I might have jumped a little. Full-disclosure. Although, on second thought, I’m pretty sure I could out-run this dude. Still, such creepiness will probably affect the tip.
Wes Mantooth: “What, you guys can’t say one thing?! Even the guy that can’t think said something! You guys just stand there?! Come on!”
– Vince Vaughn – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)
Cool and creepy! I like it, Robert, but I think you might already know that.
Why thank you, S.E! Very much! Once I got over the initial, ‘What the?!’ I thought it seemed kind of interesting!
It’s super interesting to me. Mannequins strike me as being like huge dolls. If I had a mansion, (whahahaha!)I think I would like a room full of them, all different. And a few more scattered about the place. 🙂
They do make for interesting subjects, don’t they?! AND they usually manage to hold pretty still (even if I don’t)! AND they work on-the-cheap, too! So I can see why you’d give them a room or two, S.E!
He looks a little stand-off’ish to me SiG but I understand that rugged good looks can do this!
Hahaha… I can see how that might have gone to his plastic head…
Awesome creepy photo! Where was this guy that you got a photo of him?
He is creepy, isn’t he?! He is set-up in an old passenger car at the Museum of Transportation here in STL…
I know he’s there… still, he gets me every time!
I hear ya on the “gets me every time” thought, as we have lots of 6′ tall animated Halloween props like Michael Myers, Freddy, and Jason Voorhees and even though I know they are standing in the kitchen, they get me every time I walk into the room. LOL
Hahaha… that would do it, I’m sure! Hmmm… maybe I should put a Michael Myers IN my fridge… that might help a bit with the old diet!
Moody!! Love it
Why, thank you! Very, very much!
Creepy beyond creepy! Waiting for him to move… or steal my soul.
Hahaha… right?! Well… at least it looks like he’d be kinda… s-l-o-w about it… maybe.
Reminds me of the house of wax. 🙂
Hope you had a great Christmas! 🙂
Me too, Deb! Me too!
Thank you so very much! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well!
Been to this museum and can relate to your initial reaction. Good capture and perfect quote! Robyn
Hahaha… I’m relieved it wasn’t just me! I’ve been here once or twice before, too… but this thing gets me every time!
Many thanks, Robyn!
I’m pretty sure you could outrun this one. I’m amazed how lifelike some of the characters can be in museums. It is a bit eerie.
I hope so! He also had a rope to jump over, and I don’t think he was much of a hurdler, either… so I might be safe!
I don’t get the “creepy” of it (but I am also not afraid of clowns, so maybe it’s just me). One could think of so many captions, some of them having to do with Brad Pitt’s start and/or Dolph Lundgren’s end. See? This post-Christmas naughtiness is all your fault, SIG. I like it, though! The shot, I mean. 🙂
Hahaha… well, maybe part of it was that I wasn’t expecting to see him / it there. Although I should have been, because I’ve been here before… and I know he’s there… I just always manage to forget somehow! I know it’ll get me again next-time, too!
I need more details on your posts as to where you are when you take pictures. Where is this from?
This one was taken at the Museum of Transportation here in St. Louis… this thing is set-up in an old passenger car… I keep forgetting it’s there… freaks me out a bit every time!
I think I used to date this guy. Give him my #, would ya? He still has my Celine DIon CD.
So THAT explains the gentle sobbing.
And the Celine Dion.
The Night of the Walking Conductor – “Tickets! Tickets! Tickets!” 🙂
Reminds me of going to Tussad’s at Niagara Falls when I was , um, much younger. They always had some figures set up , Ticket taker, man with a broom, to confuse the unwary. They also had General Brock’s death scene – the chest would rise & fall in his final breath.
Hahaha… maybe… next… time! Run!
That sounds very interesting! I’m sure I would have been one of the most confused! They probably could have used my ‘reaction’ to sell tickets!
Yeah, no kidding, SIG! I would have jumped, too! He is a bit creepy, but I love what you’ve done with him. I hope you didn’t have to sit next to the guy.
Right?! What gives, dude?! Fortunately he was contained inside an old passenger rail-car at a museum… and I had plenty of room to run if need be!
Funny ..he looks a bit more model like than most porters I’ve seen.
Hahaha… I thought I detected a hint of blue-steel…
Hi Inky…I know you could outrun him if you saw him move towards you:D
Hahaha… probably so! Unless I passed-out, or something!
fun with the kitch!
hm, i didn’t know vince was in ron burgundy… must tune in now, i’ll watch anything that big guy is in!
Why, thank you, E.F!
Yeah… he plays a rival newscaster… it’s a smaller part, but he does a great job of it!
Is he single?
He’s not saying.
It looks like he might be thinking about it, though…
A deep thinker, that’s what you want .
He seems to think so, anyway.
I don’t think I saw any plastic ladies hanging around… er… what… ever…
I see the porter and it looks like a bathroom sink on the wall…is there a Porter Potty around there somewhere?
HA! So that explains the T.P. on his shoe…
Maybe this was the guy moving around in those foggy shots you shared earlier??!
*dun dun dun*
You can’t leave us hanging like this Inky!
Hahaha… okay… fog has cleared a bit…
coast looks clear…
for now, anyway!
Haha! Change his uniform and he could be a plastic police man . . . or a plastic fireman . . . or a plastic sweeper. But He’ll never graduate to Madame Tussad’s Wax Museum! 😀
He’d probably need quite a bit of work done first…
He’s probably more friendly than a lot of them.
Hahaha… could be true! I’m not sure I want to come out of hiding long enough to find out, though!
well, he’s certainly got the professional look down pat: polite and knowledgeable – and no trace of a smile.
maybe he needs a change of scenery 🙂
Sometimes ya’ just need a vacation! Even if you’re made-o-plastic!
OMG! It movessss!!!! XD
Plastic men are the most creepiest! I remember one of the Twilight Zone episode where plastic dolls were everywhere… that was horrible.
Hahaha… it certainly looks like it does!
I don’t think I’ve seen that episode… probably a good thing, though… this guy would creep me out even more!!!
With such a ghoulishly looking Porter this
could quite easily have been the Ghost Train
SIG, I hope that you managed to finish the
journey without getting too spooked? 🙂
Great work as always SIG 🙂
Happy New Year to you and
all of your family 🙂
Hahaha… indeed! Fortunately once I remembered this guy was hanging around I was able to calm down a bit…
until I managed to completely forget and walk by again, anyway! 🙂 My memory isn’t quite what it used to be, you know!
Thank you so very much for your great kindness, Andro! Wishing the very same to you and yours, sir… the very happiest of New Years to you, A.G! 🙂
Isn’t he supposed to be made of plasticine? And have looking glass eyes???
Hahaha… I didn’t get quite close enough to check out the tag, but you might be on to something there, Tony!
He scared me and Vanessa too! V did a cartoon jump into my arms when we came across that guy! Creepy!
He almost looks like a cartoon guy…
I wonder if he was made by ACME?!
I suspect he may be a Ticket Inspector, which is why he’s so creepy. They can really make you jump, especially if you havent paid your fare. 😉
Hahaha… that might have something to do with it, Martin!