here is the perfect tactical stocking to hang by the fireplace, fully-equipped with pockets for your ninja weapons, handles, snap-hooks, velcro and zippers, designed to hold every essential MacGyver tool.

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Half pint
Speaking of survival, it should be noted that the festive period always deliver a hard blow to your liver. If this year you’re considering the idea of limiting your alcohol assumption, but you fear you will lose your face with your friends, here is the clever half pint glass that looks like a pint glass, when seen from the side.

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Zombie slippers
With the first cold, there is nothing better than slip your feet in something warm. Even better if it is the mouth of a zombie, quietly gnawing on your ankles as you relax by the fireplace.

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VENKON – Calde Pantofole di Peluche a Disegno Zombie

Calendars to your (bad) taste
Wonders of Christmas: we are bound to give a present even to people we cannot stand. Most of the times we then resort to the most trivial and impersonal gift there can be, the calendar. But why not pushing things a little further, and spoil the whole year 2016 for your worst enemy?
One solution could be those calendars which redefine the concept of bad taste: the one offering monthly pictures of dogs pooping, or the roadkill calendar.

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2016 Pooping Pooches Calendar

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Roadkill Calendar 2016

And, after the calendars for enemies, here are those for friends. Still weird, but with a much more refined irony, the Crap Taxidermy wall calendar presents the most hilarious taxidermy gone wrong.

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The calendar from our friends at Morbid Anatomy, on the other hand, is a thing of pure beauty. It features photographs exploring the collections from 12 different Museums all around the world, and on its pages  someimportant dates for the lovers of macabre are noted, such as Edward Gorey‘s birth, the Dia de los Muertos or the Santa Muerte festivities.

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Morbid Anatomy Curious Collections 2016 Wall Calendar

Candles
Another classic present, if a bit corny, are artistic candles. The ones we suggest here are granted to surprise those who light them up.

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Dinosaur Egg Candle

Flower grenade
In this time of warlike tensions, it’s time to go back putting flowers in your guns. You can do it in your own garden, throwing this grenade made of clay that is designed to melt with the first rain, releasing its seeds and granting the blooming of lively colors from this instrument of death.

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Christmas songs
Lastly, what would Christmas be without traditional songs? This year you can delight your relatives coming over to lunch with a playlist of Christmas melodies performed (or, better, shouted) by goats. Surprisingly, behind this project there is the charity action of ActionAid, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of goats in the fight to poverty. Enjoying your relatives’ dismay as you know deep in your heart that you have done a good deed, is really invaluable.

All I Want For Christmas Is A Goat

6 comments to Christmas presents – II

  1. Manu says:

    Il coro di capre è la cosa più natalizia che abbia mai sentito, meglio di Frank Sinatra !!!

  2. Livio says:

    Trovo splendide le candele! Buone feste!

  3. Chiara says:

    Il calendario di Morbid Anatomy è meraviglioso, mi mangio le mani per non averlo preso! Io invece mi sono fatta regalare questo bellissimo libro, Beyond The Dark Veil, con delle splendide fotografie post mortem, fatti storici e di cronaca nera (anche esternamente è splendido, le pagine all’esterno sono dorate ed estremamente…”lussureggianti”. Conosci The Thanatos Archive?). Dato che tra un paio di mesi è il mio compleanno però la candela uovo di dinosauro non mancherà!

    • bizzarrobazar says:

      Certamente, conosco Jack Mord di Thanatos Archive e lo splendido Beyond The Dark Veil contiene anche un saggio a firma dell’amica Lovejoy. Hai ragione, dal punto di vista iconografico (e bibliofilo!) è di sicuro la miglior raccolta esistente di foto post mortem.
      Sul versante teorico, invece, fra i migliori testi che io abbia letto restano i due saggi di Mirko Orlando, Ripartire dagli addii e Fotografia post mortem.

      Oh, tra l’altro io il tuo libro l’ho finito e devo farti i miei complimenti! Molto interessante, soprattutto la parte introduttiva, anche se è importante prendere il “gioco” di rapportare le figure mostruose alle sindromi mediche per quello che è: un tassello di comprensione, uno spunto di riflessione, possibilità intravista fra le maglie di senso (peraltro vertiginosamente intrecciate) del mito. Brava!

  4. Chiara says:

    Assolutamente, lo scopo del saggio è proprio quello! Ho voluto condividere in forma scritta delle riflessioni basate sulle mie supposizioni e le possibili connessioni che da esse sono derivate, cercando ovviamente di argomentarle con le fonti più attendibili che potessi trovare (cosa che si è rivelata “sfiziosa” dal punto di vista scientifico, avendo io tutt’altra formazione). Mi ha sempre affascinato questo del mito, ossia il rendere la diversità straordinaria tramutandola in vera e propria leggenda!
    Grazie mille per i complimenti, davvero: sono molto felice che ti sia piaciuto!

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