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Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack

World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock Contender

Sugarcreek, Ohio has what they claim is the world's largest cuckoo clock. In fact it had been on display at a couple of different venues for many years. It is quite a lovely and charming tourist attraction.

Posted By: patty - Fri Mar 20, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Puppets and Automatons, World Records, Landmarks, Sightseeing

Maximum Cognitive Dissonance

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 28, 2014 - Comments (4)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, 1970s

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Some particularly weird J-pop from "the David Lynch" of that medium.



Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 19, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Aliens, Body Modifications, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, Pop Art, Surrealism, Foreign Customs, Asia

Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven

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In the mid-1960s, when I was in elementary school, I had a subscription to HUMPTY DUMPTY MAGAZINE. A very weird comic strip therein was titled "Twinkle, The Star That Came Down From Heaven." (Seen above, drawn by Jerry Smath, and courtesy of the Flickr stream of Glen Mullaly.) Even as a kid, I knew it was strange. A living, sentient star who manifested on Earth in a bipolar costume and kept his face-equipped iconic star head? And did he come from the celestial heaven or the Christian Heaven? Far out!

Little did I know until recently that "Twink" had earlier adventures in the 1940s, in the pages of CALLING ALL KIDS, that were even more bizarre in their fashion. Unfortunately, no information remains about the writer and/or artist who was crazed enough to invent Twinkle.

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You can read several issues here.

This issue appears to be Twink's origin story.

I love those giant railroad engineer/welder's gloves he wears in his 1940s incarnation.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 15, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Comics, Children, 1940s, 1960s

Are You an Ascension Pioneer?



My question is, "Is anyone other than this lone ditzy woman part of this 'movement?'"

Her website.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 26, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Frauds, Cons and Scams, New Age

Toto Coelo

total coelo - i eat cannibals from alexei glowakz on Vimeo.



If you didn't live through the 1980s, you would not believe they happened.

Toto Coelo info here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 01, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Cannibalism, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1980s

Follies of the Mad Men #147

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View top two panels left to right, then bottom two panels left to right.

Somehow, I doubt any human being on earth would ever utter this dialogue unless under threat of torture, and maybe not even then.

And I resent the implied slur at my native state, Rhode Island! Foggy Pawgansett, indeed!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 26, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Regionalism, 1980s, Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

Bad Uke Music





Question: does the ukulele actually inspire bad music, or merely facilitate it?



Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 06, 2011 - Comments (3)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music

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