The Wonderful World of Scarecrows (Fifth Edition)

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Sorry that I haven’t done any new posts for three weeks. Since I’ve been working on a project that took me about four weeks to complete. Anyway, given that fall’s coming up, you’re bound to see scarecrows everywhere. After all, fall is usually a time of harvest. Despite that critters can get into the crops all year long. Still, scarecrows were originally erected to scare them off at a time when most pesticides didn’t exist.  Nonetheless, they’re usually made out of straw, wooden stakes, and old clothes. Yet, many communities can also hold scarecrow contests showing all the unique straw figures out there. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of unique scarecrows. Enjoy.

  1. These scarecrows will check your speed.
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Don’t worry, you’re good. But if you go like a race car driver, they will mark you down and give you a ticket.

2. Don’t mind these three old men.

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They’re just hanging around in their suits. A couple even read the paper.

3. It’s always fun and games with the Cat in the Hat.

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Though don’t see the Mike Myers adaptation. Still, this is a fair rendition for a scarecrow festival. Sure will make Dr. Seuss proud.

4.  The giant crow’s got the last laugh.

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You can see this crow’s made out of trash bags. And yes, I think it could scare off any critters. Since it’s a giant freaking bird.

5. This scary scarecrow has a sensitive side.

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Sure, he might kill a bunch of misbehaving teenagers on a dark night. But he likes hanging out with the birds.

6. You won’t get anywhere rowing on dry land.

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Well, they’re supposed to be fishing. Still, like their boat name Crow-2.

7. These old folks get by on wheelbarrow.

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Since they’re homeless and their car’s been repossessed. Still, these are delightful.

8. Bet you’ve never met the scarecrow Boy Who Lived.

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I’ve put a Harry Potter scarecrow before. Yet, this one at least gives him darker hair.

9.  They’re off to see the wizard. The wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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Wizard of Oz seems to be a common motif in scarecrow festivals. Maybe it’s the Scarecrow. This display includes the Wicked Witch of the West though.

10. Uncle Sam does it the American way.

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Yet, he somehow decided to shave before getting atop of his high horse. Still, please don’t mention anything about Cheeto Fascist.

11. This scarecrow is practically perfect in every way.

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Since she’s Mary Poppins, y’all. And I don’t mean Yondo from Guardians of the Galaxy either.

12. Curious George always drives the Man in the Yellow Hat crazy.

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Since he’s a curious little monkey who shouldn’t be kept as a pet. No wonder he starts a lot of trouble.

13. This scarecrow girl has a green thumb.

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She always loves to water her plants. Yet, fall is when these flowers usually wither and die.

14. This guy’s all ready to rake.

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Though raking is always a chore. But that doesn’t stop him from being excited about it.

15. He’s all prepared for the wharf.

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After all, he wears his raincoat and galoshes. So he’s all set for the fishing boat.

16. Behold, the mad tangerine commissar himself.

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Here he stands on a podium to spew some disparaging remarks about protestors, minorities, the news media, the law enforcement agencies investigating him, political enemies, and immigrants. The Cheeto-Fascist wreaks devastation onto America he certainly won’t make great again. Because he’s a sociopath.

17. “Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.

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Funny how they use an old vacuum cleaner as R2-D2. Though I think he’s supposed to be bigger. Like enough for a dwarf to fit inside him.

18. Wonder Woman always knows how to summon her Lasso of Truth.

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Here she stands with her butterfly mask. Wait, I don’t remember her wearing such a thing.

19.  Hope you don’t mind her hanging under the sea.

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Yes, that’s supposed to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Her fish tail’s made from a formal dress and a cardboard fin.

20. This guy’s on an Hawaiian excursion.

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He wears a Hawaiian shirt under his coveralls. The palm tree’s even made from an air pipe and party leaves.

21. Have you tried apple boarding?

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Like boarding over a box of apples like this guy. Yeah, you’ve probably never heard of it before.

22. Now here’s a real straw dog.

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Well, it’s covered in burlap. But the straw’s inside. Still, better not throw a bone at it.

23. You’d call this scarecrow a real jack in the box.

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He’s between corn and sunflowers. Has nothing to do with the restaurant, however.

24. You’d think this lady was crazy about her cats.

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Yes, they have crazy cat lady scarecrows, too. The cats seem to be plush though.

25. This chef juggles so many ingredients.

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You wonder why none of them end up dropping. Oh, wait, they’re made of felt and glued onto cardboard.

26. You’ll never know where he is.

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Well, I have put up a Waldo scarecrow before. Yet, this one comes with a walking stick and solar powered binoculars.

27. This frog loves to hang out near the pond.

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He’s a frog prince who will find your ball if you drop it in a well. So if you kiss or have sex with him, he’ll turn human again.

28. This scarecrow’s here to fix your power.

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He knows how to connect the circuits. Though if he gets an electric shock, he burns.

29. These American farmers are just like apple pie.

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Yes, it’s another rendition of American Gothic. Yet, these two don’t have pumpkin heads. There’s also a cow.

30. Seems like you’re in a Mexican restaurant in November.

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The three mariachis wear Dia de los Muertos masks. The waiter presents a bottle of tequila.

31. You might want to stay way from this large crow.

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Yes, this crow is huge and scary. So it’ll naturally make a great Halloween decoration.

32. Feel free to go for a ride?

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This scarecrow rides on a bike. Though I’m not sure if he’s Tour de France material.

33. The potted man tends his garden.

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He’s made from flower pots. Here he tills the land for planting.

34. Behold, the Red Queen.

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She’s from the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. And yes, she’s quite a force to be reckoned with. Off with their heads!

35. Hope you can respect this policeman.

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He stands next to an American flag wreath. But remember, he’s carrying a pair of handcuffs on him.

36. This scarecrow is an absolute genius.

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He’s supposed to be Albert Einstein. You see, scarecrows have brains after all.

37. Hope this monster doesn’t scare your child.

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He’s actually Sully from Monsters Inc. Sure he scares children. But outside his work, he’s sweet guy. Just ask Boo.

38. This large straw dragon will scare the crows away.

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Some Game of Thrones fans must have too much time on their hands. Still, that’s excellent work on this scarecrow.

39. An old Scottish soldier looks upon the poppy fields of France.

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He’s Scottish since he’s wearing a kilt. And yes, he’s a World War I veteran.

40. I now pronounce you Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead.

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These two are made from haybales and shoes. And I’m not telling you what “mashed” means in potato talk. Since it’s not something you’d want your kids to know about.

41. Anyone would adore this scarecrow family.

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This family is from Japan. Like the kids’ little outfits. So cute.

42. One must always dress for a garden party.

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That purple dress seems a bit too formal for a garden. Also, that’s not how you hold a baby.

43.  So this is married life.

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She’s taking a bath in the tub. He’s on the toilet. No conception of privacy whatsoever.

44. You’d want to cuddle with this Teddy Bear.

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She’s supposed to be a scarecrow version of Marilyn Monroe. As you can see from the dress and hair.

45. “It’s a Scare-Crow hanging in the field…..”

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This is David Crowie during his Ziggy Scaredust years. Even has his pumpkin head painted.

46. You’ll be safe on this boat with him.

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At least he makes a handy flotation device. Still, the sailors built this guy. Yet, he kind of creeps me out.

47.  A small family can always fit on one bike.

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It’s a bicycle built for 2 with a baby seat. Yet, no one’s wearing a helmet.

48. Hulk, smash!

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This one has Hulk hands. But he’s certainly not smashing any windows. Or anything else.

49. Vincent Van Crow seeks inspiration in the field.

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He’s got his paint stuff on his chair along with a couple of sunflowers. Too bad he died at 37.

50. Captain Jack Sparrow might want to swing by.

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He even wears some pirate stuff on him. Though he’s more likely carrying a bottle of rum than a telescope.

51. Little Red Riding Hood has jut run into the wrong wolf.

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Wait until she finds him in bed dressed as her grandmother. Yeah, that’s going to be really disturbing.

52. Perhaps you’ve never seen this Japanese beauty.

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Yes, she’s a scarecrow in Japan. But I love her purple kimono.

53. Do you need any dusting?

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This scarecrow’s dressed as a maid. Though I don’t think the tights go with that outfit.

54. Sometimes you can use a day at the beach.

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Here Meyrl lounges with a tabloid magazine in her beach chair. Though she seems awfully bundled up. Then again, she might be in New England.

55. “I am the Lorax. I speak for the Trees.”

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And if you don’t stop cutting down Truffula Trees, the whole ecosystem will go to shit. Too bad the Oncler didn’t listen.

56. Care to meet Peter Rabbit?

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He’s even posing with carrots. Guess they’re from Mr. MacGregor’s garden.

57. Thought Santa Claus traveled by sleigh.

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This one has Santa traveling by bike. Wonder who he’s talking to.

58. Man, Japanese school girls are vicious.

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Here you have her with a bunch of severed heads. I’d stay out of this field if I were you.

59. “Oh I’ve had the time of my life/And I’ve never felt this way before.”

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Yes, this is a scarecrow take off of Dirty Dancing. And it’s brilliant. Like how the girl has a skull head.

60. This witch better watch where she’s going.

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Since she’s just run into a freaking telephone pole. Though who knows whether she was under the influence of some potion.

61. These ears of corn seem rather shady to me.

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Here they stand at the fence with their angry eyes. Is that deer real or not?

62. Nobody could resist these ragdolls.

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That’s Raggedy Ann and Andy. And yes, they dress in similar outfits. So cute.

63. Presenting the King and Queen of the Forest.

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Kind of remind me of Lord of the Rings characters. Well, one reminds me of Galadriel.

64. Guess we’re coming to the grisly murder scene.

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Didn’t know you can push someone into the washing machine. Still, you have to admire his cleanliness.

65. Looks like they’re holding a funeral.

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Seems like it’s for a musician. Then again, the horses look pretty dead, too.

66. Everyone’s just waiting for the bus here.

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This is from Japan. And yes, the bus stop seems rather large for some reason.

67. This guy has a very long horn.

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It’s made from a pipe. But he’s supposed to be some Swiss guy in the Alps.

68. “I am Groot.”

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He’s the tree guy from Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, he’s a beast. But as a baby, he’s so adorable, especially when he dances.

69. You got to admire this mermaid’s tail.

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Since it’s made from a bunch of CDs. Love how they shine.

70. Go home, Marcie, you’re drunk.

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They even have bottles and cans lying around. Even funnier that the kids are looking at her through the window.

71. “It’s fun to stay at the YMCA.”

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These scarecrows are The Village People. And yes, they’re doing the “YMCA.”

72. Well, she’s all pinked out.

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She’s got pink hair and wears a pink dress. And she loves pink flowers.

73. This couple is well-dressed for a walk.

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He wears a plaid shirt and jeans. She wears a short dress. So lovely together.

74. Someone’s in the mood for  a fall wedding.

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The groom is radiant. But the bride stuns in that lovely white dress.

75. Here she sits with her flowers.

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She always loves the pink ones. Since they go well with her cardigan.

76. Well, this is quite a mad tea party.

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This is a scarecrow of Alice in Wonderland. Includes the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat.

77. Wonder what this chef’s cooking.

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He’s got something in his pot. Not to mention some bread in his arms.

78. This lady’s a real pothead.

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But she’s got a thing for gardening. While her head’s sprouting with leaves.

79. Seems like Gulliver is trapped.

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Since the Lilliputans have tied him with ropes. For they see him as a sleeping giant.

80. Seems like she’s selling garden supplies.

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Well, she’s got all kinds of bottles and packs on her. Feel free to take your pick.

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The Wonderful World of Scarecrows (Fourth Edition)

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Now that it’s fall, it’s the season for scarecrows. Though I’m not sure if any of these can actually scare crows away from your garden vegetables or crops. Or at least once the birds pick at it and realize it’s just a mere figure of straw and old clothes that doesn’t do much of anything. Yet, people still make them anyway for their fall décor. There are even contests. Most of these consists of a mannequin dressed in old clothes and stuffed with straw. Yet, you’ll find a few made of metal and other materials. Some don’t even have clothes on at all. Of course, some people decide to get creative with these guys. So some of them can be well beyond the farmer image we’re used to. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of delightful scarecrows for the fall.

