Stuff On My Desk – Vampire Bust

vampire statuette
Hellish offspring of vampire and chicken.

I have stuff, and some of it is on my desk.

Time yet again to look at another item cluttering my workspace and impeding my productivity by taking advantage of my short attention span.

Now, as campy/cool as the 1960s Batman TV series was, wouldn’t it have been even cooler if, instead of hiding the switch to open the Batcave in a bust of William Shakespeare, they had used this bad boy? Now hear me out. This guy has the same basic shape, PLUS he’s got a bat crest and vampire teeth for a little bit of foreshadowing. And are those chicken legs or perhaps Robin feet? Oh, if only.

Speaking of Robin, isn’t that the worst super hero name ever? Yeah, sidekicks in the golden age of comics always got the crappy labels. Just ask Mr. Scarlet’s sidekick Pinky the Whiz Kid. Apparently his bladder control problems were supposed to strike fear into the superstitious and cowardly lot that comprised the underworld in those days. Though, to be fair, “Mr. Scarlet” doesn’t exactly have that “Dark Knight” ring to it either. And what about Captain America’s sidekick Bucky? A teenager fighting nazis has it tough enough without his lack of orthodontia coming up every time his name is mentioned. So I guess with all the buck-toothed bed-wetting kids in the spandex brigade, Robin seems kind of bad ass by comparison.

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Stuff On My Desk – Plush Star Trek Alien

He sells you alcohol, he doesn't have to be pretty.
Surely the most aerodynamic of all Star Trek aliens.

Star Trek plush toy tag
A ferengi with delusions of grandeur. His dreams of greatness are Gorn with the wind.

Star Trek alien The Gorn
“Am I rockin’ this ascot or what?”

 I have stuff, and some of it is on my desk.

Just to show how cool my workplace can be, I came in one morning to find this guy on my chair. My friend and colleague Shannon (check out her awesome diet and exercise blog Sweaty Girl) had found him at a flea market then beamed him directly to my cubicle. Yup, I’m a Trek nerd. This is, of course, Quark, the Ferengi barkeep from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the size of whose lobes is exceeded only by his love for gold-pressed latinum. For those not in the know, the Ferengi are a devious race motivated soley by profit, and with ears like those they can hear a penny being dropped a mile away.

What makes this particular Ferengi more devious than most are his delusions of grandeur. If you check out the second picture down you will see that, according to his tag, Quark here believes himself to be a Gorn. As you can see from the following pic of the actual Gorn who beat the toupee off Captain Kirk in the “Arena” episode of the original Star Trek, bad orthodontia is really the only thing the two species have in common.

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