is, apparently, a big deal in the mustache community: the Movember foundation uses the month of November for fundraising to help men's health issues, particularly testicular and prostate diseases. Pepsi has provided this helpful guide to mustache creation, appearing like polystyrene model parts on sprues:
You may recognize that the ad appeared in Maxim
; yes, I have one of those fun 'for professionals' free subscriptions — what's your excuse for reading Maxim
, hmmm? I already have a mustache, which is my excuse for not using the promised 'time-lapse' Facebook
mustashe-growing app, which I was unable to find.
Anyhow, even being a woman is no excuse for not having facial hair. The appropriately-named I Made You A Beard
is fully and completely ready to undertake the task of providing women a beard of their very own:
Would it be wrong of me to think women in Crayola-colored yarn beards are totally hot? Theoretically, I mean, if somebody were to think such a thing, that is. I mean, if somebody spent all day thinking at great length about what it would be like to kiss a woman wearing one of these - again, theoretically
- what, I , well, if that...never mind, I'm not sure where I'm going with this thought process.
Anyhow, woman aren't the only mustacheless people to benefit from a fake mustache. That other kind of people: dogs
Yes, dogs can participate in Movember by gnawing on the rubber ball end of the Humunga Stache
. This is provided that you can get the dog to chew on it the right way; one of our dogs is horribly stupid
, and would probably injure herself trying to use the toy improperly. The Humunga Stache appears to be only available in the UK, hence the British bulldog who appears to have lost his pith helmet and monocle while on a tiger hunt in darkest Burma.
Labels: crafting, dogs, etsy, mustache
Most Memorable Scene, March, 1970
Pink Dogs For Sale At Kroger
Audrey Hepburn & "Mr. Famous"
Doggie Lovers, Dare To Minaudiere?
Reminds Me Of Sarah Palin
I totally remember kitschy retro bathroom decor -- and being embarrassed by it whenever some friend's mom had put 'potty people' on display in her bathroom. Mainly it was wall plaques of folks taking baths, little boys with bums sticking out of drop-bottom pjs, and lots of things with toilet paper themes. I did not find them cute, but wildly inappropriate. I remember on more than occasion pondering just how badly I had to pee -- and was it worth going into that bathroom with the 'potty people'.
I still cringe and say Eeeeiiwwww
. Which is why when I spotted a pair of such wall plaques at the thrift store, I did not buy them.
I was both brave enough & amused enough to take photos of the girl applying lipstick to the family dog tho. (Even if she has exposed her bare bottom.) For some reason both the little girl applying lipstick to her dog -- and wildly inappropriate bathroom decor -- remind me of Sarah Palin.
Labels: bathroom, beauty, creepy, decorating, Did Not Buy, dogs, kitsch, retro
The Boys Refused To Do Their Homework
Would You Believe A Talking Dog?
Butts In The Air, Like They Just Don't Care
Vintage pottery animals with their butts in the air and holes where their tails ought to be.
I only have two, so it's not a collection yet. The cat is a rather popular planter motif and typically they had cactus planted to be their kitty tails. But the dog is more of a mystery -- despite a partial label on the bottom.
The hole is too small for the pup to be a planter; hubby suspects it had a bobble-tail which wagged. The tag reads Little Pete (or, it could be Little Peter), but exhaustive searches have turned up nothing. Know something about Little Pete or his missing tail? Let me know.
Meanwhile, I keep my eyes opened for a third vintage pottery animal with it's hole-y butt up in the air.
Labels: collecting, dogs, kitsch, kitties, pottery, vintage
Our Kids Asked To Be Left Alone, Please
No White Spots On Your Scottie Dog
Shoulda Been A Beagle
Wendy should have been a beagle. Her father, drunk and cruel, would tell her how she would have been smarter, prettier, and would find a rich man and get out of that hell-hole...if only she had been a beagle. A beagle, certainly, but Wendy
? No, not Wendy.
story is devoid of family cruelty, according to a 1969 Women's Household
"Our dog, Wendy was given to us about four years ago. We were told that she was a six month old beagle. The vet said she was a three months old "you name it" and she proceeded to grow and grow! Her tail is almost a lethal weapon and she delights in wagging it in circles."
Oh, she should have been a beagle, but she ended up being something else, big, clumsy, easily amused. She should have been a beagle -- things would have turned out differently.
Labels: 1960s, dogs, pets, women's household
Big Dreams Of The Big-Eyed
You've heard of Big Eyed Art
, right? I never owned any big-eyed art, but I did have a crying basset dog bank
that I sorely want back.
(Feel free to bid on it and send it to me.)
But did you know there was also a big-eyed doll in the 60's -- complete with tear?Little Miss No Name
by Hasbro Toys (1965) was designed by Deet D'Andrade. Little Miss No Name wore a burlap dress, had a hand made for begging, and that large plastic tear... I'm guessing I never heard of her because few little girls wanted to play adopt the homeless begging orphan (Little Orphan Annie had a lovely red dress -- and too much spunk to let herself go like that). Fewer still wanted to plan & play a day in the life of a pitiful waif (also probably why the Kate Moss dolls never came to fruition).
But I want her.
I'm guessing when I find her
, she'll be more expensive that replacing my old retro sad dog bank... But it won't stop me from fancying the two, together, in my office.
It's better to have big dreams of big eyed art -- and be left with a giant plastic tear -- then to never have dreamed at all.
Labels: 1960s, 1970s, childhood, collecting, cool, dogs, dolls, retro
Scrap Rug Fun - Doggy Tissue Cover
Behold The Bejeweled Pink Poodle Paintings
Bedtime with Blackout and Jocko
Dogs a La...
Wouldn't want to burn the pooches with hot pots, but they are cute!
(And there's a cat there too.)
From a 1944 Star Potholders Book
Labels: cool, crafting, dogs, ephemera, kitchen, kitties
Ventriloquist's Dummy Is A Real Dog
I'll Get You, And Your Pretty Pink Puppy Too