Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Slug, or Unphotogenic Bakelite at its Slimiest
Don't blame it on the photographer! I took dozens of pictures of this large button at every possible angle and this slippery thing is 100% camera-shy. In real life, it's an eyeful of highly-polished Bakelite in a hypnotic tone of espresso...not to mention an S-shaped anomaly with shark-fin points and a laminated veneer that catches the light like a tar-dipped boomerang. I promise this is a truly sensational Bakelite button, even if this photo would have you believe it's just a glossy slug.