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Sockingly Awesome, Wretched Vintage Beauty Quackery Device: The Relax-A-Cizor

Sockingly Awesome, Wretched Vintage Beauty Quackery Device: The Relax-A-Cizor | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Any of these old beauty gadgets or quack medical items draws my interest — but when an electrical item demands you make the pads which attach to wires wet, well,...
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Vintage Seabees Art By John Horvath

Vintage Seabees Art By John Horvath | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Vintage Seabees art, which looks like the precursor to zines and altered paper arts and appears to be the paper version of trench art from someone in the Construction Battalion...
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Memories Of Vintage Colored Aluminum Kitchenalia | Inherited Values

Memories Of Vintage Colored Aluminum Kitchenalia | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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The Grimm Realities Of Antique & Vintage Watches | Inherited Values

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Discovering The Hodag In Rhinelander | It's The Journey, Not The Destination

Discovering The Hodag In Rhinelander | It's The Journey, Not The Destination | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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A Dickens Of A Big Birthday Celebration: Charles Turns 200 | Inherited Values

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This One’s For My Dad

This One’s For My Dad | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
This photo of Suzanne Pleshette reminds me of my dad. My dad had a thing for Suzanne. He also had a lusty crush on Susan Anton. We used to tease...
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Resist, And You Are Called Confrontational. Or Mentally Ill.

Resist, And You Are Called Confrontational. Or Mentally Ill. | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Remember the Nirvana song Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle? Here’s Kurt Cobain’s response to, “So why was Frances Farmer such an inspiration?” (Melody Maker, August 28th, 1993)...
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Antique Sexist Postcard

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Nothing’s new in terms of mocking wives, as this antique (circa late 1800s – 1910s) proves. Here’s to our wives – They keep our hives in little bees and honey....
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A Trip To Hippie Tom’s | Inherited Values

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Is “America’s Lost Treasures” A Lost Cause? | Inherited Values

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Washing Dishes By Hand

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Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad

The myth of the naughty secretary was created & used to perpetuate fears among Victorian housewives, who, as the arbitrators and guardians of morality, were thought to be able to...
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Motherhood Metamorphosis: Of Happy Madmen & Radio

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Motherhood Metamorphosis: Bullying At & By Schools

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Aprons Rule & Apron Rules

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Unhappy Meals, Unhappy Relationships

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News Flash: People With Disabilities Have Sex

News Flash: People With Disabilities Have Sex | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
There is a persistent and damaging myth that people with disabilities don't have sex. It is too often believed that if you don't move your legs than you don't orgasm, or if you don't move your arms than you can't make someone else come all over you.
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Restore Worn Clothing With Appliques

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Airing Out My Thoughts On Clothespins

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: The Economics Of Floor Scrubbing

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Glass Jar Storage

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Living The Viva Vintage?, Or Just Plain Loco?

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Teaching Your Children To Sew

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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 Tomorrow
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.