Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Like It When Everyone Is Drunk

I am always fascinated with vintage items that feature loveable drunks. This box of Crazy Cartoon Coasters celebrates lushdom with some whimsical mid century illustrations.

Looks like the man on the lower left has actually achieved every professional drinker's dream.......residency inside the bottle.

This batch features a few fighting drunks, one fake abstainer, and one failed sobriety test.

Look at the poor paranoid crying drunk. One more for the road is so bladdered he's practically flying. Also of note: hallucinating pink elephants is awesome.

This one is my favorite drunk guy. He is striking a jaunty pose, one bare foot. I don't want to know where his shoes went, they are the same place his shirt is. His cigarette is half ash, and the man is mostly booze. 3/4 full. Clearly he is having a great sloppy time, cos he's a casual drinker! Get it? Casual.....drinker.........hahaha.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Vintage find of the week..........

It's no secret, I'm a total sucker for cool vintage graphics. I especially love packaging...and this love leads me to buy lots of weird things just for the pretty package. This carpet/stain cleaning kit is just a prime example of some sweet mid-century graphics, and it looks like a briefcase.

I found this box sitting on a shelf at the local thrift store and it was calling me like the siren song. I wasn't dissapointed upon opening......everything is still here, and most of the bottles are nearly full!

Urin-X is my favorite. (Yeah, mentally I'm 12.) It just sounds so futuristic somehow. Plus, I like how the man on the urine bottle is yellow!!

The 'dial a spot' stain remover guide is almost like something from a game. I guess you could make a game out of removing spots......I like the arrow.

The little cleaning brochure is pretty swank. It has a good looking rancher on the front and right above that is a kinda freeform office building. Tres moderne. The inside is full of awesome illustrations of carpeting and Eames type furniture.

Every good product has a coupon for future use. I think this one expired, oh, nearly 51 years ago. August 31, 1957. Oops. The coupon looks like a ticket for a drawing of some sort. The postage on this little thing..........3 cents.

I haven't tried to use any of this on my carpets, though, I'm sorely tempted to give it a go. I did open one bottle and the smell nearly knocked me out. I wonder what Service Master would do if I tried to return this for a refund.......