Monday, February 21, 2011

Now Available at the Goodwill: The Goodwill

(image via Reddit)

That's right! More crap to dig through at your local thrift thanks to some clever hipster with a Polaroid 2 camera and a few courses in French Film Theory under his belt. Until this turns into a chintzy mise en abyme of Suzy Perette dresses, we remain unimpressed.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Zooey Deschanel Hotness Mathematically Explained

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Let's Play "Wet Seal or Stripper Supply Co.?"!

We haven't been to a Wet Seal since 1990 (the last year, incidentally, that our mother insisted on accompanying us to the mall for our back-to-school wardrobe), so imagine our surprise when we visited WS's virtual storefront upon reading about the infamous spelling gaffe and discovered that the proto-H&M of our youth is now virtually indistinguishable from every major stripper supply boutique on the web. No biggie, really, 'cept that Wet Seal has a 'Homecoming' section that suggests its core demographic is more familiar with babysitters clubs than their gentleman's variant. To prove our point, we've juxtaposed a Wet Seal item with a common (and generally more expensive) stripper costume. See if you can tell the difference! (answers below)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Vint Condition & Vintage Shaun

Here are some vintage goodies that we would not kick out of our bedroom closet (if you know what we mean...and we think you do...). Visit lovely sponsors Vint Condition and Vintage Shaun for more vintage bliss and deserved retail therapy that won't break the proverbial bank.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Unsafe At Any Speed

So this is precisely what it looks like: A car with a record player mounted under the dash. They were popular options in the 1950s when clear channel radio stations were still limited and when commuting from your nascent suburban community into the city for work was still new and exciting. The Philips version pictured above-bottom seems to work a bit like a CD player in that it sucks the disc in, but most of the devices required drivers to actually drop the needle on the record. Since we can hardly be trusted to keep control of our cocktail while flipping the record (much less positioning the needle), this seems like a particularly bad idea.

File this alongside the SPCA-unapproved dog riding sack in the "History of Bad Ideas: The Eisenhower Years"