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Photo Essay: The Creepy F***ing Baby Dolls of Montevideo

Liza Burkin

By | May 3, 2010 | 4 comments

As I roamed the street markets of Montevideo taking in all the trinkets and chotchkies, I noticed a creepy fucking baby doll staring up at me from a vending table. “Hmm, that’s really fucking creepy,” I thought to myself. So I took a picture. A few minutes later, I noticed another dirty, ancient baby doll being peddled on the street, trying desperately to find a new home and child to love…or hack to death. Then I saw another…and another… and another. What is this thing the Uruguayans have with trying to sell their decrepit old dolls? Maybe they’re afraid to toss them in the dumpster? I couldn’t begin to answer this question, but here are just a few of the Chuckie wannabes I saw…

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  1. cherie

    03/05/2010 - 10:27 pm

    Love 'em! Thanks!

  2. Ethan B

    04/05/2010 - 1:52 am

    man those are freaky. one had a price tag for what looked like $95. I hope thats not more than a few dollars American!

  3. Markus van Appeldorn

    10/05/2010 - 12:56 am

    Dear Liza ,____hope you enjoyed Uruguay as i did two years ago. Anyway – you are woundering in your article about – why these people dont just through there dolls in the trash… Another story from another culture. In Japan and China…the parents are paying money to give the dolls and the pets of their chirldren a kind of

  4. markus van appeldorn

    10/05/2010 - 1:00 am

    Funeral . As far as i have read about you – you are a "smart" girl and so i guess that you may find the "Story" behind this "story" ;-)) …good luck with becomung a journalist!