What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 139: WTF Volume III


That’s one helluva pre-existing condition.

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.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

All of my Etsomnia™ posts include weird, inexplicable Etsy merchandise, but this week, we are plumbing the depths. Today, I’m bringing you the worst of what I’ve found recently. Items so disturbing, so bizarre, so stomach-turning, they defy explanation (plus a few unexpected items I actually think are pretty great, in spite of their deep quirkiness).

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

From the e-book “Colonoscopy Prep For Fun and Profit

I find this sculpture by ARTIFACTSGLASS to be equal parts odd and lovely.

Dead rabbit keychains, now with more intestines!

Disembodied doll leg necklace, because Etsy.

Pocket Boobs is an OK name, but I think I would have called them Travel Tits. Or maybe Globes on the Go.

This planter really needs a trailing vine, preferably one that covers it completely.

I had no idea that the M in S&M stood for mouse.

Hat for two, 1st place winner in the codependency finals.

“Bear.” If you put it outside among the trees, it would be bear shit in the woods.

If I were designing a woman cave, this Rocky Horror animated mouth would be front and center! By StarliteAmusements

This is a gown made of Barbie clothes. It’s a little revealing, but with the right undergarment

When Betsy’s parents gave her the pony, they neglected to ask what she wanted it for.

Before wearing this bracelet, you might want to consider applying a few Crest Whitestrips…

The absolute pinnacle of 6th grade humor. I’m tempted to give it to every teacher I know. By QuoteWorthyIowa

Steve Buscemi pillow. Sweet dreams

Perhaps the weirdest ‘fridge magnet of all time. I kind of want one. By KidDoucheMagnets

Blobfish scarf, only on Etsy. I hope.

Hilarious felted mermaid that I can’t live without. By 5erg

I'll bet you never guess what this is...

I’ll bet you never guess what this is

Since we have so many new readers, I thought it might be fun to bring back the reader caption feature. Write your best caption in the comments section below!

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!

34 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 139: WTF Volume III

  1. Holy crap! Who knew!?! Okie dokey you get the prize for WTF finds!!! Seriously!!! That some crazy stuff and cracking up on the magnet and my daughter would love it too! Will think on the caption but maybe “don’t smoke – this is what you’ll turn into”

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  2. “I’m watching you.”
    Seriously, I keep thinking that cigarette is in his nose. I know it’s not, but I keep seeing that.
    I have no words for the rest.

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  3. I think the artist that made that planter lives where I do (Mesilla, NM). I have several of her pieces–most at just baby head planters. I have to say I am digging the baby head on dog body you posted……but I am odd. I know this.

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  4. You know, I always try to enter the caption contest, but my head exploded somewhere around the girl with the horse head.

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  5. Oh boy. I don’t know what else to say. Thank you again for finding these treasures…

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  6. Oh my! Just, Ohhh Myyyy! These are fantastic! Honestly, I don’t know how you find these things but I’m glad you have this talent. 🙂

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  7. I actually have a caption but it’s pretty vulgar. Maybe I’ll text it to you.

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  9. You have outdone yourself, dear Donna. That “preexisting condition” one is truly vile. The S&M taxidermy is utterly hilarious. I actually like the wit of it. There is, of course, no way I would wish to own it but I still appreciate that it made me laugh out loud. I actually found that this week’s exhibits either made me wince or chortle. There was no in between. Horrific or hilarious. That was the binary. One of my kids said he would like the blobfish scarf and then chuckled and then we both laughed at felted mermaid’s saggy merboobs. I have to confess that the roadkill bunny was entirely reminiscent of an art journal page I created ( so clearly if I had made it into a felted brooch I could have embarked on an Etsy career.

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  10. Oh, dear Donna! Honey, I think you forgot that the B in OBT stands for Beautiful, not Bad! 😉 Hahaha! This was one truly frightful set–would be perfect at Halloween. The S&M mice thing is cute…in its own…way. O_o.

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  11. the mouse in S&M description was hilarious hahhaa

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  12. “How to knit wooly hats, that suit everybody”

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  13. “The next chapter of Star Wars gets kind of edgy.”

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  14. Where to begin? In a million years I would never have guessed what the cookie cutter was really supposed to be…and that was the tamest thing there!

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  17. . Honey, I retrieve you forgot that the B in OBT stands for beautiful, not Bad!

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