Weird Things for Weirdos
A Collection of Weird Things
I've always liked weird things, ever since I was given a little skeleton on a key ring as a child.
If it's weird enough, I'll want to know about it, be it in the realm of weird ornaments, weird photographs, weird behaviour or weird people.
I'm probably a little weird myself, although I would tend to call it individualistic, with slightly unusual taste. However, there are lots of people who could be defined like this - I'm not exactly unique, and clearly the art forms I appreciate have been designed by other like-minded artists and creators, so what's good for us will probably be good enough for anyone else who has the curiosity to see what's on this page.
A Little Metal Business Man With Tie and Briefcase, Made With Screws, Rivets and Scrap Metal
Weirdness Caters to the Imagination, Whereas Normality is Just.....What?
- Normal? Maybe.
- Boring? Possibly.
- Unremarkable? Definitely.
Do you like weird stuff and oddities too? If so, there will be plenty to entertain you here and we probably have something in common.
A Doggy (and Possibly Dodgy) Film Crew - Is that Weird or What? I Found Them in at a Car Boot Sale
Doggy Film Crew
This weird little collection of dogs stands about 3 - 4 inches high, each one separate, so you can space them around to the best vantage point for them to start "filming".
They are made of painted clay I think, and I've certainly never seen anything similar in the shops.
Weird Artefacts at the British Museum
The next two figurines are sculptures I particularly liked when I visited the British Museum. There are so many fascinating objects there, I just love it, and have visited it time and time again over the years. There is a huge section on Egyptology, with lots of Egyptian mummies and sarcophogi to appeal to your imagination.
A Griffin at the British Museum
Mexican Snakes at the British Museum
And Here are the Mexican Snakes Again, This Time After I Have Added a New Dimension of Luminosity to the Original Photo
These Snakes Look a Bit Evil
Are they casting an evil eye on you?
Would you spend a Night at the Museum, or would you want to go home early?
Wallace and Grommit Ornament
No Page on Weird Stuff is Complete Without Wallace and Gromit - Possibly my Favorite Weirdos on Television
This is a rubber Wallis and Gromit ornament, about 12-inches high.
Gromit is in the bath, covered in foaming shampoo, poor darling.
I used to own it, but I removed it from its shelf in my lounge and sadly kissed it goodbye, or should I say kissed them goodby?
Wallace and Gromit - Here They are Again, my Favorite Weirdos!
This time on cufflinks, with a special Walliace and Grommit box
Are they not cute?
But would you not be a little disconcerted if you saw their little faces peering through the cuffs on someone's sleeves one dark and stormy night?
Wallace and Gromit Cuff Links
The Green Man - Tattoo
Here's a Very Weird Tattoo - The Green Man
I asked a stranger if I could take this photograph of his tattoo - I get quite brazen when I'm looking for a good photo!
This Green Man Tattoo is quite unnerving when you are close up to it - the art work is very effective, and the Green Man seems to be looking right at you.
Now imagine the Green Man moving slightly as muscles ripple.
Do not let this man put his arm round you on a shadowy evening - you never know what might happen!!
A Dragon Tattoo
Here's Another Tattoo, This Time a Dragon - It was done on the arm of one of my friends, Jens
This is a Really Weird Comedy Series with the Freakiest People You Could Ever Imagine
Welcome to Royston Vaisey!
I loved watching these weirdo villagers, who lived in an isolated area well away from normality. I never missed a showing on TV
The League of Gentlemen - Complete Series - Just the thing for an evening at home - This is comedy at its very weirdest
Some people didn't like this series, because it is about very odd people in a village, Royston Vaisey, which is peopled by weirdos and perverts. They don't like strangers in Royston Vaisey, and they all stick together.
There is an atmosphere of dark foreboding and evil, and the protagonists are some of the most vile people you could come across. But they look after each other - it's just the strangers who don't fare well.
I love it - British humour can be quite grim, almost incomprehensible at times, but so funny that I could hardly wait till the next television episode, and always stayed in on that night.
A Chinese Dragon Mask
Take the Poll Below About Weirdness - What is the extent of your weirdness?
Would you be suspicious of this man if you met him on a dark night, say Halloween, carrying an axe?
Why are you here on this page? Are you a bit weird yourself?
Here's a Weird Painting by the Even Weirder Artist, Richard Dadd -Titania Sleeping
Richard Dadd was an Accomplished Artist and Entered the Royal Academy at the age of 20
When he was 27, after travelling in Egypt, sadly he became mentally ill, probably bi-polar disorder and psychosis. He heard voices, and became violent. He murdered his father by cutting his throat, escaped to France, and then threatened to kill other people. He was eventually captured and confined in Bethlem Lunatic Asylum, and later for the rest of his life in Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Whilst there, he continued painting masterpieces, many of mythical scenes.
This is My Latest Addition to my Weird Collection - a Gargoyle - He's on the Shed Wall Opposite my Kitchen
I look out of the window as I do the washing up at the sink, and he leers back at me.
I love to see his little gargoyle face grinning down at me.
He is particularly hideous, isn't he?
Here Are Some Very Weird Customs on a YouTube Video
Do You Like or Collect Weird Things?
© 2012 Diana Grant