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Oddly, the Lee Harvey wax exhibit seems only slightly more staged than the actual event.
posted by puny human at 3:43 PM on May 28, 2010


Omg those are hilariously awful and wonderful at the same time.
posted by nickyskye at 3:52 PM on May 28, 2010


Does this postcard predate cosmetic surgery?
posted by Lisitasan at 3:52 PM on May 28, 2010




Cool. I grew up near where this one is from.
posted by tuck_nroll at 3:56 PM on May 28, 2010


Bad?
posted by HumanComplex at 3:59 PM on May 28, 2010


Not bad like "bad" but bad like "c'mon man why even take a picture of that?"
posted by tuck_nroll at 4:04 PM on May 28, 2010


I'm with MaryDellamorte. I don't know if I'll ever sleep again.
posted by ursus_comiter at 4:08 PM on May 28, 2010


Those taxidermy bears really make me sad.
posted by Neofelis at 4:16 PM on May 28, 2010


God damn I love postcards, the worse the better. Thank you for posting this!
posted by cog_nate at 4:16 PM on May 28, 2010


It's a Post. But printed on a paper Card. Handwritten on back by people you know who tell of new and interesting things. Years later it became known as "Metafilter".
posted by hal9k at 4:16 PM on May 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm the proud owner of an original The World's Largest Cheese postcard (not the *haughty sniff* reproduction). Some people would call that a bad postcard but really it is simply the most awesome postcard in the world.
posted by mudpuppie at 4:27 PM on May 28, 2010


That Dino one is the best thing I've seen on the internet all day.

And no, I don't need to get out more, thank you.
posted by marxchivist at 4:54 PM on May 28, 2010


Here's my dinosaur postcard.
posted by marxchivist at 4:57 PM on May 28, 2010




I LIKE CHEESE MUDPUPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by msconduct at 5:27 PM on May 28, 2010


Why on Earth is Jack Ruby shooting Rowan Atkinson?
posted by brundlefly at 5:42 PM on May 28, 2010


Did anyone else think that was Mr. Bean instead of Oswald at first, or was that just me?
posted by Earthtopus at 5:45 PM on May 28, 2010


I think you mean Awesome postcards.
posted by cashman at 5:59 PM on May 28, 2010


This is the umpteenth Tumblr blog I've seen dedicated to the on-line preservation of awesome pre-internet kitsch (many of which are Previously on MeFi, but my Google-fu is failing me right now); no, make that the gazillionth. It seems like what Tumblr was made for and is such a Good Thing, I'm willing to forgive them that awful Web2.0www name. Are they giving away free scanners to potential kitsch-bloggers?

And I'd be willing to start rumors that Rowan Atkinson is Lee Harvey Oswald's illegitimate son, but LHO is just a little over 15 years older than Mr. Bean (Oct. '39 vs. Jan. '55)...
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:28 PM on May 28, 2010


Why is the piggy one bad? Because it's slightly blurry?
posted by kyrademon at 6:30 PM on May 28, 2010


Yeah, that's a mighty graceful pig.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:47 PM on May 28, 2010


These singing poodles have really, er, risen to the occasion.
posted by Flashman at 9:43 PM on May 28, 2010


Thank you, brundlefly, I was in a state of stunned confusion about that. Glad I'm not the only one who saw the resemblance.
posted by Stunt at 10:08 PM on May 28, 2010


Ditto, brundlefly. Scooped by three minutes; I got caught up on the Wikipedia page looking up the name of Mr. Bean's girlfriend.
posted by Earthtopus at 10:25 PM on May 28, 2010


Why is the piggy one bad? Because it's slightly blurry?

If I may venture a guess, it's because a pig leaping into water from a rock was judged a suitable postcard for a water park. It's just the weirdness of the idea.
posted by JHarris at 10:57 PM on May 28, 2010


The "Quacky" link, the "Piggy" link and the "Kill it with fire" link show up as errors for me.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:41 AM on May 29, 2010


Why is the piggy one bad? Because it's slightly blurry?

If I may venture a guess, it's because a pig leaping into water from a rock was judged a suitable postcard for a water park. It's just the weirdness of the idea.


You guys don't know the story of the late, great Ralph the Swimming Pig? He even has a Facebook page!
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:10 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


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