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Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries

Bucket Head

Here's a guy who was caught on caught on camera stealing pigeons while wearing a bucket on his head and a plastic trash bag around his body. Florida, of course.

More details at wsvn.com.





Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 15, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Crime, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries

Follies of the Madmen #256



What a simpler world...

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 01, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Food, 1960s, Australia

Mystery Illustration 5

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Why is this fellow masked at his writing desk? Kidnapper? Bank Robber? Sex games?

Find the answer here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 18, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Twentieth Century

Narcissister



Caution: some brief flashes of bare bosoms--a tactic which seems to constitute the entirety of the performer's artistic armory--in video and at the link..

More info here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 18, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art

Otto Witte, the King of Albania

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Wikipedia article here. Click text below in first article to enlarge.

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Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 28, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Eccentrics, 1910s, Europe

FLUKE



I wonder why the trailer neglects to tell us that the dog houses the reincarnated soul of the little kid's father, who croaked in a car accident. Read the synopsis of the rest of the film to learn of its heart-warming tale of death, malevolence, vivisection, and heartbreak. A feel-good pic!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 28, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Movies, New Age, Religion, Superstition, Dogs, 1990s

Autobiography of Jesus

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Wouldn't so many, many contemporary controversies be definitively settled if only we had Jesus's own writings about his life? Doesn't the sorry world of the 21st century need his inspired insights, straight from the Savior's lips? Of course! And yet, this Spiritualist-dictated "autobiography" languishes unread!

Check it out here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 05, 2012 - Comments (9)
Category: Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators, Religion, Books, Nineteenth Century

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #23

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If these horrifying masks are "lifelike" in the world you come from, I don't want to visit!

From the 1950 catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 05, 2012 - Comments (2)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s

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