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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













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.



Bayer Aspirin Prayer Card

Posted in ephemera, kitsch, oddities with tags , , on March 31, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

The recent guest post over at Morbid Anatomy showcases a truly amazing item: The Bayer Aspirin Prayer Card.


Made in the style of traditional holy cards in the 1940’s, this glow in the dark mass produced devotional object implies that faith is awesome…but for bodily ailments there’s aspirin (Jesus can’t fix it? Take a pill!). If you look at the image for thirty seconds, then view a white surface, it shows “God.”

I’ve actually never seen a black holy card, only the kitschy technicolor variety. What a great collector’s item. Can’t beat an endorsement from The Lord, now can we?

The New Pioneer Woman in Meat

Posted in ephemera, meat, vintage with tags , , on April 19, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

As much as I dislike posting images that crop up on numerous other blogs, I happen to enjoy this one very much.


That is all.

(Apologies for the lack of specific source…I’ve seen it all over)

Calendrier Magique

Posted in antiques, Books, ephemera, oddities with tags , , , on October 20, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

This book of late 19th century color lithographs by Manuel Orazi is quite compelling.

A rare piece of occultist ephemera, printed in an edition of 777 copies to commemorate magic for the coming year of 1896. Each double page spread mimics the Christian calendar in some respect (name days, iconography). The document is at once a spoof and an attempt to chart the year of magic.

The entire set is extremely unique in style and composition; somewhere between medieval manuscripts, tarot cards and underground occult handbooks. I wish a publisher would pick it up and make reproductions.