Weird Universe


A Day in the Life of a Kitchen

"Little space capsules of ice cream and cookies!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 08, 2016 | Comments (12)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Family, Wives, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960's

Hoover at Christmas

Does any woman want housework gear and appliances at Christmas? And how do you get the new stove wrapped and under the tree?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 05, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Family, Holidays, Appliances, 1960's

Push Button Weather

The miraculous Chronotherm! First line of defense!

Sad to contemplate that all these decent-paying job that once provided a good living for so many families have been farmed out to robots and other nations today.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 19, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Technology, Industry, Factories and Manufacturing, Appliances, 1950's

3 + 1

3+1 from Soline FAUCONNIER on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 07, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Domestic, Appliances, Stop-motion Animation, Europe

Follies of the Madmen #257

Housewife wielding an axe?!? Don't get your hopes up. There is no John-Waters-style carnage ahead in this commercial.

Man, that appliance is huge. Where would it fit in a modern urban kitchen? Maybe in a McMansion....

What do you think the cherry cobbler cooked adjacent to the ham and sweet potatoes is going to taste like?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 12, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Food, 1940's

Pistol-Packin’ Mouse Trap


I am just going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best goddamn mousetrap ever invented!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 16, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Death, Hygiene, Appliances, 1930's

Ostrich Feather Fan


Just in time for summer!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 19, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Chindogu, Appliances, 1930's




Now this is how you encourage young girls to study engineering: by showing them refrigerators! I think it's time we brought back this neologism. "The Army Corps of Femineers!" Can you imagine the uniforms? Who wouldn't want to belong?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 04, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, 1950's, Women

Typing to Music

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 03, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Performance Art, Appliances, 1930's

Pop Art Fridges


Come to think of it, why can't you buy fridges nowadays with decorated fronts?

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 14, 2015 | Comments (18)
Category: Art, Appliances, 1960's
Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 >
Custom Search

weird universe thumbnail

This page has been viewed 39806205 times.
All original content in posts is Copyright © 2008 by the author of the post, either Alex Boese ("Alex"), Paul Di Filippo ("Paul"), or Chuck Shepherd ("Chuck"). All rights reserved. The banner illustration at the top of this page is Copyright © 2008 by Rick Altergott.