  1. Birds better watch out for this woman in black.
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Indeed, she has red hair. Yet, she could be a witch for all you know.

2. There’s nothing like an afternoon tea in the garden.

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Each lady has a bouquet of flowers on her lap. Also, love their hats.

3. I guess his name is either “Buckethead” or “Metalman.”

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Well, he has a bucket for a head. But his trunk mostly consists of a trash can. While his limbs are air pipes.

4. Sometimes you don’t need an old skirt if straw will do.

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The only clothing she has is a shawl full of holes. Yet, you have to like her straw dress and hat.

5. Have room for an old crow?

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This one has a crow head. While crows are normally sharp, this one doesn’t have a lot of fashion sense.

6. You will be delighted with this happy chef.

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He’s made out of straw in a chef’s outfit. Yet, you won’t find him in any restaurant kitchen.

7.  “Yer a wizard, Harry.”

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These are Harry Potter and Hagrid. Yet, the Hagrid one kind of gives the creeps. Since he comes off as a frightening cult leader.

8. This woman has a rather colorful disposition.

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She has a rather loud coat draping her outfit. Yet, I love her hat the best.

9. You can’t doubt her flower power.

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She’s wearing a flower skirt with a flower sash and scarf. She even has flower eyes.

10. I have to admit, her skirt is quite trashy.

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Okay, her skirt is a trash can and chicken wire. Yet, her head is a real can.

11. “I call this number, ‘Pumpkin Spice Blues.'”

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Just a scarecrow with a guitar. You’d almost think he’s actually singing.

12. This gardener is all tin cans.

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Seems more tin man than the Tin Man. And you don’t even need oil for him either. Though he’s prone to rust.

13. All she wants to do is sit and knit.

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Seems like she’s knitting a scarf. Yet, please don’t watch. Since it just seems weird.

14. This bonnie lass always loves tending her garden.

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She wears a tam, kilt, boots, and a sweater. So she can tend in all kinds of weather.

15. Seems like this guy has gone to the pond.

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He’s just sitting down with a hoe across his lap. Not sure what he’ll use it for.

16. Bet you didn’t see this little scarecrow.

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She even carries her own security blanket. Though I’m sure this is made out of old clothes for small children.

17. Don’t mind her. She’s just taking notes.

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She’s supposed to be a schoolgirl. Even has her own desk. So cute.

18. This pirate captain swings above his buried treasure.

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And who’s popping out from the treasure chest? However, remember that real pirates don’t have buried treasure since they didn’t expect to live very long.

19. You can surmise that she’s kind of flat.

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Well, she’s made from an ironing board with a pot head. And she’s holding a pot of flowers.

20. The flowers should always match the dress.

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She has pink flowers on her hat while wearing a white dress with pink prints. I guess the hair is made of straw.

21. A straw hat goes well with a white dress.

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She holds a basket of flowers and stands next to a flower wagon. Love her hat.

22. Well, this pothead is sitting pretty.

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This guy’s has a potted plant for a head. Still, that suit is snazzy.

23. He’s just a guy on top of his horse.

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Yes, that horse is made out of straw, too. And the guy has a jack-o-lantern had.

24. Seems like this guy has quite the rabbit ears.

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Interesting, his head is an old TV. And he has a bunny in hand.

25. Popeye always stays at port with his Olive Oyl.

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Here they are in their cartoon glory. Popeye even has a can of spinach.

26. Didn’t think I’d see a cowboy on his own lawn.

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Kind of reminds me of Woody from Toy Story for some reason. By the way, the gray cloth things are either guns or hands.

27. Guess he’s a goalie for H.E. Double Hockey Sticks.

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He’s supposed to be an undead hockey player. Though he will only skate when hell freezes over.

28. You’d almost think they’re well-dressed country bears.

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They’re bear scarecrows in suits. Love their hats. So adorable.

29. With Tinkerbell’s fairy dust, Peter Pan can fly.

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Yet, Peter Pan is a really creepy story. Yet, this is a good likeness.

30. This guy’s rather sunny.

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He’s dressed in white with Easter eggs in front of him. But you have to love his sunflower mane.

31. Sometimes you got to make a big impression.

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Well, a giant scarecrow will certainly scare the birds away. Despite that he seems kind of friendly if you ask me.

32. Apparently, this orange man’s about to go on a Twitter rant.

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Yes, that’s an angry pumpkin-headed Donald Trump screaming over not getting his way, again. Complete with tiny doll hands. This is perfect.

33. There’s something divine about this broom angel.

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She has her halo and wings. While she demonstrates her hospitality through a fan.

34. This seems like a job for Sir Pumpkinhead.

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You’d think they’d have a scarecrow Renaissance Festival with this guy. Yet, he’s not wearing a helmet.

35. How much longer do you think this guy will stay on the fence?

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This is a Humpty Dumpty scarecrow. But when he falls, you can’t put him back together again.

36. Hope you don’t bale on this scarecrow.

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He’s made out of hay. Has bales for a head and body. Square bales for arms.

37. You’d be board if you don’t view this lady in red.

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Well, she’s made out of wood planks. But she carries a fork and birdhouse just the same.

38. She comes outside in her straw hat and blue raincoat.

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And here she’s on the side of the road with yellow flowers in her hands. Still, she’s so lovely.

39. This scarecrow’s sawing logs.

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And he’s using am manual saw. Mostly because you wouldn’t use a chainsaw in a scarecrow display.

40. Even a fall bride should have a sensational gown.

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Wonder if that’s an old wedding dress. Wouldn’t be surprise. But her head is a pumpkin.

41. Hope you enjoy this scarecrow clown.

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On second thought, he’s kind of creepy. Wonder if he can give Pennywise a run for his money.

42. They always wanted a seaside wedding.

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Well, the seaside seems hardly picturesque. But the bride is exquisitely stunning.

43. You’d think she was a certified flower child.

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She stands with high boots and shorts. While smiling as her long blond hair drapes onto her shoulders.

44. Strange to see promgoers during the daytime.

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The three are under an umbrella. Wonder if those are actually prom dresses.

45. This scarecrow is all plastic.

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Well, almost all plastic. But everything about him is recycled for sure.

46. “Open wide.”

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Fittingly enough these dentist scarecrows are in front of a dentist office. Guess they want to drum up business.

47. Nobody can resist a girl with an umbrella skirt.

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Her skirt is even embroidered with flowers and butterflies. She also wears a hat of leaves.

48. This scarecrow is all pots.

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This one has a flower pot body with straw at the edges. Love the straw headdress.

49. Perhaps you might want to meet a lady from under the sea.

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She’s supposed to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Or at least inspired by her. Yet, her hair has seashells while her fish tail is covered with CD scales.

50. There’s nothing like hanging out at Snoopy’s doghouse.

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This is a scarecrow display of Peanuts. Yet, Charlie Brown wears a prize ribbon. Must’ve impressed the judges enough.

51. This wooden lady’s got a flower pot in each hand.

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Here she holds them high though the plants are dying. Still, she rocks that straw hat.

52. Heard this guy was quite the rake.

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Well, a green rake with autumn leaves. But he’s adorable just the same with his sunflower eyes.

53. Looks like he’s struck out with the baseball in his mouth.

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This is from Disneyland in California, by the way. And yes, he plays for the Scarecrows.

54. This scarecrow has gone to the next hole.

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Not sure how he’s doing. But at least he’s not golfing at a Trump property.

55. Apparently, the news seems to be on the Dark Side.

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Had to put a Darth Vade scarecrow at some point. The cape is made out of a trash bag, by the way.

56. With him, there are always springs attached.

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Since he mainly consists of a mattress frame. I’m sure he’ll scare the crows in the patch.

57. Apparently, this pickup truck has gone haywire.

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But don’t worry, a straw mechanic is on the job. Sure his head is made of pumpkin, but you get that.

58. You have to love a dad who goes out with his kids.

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Here he’s with his kids dressed in their costumes. Though he and his older son are real jug heads.

59. Apparently, Gulliver has 99 problems at Liliput.

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This is a takeoff of Gulliver’s Travels. Yet, you have to admire whoever managed to pull this display off.

60. Got phone problems? This guy’s on the job.

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Though he’s not on a telephone pole. Yet, this is quite amazing to see.

61. She’s just as simple country girl of the dirt.

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She wears a gingham dress and apron with a straw hat. And she brings her own gardening gloves.

62. These undead Mexicans are in the mood for some tequila.

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Bet this is to commemorate Dia de los Muertos. Love the roses in their mouths.

63. “Quoth the scarecrow, ‘Nevermore.'”

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Yes, Edgar Allan Scarepoe himself. Comes with a raven and tell-tale heart per his stories.

64. Don’t mind the old lady and her pink camel.

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Indeed, it’s quite cartoonish looking with the woman’s long nose. But it’s quite original and clever that she won a prize.

65. These scarecrows know that fall is leaf raking time.

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And they got the rakes out and are ready to roll. Yet, one rides in the wheelbarrow.

66. He’d like to try some Alpine skiing.

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Though I’m not sure if that’s feasible. Since skiing is a winter activity.

67. You’d expect these ladies to sing their hearts out.

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They’re a scarecrow chorus. Choir robes and all.

68. Seems like this wedding is a rather straw occasion.

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This is a take off for the royal wedding. Not sure if it’s for Prince William or Prince Harry though.

69. “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

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Well, they’re supposed to be Mexican banditos. And their sombreros are made of straw.

70. Guess we got a pothead family on our hands.

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Guess the pots run in the family. Yet, their hair goes in all directions.

71. Bet these scarecrows make you want to rock and roll all night.

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They’re KISS scarecrows. Each one has a white pumpkin head with their face on it.

72. This Mexican lady has looks to die for.

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Well, she is kind of dead as you can see. Since she’s a scarecrow for Dia de los Muertos.

73. Nothing beats roasting marshmallows at the campfire.

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These are just Boy Scouts camping. But they seem to have good time.

74. You wouldn’t like this scarecrow when he’s angry.

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This is a scarecrow Hulk. And yes, his shirt is ripped and bursting with straw.

75. Anyone would love to see an autumn fairy in the garden.

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She’s decked in a tie-dye dress of autumn colors. And wears a mask of gold with a leaf crown.

76. Dracula wants to suck her blood.

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Yet, he seems quite alive in the daytime. Thought vampires hate the sun.

77. You’ll have no worries with this scarecrow.

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Well, it’s supposed to be a scarecrow of Simba from The Lion King. His mane is made of yarn.

78. She’s just getting her hair done at the salon.

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Here she sits with curlers in her hair. While her locks are blow dried.

79. This activist wants you to save the pumpkins.

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Well, she’s for breast cancer awareness. The pumpkins are boobs.

80. With scarecrows like these, you’d want to say, “cowabunga!”

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These are scarecrow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And yes, they come with pizza.

 

The Haystack World of Straw Sculpture

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As autumn arrives, the fall festivals are in full swing. Whether it be Germany’s Ocktoberfest or some fun farm pumpkin patch with hayrides and stuff, you’ll find plenty since autumn’s usually harvest time. That and a great way to capitalize on Halloween which isn’t far behind. Nevertheless, since it’s not Columbus Day yet (or Indigenous People’s Day to those who don’t like the term), I’m not able to do the Halloween stuff which many of my readers look forward to. But earlier this week, I stumbled on a collection of straw sculptures from Japan and thought it as a way to hold me over till then. Now during the fall, farmers often collect hay to feed their livestock over the winter which consist of plants or inedible parts of plants that have been cut, dried, and stored. Farmers may typically store hay in square or round bales or in a stack. And there are people who may take a more creative approach and make sculptures. Whether they be of hay bales or for fall festivals or something else entirely. While hay sculpture isn’t as prevalent in the farm art world as crop circles, it does have some sort of presence on the Internet like Pinterest and other sites of interest. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of straw sculpture. Enjoy.

  1. Someone must’ve left a semi on the yonder field.

Actually it’s a hay made trailer truck. But it can supply a whole farm’s livestock for months.

2. When riding in a field, please don’t run into hay bales.

This scarecrow guy learned the hard way. Also, I know they used more than one bike for this.

3. Bet you don’t want to cross this wicker bull on a bad day.

Though a cow may find this guy good enough to eat. By the way, this bull is from Japan.

