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Vinegar Valentines

Posted in absurd, ephemera, humor, valentine's day with tags , , , , on February 12, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I could have sworn I posted these before, but they don’t turn up in the archives, so I suppose I just collected them years ago in a mad frenzy of right-clicking like I’m so often wont to do.

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Vinegar Valentines were a great way to anonymously troll someone before the advent of the Internet (though arguably trolling had a lot more poetic flare circa 1840-1940 when these artistic tools of debasement were in circulation). There were Vinegar Valentines to suit many types and occasions.

For that annoying PDA couple:
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The domineering gold digger:
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The Cassanova:
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The shrill neurotic:
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The showoff:
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The subtle slithering specimen:
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These are clearly tame compared to modern insults, but one aspect of humanity consistent throughout the ages is that the Shadow side makes itself known. It should be a rule that trolls must provide a colorful handmade illustration with every hateful comment they leave (this would most likely cut down on the amount of “OMG ur so UgLy…gO dIe!” statements on perfectly nice YouTube videos).

See more at Collectors Weekly.

Desktop Goodies 2/2

Posted in absurd, advertising, Books, comics, craft, food, humor, music, photography, sci-fi, thrift horror, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

You realize what happened here: this bird was killed, only to be zoomorphized into a bastardized version of itself in a stupid hat. Talk about adding insult to injury.
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Debatable:
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Terrifying:
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I’m completely entranced by this piece, yet can’t find an artist credit anywhere. Ideas? If no one knows…it’s obviously an alien cell phone.
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Parenthetical note:
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Excellent…I like strong coffee; strong enough to make my head blast clear off my body.
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I almost cropped out the caption because it’s so clear that this thing originated from a very unholy place that it just seems redundant.
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Isn’t this all our monsters ever really want? (No really, think about it.)
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I searched, in gleeful hope, for a vintage TV commercial featuring Drippy the Runny Nose Kid. But alas, no record of one exists. Sorry I couldn’t deliver this thing in action (or maybe I should be saying “you’re welcome”).
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1) Reading books about death becomes considerably more difficult.
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I find this photo incredibly haunting. It actually stirs up a visceral unease.
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Yes, some might consider the following a deal breaker. She seems open minded. The horse (or…man-horse?), not so much.
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Your fist becomes a real face.
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The truth of how brains really work, unveiled. SCIENCE!
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Public Signs That Beg the Question “What Happened Here?”

Posted in absurd, humor, macabre, signs with tags , , , on January 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Buzzfeed has a collection of hilarious public signs and notices that leave the viewer wondering what on earth happened to necessitate the explicit clarification of these “rules” (though in many cases, it’s pretty obvious…and unfortunate).

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I truly hope this was done for shock-value by a street artist.
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And I hope this is a metaphorical existential reminder that lofty ideas must be brought down to earth and translated into action.
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See the rest HERE.

Happy New Year

Posted in absurd, ephemera, vintage with tags , , on January 1, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but this vintage New Year potato is my favorite greeting of all time for this day. Maybe I’ll make it a tradition to post him every year.

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Wishing you all a wonderful 2016!

Holiday Link Dump

Posted in absurd, art, christmas, craft, decoration, ephemera, film, food, sci-fi, sea, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t choose which link to post…so have a bunch!

What those dead bird holiday cards I posted the other day actually mean.
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“Seasonally Confused” Victorian Cards
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Giant Paper Snowflakes
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Gorgeous Digital Snowflakes
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Gingerbread Iron Throne
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Gingerbread Darth Vader
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Sea Creature That Look Like Whovian Christmas Trees
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Holiday Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, ephemera, food, humor, kitsch, krampus, meat, skulls and skeletons, TV, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

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Meaty-Christmas

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Most of the pics in this post require no comment…but don’t skip this androgynous, anthropomorphic pothead (see what I did there?). I find its lean, wiry body very disconcerting.
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Extremely Bizarre Vintage Holiday Cards

Posted in absurd, christmas, ephemera, humor, vintage with tags , , , , on December 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Can anyone possibly explain this to me?
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At least this somewhat qualifies as “merry.”
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THIS…on the other hand…
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Not sure I really want to hear what anthropomorphic cats sounds like when they’re belting out Christmas carols.
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Totally jolly.
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Um…WHAT?
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Nothing says joy like a dead bird against a stark background. One can feel the Christmas spirit emanating from his withered, dead feet.
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This dog got the official Red Rider BB Gun he wished for.
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Ah, the yuletide avian Frankenstein mob.
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These ornaments have anger issues.
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