Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What Ever Happened to the Sandwich Board?

This tough-chick mannequin is familiar to anyone who drives north of the freeway on Lake Avenue. She usually sits closer to the road, but when I walked by last Saturday she was almost inside the door of her regular hangout, Pro Boxing Equipment.

I stopped inside and met Abdul, the friendly sales rep you see behind Ms. Mannequin in the photo above, and on the left in this picture from Pro Boxing's gym. Abdul seems dedicated to the establishment and to martial arts, a vast variety of which they teach at Pro Boxing.

According to Abdul, Pro Boxing is offering a free fitness class during the month of January--Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5-6 PM. This is your chance to check out their gym. Just show up. Can't beat free.

Abdul also told me the mannequin was moved closer to the door because neighbors have complained about her. I wonder why. Was she in the way? Did they object to her outfit? Were her sunglasses too tacky?

I hope the neighbors are happy. Two doors north they have this:

30 comments:

Laurie said...

Maybe they should put a sandwich board on the mannequin? The bunny doesn't look up to it, though...

Eleonora said...

Maybe other girls were jealous of her beauty. I posted mannequins yesterday too!

Ciao

Shell Sherree said...

The bunny was exhausted after his free fitness class...

Virginia said...

That skinny chick couldn't box her way out of a paper bag.
V

Tash said...

Great "PUNCH" line, P. Love it!

Tash said...

LOL on V's comment...LOL, LOL.

Petrea said...

You guys are making me laugh! You're all on your toes today.

Lori Webster said...

Maybe the neighbors wouldn't object if the mannequin had her legs crossed at the ankles....

Sam said...

I for one think the sandwich board idea is capital! The bunny looks slummy and yeah, it's always a good idea to have your mannequin cross her legs. I miss Pasadena and am so glad to have found you today. Take care, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

Trish said...

OBVIOUSLY, the chick isn't a Westridge girl. Isn't wearing proper attire for a young lady, isn't crossing her legs at the ankle. And she's got her hands between her thighs! In PUBLIC!

Got to agree with V on her not being able to make it thru a class.

And that bunny apparently missed out on deportment classes as well. But, perhaps as Shell suggested, took the free class and only got that far!

J+P said...

Ach, t'many pints o'carrotbra├╝ fer ol' Bun Rab …

J+P said...

… or:

A big Hare'll kill ya, but a little Bunny never hurt anybody.

(What? It's not Monday—? Hell.)

Linda Dove said...

My favorite thing about this mannequin has always been her en pointe feet. No crossing allowed.

altadenahiker said...

hare of the dog

Chuck Pefley said...

There are, unfortunately, people who just enjoy complaining.

Petrea said...

This is like Zen Monday. You guys are ON.

Welcome, Sam. I can guess how you found me! I take it you're in Georgia now? You don't have to miss Pasadena's sunshine today, it's pouring rain. I'm lucky to be cozy at home right now so I love it.

Chuck, maybe I'll do a complaints post someday--just invite everyone to lodge their moans. Maybe not. Can't please all the people...

Vanda said...

There used to be an antique furniture store in Burbank that had life size Blues Brothers statues at the door. Then they went out of business. The bland and boring office furniture store that replaced them went out of business a year later. Bah.

Bellis said...

That mannequin gives me the creeps - she looks like the replicant from Blade Runner, and we all know what she did with her thighs...

mark said...

Yes I think we need to send this gal to charm school. I think they might charge her double tuition. If that fails then she might have a future in Venice Beach.

Petrea said...

Vanda, what? nobody wanted bland and boring furniture?

Forgive me, Bellis, I don't remember. But I think I should.

mark, may I have the tuition money? I'd benefit more than a mannequin would.

J+P said...

Geez, I'm surprised genteels like Bellis even remember that scene. Just think: 1982 … Darryl Hannah in her prime … muscular thighs … Harrison Ford … can't act—uh, I mean breathe! He can't breathe in the scene, is what I meant to say. Because Hannah, she has her thighs, see, and she puts them around his—well, never mind, never mind. Let's just say it's vivid …

… how did we get on this?

Dina said...

Oi veh, she would never last 5 minutes on a Jerusalem street.

Petrea said...

I can't believe I don't remember it. Must have been embarrassed. Are you saying Darryl was the better actor of the two?

Dina, do you mean the mannequin or Darryl Hannah?

J+P said...

Let's just say nobody was looking at the other guy.

¡frobeli!

AmyR said...

And to think I've never seen this form of advertising before.

I wonder what came first - the bunny or the tough cookie?

Petrea said...

Sure you've seen it, Amy. They have rabbits and princesses at Disneyland, right? The only difference is theirs are alive.

Dina said...

I meant the mannequin, if on a Jerusalem street, would have been pulled limb from limb by the unofficial ultra-Orthodox "modesty police" and thrown in a dumpster and burned, along with the dumpster.

Darryl Hannah, who's she? (Well, I sorta know, from the comments here.)

Petrea said...

Dina, I wasn't thinking. I do know that about dressing modestly in Jerusalem. I guess Daryl Hannah became famous after you left the states. She's a tall, blonde, pretty actress from the Chicago area.

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