4. You can’t guess the length of this giant caterpillar.

Well, that one looks pretty easy to do. Just roll the bales in the right places and put a face on the front.

5. This squared bale owl will surely be a hoot.

This owl is made from square bales with some decorative additions. Like the eyes.

6. This springy straw dog is a real stretch.

Hey, that’s Slinky Dog from Toy Story. Just a few bales and a large metal coil.

7. Beware of making hay with this dairy cow.

The limbs consist of square bales. The body is a round one. But you can’t resist this bossy face.

8. This teddy bear can always beat his drum in an open field.

Well, a drum doesn’t require much since it’s round. But yes, this teddy is so adorable. Probably from Vermont.

9. This straw rat always gets the cheese.

Yes, it looks pretty creepy with red eyes and whiskers. But at least it won’t spread disease in your house.

10. This straw rabbit pulls its own cart with eggs.

Yes, this is an Easter display in hay. By that time most of the hay is usually eaten. But this is quite intricate.

11. Mater always makes hay at any time of day.

This is Mater from Cars. He’s a tow truck. And yes, he’s mostly made of bales.

12. Hop along on the Hay Bale Express.

It even has its own rails below. Consists of round and square bales with some attributes.

13. One of these bale people has all the brushes.

One has a box of cleaning brooms. The other has a role of something on a wooden stand. Not sure what it’s supposed to be.

14. A hay bear always stands proud.

Well, that’s a very intricate sculpture. And it’s standing on two legs. Bet you that would scare more crows than a scarecrow.

15. This straw sculpture is of mammoth proportions.

Guess you can pull off a wooly mammoth better than an elephant in hay. And yes, it’s supposed to be huge.

16. “We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Straw.”

Well, one of the characters is a scarecrow. But yes, you should expect Wizard of Oz hay displays like these.

17. Oscar isn’t fond of people giving him straw.

And he has “Scram!” on his trash can. Consists of a round bale on his head and in green.

18. Minion bales always assist with evil or not.

This is from Despicable Me 2. You can tell from the purple minion included.

19. This hay bunny keeps going and going and going.

You know the pink Energizer bunny always beating the drum. Apparently, there’s a hay sculpture in its likeness.

20. Looks like these straw dogs are having a good time.

That one might be hard to explain to their kids. Not sure how someone could pull that off with families around.

21. Don’t look now, but I think it’s the Loch Ness monster in that field.

Well, it’s the Loch Ness Monster made of straw. You don’t see the rest of it because it’s probably underground.

22. As they always say, hay is for horses.

Though you might not think of a horse made of hay like this one. But don’t try to ride it.

23. We all know that Jesus was born in a barn. So this nativity scene is only fitting.

This one consists of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, animals and the Three Wise Men. Just don’t put this one in a real barn if you want to use it as a Christmas decoration.

24. You can easily get inside this straw kangaroo pouch.

You can easily see the kid getting inside the pouch here. And yes, this is from Japan.

25. You might get a lot of hay from this sumo wrestler.

Though this might be the lightest sumo wrestler you see. Because those guys really pack the pounds.

26. A straw rhino always feels at home in a field.

Sure rhinos are from Africa. But this one is in Japan. Still, pretty amazing to see this in straw.

27. If you’re going out, make sure you wear your hay heels.

Okay, that’s a play on words. But this hay heel shoe almost matches the barn.

28. Imagine seeing a giant rabbit like this in your vegetable patch.

He even has a large carrot and blue jacket. Hope rabbits don’t munch on this sculpture. So cute.

29. Thomas the Tank Engine helms the straw Santa Express.

Because Thomas is the engine. And Santa is in the caboose. The rest of the train is red and green as well as covered in wreath and garland.

30. You should be mocking hay if you’re into the Hunger Games.

Well, it could be worse. It could’ve consist of Katniss in her fire dress in Catching Fire. Because hay is extremely flammable.

31. Smoke-hay the Bear is here to tell you how to prevent forest fires.

He’s kind of like Smokey the Bear. But he’s much more flammable. Because he’s made of straw.

32. Seems like this alligator really wants the rubber chicken.

This is a pretty clever scene. Hope the guy in the boat doesn’t get eaten. For that chicken doesn’t look very satisfying.

33. Now that’s what you call a real work horse.

Well, it’s made from straw and is attached to a plow. May not plow your field like a tractor. But at least you don’t need to spread manure.

34. Hope you don’t make hay over Old Glory.

This one consists of square bales for stripes and a round bale with stars. Not an exact replica but you do what you can.

35. Too bad Will-hay Nelson won’t be going on the road again.

Though you have to feel bummed he’s not made out of a certain kind of grass. However, if he lights a joint, he won’t be around much longer. Mostly because straw easily catches fire.

36. Never thought I’d see a farmer made of straw.

This one has farmers with the cow. Let’s hope one of them doesn’t sell it for magic beans. Or burns it.

37. Hop aboard on this ferris wheel of straw.

Actually I wouldn’t take my chances on that one. Seems like the seats are square bales as far as I can see.

38. Now that has to be one giant Meer cat.

Meer cats aren’t actually that big. In fact, they’re quite small. But sometimes it helps to create an impression.

39. How about build Big Ben with bales?

Sure it doesn’t ring on the hour. But you have to wonder how so much hay can stand so tall.

40. You can even get some straw via satellite.

Well, it’s a straw satellite dish. May not get any signals. But it’s amazing.

41. You have to be a pro to ride your bike on a straw arch.

I know it kind of looks impossible to come up with. But in a straw sculpture, you can do almost anything.

42. A field is an ideal place for a very hungry caterpillar.

This is from a popular children’s book about a caterpillar that eats through so much food before pupating and becoming a butterfly. This one is made of bales and has it go over a fence.

43. This hay festival is brought to you by Cheetos.

This is a hay sculpture of Chester. Notice he doesn’t have any Cheetos on him at the moment. And it kind of seems like he’s hitchhiking.

44. Bet you’ve never seen such a dragon like this before.

Though if it burns fire, it will burn itself. Still, looks pretty cool for any fantasy fan.

45. Might not want to piss off this giant cobra.

Because cobras are very poisonous snakes. Though if it goes after you, you can easily set it on fire.

46. Perhaps you might want to go in this T-Rex’s mouth.

Though chances are it might devour you. That if  this was Jurassic Park and it wasn’t made of straw.

47. How about sit down with this white tiger?

It’s mostly made of square and round hay bales. But you have to love its eyes. So cute.

48. This Vermont teddy feels fully at home with garbage.

Well, it has trash cans in front of it. But it’s nevertheless adorable. Love it.

49. Perhaps you might want to load this semi-truck.

You’d almost mistake this straw sculpture for the real thing. Though you can put in more bales for the load.

50. Funny, I thought that was supposed to be a shoe.

It actually is supposed to be a shoe house. But it’s made from round hay bales with trimmings.

51. Out in the countryside, there’s nothing like a John Deere tractor.

Well, it’s a hay Deer tractor. So it won’t exactly run. But it’s almost spot on to the real thing.

52. For a war on straw, you can’t do better than a hay bale fort.

Sure it’s not fireproof since it’s made from square bales. But you have to admire the construction.

53. Do you want fries for this hayburger?

It’s mostly a hay bale dressed as a cheeseburger. Looks delicious doesn’t it?

54. With this straw rocket, you’ll have liftoff.

Though light anything under this rocket and it’ll instantly incinerate. Though it’s a rather impressive design.

55. Win-hay the Pooh can never resist a jar of honey.

He’s made from hay bales with a jar of honey in his arms. He’s also so cute you want to hug him.

56. There’s no hay display more epic than Straw Wars.

It’s a hay display of Star Wars. I know it’s not the kind of picture you’re looking for. But you must not underestimate the ways of the Force.

57. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.”

Bet this one was built from an abandoned structure in Montana. Though the prince will have a long climb.

58. Any druids reading this might want to have this for their harvest festival.

It’s Stonehenge made from hay bales. Won’t withstand the test of time. But doesn’t look that bad.

59. Hope this windmill doesn’t get swept by the wind.

The tower is built of hay bales. Not sure what the blades are made of. But you’d almost think it’s real until you look closely.

60. Is this a red panda or a red raccoon?

Looks more like a red panda. Yet, it has a striped tail of hay bales.

61. Seems like the Island of Misfit Toys is full of straw.

This is a take off of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special. Kind of looks jarring to see hay instead of snow.

62. Christmas is always the time for green bales.

You can stack them up and make a Christmas tree. Though hay sculpture looks more suited for fall though.

63. I’ve seen a beached whale on TV but this is ridiculous.

Though most of these hay sculptures are in fields. Wonder if you can get inside it.

64. Though spiders can inhabit straw. All this straw made the spider.

Now this might freak people out. Giant spiders will certainly terrify the bejesus on may. Even if made from straw.

65. How about sit on this turtle’s shell?

Still, its shell isn’t rock solid. But you have to admire the design.

66. Your defenses are no match for the dreaded straw tank.

Don’t worry. It doesn’t shoot out anything. Except maybe T-shirts, I guess.

67. This straw hand gives the sign of peace.

This one uses to fingers. And it’s all made of straw. So make hay not war.

68. “We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine.”

This one is made from hay bales. After that, just add the pictures.

69. Hope this gator doesn’t swallow you up.

Relax, it’s a straw gator. You can go into its mouth. But it won’t eat you.

70. At jumbo size, you might find this ferret quite scary.

Though you have to admire how realistic it looks. Then again, it’s in a Japanese style.

71. Tokyo isn’t safe whenever this straw monster rampages the streets.

You can guess this is Godzilla, Japan’s most iconic movie monster. Though this one is only made from straw.

72. This duckie just loves to be in its little pond.

Luckily straw floats so you can see this cute little duckie. Not as big as the other straw structures. But charming.

73. Anyone can look graceful on a straw horse.

As long as the rider is also made of straw. Yet, these to really seem to go together.

74. Bet you wouldn’t see an Olmec head like this in Mexico.

Because it’s made of hay in Japan. Not an exact replica. But not bad.

75. Wonder what it’s like to take this ship on the high seas.

Almost resembles a wooden ship with folded sails. Though it’s made from hay in the hull.

76. Try to solve this riddle of the Sphinx.

You can even go inside it like these people in the eyes. But don’t try to light a cigarette inside or it’ll catch fire.

77. Nobody can resist this cuddly pussy cat.

This little guy is almost purrfect. Then again, the Japanese have a soft spot for cuteness.

78. This Triceratops could almost give you hay fever in Jurassic Park.

Yes, this is another straw dinosaur in Japan. And yes, it’s probably the closest you’ll ever see to the real thing.

79. A straw gorilla can really strike a pose.

Yes, he sure looks fierce. But I’m not sure if he’s supposed to be a straw King Kong. Wonder if he’s right next to Godzilla.

80. Try to take to the skies in this haymade biplane.

Okay, you can’t fly it. But it’s certainly a charming sculpture to behold.

The Wonderful World of Scarecrows (Third Edition)

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Though fall may be upon us, it still seems too early for Halloween mostly because it’s September. Yet, you might not be able to tell by how the stores see it since it’s a rather profitable holiday. However, there are some decorations you can put in your home or garden right now since they’re generally for fall. One of these are scarecrows. Sure they may not be great for discouraging birds from getting into field crops or garden veggies. Nor do they often seem scary. But if you have straw and some old clothes lying around, you might be able to make one. And you don’t have to be a farmer or gardener either. After all, there are plenty of scarecrow festivals and contests, especially in Great Britain. Though a lot of the British ones usually take place during the spring and summer. But there’s a fall scarecrow festival in the Canadian Nova Scotia involving “pumpkin people” or scarecrows with pumpkin heads. You might also find scarecrow villages such as Nagoro, Japan that consists of 350 of them in a town of 35 people. Or at Joe’s Scarecrow Village in Cape Breton, Canada that’s mainly seen as a roadside attraction. Nevertheless, for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of scarecrows to enjoy.

  1. Apparently, we’ve just experienced a strong gust of wind.

Okay, maybe not since they’re made holding a pole. But they just seem totally blown away.

2. Never thought I’d see a crow in flannels.

Though the crow doesn’t seem right in the head. Still, it’s pretty clever.

