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Weird Vintage - a tumblr of weird ads, illustrations, and photographs of a vintage or antiquated nature
posted by growabrain (29 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

 
If nothing else, this justifies the existence of tumblr.

But in the same vein (if not from the same arm), my RSS reader follows Retronaut, Shorpy, I Love Old Magazines and (Mostly) Forbidden Zone, all serving to keep me connected to the past and thankful I'm not living there.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:51 AM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Watching ping pong is unnatural!

Read all about the Ping Pong 'craze' that swept the 1900s here.
posted by mazola at 7:56 AM on January 26, 2013


Clearly this is going to eat up a lot of my time. Thanks for nothing!
posted by mazola at 8:09 AM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wunnerful wunnerful !
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:15 AM on January 26, 2013


MetaFilter: Effervescent BRAIN SALT.
MetaFilter: Are your panties up to date?
MetaFilter: My man likes something unexpected now and then. That's why I serve him rice.
Ask MetaFilter:Can squeezing pimples in this area lead to a serious brain infection?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:23 AM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Using anger and social discord to sell chocolate is just weird.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:25 AM on January 26, 2013


Anyone care to guess if this is (or is intended to suggest) the aftermath of a wedding night or a childbirth or a death-bed or what?
posted by Western Infidels at 8:41 AM on January 26, 2013


I can't help but wonder what contemporary ads will appear in the Tumblrs of fifty or a hundred years from now.
posted by scratch at 8:43 AM on January 26, 2013


Did we break it or is it just not working for me?
posted by DU at 8:46 AM on January 26, 2013


The idea of douching with Lysol is extremely upsetting.
posted by bluespark25 at 9:00 AM on January 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Anyone care to guess if this is (or is intended to suggest) the aftermath of a wedding night or a childbirth or a death-bed or what?

They're just illustrating the punch line to the old joke "How do you know when your elephant is on her period?"

I didn't expect to see David Byrne's suit in there.
posted by TedW at 9:41 AM on January 26, 2013


This one has a basis in fact.
posted by TedW at 9:44 AM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]




The main theme I am getting from this tumblr is that we used to pathologize the female body even more than we do today. Women in general, in fact, seem to have been viewed in a dim light.
posted by Cash4Lead at 11:22 AM on January 26, 2013


Throbbing vibrato, you say.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:55 PM on January 26, 2013


"Don't worry, darling, you didn't burn the beer," he said, pointing to the Schlitz.

"More's the pity," she said.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 12:59 PM on January 26, 2013


I really hope that woman who "broke 14 fingernails while cleaning the oven" didn't...ya know, break them all the same day.

That would be weird indeed.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:25 PM on January 26, 2013


The idea of douching with Lysol is extremely upsetting.

Our high school biology teacher mentioned this practice, perhaps while she was verifying that everyone knew that shaking up a Coca Cola and blasting it up the babymaker was not an effective method of contraception.
posted by thelonius at 1:27 PM on January 26, 2013


Doesn't work for me either DU.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 2:02 PM on January 26, 2013


Can anyone explain to me this burning, manly love with its Cyrillic caption?
posted by Countess Elena at 2:18 PM on January 26, 2013


Weirdly fascinating.
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl at 3:40 PM on January 26, 2013


Can anyone explain to me this burning, manly love with its Cyrillic caption?
"I love you so much, manly soldier!"
posted by growabrain at 3:57 PM on January 26, 2013


Easy to digest?
posted by mcmile at 4:50 PM on January 26, 2013


I require context. Any sort of context.
There must be more it it than a pussy pun.
posted by Mezentian at 5:19 PM on January 26, 2013


This is great. I've already spent way too much time there and I've just now discovered - thanks to mcmile - I can pin images directly. Someone will be delighted! Hee. It's amazing the way my daughter never logs out of pinterest. . . amazing.
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:00 PM on January 26, 2013


The best I can do is:

"Our army is the army of liberation of the working [man?]" - J. Stalin
posted by benito.strauss at 7:13 PM on January 26, 2013


Metafilter: more it it than a pussy pun
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 AM on January 27, 2013


Soup on the rocks
posted by growabrain at 10:35 AM on January 27, 2013


Mezentian: "I require context. Any sort of context.
There must be more it it than a pussy pun.
"

Well it links through to this page of NSFW postcards, so I'd say... there's not much more to it than that.
posted by Gordafarin at 3:21 PM on January 27, 2013


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