Skull in the Family Reunion

October 23, 2014 — Last Halloween Season, I grabbed a couple of plastic skeletons and did silly things with them in front of my wife and her camera. That Skull in the Family post got the most publicity of anything I’ve ever done, with everybody from Good Morning America to the Daily Mail calling us up to awkwardly chat about the photos. That freaking sucks for all kinds of reasons, but is also awesome for others. Here’s one of those others.

Over the summer I got contacted by the guy who manufactures the skeletons. Said he dug the pics. Wanted to send us a few more to see what we could do with them.

Like I’m going to turn down free skeletons.

A couple weeks later the sagging boards of my front porch were covered with cardboard boxes full of plastic bones—human, cat, dog, bird. It was like my pen pals were all serial killers. So this season I again did silly things with them in front of my wife and her camera.

And not to sound like a blogger who just got paid off in plastic body parts, but these guys are awesome (keep in mind I bought two of the skeletons long before I learned that the reason you blog is to get free stuff). They’re realistic, high-quality, low-price, poseable, and you can nab them at most retail stores with Halloween aisles. I know, because I always recognize the skeletons regardless of the varieties of packaging. Their skull seams are burned into both my retinas and Lindsey’s camera lenses.

But they’re a lot of fun to hang out with. Here’s the proof.


  1. Oh my gosh this is wonderful! I enjoy reading your entries, and these photos are a fun bonus! Keep up the great work, and looking forward to reading about more of your adventures.

  2. This is Gold, as is the last one, the expression on your cat is priceless kind of "WTF are you doing" and then I can imagine it walking off shaking it's head in disapointment and muttering "silly human" under it's breath.
    I love it.

  3. Lol dude you've officially gone bonkers. I love it! I'm in my car on my lunch break laughing like a fool. Thanks for making my day so much better!