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Monday, May 16, 2005 :::

Attack of the Clones

I love it when things that are supposed to be cute turn out to be unbelievably creepy. This is the case with all clowns, most porcelain dolls, and apparently Bob Byerley paintings:

I don't know what's creepier: the little girls' mom hair, their deviant grins, or the sick monster baby they seem so happy to be siring.

You can see more of his paintings here. He is known as The Painter of Our American Childhood... and Dan's Worst Nightmares.

::: posted by dan at 9:30 PM :: [ link ] :: (16) comments Social Bookmark Button

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He'll have to learn that giving little girls huge heads is more creepy than endearing. And what happened to that doll?

By Blogger Biglug, at 10:11 PM  

i think the doll's head is made out of bacon...

By Blogger clara, at 12:12 AM  

I'm just waiting for the doll to turn it's head around and stair at me. Highly creepy!

By Blogger stapler, at 5:52 AM  

I don't know what's scarier, the paintings or the comments below.

By Blogger Peach, at 8:03 AM  

it's the huge 80's "mom" hair that's creeping me out. i fear 80's hair. bigtime

By Blogger Honey Bunny, at 8:42 AM  

It's defenetly the monster baby. In it's pendent painting the baby doll's head spins and it spits of pea soup.

By Blogger lynne, at 9:55 AM  

Little kids' teeth freak me out sometimes, and they are clearly evident in this painting.

By Blogger Will, at 10:10 AM  

I think the bacon is supposed to be Band-Aids.

My mom would have killed me if I had wasted an entire box of Band-Aids like that! Besides, it would appear that that doll requires a more suitable dressing, like a dishcloth and some duct tape! I donít think itís gonna make it.

By Blogger Kristina, at 10:18 AM  

"Hmm..what should I paint? I know, I'll paint two Village of the Damned rejects bandaging some doll's head to make it look like Frankenstein's monster. It'll be sweet."


By Blogger Monkey, at 11:01 AM  

Thanks Dan for finding yet another item to haunt my dreams forever....
Even creepier is that I think that little girl is supposed to be his daughter.

By Anonymous Moira, at 1:05 PM  

That's weird, Village of the Damned was this post's original title but I changed it because I wasn't sure if anyone would get it without the white glowing eyes.

I think its his daughter, too, because she appears in quite a few of this paintings.

By Blogger dan, at 2:20 PM  

Man -- you find the CREEPIEST stuff to post on your blog. And now I've sent that picture to everyone I know. You know: As a warning about the dangers of procreation.

By Blogger Jake, at 9:18 AM  

Thanks an effing lot. Who will save me from my screaming nightmare now?

By Blogger Karla, at 1:45 PM  

Maybe if you ask real nice, Dan will come and hold you close.

By Anonymous May, at 2:41 PM  

Am I the only one who thinks they look like Mary Kate and Ashley?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:26 PM  

Gotta sign off...feeling the urge to go make my own nurses cap out of today's Star Tribune.

I love those accessories!

By Anonymous John W, at 10:53 AM  

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