How To Tickle My Fancy

14 Apr

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Before I begin, I make no apology for the contents of today’s post; I can’t – I’m too busy laughing.

This one is just to warm you up:

To our email inbox from Realcycle.  Realcycle, like Freegle, is a Freecycle splinter group – what’s going on out there in freebie land?  Some sort of civil war with the right to own whole barns of tat at stake?

From: **********
Date: 08/04/2011 16:37:16
Subject: [Realcycle-Manchester]
WANTED: unwanted pounds, M6

I will collect any unwanted pounds Sterling.


Won’t we all?  Wish I’d thought of it first.


This next one was in yesterday’s Star (and it’s not a tabloid).  I’m going to share extracts for your delectation, but you can read the whole article here, if you can stomach it.  This should bring an influx of weird to my search list.

Headline: Penis museum gets human specimen.

You can see why that might catch my eye, can’t you?  And before you say ‘no’, remember you are still reading this. 

If you are wondering about the donor,

“He liked to be in the limelight, you know? He was a funny guy,” he said. “He was a boaster, a braggart… He liked to be provocative.”

The 95-year-old Icelander’s pickled penis will be the main attraction in one of his country’s most bizarre museums.

I bet it will. 

But wait!  There’s more:

Several people had pledged their penises over the years

Note the use of ‘people’, not ‘men’.  Did I miss something in Biology class?

We are informed that

Highlights of the museum’s collection include a 170cm sperm whale penis preserved in formaldehyde, lampshades made from bull testicles and what the museum described as an “unusually big” penis bone from a Canadian walrus.

Gotta love that phrase ‘unusually big’.  I have to visit this place.

The museum’s founder relates how 

colleagues brought him whale penises as gifts.

That must have been a surprise on Christmas morning. 


Photos posted to the museum’s website show small army of ghostly, whitish penises stuffed into jars

and there are

other penis-related craft items.

Bet you won’t find any at Hobbycraft.

27 Responses to “How To Tickle My Fancy”

  1. Cindy April 14, 2011 at 15:56 #

    I saw that article and wondered who would go to the museum …


  2. vivinfrance April 14, 2011 at 16:01 #

    Now you know, Cindy: nit’s Tilly. I was tempted to say “seen one, seen them all”, but on second thoughts, not.


  3. kiwidutch April 14, 2011 at 16:22 #

    Yes, just the place you’d like to visit with the kids for a family day out.. NOT!
    Like Cindy, I’m wondering *who* would actually turn up at such a museum??? maybe men wanting to know how they measure up???
    LOL this is plain weird!


  4. sarsm April 14, 2011 at 16:39 #

    ‘Visit penis museum’ – an interesting entry to your 101 challenges, no?


  5. slpmartin April 14, 2011 at 16:58 #

    As they say…there’s a collector for everything…but this is very different to say the least.


  6. Pseu April 14, 2011 at 17:16 #

    Ask your husband if he’ll go to this museaum… well, willie or won’t he?


    • Tilly Bud April 14, 2011 at 22:26 #

      lol 😀 He knew all about this museum; he claims he watched a documentary on it…


  7. Pseu April 14, 2011 at 17:18 #

    Did your here about the man who had a tattoo on his willie?

    His new girl friend gasped when she saw it…
    “It says AIDS,” she said.
    “Don’t worry,” he replied, “It says ADDIDAS when fully extended.”


  8. viewfromtheside April 14, 2011 at 17:23 #

    after that you have to see the live show (from Australia – where else) called puppetry of the penis. ggoogle it!


  9. earlybird April 14, 2011 at 17:26 #

    BRILLIANT post. Do you remember when I discovered the word phallocentric at the OU? That made me laugh alot but this is much better.

    I’ll come with you to the Museum. Sounds great.

    Did you know that on the Christina O yacht ‘In Ari’s Bar, the barstools retain the original upholstery made from a very soft, fine leather made from the foreskin of a Minke Whale’


    • Tilly Bud April 14, 2011 at 22:29 #

      I’m genuinely sorry that I don’t remember it. Do tell!


      • earlybird April 15, 2011 at 06:11 #

        No reason why you should, it just became a word I found a million uses for. (little things please little minds!)


  10. nrhatch April 14, 2011 at 18:36 #

    Thanks, Tilly. The world knows no bounds.

    Yesterday, we saw a piece on the news: The “new” thing to do is to crop your ears into point for an Elf-y look.

    I will NOT be adding Elf Ears to my To Do list. 😀


  11. Realcycle HQ April 15, 2011 at 10:44 #

    As the founder of Realcycle (yes, a splinter group from about 4 years – long story :o) I have been privvy to many “unusual” posts to say the least from members

    OFFERED – 3 Unruly Children
    OFFERED – Cheating Husband (complete with story!!!!)
    WANTED – 4 Bedroom house

    Someone once asked for almost every new gadget that had come out that year.

    We do have some real successes though, 1 woman (very sad story) had been given a flat, she had nothing. Through 3 neighbouring groups, she managed to furnish the whole flat.

    Great post, can’t see me visiting that museum, and I love museums, but like others I find it well creepy *shudders*


    • Tilly Bud April 15, 2011 at 10:52 #

      Ooh, do share! Have you got a blog with those stories?

      Don’t get me wrong – I love Realcycle/Freecycle/Freegle: half of my house is furnished from them and the other half has been emptied through them. I have my own blacklist for greedy people but I love the success stories.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  12. Pseu April 15, 2011 at 10:46 #

    What about equality? Where’s the pudendum museum? Hmm? NO I thought not. There isn’t one.



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