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Voodoo Doll Head: Lucky Voodoo Head as Replacement or Ornament

A flower arrangement can be so bland when compared to a vase full of sticks stuck with Lucky Voodoo Doll heads. These keen and crafty heads each sport a distinct personality which can be customized or randomized. Voodoo Doll Heads work great dangling from your ceiling or as a bookcase accent piece, although its original intent was to replace the original head off a Lucky Voodoo Doll that was decapitated by a feline.

Why you need it:
Because your cat ate the original head off your Lucky Voodoo Doll, of course. Either that or you simply like to laugh.

How I made it:
The joy of Crayola’s Model Magic comes into play with my Lucky Voodoo Doll heads. Just don’t let it sit around exposed to air for more than about two seconds or it turns dry and cracky. Random beads, zippers, buttons, screws, wire shards, sequins, feathers and whatever else fits the mood and personality of the doll comes next, stuck on with the best tacky craft glue known to man.

Specs:
Approx. 1.5 to 2.5 inches round, bigger than a golf ball but smaller than a bowling ball. Indentation in the bottom for sticking on sticks. Wire hanger can be attached upon request.

Variations:

Custom orders always welcome! If you want a Voodoo Doll Head attached to a brand new Lucky Voodoo Doll, just send me the colors, gender and desired attitude and the doll is yours. Can also make bigger heads the size of holiday ornaments you can dangle around your Easter, Halloween or Christmas tree. Heads can also be customized for any occupation, style and occasion – my Lucky Voodoo Doll wedding couples are always a hit. To place a custom order or more info, e-mail ryngargulinski@hotmail.com

Terms:
Custom items shipped out within seven business days of receiving order and payment. Usually sent much quicker, but you never know when I may be inundated with a sudden order for dozens of doll heads.

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New 2011 calendars feature roadkill, nudie Barbie dolls – Rynski Radio – UPDATE with playlist, download

You can kick off 2011 in a, shall we say, interesting way with a couple of calenders sure to inspire plenty of conversation.

If roadkill and nudie Barbie calendars don't work, try the Sawyer Says calendar at www.cafepress.com/ryndustries

One features 12 gloriously gruesome shots of roadkill. Another shows off Barbie – probably more of Barbie than you want to see, since she appears both solo and in some intimate lesbian poses.

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Woman tries to cut tattoo off boyfriend’s neck, man eats his own beard and more – Rynski radio – UPDATE with playlist, download

Getting a tattoo of your beloved’s name always comes with some risks if there’s a breakup or a fight – especially when the fight results in a girlfriend trying to cut her name off her boyfriend’s neck.

This guy went for a smarter neck tattoo that didn't involve a name/Thinkstock

That story and more are up this week on Rynski’s Shattered Reality radio show on Party934.com and FM 94.9 in Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Next show is Wednesday, Nov. 17 (today!) and every Wednesday online at Party934.com. Showtime is 1 p.m. in Arizona, 3 p.m. EST.

Party 934 is a radio alternative for listeners sick of stations that play one song followed by 500 commercials.

Songs that mention family are up once again, as is the weekly polka fix and a tuneful array of requests.

Thanks! to all who offer suggestions.

What: Rynski’s Shattered Reality Internet radio show
When: Every Wednesday for one hour
Time: 1 p.m. in Arizona, 3 p.m. EST
Where: www.party934.com and FM 94.9 in Hudson Valley

CALL FOR SONGS – DREAMS – Got a favorite song that mentions dreams, dreaming – or even nightmares? You name it, we’ll try to find it and play it.

Missed the show? CLICK HERE to download

Playlist for Rynski’s Shattered Reality 11/17:

Theme: Family, part 2 of 2

Alanis Morissette – Unprodigal Daughter

Polish Sausage Polka (polka always for parents, this one esp. for dad on birthday)

Jane’s Addiction – Had a Dad

Lucky Millinder – I Want a Tall Skinny Papa

The Rolling Stones – Sister Morphine (All Stones for Deb in AZ)

The Runaways – Little Sister

Elvis Presley – Little Sister (Radmax in AZ)

Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion (Mary Jane in NY)

Mott the Hoople – I Wish I Was Your Mother (Alan in Kent, WA)

The Rolling Stones – Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby (Deb in AZ)

Jethro Tull – Cheap Day Return (Beezel)

The Doors – The End (abridged version)(Pierre in AZ)

Slayer – Human Disease from Bride of Chucky Soundtrack (Bill in MI)

Pearl Jam – Release (Leslie in MI)

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Elephant poop makes money in Topeka – Could Tucson follow suit with coyote and javelina waste?

Scooping up elephant dung – or any poop – may not be the most glamorous job. Unless you happen to have some kind of fetish.

This baby's a money making machine/Ryn Gargulinski

But it can be an endeavor that leads to piles of money if we take a lesson from the Topeka Zoo.

This Kansas animal haven has started a project called My Pet Poo, which turns pachyderm poop into festive little dolls, geegaws and other brightly-painted gift items.