3. Sometimes a simple dress is all you need.

This one doesn’t seem to take a lot of effort to make. Just a wooden frame, gloves, a dress, and a potted plant.

4. How about sit back and smell the flowers?

She may be sitting in the shade. But even a gardener needs a break now and then.

5. You’d have to wonder why these old crows keep up their spirits.

I mean one’s riding a wheelbarrow because they had their car repossessed. Don’t believe me? It says so on the sign.

6. If you want to stand out, it pays to dress in pink.

She even has a straw hat and straw braids with pink bows. So lovely.

7. Looks like someone’s afraid of heights.

Well, it’s not going to help looking down. Also, you can easily jump off if you want to.

8. Perhaps you might want to ride a bike in the countryside.

Because there’s nothing like the wind against your back in the fresh country air. Though I’d wear a helmet for safety’s sake.

9. “Go ahead, nip at me all you want.”

For some reason, the crows don’t seem to mind him too much. Then again, his head is a literal pumpkin.

10. This old man is all potted from head to toe.

Seems kind of spiffy with his bow tie and buttons. Yet, has some grass coming out of his head.

11. Surely, you can’t find a more noble knight like this.

Yes, he has a foam sword and can’t fight. But he at least got a ribbon.

12. All this hippie scarecrow wants is peace, man.

Here he sits with his guitar in hand. However, please don’t give him a joint since he’s flammable.

13. You can always keep fit on an exercise bike.

Though it took me awhile to notice what it was. Guess it’s a simpler model.

14. Here comes a milkmaid with her pails.

Sure we don’t have milkmaids anymore. But she doesn’t seem to mind the extra weight on her shoulders.

15. You can tell this bishop’s in a thoughtful mood.

Though he is an Anglican bishop. Yet, you have to admire his fancy attire.

16. The choice is yours: scarecrow or puppet?

Okay, that’s actually pretty scary. But what’s scarier is that 63 million Americans were willing to vote for him.

17. “I ate his stuffing with a fine Chianti and some fava beans.”

Yes, that’s Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs. Sure he’s supposed to be scary, but he kind of has a rather magnetic personality.

18. Ali Baba is always up for adventure.

Though don’t mind what’s in the basket. Really, it’s kind of horrifying.

19. Introducing from Jamaica Usain Bolt.

So he’s actually made out of bolts. Okay, that’s actually very clever.

20. All hail the divine fidget spinner.

Now that has to be one large fidget spinner. Not sure how you can fit that in your pocket.

21. Shaun the Sheep hangs out with the farmer.

Shaun the Sheep is a claymation cartoon in Britain. It’s mostly slapstick but it’s cute.

22. Beware of the dark figure on a black horse.

Yes, it looks like one of those ring wraiths from Lord of the Rings. But you have to admire how it’s made out of trash bags.

23. Don’t tell me the Three Wisemen have shown up.

Okay, it’s kind of early for that. I mean it’s September and Christmas won’t be until December.

24. Wonder what these cowboys are watching.

Sure they may not have much straw in them. But they seem to be avid fans at whatever they’re watching. Like how they use normal street clothes.

25. You can’t find anything lovelier than an umbrella dress.

So she may be a doll. But at least you have to love her purple umbrella skirt with flowers. So pretty.

26. Don’t look now, but I see some minions on the roof.

Guess this is from Despicable Me 2. As far as the purple minion is concerned.

27. I’m sure you can’t resist this all-American girl.

I’m sure she’s perfect for any Rhinestone Cowboy. And she’s even wearing American flag tights.

28. Seems like this scarecrow painter is quite the artist.

Seems like the guy could paint better than most people. Then again, some repressed art major probably made him and his work.

29. The Caped Crusader seems very stuffed for some reason.

Okay, so whoever made this didn’t get Batman’s chest right. However, it’s very difficult to make a chiseled chest from straw.

30. How about a nice bottle of wine with this country gentleman?

My. he appears spiffy. Even has a sunflower on his lapel.

31. Behold, the dreaded squid king.

Not sure why this exist. But I think it more likely draws crows in than scares them away.

32. This bearded scarecrow knows how to keep it cool.

Cause if you’re all full of straw, there’s not much to stuff about. Also, you have to admire the sunglasses and beard.

33. Apparently, this hive’s all out of honey.

Actually this hive is made out of straw. But don’t worry, there aren’t any bees around this beekeeper to sting you.

34. Bet you’d never come across this angel in a tree.

On one hand, she kind of looks a bit creepy with those eyes. On the other hand, you have to like her tinsel and pigtails.

35. You’d swear it was the 1960s for these ladies.

Okay, so it’s not the Vietnam era. But you have to love their hats and tie-dye dresses.

36. Wallace and Gromit are always a delight on any afternoon.

Even has Sean the Sheep. Like how they have a table with cheese and Gromit reading a magazine.

37. You’d almost think these two merely boarded together.

After all, they’re both made from wooden ironing boards. But they certainly make a lovely couple.

38. Bet you’d never thought these scarecrows could make it in time.

Even has a dalek alongside him. Though to be fair, this was from 2006. And we know the new Doctor has gotten blonde and more ladylike since then.

39. This Humpty Dumpty scarecrow is up on a brick wall.

Though I wouldn’t push him because you can’t put him back together again. Seriously, you can’t.

40. This guitarist is all made of straw.

This one is from Taiwan. And yes, even if its guitar is made from hay.

41. Guess Dracula really can go out on a sunny day.

Though I do admit, this does make a great Halloween decoration. Wouldn’t mind seeing this on someone’s lawn.

42. Here we come to a knight with his sword and shield.

Well, he certainly looks like you can find him in a castle. Though medieval knights were anything but noble.

43. Of course, nobody can resist scarecrows of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Kind of disappointing that this Snow White’s singing may not get woodland creatures to clean your home. But these are adorable.

44. A Scottish scarecrow always looks dashing in a kilt.

Though he’s wearing pants under it. Mostly because he’s stuffed with straw.

45. I’m sure you might admire this ravishing beauty queen.

She’s from a scarecrow festival in France. Yet, I love how her dress is decked with butterflies.

46. You’d have to admire this Indian chief’s rainbow headdress.

Well, at least the warbonnet being used on an Indian. Though to be fair, this is from a festival in France. Still, love it.

47. If you love Rococo, this Marie Antoinette scarecrow will suit your fancy.

Her hair is made from styrofoam balls. Her skirt is made from an umbrella and table cloth.

48. Seems like we have a Loch Ness monster along the hedges.

Unlike the real Loch Ness monster, you know this one definitely exists. Sure it’s not scary, but it’s great.

49. Take some time to visit some pickle ladies.

This is from a festival in Mississippi. And yes, it’s for a pickle factory.

50. Need a haircut? These salon ladies got you covered.

Not sure what to make about the pink covers. But it’s quite an inventive display.

51. This cleaning lady will make your house spotless.

Or she could just be a British housewife with an apron and a babushka. Though she does have a head made from a volleyball.

52. Seems like this cowboy would rather hang out near his shed.

Or is it his house. Either way, he seems to take it easy for some reason.

53. It takes a certain kind of woman to pull off a polka dot dress.

Well, a polka dot pink dress anyway. Still, you have to love her hair.

54. Seems like someone is in a real emergency situation.

It’s a rescue helicopter that lifts injured people to a hospital. And yes, the helicopter itself is made from straw.

55. Kids, sleep tight if you want Flossina the Tooth Fairy to leave something for you.

Didn’t know the tooth fairy even had a name. Still, this is quite clever.

56. Apparently, they’re about to start the operation.

Though the doctors seem like they’re carrying on. Then again, they’re smiling because they have plastic pumpkin heads.

57. There’s nothing more holy for your garden than a St. Francis scarecrow.

He’s even surrounded by animals. Got some critters on his arms. Wonder if he gets these creatures to clean his house.

58. Nothing beats a scarecrow lightsaber duel in your front lawn.

This part of a scarecrow display on some Star Wars fan’s lawn. And yes, that’s a straw Death Star.

59. Bet you’ve never seen this cowboy jumping a fence.

Almost what you see in the western movies. And yes, even the horse is straw.

60. This Imperial Stormtrooper will shoot the stuffing out of you.

Okay, I’m just kidding since Stormtroopers don’t hit anything. Yet, you have to like his cardboard helmet.

61. These brooms could almost sweep you of your feet.

They also have hangers for arms and shoulders. Still, they look so happy together.

62. How about seeing Zorro in your flower garden?

Not exactly Antonio Banderas, but a pretty good rendition. The horse is covered with trash bags by the way.

63. Hope this scientist can get to the bottom of this.

Seems like he has 3 high tech microscopes on the table. Wonder what his findings are about hay fever.

64. And now, we got a straw man on the trampoline.

He’s even wearing a jumpsuit. Though trampolining isn’t what I’d call a sport.

65. Here we come to a scarecrow from the 18th century.

Even has crows near its straw. Wonder if there’s a scarecrow nearby of the Headless Horseman.

66. Bet you didn’t expect this trusty pirate.

Yes, that’s a pirate. I know it seems hard to see. But look closer and you’ll get what I mean.

67. “Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”

R2-D2 is a trash can in this one. And even Princess Leia’s sticky bun hair is made from straw.

68. Chances are you’ve never seen a scarecrow go through a ring of fire.

Okay, that’s not a real ring of fire obviously. But it’s a killer daredevil stunt.

69. Sometimes a grenadier at your door is all you need.

Though the head on a pike shows that he’s not fooling around. Yet, he stands still at the door always keeping watch.

70. Here we find Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble joy riding on the town.

Of course, they have to put their feet to the car to move. I know Stone Age technology is a bitch.

71. Hope you get some tasty buns from these bakers.

Sure they may not be tasty on the barrel or tray. But you can give them all hay for it.

72. Apparently, stripper scarecrows also exist.

She’s even offering pole dancing classes. Like anyone would want to take that. Well, unless they’re needing the money.

73. Seems like Queen Victoria isn’t amused.

Here we have the Queen in full mourning attire after Prince Albert died of typhus. She’d dress like that from 1861 to her death in 1901.

74. Why take this Joker so seriously?

Because the Joker is totally nuts and is a walking hazard on Gotham. Also, he’s a total and raging psychopath Batman often fights with.

75. Someone has their head in the sand.

Guess this is what the Republican Party has become these days. That or this guy really wants to get rid of that mole.

76. You’d swear this scarecrow astronaut is out of this world.

Though you wouldn’t be wearing a suit like that while in space. Also, astronauts wear diapers under them.

77. “I call him mini Santa.”

It’s supposed to be Santa on vacation. Not sure why he has the mini Santa with him.

78. This bookworm has quite the literary taste.

Well, I have to admit, books are great. After all, I would know.

79. You might want to catch a ride with this witch.

She has pink hair and a strapless dress. And I don’t think she’s wearing shoes either.

80. Rejoice for he has ascended into hayven.

Here we have Jesus risen up to heaven. May not scare or convert crows. But it’s sure a rather sacred piece made from straw.

The Wonderful World of Scarecrows (Second Edition)

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As September rolls in, fall will soon be in the air. And when it comes to fall decorations, there’s almost nothing to beat than the scarecrow. Two years ago, I did a scarecrow post which got really popular around this time of year so I decided to do another one. Still, contrary to the name, most scarecrows aren’t really that scary. Besides, using a scarecrow to ward off crows isn’t going to help rid them from your garden. I mean crows are very smart birds and probably know that the figure in your plot is just a guy full of straw. But not always. So they probably won’t be scared of it. Nevertheless, people love them so much that there are even contests for them at fall festivals and even one post can’t show the amount of creativity you might see in these things. Many of these have straw but they don’t always have to. And a lot of them are dressed in old clothes. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another glimpse into the wonderful world of scarecrows.

  1. Look, it’s none other than Gandalf the Straw-Haired.
The wizard beard is a stroke of genius. Also like the flower eyes and carrot nose. But you wonder why they don't have scarecrows like that in the Shire.

The wizard beard is a stroke of genius. Also like the flower eyes and carrot nose. But you wonder why they don’t have scarecrows like that in the Shire.

2. Hey, get off of that lamp post!

Yes, these scarecrows are definitely hanging there. Guess they have all night party hijinks, too. Figures.

