Normally I post this sort of sexist stuff over at Kitsch Slapped. But I felt general kitsch lovers might like this too.
Postcard No E, copyright 1956 by Petley Studios Inc., Pheonix Arizona. Petley Studios was started by Bob (Robert Teeple) Petley in 1946. The studio began with twelve black and white humorous postcards — but would later become the nations largest publisher and distributor of scenic color postcards. In 1984, Petley was sold to Bruce Finchum.
This vintage gag postcard was spotted at Antiques On Broadway, Fargo.
Mancard Mustache Calling Card Bottle Openers, cut from cold rolled steel with a CNC Plasma Torch. Via.
Long before Rosey Grier, FDR was sporting the needlecraft. Of course, FDR thought he was a cheeky little monkey, mocking men knitting. Or maybe he thought it was ironic. That FDR, what a hipster.
Image via The National Archives:
Newly married Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt ham it up for the camera—he knits while she drinks from his cocktail glass. Hyde Park, New York, 1906. ARC Identifier 197222.
But he wore his Superman tie and pretended that’s what the fuss was all about. Via.
Is a MacGyver multitool. By Glasslite? Oh, I think they mean Gaslight. (Via.)
While some are tired of the push for Anchorman 2, some of us are only too delighted to spot Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy “everywhere”. Tomorrow’s premier is still too long to wait, so I’ve gone looking for Ron and Anchorman goodies. You’ve probably heard of the Ron Burgundy underwear from Jockey (also available at Amazon), the scotch (not just any scotch, the Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve), and Ben & Jerry’s Ron Burgundy’s Scotchy Scotch Scotch ice cream too; but here are some of my favorites.
The Ron Burgundy Wallet and Mustache Set is prefect for those of who love money and mustaches. (Who does that leave out? No one.)
This 13 inch talking doll action figure of Ron Burgundy says 10 phrases from the first Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Then there’s the Battle Ready Ron Burgundy
doll action figure — don’t worry, additional Anchorman “Battle Ready” action figures, including Brick, Brian, and Champ are due from Beeline Creative in the coming months.
Unfortunately, no on seems to have made any Veronica Corningstone merch. That’s a damn shame. Some merch guys & toy makers must have gone on vacation with Tits McGee. I have at least a dozen ideas; so ping me.
The Hierarchy Of Beards Poster; perfect for gift giving, right? Created by Wondermark; available from TopatoCo.
And by “we” I mean Kitschy Kitschy Coo and the Smithsonian — and the Smithsonian really wants to know, “Who has your favorite historic facial hair?”
While there are tons of old photographs to choose from (including at the Smithsonian’s Pinterest Board), I’m going to vote for Dwight Blocker Bowers. Not for his own mustache (I’m not even sure he has one!) but because he’s a curator in the Division of Culture and the Arts and, as such, is in charge of these fake mustaches.
These beauties were once worn by actor James Whitmore in his titular role in Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt (the one-man stage drama by playwright Jerome Alden).
I won’t point any fingers, but someone we know (*cough* hubby) collects old wigs; I find the old facial-hair wigs much more interesting.
Photo of James Whitmore as Roosevelt in Bully via argenta-images06.
Speaking of Ann Jillian… Here’s a flashback to 1983 and Dick Clark’s Salute to Andy Gibb Special, in which Jillian and Gibb sang a sweet duet. (Andy was sooooo into cougars!)
Poetry straight out of the potty, Muddled Meanderings in an Outhouse by Bob Ross features photos of old outhouses too. We’ve got a copy for sale at Exit 55 Antiques; you can call the store direct at 218) 998-3088 or contact us here if interested. Otherwise, there’s Amazon and eBay.