A cabinet of noses


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/21/a-cabinet-of-noses.html


#2


#3

'Ear ye, 'ear ye!


#4

So%20Nosy


#5

Noses run in my Family.


#6

Oh good. I was hoping for a cabinet of noses.


#7

Hope they labeled them, otherwise who nose?


#8

And they’re really starting to smell.


#9

There’ll be another two along in a moment, then.


#10

Replacement noses for statues, you say. Hmm…


#11

I think I see Jimmy Durante and Tiny Tim’s noses in that collection.


#12

Are those all of the non-original sculpted noses that were available, or did they just pick a few to display?


#13

Who nose?


#14

Statues with missing noses… a continuing problem with few good solutions.

Berts%20Nose


#15

Could be because of…

a%20mysterious%20nose%20snatcher

Or a disturbing new virus.

Sneeze


#16

They’re actually a kind of shield insect that has evolved to look like noses as protective camouflage.
It’s not a feature, it’s a bug.


#17

I am reminded of this scene from Roxanne (1987):


#18

John Cleese reacts to noses in “The Magic Christian”

This is the moment I first remember seeing John Cleese and he immediately struck me as someone “to keep an eye open for a good ear.” (However, I had probably seen him before on Broadway as part of the cast of “Half a Sixpence.”)


#19

All by themselves.


#20

Legend has it that somewhere in the Vatican there’s a big box full of penises from the statues that various Popes ordered censored with fig leaves.