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Kitsch and Collectibles

The Gospel Singing Jubilee

Those suits! Those hair-dos! Those pop arrangements of venerable tunes! It's Lawrence Welk for Bible-thumpers.

Some background.

Three more segments below the jump, and even more on YouTube..

More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles, Music, Religion, Television, 1960's, 1970's

World’s Biggest Cuckoo Clock


Schonach, Germany, is the heart and homeland of the cuckoo-clock industry. Two houses in fact have been transformed into giant cuckoo clocks to commemorate this.

Antique Bedpan Collections

1) Stella Downing.


2) Eric Eakin.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 24, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Eccentrics, Kitsch and Collectibles, Body Fluids

Nifty Gadgets

Here are a few neat novelty gadgets to check out. Pictured above are metal detector sandals for that beach vacation.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Feb 07, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles

Loser Liquor Dispenser

Classic home-bar kitsch from the 1970s. If you're desperate to add it to your collection, there's one on sale at eBay for $70. View the thing in action at myspace vids (myspace doesn't seem to allow video embedding). (via box vox)

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Apr 12, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

This bandleader has devoted himself to re-creating the Space Age Bachelor Pad Music of Esquivel. Read about the demented and dedicated fellow here.

The sound in the second clip is a little off, but you'll get the idea. Listen to better samples at the Amazon link.

Your Perfect Xmas Gift

Only $1400.00! Get yours here.

But shouldn't it more accurately be called "A Swiss Army Loaf?!?"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Dec 22, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles, Stupidity, Chindogu

Knight TP Holder

Yes, King Arthur, I have brought you the Holy Grail of bathroom accessories.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 16, 2010 | Comments (10)
Category: Domestic, Interior Decorating, Kitsch and Collectibles

Corn Dogs

Summer is almost here, the ultimate corn dog season. (But is there ever a wrong time for corn dogs?)

Stock up now on batter mix and a special deep fryer, from this vendor.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 19, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Addictions, Animals, Food, Kitsch and Collectibles, Regionalism


Is the news getting you down? Then why not visit the Cornify page, where you can brighten up any gloomy photo? See how I've made the BP Oil Spill contamination look more cheerful?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 26, 2010 | Comments (4)
Category: Cryptozoology, Kitsch and Collectibles, Internet
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