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Royal Wedding Sick Bags

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Hand screen-printed “Royal Wedding Sick Bags” by British artist Lydia Leith. Obviously the first batch is already sold out, but you can e-mail Lydia about them here. Each vomit bag sells for £3.00.

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Condom packaging from the 1930s and 1940s
02.15.2011
09:52 am

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I have to admit the designs on these vintage paper-based condom envelopes are far cooler than Crown Jewels’ Prince William and Catherine Middleton condoms. ‘Nuff said.

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Einstein on the beach (in open-toed sandals)

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E=mcFAAABUloussss! Who knew Einstein had such wonderful gams?!
 
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Einstein and David Rothman, 1939

There’s actually great back-story to Albert Einstein and those open-toed sandals. The man pictured with Einstein above is David Rothman, and he was the one responsible for selling Einstein the fancy footwear back in 1939. From Chuck Rothman’s “Albert Einstein’s Long Island Summer”:

In the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein spent his summer on Nassau Point, in Peconic, NY on eastern Long Island. My grandfather, David Rothman, was owner of Rothman’s Department Store in nearby Southold.

One June day, Einstein came into the store. Of course, my grandfather recognized him at once. He decided, though, to treat him just like any other customer.

“Are you looking for something in particular?” he asked

“Sundials,” Einstein said in his thick German accent.

Now, Rothman’s has always had a large variety of items—just about everything from housewares, to fishing tackle and bait, to hardware, to toys, to appliances. But no sundials. Not for sale, anyway. But…

“I do have one in my back yard,” my grandfather said.

He led Einstein—who seems a bit bewildered—to the back yard, to show him the sundial. “If you need one you can have this.”

Einstein took one look and began to laugh. He pointed to his feet. “No. Sundials.”

Sandals. Those, he had.

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Betty Boop in the real world
02.14.2011
10:06 am

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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What Marijuana Leaves in Your Lungs
02.14.2011
09:34 am

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When Alice Cooper met Colonel Sanders
02.12.2011
11:45 am

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Colonel Sanders explaining to Alice Cooper that chickens can’t fly.

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Bruce Lee Panchuck
02.11.2011
01:00 pm

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Frying pans

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Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee takes Kung Fu to a new level of culinary skill.
 

 
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James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream as defaced by Cesspool Music
02.11.2011
12:53 pm

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After checking out and digging the work of James Blake via yesterday’s post by Niall, I’ve come to realize how popular and sorta controversial this guy actually is. For example : here’s what can only be described as an angry, but sharply brilliant defacement of Blake’s hit song The Wilhelm Scream by a You-Tuber named Cesspool Music. See, I like all the gorgeous space in the original that allows this prankster so much luxurious room to decorate but it’s a far more articulate criticism of the actual music than anything verbal could ever be. Bravo !
 

 
The original tune after the jump…

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The Stones (or something)
02.10.2011
07:50 pm

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The Stones. Looking a bit rough. Actually it’s Stones Throw from Tampa,Florida.
 

 
With thanks to Matt Devine and Marc Campbell

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An Open Letter to Stephen Fry
02.10.2011
04:50 pm

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This new tune from singer-songwriter Molly Lewis is a delight:

On YouTube, one of the highest compliments you can pay someone is telling them that you want to have their babies. This song isn’t necessarily about that.
I adore Stephen Fry, and think that our gene pool would be better with his traits running around in it.

He should at least mull it over!
 

 
Thank you Taylor Jessen!

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