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Etsomnia™ Volume XLVIII: Animal Crackers

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What's more sexy than a naked mole rat costume? How about a naked mole rat in a box? By MissNessaMonster

What’s more sexy than a naked mole rat costume? How about a naked mole rat in a box?

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

This week’s Etsy send-up is about the animal kingdom in all its Etsy glory; the beasts of the field, the denizens of the jungle, creatures that crawl and dig and skitter, and even about man’s best friend. (No, not Krispy Kreme donuts. The OTHER best friend.)

As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.

Epilogue: I have to tell you that between last week’s patriotic junk, the previous week’s creepy dolls, and the atrocities below, Etsy’s suggestions for me have taken a turn for the weird. That is all.

Aye-aye have to give it to them. This is pretty funny. By NerdyLittleStitcher

Aye-aye have to give them credit. This is pretty funny. By NerdyLittleStitcher

Stop looking at me like that. CUT IT OUT. Fine. I'll say it. The cutest felted penguin in the world. By ScratchCraft

Stop looking at me like that. CUT IT OUT. Fine. I’ll say it. The cutest felted penguin in the world. By ScratchCraft

I guess we should be grateful that CaspersCreatures isn't doing this to humans. That we know of.

I guess we should be grateful that this seller isn’t doing this to humans. That we know of.

Sheesh. To be fair, California Condors are pretty ugly to begin with. By CanyonWrensNest

This thing is so ugly, it looks like a Skeksi from “The Dark Crystal, and that is NOT a compliment. To be fair, California Condors are pretty ugly to begin with.

That's okay. I'll just sit in the dark. By Amabyss

That’s okay. I’d rather just sit in the dark.

sphynx cat in Cindy Brady sweater

When I searched for “cat sweater,” I was not expecting this “Cindy Brady Velour Cat Shirt.”

$250 will buy you this sculpture of a rabbit with loose morals. By Malbers2

$250 gets you this sculpture of a rabbit with loose morals.

“Booby in a Hat.” [Insert joke here.]

These are the most useless gloves I’ve ever seen, and I have seen a lot of stupid gloves.

Finally! 'Upcycled' isn't code for 'crap!' By RecycledArtCo

Finally! ‘Upcycled’ isn’t synonymous with ‘crap!’ By RecycledArtCo

“Johnny Cow School Portrait.”

Completely unusable coat rack. Also, could you close your legs, please? I can see your horsicles. 

Hello, friends. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpoopular? Well this warthog hat is NOT the answer to all your problems. By HimalayaHardware

Hello, friends. Are you tired, run-down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpoopular? Well this warthog hat is NOT going to help one bit.

Who's a handsome steampunk corgi? Is it you? Yes it is! Yes it is!  By CollageOrama

Who’s a handsome steampunk corgi? Is it you? Yes it is! Yes it is!
By CollageOrama

The best thing I can say about this thing that appears to be made out of actual sheep dung is that it's probably biodegradable. By CaveCreekPrimitives

I assume the fact that this sheep is described as a “bowl filler” means it’s flushable.

This is listed as a

This is listed as a “Statement” cow brooch. The statement it’s making is “Noooooo.”

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ Volume XLVIII: Animal Crackers

  1. That California license plate seagull with the fish in its mouth is pretty cool.

    But as for the horses… wut?

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  2. LOL! That cat NEEDS a sweater. And oh, the penguin in adorable ❤

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  3. Funny cracks. The penguin is cute.

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  4. That’s quite a collection you have compiled! Loving your blog so far!

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  5. That thing they made with the chick is grotesque!

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