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Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art

Mystery Illustration 51



Which internationally famous best-selling singer of the 1970s is this supposed to be?

Answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 20, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, 1970s

Toys Are Made for Children



Sometimes the writer masters the metaphor, and sometimes the metaphor masters the writer.

"You keep me jumpin' in your hopscotch world."

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 08, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1960s

Mystery Illustration 49



Who is this titanic figure of 20th-century history, whose face should be instantly familiar?

Original illo here (page 14).

Answer also after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 05, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Comics, Twentieth Century

The City Flag of Tampa

Our own Chuck Shepherd, longtime resident of Tampa, Florida, can salute his city's improbable flag as one of the ugliest banners in the history of banner-dom. He modestly suggests that more people should know of it, to induce further laughter and insults.

And yet, surprisingly, neighboring burg of St. Pete has a halfway decent ensign--if you like pelicans.





Full article here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 22, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Annoying Things, Government, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Regionalism, Chuck

Guestward, Ho!



Continuing our look at really dumb and inept TV shows.





Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 14, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, 1960s

Fred and Barney Meet the Thing





A mashup no one ever asked for.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 07, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Television, Comics, Cartoons, 1970s

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