Remember the Eighties? Yeah, remember how people used to dress in neon, throw on leg warmers, and dance around to She Bop by Cyndi Lauper? Remember that? I’m sure you do. We all do, whether we want to or not.
I’m betting you probably don’t remember the darker, weirder side of the “Me” decade. This is the part of the Eighties that gave us Sisters of Mercy, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, and…THE RESIDENTS.
If you don’t know who these guys are, don’t worry. You aren’t alone. The Residents were known for their anonymity. They famously wore masks, and the most famous of these masks were the eyeballs with top hats. The legend goes that these folks performed wearing these masks until the blue eye was stolen one day. The Residents put a curse on the thief. The thief eventually left a note where the eye could be found, but it had a huge crack in it. From then on “Mister Blue Eye” wore a black skull, since the eye had “Died”.
Now is your chance to own one of these amazing eyeballs in Second Life. They make a fantastic costume for Eighties events, Halloween, or for going on first dates. Hey, if your intended isn’t scared off by this, then that person is a keeper.