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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted in absurd, cake, food, humor, thanksgiving with tags , , , , on November 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

To my American readers…the Fiery Satanic Turkey of Death Cake wishes you happy Thanksgiving.


For those outside the US, here’s a cake that was supposed to be Thanksgiving themed…but I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what it’s supposed to be. This abomination transcends cultural boundaries. Any guesses?

Alvin and the Chipmunks…Goth Style

Posted in absurd, humor, music with tags , , on November 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Chipmunkson16speed is exactly what it sounds like: Chipmunks, slowed to…well, a perfect Goth album. Capture

Should I be embarrassed that I totally would’ve bought this album in high school or college? (Fine, who am I kidding, I love this…unfortunately, pretty genuinely and unironically…right now in my 30’s.)

You don’t see these tags together every day:

Listen to Chipmunkson16speed!

Hallowvember: How Pumpkins Feel About Being Carved

Posted in craft, halloween, humor with tags , , on November 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

As a child with, for better or worse, an exaggerated sense of empathy, I remember asking my mother if pumpkins felt pain when we carved them. She reassured me they did not (though fascinating plant studies have emerged to indicate otherwise, at least with plants still growing in soil).

Here we have 3 whimsical jack o’lanterns that are appropriately irked by having their insides scooped out.





Halloween Countdown: Worst Homemade Costumes

Posted in absurd, halloween, humor with tags , , on October 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This was a random image odyssey that led me to some memorably atrocious child costumes.

ET phone…the police, because someone is obviously about to be killed.

Speaking of…this looks murderous. Is it just me?

Clowns are the best potentially horrific child costumes, because it takes only the slight bit of makeup gone askew to create the look of pure nightmares.

All kid clowns probably look like this by the end of the day though.

Spiderman. Clearly. Or a postmodern conceptual costume in which the child is dressed as a precaution against improper measuring.

Thank you for the nifty label, or I might have hazarded any number of other guesses.
diy ham costume

This almost makes me sad. But the child’s unicorn sass makes me feel better.

Desktop Goodies 9/9

Posted in 80's, absurd, Books, candy coated nightmares, dolls, ephemera, humor, monsters, photography, retro, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

McDonald’s Icecapades…how was this not traumatizing for children (or was it)?

This looks like the Codex Gigas.

And then we have the Holy Bible, which apparently has a wider readership than I had suspected…

Seduction for Dummies (*groan*).

Make sure you order a DIET soda with this to save calories.

Puts things in perspective, no?

So true…

A dinosaur’s preferred travel method.

I wish I did!

I couldn’t find an artist for this image anywhere. Any ideas?

Ah, finally a realistic series.

Pants on fire!

The Best Worst Shirt Ever

Posted in absurd, cats, humor with tags , , on August 30, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

A loved one introduced me to a term he and a friend coined many years ago: The Wrap Around. Essentially, when something is so incredibly, mind-blowingly bad that it becomes utterly fantastic…it “wraps around” (yes, we’ve all heard “so bad it’s good” but I feel The Wrap Around is a tidier, more effective term for the phenomenon).

The BEST example I’ve seen in ages of something that clearly wraps around is the The Mountain Fall Kitty Tee.


Soak in every detail (right down to the color coordinated scarf). I’ll wait.



Note: Fall Kitty is 100% irony free and contains 0% self awareness.

It’s perfection in every single way except for the fact that it doesn’t come in my size. I believe it starts in a men’s medium.

I’d venture to say I’d never be caught dead with a man who would NOT wear this shirt.

The Mountain Fall Kitty Tee

Nimbus the Nihilist

Posted in cats, humor, nihilist, Nimbus the Nihilist with tags , , , on August 26, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m starting a new feature here on SWS: Nimbus the Nihilist. Although she’s a happy, loving girl off camera, in nearly every photograph Ms. Nimbus appears to be in the throes of existential crisis. No one knows why, so we must assume she is a precociously philosophical feline who often ruminates on what it all means…or doesn’t mean.

Join me as I chronicle her many expressions of existence’s profound futility (coupled with classic quotes to encapsulate what I imagine she’s thinking).



I’m starting with my oldest photographs of her two months ago when she joined my home, so you can witness her nihilism blossom over time. If you have any favorite quotes that might be appropriate for future posts, please share!


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