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Twice As Natural

Posted in humor, taxidermy, vintage with tags , , , on September 8, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Phil Are Go! posted a series of images from a 1946 issue of Popular Mechanics that featured behind the scenes taxidermy. The captions containing the *ahem…cough, cough* “reproduced text” are hilarious.


“Taxidermy” comes from the Latin “taxi”, meaning “yellow car for short term hire” and “dermy”, meaning “having nothing to do with”. Since the dawn of time, Man has been fascinated with killing animals, shoving lots of things into them, and then staring at them. Until the creation of the first museum, these men were just sick weirdos. Now, they are the archivists of the miracle of life, through the glory of death.

The journey of taxidermy begins with the animal being lightly killed. In this photograph, we see a Chimpanzee receiving his “contribution to history injection”. The animal’s last meal may consist of beer or Tang, depending on whether he was a jerk and bit somebody.


I’m still laughing at the phrase “lightly killed” (though it’s no laughing matter, of course).


Since I can’t take credit for the writing, I’ll let you read the rest here.

Thank you, Bettie!

Desktop Goodies 7/14

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, Books, kitsch, quotes, sea, toys, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Alpha, much? (Reminds me of Max Power:

This book is just a blank page with a single word: DON’T.
plain talk

Love this little man’s style…
Sepioloidea lineolata. striped pyjama squid

Child “guidance,” toward the ever important world of trans fats.

Holy exploding cloaca! Who would brand their product this way?

“With victim.”

Yes, yes and yes.

Totally agreed.

Is it me, or do you feel a draft?

This story has all of my favorite things!

Answer to the age-old problem.

Put a bird in it.

Excellent grammar lesson.

Hope you are all feeling beautiful today.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.


Posted in absurd, anatomy, art, death, humor with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

Hsiao Ron Cheng


Felix Vallotton - Le Mauvais Pas - 1893 by Thomas Shahan 3





Posted in art, comics, photography, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Medical hiatus no-typing mix…

I read and appreciate all comments. Apologies for not being able to respond at the moment.

Entertaining the Invalid

Posted in humor, medicine, vintage with tags , , , on November 16, 2012 by shewalkssoftly


Wordless Week: Desktop Goodies (The Ultimate Silent Challenge!)

Posted in absurd, advertising, Books, film, food, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, print media, street art, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Desktop Goodies 7/8

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, Books, clothing, comics, death, destinations, humor, kitsch, monsters, photography, pinup, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

I want to go here. So badly.

Anyone know the artist for this?

I do not know this woman, but her batty glasses indicate she’s probably pretty great.

This woman, too…

A child destined for greatness.

I really want this game!

Bats and cats…oh my.

Now let’s get serious and talk about death. Great book title:

And another:

I would absolutely read this one.

Another incredible title.

Does anyone have this? I couldn’t find it anywhere, but I’m curious and intrigued.

The first? Great detective work, Dr. Donohue.

I never knew a mortuary could be so exciting.

“Man describes his sensations while slowly roasting to death”

Rather beautiful antique illustration:

Indication of slightly skewed priorities (read the fine print…she’s upset about her hair).

It may feel like slight indigestion at first, but…

Anyone know where this anthropomorphic poison comes from?



Lovely death and (a) maiden.

Come in, kiddies. A meaty, cheesy death surely does not await you in the hungry jaws of Mayor McCheese.



For the ladies…

I don’t think this ended well.

The end.


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