Who buys marzipan fly agaric mushrooms? Why is there a marzipan version of this huge variety of fruit and vegetables is another question? I understand that the sugar version of reality has some attraction for the diabetically inclined but why a psychedelic mushroom? R. Gordon Wasson has written extensively about this mushroom and its effect on culture – the tradition link between this psychedelic mushroom and fairies is obvious. Wasson has also written about mushroom-phobia and mushroom-philia as a cultural divide in Europe culture – I guess you have to love mushrooms to make marzipan mushrooms. So who decorates cakes with psychedelic mushrooms and supports drug prohibition?
Mark took these photographs in a shop in Athens.
Who buys a chocolate penis with white chocolate cum dripping down? People who like fine, smooth Belgium chocolate and enjoy risqué shapes might like them but how satisfying would they be? And where would be an appropriate place to consume these chocolates? Would you suck on them in the street? Once again this stuff appears to be intended as a naughty gift but only for a lover, not for parents, colleagues or the kids however much they might enjoy the chocolate.
Mark photographed this shop in Bruges. This shop window raises more questions than other things.
Who spends $19.95 on a tiny bottle of Glenfarclas, 10 year-old Highland Malt Scotch Whisky? Who buys miniature bottles of alcohol anyway aside from people stocking bar fridges in hotels. And then they don’t put bottles of an obscure Scotch whisky like Glenfarclas in the fridge – they stock it with Johnny Walker. And who buys stuff from a hotel bar fridge? Why do they even make miniature bottles of alcohol anyway? They are advertised as gifts, the classic excuse for so much useless stuff in the world.
Mark took this photograph at a shop in Melbourne that specializes in these tiny bottles of alcohol.