Warning: Lame Doodle Ahead
Jeesh, could Laura
make Doodle Week #2
any more complicated than asking us to doodle an entire world? In a pincushion teacup, no less. Thankfully, we can twist the theme a bit, however we are inspired. And as my beverage of choice is Diet Coke, and my world view easily put into an icon, I was able to doodle something. Something lame. But Blogger is being a nasty thing and won't let me upload images to my own server, so you'll have to go here
to see it. Or not. It doesn't really matter because it's your turn to doodle.
Labels: blogging, doodles, weird
Set The Table With Olga Baclanova. Literally.
Professor Fliggins Vampire Pants
Your Guess Is As Good As Ours
Beware: His Tattoo Will Put Your Eye Out
Who doesn't love A Christmas Story
? (It's one of my favorite -- though newer -- holiday film traditions
) But dude, a tattoo? ...Won't your next favorite film make you remove it?
Tat belongs to Jim of the Spectremen
, who recorded a song called Red Rider
, a tribute to Ralphie.
Labels: bunny rabbits, Christmas, cool, movies, music, tattoo, weird
Perhaps They Mean Emo Philips?
Halloween Nineteen-Ought-Seven: Tricks Bigger Than Treats
Straight out of the pages of The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican
, November 2nd, 1907, the story of "Two Brothers Filled With Peas." (Click to enlarge the old news article, or scroll below it to read copied text.)
Farmer Beaton's Sons Treated To A Warm Reception By Irate Farmer On Hallowe'en Night -- A Double Barreled Shot Gun Did The Businss
Two Small boys, the sons of a farmer named Beaton, who lives just outside the west part of Fargo, were shot at by an irate farmer on Hallowe'en and as a result they came to Fargo yesterday and had about a handful of peas picked out of them by a physician.
The Boys had greatly annoyed a neighboring farmer last Hallowe'en, and this year he waited for them with a double-barreled shotgun loaded with peas. The boys approached his place and he let fly with both barrels, and his marksmanship was excellent.
In future Hallowe'ens these particular boys will probably remain a long ways from that particular farmer.
Ahhh, Halloween in 1907, when kids could be shot just for being annoying, good times...
Note that people don't shoot people, "double barreled shot guns do the business."
Labels: 1900's, children, creepy, ephemera, Halloween, vintage, weird
Mary Tyler Moore Mannequin?
The Case Of The Pirate Fashion Photographer
I'm no Erle Stanley Gardner, or even one of the Brett Hallidays
; but I'm pretty sure it was all the striped ties which caused male fashion photographer Marco to gauge his own eye out.
Labels: 1960s, fashion, humor, pirates, weird
I Get The Raggedy Ann Wig, But...
What's up with those foam shoes?
Found at Flickr
, Woman's Day magazine
, July 1969.
Labels: 1960s, dolls, fashion, vintage magazines, weird
Inside Quick magazine
(November 12, 1949), in the fashion pages (page 45), this lovely bit about one of my favorite personalities of yesteryear, Dorothy Kilgallen
In New York: Dorothy Kilgallen (columnist-radio star) complained on the air that she had to wear a white Band-Aid on her cut finger to a party... said it looked awful. Next day Johnson & Johnson send an assortment of Band-Aids in shocking pink, cassia, leaf green, lavender. Will she start a trend?
Answer: Apparently not. Unless Quick failed to report Band-Aids with SpongeBob SquarePants -- or I guess at that time it would have been The Shadow? (Only he knows.)
This issue of the vintage magazine has Esther Williams on the cover, and featured on pages 48 - 51. I sent scans of the article to Here's Looking Like You, Kid
. 'Cuz I'm nice like that.
Labels: 1940s, celebs, vintage magazines, weird
Proof That The 1950's Were Nutty
Where else but eBay
would you find this classic New Look sundress -- with a nutty print.
The seller says:
UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS photo print of NUTS...shelled, and unshelled WALNUTS, and it looks like some shelled almonds are in there too, the 'photo' is black and white, which has been hand-colored in tan, sepia, green and gold with grey 'shadows'....LOVE IT!!!
