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Prison Rape Isn't Entertaining

Prison Rape Isn't Entertaining | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The Kinsey Institute reminds us that while Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) may be entertaining, it downplays a major issue that occurs not only in female correctional facilities, but in male correc...
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Collecting Vintage Glamour Girl Photos

Collecting Vintage Glamour Girl Photos | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Some collectors want "real" signatures on vintage glamour girl photographs, but I just ask myself, "How much do I love looking at thee?".
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I'll Never Clean-Up With Soap Collectibles

I'll Never Clean-Up With Soap Collectibles | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Whenever stumped for something to write about, I take a walk around the house. You'd think it would be easy to find something with all this stuff, but som
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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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Of Blanche Saunders, Poodles & People: Why It's Important To Share Your Collection

Of Blanche Saunders, Poodles & People: Why It's Important To Share Your Collection | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Back in February I posted 13 Fascinating Clippings From 1957, which included this bit: In a feature called May We Present, we learn of the miracle of dog
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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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13 Gift Ideas For Collectors

13 Gift Ideas For Collectors | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
What Can You Give The Collectors In Your Life This Holiday? We collectors often think we are easy to shop for. But the truth is, it's not so easy. While each collector knows their collections very well,...
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10 Tips For Photographing Your Pet

10 Tips For Photographing Your Pet | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Some of the most popular images on the Internet are photographs of cats, dogs, and other pets. Any proud pet owner would love to show off pictures of their best friend, especially at holiday time.. But...
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Holiday Shopping In The Classifieds - In The '60s | Collectors' Blog

Holiday Shopping In The Classifieds - In The '60s | Collectors' Blog | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
No, they're not action figures, they're Sport Star Statues. Eight inches tall, they feature such sport legends that only last names are needed for identifi
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Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games

Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was born in 1939 as a marketing gimmick. This may surprise you, but the amazing thing is, Rudolph still draws 'em in. Rud
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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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Simple, Festive & Affordable Holiday Tables | eBay

Simple, Festive & Affordable Holiday Tables | eBay | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
It’s easy to get carried away during holiday season. Each and every holiday seems to demand its own fancy set of decorations. However, with a little planning, you can easily change your dining room table...
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Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes

Washing Those Fine Holiday Dishes | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
(It's More That "Just A Tradition!") At holiday time, we all bring out the fancy china and silverware --  the old china and silverware if we are lucky enough to have it. Age, material, and condition issues...
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Along with the protection of your pieces, there are environmental reasons as well as health and other benefits for you & your family.

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Don’t Throw That Old Christmas Tree Stand Out!

Don’t Throw That Old Christmas Tree Stand Out! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
This Fall, my parents and I both set up as vendors at a flea market. When I saw them putting this vintage Christmas tree stand out I was instantly smitten. But, like many folks now, we usually set up an...
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One of the images for the recycled projects was graciously allowed to be shared by Laurel of Chipping With Charm!

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Serving Up A Rustic Primitive Thanksgiving With Stoneware Bowls

Serving Up A Rustic Primitive Thanksgiving With Stoneware Bowls | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
While other holidays are more festivals of lights, glitter, and vibrant colors, Thanksgiving for me has always been about the simple, rustic look. (And the food, of course!) But there’s just something...
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Simple & Minimal, But With Plenty Of Holiday Spirit

Simple & Minimal, But With Plenty Of Holiday Spirit | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
For those who like simple and minimalist design -- with an emphasis on what holidays really mean -- Scrabble letters and trays offer great ways to spread the holiday spirit.Materials Needed: * Scrabble...
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A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 30, 7:05 PM

If you find this inspiring, I've also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk art family tree here http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/2014/10/making-folk-art-family-tree.html

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The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they've reached over 30,000 unique visitors and ...
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The Halloween Tradition Of Romantic Tricks & Treats

The Halloween Tradition Of Romantic Tricks & Treats | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Halloween was once steeped in the tradition of belief that the veil between this world and the next was thinnest at this time of year and so was considered a time when fortunes could be best told. ...
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I also wrote an in-depth article on Halloween doll history for the Dolls By Diane newsletter; if you aren't a subscriber, and would like to read it, I can get you a copy :)

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I also wrote an in-depth article on Halloween doll history for the Dolls By Diane newsletter; if you aren't a subscriber, and would like to read it, I can get you a copy :)

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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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Review: Kommissar, the cold war board game

Review: Kommissar, the cold war board game | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Deanna Dahlsad escapes Soviet Russia, sends her friends to Siberia, and braves the wicked Kommissar in this 1960s-era board game.
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Salvaged Antique Church Fixtures and Furnishings

Salvaged Antique Church Fixtures and Furnishings | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
This past July, a fire broke-out in the historic St. John's Lutheran Church on the grounds of Bonanzaville in West Fargo, North Dakota. Bonanzaville, a pioneer village with 12 acres, 43 historic bu...
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Let's Talk About Sex -- With & For Youth With Disabilities & Special Needs

Let's Talk About Sex -- With & For Youth With Disabilities & Special Needs | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
As a parent, I've long been upset with the sad state of sex education in this country. As a parent of a (now adult) child with special needs, I'm even more upset. Children and even adults with spec...
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Cleaning Antique Bottles Found In The Dirt

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Cleaning Antique Bottles Found In The Dirt | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

To safely clean old antique glass and vintage bottles (without paper labels) found in the dirt, here's what you do

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I Think You're Missing The Big Bottom Line In Those "Skinny" Subway Ads

I Think You're Missing The Big Bottom Line In Those "Skinny" Subway Ads | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Have you seen Subway's latest ad ~ the one with the woman who reminds us to "Eat Fresh!" and stay healthy & slim so we can fit into our sexy Halloween costumes? Jezebel did. And out came the re...
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It’s Halloween: Let’s Talk Creepy Dolls!

It’s Halloween: Let’s Talk Creepy Dolls! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
My friend Kat from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (best known at at the Halloween Forum as -- wait for it! -- “Kat in the Hat”) makes these fantastically creepy horror dolls by cannibalizing old dolls....
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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
Other Topics
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.