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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
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Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture)

Of Swastikas & Confederate Flags (Collectibles Vs Living Culture) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

I was watching Morning Joe and they were freaking out that eBay (and perhaps others) were selling swastikas while removing confederate flags. They said such an announcement to remove the flags was hypocritical and a pandering publicity move.


*sigh*


 Let me educate you:

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Remembering Retro Risque T-Shirt Iron-Ons

Remembering Retro Risque T-Shirt Iron-Ons | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Back in the day, you couldn't go to a mall and avoid a visit to (or the smell of) the t-shirt shop. There you could select your t-shirt style (ringers were de rigueur, but then the baseball shirts ...
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Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret...

Shhh, It's A Cookbook Secret... | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I've been collecting vintage cookbooks (and other ephemera) for decades. But it's not because I actually cook. Other than baking, I nearly hate cooking. Thankfully, my dear hubby is the cook in the...
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Job Sprawl May Be Ending -- And For The Same Reasons The Partisan Politics Are Spreading

Job Sprawl May Be Ending -- And For The Same Reasons The Partisan Politics Are Spreading | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Home may be where your heart is, but a neighborhood is where you live. And it may be even more than that. It turns you, where you reside, the resulting lifestyle of your community, is further impac...
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Culture: New Urbanism, the economy, and politics.
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"The Challenge Of The 50s -- Years Of Crisis"

"The Challenge Of The 50s -- Years Of Crisis" | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

For those of you who prefer to think of the 1950s as an idyllic time, one to romance over, there were issues and crises. In fact, one of them was regarding journalism itself

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More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really)

More #YesAllWomen Backlash & Myth-Information (It's Math, Really) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you may not have noticed how in love I am with the #YesAllWomen phenomenon. Personally, it became very difficult for me to maintain such conversations when M...
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Of Hard Hats In Hard Times

Of Hard Hats In Hard Times | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Normally, we see the pin-up version of women working in WWII. Like this image of dancers at London's Windmill Theatre practicing their routine while wearing gas masks and hard-hats with their costu...
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Women on the homefront in WWII

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Women on the homefront in WWII

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I'll Keep You In My Hoosegow, Valentine

I'll Keep You In My Hoosegow, Valentine | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Isn't this a creepy, abusive-stalkery-type valentine? It takes the idea of a prisoner of your love to a whole new (low) level -- complete with gun! You're the one I've been looking for, My chase is...
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See this mechanical card in action!

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See this mechanical card in action!

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See this card in action!

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On This Day In History, We Ought To Be Reminded

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On this date, November 6th, in 1967 a baby girl was born; just 21 years later, on July 18, 1989, she would be murdered.

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Remembering -- and honoring -- Rebecca Schaeffer. Be an action figure!

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Can You Smell That Smell? A Mystery Is In The Air

Can You Smell That Smell? A Mystery Is In The Air | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
A vintage text ad from the Ritz for Michael Todd Jr’s 1960 film, Scent Of Mystery (1960), in “glorious” smell-o-vision! A film which “positively cannot be shown in any other...
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Properly used and executed, smell-o-vision and all the rest could do more than entertain; it would evoke and create memories.

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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.