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The Dayalets

Posted in absurd, food, photography, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , on April 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Brace yourself for The Dayalets; an instructional (and I use that word loosely) “suiatable for framing” series of food beasts designed to hang in doctors’ offices.

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The idea was the educate the masses about vitamin deficiencies and nutritional imbalances. Wasn’t there a pamphlet they could hand out?

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While tempting to generate my own sarcastic commentary for each of these, I think it’s only fair to direct you to the source, where the curator has taken a good deal of time to display and write commentary for the entire series (featuring gems such gems as “This looks like some self-proclaimed sex expert circa 1951.”)

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I actually went through the whole series and was repeatedly stunned by these creations. Who wants one on the food table at my next party?
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I wasn’t joking when I said “suitable for framing.”

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See the whole collection here.

Psychoanalysis: The Comic

Posted in absurd, comics, vintage with tags , , on April 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Put down your superhero comics, folks. It’s time for PSYCHOANALYSIS! Faster than free associations! Stronger than neuroses! Able to leap elongated sofas in a single bound!

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From Wiki:

Psychoanalysis was a short-lived comic book published by EC Comics in 1955, the fifth title in its New Direction line. The bi-monthly comic was published by William Gaines and edited by Al Feldstein. Psychoanalysis was approved by the Comics Code Authority, but newsstands were reluctant to display it. It lasted a total of four issues before being canceled along with EC’s other New Direction comics.

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The comic featured three patients, Freddy Carter, Ellen Lyman and Mark Stone, who were undergoing psychoanalysis. The analyst was the central character. He was never named, simply listed as The Psychiatrist. Ellen Lyman did not appear in the fourth and final issue, having been cured in the third issue.

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Click to enlarge:
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Later, all 4 issues were compiled in a book (and briefly re-issued individually in the 90′s).

Swamp Pulp

Posted in absurd, Books, film, humor, retro, vintage with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Through dear old Pinterest, I discovered a most unexpected literary (and film!) subgenre: SWAMP PULP.

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Swamps strike me as one of the LEAST sexy ecosystems to cozy up with someone…but what do I know? Swamps are clearly infested with rampant sexuality.
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Apparently there was such a market for this that multiple authors and film makers chose the same swampy titles.

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Oh, we’re still going…

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Yes, there are more…

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Why stop now?

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Are you enjoying yourself? Are you thinking about swamps?

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Not yet? Okay, have some more…

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And this was just the small sample I found. I’m intrigued (not intrigued enough to read about swamp nymphs…but quite astounded that they have been such a prominent feature in dime store novels).

Desktop Goodies: Food & Fashion

Posted in absurd, fashion, food, vintage with tags , , , , on February 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Look at these expressive faces!
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The most perfectly melted cheese I’ve ever seen…in a necklace.
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Um, just throw enough leftover crap excavated from couch cushions, past holiday waste and candy dishes on top. VIOLA…festive cake!
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Until now, I’m sure you’ve underestimated the sensual qualities of lettuce.
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Sweet, sweet style.
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I’ll finish with this sexy vintage shark.
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Desktop Goodies 12/23

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, christmas, comics, decoration, horror, photography, retrofuturism, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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By my talented friend Andy:
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Holiday Desktop Goodies 12/21

Posted in absurd, anthropomorphic, art, candy coated nightmares, christmas, decoration, food, macabre, photography, sea, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Ready for some creeptastic Christmas treats?

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SuperTeen Merry Kiss-Mas

Wait for it…
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Creepmas Day 13: Desktop Goodies

Posted in absurd with tags , , , , on December 13, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

It’s the last day of Creepmas (though I’m sure I’ll be posting other creepy things this month).

The doll and penguin are sad to see Creepmas go.
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And these are just…sad.
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It lives!
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I vote blazing death torch.
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Peeeeeeeeek a boo! (Who thinks Santa is about to eat these children?)
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I wish I owned this.
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Creepmas Day 12: Diamonds of the Sea

Posted in absurd, christmas, decoration, humor, kitsch with tags , , , , on December 12, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Are you ready for some seriously absurd nouveau-kitsch? Check out the December Diamonds Collection of themed mermen.

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Hmmm…light bondage merman?
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Straight from the gym, all blinged out and ready for “da club.”
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A lollipop? Doctors don’t do that. Trust me…I know.
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You know you’re curious about the rest.

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Creepmas Day 11: German Santa Breads

Posted in absurd, christmas, food with tags , , on December 11, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

These came up in an unrelated search…and I was intrigued. I could find very little info on them, save for the title of “Santa Breads.”
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Does anyone know more about the origin of these glutinous little creepies?
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Creepmas Day 10: Collaborative Desktop Goodies!

Posted in absurd, christmas, craft, ephemera, humor, monsters, science, vintage with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

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(Thanks, Bill!)

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(Thanks, Bettie!)

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(Thanks, Colleen!)

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(Thanks, Carrie!)

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(Thanks, Lee!)

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