Part of my photo project Thrift Shop Hell, documenting weird and wonderful thrift store finds from the Upper Midwest.
Let’s take a look at this together.
It’s a bear statue, with
- puckered lips (do bears have puckerable lips?)
- generous make-up (red lipstick, gold eyeshadow)
- and a thumb out (do bears have thumbs?) in an unmistakable “you goin’ my way?” gesture.
How can we describe that, as succinctly as possible?
“Sexy hitchhiking bear statue.”
Why does this exist?
Sexy hitchhiking bear statue.
That doesn’t sound like a real thing. It sounds like some jumbled word-salad sidebar ad.
“Meet sexy hitchhiking bear statues in your area!”
“Make your bear statues sexier with this one weird trick!”
“Buy sexy-hitchhiking-bear-statues now at Alibaba.com!”
Sexy hitchhiking bear statue. What a world.