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Johnson Smith Catalog Item #32

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Can we believe that this is a genuine taxidermied fox head? Even if not, very cool accessory even for today's bikes. Anger vegans everywhere!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 10, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #31

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From the 1930s catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (16)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Johnson Smith Catalog, Sexuality, Books, 1930's

Prison Pennants

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With USA incarceration rates at an all-time high, surely there's a market for these nowadays?

From the 1950 catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 09, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, Prisons, Signage, 1950's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #30

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[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

I can see this prank being really popular in the Middle East nowadays. "Gotcha, Ahmed [Isaac]! You really thought the Israelis [al Qaeda] had rigged your car!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 07, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Explosives, Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's, Pranks, Middle East

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #29

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[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

Did showing a woman your "Kiss me again I'm still conscious" ring really help you score, even in 1950?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 17, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Jewelry, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #28

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 08, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, 1930's, Weapons

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #27

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This steampunk-style item, the "Rolmonica," is from the 1930s catalog. Blow and crank your way to musical bliss!

Available song rolls after the jump.



More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 23, 2012 | Comments (5)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, Music, Technology, 1930's

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #26

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It is generally understood that the necktie is a symbol of male virility. Thus, when the Marx Brothers or the Three Stooges cut someone's tie off while the fellow is wearing it, it is a symbol of emasculation, and we laugh.

So a necktie that instantly sproings erect on command is surely the best alpha-dog symbol of all! This is why Dilbert rules!

Just don't poke out anybody's eye with that thing!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Oct 15, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Injuries, Johnson Smith Catalog, Sexuality, Chindogu, Pranks

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #24

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Won't everyone just guffaw when your hysterical suicide attempt proves to be a prank! Don't be surprised if some angry relative whips out a real gun and finishes the job.

From the 1930s catalog.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 19, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Death, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1930's, Pranks

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #23

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If these horrifying masks are "lifelike" in the world you come from, I don't want to visit!

From the 1950 catalog.
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