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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
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So Many Books, So Little Time

So Many Books, So Little Time | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
“So many books, so little time,” is the common lament of book readers and compulsive book buyers like myself who snap up paperbacks like this discarded library copy for 50...
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The Top Three Online Content Curation Sites For Collectors

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Now These Are The Sort Of Political Buttons I Can Collect

Now These Are The Sort Of Political Buttons I Can Collect | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I have a modest number of vintage political items in my collections… Some Nixon stuff. Some ERA stuff. I’ve even made some buttons or pinbacks too. But now I’m coveting...
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You Can’t Judge A Racist Nun By Her Habit (Or, The Little Chink In Sister’s Armor)

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In Which Gardasil & I *Almost* Make The News (Or, Ethics In Medicine & Media)

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Magazine Equality: Stuff White People Worry Needlessly About

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I Can't Decide If I'm A Nerd Or A Geek; Maybe It's The Gender Bias

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So You Want To Sell Your Books (Almost Everything You Need To Know)

So You Want To Sell Your Books (Almost Everything You Need To Know) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
So you’ve decided to get rid of your books… Sometimes it’s just a matter of making some empty space on the bookshelves; sometimes you want to fill the empty space...
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Boil, Toil & Trouble: What You Don’t Know About Women’s Changing Bodies (A Halloween Special)

Boil, Toil & Trouble: What You Don’t Know About Women’s Changing Bodies (A Halloween Special) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
It occurs to me, as I sit awake, unable to sleep because I am a sweaty mess of hormones and hot flashes, that we have done women a(nother) great disservice....
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Minimalistic Chic Modern & Contemporary Art Auction From The Estate Of Fashionista Janet Brown

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Talking Records & Record Collection With Tom Casetta | Inherited Values

Talking Records & Record Collection With Tom Casetta | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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Cheap Thrills Thursday, Retro Halloween Edition: Barnabas Collins Game

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A Vintage Space Adventurer By Any Other Name... | Inherited Values

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Scarlet Letters

Scarlet Letters | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The scarlet letters of this authentic suffrage poster read, “A Woman Living Here Has Registered to Vote Thereby Assuming Responsibility Of Citizenship.” Because that’s what voting is, a responsibility of...
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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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.