Posts Tagged ‘just wrong’

For Preschool Carnivores..

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

They could have called this an “Eat ‘n Say”! Nonetheless, it’s important for youngsters to learn where delicious meats come from, and this toy was their ticket to knowledge. Just point the arrow and pull the string.. Well, actually, we don’t know what sounds it made, as this one is broken. Was it the sound of a sizzling grill, the grinding of a meat saw through bones, or just the sounds of the animals meeting their demise at the slaughterhouse? Whichever it is, if you’re still hungry after learning the truth about meat, then congratulations! You’re officially a carnivore. And yes, we noticed they left out venison. Found at the Stop ‘n Swap Flea Market in Yuma, AZ.

So, what are you wearing? Saddle Oxfords? Hot.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010


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I love educational toys that teach kids skills which can lead to gainful employment. With this playset young ladies could learn a job that’s been around almost as long as telephones, and has turned into a million dollar industry. Isn’t capitalism great? Found at the Goodspirit Donation Center in Silverton, OR.

I’ll Never Eat Turkey Breast Again

Monday, July 19th, 2010

We don’t usually journey into reality on a Monday, but this real kitchen item just had to be acknowledged. It actually looks pretty useful, and since it actually “hooks” a turkey, even the title is a very logical and acceptable pun. But, the image it conjures should have been left to the imagination. Perhaps they could advertise the package as being a diet aid as well. It sure killed my appetite.

You’re Asking For it, Little Mister!

Friday, July 9th, 2010

It’s a terrible paradox: kids love to make noise, while adults find it unbearably annoying to the point of pulling out one’s own hair. This Little Goldie Book teaches kids about understanding when mommy and daddy have had it “up to here” and just need to sit down with a martini and relax. Childhood sure can be confusing! Found at Addy’s Pawn in Lockwood, MT.

Sean Connery’s Packin’!

Monday, July 5th, 2010

These movie cards should have been packaged with cheese rather than bubble gum. This underexposed outing featuring an over exposed Sean Connery (could anyone really be paid enough to wear that outfit?) had little more marketing than these wax packs, but the image of our beloved James Bond in those thigh-high stripper boots and bright red oyster-hammock is burned into our minds forever. Discovered at the Buy-Rite Pharmacy in Sisters, OR.

Give Shirley MacLaine Enough Rope..

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

This could easily be called “Did they even see the movie? Pt 3″. It looks like they saw the word “children” and assumed a jump rope would be appropriate. The end of this 1961 film (also starring Audrey Hepburn) would prove otherwise. Here’s a hint: If this toy were based on the play, it would be a gun. This rarity was discovered at Little Miss Muffet’s Consignments in Kermit, TX.

Spread Eagle

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Safety scissors may reduce physical injury to our children, but who was in charge of preventing emotional injury when they came up with this!? Our beloved Wonder Woman spreading her legs like a harlot with every snip? It just ain’t right, I tells ya. This very real piece of superhero history, now a permanent part of the Evil Meatball Vs Cat! collection, was acquired from the Super Museum in Metropolis, IL.

Handy Man-slaughter

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Take stroll over to the Toy Rack and check out a rather obvious but still highly inappropriate offering based on the mega-gruesome 70’s slasher film. I can only imagine that the power tools weren’t included to save money (after all, it’s just a rack toy), but still, a hammer and chisel can certainly dish out the destruction if used properly.  Ski mask sold separately!

Last Train to Wrongsville, Pt 2

Friday, June 11th, 2010

It’s not often that we see a rare prototype of something never produced. And to find something related to this never released 1972 Jerry Lewis project at all is amazing. If you haven’t heard of this film, I’m not surprised, take a look at this site for almost all the info that exists on it. I can’t imagine that anyone would want to prance around as Helmut Doork for Halloween, but this costume would have given those rare few who did the chance to do so. FYI, harmonica not included.

Do You have to Wear the Uniform?

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I can remember seeing these ads in the backs of comic books and being lured by all those cool prizes (I always wanted a Luger!), but something just didn’t seem right about it. A few history classes later it all made sense. Do you think all those unsold issues of this rag were burned? Is that irony? This page, ripped from a 1959 issue of Archie Comics, was being used as bookmark in the M-N volume of a World Scope Encyclopedia at our intern’s grandma’s house.