My web-surf companions can be seen to the right of the monitor. Left to right: a gargoyle, a picture of Ava Gardner, and a pirate. Behind Ava, a weird glass Christmas tree that was on clearance at Target. To the left, 99% unseen, is a giant pink flamingo.
The pirate has been watching me since Windows 95.
There's no specific reason for them, they are just there.