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The Relaxed Wife

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 29, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Husbands, Wives, 1950's

John and Mary Newlywed

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In 1925 and 1926, Popular Science featured the antics of "John and Mary Newlywed," a young married couple so stupid they did everything wrong around the house. In the instance above from March 1926, John and Mary--despite having perfected anti-gravity as attested to by the unsupported car--are about to blow themselves up and smother themselves with gas fumes.

I regret the Newlyweds did not have a longer run. They would have been the Gallant-less Goofuses of the hobbyist set.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 11, 2014 | Comments (20)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1920's, Goofs and Screw-ups

Tightrope Wedding

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 08, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Husbands, Wives, 1950's, Europe

Are You Ready for Marriage?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 09, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: PSA's, Sexuality, Husbands, Teenagers, Wives, 1950's

Get married at a sewage plant

Brightwater sewage plant in King County, WA is advertising its availability for weddings. Which sounds a bit weird until you see that it's actually a nice location (well, nice enough; I suppose it depends on how picky one is), and comes at less than half the cost of comparable facilities. So I'd definitely consider it if I were planning a wedding. Why not? However, some people, such as the wedding planner in the video, seem outraged at the mere thought of it.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 12, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Husbands, Wives, Excrement

Marital Bliss

These two sound like they were a happy couple.


KEPT HER FINGERS CROSSED, SAYS HER MARRIAGE IS VOID
UNIONTOWN, FEB. 25 -- Because she kept her fingers crossed during her marriage ceremony, Mrs. Mary Frances Wilson of Connellsville, told her husband that she had a right to break her marriage vows, according to testimony given by Davis Wilson, a P. and L.E. railroad conductor, who formerly resided at Newell, but who now lives at Uniontown. The husband, who was granted a divorce, said that when he objected to his wife's conduct she gave him the "crossed finger" alibi. Wilson declared that his wife's goodbye each morning when he left home for work was to hope that he would be ground to pieces before the day's work ended. The husband declared that he became so worried over his wife's actions that he cut his own throat and for a time lingered between life and death. He recovered weeks later and since that time he and his wife were estranged.
Indiana Evening Gazette - Feb 25, 1930
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1930's

Idaho Man Seeks Wife

Sounds like this guy knew exactly what he was looking for. From the Albuquerque Journal - Nov 24, 1937

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Feb 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Wives, 1930's

Shocking Peas

A recent Daily Mail article about a woman who is suing her lawyer for failing to explain to her that "finalising her divorce would terminate her marriage" contains another little nugget of weirdness toward the end:

Just one week after getting married, a woman in Kuwait has filed for divorce after discovering her husband prefers to use bread, rather than a fork, to eat peas. Traumatised by the 'shocking sight', she said she could no longer live with him, owing to his lack of etiquette.

At least he doesn't use his fingers. That would be really barbaric.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jan 16, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Food, Wives

Conjugal Duels

From Charles Harper, Revolted Woman: Past, Present, and to Come (1894):

In Germany, during mediaeval times, domestic differences were settled by judicial duels between man and wife, and a regular code for their proper conduct was observed. 'The woman must be so prepared,' so the instructions run, 'that a sleeve of her chemise extend a small ell beyond her hand like a little sack: there indeed is put a stone weighing iii pounds; and she has nothing else but her chemise, and that is bound together between the legs with a lace. Then the man makes himself ready in the pit over against his wife. He is buried therein up to the girdle, and one hand is bound at the elbow to the side.'


The images of the conjugal duelists come from Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch, 1467 (plates 242-250). [Via Wondermark]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Nov 04, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: History, Husbands, Wives, Marriage

English Professor Defends Lazy Wives

What about lazy husbands?


The Titonka Topic - April 8, 1954
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 30, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Wives, 1950's
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