May 16, 2002
I stared at the ceramic what-the-fuck-is-it entirely too long before I decided I had to buy it. It was only $1.99 on clearance. It’s something of a potter’s worst nightmare. Fired blue, cylindrical in shape with globs of globs scattered. The one arm fascinates me to no end. When this thing was being made, did the creator really think adding an arm would make it sell? Did the maker believe this was a fine piece of work? Was it some mistake? Was it a joke? I will spend countless hours and many smokes trying to see if it’s an ashtray.