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Putting Your Imagination On Your Hand
August 11, 2009 10:38 AM   Subscribe

There are few things a man needs in life: a sense of purpose and ambition, a clean bill of health, and a fully detailed hand-sewn puppet of himself. Puppet Artists, Marnie & Bill Winn, create soft sculpted puppets that range from real people (from their photographs), to celebrities, to storybook and fantasy characters. PA also makes similarly detailed sets of 4-inch-tall finger puppets. (via)
posted by netbros (19 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are there really people in this world that down know the joys of owning a puppet-version of themselves?

I weep for them.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:43 AM on August 11, 2009


I'm Your Puppet.
posted by Floydd at 11:10 AM on August 11, 2009


Yieee they're really accurate voodoo dolls
posted by HopperFan at 11:18 AM on August 11, 2009


There is not a single one of those celebrities who I care enough about to stick my hand up their butt to make them talk... not one of them....
posted by HuronBob at 11:23 AM on August 11, 2009


I weep for them.

Me too.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:23 AM on August 11, 2009 [4 favorites]


I understand that Cerberus is a mighty guardian, but giving your dog a second head is more than a bit creepy.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:24 AM on August 11, 2009


Greg, I now fear your ability to swallow ostrich eggs whole.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:25 AM on August 11, 2009


Hmmm... maybe a puppet version of the dog would keep DH from wanting to have the dog stuffed when he dies.
posted by onhazier at 11:33 AM on August 11, 2009


OMG I WANT A PUPPET VERSION OF ME SO FUCKING BAD WHERE IS THE JUSTICE
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:34 AM on August 11, 2009


ZOMG TIMES A MILLION
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:35 AM on August 11, 2009 [4 favorites]


The puppet portraits of couples may have just spontaneously made me either want to become gay or get married idk which.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:47 AM on August 11, 2009


I've been considering getting one of Eloole's customized plush toys, but family and friends would be seriously weirded out.
posted by papalotl at 12:15 PM on August 11, 2009


I imagine this one writing a seventeen minute song with 500 key changes about the puppeteer's hand being up his ass.
posted by idiopath at 12:29 PM on August 11, 2009


Not as good as the Unemployed Philosophers Guild.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:51 PM on August 11, 2009


Celebrity 0002 to Celibrity 0005 are all Tom Cruise, right?
posted by sour cream at 1:07 PM on August 11, 2009


Not quite sure who Celebrity 0001 is though. Is that supposed to be the Stones?
posted by sour cream at 1:08 PM on August 11, 2009


It's number 947 on my list right behind flame-retardant jetpack suit and ahead of trained, exploding pet turtles.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:41 PM on August 11, 2009


wtf me no rikey rascist depictions
posted by Betty_effn_White at 10:00 PM on August 11, 2009


There are few things a man needs in life: a sense of purpose and ambition, a clean bill of health, and a fully detailed hand-sewn puppet of himself.

I question the need for this otherwise entertaining lede to be gender-specific.

This derail has been brought to you by earnestness

posted by regicide is good for you at 11:10 PM on August 11, 2009


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