Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Can Someone Please Tell Me What This Is?

My imagination is getting the best of me (found on a random city sidewalk).

14 comments:

Woodrow said...

Did you touch it? Was it rubber? I have no clue. Was it alive?

XOXO said...

Aww. Poor puppy lost a toy!

michele said...

I love the ambiguity of this image!

But I also love your framing selection in including both the shadow and light on the background.

It's one of those images you can look at for much longer than the subject matter necessarily warrants. Great photo!

Stacy said...

I think it is a creature on some kids cartoon, the one with, oh-Rugrats, that's it.

Michael K said...

For some resaon I thought you lived on the same planet as me. Seriously, I need more specs on this thing before I could make a guess. Plant? Animal? Synthetic? Size? Neighborhood? Neighborhod is improtant cuz I have seen soem odd stuff at markets off the Argyle (Vietnamese hood) stop. Box of frogs anyone? My best guess without any of that info would be either some sort of tuber or a caterpillar. Both are known for exceptionally odd forms.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Woodrow - I was afraid to touch it, in part because there's a, uh, shall we say very creepy "mature" store — and some really dirty bars — just a block or so away.

But, no, I don't think it was alive. Though I couldn't confirm whether or not it had ever been.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

XOXO - I don't think so. I got the feeling this was very squishy and possibly full of some liquid goo.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Michele - I wish I'd centered it a bit differently on the vertical axis, but appreciate the compliment.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Stacy - I'm going to search for pictures of Rugrats right away.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Michael - You must not be talking about the red line, because I believe that stop on the red line is Andersonville. I think.

This was a wee bit north of there. And I honestly couldn't tell if it was synthetic, organic or some sort of alien combination of the two.

Pamela said...

what was the size?
my first thought is some kind of fake sea creature

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

I imagine if we'd stretched it out, it'd have been about 7-8 inches.

Michael K said...

I do mean the red line. The Argyle stop is actually styled kind of like a pagoda. Lots of good Vietnamese food their as well as Thai and Chinese. There is a great French/Vietnamese sandwich shop called Ba Le on Broadway just north of that stop. Check it out if you're ever over there.

ds said...

I knew a girl like this once. but not that well.

ds