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The Football Dance (I Love Melvin, 1953)

Posted in film, humor, music video, vintage with tags , , , on February 7, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Many thanks to the lovely Rachel for the perfect Superbowl Sunday link (not for actual football fans, of course).

This incredible clip of prancing footballers and a leotard-clad Debbie Reynolds playing a football is from the 1953 musical I Love Melvin. The New York Times claimed this “musical comedy contrivance is almost too liberal for words.” You be the judge.

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.

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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Happy Sad Songs: Jingle Bells

Posted in christmas, humor, music, music video with tags , , , on December 21, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

A while back I posted about popular songs getting the minor key treatment (which is great for someone like me, who has a bright heart but loves dark things).

The Gregory Brothers have turned Jingle Bells into a somber tune, sure to bring a little melancholy to your holiday.

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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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Desktop Goodies 12/14

Posted in absurd, advertising, art, creatures, humor, japan, monsters, nature, photography, skulls and skeletons, space, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Hypnokitty says…you will read the entirety of this post…
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I’m not sure if this was a recurring character or a one time thing, but it’s very unusual art for a motor oil ad.
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The bow really makes this.
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I love this kid.
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I previously considered my own cats to be pretty well prepared, but I was quite mistaken.
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The most projectile vomit I’ve ever seen in an antique colorized photo.
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It’s funny…because it’s true.
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I’m surprised this never happened to me when I was deep in my heavy metal phase.
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Nature is incredible.
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