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oddities

Chanel Wants You to Have a Pearl Necklace

by Chexy on October 2, 2012

As seen at the Chanel Spring/Summer show at Paris Fashion Week today… Chanel is showing humongous pearl necklaces… and bracelets.

How would it look on you?

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Jesus Papyrus Deciphered

by Chexy on September 20, 2012

PLEASE BRING HOME SOME CIGARETTES, A HALF GALLON OF MILK AND A DOZEN EGGS. AND SOME MYRRH.

THANKS, HON. JC

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Goodbye, Mr. Vidal

by Chexy on August 1, 2012

Mr. Vidal has been disconnected.

Some may associate him with Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln, or Jackie Kennedy (they shared a stepfather, Hugh Auchincloss), but for me, I’ll always associate Gore Vidal with Ernestine Tomlin.

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When You’re Strange

by Chexy on July 19, 2012

Gary Stretch, who claims to have the world’s stretchiest skin, as seen today at “The Royal Family of Strange People” show at the Priceless London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre in London through September 29.

Performers include Henna Kaikula and her balancing act. Amazing what she can do on a pole.

This performer, known as “Space Cowboy” demonstrates the fine art of sword swallowing.

I wonder what he can do on a pole.

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Vintage Dummies

by Chexy on July 19, 2012

Here’s a dummy that reminds me a little of actor/Republican Fred Thompson.

Nice moustache!

Buffalo Bob Smith and the now creepy Howdy Doody.

A butcher dummy. Like they need to be scarier.

Imagine growing up in this household.

They’ll never get away with it.

The scariest of them all!

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Chexy’s Saturday Matinee

by Chexy on July 14, 2012

Let’s all go to Coney Island… in 1940.

The first Oz cartoon… from 1933.

Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie… early 1950s.

Iron Butterfly on Playboy After Dark… in 1968.

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Chexy’s Saturday Matinee

by Chexy on June 2, 2012

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Aretha Franklin singing the hell out of a 1940′s standard… it’s Skylark.

Here’s something you don’t see every day. It’s Marlene Dietrich singing “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” in German.

Here’s something… you get the idea. Ethel Merman and Bert Lahr singing Cole Porter on live TV in 1954.

And here’s what may be the grooviest thing you will ever hear. Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins.

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Barbara is trouble. Big trouble. She always has been, and she always will be.

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Ke$ha and Calli$ta

by Chexy on May 22, 2012

Alleged singer Ke$ha as she appears on her Twitter page (where she posted a picture of herself urinating in the street), and Callista and Newt Gingrich (who has no shadow), whose businesses are apparently going bankrupt.

One pees poorly and one’s piss poor.

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Chexy’s Matinée del Sábado

by Chexy on May 5, 2012

“Fiesta comes from the old Spanish word, ‘fiesta,’ which means fiesta.” Great Technicolor from 1935.

Nat King Cole… en Espanol!

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. 1966.

Carmen Miranda’s outfits!

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