Monday, November 09, 2009

Fun With Pornographic Cake Toppers

Warning: The picture is at the bottom of this post so if you don't want to see it, you should NOT scroll down.

So I've been carrying around my camera the past few days because I have the lofty goal of catching the celebratory light show at the Eiffel Tower. I've seen pictures and it looks really awesome but since I have until the end of December to see it, I've managed to find an excuse every night to go home before the 8 o'clock show. I know, lame, but it is so cold these days that I just can't seem to make myself stay out just for the purpose of taking pictures of ol' Tour Eiffel. Hopefully this will be the week.

Anyway, in the meantime, I've gotten some, um, interesting photos of Paris. I do a lot of walking and by that, I mean close to 2 or 3 miles a day outside the gym so I see various things a lot of normal folks miss like: the space invaders on buildings all over the city, crazy street art, homeless people fornicating (where else are they going to?), all sorts of demonstration/manifestations, etc, but this is the first time I've seen the crazy cake toppers pictured below. And just to be perfectly clear, this store is on a major street, at a major intersection. I walk by it all the time and never, ever have I seen the wares that were in the window this weekend. Mickey, Hello Kitty!, Barbie yes, but the very accurate genitalia on the second shelf, no.

Now I realize that I am exactly the type of person who would buy stuff like this for a prank or to shock someone, but I absolutely expect to go into some dark, dank, seedy room to buy such an item, not stand in front of the window and point it out to the nice old lady who hand crafts them (okay, I am sure it is a mold, but still!). I just can't help but wonder, is there such a huge market for them that they have to be in the front window right next to St. Nick?


Jul said...

I wish I had some of those for the bachelorette party I'm attending in a couple weeks! Fun indeed.

I carry my camera with me all the time. I think I'm worried that the one time I don't bring it, I'll see something super crazy awesome. Like candy vaginas.

Angela in Europe said...

I know what you mean. There are soooo many Kodak moments I miss because I don't have my camera and my phone just doesn't cut it all the time.

buffalodick said...

Over 3 billion people have penises, and the other 3 billion have seen them! Funny what we think is out of line!

Angela in Europe said...

Buffalodick-Yeah, it is strange how squeamish we can be! Have to admit, I gasped before I chuckled.

Theresa C said...

That is too too funny "all I want for Christmas is ...." and its all there together.

Zhu said...

Classy! French culture at its best! :D

Evey time I walk around in Pigalle I'm surprised by the openess of the sex business. Living in Canada, I'm not used to see huge "SEX SEX SEX" neon signs during the day.