Some come affixed with beads and baubles while all of them come with a certificate of authenticity to insure what you’re getting is the real scoop.

Don’t worry – the poopy little gifts won’t leave nasty rings on your tables or shelving units. The elephant dung is first dried out for about 10 days then coated with an airtight acrylic paint, carefully layered on the poop by dedicated zoo volunteers, AOL News notes.

While volunteers paint the poo, they seemed to have drawn the line at molding the feces as one would mold Play Doh or clay. All figures are left in their natural state, usually roundish or dome-shaped.

A final layer of shellac tops off the process to insure the knickknack doesn’t crumble apart or stink.

These gorgeous gifties sell from $10 to $25 each at the zoo’s Leopard Spot Gift Shop or $35 online with shipping thrown in. Custom orders are welcome.

We bet these fine treasures are selling like hotcakes, or at least meadow muffins.

Wish someone would have mentioned this idea when I had a New Mexico yard full of five goats.

Since Tucson and so many other cities are in such dire budget straits, perhaps the same type of waste-to-riches theory could work in a variety of areas around the nation.

Fast cash for javelina scat?/File photo Tucson Citizen

The Topeka Zoo already debuted the elephant waste, so it would be best if each region had its own unique take on the recycled money machines.

Tucson’s coyote and javelina scat would be quite fetching as artwork, although the former is often littered with small bone chunks and the latter could be tough – or downright dangerous – to collect.

Javelinas have a bad reputation ever since a cornered one went after a Dutch tourist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, ripping open the man’s arm, leg and causing permanent numbness, nerve and muscle damage.

Maybe we’ll stick to the coyotes.

New Mexico could have a heyday with the goats, as long as the artisans tend toward art that works well with pellet shapes. And imagine the very large possibilities from those grizzly bears in Colorado.

Turning dog doo into art could work anywhere. It would also give some dog owners the boost they need to properly clean up after their pets and instantly provide all those pooper scooper services with an automatic dual income.

Who’d a thunk a hunk of elephant dung in Topeka could spark such a grand idea – and maybe even a way to get the American economy out of the toilet once and for all.

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Ryn Gargulinski is a poet, artist, performer and TucsonCitizen.com Ryngmaster who has made art out of fur and garbage, but never out of dryer lint or poo. Her column appears every Friday on Rynski’s Blogski. Her art, writing and more is at RynRules.com and Rynski.Etsy.com. E-mail rynski@tucsoncitizen.com.

What do you think?

Is the My Pet Poo hilarious or disgusting – or both?

Did you ever have a pet rock?

What other strange things have you seen made into art or done with poo?

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Sex sells coffins, chain smoking chimp and more – Rynski radio – UPDATE with playlist, download

Sex has been used to sell everything from food to Firebirds – and a Polish funeral expert company thinks it’s just the ticket to sell some coffins.

Perhaps he's looking for a cigarette?/Thinkstock

That story and more are up this week on Rynski’s Shattered Reality radio show on Party934.com and FM 94.9 in Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Next show is Wednesday, Nov. 3 (today!) and every Wednesday online at Party934.com. Showtime is 1 p.m. in Arizona, 3 p.m. EST.

Even though Arizona does not follow daylight savings time, it still manages to creep in and screw up the show time.

Party 934 is a radio alternative for listeners sick of stations that play one song followed by 500 commercials.

Family is the theme for the show’s gorgeous array of songs. We’ll also have the weekly polka fix and plenty of requests from heavy metal to old time blues .

Thanks! to all who offer suggestions.

What: Rynski’s Shattered Reality Internet radio show
When: Every Wednesday for one hour
Time: 1 p.m. in Arizona, 3 p.m. EST
Where: www.party934.com and FM 94.9 in Hudson Valley

Since FAMILY is such a groovy theme, we’ll make it an extended family and run the theme again for next week’s show. More FAMILY suggestions welcome – from mothers to brothers, aunts to in-laws, you name it we’ll try and find and play it.

UPDATE:

Missed the show? CLICK HERE to download

Playlist for Rynski’s Shattered Reality 11/3:

Theme: Family

The Who – Overture (Mary Jane in NY)

The Who – It’s a Boy (Still Mary Jane)

Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone (Leftfield in AZ)

Violent Femmes – Country Death Song (Leftfield and KoreyK in AZ)

Tracy Bonham – Mother, Mother

Pink Floyd – Mother

Danzig – Mother (Jenna in AZ)

Led Zeppelin – Gallows Pole (Radmax in AZ)

Leadbelly – Gallis Pole

The Rolling Stones – Mother’s Little Helper (Deb in AZ)

Roger Miller – My Uncle Used to Love Me, But She Died (David in NM)

Johann Strauss – Tritsch, Tratsch Polka (polka always for parents)

Eric Clapton – Motherless Children – (Beezel)

Blind Willie Johnson –Motherless Children

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