Odd Pueblo: Snappy or Crappy?

This fun Odd Pueblo feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something around town: is it snappy or crappy?

The last snappy or crappy, the hind end of some animal decked out to look like a face, was voted crappy, snappy and mixed. One commenter said it crossed the crappy line to become snappy again.

The latest snappy or crappy may also give us pause.

Snappy or crappy - the gun-totin' mailbox/Ryn Gargulinski

Snappy or crappy? The gun-totin' mailbox/Ryn Gargulinski

My first reaction to this gun-totin’ mailbox in the El Cortez Heights Neighborhood was a chuckle. So that makes it snappy.

But the more I thought about it, I realized how rude it was to outfit a mailbox with a gun pointing at the letter carrier (since we’re not allowed to call them “mailmen” anymore).

Wonder if these folks’ mail ever gets lost?

What do you think?
Please take the poll and leave comments below.

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About Rynski

Writer, artist, performer who specializes in the weird, wacky and sometimes creepy. Learn more at ryngargulinski.com.
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13 Responses to Odd Pueblo: Snappy or Crappy?

  1. radmax says:

    Mornin’ Rynski! Snap/crap…the stand is nice, while the gun on top is junky. I do like the implications of it though…especially at bill time.

    • Rynski says:

      hahah! Mornin’ radmax – yes, if it were aimed at the bill collectors, sure – but what about the poor letter carrier? how would you like that in your face every day – esp. since you say it’s junky. overall, i like the thought of jazzing up mailboxes. our HOA won’t let us.

  2. radmax says:

    Damn HOA’s. I bet you would have a snazzy mailbox if they would let you. I see your point about not shooting the messenger.

  3. azmouse says:

    Crappy.
    Not to insult the owner of the mailbox, but it could easily be made snappy.
    What makes it crappy is the awful paint job on the mailbox itself. It looks like they spray painted it, but didn’t bother to protect the numbers (or just replace them all together) or the lovely little red, out going mail flag.
    One of the first things I did when I bought this house, was to get a new mailbox and re-paint the post, and jazz it up with some designs.

    The gun and the post, while not my style, are interesting.

    • Rynski says:

      Good for you having a jazzy mailbox! And I agree, the gun-totin’ one has more potential than it’s showing. but having it all rusty kind of adds to the overall feel.

      • azmouse says:

        Yeah, the rusty look is working, but the crappy paint job on the mailbox, not so much.
        I say, do it up right, baby!

  4. Jennatoolz says:

    I voted Snap/Crap..here’s why:
    Snappy because I can see that they were trying to be creative and make a unique mailbox.
    Crappy because I think that particular mailbox is hideous. 😛

    I’ve seen some really cool and creative mailboxes out there…and they were very well made!

  5. leftfield says:

    It could be snappy, but only if the gun were replaced by the silhouette of poultry.

  6. A.Farley says:

    Looks to be a single shot target handgun, The owner must be a competitor in target shooting. Not allowed in my H.O.A.
    My captcha is spe rifled

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