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Are you ready for your Champagne Dance Party?

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Are you ready for your Champagne Dance Party?
At 7 pm Central, my hubby, daughter, & I will be live tweeting a PBS airing of The Lawrence Welk Show! It’s a-maze-balls. You can follow us. Or the...
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About some live tweeting we do...

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Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter

Wunnerful, Wunnerful, Easter | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
In case you were wondering why there was such a liberal use of the #LawrenceWelk on Tweety Machine tonight, hubby & I were Live Tweeting tonight's PBS showing of the 1979 Easter episode of The ...
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I should probably be too embarrassed to post this. Wasn't it bad enough to do it? And give a recap? Now I have to share it??

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Apparently I have no shame.

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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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Ghosts Of Christmas' Past: Toys

Ghosts Of Christmas' Past: Toys | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Looking for Kitschy crafts to scan I found myself shopping for children's toys -- in 1962's Today's Woman Christmas Ideas magazine (1962). So now you do to
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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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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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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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Your Guide To The Tackiest In Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Your Guide To The Tackiest In Ugly Holiday Sweaters | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Ugly sweaters, especially ugly Christmas sweaters, have taken on a life of their own. Inspiring more than giggles and guffaws, these tacky textiles have encourage gag gift giving and even spawned  their...
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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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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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The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix Scandal

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Last week, Rachel Maddow mentioned that there was a mug featuring one on the show's fabulous charts, The Televangelist Infidelity Matrix, was available at CafePress. I went searching for it, but ap...
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Signs Of The Times: Now

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So I'm at the Mall Of America last weekend and, as dirty, rotten smoker, I have to find the properly designated areas to do my nasty business in. (I want to rant about the whole unfairness of how t...
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Cigarette Butts — Get It?

Cigarette Butts — Get It? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
The part of the cigarette that’s left when you’re done smoking is called a “butt” — and back in the day, millions were made on toilet-themed ashtrays. These are just a...
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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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3d Lenticular Jesus

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Kitschy Kischy Coolie

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Ahh, when racism ran rampant… Another coolie, this one by W H Bossons (of Congleton, England), who apparently specialized in, err, interesting faces. More on Bossons here. This specific item ...
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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 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.