Ticklers of my Fancy
October 7, 2012 11:04 PM   Subscribe

The Oddment Emporium is 'a Cornucopia of Eclectic Delights', such as the story of Big Nose George. Try Ticklers of my Fancy as a good starting point for exploration.
posted by unliteral (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you, unilateral. This is just the sort of strange and horrible stuff that I like to read about!
posted by daisyk at 2:54 AM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Well done. Instant bookmark.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 3:24 AM on October 8, 2012

I can't help but notice that Ticklers of my Fancy includes Marie Antoinette’s jugs. Ahem.
posted by Specklet at 4:51 AM on October 8, 2012

I'm not sure what's up with the compiler's thing for Edward VIII, but I guess we've all got our quirks...
posted by daisyk at 6:23 AM on October 8, 2012

Love this, thanks.
posted by scratch at 7:13 AM on October 8, 2012

posted by Kit W at 7:43 AM on October 8, 2012

Fantastic. All of these subjects could probably do with their own FPP (and I'm sure some of them have had one).

But Edward VII's sex chair? Okay okay back up. How did -- ? I mean, there are two upholstered cushioned parts, so presumably -- But then there are those brass stirrup things, and that would be awfully painful if a fat man -- Well, in any case, I did not find a quick answer in Google as to how exactly it was used. ("The way in which Bertie used the chair has been lost in the mists of time.") But I did see portraits enough of Edward VII to make me want to stop looking.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:48 AM on October 8, 2012

I'm pretty sure MetaFilter was my introduction to knowing about Edward VIIs sex chair...
posted by Packed Lunch at 8:10 AM on October 8, 2012

Ah, there is a MetaFilter post on the sex chair. And I found a reenactment of one way it was used, with Barbie dolls. Not sure how the bottom upholstered bit was used, though...
posted by Specklet at 8:17 AM on October 8, 2012

Edward was also said to have had a leather harness arrangement hanging from a ceiling. Can't recall where I read about this, nor what may have happened to it. Perhaps it wound up at La Casa de Penn Gillette.

For curiosa, my own tastes run to poison rings, a (modest) example of which I am happy to own. (How my ur-left-wing grandparents happened to have it, I cannot imagine.) Always happy to see more.
posted by BWA at 11:41 AM on October 8, 2012

This is wonderful.
posted by homunculus at 10:29 PM on October 8, 2012

I agree that most of the items could sustain their own FPP. Great find, unliteral.
posted by applemeat at 4:42 AM on October 9, 2012

This is brilliant. I never knew there were so many stray body parts with interesting stories!
posted by gnimmel at 8:15 AM on October 9, 2012

I'm surprised no one's linked to the similar Futility Closet, billed as "An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements". It's been on my daily read list since this FPP.
posted by Nossidge at 6:10 AM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

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