Five funny mannequin displays

Q:

Is this is a window display for a grocery store? A hardware shop? A men’s clothing store? Or a magic shop?

(Yes that’s a saw through an apple in the second photo.)

A:

A men’s clothing store.

I didn’t speak with their window display art director, but was inspired by the design to think of some possible WTF mannequin displays for other stores:

  1. Huge 75% off sign. Next to it the head of a mannequin with 75% of its hair shaved off.

  2. 75% off sign with headline – “We’re cutting prices!” – Next to it a mannequin with a chainsaw, “sawing” away limbs of the other mannequin.

  3. “Massive Half off” sign with headline 50% off – Next to it one mannequin wearing only pants and shoes and another wearing only a shirt and hat.

  4. 70% off sign with headline “We’re smashing prices” – Next to it a mannequin leaning up against a sledgehammer with another mannequin head sitting on a pile of dust on the floor next to it.

  5. “Going out of business. Everything must go” sign dangling from the top of the display. Next to it a mannequin pointing a rifle at the sign.

Extra Extra: Human beings kill!

‘Regular person’ accused of being L.A. serial killer

A conversation with a neighbour of the accused:

“Sure the curmudgeon across the street shoo-ing kids of his lawn. Or the cross-dressing porn star who lights himself on fire in his driveway every night. And even Ms. Merritt who’s saved every newspaper, egg carton and cereal box since 1940.

But this guy cut his grass. I’ve seen him sweat in the sun. He drove a car! He also walked and talked. He ate carrots, I saw that. And celery. Plus he drank water and watched TV! The man even went to the bathroom. And now he kills people? It’s terrifying.”

-Headline from the Toronto Star.

Man joined G20 protests to fight one cause: boredom

“Sir, please tell me why you’re here today”, a reporter asks

“I smoked a bowl and was watching Saturday infomercials. But I’d seen them all before, and knew how they all ended. I flipped between channels and saw tons of people chanting, yelling and marching up the streets”.

 “So that spurred you on to stand up and fight against social injustice”, the reporter asks.

 “No, there was just nothing on TV”, he replies

 “So, then why are you here, sir?”, the reporter asks.

 “I spotted this guy in one of the crowds carrying this massive sign with the letters B and P in bold, followed by the slogan “BULLSHIT PSYCHOPATHS”.

 Oh okay. So you’re here to protest BP’s oil spill mismanagement?”, the reporter asked.

 “No – I want to use it as a band name. For one performance only, as part of their sold-out cross country tour. You know their loud, You know their dangerous. Ladies and Gentlemen: Bullshit Psychopaths! Such a great name.”

 “I see…”, the reporter replies.

 “People looked like they were having a good time, hanging out. I thought, shit, I’m gonna track down the dude with that slogan and ask his permission to use the name. His artwork’s not bad either”.

 “You mean the caricature of Tony Hayward with fiery red eyes holding a gas pump that’s shooting oil at flying ducks?”, the reporter asks.

 “Yeah that’s the one. Why do you call the guy Tony Hayward?”.

 “The caricature is based on BP’s CEO who was responsible for the oil spill”, the reporter answers.

 “Hahah. That’s a terrible rock star name. I’ll have to change that. That’s if I can find this guy”, guy cranes his neck looking above the crowd.

 “Good luck with your search”, reporter says

 “For sure, dude”