Yes, these scarecrows are definitely hanging there. Guess they have all night party hijinks, too. Figures.

3. Didn’t expect to see a fairy princess around here.

This one has a little purple dress and pink hair. But her crown and wand are twigs.

This one has a little purple dress and pink hair. But her crown and wand are twigs.

4. Guess somebody is ready for a wheelbarrow ride.

But the guy gets the ride while the woman has to push him around. Love the flower hat though.

But the guy gets the ride while the woman has to push him around. Love the flower hat though.

5. Apparently, there are even NRA scarecrows out there.

And here is one standing with his gun and a chain of bullets. However, instead of scaring crows, his function is to scare potential terrorists, home invaders, and undocumented immigrants.

And here is one standing with his gun and a chain of bullets. However, instead of scaring crows, his function is to scare potential intruders and minorities.

6. It’s widely noted that they call her the Iron Lady since she comes off a little stiff.

Well, she's made with an ironing board. But yes, she seems a bit flat and stiff.

Well, she’s made with an ironing board. But yes, she seems a bit flat and stiff.

7. Just going out for a morning stroll with the baby, nothing special.

Seems like whoever made this has kids who are no longer toddlers. Well, at least they used it for something like this.

Seems like whoever made this has kids who are no longer toddlers. Well, at least they used it for something like this. Very clever.

8. Nothing to see here, just an old man tending his garden.

For a second, I almost thought it was a real guy. Until I saw the pumpkin head and the stuffed arms. Like the beard.

For a second, I almost thought it was a real guy. Until I saw the pumpkin head and the stuffed arms. Like the beard.

9. What’s this? Jack Skellington and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas?

Yes, that's it. However, do these two seem like they're getting married? Because Sally is dressed in a nice white dress.

Yes, that’s it. However, do these two seem like they’re getting married? Because Sally is dressed in a nice white dress.

10. This veterinarian always tries to be good to animals.

However, that dog is kind of freaky looking to me. So is the vet's pumpkin head.

However, that dog is kind of freaky looking to me. So is the vet’s pumpkin head.

11. Guess someone has shown up with a sun flowery face.

Well, a sunflower head, anyway. Still, seems to make everything seem sunny even in patched overalls.

Well, a sunflower head, anyway. Still, seems to make everything seem sunny even in patched overalls.

12. Seems like Gulliver shouldn’t have been sleeping.

This is from Gulliver's Travels where the Lilliputains tie him off on the beach and see him as a giant.

This is from Gulliver’s Travels where the Lilliputains tie him off on the beach and see him as a giant.

13. Seems like somebody has been sleeping on the job.

He should be out trying to scare crows off. But he's just taking a snooze. Lazy bum.

He should be out trying to scare crows off. But he’s just taking a snooze. Lazy bum.

14. Now this is a real corn maiden here.

Since she has a dress made from corn stalks as well as decked in full fall regalia. Kind of wish she was in an outdoor setting though.

Since she has a dress made from corn stalks as well as decked in full fall regalia. Kind of wish she was in an outdoor setting though.

15. This lady seems to have a head full of grains.

Well, her head consists of wheat. Yet, she's almost entirely made from straw. Guess she sometimes makes it hay.

Well, her head consists of wheat. Yet, she’s almost entirely made from straw. Guess she sometimes makes it hay.

16. Guess this woman seems to be waiting for the bus or something.

She's just sitting on the bench. Too bad she has straw in her boots. Then again, she's a scarecrow.

She’s just sitting on the bench. Too bad she has straw in her boots. Then again, she’s a scarecrow.

17. These two scarecrows surely adore their little pumpkin.

Too bad it doesn't have a jack o'lantern face yet. Guess it's too young to get one.

Too bad it doesn’t have a jack o’lantern face yet. Guess it’s too young to get one.

18. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Princess Ladybug.

Well, she's wearing a ladybug dress. But that was what her name was on Pinterest so I'm going with that.

Well, she’s wearing a ladybug dress. But that was what her name was on Pinterest so I’m going with that.

19. Looks like we’ve found ourselves in Tin Can Alley.

Seems like we come across a tin can lady and her metal dog. Not scary, but adorable for any Tin Man to love.

Seems like we come across a tin can lady and her metal dog. Not scary, but adorable for any Tin Man to love.

20. Seems like this old rusty truck needs some fixing.

Well, that's one way you can reuse an old busted truck. Like the scarecrow pumpkin mechanics the best though.

Well, that’s one way you can reuse an old busted truck. Like the scarecrow pumpkin mechanics the best though.

21. This scarecrow lady has to look her best when she’s out on the town.

She even has her straw lapdog in a shirt that she has around her arm. Like the purple purse and turquoise scarf.

She even has her straw lapdog in a shirt that she has around her arm. Like the purple purse and turquoise scarf.

22. To scare the crows away, this guy resorts to cartwheels.

Then again, it might for some of the crows. But this is a really creative, especially with having the scarecrow being upside down.

Then again, it might for some of the crows. But this is a really creative, especially with having the scarecrow being upside down.

23. Heard about Angry Birds? How about Angry Bales?

Well, they're Angry Birds as hay bales. Basically consists of spray-paint and straw. Fans will love it.

Well, they’re Angry Birds as hay bales. Basically consists of spray-paint and straw. Fans will love it.

24. While everyone works, these scarecrows take an afternoon bike ride.

Looks like these guys are having a good time. Wonder if any of them are wearing helmets.

Looks like these guys are having a good time. Wonder if any of them are wearing helmets.

25. Anyone else think her dress looks shady?

I mean her dress is made from 3 different lamp shades. And each one is trimmed with autumn leaves.

I mean her dress is made from 3 different lamp shades. And each one is trimmed with autumn leaves or flowers.

26. This lady scarecrow brings an aura of sophistication.

Well, she has a rather interesting dress that seems straight from My Fair Lady. Seems to suit her.

Well, she has a rather interesting dress that seems straight from My Fair Lady. Seems to suit her.

27. This little dog seems to come out right from the haystack.

Sure it looks like a normal pile of hay until you see the dog's face. But sometimes you don't know where the straw dog begins and the bale ends.

Sure it looks like a normal pile of hay until you see the dog’s face. But sometimes you don’t know where the straw dog begins and the bale ends.

28. This scarecrow appears to be a bit potted lately.

After all, he's made from a lot of flower pots that were probably sold at discount prices. Like the hay in the hands and head.

After all, he’s made from a lot of flower pots that were probably sold at discount prices. Like the hay in the hands, feet, and head.

29. There’s nothing more relaxing to this garden lady than picking some flowers.

Sure her head is a flower pot and she wears a flower hat. But you have to admire how her bright green gloves would stand out. Also, that's not an outfit you wear for gardening.

Sure her head is a flower pot and she wears a flower hat. But you have to admire how her bright green gloves would stand out. Also, that’s not an outfit you wear for gardening.

30. Wonder what that scarecrow is doing in his long underwear or pajamas.

Okay, those may be pajamas and they seem to be in light pink. Not sure if that would scare the crows.

Okay, those may be pajamas and they seem to be in light pink. Not sure if that would scare the crows.

31. This Victorian scarecrow looks smashing in her elegant dress.

Well, it certainly is a dress of black and lace. Love the flowers in the hat. Lovely.

Well, it certainly is a dress of black and lace. Love the flowers in the hat. Lovely.

32. Oh, look, the minion bales are coming.

Yes, these the hay bales of minions from Despicable Me. There are a lot of minion scarecrows out there. This among the most creative.

Yes, these the hay bales of minions from Despicable Me. There are a lot of minion scarecrows out there. This among the most creative.

33. Sometimes you can always use a break to relax.

But I'm not sure if lounging in a swimsuit is ideal for fall weather. Also, her skin seems to be made from burlap.

But I’m not sure if lounging in a swimsuit is ideal for fall weather. Also, her skin seems to be made from burlap.

34. Want to buy some garden veggies?

Well, she seems to have quite the variety. Not sure people wear flowery aprons anymore. But it adds a nice touch.

Well, she seems to have quite the variety. Not sure people wear flowery aprons anymore. But it adds a nice touch.

35. This scarecrow’s head seems a bit rakey for some reason.

Well, he seems to have a rake head decked with sunflowers. Must have a rather sunny disposition.

Well, he seems to have a rake head decked with sunflowers. Must have a rather sunny disposition.

36. This redhead pumpkin head revels in her polka dot dress.

Not a fan of polka dots, but she does seem to rock the outfit without being tacky. Like the flowers in her hair, too.

Not a fan of polka dots, but she does seem to rock the outfit without being tacky. Like the flowers in her hair, too.

37. How about you come in and stay for a spell?

I think this was for a town scarecrow contest. But I love how these ladies are wearing bright colored dresses. And how one of them sits on the hay bale.

I think this was for a town scarecrow contest. But I love how these ladies are wearing bright colored dresses. And how one of them sits on the hay bale.

38. Since Christ was born in a stable, it’s only fair we have a scarecrow nativity scene.

Seems like they didn't have the time and the energy to have shepherds, livestock, and wise men. but you have to like the fall display though.

Seems like they didn’t have the time and the energy to have shepherds, livestock, and wise men. but you have to like the fall display though.

39. Kiddies, you might not want to go near this bed.

Because that's not Little Red Riding Hood's grandma. That's the Big Bad Wolf dressed as her grandma. But you have love this display. So right.

Because that’s not Little Red Riding Hood’s grandma. That’s the Big Bad Wolf dressed as her grandma. But you have love this display. So right.

40. This jack o’lantern couple seems much happier than in the Grand Wood painting.

Yes, it's supposed to be the American Gothic couple that's countlessly parodied. But these two are smiling instead of stern.

Yes, it’s supposed to be the American Gothic couple that’s countlessly parodied. But these two are smiling instead of stern.

41. This woman walks to the garden all decked in lettuce.

Her top is in red (well, purple) and her skirt seems romaine. And she's even wearing a sunflower to top it all off.

Her top is in red (well, purple) and her skirt seems romaine. And she’s even wearing a sunflower to top it all off.

42. Guess that witch should’ve watched out for that tree.

Yeah, she should always keep her eyes open when she's on the broom. Also, not drink and fly.

Yeah, she should always keep her eyes open when she’s on the broom. Also, not drink and fly.

43. This knightly scarecrow mounts for a joust on his noble steed.

Yes, his horse might be made from a tree or straw. But he looks so cool in his red knightly attire.

Yes, his horse might be made from a tree or straw. But he looks so cool in his red knightly attire.

44. Guess there’s so much straw inside this thing for a horse.

Oh, wait, that is a scarecrow horse. Not sure how it'll scare crows. But you have to admire this person's creativity and effort.

Oh, wait, that is a scarecrow horse. Not sure how it’ll scare crows. But you have to admire this person’s creativity and effort.

45. Supercrow his here to save the day from grasshopper infestation!

Like how he's hanging. But the fact this guy could flatten entire cities in his encounters with fellow Kryptonians should have the crows proceed with caution.

Like how he’s hanging. But the fact this guy could flatten entire cities in his encounters with fellow Kryptonians should have the crows proceed with caution.

46. Just 3 little girls playing in a garden, nothing to see here.

Well, I guess children scarecrows take up less straw. But you have to appreciate this concept. So cute.

Well, I guess children scarecrows take up less straw. But you have to appreciate this concept. So cute.

47. This straw owl is always set to be a hoot.

It's even bigger than a real owl and less fancy. Still, got to love the wings on this.

It’s even bigger than a real owl and less fancy. Still, got to love the wings on this.

48. These workers have just been given a break to break off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar.

Yes, these are road workers. But the sign should clearly say, "Give me a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar." The slogan's wrong.

Yes, these are road workers. But the sign should clearly say, “Give me a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar.” The slogan’s wrong.

49. In this lawn Captain Jack Sparrow surely makes an unforgettable presence.

Now that really looks like Johnny Depp, almost lifelike. Not sure if the garden setting agrees with him.

Now that really looks like Johnny Depp, almost lifelike. Not sure if the garden setting agrees with him.

50. This scarecrow seems to haven numbers and letters all over him.

Well, it looks like something made for a teacher. Love the patches though.

