Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Put Through the Wringer

ADULTS ONLY! Back in September, I posted one of these cutie nudie looking glass novelty key chains (click HERE if you missed it), and today I have another, probably from the 50's or 60's too, but this one definitely milks the funny "novelty" aspect a bit more than the other!

Oh my, that's gotta hurt! haha...

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Figure Control '66

You blew it again this past Thanksgiving, didn't ya? We know you did, because we did too. And as usual, AEET is here to help, thanks to this gorgeously illustrated booklet from Schick Safety Razor Company, 1966. Work off all of those extra pumpkin pie pounds you accumulated in your lower body half by following some of the easy legs, thighs, calves, and ankle exercise excerpts included below. FYI: don't forget your toes-- those can get chubby too! (see exercise #4.)

And now you're ready for the ball!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanks for Being You

From American Greeting's "Sunbeam Library" (1968), and featuring the most adorable artwork I think I've ever posted on this blog (by the incredible Irene Moran Geiger), Thanks for Being You is my holiday hug to everyone that continues to visit this page, to all those that comment, and basically to everyone who just lets me know you're even still out there, (you know who you are), especially in this age where everyone's jumping ship to Instagram and Tumblr and whatever  / where ever else they've trodded off to over the last few months or years, etc... So, no turkey or pilgrims or indians-- not even yams or pecan pie! Just cuteness overload from an amazing little book* that I found a few weeks ago for only a quarter.

Now, aren't you glad you still come around here?

*some scans may appear blurry due to book warpage-- Mr. K

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Pigtail Club

It's the holidays, of course, and The Pigtail Club are heading to Movieland USA for Thanksgiving! Will they still have fun despite the nice weather and lack of parental supervision? Will they accidentally kill Clark Gable? Cute girl artwork (uncredited), plus a fun ad and some recipes from pretty lil Polly herself and Mr. Wet Hands! From the November 1947 issue of Polly Pigtails #22.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Polly's Pilgrimage

I haven't done much on the Thanksgiving themed posts yet this month, so maybe it's about time to do so! And here's a funny little Polly Pigtails poem from the November 1947 issue, ("Play Pumpkinball!"), plus a funny gag at the end, all beautifully illustrated by Vic Herman.

I'll have more from this issue in our next post too!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Outdoor Holiday Fun '66

The holidays are coming, and what better time to do an outdoor holiday fun camping post than in mid November when we midwestern MO folk just got 7+ inches of snow overnight! Booooo! But still, we can pretend like we're on Oahu or something and draw some inspiration from this handy Outdoor Holiday Fun Guide from Coleman, published in 1966. Yep, Coleman makes lanterns, and heaters, and furnaces, and griddles, and sleeping bags and other things to keep you warm 'n toasty (plus other things to keep your stuff chilled, like coolers!) Okay, everyone knows that stuff, so instead-- and in typical AEET fashion-- we're going to look at the cute key art illustrations (artist unknown) from this glorious lil booklet instead. It almost makes me wanna go camping. Almost. Or eat outdoors. Or catch an axe thrown at me. All things I would never in a million years ever do. Yes, Mr. Karswell is actually more of an indoor holiday fun kinda guy. Now you know.