Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 112 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny March 17th, 2011
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I LOVE THIS and that’s why it’s getting it’s very own post. I tend to have this thing for most kitsch with the image of clowns. This is perfect for storing toothpicks as you can see here. This is absolutely on my favorite list which just keeps growing and growing.

7 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 112 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    I don’t have a great love for clown artifacts but I thought this one was exceptional. It’s ceramic with a matte black and gold, albeit almost worn off, finish. It’s actually an ashtray, which you can probably tell by the little cigarette rest tongue, but I use it as a toothpick holder. It’s been sitting on my window ledge above my kitchen sink forever. I’ve stuck my fingers down that clown’s mouth at least 15,000 times digging for a toothpick.

  2. Michael Ely

    I’m not a clown guy either (What is it about clowns that turn so many people off?), but I love this. It is one of the coolest ashtrays I’ve seen….and I’m not clowning around.

  3. Douglas Wood

    I both love and hate clowns. Don’t like the sincere, cheerful paintings and figures but if they verge on the scary, weird or European, I’m there. The one above qualifies as weird with the contraption around its open mouth and all, and the fact that it’s solid black. It’s a gem in my book.

  4. denny

    Doug, you’d probably love and hate “Piccadilly Diner” in Harwich, MA. The owner must love clowns as the entire place is decorated with clowns and not all of them good ones. I get very distracted when eating my reuben when I go there.

  5. denny

    Hey Doug, it is scary. What is scary though is the EXACT same painting I had in my room as a kid is hanging on one of the walls there. I did a post here so it will be popping up eventually.