Tuesday, January 23, 2007

It's a Miracle Anyone Got Laid


RetroRandy has some great pictures of 1972 cribs. (I now know where the fear and loathing came from.) Randy posted them to inspire 420 decor. I think he's onto something.

I'm also frightened to think of what they'll say about 2007 in 2042.

9 comments:

Sydelle Pearl said...

Is the quilt-skirted woman, with the filthy bare feet on the glass table top, meant to be a permanent fixture in the decor of the second room? Just wondering!

peeky said...

Maxi skirts flatter everyone and never go out of style! Same with ponchos!

Michael Markowitz said...

Maxi skirts look as though a woman is expecting to be whacked by the mob, but she doesn't want her killers to have to bring a rug. So she pre-wraps herself for disposal. The height of thoughtfulness.

As for feet on the table, you have hit upon my pet peeve. Having worked at many a writers' table, I am fascinated by people who think nothing of putting their feet up on the table... where others will, among other things, EAT.

It's always nice to have a meal while staring at the soles of shoes that have undoubtedly been in dogshit in the last 48 hours.

peeky said...

Pre-wrapped victim! Yes. Or a well-meaning quaker lady who makes macrame bracelets and smells like oily scalp and moth balls. (You're welcome!)

More people nationwide need to be aware that their bare feet are probably disgusting and should never under any circumstances be displayed or propped up. If necessary I'll help spearheard this effort.

Michael Markowitz said...

The woman in the picture has clearly gone mad... MAD FOR MADRAS!

As for feet, I agree with you, peeky (as always). I once knew someone who always wore flip flops to work even though her feet looked like this

I would add, though, that it's not bare feet that gross me out. It's when people WITH SHOES ON put their feet up. The soles of someone's shoes have walked on every form of fecal matter and bacteria known to man, and this yokel has his shoes on the table next to my salmon? Nuh uh.

Whatever country it is where it's rude to show someone the sole of your shoe, I am on board!

Sydelle Pearl said...

To get some perspective on how filthy the bottom of shoes/feet are, put a Band-Aid on your finger at the beginning of the day and notice how unbelievably filthy it is 8 hours later. This is what our fingers come into contact with in the course of a day, people. Now imagine what that Band-Aid would look like if you walked on your hands through the streets. Go on, imagine it. I'm done.

Michael Markowitz said...

Sydelle, I am so with you. Even worse, imagine doing this.

Sydelle Pearl said...

That is surprising. She otherwise seems like such a classy lady.

peeky said...

michael, flip flop picture = hysterical. feet on the table: bad. this is why the Duchess of Windsor made her servants scrub and polish the bottoms of her shoes: for leg-crossing purposes and also because she was a teensy bit insane.