I largely work from home. And I’m definitely not complaining about it. Sitting on the couch and working while I have whatever on the TV is nice. This morning I made my mug of coffee, sat on the couch, and got ready to check emails (This is how I almost always start my mornings, unless I need to be somewhere working outside of the hizzy that day.). Before I started to really dig into the emails, I decided to find something to turn on Netflix. I stumbled across a show called Oddities. And it is SPECTACULAR.
This show takes place in a shop in New York called Obscura and they specialize in …..well….oddities! Just in case you don’t know what an Oddity is…
the quality of being odd; singularity, strangeness, or eccentricity.
1. rarity, curiosity, wonder.
The shop carries mostly real skulls/skeletons of people and animals alike. Pieces of taxidermy. Animals in jars. (bonus points of these pieces are like two headed calves, or a pig with one cyclops eye). Antique medical equipment. Anatomy charts. You get the picture. I am into all of these things. Seriously. Maybe it is the mixture of morbidity and science that gets me.
You see the most amazing finds on this show, and then on top of that, their client base is quite interesting to watch also. Also the owners work with this guy named Ryan who is a ‘bone guy’. If you bring this guy a pile of bones, he can make a pristine display for you.
Here are some things you may find in Obscura:
anatomical models. But they have ones that are made to look and feel like actual organs that were used for doctors in training.
So when The Hubs and I get around to taking our trip to New York, we will definitely be stopping by Obscura.
And here is a video of Edgar, who is running in a race for best person or thing every introduced to this earth. He is apparently a brilliant poet/playwright.