"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Ad of the Day

The pants that will hold up, even if women are glaring at your head and chewing on your knee:


Text reads:
Yes, the PFL (Pressed for Life) finish on your Harris slacks will keep them neat and natural at all time . . . no matter how strenuous the "action" . . . The easy-care fabric, of course, is 65% DACRON polyester and 35% combed cotton, a power-packed combination for durability and good looks. Popularly priced at 7.00 - 10.00 at leading men's and boy's stores.

Friday, October 9, 2009


A birthday cake for the bestest best friend a girl could ever have:


(I added the candles myself with my mad Photoshop MS Paint skillz.)

Oh, okay. You can also have some .gifs (Get it?!):



"Save Like it's 1492"


Get it? It's a Columbus Day sale at Staples! Where you can "Discover a world of savings!" just like Columbus "discovered" a new world that was already "discovered" and inhabited by people! Thanks, Staples!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fun with Suffrage: School House Rock Edition

Monday, October 5, 2009

Who takes a charter bus to a casino, anyway?

Since Ohio voters are about to decide whether or not to allow casinos into our state, I keep seeing this commercial, which uses some interesting maneuvers to try to make casinos seem less scary to folks who don't want that nasty gambling riff-raff around their homes and families:

The subtext: See?! Friendly, college-educated white women like to go to casinos! Casinos are friendly and fun for all! Whee!

Vintage Ad of the Day


No comment.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I need one of these!

To protect the daily apple I throw into my bookbag on the way out the door.


Aren't they pretty?

(Via Red Velvet Art.)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Race and GraphJam


Because apparently, the average person could never be Japanese.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vintage Ad of the Day


Text reads:
"You're a Dear, Thoughtful Husband!-

"You're always seeking some way to make my work lighter and easier. And this Rid-Jid Ironing Table will help wonderfully. I've wanted one for months. It not only makes my Christmas happy but my ironing will never be a task any more.

"And it's so strong, and so convenient. It can't creep or crawl, and never has to be lifted to put on and take off circular garments."