Plastic Porter


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)


69 thoughts on “Plastic Porter

      • 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    • 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 😀

  5. 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! 🙂

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