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kink-and-crinolines:

Public kissing was greatly frowned upon during the uptight Victorian era, when this scene was produced in Thomas Edison’s new glass-topped studio in New York City. As a result, the movie was banned in most areas (which of course, only made it more popular). Sadly, the two lovers have come down through history as unknowns, but their behavior is most familiar. In their day, this popular sport was called “sparkin’” if it took place inside (usually in the parlor), or “spoonin’” if committed outdoors in a lonely spot, a “lover’s lane”, or, as the song goes, “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.”

Aw hell…I wanna argue but I’ll allow it…

Here’s the thing a bout Chihuahua dogs….ideally pronounced Chi-who-ah-who-ah.  You don’t think you’re gonna like them and then their excitement is so contagious and they have these ridiculous expressions you never woulda knew about if they weren’t climbing around in your lap telling you about how they love and trust you and want you to hold them tight and comfort them and be friends with them…

I dunno if you grew up with this, but I did…

In my family, if you were dressed to the hilt…dressed to show off your groceries….dressed to get laid…dressed with joy about how good you looked - how…inevitable you looked…

Well…in my family, the expression was about putting on the dog….I mean…if you look that good…dripping with diamonds and other things that come out of the muck or out of the ocean…a seal skin coat…an emerald tiara…a porcelain plate with a truffle on it…the last thing you do when you’re that fancy is put on your little dog…

so when you look good…”you put on the dog”

so you grow up hating those people and that expression

…and tiny dogs…

…and then you meet one and you fall in love with him….

….you grew up with friends who called them “shiver and pee” dogs…

…you loathed Paris Hilton and Zsa Zsa Gabor and the dog was a victim of your intense dislike of their entitlement, and gratuitous consumption and weirdness….

….turns out the dog is cool…

He likes Dr. Who and would rather eat chicken than turkey and he’s about as excited to see me as it turns out I’m excited to see him - he doesn’t wag his tail…he wags everything past his neck…

He whimpers and whines and wriggles and tries to put everything in his mouth…just to hold it is all…he’s so happy to see me…

…no one’s ever that happy to see me.

I play shows where people pay seventy and eighty dollars for the ticket and I’m the opening act and they have a vested financial interest in enjoying themselves and they clap for me and they’re deliriously happy that the show’s starting and that soon they’ll get to see Little Feat or Derek Trucks or Buddy Guy…

…those people aren’t as excited to see me as he is…

He’s a good little booger…

…sort of a surprise… 

greatgdean:

Street fair Boulevard St Jacques Paris 1931-Brassia

greatgdean:

Street fair Boulevard St Jacques Paris 1931-Brassia

dropboxofcuriosities:

Reaper

dropboxofcuriosities:

Reaper

dollmeat7:

Jan Svankmajer’s amazing, stop motion animation, masterpiece - Jabberwocky (1971)

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johnnythehorse:

Via Creepy Pillow

johnnythehorse:

Via Creepy Pillow

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theelaggers:

 

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semioticapocalypse:

John Gutmann. Monster on Broadway, 1936
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semioticapocalypse:

John Gutmann. Monster on Broadway, 1936

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retrofied-forest:

beatnikdaddio:

phantomoftheradio:

twink: Ретрофутуризм. Retrofuturism

retrofied-forest:

beatnikdaddio:

phantomoftheradio:

twink: Ретрофутуризм. Retrofuturism

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