Well, it looks like something made for a teacher. Love the patches though.

51. Time for this old scarecrow to saddle up.

See he's on a wooden horse wearing a sheriff's badge. And he's carrying a lasso. Seems more like a rodeo clown to me.

See he’s on a wooden horse wearing a sheriff’s badge. And he’s carrying a lasso. Seems more like a rodeo clown to me.

52. Guess it’s always a luau where this guy is concerned.

That or on his way to a Jimmy Buffett concert. Wonder if there are people in Hawaii who have scarecrows in their gardens.

That or on his way to a Jimmy Buffett concert. Wonder if there are people in Hawaii who have scarecrows in their gardens.

53. No, I don’t think Vincent can lend an ear today.

You can guess this is a scarecrow of Vincent Van Gogh who sometimes painted crows. He even has a bandage from where he cut his ear, too.

You can guess this is a scarecrow of Vincent Van Gogh who sometimes painted crows. He even has a bandage from where he cut his ear, too.

54. This scarecrow ogre isn’t the monster you think he is.

Okay, he may be gross but he mostly keeps to himself. Still, this Shrek scarecrow is clever.

Okay, he may be gross but he mostly keeps to himself. Still, this Shrek scarecrow is clever.

55. This gypsy scarecrow comes in on her tambourine.

Then again, I'm not sure if she's carrying a tambourine or not. But I really like her dress though.

Then again, I’m not sure if she’s carrying a tambourine or not. But I really like her dress though.

56. “On the crows again, just can’t wait to get on the crows again…”

That's a very good Willie Nelson scarecrow. The braids are excellent. Brilliant.

That’s a very good Willie Nelson scarecrow. The braids are excellent. Brilliant.

57. This Carmen Miranda scarecrow has quite a fruit bowl on her head.

Yeah, Carmen Miranda seems to be widely imitated. But a lot of people don't know what she actually sang.

Yeah, Carmen Miranda seems to be widely imitated. But a lot of people don’t know what she actually sang.

58. Looks like Cousin It has come to stay for awhile.

That has to be a very easy scarecrow to make. I mean you just need a haystack, hat, and sunglasses.

That has to be a very easy scarecrow to make. I mean you just need a haystack, hat, and sunglasses.

59. Looks like this scarecrow display comes straight from under the sea.

And it seems that Ariel isn't in her trademark seashell bra. Still, wish I can find other Disney scarecrows.

And it seems that Ariel isn’t in her trademark seashell bra. Still, wish I can find other Disney scarecrows.

60. Harry Potter tends to make an entrance on his Firebolt.

However, the hair doesn't exactly look right on this. Because Harry has black hair, not straw colored. But seems like whoever made this didn't have the time.

However, the hair doesn’t exactly look right on this. Because Harry has black hair, not straw colored. But seems like whoever made this didn’t have the time.

61. On some days, you just have to give the dog a bone.

This especially goes for a scarecrow dog. Because crows are more likely to be scared of them.

This especially goes for a scarecrow dog. Because crows are more likely to be scared of them.

62. This scarecrow gorilla is sure going ape.

Yes, you read that right. That's a gorilla scarecrow. And it probably consists of a gorilla suit with straw.

Yes, you read that right. That’s a gorilla scarecrow. And it probably consists of a gorilla suit with straw.

63. Here we have a firefighting scarecrow to the rescue.

Unfortunately, he may not be able to survive the flames since most scarecrows are extremely flammable. This was made by a town fire department.

Unfortunately, he may not be able to survive the flames since most scarecrows are extremely flammable. This was made by a town fire department.

64. This scarecrow thinks his garden is his own orchestra.

Sure he may be in normal clothes. But so are a lot of conductors at rehearsal. Fits in with the garden look though.

Sure he may be in normal clothes. But so are a lot of conductors at rehearsal. Fits in with the garden look though.

65. Hijacked Henry messed with the wrong crow.

Well, the crow is just incredibly large in this rendition. But you have to wonder how someone could do this.

Well, the crow is just incredibly large in this rendition. But you have to wonder how someone could do this.

66. How about you spend some time listening to this jughead band?

Yes, the kind of band that makes country western bands seem less hickish in comparison. Still, it's pretty funny and clever.

Yes, the kind of band that makes country western bands seem less hickish in comparison. Still, it’s pretty funny and clever.

67. Heard of a scarecrow? How about a scare chicken?

Bigger and tanner than a regular chicken. But doesn't have much meat despite appearances.

Bigger and tanner than a regular chicken. But doesn’t have much meat despite appearances.

68. I’m sure this little straw dog won’t hurt a thing.

My guess is that it's a little straw terrier. Not sure what it has in its mouth which might be toilet paper.

My guess is that it’s a little straw terrier. Not sure what it has in its mouth which might be toilet paper.

69. This chef doesn’t seem too happy about crows on his pie.

Yet, he doesn't seem to do anything about the crows. Or is that really a crow pie? Best not think of it.

Yet, he doesn’t seem to do anything about the crows. Or is that really a crow pie? Best not think of it.

70. Yes, raking leaves is a lot of work.

And it seems that someone just fell into the wheelbarrow. Like the outfits. So much like fall.

And it seems that someone just fell into the wheelbarrow. Like the outfits. So much like fall.

71. Now this lady sports a fine barrel dress.

Well, metal barrel anyway. Yet, seems to take form of Scarlett O'Hara's curtain dress with a dash of Wizard of Oz.

Well, metal barrel anyway. Yet, seems to take form of Scarlett O’Hara’s curtain dress with a dash of Wizard of Oz.

72. This colorful scarecrow seems to go for the flowers.

Helps that she seems to spring from a pot in a flowery dress. Love the rainbow petals.

Helps that she seems to spring from a pot in a flowery dress. Love the rainbow petals.

73. Seems like this plumber doesn’t know where to put a plunger.

He's even sporting a pumpkin plumber's butt to boot. Yeah, really needs to aim for the toilet bowl.

He’s even sporting a pumpkin plumber’s butt to boot. Yeah, really needs to aim for the toilet bowl.

74. This scarecrow prefers the company of bees to the birds.

Well, a beekeeper scarecrow, how original. Even has bees to go with it. Awesome.

Well, a beekeeper scarecrow, how original. Even has bees to go with it. Awesome.

75. Seems like this paratrooper landed in the wrong place.

Now he's hanging from the roof in his parachute. Must be WWII blitz inspired.

Now he’s hanging from the roof in his parachute. Must be WWII blitz inspired.

76. Mary had her little lamb, its fleece was white as snow.

Because if it was Little Bo Peep, she would've lost her sheep. Also, not sure about depicting her in bloomers.

Because if it was Little Bo Peep, she would’ve lost her sheep. Also, not sure about depicting her in bloomers.

77. Guess you wouldn’t want to go to this scarecrow for marriage advice.

Then again, he only beheaded two of his wives. But Henry VIII also put the ax to a lot of his friends and advisers who either refused to go along with what he wanted (like Thomas More) or screwed over big time (like Thomas Cromwell).

Then again, he only beheaded two of his wives. But Henry VIII also put the ax to a lot of his friends and advisers who either refused to go along with what he wanted (like Thomas More) or screwed over big time (like Thomas Cromwell).

78. This mermaid scarecrow seems to be a fish out of water.

Yes, it looks quite unusual if you ask me. But you might see a few at a scarecrow festival or two.

Yes, it looks quite unusual if you ask me. But you might see a few at a scarecrow festival or two.

79. This scarecrow seems to have a real beak for things.

Never mind that he resembles a giant crow with wings. Like how he takes to a straw hat and coveralls.

Never mind that he resembles a giant crow with wings. Like how he takes to a straw hat and coveralls.

80. Seems like somebody ran in to a shrub with their bike.

Probably should've put their foot on the brakes before running into that. Still, like how it just consists of a pair of legs.

Probably should’ve put their foot on the brakes before running into that. Still, like how it just consists of a pair of legs.

Share a Toast This Ocktoberfest with These Wunderbar Bier Steins

Here's a picture of a collectible Budweiser Beer Stein in the basement of my house. It's been at my home for as long as I can remember. But it's always been used for decoration. Guess it something that belonged to my dad.

Here’s a picture of a collectible Budweiser Beer Stein in the basement of my house. It’s been at my home for as long as I can remember. But it’s always been used for decoration. Guess it something that belonged to my dad.

For fall, you might’ve heard about Ocktoberfest which to Americans seems like a German secular, Saint Patrick’s Day. You know, a kind of occasion that’s used to celebrate an ethnic culture as an excuse to get drunk. I mean in late September and early October, you tend to find a lot of local places hosting their own Ocktoberfest events usually consisting of people eating German food, men in lederhosen and women in skimpy German dresses, and everyone drinking lots of beer. But what you may not know is that Ocktoberfest is a real folk festival in Munich that spans from late September up to the first Sunday in October that attracts 6 million people from around the world annually. And aside from the traditional fare, it includes a lot of games and amusement rides. They have held this festival since the marriage of Bavaria’s future King Ludwig I (then crown prince) and Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen (try pronouncing that name) on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were all invited to attend the festivities on the fields of what is now Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s Meadow”) which lasted for 5 days. And to end the celebrations, there was major horse race. Of course, the citizens of Munich enjoyed the festivities so much that they decided to repeat the celebrations in order to promote agriculture. Thus, it has become an important cultural event in Bavaria ever since. Of course, since Ocktoberfest is known for people drinking beer, Germany is also known for its beer steins which are tall beer glasses. Many of them tend to have lids but not always. And they can be made of glass, ceramic, or pewter. Still, they’re all used to drink beer. And while I’ll show you some traditional beer steins, I’ll show some off-beat and pop culture ones as well. So in commemoration for Ocktoberfest, I bring you an assortment of all the different kinds of beer steins. Enjoy.

  1. Now this is a stein fit for our rescue heroes.
For some reason, this doesn't look like a traditional stein to me. More like a beer stein with a similar design you'd see on a plastic kids' mug.

For some reason, this doesn’t look like a traditional stein to me. More like a beer stein with a similar design you’d see on a plastic kids’ mug.

2. Of course, it sometimes pays to have one on the house, especially if it’s a castle.

Not sure if this is Neuschwanstein Castle or some other fairy tale palaces. Still, can't imagine drinking out of that thing.

Heard this is Falkenstein castle. But it kind of resembles Neuschwanstein to me for some reason. Then again, I’m more familiar with the latter.

3. Salute our canine heroes with this police dog beer stein.

Fittingly for Ocktoberfest, it's of a German Shepherd. And it's wearing its own little police outfit, too. Yeah, not sure what policemen would think about this.

Fittingly for Ocktoberfest, it’s of a German Shepherd. And it’s wearing its own little police outfit, too. Yeah, not sure what policemen would think about this.

4. Of course, even a monk has to take a swig of beer now and then.

Interestingly, the association with monks and beer goes way back to the Middle Ages. In fact, it's not unusual for German monks to brew beer. The Bavarian monks at my college Saint Vincent in Latrobe did at some point as well.

Interestingly, the association with monks and beer goes way back to the Middle Ages. In fact, it’s not unusual for German monks to brew beer. The Bavarian monks at my college Saint Vincent in Latrobe did at some point as well.

5. For Ocktoberfest, show your love for the U-S-of-A with this beer stein of a bald eagle on a motorcycle.

Seems like this eagle is too big for his ride. Also, he's not wearing a helmet. Besides, why ride a motorcycle when he could just fly? Then again, it's all about symbolism, is it?

Seems like this eagle is too big for his ride. Also, he’s not wearing a helmet. Besides, why ride a motorcycle when he could just fly? Then again, it’s all about symbolism, is it?

6. As they say, nobody is happier on Ocktoberfest than a pig in lederhosen.

A pig dancing in lederhosen. And it has big tusks, too. Still, this is pretty tacky if you ask me.

A pig dancing in lederhosen. And it has big tusks, too. Still, this is pretty tacky if you ask me.

7. If you like Hollywood glamour and think diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then these Marilyn Monroe beer steins are for you.

I don't know about these. Yes, Marilyn Monroe was an American icon. But does she really belong on a beer stein? At least a commemorative beer stein with Marlene Dietrich, Conrad Veidt, or Peter Lorre would be more understandable.