Labels: 1950s, fashion, kitsch, novelties, nuts, weird
Bowling Pin Animals To Spare
I did add this bowling pin stork family to my stork collection
... It was just $3.50.
But this deer made of small bowling pins (and on wheels -- so my mother-in-law would have loved him
!) had to stay behind due to the $40 price tag. :sigh:
Labels: bowling, collecting, Did Not Buy, retro, storks, thrift shop, vintage, weird
Such A Hoot To Be A Socialite In Nineteen-Ought-Two
Bet You Didn't See This Coming
Looking Forward To Spring? Maybe Not With This Old Lawn Sprinkler
For $265 You Can Have A Black Boy Hold Your Mink Closed
You'd Have To Be Drunk To Wear 'Em
Don't Believe Mousetraps Hurt?
Some-Bunny Ears Ursula Andress
"The Potato Babies, And How They Grew"
Trouble Keeping Your Hose Up?
Dad Says He Tired Of Ties As Gifts?
Well, you can always make him kitschy place to put them.
Instructions and pattern from a vintage set of Coping Saw Carpentry For Boys & Girls
cards. You can find nicer patterns and craft project instructions
at my other blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew
Labels: Craft-Scan Fridays, crafting, creepy, free patterns, vintage, weird
No, these are not soft squishy helmets for those who already have brain damage, these are stylish Space Age Fashions from the 1960's
While Jaynie tells us how to wear our hair with hats
, such information is irrelevant with these polka dotted wonders. The good news is that even when your mom cut your hair wrong
, no one would be able to see it under these.
This post is dedicated to the HATtastic Miss Janey
Labels: 1960s, fashion, retro, space age, weird
Correcting Ill-Shaped Noses At Home
And where else would you do it?
An ad in Beautiful Womanhood
, Edited by Mrs. Bernarr MacFadden
, November, 1923.
Labels: 1920s, beauty, vintage ads, vintage advertising, vintage magazines, weird, weird ads
"The Practical Self May Try To Hold You Back"
That's what it says inside this retro brochure for the Movieland Wax Museum
. "But," it continues, "let yourself go and time and time again, on every set at Movieland, you'll re-live the most dramatic moments of the screen."
It also says you might find yourself walking among the living stars, as they "regularly visit" the museum. Those who do so, are awarded their own special director's chair (with their own name!) upon their first visit.
I didn't scan the whole thing; but enjoy the pages I did. Or not. It might be creepy even in digital pixels.
Also from my travel and tourism collection
; see something you like there, let me know, and maybe I'll scan &/or provide additional details.
Labels: celebs, creepy, ephemera, kitsch, retro, tourism, vintage advertising, weird
Keep Your Rings On A Slug
Halloween Parties Of Yesteryear
As I wrote
, the JoCoHistory site
is an amazing historical database; I knew I'd find some great Halloween images there.
From the Kansas State School for the Deaf, the Class of '53 in costume
. I have no idea what the sack costumes are... "Sack race contestants" is a costume?
Don't you just hate it when other kids have the same costume? (Kansas State School for the Deaf, Halloween, 1959
Well, at least you weren't the kid in the black face jack-o-lantern costume
At the school's 1956 party, someone took their costume very seriously
and spent much of the party scrubbing floors
. Yes, I do believe that is a dude.
In 1958, one kid went dressed as Big Ben
-- but looks more like a 1950's cartoon alarm clock.
The Johnson County Museum shows us
Zorro; a Space Ranger; a girl with an oval white mask over her eyes, white cardigan sweater buttoned partway down over satin dress (lame!); and Droopy Dog.
Before we leave these Halloween parties of yesteryear, let's not forget to thank
the Halloween Party Committee, the bakers and hostesses, the decorators and chaperons, for all their hard work!
Labels: 1950s, cool, costume, Halloween, old photographs, racist, retro, vintage, weird