I Can’t Even Look at These Photos Without Needing to Roll My Body in Pancake Batter and Flip Myself into the Non-Existent Arms of the Badly-Combed-Over, Green-Suited Fisher-Price Man Who Worked Changing the Stoplight From Red to Green in the Toy Village of My Youth

25 Responses

  1. monica says:

    that is so good! Imagine being someones plaything, a dish AND totally creative!! Would really like to see the Honkey Ho Ho’s though :o))

  2. sid says:

    Dude those photos are frigging awesome. Your hubbie is sooooo creative.

  3. Star says:

    Hubby has quite the sense of humor. Between the two of you the kids may make careers of stand up comedy. Those are great photos. I always apprecate art when I can tell what it is. I am not a fan f the abstract.

  4. Jeni says:

    Now there’s some wild and wacky -but really good -creativity going on with “Groomeo.” I really do admire -greatly -anyone who can come up with things like this for a project like that! Yep! You two are a darned good match in the creativity department!

  5. Jazz says:

    I love how Groom’s mind works, yes I do…

  6. Kirsten says:

    I love those! I want Part 2!!

  7. Jamie says:

    Very clever and well done! I was smiling the whole time!

    I’ve been so inspired reading about him living out his creative dream and going back to art school. You Go, Groom!!

  8. ArtSparker says:

    Those are great – he should get an A.

  9. kmkat says:

    I love those. But will the class? They are playful, creative, and fun; don’t academic artsy folk prefer abstract, ironic, and unintelligible?

  10. Becky Cazares says:

    I am totally impressed with the extent of your collection! Wow, things certainly have changed in the Fisher-Price world since my little brothers had theirs in the ’70s. I’ve never seen so many accessories! Guess I need to get out more. Geez.

    My favorite was the pirates at the honey-dew bowl, but the most creative award goes to the Under the Influence!

  11. chelle says:

    ok those are AWESOME!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Even though I attended that pretentious school of yours, I never obtained the ability to speak or provide feedback in the artsy sort of way so my comments on Groom’s work in the previous post would have been “uh..it kinda looks like you.” But these photos I like. And his creativity is incredible. Amazingly, we have none of these lego guys around the house but I find plastic toy animal thingys in all sorts of nooks and crannies and just wonder how they got there. Maybe I should start taking photos too! How fun.
    Julie B.

  13. Diesel says:

    Is that a scorpion on that cheese? Watch out, Mr. Skeleton!

  14. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    May I print this post out and frame it? It deserves to be embroidered in cross-stitch, but I'm lazy.

    The photos and the ideas behind them are fanmarveloustick, and the last sentence melts like a handful of M&M's on the tongue.

    I'm pretty sure I love you for the licorice whip wielding dominatrix Barbies alone.

  15. citizen of the world says:

    Oh my God! You actually made me laugh out loud, pre-coffee! Those are really great. Tell your guy I love them.

  16. phd in yogurtry says:

    love the cheerios diver!! and scaling mount banana bread! really creative. must have been fun coming up with all of those.

    I was, however, waiting for the more adventurous Dr. Strangelove’s Kong riding the, ya know, dildo.

  17. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    "S & M Barbies work with licorice whips"


    Incredibly clever. I'll have to share it with one of my "grown up" sons who still plays with Playmobile.

  18. lime says:

    ok, give me pineapple or give me honeydew sings to me. i love everything about it! and it cracks me up that i can see you reading the paper in the background.

    would it surprise you to know i had a brief foray into work as a lego porn producer?

    here’s the proof.

  19. ArtSparker says:

    Hello –

    Just linked you on my Tiny Theatre blog with the Cheerios Diver hope that is okay – let me know if not.

  20. Mariah says:

    Thos photos are fantastc, I’m digging the ice cream one

  21. actonbell says:

    LOL, great stuff!!

  22. Vic says:

    They DO have much better Lego people now – I’m so jealous.

    These pictures are wonderful!

  23. BrightenedBoy says:

    These are so funny. I think it’s nice to look at toys and food as some of the best things in life.

    A life without good food wouldn’t be a life at all.

  24. Jules says:

    That’s hysterical! I’m going out to buy some “people” today!

  25. Kylie w Warszawie says:

    First thing – I have that exact Ikea coffee press.

    And I love the photos!

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