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Kitchen Panic: a retro-game of frantic human gluttony

Kitchen Panic: a retro-game of frantic human gluttony | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
You might think Hungry Hungry Hippos was the ultimate consumption game; but that was hippos, not humans. Kitchen Panic is about people.
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70's Teen Beauty Diary Entry

70's Teen Beauty Diary Entry | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
OK, I'll admit that we tried this, my friend Mary & I. We were too young & silly -- hopped up on soda pop, disco music and teenybopper posters from Tiger Beat -- not to know what would happen. Which, in case you didn't see it coming, was
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The Novelty Of Retro Nurse Novels

The Novelty Of Retro Nurse Novels | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
When you own a lot of vintage paperback books, you sometimes feel compelled to read them. Even when you feel they will be as kitschy as their covers and a
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My Little Pony -- No, MY Little Pony! (An Interview With My Little Pony Collector Hillary DePiano)

My Little Pony -- No, MY Little Pony! (An Interview With My Little Pony Collector Hillary DePiano) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
An interview with Hillary DePiano, a fiction and non-fiction author best known for her play, The Love of Three Oranges, and her e-commerce blog, The Whine
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More Christmas Decorating Tips For Collectors: Greeting Card & Ephemera Edition

More Christmas Decorating Tips For Collectors: Greeting Card & Ephemera Edition | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I know a lot of people look forward to Christmas simply because they can rotate their regular collections, swapping out the usual for holiday decorations.
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Desperately Seeking 80's Madonna Fashions?

Desperately Seeking 80's Madonna Fashions? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
UPDATE 10/18/2014: I've a pair of the black Desperately Seeking Susan boots for sale in my Etsy shop! Speaking of 1980's-Desperately-Seeking-Susan Madonna & boots... Fans of the film Desperatel...
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Tips & places for the iconic fashions.

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When Should I Sell My '80s Toys?

When Should I Sell My '80s Toys? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
On Sunday I posted Nostalgia Drives The Collectibles Market, to which dinocollector posted the following comment: But my question is will generations of c
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The Famous Elvis Chair

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This green barrel-backed chair was one of a suite of six from Elvis Presley's Hillcrest home in Los Angeles. It's rather as one of these chairs was used in the 1970 family photo shoot with Elvis, P...
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Click for details on the auction as well as the iconic photos of Elvis, Priscilla, & Lisa Marie.

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We Had Joy, We Had Fun, We had Seasons In The Sun...

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I've been listening a lot to the cable music stations -- most recently to the 70's station. Tonight, Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks came on and I found myself singing along as I had in my childh...
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Remember these songs from the 70s?

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Remember these songs from the 70s?

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Remember these songs from the 70s? What do you remember about them?

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Lenticular Jesus

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A little video of the vintage religious kitsch piece we have for sale in our booth at Exit 55 Antiques (Fergus Falls, MN). We thought you would enjoy the lenticular action of the 3-D holographic Je...
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.