Well, I was promised cupcakes, and I got cupcakes! These were made by Lisa Beebe for Kevin Geeks Out About Dummy Deaths at the 92nd St. Y in Tribeca on Friday. They are cute in a demented kind of way, aren't they? (There are many more (and better) photos of dummy death themed cupcakes at Lisa's Flickr. And also check out her Vincent Price cupcakes! Hee.) I am only sad that I did not get to say hello to her.
And here is Kevin Maher, the brains behind the Kevin Geeks Out series...you might be wondering what on earth Kevin Geeks Out About Dummy Deaths would be about, and I kind of was too, but it was exactly what it sounded like--a compilation of clips featuring dummies and mannequins (and not always of the human variety!) meeting their untimely, frequently grisly demises. It was quite eye-opening (particularly the clip from Ricco the Mean Machine, which I am 100% sure I will never watch). Anyway, it was a great time and we also got to meet and chat with the Flying Maciste Brothers, the co-hosts of the event.
So, dummy deaths, cupcakes, beer, and friend time. Really, what else can I ask for on a Friday night?
*Edited to add: Better writeup about the actual film clips can be found over at Love Train for the Tenebrous Empire.