I don’t know about these. Yes, Marilyn Monroe was an American icon. But does she really belong on a beer stein? At least a commemorative beer stein with Marlene Dietrich, Conrad Veidt, or Peter Lorre would be more understandable.

8. Celebrate America this Ocktoberfest with a beer stein depicting Thomas Kinkade’s painting of the US Capitol.

Yes, Thomas Kinkade beer steins do exist unfortunately. For some reason a bad artist like Kinkade has his fans. Still, kill it, kill it with fire.

Yes, Thomas Kinkade beer steins do exist unfortunately. For some reason a bad artist like Kinkade has his fans. Still, kill it, kill it with fire.

9. In the future there will be portals, which will allow you to take your beer from the tap from anywhere.

Now this seems quite interesting. Some people might wish bars would operate like that all the time, especially waiters.

Now this seems quite interesting. Some people might wish bars would operate like that all the time, especially waiters.

10. Sometimes drinking on Ocktoberfest makes you feel like an old goat.

Ironically, he doesn't seem to be drinking from a stein here. Also, he's crouched over on a stump. Still, quite tacky.

Ironically, he doesn’t seem to be drinking from a stein here. Also, he’s crouched over on a stump. Still, quite tacky.

11. This card deck beer stein is perfect for any poker night.

Of course, not sure if drinking inhibits one's ability to play cards. Then again, it probably does. Still, drinking and gambling seem to go together hand in hand.

Of course, not sure if drinking inhibits one’s ability to play cards. Then again, it probably does. Still, drinking and gambling seem to go together hand in hand.

12. For those born to ride, this beer stein is for you.

Had no idea that motorcycle fans have their on beer steins. Of course, this one sports a handle in the shape of a beer tap.

Had no idea that motorcycle fans have their on beer steins. Of course, this one sports a handle in the shape of a beer tap.

13. Of course, you can’t go all out at the bar without a Moscow beer stein like this.

Now this is pretty elaborate. Hate to drink out of that thing. Wonder if Putin has a stein like this.

Now this is pretty elaborate. Hate to drink out of that thing. Wonder if Putin has a stein like this. Then again, this is probably something you could find in any Moscow souvenir store.

14. Celebrate the yuletide season with your very own Christmas beer stein.

Yes, Christmas steins do exist. However, isn't Santa supposed to have like 8-9 reindeer pulling his sleigh. Then again, it's supposed to depict Germany and they might have a different tradition.

Yes, Christmas steins do exist. However, isn’t Santa supposed to have like 8-9 reindeer pulling his sleigh. Then again, it’s supposed to depict Germany and they might have a different tradition.

15. A rustic stein like this might bring you back to nature.

Then again, perhaps boozing during hunting season isn't a good idea. I don't have to imagine what could happen. Might want to stick with something else instead.

Then again, perhaps boozing during hunting season isn’t a good idea. I don’t have to imagine what could happen. Might want to stick with something else instead.

16. Of course, a wild hog can’t go without a beer stein like this.

Wonder how he manages to fit all his animals on one motorcycle. Guess we'll never really know for sure.

Wonder how he manages to fit all his animals on one motorcycle. Guess we’ll never really know for sure.

17. Arr, drink your rum like a pirate with a stein like this.

Not sure if it's Blackbeard. But it does have a lot of nice colors. Still, we should remember that pirates during their heyday drank a lot of booze and didn't bathe or shave. Also, most of them didn't make it past 30.

Not sure if it’s Blackbeard. But it does have a lot of nice colors. Still, we should remember that pirates during their heyday drank a lot of booze and didn’t bathe or shave. Also, most of them didn’t make it past 30.

18. It’s always said that dem booze goes well with dem bones.

Well, not sure what's up with him being covered white stuff while he's sitting on a barrel. Still, this stein is more appropriate for a Halloween party.

Well, not sure what’s up with him being covered white stuff while he’s sitting on a barrel. Still, this stein is more appropriate for a Halloween party.

19. Nothing echoes the spirit of Ocktoberfest than a dachshund in lederhosen.

Now the dachshund is another German breed. You'd know that they're wiener dogs, but they can be quite aggressive. Still, I really don't see how anyone looks good in lederhosen. Really I don't.

Now the dachshund is another German breed. You’d know that they’re wiener dogs, but they can be quite aggressive. Still, I really don’t see how anyone looks good in lederhosen. Really I don’t.

20. Help yourself to the great taste of Coors Light with this Coors Light beer stein.

Actually don't. My dad says that it's like drinking soda water with alcohol. Yeah, not a great taste.

Actually don’t. My dad says that it’s like drinking soda water with alcohol. Yeah, not a great taste.

21. Spend Ocktoberfest at the beach with this Corona Extra Blue Parrot Club beer stein.

For some reason I don't see Corona having a beer stein. I mean they're Spanish in name and usually have their commercials on sunny beaches.

For some reason I don’t see Corona having a beer stein. I mean they’re Spanish in name and usually have their commercials on sunny, tropical beaches.

22. Of course, it ain’t Ocktoberfest without some cigars.

I'm sure there might be at least some bars in Munich with a no smoking policy. Then again, not sure what I think about smoking in bars because I never go to any.

I’m sure there might be at least some bars in Munich with a no smoking policy. Then again, not sure what I think about smoking in bars because I never go to any.

23. Celebrate Halloween with a beer stein of Frankenstein’s monster.

Then again, Ocktoberfest and Halloween are in the same month. Well, sort of. Still, this is quite funny and clever. Wouldn't mind having one like that.

Then again, Ocktoberfest and Halloween are in the same month. Well, sort of. Still, this is quite funny and clever. Wouldn’t mind having one like that.

24. Those who like busty German women might enjoy a stein like this.

Now this is in pretty poor taste. Like having a boob mug or boob anything. Seriously, if a guy had this, I'd question his taste in decorating.

Now this is in pretty poor taste. Like having a boob mug or boob anything. Seriously, if a guy had this, I’d question his taste in decorating.

25. Support your local sheriff with this canine sheriff beer stein.

Appropriately it's also a German Shepherd as well. Still, it can also count as a State Trooper beer stein. I mean stateys wear the same outfits.

Appropriately it’s also a German Shepherd as well. Still, it can also count as a State Trooper beer stein. I mean stateys wear the same outfits.

26. Honor your local firefighters for their service with a stein like this.

Of course, if you live in the US, it would be even better to write to your US Congressman to show support for policy supporting 9/11 first responders. Now those people need to be treated like the heroes they are.

Of course, if you live in the US, it would be even better to write to your US Congressman to show support for policy supporting 9/11 first responders. Now those people need to be treated like the heroes they are.

27. Support your WWII veterans with this commemorative D-Day beer stein.

Of course, this might get your WWII vet grandpa in a frenzy on how he whooped the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy. Or his complaints of how Saving Private Ryan isn't historically accurate in regards to swearing.

Of course, this might get your WWII vet grandpa in a frenzy on how he whooped the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy. Or his complaints of how Saving Private Ryan isn’t historically accurate in regards to swearing.

28. Fox hunters everywhere would enjoy their very own foxhound beer stein.

We should also not forget that it's not uncommon for some fox hunters to booze up before the hunt. Yeah, would you want to see a drunk person on a horse with a gun? Not if you're right next to them Or in front of them.

We should also not forget that it’s not uncommon for some fox hunters to booze up before the hunt. Yeah, would you want to see a drunk person on a horse with a gun? Not if you’re right next to them Or in front of them.

29. Enjoy a Corona this Ocktoberfest with this gecko beer stein.

First, blue parrots and now lizards. Not sure which one I'd prefer. Still, Corona's steins really don't have the Ocktoberfest spirit in my opinion.

First, blue parrots and now lizards. Not sure which one I’d prefer. Still, Corona’s steins really don’t have the Ocktoberfest spirit in my opinion.

30. Creep out your friends this Halloween by drinking out of your very own skull beer stein.

Heard that Lord Byron used to do this all the time. However, he'd drink from actual skulls. This one is ceramic, which is significantly less disgusting.

Heard that Lord Byron used to do this all the time. However, he’d drink from actual skulls. This one is ceramic, which is significantly less disgusting.

31. With this beer stein, your Ocktoberfest is sure to be elementary.

Of course, Sherlock Holmes didn't really wear a deerstalker outfit in the books on a regular basis. That was country attire and was the Victorian equivalent of wearing camo and bright orange.

Of course, Sherlock Holmes didn’t really wear a deerstalker outfit in the books on a regular basis. That was country attire and was the Victorian equivalent of wearing camo and bright orange.

32. Honor America’s Civil War heritages with these beer steins of Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant.

Now why does Robert E. Lee's stein have a Capitol dome on it? The guy fought for the Confederacy. Guess the steins all had to match in form.

Now why does Robert E. Lee’s stein have a Capitol dome on it? The guy fought for the Confederacy. Guess the steins all had to match in form.

33. Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with your very own “Luck of the Irish” beer stein from Budweiser.

Nothing says Saint Patrick's Day than having a German-American beer brand commemorate an Irish Catholic holiday. Look, Bud, Saint Patrick's day is Guinness's turf here.

Nothing says Saint Patrick’s Day than having a German-American beer brand commemorate an Irish Catholic holiday. Look, Bud, Saint Patrick’s day is Guinness’s turf here.

34. Nothing shows the spirit of Bavaria than a beer stein of a monk making his own brew.

Yes, monks made their own beer at one point in history. And in Germany, nobody saw anything wrong with it. Not so in America as Bonifice Wimmer found out.

Yes, monks made their own beer at one point in history. And in Germany, nobody saw anything wrong with it. Not so in America as Bonifice Wimmer found out.

35. Show your high class snobbery with this Fabrege egg beer stein.

Of course, this one will probably cost an arm and a leg. Also, doesn't seem to hold a lot either. So probably not worth it.

Of course, this one will probably cost an arm and a leg. Also, doesn’t seem to hold a lot either. So probably not worth it.

36. Nothing shows the true Scottish spirit than a kilt wearing Scottie with bagpipes and golf clubs.

Don't see anything stereotypical about this one (sarcasm). Still, despite being a wee bit Scottish, I kind of find the sound of bagpipes annoying as hell.

Don’t see anything stereotypical about this one (sarcasm). Still, despite being a wee bit Scottish (well, 1/32 anyway), I find the sound of bagpipes annoying as hell.

37. Remember that all work and praying just wears a poor monk out before a beer.

Yes, I know people might think holy men shouldn't drink or make alcohol. However,  the German association with monks and beer is deeply rooted in historical fact. Monasteries made beer. Get used to it.

Yes, I know people might think holy men shouldn’t drink or make alcohol. However, the German association with monks and beer is deeply rooted in historical fact. Monasteries made beer. Get used to it.

38. Come to the farm with this Clydesdale stable beer stein, courtesy of Budweiser.

Love how the horses are sticking out the window of these. Also, always enjoyed the Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl commercials. Even on bad years, they weren't terrible to watch.

Love how the horses are sticking out the window of these. Also, always enjoyed the Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl commercials. Even on bad years, they weren’t terrible to watch.

39. Of course, I can’t do a post on beer steins for Ocktoberfest without including one with a pretzel handle.

Got to have one with a pretzel somehow. After all, pretzels are among the foods associated with Ocktoberfest. That and sausage.

Got to have one with a pretzel somehow. After all, pretzels are among the foods associated with Ocktoberfest. That and sausage.

40. Of course, who says you can’t enjoy Ocktoberfest from the seat of your pants?

Yes, this is a beer stein depicting a pair of pants from Bavaria. No, I am not making this up. Believe me, I came across this on Pinterest.

Yes, this is a beer stein depicting a pair of pants from Bavaria. No, I am not making this up. Believe me, I came across this on Pinterest.

41. Goose step your way into a Third Reich Ocktoberfest with this Nazi beer stein.

Actually don't because Hitler and his Nazi thugs were very horrible people. However, I'm showing a picture of this Nazi beer stein for historical purposes. Yes, the Nazis did celebrate Ocktoberfest and they drank from Anti-Semitic steins like these. So to my viewers, do not, under any circumstances, buy or use this stein. I repeat do not buy or use this stein.

