Weird Universe


Lesbian Space Gals of 1973


"We read PLAYBOY and PLAYGIRL magazines," laughed Capt. Evelyn Jean Parks....."

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 17, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, 1970's, LGBT, Women

Unfortunate Contextual Slang Usage


Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 14, 2012 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Underwear, 1940's, LGBT, Men

Follies of the Mad Men #114

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 05, 2010 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, LGBT, Europe

Hot Stuff and Old Forky

As we observed in this prior post on Harvey Comics, the stories told about Richie Rich, Casper and the gang were frequently weirder than any Grant Morrison or Warren Ellis tale. Here's one from Devil Kids Starring Hot Stuff, Volume 1, Number 6, May 1963, that illustrates my point. You can read the entire five-page story at the end, but I've included some single panels to make my points.

First, we learn that Cupid inhabits the same universe as Hot Stuff and friends. Nothing like mixing your mythologies up. In any case, Cupid hexes Hot Stuff's trident--or phallic symbol--known as "Old Forky," to become gay.

Gay anthropomorphic trident on display.

Unwanted Public Display of Affection.

Hot Stuff's gay trident attracts unwanted queer suitors.

Including a giant grape wearing an extremely fetching hair ribbon and spats.

But Cupid realizes his error and undoes his spell, whereupon all is "he-man" regular again. Even though Old Forky's first action upon reverting was to impale Hot Stuff's butt.

They just don't write 'em like this any more.





Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 02, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Sexuality, Comics, Fantasy, Writers, 1960's, LGBT, Curses

Follies of the Mad Men #38

Exactly how does one distinguish a male from a female dancing cigarette? I suspect this of being subliminal homosexual propaganda, since all the dancers look identical to me!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 14, 2008 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Tobacco and Smoking, 1940's, LGBT, Dance

Lez Zepplin

Loyal and perceptive reader Rain Oubliette, commenting on the Space Age Fridge Ladies, mentions that they resemble an all-female Devo cover band, possibly named "Shevo." Well, no such weird group exists, to the best of my knowledge. But we do have the incomparable Lez Zepplin.

Watch them perform in the clip below.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 01, 2008 | Comments (3)
Category: Music, ShowBiz, Gender, LGBT, Women, Sex Symbols, 1960's, 1970's
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