Bonnie's Oddments, Pictorial Edition
Here are a few more choice items that I have selected for inclusion in this space (and thanx to Walt for performing the grunt work ;) )
I'll start off with an item that, if simply typed in, you might not believe, so I have included the actual snippet from the paper -
Same address, same zip, same entrepreneur - okay so far, but I have to wonder - what can an operation entitled 'Moneywise Academy' possibly have to do with an operation entitled ... well ... 'Stinkyfarts'?
In the same vein, I have to wonder if this next ad is an example of a job that Americans will - or won't - doo?
Can it be that immigrants are illegally crossing the border for this?
This next picture was taken from a special D&C publication called 'Our Pets'. One section was devoted to pictures, drawn by preteeners, that supposedly depicted their pets. The child who drew this has either an active fantasy life, or needs to be visited immediately by Child Protective Services ...
If we are not a stupid species, we had best be prepared to worship our future feline overlords (the Egyptians obviously had forewarning, and got their bid in early) -
Here is a face that only a mother could truly love -
And here is something else only a mother could ...
... well, you get the picture.
[By Bob Wallace (American, active ca. 1937) "Lotus Fore" and "Lotus Aft" circa. 1937. Gelatin silver print courtesy of the George Eastman House Collection]
I have given you some examples of the bad and the ugly (cue theme music), I leave you with an example of the good. All together now ...
It's not a mouse, but it is a rodent, and a damn cute one at that!