Actually don’t because Hitler and his Nazi thugs were very horrible people. And I’m just putting it mildly. However, I’m showing a picture of this Nazi beer stein for solely historical purposes. Yes, the Nazis did celebrate Ocktoberfest and they drank from Anti-Semitic steins like these. So to my viewers, do not, under any circumstances, buy or use this stein. I repeat do not buy or use this stein.

42. Of course, beware of the muscle monster from a beer stein like this.

Now this is so creepy, especially since the monster has absolutely no skin. Just seems like he's all muscle. Maybe I think you might want to stick with the beer stein depicting Frankenstein.

Now this is so creepy, especially since the monster has absolutely no skin. Just seems like he’s all muscle. Maybe I think you might want to stick with the beer stein depicting Frankenstein.

43. Of course, steins aren’t meant for milk, but this cow print one has a down home taste.

Now this looks quite tacky. Then again, I view all animal prints that way. Still, wouldn't want to be caught dead drinking from that.

Now this looks quite tacky. Then again, I view all animal prints that way. Still, wouldn’t want to be caught dead drinking from that.

44. Nothing shows German spirit than a beer stein of a crocodile playing golf?

Now I can understand if this was made in America since gators and crocs are plentiful in the South. And Florida isn't shy to admit that. But this was made in Germany. And Germany isn't known for its crocodile population. So seriously, why?

Now I can understand if this was made in America since gators and crocs are plentiful in the South. And Florida isn’t shy to admit that. But this was made in Germany. And Germany isn’t known for its crocodile population. So seriously, why?

45. Of course, you can’t have Ocktoberfest without a beer stein of a saxaphone playing bulldog.

Well, at least the bulldog has a cigar like Winston Churchill. Still, I have to confess that I really don't associate bulldogs with big band or jazz music.

Well, at least the bulldog has a cigar like Winston Churchill. Still, I have to confess that I really don’t associate bulldogs with big band or jazz music.

46. Salute the King of Rock n’ Roll this Ocktoberfest with your very own Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoe beer stein.

Wouldn't imagine seeing a beer stein commemorating Elvis. Nor one as tacky as this. Still, a beer stein commemorating his Vegas years would've been more appropriate.

Wouldn’t imagine seeing a beer stein commemorating Elvis. Nor one as tacky as this. Still, a beer stein commemorating his Vegas years would’ve been more appropriate.

47. Celebrate this Ocktoberfest in Gotham City with your very own beer stein of its most famous Dark Knight.

Of course, it would be interesting to know how Batman would celebrate his Ocktoberfest. I mean it's seen as a happy fun time. Batman isn't known for his cheerfulness.

Of course, it would be interesting to know how Batman would celebrate his Ocktoberfest. I mean it’s seen as a happy fun time. Batman isn’t known for his cheerfulness.

48. Celebrate the holidays with your very own Budweiser Clydesdale beer stein.

Budweiser may not make the best beer. But they're pretty smart about promoting it with their Budweiser Clydesdale steins, especially around Christmas. Because everyone loves them.

Budweiser may not make the best beer. But they’re pretty smart about promoting it with their Budweiser Clydesdale steins, especially around Christmas. Because everyone loves them.

49. For those on Wall Street, a stein with a bull and wolf stockbrokers will do nicely.

Now I know the bull stands for Bull market. So does this mean that the wolf is "the Wolf of Wall Street"? Then again, I always wonder which people on Wall Street are trying to avoid a jail sentence.

Now I know the bull stands for Bull market. So does this mean that the wolf is “the Wolf of Wall Street”? Then again, I always wonder which people on Wall Street are trying to avoid a jail sentence.

50. Enjoy Ocktoberfest in the halls of Valhalla with your very own Viking helmet beer stein.

We should be aware that the Vikings never wore horned helmets in battle. That was Wagner's doing in his operas. Also, the lid might pose a safety hazard to others. Then again, it's probably a collectible anyway.

We should be aware that the Vikings never wore horned helmets in battle. That was Wagner’s doing in his operas. Also, the lid might pose a safety hazard to others. Then again, it’s probably a collectible anyway.

51. This beer stein gives you just what the doctor ordered.

I posted a similar one for my post on mugs but it was for coffee. But I'm sure anyone who drinks out of this is bound to be drunk off their ass. I wonder if I should get this for my Uncle Frank who's a doctor. Then again, I gave him a Steeler mug last year.

I posted a similar one for my post on mugs but it was for coffee. But I’m sure anyone who drinks out of this is bound to be drunk off their ass. I wonder if I should get this for my Uncle Frank who’s a doctor. Then again, I gave him a Steeler mug last year.

52. Now this stein shows that any man can be classy in a top hat and cane.

For some reason, this stein kind of reminds me of Sir Patrick Stewart. You know Professor X and Captain Picard. Not sure why.

For some reason, this stein kind of reminds me of Sir Patrick Stewart. You know Professor X and Captain Picard. Not sure why.

53. Feast like a Hobbit this Ocktoberfest with this commemorative beer stein.

Now if you drink beer in this stein before elevencies, you might need to go on the Middle Earth Twelve Step Program. Still, nice artwork by the way.

Now if you drink beer in this stein before elevencies, you might need to go on the Middle Earth Twelve Step Program. Still, nice artwork by the way.

54. Boldly go where no man has gone before this Ocktoberfest with this one of a kind Star Trek beer stein.

According to Mr. Spock, Ocktoberfest is one of those times of year when humanity is at its most illogical. This after Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, New Years, and 4th of July. Meanwhile who knows where and with whom Captain Kirk wakes up on board during the festivities.

According to Mr. Spock, Ocktoberfest is one of those times of year when humanity is at its most illogical. This after Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, New Years, and 4th of July. Meanwhile who knows where and with whom Captain Kirk wakes up on board during the festivities. And you have to feel for Dr. McCoy in sick bay.

55. Now this large stein is certainly fit for a king.

If you need a stein like this to hold your beer, I say you may need serious help, my friend. Yeah, definitely need to get to rehab or AA. Or as they say in the fairy tale world, "a Twelve-Step adventure."

If you need a stein like this to hold your beer, I say you may need serious help, my friend. Yeah, definitely need to get to rehab or AA. Or as they say in the fairy tale world, “a Twelve-Step adventure.”

56. Aristocrats in the 18th and 19th centuries preferred their steins gilded with Grecian figures.

Yes, this is an old beer stein. Unfortunately, for anyone who wants one like this, I'm afraid it's not for sale. And to quote the world's worst archaeologist, "It belongs in a museum."

Yes, this is an old beer stein. Unfortunately, for anyone who wants one like this, I’m afraid it’s not for sale. And to quote the world’s worst archaeologist, “It belongs in a museum.”

57. Commemorate Neil Armstrong’s one small step with this NASA beer stein.

Now this is the kind of stein I can imagine Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson drinking from this Ocktoberfest. Of course, if he doesn't have one like this, he'd certainly want one.

Now this is the kind of stein I can imagine Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson drinking from this Ocktoberfest. Of course, if he doesn’t have one like this, he’d certainly want one.

58. Celebrate German art with this beer stein commemorating Albrecht Durer.

Now Durer was a Renaissance painter in Germany known for his German humanist paintings and his association with the Reformation. This features some of his most famous works.

Now Durer was a Renaissance painter in Germany known for his German humanist paintings and his association with the Reformation. This features some of his most famous works.

59. Show your love for America with this commemorative beer stein of the United States Seal.

Now that's a nice beer stein. Sort of looks like a stein Obama would use. Kind of seems presidential for some reason. Yeah, probably due to the seal.

Now that’s a nice beer stein. Sort of looks like a stein Obama would use. Kind of seems presidential for some reason. Yeah, probably due to the seal. Still, like the eagle lid on it. Very majestic.

60. Celebrate Germany’s victory at the World Cup with this commemorative beer stein.

Yes, I know it's a year too late for this. But still, their men's team did win the World Cup in Rio de Janiero against Argentina.

Yes, I know it’s a year too late for this. But still, their men’s team did win the World Cup in Rio de Janiero against Argentina.

61. Celebrate the season with this beer stein depicting Santa Claus and the children.

Now I think Santa and the children are a bit creepy in this one. However, I love the Christmas tree lids though. Those are awesome.

Now I think Santa and the children are a bit creepy in this one. However, I love the Christmas tree lids though. Those are awesome.

62. Drink your beer like a Viking with this Viking beer stein horn.

Once again, Viking helmets didn't have horns, at least most of the time. Other than that, it's quite fitting. Yeah, can totally see Vikings boozing through drinking horns.

Once again, Viking helmets didn’t have horns, at least most of the time. Other than that, it’s quite fitting. Yeah, can totally see Vikings boozing through drinking horns.

63. Show off your German heritage with this badass beer stein.

Now this looks quite badass indeed. But I'm sure any German drinking with this stein is certainly having a good time this Ocktoberfest. This is especially in Munich.

Now this looks quite badass indeed. But I’m sure any German drinking with this stein is certainly having a good time this Ocktoberfest. This is especially in Munich.

64. Quench your thirst with a mason jar stein.

Now this is quite clever. And if you're not using it for boozing, you can use it for storage. Like any mason jar.

Now this is quite clever. And if you’re not using it for boozing, you can use it for storage. Like any mason jar.

65. Take a swig on the high seas with this maritime bear stein, lads.

Now this one includes a wooden ship as well as dolphins, whale, and a figurehead mermaid handle. Hope this isn't celebrating Moby Dick because we know what happened there.

Now this one includes a wooden ship as well as dolphins, whale, and a figurehead mermaid handle. Hope this isn’t celebrating Moby Dick because we know what happened there.

66. Celebrate the spirit of German engineering with this beer stein commemorating the zeppelin.

Okay, this beer stein actually commemorates the Hindenburg. Yeah, you know the one that burst into flames during the 1930s which led a radio broadcaster say, "Oh, the humanity." Then again, it could be worse. Could be Volkswagen.

Okay, this beer stein actually commemorates the Hindenburg. Yeah, you know the one that burst into flames during the 1930s which led a radio broadcaster say, “Oh, the humanity.” Then again, it could be worse. Could be Volkswagen.

67. Enjoy the city of lovers this Ocktoberfest with this beer stein of gay Paree.

Had this been in Midnight in Paris, the movie would've been way tackier than I remember it. Still, don't really think of beer steins when I think of Paris. Or France in that matter.

Had this been in Midnight in Paris, the movie would’ve been way tackier than I remember it. Still, don’t really think of beer steins when I think of Paris. Or France in that matter.

68. For those who love fire breathing dragons, this beer stein is for you.

Of course, this one is especially ferocious. Because she's a mom and you know what mother monsters are like toward their young. Still, these look very cool.

Of course, this one is especially ferocious. Because she’s a mom and you know what mother monsters are like toward their young. Still, these look very cool.

69. Celebrate the New York Giants Super Bowl win with this commemorative beer stein.

Yes, I know this happened years ago. But still, a NFL beer stein is more understandable. NFL lingerie, not so much.

Yes, I know this happened years ago. But still, a NFL beer stein is more understandable. NFL lingerie, not so much.

70. Seems like this pug is part of some barbershop quartet from what I can tell.

Yeah, I don't get the the association with beer steins and pugs. Still, like the snazzy suit, porkpie hat, and the barber pole handle.

Yeah, I don’t get the the association with beer steins and pugs. Still, like the snazzy suit, porkpie hat, and the barber pole handle.

71. For those who love death metal, this Slayer beer stein is for you.

Now even metal fans can enjoy Ocktoberfest in their own special way. Of course, there is a skull stein on this post if they have other ideas.

Now even metal fans can enjoy Ocktoberfest in their own special way. Of course, there is a skull stein on this post if they have other ideas.

72. Use the Force to celebrate this Ocktoberfest in a galaxy far, far away with your very own Star Wars beer stein.

Let's just say I'm sure celebrating Ocktoberfest at Mos Eisley might lead you to the Dark Side of the Force. Still, these include Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Boba Fett. Well, at last as I can tell.

Let’s just say I’m sure celebrating Ocktoberfest at Mos Eisley might lead you to the Dark Side of the Force. Still, these include Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Boba Fett. Well, at last as I can tell.

73. Celebrate Ocktoberfest in your own fantasy world, with a special World of Warcraft beer stein.