Vintage Bridal Shower Party Games
Consult the Educated Monkey!
Not only does this monkey dress nicely, wearing a fine suit and bowtie -- and I
don't even know how to tie a bowtie! -- the simian below is also capable of complex multiplication problems (video here
Man, nothing's worse than being show up by a monkey. Hey, let's see him figure out square roots, because I -- wait, I can't do that, either...darn you, educated monkey!
Labels: 1910s, calculator, mathematics, monkeys, toys
Because We've All Heard The Nova Joke
We've all heard that Chevy's Nova didn't go over so well in Spanish speaking countries because Nova means "No go", even though it's not true
, so why not leave it parked and let it be a camper? This retro ad features the Nova 6 Hatchback with the "tent-like Hutch", an "available feature" I'm not so sure people took Chevrolet up on.
Nova ad found in the July, 1974, issue of Psychology Today
-- that issue's been passed around quite a bit, at least in scanned form. I shared an article on political activism from the issue here
, sent scans of pages on nuclear families to Shawnee
, and posted an ad with doggies here
Labels: 1970s, retro, the automobile, vintage advertising, vintage magazines
Mamma's Squeeze-Box Ends Up At Thrift Shoppe
High-Five Friday, February 6, 2009
1 Thanks, Cheetah Velour, for showing us damn funny books at the thrift shoppe
2 We made the 100th edition of Make it from Scratch
. Want to know what for? Well, go see it -- or must I do everything for you?
3 You really should go Jump with Joey
4 Got tee shirts you want to sell, but they hold so many memories...? At re-shirt.net
you list the shirts to sell -- but the stories live on forever.
5 I was going to post this KKK stunt
here, but Deuce of Clubs has spared me all that typing.
Labels: books, fashion, high-five fridays, kitsch, racist
Old Green Glassware
I snapped this at a local thrift shop; the sunlight coming in around and through all the green glass turned the table of odd remnants into a really pretty display.
It reminded me of a few things too:
Simple pieces of glassware can be rather powerful when combined in a presentation like this; they'd look even prettier when filled with light candles too.
And then I am reminded that such things can only safely occur without children, pets or clumsy people; I live with all three.
Don't pay retail for glassware; it's plentiful and dirt cheap at thrift stores.
Labels: decorating, photographs, thrift store lessons
What's Verrry Intersting?
WWII Home Front Greeting Card